Today’s Italy encompasses the ancient and the post-modern: global fast food restaurants abut palace ruins and amphitheaters. Zegna’s approach to fabric innovation takes the early 20th c. Milanese menswear giant into 21st c. futures as yet unseen — it is a promise of possibility, a tasteful tailoring firm with one foot in the old world and the other stepping onto the jetway. Bolstered by their origin as a fabric mill, the company exerts total control over its manufacturing. Bold choices in fabric - Trofeo, Crossover, 15 Milmil 15 - push the boundaries of refined menswear. Zegna does its sportier line-toeing in its rubber-soled nephew Z Zegna, known for athlete-friendly contemporary tailoring and subdued casualwear.