The Sec­ond Skin Cap­sule Col­lec­tion from Zegna

Wardrobe in a box for fre­quent gen­tle­men trav­ellers

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What clothes must you carry with you when you travel? No one has found the per­fect answer to that ques­tion yet. One al­ways ends up com­pro­mis­ing, sac­ri­fic­ing one of style, com­fort or func­tion for the other.

Well, jet set­ters who have re­signed them­selves to be­ing al­ways caught one short in terms of at­tire can now take heart. Ermenegildo Zegna’s Sec­ond Skin Cap­sule Col­lec­tion is the answer to their prayer. This ex­clu­sive col­lec­tion of 18 trans-sea­sonal, light­weight pieces can be worn as ef­fort­lessly as a sec­ond skin and has been de­signed to meet the needs of con­tem­po­rary gen­tle­men who live out of a suit­case. Who are suc­cess­ful, self-con­fi­dent and value a style con­scious ap­proach to com­fort. Long haul or short, each piece has its role, it knows its place and it never dis­ap­points de­spite what its some­times ne­glect­ful own­ers throw at it! And the best part, the en­sem­ble weighs a mere 7.2kg in all.

The Sec­ond Skin Cap­sule Col­lec­tion also is the first com­mer­cially avail­able wardrobe from the Ermenegildo Zegna Win­ter 2017 col­lec­tion un­der the artis­tic di­rec­tion of Alessan­dro Sar­tori.

Two of its pil­lars are in­no­va­tive, light­weight out­er­wear blousons: the first in wool and silk with a unique knit­ted var­sity col­lar and cuffs, the sec­ond in ex­tremely light, soft nubuck leather with elas­tic leather cuffs and bot­tom. To com­plete the look, dif­fer­ent color com­bi­na­tions of jack­ets, po­los, knitwear, shirts, trousers and denim – all char­ac­ter­ized by a so­phis­ti­cat­edly re­laxed form, au­then­tic qual­ity and dis­tinc­tively pre­cious de­tails – seam­lessly work to­gether and can be kept in a man’s closet for 365 days a year. The smart and ca­sual ap­proach to con­tem­po­rary fash­ion pays trib­ute to iconic Zegna col­ors with a rich pal­ette rang­ing from vi­cuna and of­fwhite to teal, brown, navy and light grey.


Trav­elled light - just a brief­case, with a jacket and tie tucked in­side. Shook out the creases for din­ner, paired it with the tie.


Sur­vived sand, sea and storms. Still good for meet­ings!

The (rainy) work trip to Hong Kong. Hand lug­gage only, and just 1 pair of shoes. These ones. Su­per light and per­fect to wear with­out socks in heat and hu­mid­ity. Then to Bali. Sur­vived sand and sea water. Home. Worn them ev­ery­where since


4 con­ti­nents in 10 days: the strat­egy de­ploy­ment world tour. Re­sisted 4 con­ti­nents, 5 in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal trips, 4 air­lines with wildly dif­fer­ent air­con tem­per­a­tures. Soft enough to sleep in, smart enough to dine in.


Af­ter din­ner, pulled the hood up, to shel­ter from a rain shower. Bad news for the leather. But the fol­low­ing day, af­ter a mo­ment’s mas­sage the leather was back to nor­mal. Slept in it on the plane. It’s be­come al­most a sweater to me.

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