De Niro in a clothing brand’s campaign is a rather unusual sight, however, a truly delightful one. Ermenegildo Zegna’s latest Spring-Summer 2017 campaign, Defining Moments, features the star alongside American Honey‘s McCaul Lombardi cruising in a convertible as they discuss life’s milestones that made them who they are today.
Becoming a man—that’s the essence of the campaign which is canvassed beautifully by filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini in frames where Robert De Niro plays mentor to newbie Lombardi. Here’s the clip you need to see to truly be able to appreciate this interesting collection:
“The ‘Defining Moments’ campaign . . . is the beginning of a new path for Zegna that is consistent with our history and our DNA, and at the same time has a clear vision of the future.” —Gildo Zegna
Menswear By Zegna For SS17
Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori delivers a game-changing collection with styles catering to both Lombardi’s generation and De Niro’s matured aesthetics in one season. Young and casual juxtaposes traditional and classic in the SS17 line, and they can alternatively be slotted as Day V/S Evening looks.
What We Love: The brand that’s well-known for the classic suit is now tearing the mundane stitches and opting for a cooler, younger feel, while maintaining its traditional acumen. Just take cue from Lombardi in the campaign for fresh summer pieces that work particularly well as Resort and Cruise wear. Zegna has incorporated unconventional suit materials such as denim and jersey for casual jackets, and added white chinos, polo t-shirts, along with the classic white shirt + tie + suit ensemble.
A FoolProof Pick: If you’re not one to fuss over your clothes as much, need help pairing things together, or are pressed for time when getting dressed then rely on De Niro’s side of the collection which revels in classics that are a safe bet. Linen suits are perfect for Summer and can be dressed down with a t-shirt or spruced up with a button down for a formal affair.
Accessorise, Accessorise, Accessorise
It’s not every day that you buy a suit or even new clothes for that matter. But, accessories are a favourite all year round and they should find their way into your wardrobe because dapper men that pay attention to detail are always sexy. The bespoke shoe line-up at Zegna is worth your money. Alternatively, you could pick from the ready-to-wear accessories collection featuring loafers (as seen on De Niro), ties, belts, and glasses and sunglasses.
Your Zegna Fix
Are you completely awestruck by the duo and need yourself some Zegna lovin’ too? Don’t worry, we gotcha! Here are our top three picks from Ermenegildo Zegna suits and jackets.