Suit Them Up: Ermenegildo Zegna FW 2011

Posted on January 26, 2011


Brown is in. This shade of tan brown- unique, distinctive and sets you apart from the other white collar brown suits in your central business district. 3 buttons cut low like a 2 button, great creativity.

Style Timelessness: 3.5/5 (will look dated in 3 years)
Trend Worthiness: 5/5 (trendy beyond compare)

This leading luxury men’s suit designer Ermenegildo Zegna does it again. I could bore you with their 100 year old heritage or sedate you by waxing lyrical on their pedigree as suit makers for other haute couture labels like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Tom Ford OR I could simply tell you that this Italian design house is on (dragon) fire this Fall Winter 2011.

While politicians and geopolitical realities have been trying to address the rising powers of East Asia. Ermenegildo Zegna seem to be the only menswear designer (Shanghai Tang doesn’t design solely for men) that seems to address to rising phoenix that is China.

FW 2011 saw Gildo Zegna (for those of you intimate with the brand) celebrate both a 20 year collaboration with China as well as creating retrotastic designer suit collections with 1940s fabrics in ultra slim cuts. Everything is kept razor sharp and leaning on trend’s edge. Trousers are practically glued to legs, topcoats fitted over blazers or cardigans. In a sentence, Ermenegildo Zegna for Fall 2011 is evening menswear meets Chinese formal dinner. With their latest suits bequeathing an hourglass figure for men, military and James Bond Spy Types will enjoy the better defined shoulders. Tweeds and Chinoiserie silken smoking jackets define the ultimate sartorial luxury experience. In a word- simply exotic.

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