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Fun Thread: Mystery Z Zegna Blazer


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Aug 15, 2008
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So I was at a Marshalls near my hometown in Maryland, I went in at the suggestion of my wife. I spent the first hour looking at some of the worst shoes and dress shirts ever made on earth, and was ready to leave. And then, I found a rack with odd sportscoats and blazers. There I found some really good stuff, I'm talking about Canali, and Armani Collezioni, and in my size too (48 Euro). The stuff fitted great, but still was $300 and I couldn't see it being necessary as a part of my wardrobe at that price.

Then I came across an unconstructed/unlined, black wool blazer. The material felt rich, I looked at the tag and it was Z Zegna, which I never tried on before. Then I looked at the size, what do you know, it is a 48 Euro, just my size. I quickly tried it on and OMG, the fit was amazing! I'm talking about shoulders, chest, and especially the trim sleeves. All the lengths were right too. Then I went to button it up, and noticed a problem. There are no buttons on this jacket. I saw that there are 4 holes on each side, indicating that it is a DB piece, but still, I could not find any way to button or fasten the jacket. I looked at it again in the mirror, the jacket was so well fitted and slim that I could easily wear it undone and it still had a nice silhouette. However I could not get over the fact that it had no buttons and I began to wonder if this was a mistake or intentional. I decided to take some pictures and let any style expert on SF judge. Take a look and let me know what you think!





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