Great deal on half a suit! Where do I find the rest? *pics

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  1. JoeWoah

    JoeWoah Senior member

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    I managed to find a 38R Ermenegildo Zegna suit at Filene's Basement, but they're missing the pants. They gave me the jacket, which is impeccable, for $215... so I am half way to a great suit!

    Where do you think I could find pants to match? Should I even bother, or should I just find pants that look good with it (grey pants and caramel pants would work)? Maybe get something custom to match, as there seems to be a few places online where I could do this cheap, any suggestions? Should I just sell it?

    Thanks for the Help!

    Pics Below, they were taken with my Blackberry, so sorry about the quality.

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  2. HomerJ

    HomerJ Senior member

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    That is unfortunately always going to look like half a suit. A pinstripe jacket is always an orphaned suit jacket and you will never find the matching pants.
     
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    Sell it on eBay (w/ a .99 cent start).
    Better yet return it.
    Don't make the same mistake again.
    All my humble opinion of course. . .
     
  5. VMan

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    Return that, terrible deal for the price you paid. It's not real Zegna, it just uses Zegna cloth. An exact match will be difficult to find, and striped jackets don't really work as sport coats with odd trousers (maybe with jeans, that is debatable, ask drizzt).
     
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    mack11211 Senior member

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    Half way is no way.

    Bring it back.
     
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    penguin vic Senior member

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    What everyone else said. It's not a Zegna, it's half a suit and its useless ... and expensive for $215. They saw you coming. Sorry.
     
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    I agree with the consensus opinion to return the jacket. As VMan points out, the jacket is not Zegna, it is merely made with Zegna cloth. I have seen these suits at FB, and $215 is not a great deal on the entire suit, much less just the jacket.
     
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    JoeWoah Senior member

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    I wasn't aware of the Zegna differences... I'm still in the learning phase of how to dress as I get older and earn enough to buy better stuff. So, are the EZ Travelers to be avoided? Who makes them?

    Maybe this question would be best suited (no pun) for a separate thread, but is there much of anything worth getting at FB?

    There is a suit sale on March 3rd, and they are allowing people to put suits on hold until then, I grabbed a Loro Piana 38R and with the discount it will be $400. Am I making the same mistake on that too? I didn't think of taking pictures at the store, but I will take some after I do pick it up then.
     

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