When spring turns to summer, the whole of Italy is a sight to behold, iridescent with every shade of colour the eye can feast on — the sunflower yellows of Umbria, the deep reds of Chianti country, the Lavender purples of Piedmont, the crisp blues of the Amalfi coast, the emerald greens of Sicily et al. The astonishingly vibrant colours of the ancient country have been captured and immortalized over the centuries in paintings, photographs, murals, movies, novels and songs. It also provides the inspiration for Zodiac’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection, appropriately named ‘Vivace’, a word that means lively in Italian.

 

 

Evoking the spirit of travel, the collection comes alive with shirts in distinctively bold stripes and reinterpreted checks. As always, they are made from soft Egyptian Giza 86 cotton, woven to a single 60s yarn of an unusually long fibre length, that provides the fabric with its luxurious ‘Silk Touch’ hand feel. All of it, of course, is backed by Zodiac’s legendary attention to detail, making the shirts a must-have summer presence in every male wardrobe.

 

 

 

For the best effect, pair the shirts with Zodiac’s classic chinos, linen jackets, bright pochettes and full grain leather belts. Complete the summer look and feel with the ubiquitous double espresso or even the famous lemon granite.

 

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