Hip-ify Wall Street. Ermenegildo Zegna shed a new, luxurious light on ’80s-influenced power looks this season, giving pinstripe suits and leather jackets preternatural levels of sheen. A whole spectrum of grays, blacks, and sunglasses combined with trim silhouettes to create a decidedly mature, masculine look, but when constructed with unmistakably rich fabrics and luxurious details, makes for a wardrobe that even the shyest of one-percenters will be compelled to strut their stuff in.
Windowpane and every checked plaid out there have come roaring back in a way that feels right again. Young brands like Gant Rugger and AMI are offer options in really modern proportions, while powerhouses like Ralph Lauren and Ermenegildo Zegna have updated their offerings by slimming down the cuts and doing away any extraneous bulk, even linings when necessary. It’s the first time an entire generation of younger guys have been exposed to such classic patterns, and the coming together of the old and the new is what makes these feel so fresh.
The Academy Awards is the Super Bowl of red carpets. This year, GQ’s fashion team offers some suggestions for all of the male acting nominees to make sure they don’t fumble on the big day. Here’s what we came up with for Brad Pitt:
Brad Pitt is well, Brad Pitt, and what that means for Oscar style is that he has the star power to handle something a bit flashier. This shiny Ermenegildo Zegna midnight blue tuxedo would look great with those famous blue eyes—and it’s just as elegant as any black option.
See all of our suggestions for the noms here.
Get a closer look at the Ermenegildo Zegna Spring 2012 collection.