Ermenegildo Zegna, an Italian classic and benchmark
In 1910, Ermenegildo opened up shop in the town of Trivero in Piedmont. By 1930, his reputation for quality had helped his factory to grow to the point of employing 1000 workers. Remaining in the family, the company today boasts over 500 boutiques worldwide. Their ready-to-wear line is immensely popular, but the majority of the premium suits produced by Zegna are still made-to-measure.
Now managed by the fourth generation of the Zegna family, the company expanded business to include the manufacture of fine suits for other designers as well, including Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, and Tom Ford.
A Zegna suit runs, on average, around $3,000. If you want to treat yourself to a made-to-measure one, expect to pay 15-20 percent more. Who doesn’t deserve a little luxury sometimes? Sometimes it’s worth it to live like an Italian.
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