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.


Zegna Electa Cloth

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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.


Loro Piana Winter Tasmanian Collection