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Unusual Zegna Soft Find (!)(?)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pejsek, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. pejsek

    pejsek Senior Member

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    Jul 3, 2004
    I would have put this in the thrifting thread (thus reviving one of the perenially great sf conversations which seems to now be at sea), but I thrifted it a couple of years ago and promptly put it away. After all, after a while I suppose we must all claim ownership of our thrift finds. Anyway, I re-discovered this jacket while I was doing my now monthly scan for moths. It's a Zegna Soft jacket in a Donegal style pure cashmere tweed, roughly oatmeal colored with olive and mustard flecks. And the funny thing is, it's finished really well--quarter-lined with beautiful seams and not a hint of fusing anywhere. In fact, there seems to be no sort of interlining at all in the jacket, just the barest single layer of padding and linen at the shoulder. The patch pockets are vaguely crescent shaped and the lapel buttonhole is nicely cut all the way through (so it can accept the button sewn under the opposite lapel). It's a very casual and comfortable sweater-type jacket whose only vice is that the lapel wants to roll to the top of a fairly high three-button stance. Otherwise, it would seem to be rather classically Neapolitan in inspiration. Did I somehow miss the Golden Age of Zegna Soft (the inter-war interregnum during which it was a bit more than just a stylistic bad joke)?
    Bottom line: It pays to chack for moths.

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