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Ermenegildo Zegna suit

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I just bought a Ermenegildo Zegna suit from Nordstrom rack, it listed the retail price for $3,495 and I got it for $900 CAD including tax. Wondering if its worth it? I hear Zegna being tossed around the forums a lot so when I saw the suit I loved it (color/pattern.)

It fits me well, perfect even. I'm about a 40, last time I went to suit supply with the Lazio fit. I still have to get the buttons and suit fixed up. Would any old tailor do? Or must I go to the Zegna store?

Images attached. What does the 7 - 48 C mean? I know 48 is EU for a US 38, but what's the 7 and C?
 

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In short, yes. You got a good deal. Mainline Zegna for <$1000 is an excellent deal. Even better that it fits with minimal alterations.
 

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If it's Zegna, and not Z-Zegna, then imo it's a good deal.
You definitely don't need to go to the Zegna store. But don't take it to "any old tailor", take it to a good tailor. Get recommendations, or reviews online of tailors near you...
 

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Images attached. What does the 7 - 48 C mean? I know 48 is EU for a US 38, but what's the 7 and C?

The “C” means it’s a short (Corto) and the 7 means it’s a 7 inch drop. So basically a 38 inch chest and 31 at the waist.


As for the alterations, just use Nordstrom Rack as long as the alterations are basic (cuffs and sleeves).
 

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And congrats...
Takes me back to the time I found a Zegna jacket I loved the color of at Off 5th. Tag was I think $1,700ish, and I got it for $350.
I put it on, and it was glove like. I buttoned it, called the tailor over and said "please check me on this" and did some slow turns.
He said "I wouldn't touch a thing"
 

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If it's Zegna, and not Z-Zegna, then imo it's a good deal.
I remember reading about a certain line that was subpar. I was worried when I saw the inner pocket saying "trofeo summer" and made in Spain thinking just that. I don't think it's Z-Zegna though as I don't see it anywhere on the suit. I believe this their fashion forward line?

The “C” means it’s a short (Corto) and the 7 means it’s a 7 inch drop. So basically a 38 inch chest and 31 at the waist.


As for the alterations, just use Nordstrom Rack as long as the alterations are basic (cuffs and sleeves).
I need to get the leg hemmed as well and the waist fitted ( the back waist seem is split.)

Thanks for the input everyone, I'm honestly ecstatic about this suit, from the fabric to the color/pattern, it's like love at first sight.
 

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It's a weird cloth (wool/linen) in a weird size (were you a short in Suitsupply too? I know SS is kind of short all around but EZ isn't particularly long either). Price is probably slightly on the high side, not great, even taking into account USD/CAD, but if you like it you like it.
 

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Disregard the above post. If it fits you well (make sure not too short in the body) that’s a good deal. Looks like mainline Zegna. Wool/silk/linen is hardly ‘weird’ or unusual; it is often used in warm-weather fabrics. Color and weave look great for a summer suit.
 
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Disregard the above post. If it fits you well (make sure not too short in the body) that’s a good deal. Looks like mainline Zegna. Wool/silk/linen is hardly ‘weird’ or unusual; it is often used in warm-weather fabrics. Color and weave look great for a summer suit.
I think it does fit me well, as I read in the other thread, if it covers your butt then you're golden. I've attached 2 pictures one with my arms down and raised at medium length in front of me.
 

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If it fits as you say, then it's a steal. Other than that, you can have a lot of Ermenegildo at that price in Woodbury Outlet in NY.
 

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The deal is okay for mainline Zegna in terms of buying at a retail store. It's made in the Spanish factory, which surprisingly something I haven't seen before. Usually mainline Zegna is made elsewhere in Europe.

Wool / Silk / Linen mix fabrics are all the rage this season. A lot of houses selling summer jackets in this fabric, for example Kiton & Zegna. Nothing wrong with it.

For the buttons, you can either get 1 of the 3 options:
1) Non functioning buttonholes
2) Machine made functioning buttonholes (surgeon's cuffs)
3) Hand made functioning buttonholes (surgeon's cuffs)

If you want to opt for option 3 and if you're in Toronto, you can PM me and I can tell you the best tailor for the job in the city.
 

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Mainline Zegna is made in Spain and Switzerland. I've seen items made in Italy as well. I don't think there's a qualitative difference, nor quantitative vis a vie pricing, between the two.
 

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