Does your fabric perform?

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 in Trends, Zegna

by Karen Alberg Grossman MR Magazine Whether it’s stretch fabrics, stain-resistant cottons, Zegna’s Trofeo® Cooleffect fabrics or amazing cashmeres that don’t pill, performance is revolutionizing the business. Check out our guide to performance here.

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Why Dressing for Success Leads to Success

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 in Ariston, Escorial, Trends, Zegna

By Ray Smith The Wall Street Journal  You already know this but now there is research to support that the better you look, the better you work.  Check out this very telling article (and video) about dressing for success. Feel free to share with your clients – especially those interested in Ariston, Zegna and...

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Signs of a new peacock revolution in menswear, NYTimes

Posted on Jun 15, 2014 in Trends

Video by Bill Cunningham, The New York Times Jun. 15, 2014 I have been talking about this trend in peacock dressing for some time and now Bill Cunningham, The New York Times legendary style photographer pulls it all together in this fantastic video. Do you have clients who are peacocks?  Please send pictures (esp. if they are wearing Ariston, Zegna or Escorial)!  

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The Dress Shirt Has its Day

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 in Trends

by Ray A. Smith, The Wall Street Journal Mar. 12, 2014 Women may have their shoes. But men have their shirts. Thanks in part to a wave of dapper dressers in pop culture like James Bond and Don Draper, the men’s dress shirt is having its moment. Ray Smith takes a look inside the obsession, and dress-shirt aficionado Greg Root shares his perspective. Photo: “Mad Men”/AMC &”Casino Royale”/MGM. Men can be a little obsessed with dress shirts, owning loads and geeking out on such details as stitching on buttons or cuffs, fabric weight, and how stiff a collar...

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Ariston Green Tweed – Who Wore It Best?

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 in Suits, Trends Feb. 11, 2014 Style-Off: The Green Tweed Suit Reader poll & details here

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Men’s Lapels Reach A New Peak

Posted on May 1, 2013 in Suits, Trends

by Ray A. Smith, The Wall Street Journal May 1, 2013 After years of slim, subtle notch lapels on men’s suits, some labels— from high-end designer Tom Ford to fast-fashion retailer Zara—are trying to nudge men into bolder, more pronounced lapels. In some cases, the lapels are wider. In others, the lapels “peak” upward. And in some spring 2013 collections, the lapels are both wider and peak. Slideshow here Article here [paywall]  ...

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