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I notice that Napoli Couture is rarely mentioned among forum members, though it is one of my personal favourites. As a relatively new addition to our list of Neapolitan houses, Zegna has absorbed all the experiences and created this new line for a share in the market. They even came out with a shoe line (which is co-engineered by Ferragamo). Save the shoes, I find the suits and shirts very pleasant. What do all of you think?
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I spoke to the owner of a discounted designer clothing store and he told me that in Italy they don't call it Zegna Napoli Couture. He showed me a quite neat fully-canvassed Zegna suit with a Zegna (black-coloured) label on it and told me that in North America it would be marketed under the Napoli Couture line. Does that sound right to you guys?
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I am not sure, as I am not too familiar with Zegna's lines.  However, I think there is a line called Zegna Napoli (not really sure), but not Napoli Couture.  Napoli Couture has the distinctive "XXX" (sewing needles making crosses) on all the labels I have seen, and the stitching on the ties.   I think the Napoli Couture is miles away from regular Zegna and should be easy to distinguish by themselves.
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I think the Napoli Couture is miles away from regular Zegna and should be easy to distinguish by themselves.
Would you mind to enlighten me a bit about the major differences?
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Napoli Couture uses different fabrics from the rest of Zegna, even for custom (suits and shirts).  Aside from the more superficial telltale signs like pluckered shoulders, light shoulder pads, perfect pattern cutting and extensive handwork, you should find the coat body drapes comfortably well.  Very slight flare at the jacket skirt.  Pants are a little more tapered at the legs.   When you are doing custom, they will show you the swatches for the Napoli Couture line, which is different from regular custom Zegna.  My only gripe is that after the second fitting, the rest of the 'alterations' will be done locally.  Kiton and Brioni both send their work back to their own workshops after these initial fittings.  Don't get me wrong, I have no complaints about seamtresses in US or HK, but ... ... Anyway, prices for ready-made are reasonbly good too.  Starts from around US$2800. [Sorry for ranting on 3 entries in the same thread. I will volunterily shut up now.]
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[Sorry for ranting on 3 entries in the same thread.  I will volunterily shut up now.]
Thanks for replying. Hopefully I'm not hijacking the thread, but sorry if I did.
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I notice that Napoli Couture is rarely mentioned among forum members, though it is one of my personal favourites. As a relatively new addition to our list of Neapolitan houses, Zegna has absorbed all the experiences and created this new line for a share in the market. They even came out with a shoe line (which is co-engineered by Ferragamo). Save the shoes, I find the suits and shirts very pleasant. What do all of you think?
The XXX as I call it is one of my personal favorites. I have been able to pick up 4 suits from Last Call each for an average of $600. Most recently during the after christmas sale. I find that they sit on the rack for about $1000 but eventually make it to the special sale rack. If you have a Last Call in your area, I advise that you check it out for this line. I wholeheartedly agree that the Napoli Couture line is head and shoulders above the regular Zegna Line. Haven't seen the shoes so I can't comment, but I am an English shoe kind of guy.
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Warning.  The Napoli Couture ties are handsome but oh-so-fragile.  A little callous on the hand can pull a thread.
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