When Ermenegildo Zegna decided to use his father’s looms to create the finest textiles around in 1910, no one could anticipate that he was planting the seed for what has become a global powerhouse today. Based in Northern Italy, the family-run heritage brand has made a name for its contemporary menswear suiting and premium wool fabrics. Look out for a secondhand two-piece suit and crisp shirting to cut a sharp silhouette when in office. Accessorise with eye-catching printed ties and elegant footwear. Or go off-duty with luxe knits and more casual pants.