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Ermenegildo Zegna Cashmere Silk Jacket

48 IT / 38 US / Medium

Sale price$1,326.00 Regular price$3,927.00

Softer than soft - cashmere and silk blend jacket left unconstructed for even more lightness. This style is instantly recognizable by connoisseurs; notch lapels, milanese buttonhole, soft shoulders and rounded pattern below the profile of the jacket which accentuates a slim waist. Discover the elaborated sartorial details below.

By the time a Ermenegildo Zegna garment ends up hanging in an enthusiasts wardrobe, more than 500 hands will have touched it. They start their work by shearing the wool, weaving it, bundling it, dyeing it, knitting it, ironing it, cutting it, sewing it, ironing it again (and again). In Trivero, Piedmont, Zegna turns wool into cloth, and then sends it to the artisanal suit factory at Stabio, on the Swiss side of the Italian border, where the cloth becomes a tailored garment. What is thought to be simple is actually difficult, and what is thought to be done by machine is basically done by people, at a sophisticated level.

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Sartorial Details

Full Canvas Construction

A sartorial jacket - or coat - needs an interlining that will help give it shape and mold it. Canvas gives the item a tailored and crafted look. In short, it breathes life into it. Purely technical, canvas is made from either horsehair, wool, mohair or camel hair. It could also be a mix of them all, with varying thickness and weight. The canvas is stitched to the jacket, often by hand, thus making the canvas pieces 'floating' in the middle of the inner and outer cloth. This gives the jacket added flexibility. The canvas runs from the upper parts, all the way down to the end of the jacket. After you wear your canvassed suit for a while, it will begin to take your shape and look incredibly natural.

unlined

Unlined suits are lighter and more breathable, making them ideal for warmer climates or during the summer months. Secondly, the absence of lining often allows for a more natural and relaxed fit, enhancing the overall comfort and mobility. Also, unlined suits tend to have a more casual and modern appearance, making them suitable for both formal and semi-formal occasions, providing versatility and value for your wardrobe.

Soft Shoulders

Soft Shoulders, or lightly padded shoulder construction, gives a softer, more casual silhouette to a tailored jacket. Soft shoulders have little padding and follow the contour of the individual’s shoulder to accentuate the wearer’s natural features.

Handmade Buttonhole

Handmade buttonholes are made using a chain of knotted loops called purl stitches that make them strong and visually distinctive. It takes about five seconds to sew a regular buttonhole with a machine – a single handmade buttonhole takes about 10 minutes to sew.

Two-Button Closure

The jacket has a two-button closure which keeps the profile neat.

Chest pocket - Rounded welt pocket

Also known as ‘barchetta’ Italian for ‘little boat’, it is so named because this pocket floats on the chest gently angled upward, just like the bow of a sailboat. These pockets echo the lively roll of a lapel that carries the spring of canvas and natural wool, unlike machine-made chest pockets that have a more stamped-out, rectangular shape and less life.

Darts

The tailors adds two darts - think of them as pinched seams - to ensure the jacket’s body achieves a slim silhouette. The process, called mezzo punto riprese, is done entirely by hand.

Horn Buttons

Horn buttons are prized for their quality. They are made with the finest genuine horn material, improving the appearance of the suit. And because they are so strong, you don't have to worry about them cracking or breaking.

Patch Pocket

Patch pockets, with their rugged functionality, were unsurprisingly adopted by the military for both shirts and jackets.

size

48 IT / 38 US / Medium