FW 17 Fabric Review: Zegna vs. Loro Piana

The typical suit cloth weighs around 250 grams (or 8 oz.) per square meter. The two collections featured below weigh over 300 grams and are some our favorites for fall-winter-spring.


Heavier cloth will drape better, avoid creasing when fitted close to the body, and yet feels substantially soft in the hand. Learn more about how these two compare and experience them for yourself at any of our studios.

1. Ermenegildo Zegna ELECTA© Collection

  • Weight: 310 grams; 10 oz.
  • Composition: Made using Superfine Australian wool, which is bought from the top 15% of wool fibers available each year.
  • Durability: Has a soft and silky finish and natural elasticity for comfort.
  • Style: Available in classic business pinstripes, glen plaids and solids. Also including some popular textured plaids. 
  • Price: $1900, 2pc suit
  • Verdict: Increased weight over the average suit provides an improved drape while still being versatile for many seasons. 

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Zegna Electa Cloth

Learn more about this collection by booking a fitting below. 


2. Loro Piana Winter Tasmanian© Collection

  • Weight: 340 grams; 12 oz. 
  • Composition: Made from 16.25 micron wool fibers (super 150) from herds on the island of Tasmania, densely woven to achieve a substantial hand with superior softness.
  • Durability: Engineered to be versatile and creaseproof.
  • Style: Available in classic and contemporary pinstripes, herringbones, fancies and solids. These are classic staples that will never go out of style. 
  • Price: $2600, 2pc suit
  • Verdict: Perhaps the greatest 3-season (excluding warm summer) fabric on earth. If you want a slimmer fit with a perfect drape these fabrics help us in this difficult task.
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Loro Piana Winter Tasmanian Collection 

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Announcing our Italian made dress shoes

After a year and a half search across Italy to visit directly with factories in Italy, we've launched our HALL MADDEN shoe collection.

All three series of shoes are made in Italy in selection of the best factories to represent a variety of pricing to bring the best quality at the best value. From the staple leather dress shoes to fun casual loafers, we're proud to offer our first collection.

Book an appointment to try them on at any of our studios or contact your fit specialist to learn more.


HANDMADE SERIES

 
Handmade Black Captoe Balmoral

Handmade Black Captoe Balmoral

 

For those who want the best quality available. Entirely hand crafted in an artisan workshop of skilled cordwainers used by several premiere luxury menswear brands. Our most elegant shoe available in the ever essential black Tuscan leather. 

$550, cedar shoe trees included


SIGNATURE SERIES

Crafted in Italy using a Goodyear welt construction so they can be resoled. We used premium leather sourced from Tuscany to make a dark brown derby captoe and black balmoral captoe styles that both compliment every man's wardrobe.

$350, cedar shoe trees included


CASUAL SERIES

Our line of driving moccasins and loafers made in blue beaver suede. Made to be worn casually with sport coats, jeans and even without socks on warm summer days.

And we also offer a dark brown balmoral captoe constructed with a Blake Rapid Stitch welt for those looking for a budget dress shoe.

$200-230, shoe trees sold separately

Hall Madden will be adding more styles in the future. We do require an in-person consultation to gather your fit.