Trussardi suit

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    I know nothing in particular about Trussardi tailored clothing, other than Trussardi has recently been trying to expand their product line from leather goods. I have seen a bunch of Trussardi tailored clothing on Overstock.com, though it is the "Sartoriale" collection, which seems to be different than the e-bay offering. I am skeptical of this vendor's "retail prices," as he has some "loro piana" cashmere coats that he claims are worth $3200 that are more likely worth $800 -$900. I guess if you can get the suit for $329 it might be okay, but I would give you very good odds that is nowhere close to a Belvest or Isaia that would legitimately be a $2100 suit.
     


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    The main thing that attracts me is the hand-stitched lapel. And the measurement and the style also seems perfect for me. However, I am rather hesitant because it is shipped from Germany. Here in Canada they really have low threshold on the duty-exempted value, although I still haven't checked the custom duty rate yet. If it were from the US I'd be more interested. Plus I'm not exactly sure if this is really a deep bargain, don't think it's a bad price but still trying to educate myself on this matter.
     


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    It's not clear to me that the lapels are hand-stitched; manufacturers of late seem to have figured out how to do a picked edge with machines. I hope someone else can weigh in with some knowledge for you.
     


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    It doesn't look too bad, although I really wish he had more contrast in the pictures. It's kind of hard to tell the quality from them.

    Judging from what I see, the lapels roll fine, the sleeves hang properly from their shoulders, and it's only a little above $300. You could do a lot worse.

    Of course, I'd ask the seller for more pictures, especially under the lapels and collar (to check for stitching), as well as the fabric tag.
     


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    Judging by the seller's other auctions, I have to say I'd be wary of buying anything from him. For example, he is selling a lot of "Zegna" suits, but only one of them that I saw has a picture of an actual "Ermenegildo Zegna" tag sewn in the inside. The rest of them seem to be just random no-name manufacturers who just happened to use Zegna cloth in their suits, which as a result, are not really Zegna-made suits. On a lesser note, the seller is also selling Armani Collezioni suits as "Giorgio Armani" without noting that AC is a lower quality diffusion line, and not the higher end main line. The latter is more just putting the burden of learning the information on the consumer; but I find the former act to be a deceptive misrepresentation.

    As a result, I would not trust this seller enough to buy anything from him. The suits are probably decent, but not up to the quality they're being marketed as; and I certainly think you could do better on ebay.
     


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    Hem, I didn't know that the lapel stitching can be done by machine. In that case, is hand-stitched lapel really that superior to a machine-stitched one? I would think that, if anything, a picked edge done by machine tend be more neat.
     


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    I hear that some brands - don't know who, I'm afraid - use a particular type of machine that replicates the unevenness of a hand stitch. I guess it looks more like a 'crafted' item that way, rather than one churned out on an assembly line.

    As for quality of machine vs. hand, isn't it more of a 'highlighting' detail, than it is an issue of construction? I've never had a lapel fall apart on me, pick-stitched or not.
     


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    Trussardi is another company that wishes to branch out into things that traditionally was never intended for leather good manufacturers. But then just look at Fendi, Loewe, Prada to give examples. I suppose the quality shouldn't be terrrible though.

    Pick-stiching is one of those aesthetic refinements that is better for one's disposition if done by hand. Of course only if one is into that sort of thing. Much like how Borrelli's shirt buttons, and cuffs are hand sewn, and such. I personally prefer various things to be hand crated though.

    That eBay seller's Zegna suits though some of them I don't think are Zegna. The label only states Tessuto Zegna which means only the fabric is from Zegna. Probably one of those no name suits.
     


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    Marzotto-owned brands (most notably Marzotto Lab and M Missoni) frequently feature a machine-stitched pick stitch.
     


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