Ermenegildo Zegna founded his eponymous mill in 1910 when he bought his father’s textile looms in the Alpine foothills of Trivero. Today, the mill is famously still family-owned with the fourth-generation Zegna family managing all production of its celebrated fabrics in-house.
And while famed for its long heritage, the mill is renowned for balancing time-honoured craftsmanship with innovation and technology, resulting in world-class cloth that’s in demand by the likes of Gucci, Tom Ford and Saint Laurent.
From selecting the world’s finest raw materials to its expert finishing, the prestigious mill oversees its complete production process meaning its quality is second to none.
Over its 118-year history, it has constantly invested in research and new technology to create lighter, more refined and better-performing fabrics that have set new standards in luxury men’s tailoring.
In fact, Zegna fabrics are one of Italy’s most acclaimed exports – which is saying something when you consider this is the country that also gave the world opera, espresso and Ferraris.
Ermenegildo Zegna Cloth suits at Moss Bros. are cut from superfine Australian merino wool fabrics notable for their smooth handles and expensive-looking lustre. The natural elasticity of wool is enhanced by being tightly spun for resilience and crease resistance.
They’re cut in a tailored fit, adhering to the proportions of classic tailoring but with typically Italian touches such as more natural shoulders and corozo nut buttons sewn onto working cuffs.
Ermenegildo Zegna’s original mission of creating the “the most beautiful fabrics in the world” lives on with the company’s commitment to promoting improvements in wool production around the world.
The mill established the Ermenegildo Zegna Wool Awards in Australia over 50 years ago, tasking the country’s sheep farmers to submit their finest fleece to be judged and potentially awarded the much-coveted trophy. The result? Farmers are incentivised to produce their very best and Zegna secures the year’s finest batches of wool for its fabrics.