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Ermenegild zegna "su misura"

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Hi all, I have been viewing this board for quite a long time now, and I gained a lot of knowledge from my visits. Therefore, I decided that I would register, perhaps to gain some specific knowledge. I went to the outlets in Bicester, and I got an Ermenegildo Zegna Su Misura suit, in a grey for 250 pounds. Now what strikes me as odd is the fact that Su Misura is the MTM line (correct me if I am wrong). However, I bought the suit off the rack in a size 34. Therefore, any information about the Su Misura line is much appreciated. It is a lovely suit, and it fits perfectly, I only need some trouser length alteration, but what strikes me as odd is the fact that the cuff has no button, as it appears that if I were to remove the white thread, it would not keep together, do I need to get buttons put on? EDIT: Sorry about the typo in the headline.
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Su Misura's are usually things that weren't picked up by the customer -- I imagine it was indeed a MTM for someone. The cuffs are unfinished -- take them to a tailor to lengthen/shorten them perfectly and then put the buttons on.
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Su Misura's are usually things that weren't picked up by the customer -- I imagine it was indeed a MTM for someone.  The cuffs are unfinished -- take them to a tailor to lengthen/shorten them perfectly and then put the buttons on.
This board is amazing, such a fast reply. Any ideas on the quality level of the suit. Is it fully canvased?
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Su Misura Zegna products are made exactly like RTW Ermenegildo Zegna products; there is no difference in quality or handwork. Same goes with Napoli Couture, the Su Misura Napoli Couture products are at the same level of quality as the RTW items. Jon.
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If it fits perfectly, I'd say that for under $500 US you got a really good deal -- not record setting, but good enough to put a warm glow on your face.
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This board is amazing, such a fast reply. Any ideas on the quality level of the suit. Is it fully canvased?
I should hope so...  Do the pinch test if you're not sure. Regarding the sleeves, working button holes would be a nice touch, by the way.  Bonus points if they are hand sewn.
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Su Misura Zegna products are made exactly like RTW Ermenegildo Zegna products; there is no difference in quality or handwork. Same goes with Napoli Couture, the Su Misura Napoli Couture products are at the same level of quality as the RTW items. Jon.
So, can you tell me a little about the Zegna quality, as this is my first Zegna suit, and 2 suit that I own.
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If it fits perfectly, I'd say that for under $500 US you got a really good deal -- not record setting, but good enough to put a warm glow on your face.
I have got to agree, the last suit I bought was a Brioni, I paid 1500 pounds, this is only about half a mile off in terms of quality.
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Regarding the sleeves, working button holes would be a nice touch, by the way. Bonus points if they are hand sewn.
Is that difficult to do?
post #10 of 13
Putting in working button holes on an unfinished suit is an easy procedure for a tailor. Getting hand stitched button holes isn't as easy, but doable. You'll just pay more.
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If it fits perfectly, I'd say that for under $500 US you got a really good deal -- not record setting, but good enough to put a warm glow on your face.
But then again at a size 34, most suits feel like they are made for you, as it is hard to have a different figure with a size like that.
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Putting in working button holes on an unfinished suit is an easy procedure for a tailor. Getting hand stitched button holes isn't as easy, but doable. You'll just pay more.
What is the difference?
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(tdial @ 10 Aug. 2004, 02:56) Putting in working button holes on an unfinished suit is an easy procedure for a tailor. Getting hand stitched button holes isn't as easy, but doable. You'll just pay more.
What is the difference?
I asked my own tailor about hand sewing the button holes. He told me it would take him about 3X as long to do it by hand, rather than with a machine. Hence, the price difference. It's really just an added luxury. Nobody would really be able to know. You would, of course. And I suppose that's the point.
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