The Old Europe is rather complicated; people have the citizenship of the country where they live (sometimes for a few generations) but they are part of another nation, sharing the values, habits and ideas of their blood and not the place they are only paper-tied to.
It makes all the difference here; century after century, from times immemorial.
The textile industry in Italy has really gone down the hill; you have entire regions that look now like ghost towns in American Western movies. A decade ago, these same towns were producing whatever you could have wished for.
Similar with Slovenia; only worse; they had 4 shoe factories, a highly skilled textile industry (producing even for world known brands). The reformed communist holding the power have financially squeezed the companies till the ruin (financial levers through state owned banks). Nothing is left.
You probably mean Slovenian factories such as Mura? They did make decent suits. I know, I'm from Yugoslavia (Serbia, to be precise).