Originally Posted by Klobber
People should really stop this made in "here or there" bandwagon. It is utterly useless as a concept. While a name brand like Kiton or Loro Piana produce garments of a certain quality and carry a generally appealing range of items, the fact that they are manufactured in Italy is inconsequential. If they found a Brazilian tailor / factory that could make their garments within their tolerance limits in regards to quality, then some of their items would be made in Brazil. It is the designer and the level of quality folks, it aint got jack shit to do with where it was made. Dont believe the hype that a master Italian tailor is stitching your wool suits by hand, they employ and apprentice the cheapest possible labor just like everywhere else. Sure the people are trained to be skilled by hand in the factories, but are not necessarily more skillful than Chinese.
So to previous posters dissapointed their favourite suit labels are not making their suits in Italy but rather Switzerland, then I think you are more in love with the concept of a high baller suit rather than appreciating the actual aesthetics of your suit. I have Tom Ford suits made in Switzerland, and noone would could them junk just because they are not made in Italy. I would Argue that Tom Ford suit is at least the quality of Zegna or Isaia, both often made in Italy. Anyway, bottom line, who cares ...
you can call me out by name bro its ok, ive heard far worse.
i dont think my suit would be any more baller if it was made in italy. in fact shortly before i bought my mtm zegna i bought a canali suit from the rack which is made in italy. there is not even a question that the finishing on the zegna suit is far beyond that of the canali, and the fabric has a much nicer hand as well. and yet i was slightly bothered by the fact it was made in switzerland. even though i knew they had factories there before i bought the suit. and that was exactly the point i was making, but i guess i was unclear. so i shall try again.
there is no doubt that the location of a suits manufacture does not dictate its quality. however, the "made in italy" branding shall we say has been so powerful in its connotations over the years that despite my knowledge of the facts i was still slightly disappointed that my tag didnt say made in italy. not that i in any way feel it detracts from the quality of the suit, but rather the concept has been so drilled in my head that i had to conciously move past it. this is the sign of great branding, and it deserves recognition thats all.
Originally Posted by SpooPoker
Tom Ford IS made by Zegna. To Napoli XXX standards.
i am not made by zegna, though that would be cool.