Zegna trofeo

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  1. spatten

    spatten Senior member

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    I recently picked up a suit at Neiman Marcus Last call that I am happy with.

    It appears to be fully canvas construction, with hand stiched lapels in a very nice fabric. On the inside of the jacket is a label which says "Ermengildo Zegna" and on the other side is a label "Trofeo". There is no lable indicating "Tessuto" or the like.

    I assumed the suit and the fabric was made by Zegna, but after searching the posts on this site I see no reference to the "trofeo" line and some indications this is a fabric line. Any thoughts? Could this be the "regular" Zegna line? Also the MSRP on the NM tag was about 2100$.

    I am mainly asking so that I can, in the future, purchase Zegna at ebay or other sites and be fairly confident a fit is achievable.

    Thanks,
    Scott
     


  2. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Unless I'm remembering incorrectly, Trofeo is a Zegna line.

    I know it will turn up in a search here.

    NM would not sell a "Tessuto Zegna" suit by the way.
     


  3. spatten

    spatten Senior member

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    Good to know that NM won't sell the Tessuto stuff. I don't have much experience purchasing at outlets like Last Call, and there is always this little voice that says "if the price is too good to be true...." I guess at the price I picked it up (<600&#036[​IMG], I couldn't help wondering.
     


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    regularjoe Senior member

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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    Yes, Trofeo was a Zegna line that featured special Zegna fabrics-hence they were of slightly higher quality than the regular line, but don't have as much handwork as the Napoli line.

    koji
     


  6. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

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    Trofeo is the name of one of their lines of cloth.
     


  7. smokinggun

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    Anybody have experience shopping at the Zegna outlets? Are the suits their regular lines? Or do they make them specifically for the outlets out of Tessuto Zegna cloth?
     


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    jerseyguy Well-Known Member

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    Tessuto Zegna just means Zegna cloth, and it's something only OTHER manufacturers would do to get Zegna's name on their no-name suit.

    Since Zegna produces all of their suits themselves, they have no need for this and you will never see just a &quot;Tessuto Zegna&quot; on a Zegna-manufactured suits. Everything at the outlet mall is the stuff you'd find in stores and if you go during the sales, you can get suits for $5-600. What you should watch out for, however, are the lower-priced Z Zegna and Zegna &quot;soft&quot; which are both fused.
     


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    Thanx for the tip.
     


  10. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Zegna sponsors a wool competition in Australia, and under the terms of the contest, the sheep farmers have to promise to sell their wool to Zegna if they win. The winning wool gets a trophy and forms (at least some) of the raw material for Zegna Trofeo fabrics.

    I suppose that it might be possible for a suit manufacturer to buy Trofeo fabric from Zegna and make suits out of it, but I've never seen this. Trofeo is certainly nice stuff, but I don't think that it's worth the price premium that it commands.

    Like the others, I've never seen Tessuto Zegna suits at Neiman Marcus, just suits made by Zegna.
     


  11. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

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    If there ever were any, I'd guess that a non-Zegna constructed, Zegna-cloth suit one found at Neiman Marcus would be at least as well-constructed as (if not better than) suits bearing a &quot;real&quot; Ermenegildo Zegna label.

    Remember, &quot;Tessuto E. Zegna&quot; labels mean Zegna cloth, NOT &quot;poorly made sketchy suit.&quot;  If I get WW Chan to make me a suit from Trofeo or Traveller, it's going to have a Tessuto Ermenegildo Zegna tag on the inside right breast, but that doesn't make the suit a piece of junk.
     


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    T4phage Senior member

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    I've been to their outlet just outside Florence, in a complex called &quot;The Mall&quot;. From what I saw, the suits were usually regular line, and there was also fabrics for sale.
     


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