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Going to a Zegna Store Party

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Fashionslave, May 2, 2005.

  1. Fashionslave

    Fashionslave Senior member

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    I'm invited to a Zegna "evening of food and fashion" tomorrow night.A friend of mine works there and I'm embarrassed to say I have not purchased a Zegna suit in about 6 years.I have a nice older Zegna which looks great.My quandry is,should I wear that suit or say a Brioni or Kiton?Supposedly,Tom Brady is going to be there.
     
  2. Mike C.

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    This made me laugh cause I just thought of the scene from PCU;

    "Don't be THAT guy. The one who wears the t-shirt of the band he's going to see tonight."

    Anyway... I go to alot of these things. There will be lots of people, and the whole event will be over in an hour. No one will really notice if you're wearing Zegna or not; especially if the suit is 6 years old. You might be able to pass it off as "vintage" Zegna.
     
  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Oh yes, that *party*. I say that you go down to a Filene's Basement, and buy the cheapest suit you can find (it'll be *really* cheap) regardless of the size. You will be the coolest guy in the room. Or at very least, you won't look like, to adopt and modify from Muccia Prada "part of a very bland army."
     
  4. mjs

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    Wear whichever suit you think looks nicest, of course.
     
  5. LabelKing

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    A very bland but fashionable army.
     
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    johnapril Senior member

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    j, Now YOU are the MASTER... [​IMG]
     
  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Muccia Prada "part of a very bland army."
    A very bland but fashionable army.
    I'd beg to differ about the fashionable part. Zegna, for the most part, is serviciable, but bland.
     
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    johnapril Senior member

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    The world between fashionable and bland is where most of us are focusing our clothing money. Zegna, in my experience, is there, somewhere, in between.
     
  10. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Well said. And I think that's where we should be. Fashionable can all too quickly look foolish.
     
  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Fair enough. I think, however, that even the most conservative suit will look dated after 10 years or so, just from the accumulation of small tweaks every season in gorge height, waist suppression, button stance, lapel shape, etc...

    Of course, most people wouldn't know the difference anyway, nor would they care. But forum members are by and large not part of this majority.
     
  12. LabelKing

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    (LabelKing @ May 02 2005,22:25) Quote Muccia Prada "part of a very bland army."
    A very bland but fashionable army.
    I'd beg to differ about the fashionable part. Â Zegna, for the most part, is serviciable, but bland.[/quote] Oh, I wasn't referring to the Zegna but rather to Miuccia's quote about her clothing being for a fashionable army.
     
  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    (LA Guy @ May 03 2005,11:11)
    Quote Muccia Prada "part of a very bland army."
    A very bland but fashionable army.
    I'd beg to differ about the fashionable part. Â Zegna, for the most part, is serviciable, but bland.
    Oh, I wasn't referring to the Zegna but rather to Miuccia's quote about her clothing being for a fashionable army.[/quote] I know the original Miuccia quote (I think she actual used the word "chic".) I just adjusted it to describe my feelings about Zegna.
     
  14. Mike C.

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    Some forum members heads are exploding at this comment. It's true though.
     
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    (LA Guy @ May 03 2005,15:31) I think, however, that even the most conservative suit will look dated after 10 years or so, just from the accumulation of small tweaks every season in gorge height, waist suppression, button stance, lapel shape, etc...
    Some forum members heads are exploding at this comment. It's true though.
    Mind did. [​IMG] Just last week I went to class rockin' my 20+ year-old, three piece, navy pinstriped Kilgours - with a taupe-colored fedora no less. I really don't know if its particular characteristics could be called 'dated', or, more importantly, if those characteristics could be differentiated from variance in manufacturers' house styles. It was the suit in my 'member's picture' -- but the file's off the host. A thread devoted to discerning those changes over the past, say 50 years would be really neat, I think... Regards, Huntsman
     
  16. Fashionslave

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    Well,the Zegna event was last night .I ended up wearing a Kiton Blu Diamante 3 button suit in a deep gray-blue,a Borrelli Blue and white bengal striped shirt with spread collar and French cuffs,and a diagonal plaid Borrelli seven fold tie in gray-blue and pink.J.M. Weston cap toe laceups in black calfskin were the finishing touch.I felt and looked smashing.Three time Superbowl Champion quarterback Tom Brady could not have been nicer.He was such a gracious,sincere guest.An amazingly patient man,who easily smiled,conversed with everybody,posed for pictures,signed whatever anybody brought up to him.He truly enjoyed meeting the public, and never once did I get the impression it was wearing on him.Even when a cute little five year old girl clamped onto his leg and would not let go for like 3 minutes.The man was unflappable. Truly,the epitome of class.He is taller than I expected, at about 6'4".My friend who works there says he takes about a 44 extra long,and has his Napoli suits MTM.The gift bag contained a small leather Zegna football,ideal for an autograph.All the while,trays of miniature delights such as miniature hamburgers,pesto pizza,smoked chicken on biscuits, mini whoopee pies,and mini gelato cones were circulated amongst the 200 or so guests.Truly a smashing party.Kudos to Paul Wallace and the entire Zegna staff for their gracious hospitality. [​IMG]
     

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