Zilli Question...Musings...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Soph, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    I was unaware of Zilli other than some coats I had seen at a Morris. When I saw them there, they seemed quite well made on the outside yet had some rather "artistic' work on the inside for lack of a better word.

    Less than 2 weeks ago, I was speaking with a rather well respected tailor who spoke very highly of Zilli and I've noticed in another thread some wide ranging views.

    Is Zilli being misrepresented by a few garish pieces? Or would you consider them eternally garish?

    Do they have a website (I was unable to google it)

    Apparently they have boutiques in Dubai and Russia...[​IMG]



    http://www.robbreport.com/Articles/S...-Skin-Deep.asp

    http://www.ameinfo.com/46944.html
     
  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    they seemed quite well made on the outside yet had some rather "artistic' work on the inside for lack of a better word.

    On occasion, Seraphin does this as well.


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  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Any clothing that is sold at Bijan, Battaglia and Bernini has to be tacky. These are three of the gaudiest stores in the world. Think shirts with strips of silk on the collar to match the ties.

    Zilli has always reminded me of the Stefano Ricci of leather. Just simply awful. Almost frightening. To me, these two and Bijan are the ultimate examples of bad taste.

    The quality is unimpeachable, and RJMan says that there is tasteful stuff at the Paris store.
     
  4. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    Think shirts with strips of silk on the collar to match the ties.
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    GQgeek Senior member

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    I've only ever seen one shirt, but it was in very poor taste. Apparently from that Robb Report article, the triple-stitched collar is their calling card, but I think it's tacky, especially on a dress shirt. I also didn't like the fabric of the shirt. It was grey with black checks and contrasting collars and cuffs, however the collars and cuffs weren't even a smooth broadcloth, but something you might find on a sports shirt that clashed in texture with the fabric from the body of the shirt. I sure as hell wouldn't pay 850 euros for something that ugly.
     
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    LabelKing Senior member

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    Unlike Versace, the aforementioned brands take it all in seriousness, the wearers thinking they are the last word in taste.

    Barcelino is another tacky store.
     
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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Barcelino is another tacky store.


    Napoleon and De Lisi in NYC are also stores of this ilk catering to the "Teflon Don" among their clients.
     
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    I had one Zilli dress shirt that was white with black stripes. It was very traditional, not tacky or showy at all. The cotton was extremely fine, and it was one of my favorite shirts (I have no idea where it went). As for the rest of the stuff there, a lot of it is very showy and over the top.
     

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