With top hat in toll and coat tails trailing behind them, Z Zegna returned to Milan this season to bring the dandy to fashion week. Z Zegna’s Creative Director Alessandro Sartori impressed with a collection of integrity and heart. In an interesting fashion, the collection turned to the period of George Bryan Brummell to capture the imagination of today’s young men. If course doing so meant a strong focus placed on reinventing the suit in modern terms. Lengthening the coat and returning to a time of coat tails, the lapels were severely sharpened, while the body and sleeves were pulled in to a point of unforgiveness. Suiting the dapper needs of the modern gent, black and variations of the color blue became the go-to as Sartori experimented with layered suiting and deconstructed leather. Lending youth an edgy form of sophistication, no corners were cut as the pocket watch reemerged with footwear that remained open and modest in stature, taking a cue from its predecessors. All in all, Sartori hit his mark with a collection that dazzled not only in theatrics, but in terms of wearability.