HOF: Labels, heels and nail patterns - Secrets to ID the maker

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  1. ncstate1201

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    I am curious if anyone can tell me if this is one of the Zegna higher lines or just simply another way to write the lower Z Zegna type of suits. It has the full name with a Z above it in a circle, and without knowing the history of the labels I am a little confused on what kind of suit this is.
    Thanks for the help!







    If you don't feel like downloading the pic. It appears to be a navy blue label centered on the top line is a Z in a circle followed by the entire Ermenegildo Zegna name on the line below centered. Is this the higher end? lower end? mid? any clue?

     


  2. Ich_Dien

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    Would hazard old Church's / Cheaney.
     


  3. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    These not-for-BB Peals have what I think is an unusual nail pattern on the heel - like the EG, but in sets of 2 nails rather than 3. I can't find a signature or size anywhere. Does anyone know how to determine the maker, style, or size? Thanks!
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  4. rebel222

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    Those should be EG. There is another set of numbers stamped inside, probably on the other side from pic #2 that will have sizing info.
     
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    I bought an unknown camel topcoat on Ebay before Christmas for next to nothing; a totally speculative purchase. Though admittedly I still don't really know what I'm talking about, I was impressed when it arrived. It looks and feels great. Its origins, however, are a mystery. I wouldn't have given a second thought if the coat had been crap, but I was intrigued. Below is the only label:

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    All I have found on Google for various combinations of 'Willson', 'tailor', 'tailoring', 'menswear' etc has been a store in Crawley, UK. Can anyone help me out? Is the place in Crawley the one? Is it a defunct brand from elsewhere? Have I missed something obvious on Google?

    Thanks
     
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  6. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Senior member

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    Thanks! Edward Greens, huh? That's great!
    Unfortunately, it's the same number stamped on both sides of both shoes. I can't find any sign of another stamp or handwritten mark, so if it was there, it's worn off. Is that a common nail pattern for EGs?
     


  7. rebel222

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    Those are probably 30+ years old, so there's no telling what nail patterns they used.

    I have handled a few EGs from that era. You can usually see an impression, if the sizing info has worn off. It is a 3 or 4 digit number.
     


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    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Could this be new Cantarelli?
     


  9. jguyette

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    I originally asked about this one in the Thrift thread, but it was suggested that I should try here.
    Anybody know this label?[​IMG]

    There are no other labels on the jacket, but it seems fairly well made. Somebody suggested it could be Armani, of some sort.
    Thanks!
     


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    I'm new, but is this thread telling us to spot the difference the official wear vs. bootleg?
     


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    tben Senior member

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    No. It is basically telling us who makes suits for who. For example, Corneliani for PRL.
     
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    Abla was made by Saintandrews.
     


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    Curious on these two. Thanks in advance!
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    IIRC I think that Trussini is its own maker, but just in case, any information would help.
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