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Photos of the Zegna silk/cashmere sports jacket:
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post #13292 of 115132
Jacket looks and feels just like new. From what I've seen on this forum, ads on the web, and converstions with salespeople on the few shops in Greater Cleveland which actually carry Zegna, it appears a brand new Zegna jacket of these materials would go in the $1,700-2,500 range. So, for $24 plus tax, I think I have a right to brag. And no, I'm not in NYC or another city where these items might be expected to appear from time to time at the resale or outlets shops.
post #13293 of 115132
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Originally Posted by Lafont View Post
Photos of the Zegna silk/cashmere sports jacket:
Pics are too small to read the tags.Look for a little box that says taglia and subtract that number by 10 for the (US)size.Zegna mainline stuff is usually made in Italy or Switzerland,and sometimes Spain or Turkey.
post #13294 of 115132
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post
Quick question for you guys: is shipping to Canada from the U.S. Is it much of a hassle? I had someone offer to buy an item but wants to have it shipped to Canada for the same price. Thoughts?

All international shipping is a hassle.

For shipping within the US I can print the label on my computer, use a free priority mail box or envelope, and drop it in a post box at any hour.

For international shipping I have to buy a box or tyvex envelope (usually a couple bucks at the least), go in person to the post office (since I work all day it usually means over lunch or rushing in after work) wait in line, fill out a customs form, deal with the cranky counter lady who treats every international delivery as if it's a secret shipment of black tar heroin.
post #13295 of 115132
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Originally Posted by ruben View Post

For international shipping I have to buy a box or tyvex envelope (usually a couple bucks at the least), go in person to the post office (since I work all day it usually means over lunch or rushing in after work) wait in line, fill out a customs form, deal with the cranky counter lady who treats every international delivery as if it's a secret shipment of black tar heroin.

i vote you for president, i haven't heard such true words in a long time

for some reason i have been to the post office about 10 times in the last 2 weeks, drives me insane, it is the funniest place on earth though, i could write a book about everything i saw there.
post #13296 of 115132
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Originally Posted by Lafont View Post
Recenty I purchased at a resale shop an Ermenegildo Zegna sport coat of 51% silk/49% cashmere (or the opposite?) - black or near black with subtle brown windowpane double or triple stripes. Soft as butter, excellent fit and condition. Rayon lining. Three-button, four on sleeves, notch lapels, side vents. Natural shoulders. Label says from Saks.

A tag sewed into a pocket gives details as to materials (in Italian) and cleaning instructions, but I see no size nor mention of where the jacket was made. Would these all be made in Italy?
Could the no size imply bespoke? Where would they put a size?

Any ideas as to full retail value? Anyway, I just [i]have to [i] share this: store's price listed as $100 but they had a 76%-off sale so I got it for $24 plus tax!!!

I shall post photos.

Haven't we already been through this?

Anyways, as the earlier thread indicates, the size is marked on the tag. It says "Taglia". That's the size.

And it is probably made in Italy but might have been made in Switzerland as well. I bought two of these off eBay a couple years ago for about $35 each. It's a nice jacket.
post #13297 of 115132
made a quick stop yesterday at a shop i dont go to oftem by my girlfriends parents house, and found the following Brown pinstriped Hugo Boss Suit 44L Charcoal Pinstriped HSM for Nordstrom Gold Trumpeter 44L I know these arent super desireable on here, but the price was right and they both appear pretty recent and should be an easy sell on ebay Recent Burberry Sport shirt Med Found an Ike Behar for NM shirt for myself
post #13298 of 115132
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Originally Posted by ruben View Post
All international shipping is a hassle. For shipping within the US I can print the label on my computer, use a free priority mail box or envelope, and drop it in a post box at any hour. For international shipping I have to buy a box or tyvex envelope (usually a couple bucks at the least), go in person to the post office (since I work all day it usually means over lunch or rushing in after work) wait in line, fill out a customs form, deal with the cranky counter lady who treats every international delivery as if it's a secret shipment of black tar heroin.
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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post
i vote you for president, i haven't heard such true words in a long time for some reason i have been to the post office about 10 times in the last 2 weeks, drives me insane, it is the funniest place on earth though, i could write a book about everything i saw there.
I agree, international shipping is a hassle, however for some on the receiving end it is an absolute godsend. I am in Perth, Australia and we have to pay outrageous prices for absolutely anything of decent quality. Often is the case where it is cheaper to buy online, pay shipping and receive a product, let alone a quality one. Nautica, Tommy Hilfiger and Polo Ralph Lauren are considered the highest end garments in major department stores. Where we can buy Zegna its only available at one department store and one 'boutique' (see below) in the city and as a result it is way over priced and never goes on sale. The other alternative is a lot called Parker & Co which are the only store to stock anything above the level of Zegna, and it is very expensive. $250 for a Brioni tie etc. $295 for Kiton. This store hardly has sales and when they do its the ugly pieces from 5 years ago that haven't sold. It is not just clothing though, for me to get a decent bottle of Rum within Australia, I have to go online. No B&M sells reasonably priced decent rum. Eg El Dorado Rum 15YO is $130 from Nicks.com.au. I can get it shipped from the US for $90 ($30 for bottle, $30 for tax and $30 for postage). Recently, although I admit some stores are working towards and introducing online shipping, many of my go-to stores are cutting shipping OS. For example, cigar.com where I paid $100-200 for a box of cigars shipped, then $150 tax and I would come way under the $600 price that the (only) local store sells them at. Sometimes people aren't buying online just to save a buck or two, for some it is to save hundreds of dollars, or to actually obtain and item of quality. Florsheim (apart from pointy toed Zegna at above mentioned department store and $2000 pairs of Church's at Parker and Co) are the highest quality shoes we can buy in Perth. There are no other alternatives unless you consider Julius Marlow to be the second best shoes in the world, as many Australians believe. Honestly, I'd say there are no more than 250 people in the whole of Perth that would know of any brands with better quality than Marlow's or Florsheim.
post #13299 of 115132
Found this today for 4 bucks. It'll be $2 US on Saturday. No apparent damage.




Absolutely too long in the sleeve for me and too much room in the neck.



Do I buy it anyway and wash the car in it?
post #13300 of 115132
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Originally Posted by DoTheGrownup View Post
Haven't we already been through this?

Anyways, as the earlier thread indicates, the size is marked on the tag. It says "Taglia". That's the size.

And it is probably made in Italy but might have been made in Switzerland as well. I bought two of these off eBay a couple years ago for about $35 each. It's a nice jacket.

Of course, but that's you or anyone else who saw the first thread. There seem to be an awful lot of guys on this forum each and every day! As I wrote in the first thread, I knew there was a thread like this but I dind't recall the title. Naturally I wanted this purchase to be on this thread, as well, once I could find it.
Unfortunately my pictures here can't be enlarged as they could in the first thread. They've been deleted from my camera so I tried to re-use the ones in the other thread. Disappointing.
post #13301 of 115132
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Originally Posted by Lafont View Post
A tag sewed into a pocket gives details as to materials (in Italian) and cleaning instructions, but I see no size nor mention of where the jacket was made. Would these all be made in Italy? Could the no size imply bespoke? Where would they put a size?
Are you blind? You just took a photo of the tag that says "Made in Switzerland". http://www.styleforum.net/attachment...0&d=1299589896 As DoTheGrownup said, "Taglia" is the size. This one is a Euro 50 R which is about a US 40 R. http://www.styleforum.net/attachment...5&d=1299590056
post #13302 of 115132
I recently picked up this burgundy Lacoste Wool Zip with a Chevron design. Since I own a fair amount of Lacoste, I'm fairly certain that it is authentic. However, does anyone have any idea as to what year this was released? Thanks.









post #13303 of 115132
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Originally Posted by bmac11c View Post
Picked up a nice Tom Ford SC today at Neiman Marcus Last Call for $388. Marked 65% off and they took an additional 30% off of that price too! They also had some nice Isaia and Brioni's on sale as well. I'm a dumbass as I should have purchased those as well! BUT, there's always tomorrow!

Were you in the NMLC in Grapevine mills by chance? I was there a few days ago (conference in Dallas), was quite dissapointed. Couldn't find any decent shoes except for garish italian things, and suit selection was poor.
post #13304 of 115132
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post
Are you blind? You just took a photo of the tag that says "Made in Switzerland".


http://www.styleforum.net/attachment...0&d=1299589896

As DoTheGrownup said, "Taglia" is the size. This one is a Euro 50 R which is about a US 40 R.

http://www.styleforum.net/attachment...5&d=1299590056

That's hilarious! I didn't even bother zooming in since I assumed there was no origin tag based on his post. These are definitely very similar to the jackets I have. Definitely well made stuff.
post #13305 of 115132
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post
Found this today for 4 bucks. It'll be $2 US on Saturday. No apparent damage.

Absolutely too long in the sleeve for me and too much room in the neck.


Do I buy it anyway and wash the car in it?



I'm not trying to be rude, but do you really need to ask the help of strangers to decided whether or not to buy a $4 shirt that doesn't fit you?
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