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post #91 of 100
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Originally Posted by Tamasso
Who makes a higher quality suit than Oxxford
Attolini, for one. Nobody's saying Oxxford doesn't make a top notch suit, but an Attolini is something else entirely. And speaking of quality, seven pages and nobody's mentioned the hideous lapel roll of the jackets this fellow's trying to con the un-knowledgable into thinking they're Zegnas: That's not a lapel roll. It looks like there's a piece of folded cardboard glued under it.
post #92 of 100
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Originally Posted by SGladwell
Attolini, for one. Nobody's saying Oxxford doesn't make a top notch suit, but an Attolini is something else entirely.


How so. Please elaborate. We are talking about handwork and quality of construction, right?
post #93 of 100
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Attolini, for one. Nobody's saying Oxxford doesn't make a top notch suit, but an Attolini is something else entirely.

If you are basing this purely on the quality of the tailoring, amount of handwork, etc. then that's not correct. Oxxford would be the superior suit. If you are taking into account styling, feel, etc then the judgment might be different. But that is a much more subjective argument.
post #94 of 100
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Originally Posted by A Harris
If you are basing this purely on the quality of the tailoring, amount of handwork, etc. then that's not correct. Oxxford would be the superior suit. If you are taking into account styling, feel, etc then the judgment might be different. But that is a much more subjective argument.


From what I know, Attolini does not hand pad like Oxxford does. Is that correct?

Apart from that, what is most important is how the darn thing looks, not how a suits lapels are padded.
post #95 of 100
Correct, Oxxford is the only RTW maker that I'm aware of that hand-pads lapels.

I agree with you totally though, cut should be the first thing one considers when buying a suit, not construction.
post #96 of 100
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Originally Posted by A Harris
Correct, Oxxford is the only RTW maker that I'm aware of that hand-pads lapels.

I agree with you totally though, cut should be the first thing one considers when buying a suit, not construction.


One thing that I have noticed about Oxxford recently is that as they have re-expanded and gotten a bit more fashionable, their construction has suffered slightly. I have seen a number of suits recently where the padding stitches on the chest go below the roll of the lapel leaving a sort of sloppy look right around the roll. It is really only on lightweight fabrics where I have seen it, and is one of the reasons that I would say that as good as their tailoring is, the lighweight work is not their strength.
post #97 of 100
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Originally Posted by iammatt
It is really only on lightweight fabrics where I have seen it, and is one of the reasons that I would say that as good as their tailoring is, the lighweight work is not their strength.

I have had years of experience with Oxxford MTM and I would agree with you that they don't do well with the lightweight fabrics. Of course many tailors have difficulty with the light stuff because it can't handle a lot of "needle". And Oxxford probably "over-needles" their goods.
post #98 of 100
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
Actually, I don't think this requires any moderation. You guys already did a pretty good job...

I visited a specialty store on LI earlier this month that really swore by Coppley, and they're supposed to do a very quick turnaround on MTM.

But they aren't Zegna, and to represent them as such is dishonest, and to post in this Forum rather than buying and selling is shilling, plain and simple.

We frown on all the above, plain and simple.
Coppley Apparel in Canada makes suits made from Zegna Fabrics and that's all they do. They come no where near to the original Zegna suits made by Zegna.

For People who like Zegna fabrics but cannot afford to pay Zegna prices could consider this, as along as they are not looking for the real Mccoy

Naresh
post #99 of 100
Im disappointed I was expecting Mantoni or Baroni and I got Manzoni
post #100 of 100
How did this thread get raised from the dead?
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