Originally Posted by Stugotes
Hah, thanks! I obviously misspelled it upon registering, though
lolz, no worries. its just as awesome.
Originally Posted by chocsosa
so I guess on a scale of 1-10, 1 being poor and 10 being awesome where does Zegna mainline stand in relation to other mass produced labels and where does Tom Ford Lie?
this has been discussed many times before i am pretty sure. and there are lots of opinions. even within mainline people have found varying quality levels, but on he whole i find the mainline stuff to be fantastic. trofeo and non. i have handled and owned some RLPL and kiton, and brioni ..... and the zegnas i have had are pretty damn close in not equal in some cases. i give them a solid 8, maybe even a 9 on some garments. my cashmere top coat in particular. its unreal.
never had TF, but peeps here seem to say its the shiznit. most say 10 i think.
Originally Posted by othertravel
I've read that Zegna mainline isn't that great. It's fully canvassed and has decent fabrics alot of the time, but isn't it also completely machine made? Can someone confirm/refute this?
Also, 1-10 scale might be a little tough since there are so many brands. I'd put mainline on par with Pal Zileri and Corneliani. Tom Ford would definitely be at the high end (comparable to RLPL, Zegna Couture, Brioni).
see above. i disagree, i have and have had a ton of their stuff, and i think their mainline is great. also i do not think its entirely machine made, but if so, i want that machine. im sure there is handwork for some or more things. at least on what i own, and my tailors opinion. certainly not entirely handmade, but i dont think that is a huge deal.
i find it to be a step above zileri ime. i have never had corneliani besides for ties so i cant really say. but in my mind, the zegna is generally a step above