or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Zegna - Steal of the Year?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Zegna - Steal of the Year? - Page 3

post #31 of 44
it looks like old zegna.
because your tag doesnt mension what kind of model it is, like roma or milano or anything.
and made in switzerland makes your zegna the real zegna
post #32 of 44
Thread Starter 
Some requested photos. I don't know if my photos do the jacket justice, but I do feel it's a darned fantastic find.
LL
LL
LL
LL
LL
LL
LL
LL
LL
post #33 of 44
Thread Starter 
imatlis: where do you get your listing of model numbers? Just the web or do you actually have access to Zegna's model lists?
Stu00a: What do you mean by "old zegna?" All the jackets now have to have a style name? When did this start? How old are you referring to?
You don't mean "Zegna" in contrast to "Emenegildo Zegna," do you? Isn't there currently a "Zegna" line that's inferior to "Emenegildo Zegna," (sort of like "Lauren")? I did notice in Saks the other day current jackets saying "Made in Switzerland" also.

Often I buy a pre-owned items and it's sort of "the older the better" I feel with my research. In this case I guess I don't care (and the company isn't all that old, anyway). The jacket is in excellent condition and I was sort of thinking it's not very gold (e.g. less than five years?). But you guys might know much more about dating these.
post #34 of 44
I think that's a nice jacket. It's an older label design, but the jacket itself doesn't look dated to me. I have two sport coats with this label, both made in Switzerland, one of which is a silk/cashmere blend with the same Silk & Cashmere tag as yours. I wouldn't call this the steal of the year, but a very nice looking and well made coat.
post #35 of 44
[quote=Lafont;4209729
Stu00a: What do you mean by "old zegna?" All the jackets now have to have a style name? When did this start? How old are you referring to?
You don't mean "Zegna" in contrast to "Emenegildo Zegna," do you? Isn't there currently a "Zegna" line that's inferior to "Emenegildo Zegna," (sort of like "Lauren")? I did notice in Saks the other day current jackets saying "Made in Switzerland" also.

[/QUOTE]

The newer labels will list the cut you'll see Roma/milano/traveler. The labels will often have giacca (Italian for jacket) written on the tag.

There is a diffusion line called Z Zegna. I think all made in Mexico. Prior to that was Zegna Soft.

I don't think any of the diffusion line is made in Europe at the moment.
post #36 of 44
Thread Starter 
SoTheGrownup: Assuming you got your two jackets brand new, when about did you purchase them? By "same label" do you refer to the EZ label or the detailed information label?
post #37 of 44
Thread Starter 
"I wouldn't call this the steal of the year, but a very nice looking and well made coat."

The jacket is just like new, and new it would cost, it appears, somewhere in the $1700-2500 range. At least if still produced or recently produced. That's what I'm finding. So, imho, I beg to differ - to me, getting the sports jacket for $24 plus tax is a big deal. In addition, the coat fits well and looks great, is in style, fits my wardrobe, etc.
post #38 of 44
Thread Starter 
Sales Associate in Kilgour Trout, one of our few stores that sells Zegna, didn't have any very similar to mine on the rack last evening but showed me a catalog with another combination of silk and cashmere (something like 69% one and 31% the other - I don't recall which was which). Said a sports jacket made of that material would run about $2,700. I asked about how much extra they charge for "made to order" and he said about $300.

That makes me think of my coat as approx. $2,400 brand new, from a shop which is a regular dealer Ermanagildo Zegna. As my jacket seems to me like brand new - and has all the correct labels - I'd say, again, the $24 plus tax is quite a steal!
post #39 of 44
Your jacket is about 15 years old.

The label, the 3 button front, these are details of Zegna suits/jackets from the mid to late 1990's.

If you like it and it fits you well, than that's all it matter.
post #40 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lafont View Post
Sales Associate in Kilgour Trout, one of our few stores that sells Zegna, didn't have any very similar to mine on the rack last evening but showed me a catalog with another combination of silk and cashmere (something like 69% one and 31% the other - I don't recall which was which). Said a sports jacket made of that material would run about $2,700. I asked about how much extra they charge for "made to order" and he said about $300.

That makes me think of my coat as approx. $2,400 brand new, from a shop which is a regular dealer Ermanagildo Zegna. As my jacket seems to me like brand new - and has all the correct labels - I'd say, again, the $24 plus tax is quite a steal!

Great find overall!

Just FYI, this type of thing happens with decent regularity if you're thrifting in the right locale. Check the Thrift Store Bragging Thread. So if you're into finding this type of deal and are willing to put in some effort, you could have a lot of fun with it...
post #41 of 44
You got a good deal, but definitely not the steal of the year.
post #42 of 44
Zegna stuff is pretty easy to come by at the thrifts I frequent in NYC. I'm not sure what the retail price on that stuff is, but I'm not sure it retains value in the way that you might think. I dont see Zegna stuff going in the shops or on eBay for much money at resale (for new or 15 year old models).

Steal of the year is obviously a relative term - it could very well be for this poster. And as lee said, if you like it, thats all that really matters.

I'm still torn when I try to rank thriftshop finds. I dont know whether the item has to fit you perfectly for it to be considered a great find . . .or can it just be a great item that is undervalued and that you can make an easy profit on?
post #43 of 44
Thread Starter 
Yeah, if it fits well and looks good that's a lot, but when I have reason to believe an item is associated with a high price and rarity it ads a lot of panach to my appreciation. I'm sure I'm not the only one in this forum who thinks as such. I was looking for that huge "Thrift Store Bragging..." thread but couldn't recall the title....

Anyway, these things might not be rare in NYC, but they sure are in Greater Cleveland, and even more so in most of the U.S. away from the biggest cities! We only have a few stores that sell Zegna new, and I can hardly imagine any of it at our general thrift/resale stores. As to the few stores we have which have the better vintage clothing, there's far, far more concentration on ladies'. Many have no menswear at all.
post #44 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lafont View Post
Yeah, if it fits well and looks good that's a lot, but when I have reason to believe an item is associated with a high price and rarity it ads a lot of panach to my appreciation. I'm sure I'm not the only one in this forum who thinks as such. I was looking for that huge "Thrift Store Bragging..." thread but couldn't recall the title....

Anyway, these things might not be rare in NYC, but they sure are in Greater Cleveland, and even more so in most of the U.S. away from the biggest cities! We only have a few stores that sell Zegna new, and I can hardly imagine any of it at our general thrift/resale stores. As to the few stores we have which have the better vintage clothing, there's far, far more concentration on ladies'. Many have no menswear at all.

Then rejoice in it. The bottom line is that YOU have to wear it and be seen in it. If you're comfortable in doing so, enjoy. A couple years ago I found something I'd wanted about 20 years prior: a big-shouldered, big-lapelled DB Armani suit, like what you'd expect to see Pat Riley wearing on court when he was coaching the Lakers. Have no idea when I'll wear it, as I'm now a Federal employee in a conservative agency even for Federal service, but someday .... meantime, it just gives me a warm fuzzy resting in my closet, and I got it for nothing.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Zegna - Steal of the Year?