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Zegna - Steal of the Year?

post #1 of 44
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Last nite I purchased at a resale shop an Ermenegildo Zegna sport coat of 51% silk/49% cashmere (or the opposite?) - black or near black with subtle brown windowpane double or triple stripes. Soft as butter, excellent fit and condition. Rayon lining. Three-button, four on sleeves, notch lapels, side vents. Natural shoulders. Label says from Saks.

A tag sewed into a pocket gives details as to materials (in Italian) and cleaning instructions, but I see no size nor mention of where the jacket was made. Would these all be made in Italy?
Could the no size imply bespoke? Where would they put a size?

Any ideas as to full retail value? Anyway, I just [i]have to [i] share this: store's price listed as $100 but they had a 76%-off sale so I got it for $24 plus tax!!!

I can try to post a photo but with my equipment it would just look like a black sport jacket.
post #2 of 44
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Originally Posted by Lafont View Post
Last nite I purchased at a resale shop an Ermonegildo Zegna sport coat of 51% silk/49% cashmere (or the opposite?) - black or near black with subtle brown windowpane double or triple stripes. Soft as butter, excellent fit and condition. Rayon lining. Three-button, four on sleeves, notch lapels, side vents. Natural shoulders. Label says from Saks.

A tag sewed into a pocket gives details as to materials (in Italian) and cleaning instructions, but I see no size nor mention of where the jacket was made. Would these all be made in Italy?
Could the no size imply bespoke? Where would they put a size?

Any ideas as to full retail value? Anyway, I just [i]have to [i] share this: store's price listed as $100 but they had a 76%-off sale so I got it for $24 plus tax!!!

I can try to post a photo but with my equipment it would just look like a black sport jacket.

Wow!!! that to me sounds like one hell of a good deal. At $24 why do you even bother to get more info. about the item. Isn't just that price alone speaks for itself?
post #3 of 44
what kind of a store does a 76% off sale? PS - black with brown, 3 button, unknown age/history... that might be enough for some people to pass on it.
post #4 of 44
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Originally Posted by Frank Davis View Post
Wow!!! that to me sounds like one hell of a good deal. At $24 why do you even bother to get more info. about the item. Isn't just that price alone speaks for itself?

I don't even think the fake Zegna could even be priced that low.

If it is authentic, obviously, it is a steal!
post #5 of 44
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This shop, connected with our Hospice of the Western Reserve, runs very good sales on clothing frequently. I don't believe it's usually over 50% off, though.
post #6 of 44
A resale shop is a thrift shop? Seems a little high for a thrift shop.
post #7 of 44
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Originally Posted by Lafont View Post

A tag sewed into a pocket gives details as to materials (in Italian) and cleaning instructions, but I see no size nor mention of where the jacket was made. Would these all be made in Italy?
Could the no size imply bespoke? Where would they put a size?

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Might be made in Italy or Swiss.

Size should be on the pocket label.

If it was MTM then normally there should be a su misura label. Even su misura that isn't picked up usually has a size.

Used? Value is the price you paid The Zegna outlet during the sales can have jackets for less then €100 during the sales. Even a 100% cashmere Couture brand new won't be much more then 200
post #8 of 44
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btinl - I consider this store a thrift shop. I use "resale" and "thrift" interchangeably. Orig. $100 price high end for the store, yes.
No, I don't at all go along with the value of an article of clothing is the price one pays for it. Cheesh!....
post #9 of 44
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What in heaven's name is "su misura?"
post #10 of 44
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Originally Posted by btinl View Post
A resale shop is a thrift shop? Seems a little high for a thrift shop.

that's nothing, i've seen suits in thrift shops for $300+
post #11 of 44
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What in heaven's name is "su misura?"

MTM
post #12 of 44
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Enough with the acronyms, please. Okay - I see it's made to measure. Are you saying the size should be on the "Ermenegildo Zegna" label?
I certainly have no reason to believe there's anything fake about this luxurious coat, anyway.
post #13 of 44
In one of the inside jacket pockets there should be a large label. It'll have the size. Material code. Cut. Drop. If it was a jacket or part of a suit. A bunch of other info that I guess is only useful to the company.
post #14 of 44
Might be better to call it a large tag then a label.
post #15 of 44
without pics it's pretty tough for people to help you. There are a lot of experts here who could tell you but you need to give more info other than it's subtle brown...etc.
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