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Solid Navy Zegna Suit, Conservative?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by slaavwmr, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. slaavwmr

    slaavwmr Senior member

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    Do you think wearing a Zegna is automatically not an a conservative suit? Would it be ok for a job interview( Accounting/Finance/Law).

    Also, Is it a no-no to wear a Zegna suit with an HK shirt and Alden shoes?
     
  2. bigbadbuff

    bigbadbuff Senior member

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    Hmmm [​IMG] I would think Zegna is certainly one of the more conservative brands, and would guess that their clientele is largely businessmen. And I don't know why in the world you would think the brands of an outfit matter when putting it together- no offense.
     
  3. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    no, yes, nope. youre good to go.
     
  4. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    My guess is that the question was geared toward the propriety of wearing a sleek Italian suit (although Zegna is actually rather boxy) with not-so-sleek American shoes. Â I have often pondered whether my pairing of AE wingtips with a Corneliani suit was appropriate. Â This, of course, is not something a normal person (i.e., someone who does not frequent this forum) would even think of.
     
  5. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    It depends on the Zegna in question. Some are boxy, some are more sleek. Some in between. I personally think you are fine, and that the sleekness of the shoe should correspond more to the fabric of the suit and the occassion rather than the cut. Though a sleeker should is almost mandatory is the ankle width of the suit is less than 17.5" wide.
     
  6. slaavwmr

    slaavwmr Senior member

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    (bigbadbuff @ Feb. 01 2005,18:22) And I don't know why in the world you would think the brands of an outfit matter when putting it together- no offense.
    My guess is that the question was geared toward the propriety of wearing a sleek Italian suit (although Zegna is actually rather boxy) with not-so-sleek American shoes. Â I have often pondered whether my pairing of AE wingtips with a Corneliani suit was appropriate. Â This, of course, is not something a normal person (i.e., someone who does not frequent this forum) would even think of.
    Ambulance chaser - Thank you for your undestanding my point about the suit v. shoes. I know people on this forum think Zegna is conservative but In the USA I would venture to say a suit like Zegna, which I think is pretty fitted, is not so conservative. I guess its just me, who thinks Canali is very fitting.
     

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