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Z Zegna drop 8 suits - where?

paulrox

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Where can I get these suits for lower than retail? I love the fit OTR but I'm on a bit of a budget right now.

My first post -- please go easy on me.

Paul
 

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You could troll the outlets. If you've got more time then money invest the time. IOTW keep checking the shops.
 

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Any shops you guys can recommend? I'm in Toronto and see them at Harry Rosen for about $1300. Is that outrageous? Any other suggestions?
 

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It's outrageous if you don't want to pay it.

You need to figure out what it's worth to you.

The fact the local outlet here in Italy was blowing them out this summer at less then €100 doesn't do you much good. You'd need a time machine to go back to the summer. Hope they have your size. Hope they have a cloth that interests you.

Personally at that price I'd ask how much more the Milano is. Milano comes in higher drops if you want it.
 

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Originally Posted by paulrox
Any shops you guys can recommend? I'm in Toronto and see them at Harry Rosen for about $1300. Is that outrageous? Any other suggestions?

Unless you absolutely need it right away... don't buy it at Harry Rosen.

I hate encouraging that place... Such a rip off.
 

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heyo, I'm right with you in T.O. and like those drop 8's too. 1. Yes, it's overpriced considering it's fused and made in mexico... that being said I personally love the fit and styling... but it's just expensive for what it is. 2. Holt's also carries these suits, so there's another option. They're priced at a more reasonable (?) $1100, and every year go on sale so you should be able to pick one up for closer to about $800-900. 3. Note.. there's actually 2 drop 8's. one is called the "deco" and fits a bit looser. Just FYI. I saw it in the states so i'm not sure Holts or Harry's has that one to confuse you. Another thing, I spoke with the SA Lisa at the Yorkdale Holt's and she said they actually order several different body styles. it's the same cut, but I had noticed that some had roped shoulders for example. So there might be some variations in styleing depending on season or model or whatever. 4. And to finally answer your question, check Yoox? maybe it was bluefly. But I know one of those online guys sell them 5. I'd also recomend calling around the USA chains like saks, nordstroms, barneys, etc. Especially the outlets. a few phone calls might save you hundreds of dollars. PS - http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=66127
 

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Any suggestions for other lines with a fit similar to the drop 8?
 

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do you mean other lines with a drop 8? or a similar styling to Zegna?

because the Anthony RLBL for example is a solid drop 8, but it's a very different style. Much stronger chest and shoulders, quite a striking cut really, but it's not the same as Zegna's. Now it's about $1500-1800 IIRC but fully canvassed and they are around here or there on sale, but they probably own't be cheap. If I were going to pay hte full Z-Zegna retail of $1100 or something, I'd rather buy an on sale RLBL, but if your budget is under $1K you may have some trouble finding one. it's possible though.

If you want a slim cut, relatively cheap, and don't mind fusing... then there are some options around. For a somewhat related cut to Zegna, check out Tiger or Sweden and also maybe try the HUGO line while you're at Boomer (Queen west). You might like the Tiger. also probably available online for much cheaper.
At Holt's, check out the Paul Smith Byard or Abbey Road. There's also that new Burberry London one downstairs at Bloor (overpriced and lacks personality IMO but relatively slim).

I dunno, just naming whatever comes to mind with a reasonably slim fit. Hope taht's a start.
 

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I will check all of those out. What do you suspect areprice neighborhoods for some of them? Tiger, sweden, etc?
 

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all over the place, also depends on sales and such. There's a company in the Eaton's center called Stonehouse, which used to be Grafton and Co. I think they also carry Tiger of Sweden, so they might have more selection then boomer and better prices. It's been a while, but might be worth a quick pop in to check.


edit - Stonehouse is now closed there
 

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Stonehouse? Come on man! I think we are talking about a different class of suit here.

+1 on Holt. They have two big sales a year. One is at Christmas (I can't remember if it's just before or just after). They have price drops up to 50% but no idea if it will be the suit you are looking for. Harry Rosen has similar sales, but I don't think you will see price drops like that except maybe on HB.
 

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lol, I meant avoid anything else in the store, but Tiger of Sweden might be a cut worth checking out if you're in the mall anyway. We're talking about a fused zegna suit, so maybt not quite a different class.

Harry's probably won't have great price drops, after all they're not really a "discount" type store. Another idea is to buy the Zegna from Holt's in the next week or two and then wait the 30 days return time (?) to see if they drop it a few hundred dollars.
 

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Originally Posted by Master-Classter
lol, I meant avoid anything else in the store, but Tiger of Sweden might be a cut worth checking out if you're in the mall anyway. We're talking about a fused zegna suit, so maybt not quite a different class.

Harry's probably won't have great price drops, after all they're not really a "discount" type store. Another idea is to buy the Zegna from Holt's in the next week or two and then wait the 30 days return time (?) to see if they drop it a few hundred dollars.


Wow... I didn't know that store carried Tiger of Sweden suits.

I'll definitely check it out next time I'm in Toronto. If someone drops by the store, could you report back on the pricing of these suits. A PM would even be appreciated if you can!
 

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If you are looking in the Tiger of Sweden range, then Strellson might be worth checking as well. It's now available at the Bay and other fine clothiers.
 

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Last year a week or 2 before xmas i went into HOLt's and found a Paul Smith suit that fitted nice (although the trousers are ALWAYS about 2 inches to big in the waist!!) and had the sales guy hold it for a week until the sale started and i got the sale price which was about 4-500 less.

I'd love a slim cut 40R with trousers that are drop 8 (or even 9).
But yeah the BYARD P.S. is slim cut and nice.
 

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