A Broken Suit? Never heard of anything like it? Read on… As its name suggests, this suit is, quite literally, broken in textures and fabrics. Ermenegildo Zegna, the Italian master suitmaker proves that it has what it takes to be relevant in the face of today’s changing menswear trends. In a decidedly bold step towards modernity, thanks to the iconoclastic Stefano Pilato for that, Ermenegildo Zegna suits are now designed by blending different materials and textures. The basic concept of three staples — jacket, trousers and waistcoats — is adhered to but they are mixed and matched with different fabrics. Further variety is infused into the looks with weaves, textures and patterns in tonal shades and degradé contrast.
Jacquard seems to be making quite a mark in the world of menswear. This probably explains why Zegna’s broken suits are represented in timeless, classic jackets, which have been paired with jacquard pants, featuring ornate motifs. The silhouette is suave and dapper and the allure is classic.
Check out some of the looks here.
UrbanEye View: I’ve never been fond of any form of pattern on my clothes. I have always been a huge fan of Ermenegildo Zegna suits because of their classic, timeless appeal and unapologetically Italian allure. That being said, I LOVE how discreetly Pilati has infused patterns into a formal look. So the average Indian guy, who, let us not deny, often shies away from any experimentation, might actually end up wearing something like this and making a statement. I love the modernity of this trend and I would definitely wear it. Modern and manly!