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Z Zegna: Thoughts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by armylog, May 5, 2008.

  1. armylog

    armylog Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any thoughts on Z Zegna as compared to the normal Zegna, with regards to suits and sport coats. Wait.. I'm sure you all have thoughts!
     
  2. mishon

    mishon Well-Known Member

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    Fused and made in Mexico. I know a few SF members, however, like the fit.
     
  3. academe

    academe Well-Known Member

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    ^^^

    There was a discussion of the different Zegna lines a little while back; you might trying looking for that thread in the archives.
     
  4. dagenham

    dagenham Well-Known Member

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    It is geared to a younger customer, more fashion forward, trimmer fits, etc. It is made in a Zegna factory located in Mexico, but it's also about a third less than the mainline ($995 - $1200 for a suit compared to $3000 for EZ). It's not a question of comparison, but what you are looking for in terms of fit and style. You will find a lot of similarities in fabrics because both lines are made with Zegna's own fabrics. They take more risk with fabric composition in the Z line.

    As for fit, the jackets have a higher armhole, suppressed waist, and are cut shorter. There are two styles, City fit and Drop 8, with the latter being the slimmest of the two. The City Fit is in between the mainline and Drop 8 in regards to fit. All of the pants are flat front.
     
  5. neyus

    neyus Well-Known Member

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    As others have said Z Zegna is fused and made in Mexico. The fabrics and styling is quite nice. But it doesnt quite have the same feel as mainline Zegna (Sartorial or Couture) or whatever they call it now. I did see a few weeks ago some Z Zegna coats that featured a very soft almost unpadded shoulder and if not for the price I would have bought one. I think these coats are denoted by the words "light" just under the Z Zegna label.
     
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    jsherman02 Well-Known Member

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    I am not the biggest fan of the Z. line..however I also noticed that many of my E. Zegna items are also made all over Eurpoe...NOT ITALY. [​IMG]
     
  7. contaygious

    contaygious Well-Known Member

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    I prefer zegna sport to z zegna
     
  8. Recoil

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    I purchased a houndstooth sport jacket at a heavy discount last Christmas and I'm happy with it, considering the price. I don't think its something I'd ever want to pay full-price for. Someone also mentioned the shoulders have little padding, this is very true, I don't think mine has any at all, but the fit is great overall. Although I should mention that the fit is a bit small, I purchased a 36 in Z Zegna and it fits exactly like a Puprle Label cotton sport coat in 38.
     
  9. mikej77

    mikej77 Well-Known Member

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    I have two Z Zegna suits. I think that if you can get them on sale, I got them at a Bloomingdales 40 percent off, they are worth it if you like the fit.
     
  10. J'aimelescravates

    J'aimelescravates Well-Known Member

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    Construction is ehhhh...
    Fit is great however and can be found at deep discount.

    I like it and I am aware or quality of what I am buying
     
  11. dagenham

    dagenham Well-Known Member

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    Z does have a softer construction than the main line as previously mentioned. There is also a "Light Fit" which is deconstructed with no shoulder padding and usually unlined.

    The Ermenegildo Zegna line is fantastic and a great brand. The Z line fits me better, it's more modern, and more my speed. I don't compare the two, other than the similarity in fabric.
     
  12. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Well-Known Member

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    A bad purchase at full retail, a decent purchase at steep discount.

    As 'slim' suits go, I am still pretty disappointed in the cut. The jacket was pretty full and needed quite a nip to get good suppression.
     
  13. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Well-Known Member

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    A bad purchase at full retail, a decent purchase at steep discount.

    As 'slim' suits go, I am still pretty disappointed in the cut. The jacket was pretty full and needed quite a nip to get good suppression.


    If you're looking a slim-fitting suits at that full-retail price point, it's probably as good as or slightly better than any other options out there.
     
  14. The False Prophet

    The False Prophet Well-Known Member

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    I bought one a while ago, ridiculously long coat but otherwise a decent fit and seemed like nice quality and construction.

    However, after drycleaning, it's looking like crap, the fabric wore very poorly and the fusing hasn't come out well either.

    I'd give it a miss.
     
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    Hugo Boss on steroids.
     
  16. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Well-Known Member

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    Hugo Boss on steroids.

    A Bloomingdale's it sits next to Hugo Boss, Michael Kors and Theory. However, I would pick Z Zegna over those 3.
     
  17. JR88

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    The jacket was pretty full and needed quite a nip to get good suppression.

    This has been my experience as well (but the pants seem to fit slimmer).

    Nonetheless, I agree with others that Z (on sale) is a much better bet than others at or just below its price point. It's a good OTR make for the younger/"modern" cut crowd. I can't imagine paying $2 or 3k for a modern cut suit.
     
  18. kiLLscaLLion

    kiLLscaLLion Well-Known Member

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    I bought one a while ago, ridiculously long coat but otherwise a decent fit and seemed like nice quality and construction.

    However, after drycleaning, it's looking like crap, the fabric wore very poorly and the fusing hasn't come out well either.

    I'd give it a miss.


    Anyone have any similar experiences with Z Zegna suits after dry cleaning?
     
  19. beansprouts1

    beansprouts1 Well-Known Member

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    best slim fitted suit in the under 1000 price range. probably not worth the retail but neither is anything really in its category. great if your trim and fit and wanna look young and modern. quality wise, i would say a little coarser than the regular zegna. When you wear the regular zegna, you know your wearing a nice quality suit. with the z zegna, you focus more on the fit and the quality is passable.
     

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