Milanese tailoring house Ermenegildo Zegna occupies a unique position in the Italian fashion landscape. Not only does the brand produce all its own fabrics in its North Italian mill (from wool produced by its own Australian sheep), it also manufactures all its own suits and ready-to-wear garments in-house — meaning that the clothes it produces are among the best in the world.
Stands to reason, then, that Zegna’s Su Misura (made-to-measure) tailoring service is also pretty darned special.
Though the label has been producing made-to-measure suits for years, for 2016 Zegna introduces its made-to-measure casual luxury project. For the first time ever, Zegna customers are able to have a range of casual garments — including jeans, cashmere knits, trench coats and leather jackets — cut to their exact measurements and finished with their specific customisations.
Blazers, for instance, are available in seven fabrics, 25 colours and in either structured or unstructured cuts, while leather jackets come in three styles and are available in a choice of five different hides. Given the opportunity, we would settle on an unlined Japanese denim jacket (above), which we’ll be wearing with a polo shirt this spring.
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Ermenegildo Zegna is at Mall of the Emirates, +971 4 330 8811