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Marzoni Fabric

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Audi1, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Audi1

    Audi1 New Member

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    I am trying to locate the supplier of Marzoni suit fabric. Any insight on who or where to contact the maker/supplier?
     
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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I can't prove it but I believe Marzoni fabric is not really Italian. I believe
    it's Chinese. The company website has no contact information -- no address,
    no phone number. The agent for the cloth is in Hong Kong. It is my believe --
    although not yet proven -- that Marzoni is passing off product as Italian
    when it's actually made in China. Can someone disprove this?
     
  6. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    though, I have no proof, the look of the website makes me think that they are a converter/fabric supplier to the trade.
    no mill. they commission other mills to produce for them. the fabric could be from anywhere.
     
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    Their books are commonly seen in many Shanghai tailor shops. So you might be right.
     
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    Just this weekend I handled Marzoni and Carlos Barbera books. I suspect both to be Chinese.
     
  9. woolnotmutton

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    Chinese try to pass off Chinese made goods as Foreign made all the time especially to domestic customers.. Although their textile industry is getting better and better.
     
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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Carlos Barbara has a mill I believe
     
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    I just got three Astor & Black suits with Marzoni fabrics. Thought they were Italian, hope they aren't Chinese. Either way they feel good and look good....
     
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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have seen decent suiting fabrics out of China. good value for the money
     
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    if you felt good with them, and didn't pay too much for those Astor & Black suits then you should not worry if they Chinese or European fabrics. Since Astor and Black operates out of HK (their tailors) I wouldn't be surprised if they use plenty of Chinese suiting fabrics. Granted this industry is really not that high tech, and if china has the kind of quality control as euro counterparts their products should be just as good or getting better and better.
    As far as Marzoni is concerned, just by looking at the site I would say that its a foregin investor with tech background in Texiles and now manufacturing in China. There are plenty of firms that do this. I believe Corneliani now manufactures some suits in China.
     
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  14. Classic Car

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    Can someone inform me the name and contact number of the agent in HK?

    Many thanks
    Classic Car
     
  15. JCachot

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    The issue isn't about quality -- although it's unlikely the Chinese mills can match the Italians or British. The issue is whether Marzoni is being deceptive. It is duplicitous to present the cloth as Italian if it's made in China. Why can't they just tell people where they make their
    cloth? What's the problem with that? Astor & Black no longer overtly promote Marzoni as "Italian cloth" but they do not tell their customers the provenance of their product. Astor & Black want people to think that Maroni is a made-in-Italy product. This is clearly deceptive.
     
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    Manzoni is alright, expect they are slightly above VBC but nothing more than Harrison of Edinburgh
     
  17. JCachot

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    How do you know? What personal experience do you have with Manzoni? Harrisons is a high quality merchant with mostly -- if not all -- British cloth.
     
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    I own garments with the fabrics in question, all at 230 grams/meter and s120 worsted wool, I find the drape of Marzoni is in between VBC and Harrison


    Thats all
     
  19. damang28

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    I believe all of the Marzoni fabric is made in Italy. The fabrics are all from the mills of Italy by Luigi Botto..
     
  20. Classic Car

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    I eventually found out the supplier in Hong Kong. The fabric usually only sell to tailors but not individuals. They spend a lot of money on website and catalogue books. I had a tailor make a sport jacket for me. I think they are strong in sport jacket fabric design but not much in suitings. The fabric design is attractive but not the quality. If I go for sport jacket and fashion base only, I will select Marzoni. Theri price are relatively higher than VBC and they are middle range.
     

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