Adventures in Shopping: Ermenegildo Zegna

Today I am launching a new series called “Adventures in Shopping”.  

Many of you have asked for a look into my professional shopping as well as where to locate “off the menu services” like tailoring, in-store facials and other retail perks.

This series will give you a VIP peek behind the scenes of some of my favorite retail centers, boutiques, restaurants and shops.  I’ll be dishing out my secret info on services you may not have known existed, dressing room diaries, insider shopping secrets and specials/sales I stumble upon.

It’s amazing how much you can learn while shopping!

Let’s get started at Las Vegas’ premier shopping destination The Forum Shops with one of my favorite luxury mens retailers Ermenegildo Zegna and a service you may not have known they offer: Su Misura.

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Luxury, today, is about individuality and to experience the luxury Italian menswear artisan Ermenegildo Zegna’s impressive Su Misura made-to-measure service is to feel as if you have finally “arrived”.

Suits, jackets, trousers, overcoats, shirts, ties and even denim can be custom tailored, with delivery in just a few weeks.

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Creating your own suit is a true luxury experience.

First the client enters the made to measure “library” of the boutique where he pours over fabric and style books with a Zegna suiting expert to select the cut and fabric of suit that best fits his needs and lifestyle.

“Every detail and every stitch is carefully executed to match the characteristics and personality of the customer”.

The client can choose from over 500 classical and seasonal fabrics, select customized elements and finishings and even have his name or initials hand-stitched on the label.

Did you know that Zegna fabrics are so sought after that they even provide the fabrics for some of the most exclusive brands out there such as Tom Ford. Combining over a century of expertise with research and new technologies, Ermenegildo Zegna continues to create innovative fabrics that offer increasingly progressive performance and functionality.   Just check out their amazing High Performance fabric collection-  A woollen fabric that is machine washable, soft to the touch, lightweight, wrinkle-resistant and holds its shape.   Seriously you can twist up the arm and the jacket still looks perfect!  Great for travel and oh so luxe.

Back to the service- now that everything is selected it’s time to measure up, a fitting with the tailor to get your exact measurements for the suit.

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Then the order goes off to Europe (Switzerland for the jackets; Italy for the outerwear) and is made on a relatively tight timeline – 4-6 weeks for jackets/suits and 7 for outerwear. Once the suit arrives there is a second fitting where the tailor can make any last-minute adjustments.

There you have it a suit made just for you. #highroller #likeaboss

To experience Ermenegildo Zegna Su Misura made-to-measure service visit the Ermenegildo Zegna Boutique at Forum Shops because there is nothing sexier than a guy in the perfect suit.

Here’s a bonus tip for all you traveling sartorial gents- courtesy of the Ermenegildo Zenga suiting experts at Forum Shops- a quick tutorial on the proper way to fold a Jacket before you pack it in your suitcase!

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