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post #31 of 41

China goods, but a great value for the cost. Here in the US it would depend on who you buy from as to if your really getting a great buy on a suit or sport coat. 

post #32 of 41

Hate to dig up this thread again, but can anyone tell me categorically what they paid per yard of Marzoni cloth here in Hong Kong?

 

Thanks.

Elsdon

post #33 of 41

I've bought mine for around 450 per yard but I actually ended up getting the full suit done at my tailor in HK, was a pretty good price around $500 USD

post #34 of 41

I was at a high-end Shanghai tailor the other day and spotted two "MZN by Marzoni" sample books, one of which had this photo:

 

 

I think this particular fabric is a 70% linen/30% silk blend. It drapes pretty well, although with that much linen it's obviously going to crease a fair bit more than this when worn.

 

I'm thinking about getting this exact suit made (for a special occasion). I realise that Shanghai tailors don't have a particularly good reputation but I can actually do a contra deal with this particular shop to bring the effective cost right down, so I might give it a go.

 

Unless someone else can make a strong recommendation for an alternative tailor... I'd be prepared to travel to HK if needed.

post #35 of 41
I have check their books as well, and I must say I am pretty impressed if their offerings.

What's your budget?
post #36 of 41

Budget probably no more than US$1,000. Based on what others in this thread have said about price, I'm assuming around $300 of that would be for the fabric. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) $700 for tailoring a bespoke suit might seem low, but for Shanghai I'd say it's about right.

 

I've also made some enquiries about this project with the Canali boutique in Sydney. Obviously they would source the fabric from one of the top Italian houses and for a MTM I'm sure the price would be $3K or perhaps even more. But the final product would be a better bet, especially as Canali suits generally seem to fit me really well.

post #37 of 41
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Budget probably no more than US$1,000. Based on what others in this thread have said about price, I'm assuming around $300 of that would be for the fabric. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) $700 for tailoring a bespoke suit might seem low, but for Shanghai I'd say it's about right.

I've also made some enquiries about this project with the Canali boutique in Sydney. Obviously they would source the fabric from one of the top Italian houses and for a MTM I'm sure the price would be $3K or perhaps even more. But the final product would be a better bet, especially as Canali suits generally seem to fit me really well.

Do you fancy to make something in Hong Kong? For that price, I may have something for you here.
post #38 of 41
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i've worked extensively with MARZONI fabric and the supplier and with VBC fabrics and it's exclusive agent in HK.

first of all: the manager of MARZONI operation is a veteran of the cloth trade that is worth more than it's pinch of salt, he was picked by MARZONI to be the agent relatively recently (under 10 years)

MARZONI parent company is Toni Tommi and the books used to be called Toni Tommi just a few years back.

the real story of that brand is as follows: a joint venture between italians garment/fabric guys and chinese investors/distributors created a large network of retail stores in china selling high end suits/shirts (i believe the network had up to 200 stores) I'm not sure if all was made in italy but it definitely started with the understanding that the italians would provide know how on the product side.

the retail operation became so big that they had large leftovers of fabrics every season and decided to liquidate that through a small ''cut-cut'' operation in hong kong ( an agent selling single lengths to tailors) it was widely successful because they had the muscle to provide a large variety and copious amounts of sample books (which cost a fortune to make even in china)

MARZONI is in fact not more expensive than VBC, if you pay cash u get an instant 20% discount which puts it a solid 10-15% under VBC comparable fabric. i also consider IMHO that VBC cloth is superior at a comparable range and overall slightly more reliable and longer lasting.

i have personally checked the selvedges of many rolls at the warehouse of MARZONI and i was surprised to find REDA on many high end ranges (super 160's - super 180's ) i discussed this with raymond the agent and he simply said that once u pass basics u can only buy from a couple italian mills that can weave the really fine cloth, on the low end it is entirely possible some fabrics come from KOREA , and so is VBC btw (especially the plain colours)

make no mistake every brand out there from the english to the italians does it, HOLAND & SHERRY have bought their first mill in chile and other guys send the contracts all over the world.

anyway, I'm satisfied with the quality given that it's nice cloth and the range is extensive, the agent is extremely responsive and everything is always in stock, it lasts long enough that i consider the product to be reliable, some will surely disagree on this though.

can you message me agent contact details?

post #39 of 41
do you have the contact email for marzoni?
post #40 of 41

Marzoni is only sold in Hong Kong, I am not sure if they are Italian. but if you want to make MTM Marzoni Fabric Suit it will cost you starting form US$ 500 - US$1000 (depending on the Fabric) ... contact me if you lads are interested. 

post #41 of 41

I'm a custom suit maker & my company uses some Marzoni fabrics. I'm in LA so the below about the fabrics only being sold in Hong Kong isn't true--- there are places in the US that will make suits for you with Marzoni fabrics. They are an Italian company that buys up cloth from both Italy & China. There is no way to tell where each individual fabric is, but they do get some of their fabrics from Italy. The website isn't that peculiar if you are familiar with Italian suiting companies. Many of the highest quality Italian companies don't have websites--- & even require us to fax our orders to them because they are so far behind. So it's definitely possible your fabric is Chinese, but it truly might be Italian. Hope that helps!

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