Zegna - Steal of the Year?

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  1. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Pics.
     
  2. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    I may, even though I don't have the greatest camera for clothing detail.[​IMG]
     
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    I know the shop you're talking about... been there many times. Yeah, his description is accurate - it's an odd little place with very, very varied pricing. Very variable quality too. I saw a Brioni suit there once - only one I've ever seen in real life - that sat in the sun-drenched window for months. The kicker? there was a home-sewn rip in the seat of the pants. And they wanted $500 for it.

    Nice enough shop, though - nice folks and a great cause. Just gotta be careful and patient with the tons of old Land's End shirts for $20 they carry. Also, if I were you I'd edit your post to make it less clear where the place is, though it's pretty much an obvious one anyway.

    As far as this jacket - get the pics up and people can help you, obviously. The age can be somewhat determined by that and the inner label/labels, & inside pocket tag.
     
  4. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    The WGP - No, I wouldn't do that. I don't go to that store all that often and, as far as I'm concerned, it's first come, first serve for the great bargains. Can't rationalize even purchasing great prices much of the time, either, though my basic practice is to purchase the higher-end type of clothing but at reduced prices - new or old. Someone at Sak's Beachwood told me they had the Zegna silk-cashmere blends, but we couldn't find any there today. Shame on those salespeople giving misleading information on the phone!!! Nordstrom's no Z, nor Dillards (I didn't ask but I don't think even the Beachwood Dillard's is up to EZ). The men's store could order some but not exactly this fabric. That might only leave Kilgour Trout in town - can't say for sure. They said they could get similar,
     
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    The Beachwood Dillards carries mainline Hickey Freeman, and that's as high as they go. Nordies... not much better, honestly. The Saks up there is at least better than the abysmal one here in Columbus, where the nicest thing in the men's department is RLBL and *nothing* whatsoever high-end makes an appearance. They're a running joke down here. [​IMG] You want to check out Kilgore Trout, but also Cuffs out in Chagrin Falls and Adesso out towards Rocky River. Cuffs is something else, not what you'd expect to find in the midwest at all. Take your wife when the weather's nice and make an afternoon of it - they've got a nice little downtown square in Chagrin Falls.
     
  6. Lafont

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    Thanks, but I go to Chagrin Falls very frequently - one of my favorite places in Greater Cleveland - and Cuffs has long been my favorite habidashery. Let's say I know it intimately! Not too much in Italian there. I haven't checked to see if they have EZ there but I doubt it. I thought possibly Adesso but haven't checked. Anyway, I'll look for similar jackets the next time I'm at Kilgour Trout.
     
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  8. Lafont

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    I took photos yesterday but today I can't load them. Looks like camera needs recharging. So, a little patience, please....[​IMG]
     
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  10. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    I can supply info. from the tag, however. So guys - someone here said if I supplied the pics they should make it clear if the jacket ws part of a suit, approx. age, and size? Yes, btw, there is a tag that says "made in Switzerland."

    [top: 56500C 11 CX : 1]
    CLIENTE: 565640
    CLIENTE S.P. 565640
    ORDINE: 07341
    RIGA: 001
    ET. CLI: Z8K
    ET. TEX: 12
    ET. LAV: [blank]
    ORD: CR
    MERCATO: 56
    PIG: NO
    MATRICOLA: 55462
    MODELLO: 1242S0
    DROP: 7
    STAT: R
    TAGLIA: 50
    V.P.: [blank]
    CAPI/RIGA: 5
    STG: 4
    ELAB: 82
    PARTITA: 12712

    in fabric composition section: 126 001382 00001905
    45905 Q S- 37-IAX-FBi8 -SGN03
    51% SILK
    49% CASHMERE

    COMPOSIZIONE FODERA (LINING COMPOSITION):
    100% RAYON
     
  11. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    I can translate some of these from my Italian dictionary but not all. I've seen the number 50 or thereabouts on other EZ jackets in Saks and first thought it was the size but the word "taglia" doesn't seem to mean that. I'm wondering if my jacket is a "long" but I hope not.
    So what info. can be gleaned here, before I can upload pictures?
     
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    that's nothing, i've seen suits in thrift shops for $300+

    Yep, depends on the shop. Sometimes a meddling Goodwill employee will spot something good and throw it in the case with a inflated price tag.
     
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    I can translate some of these from my Italian dictionary but not all. I've seen the number 50 or thereabouts on other EZ jackets in Saks and first thought it was the size but the word "taglia" doesn't seem to mean that. I'm wondering if my jacket is a "long" but I hope not.
    So what info. can be gleaned here, before I can upload pictures?


    Taglia is the size, in this case an EU 50, which I think is about the same as a US40. It's not a "long", the R means regular length. This jacket is a 50R with a drop 7, so if it was a suit the pants would be 33", but I don't believe the presence of a drop number means there were necessarily pants.
     
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    Taglia is the size, in this case an EU 50, which I think is about the same as a US40. It's not a "long", the R means regular length. This jacket is a 50R with a drop 7, but I don't believe the presence of a drop number means there were necessarily pants.

    +1 - it is a EU 50/US 40 R.
     
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    Searching on that model # brings up several sport coats, so it's probably safe to assume that this is not an orphaned suit jacket.
     

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