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post #16 of 24
Looks fake to me. The tag doesn't look right.
post #17 of 24
As far as I can tell, Zegna does not offer 70% poly' suits. Good news is that if you bought on eBAY using PayPal, they hold the funds for 30 days. If the item is fake, PayPal will return your money and keep the item.
Contact Zegna and determine if it's fake. If is is, tell the seller he has 2 hours to return your funds or you'll send the item to PayPal for resolution, in which case he will not only lose the money, he will also lose the item. If you don't get your money in 2 hours, notify eBAY and PayPal, then return the item to PayPal.
Good Luck
post #18 of 24
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thanks guys, i have let paypal know about the authenticty. I called my local store and they did say ZZegna was made in Mexico mainly, some in Spain. They also said mostly 100% wool suits and jackets. hope paypal refunds my money!
post #19 of 24
lol sometimes when i see "made in mexico/china/whatever" i know its not a fake, because fakes are always "made in italy"
post #20 of 24
A little late to the thread, but yeah it's fake. I own 3 Z-Zegna suits, and yes all of them are of Mexican origin. Most of the time they have the collar tag that says Mexico, but sometimes they don't. Another big tip off were the small sizing tags in addition to the one inside the jacket pocket - there should only be one sizing tag (the one in the inner jacket pocket). The typeface of the one inside the jacket pocket is also "off" as someone pointed out. The rainbow stitching is also neat, but also a big tip off.

However, some Z-Zegna pieces (not suits) are made in Italy - for example, I own a cotton Z-Zegna blazer made in Italy. It has a collar tag with the same font as the "Made in Mexico", but "Made in Italy." I think it was from Bloomingdales a couple of years back.

So they are counterfeiting Z-Zegna now eh?
post #21 of 24
Other stuff: the counterfeiters messed up: "All the buttons have Zegna engraved on them." It should be Z-Zegna on the buttons, and usually in muted white/grey, not a bright color like red. And like the others mentioned - 70% polyester? WTF? Never seen any polyester Z-Zegna suits.
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by misterbear View Post
Other stuff: the counterfeiters messed up: "All the buttons have Zegna engraved on them." It should be Z-Zegna on the buttons, and usually in muted white/grey, not a bright color like red. And like the others mentioned - 70% polyester? WTF? Never seen any polyester Z-Zegna suits.
I'm on the fence. They've been cheapening the lower line for some time now, but for a brand that is famed for their fabrics going into the leisure suit world of poly doesnt make sense. Thing is only Zenga can verify its authenticity, the company has become so large you cant track their lines anymore. I've owned and handled so many Zegna's that if I had the suit in my hand I'd know within a few seconds, but from pictures its hard to tell. On the other hand, if you were going to fake a zegna, why would you ever use poly anyway?
post #23 of 24
By the way, the soft line was started in the late 90's wasnt it?

http://cgi.ebay.com/AUTH-VINTAGE-80S...item2a02bbd55b
post #24 of 24
Looks fake to me. Was ZZ ever made in Italy?
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