Ermenegildo Zegna Suit - Made in Switzerland

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  1. nvf61286

    nvf61286 Member

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    Hoping some can offer words of wisdom regarding this. I purchased an outstanding suit at full retail from Neiman Marcus. It is Ermenegildo Zegna's Milano line. I'll say that the quality of the fabric was phenomenal and the fit of the suit was as good as or better than any Zegna suit I have ever tried on. I was surprised however, that the label for the majority of suits and sporscoats on the floor were made in Switzerland. Some were also made in Spain (priced lowest) and Italy. I was encouraged by my dad, who has always steered me towards the Italian made suits, that Made in Switerzland is as good as made in Italy and often better these days. Is there anything to think about here. The price of the suit was on par with those made in Italy and a little bit higher than some made in Italy (I imagine Zegna and NM price to correlate with the quality of the suit and fabric).

    What info can you offer on this? Is the suit that is made in Switzerland inferior to the suits made in Italy or is this just how they are manufacturing these days?

    Thanks
     
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    eddievddr10 Senior member

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    the main factory is in switzerland , nothing to worry about even lots of the tom ford suits are made there, actually switzerland is quite close to the italian border or so ive heard regarding the zegna factory
     
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    Klobber Senior member

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    + 1. Where is the Zegna Couture line made?
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    Yep, the new mainline Zegna Mila fit stuff is made in Switzerland. As is the Su Misura line
     
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    addedfuel Senior member

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    If the suit has great material and the cut you want, just enjoy it.

    In a world of globalisation, few Made In Italy or Made In Switzerland products are really made there so whatever the country of origin stitched onto the garment really doesn't matter anymore. If the quality control is done right, that's all it matters. A Mercedes-Benz rolling off its factory in Stuttgart Germany is no superior to those from Alabama.

    Plus Switzerland is pretty close to Italy and the factory should have the same skills to to fabricate your suit.
     
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    othertravel Senior member

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    +1 to the above. My understanding is that the Swiss factory is in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland.

    My Zegna Couture SC is made in Italy, but don't know if that's always the case.

    I did notice the 'Made in Spain' items; quality still looked good imo.
     
  7. nvf61286

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    I am certainly going to love my suit wherever made. Thanks for all of the reassuring responses.

    From what everyone has posted, it doesn't sound like the made in Italy are established as the superior suits.

    I also felt that the made in Spain labels were very nice. The Switzerland and Italy label suits did appear better though.

    Thanks again.
     
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    joeman Senior member

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    So it is better now that it's made in Switzerland.
     
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    marblehouse Senior member

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    Given the same item (i.e. line/cut) I've liked the items made in Switzerland much more. Quality and style seemed to be a touch better. Anecdotal, yes, but toss another vote in for "at least equal" to made in Italy.
     
  10. Ivon

    Ivon Senior member

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    Mainline Zegna suits have been made in Switzerland for years, all mine are. I'd be concerned at this point if they weren't. The quality has always been excellent.
     
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    chocsosa Senior member

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    I bought a Zegna suit milano cut last year with a made in Switzerland tag as well. It is under the traveller brand with peak lapels and flat front pants.. the drape and the fabric is pure art. I had to tweak a couple things here and there and I am working on cleaning up the back a little but its a beautiful suit. You made a very wise purchase nvf61286
     
  12. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Are you saying it was travel fabric? Or that it was a traveler cut? Traveler shouldn't be labeled Milano.

    Roma,Milano and Traveler are all at the same level but they aren't the same.
     
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    chocsosa Senior member

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    Yea sorry traveller fabric...Thanks for the correction Nicola
     
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    According to my sales guy at Tom Ford the Zegna Factory is located on the border of Switzerland and Italy. Where the "made in" tag says is made depends on which side of the border it was completed, when you do MTO at TF they even let you pick which side it will come out from. Wouldnt worry too much about it as they are still Zegna people working in a Zegna factory so i assume they are Italians if that sets your mind at ease lol.
     
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