Ermenegildo Zegna: Jim Moore's Milan Editor's Picks">
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A lot of designers are stuck in the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, but Zegna’s fabric maestro Stefano Pilati looks instead to the ’20s and ’40s. Check out the silhouette of his suits: The jacket has an extreme V-shape created by the nipped-in waist, and it’s paired with a slouched pant. This show had three major movements: A black series, a pale gray series, and a plaid series.

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Wearing black in the summer is deceptively practical as long as the fabric is this lightweight. And it can give you the advantage of looking even more pulled-together than the next guy. I love the accent of the white shirt buttons. This is a great example of Pilati’s Gene Kelly silhouette: Slim top with pinched-in waist, plus the floppy pants.

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This pale gray suit is cotton, probably with a little linen mixed in for texture. Of all the summer suit colors, this is the kindest. It’s easier to pull off than either white or khaki.

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The silhouette that won’t go away—in a good way—is the bomber/baseball/varsity jacket. This plaid is inspired by Indian madras but it has all the preppiness stripped out of it, which makes it less American and more Continental.

See the rest of Jim’s Milan Fashion Week picks here.

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