Originally Posted by edmorel
I own all three, including the three different Zegna classes and here is how I would rank them based on the construction only, keeping in mind that the differences between 1-4 are tiny and mostly subjective
1. Mantellassi hand made
2. Zegna Napoli Couture ("goodyear welted" on sole, not the sole with the visible nails)
3. SF Tramezza
4. Zegna Napoli Couture (two tone sole with brass slugging)
5. Zegna "Fatte a Mano"
Yes, this is how I see it also.
I own all but the high end Zegna. The high end Zegna are really nice and much more rare. I see alot of ebay that try to say they are the Napoli Couture high end but you can also tell by the original price tag which is plus $1k if memory serves me right. The high end Mantellassi (plus 1k) are also more refined, leathers, details than the Tramezza. You can tell God put a little more time into them. The high end mantellassi can run with Vass, Kiton, in fact, the details and stitching may exceed to some stylistically, I like their single row of stitching versus the double seen on more clunkier shoes.etc.