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Style: Stitch in Time

June 25, 2010

In 1910, decades before he first put his signature on a garment, Italian cloth maker Ermenegildo Zegna established his company with the introduction of a high-quality wool fabric that weighed only 500 grams per square meter—pretty good by early-20th-century suitmaking standards.

More than half a century later, his sons, Aldo and Angelo, put their own stamp on the family business with the introduction of Su Misura (made-to-measure), a method of producing custom suits partly by machine and partly by hand, which transformed the Zegna company.

Today, the founder’s grandchildren also carry on this tradition of innovation: Under their tutelage, the business has expanded beyond textile production and suitmaking to achieve wide recognition as a vendor of footwear and fine leather goods, a worldwide retailer, and a philanthropic entity that is especially devoted to addressing environmental concerns.

via Style: Stitch in Time | Robb Report.

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