Originally Posted by in stitches
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc
Although, I was a little disappointed, as I expected him to say, "And your shirt was made on a Tuesday afternoon by Donato, a lovely man who sits at Sewing Machine #7 in the Versace factory in Calabria, though (IMHO) sometimes he has too much wine after supper and misses a stitch."
Well, its easter weekend so I didnt want to get too heady, but the factory is not in Calabria - although that is where Gianni was born.
The factories are in several places in and around Milan, and a few in Switzerland. Nowadays, Versace menswear products are made in two main factories, with the names Inco and Alias. Inco makes the couture line stuff, as they are a Zegna branch, and Alias makes the "cheaper" line stuff.
However, back when this shirt was produced, there were a few different factories that were making the V2 line stuff. V2 was sometimes produced in a collaboration with Zegna (which is comparable to todays "Z" Zegna stuff). The line had high expectations and Versace started a partnership with Zegna, under the name Veze. (VErsace ZEgna). However, after diffusing itself into at least 10 second lines (Versace couture, Versace intensive, Versace jeans couture, Versace Intimo, Versus, Versace classic V2, Versace sport, Versace Bambini (kids), Versace mare (swim), Versatile (made for + sized women - seriously) and more - they realized they were hemmorhaging money and quickly ended the expensive Zegna partnership and the V2 line folded.
Interestingly enough, a few years ago the V2 aesthetic was reintroduced as the new "Versace Classic" line which is made in the same vein as the V2 line, but more polished and modern. This line is currently flooding Bloomingdales (and anyone who has been to C21 lately has seen it too) and is made like crap.
Happy Easter, bitches.