Friday, January 21, 2011

Belted up at Zegna

Another round of fashion shows has just finished in Milan for what we will be wearing in Winter 2011. By and large I was feeling much more in tune with what was on offer this year than previous years. Collections were more restrained with the emphasis on good tailoring, line, texture and colour. Very few gimmicks and this year designers seemed to be going back to their roots, creating clothes that were wearable and fun at the same time.

I am loving the pseudo military detailing and looks at Zegna. This was a collection containing everything one could ask for! Impeccable tailoring creating a sound impression with the emphasis on craftsmanship.

Warm mustards and cool burgundies were mixed with slate grey and rich browns all layered with care creating a fabulous feast of the eyes. Fabrics from heavy tweeds to luxurious velvets and satins created a look of cool elegance that would keep any man warm.

Jackets were shorter and cropped with the slightest references to the military in the cuffs and collars.

However it was the belts and accessories that really caught my eye. Brushed bronze buckles on belts, sam browns crossing the chest, coats belted on the outside, these just blew me away!

My favourites were the belts with those stylish leather pouches attached or swinging from
clips! Kind of like fashion’s answer to the Batman belt!

I would drop my hat (or belt) for any of these!


  1. This is absolutely one of my favourite brands I just think his clothes are....PERFECT for men...It´s everything you, or at least me, want in men clothes superb tailoring! Great clothes and awesome accesories


  2. so elegant, so cool!!!
    thanks David this is a great selection!!!

  3. I really thought the mustard colored suit was so good looking! I've passed an award to you...

  4. I wish all men dressed like this! Beautiful.

  5. I am just visiting you blog for to say: Thank you for that awesome comment on Hollywood's Handsomest Men at Stirred, Straight Uo with a Twist! (I don't know how to put it better - it's clearly not my blog.)

    Your comment made me laugh out sooooo loud! :") Thank you! :")

  6. I loved Zegna because they are pieces that every man could wear. I find that a lot of the menswear collections could or would never be worn by the majority of men, then again..not being a man myself..what were your thoughts on the latest collections?

  7. Love all of this, but especially that second one...with the gray and the brown.

  8. Leather lining in that wool coat~ lux!

  9. ==================================================

    Helloooo Super David !!

    We have the same references ! : Military Things, Batman ....
    My father was a miltirary....certainly the reason why i like so much all is about army ( like my combat boots ! )

    And i gifted my brother a wonderful Batman figurine !

    Hope everything 's still fine in Toronto,
    here it's ok ! ^^ ( ..i waq ill too )

    Read you sson !

    Your fashion designer friend !

  10. The overcoat is beautiful. Zegna is my husband's favorite.

  11. I love it! :-) I thought I would direct you to the newest post by fantastic Jac&Jill Blog (just google in the name) to see the latest post - great video of Boys of Milan and Paris(male models of Fashion Week) :-))) I thought the video was beyond fantastic!

  12. I am so glad that all liked this post. Sometimes even hints of military styling can be a bit overwhelming for some, however I think these are prefect!

    Anya, will google and have a look

    Jill, your husband has style!

    Jean-Pierre, I love military!

    Irene- Thanks for visiting, and I am so glad I made you love. They were not my choices!


Blog Widget by LinkWithin