Best of Boston

2002 Best Men's Clothing, Sophisticated

Ermenegildo Zegna

Don’t let those ill-dressed goombas on The Sopranos fool you: Nobody knows stylish sophistications like the Italians. The Napoli Couture collection at Ermenegildo Zegna is a strong case in point—suits and jackets made mostly by hand from superior fabrics exclusive to Zegna, among them superfine merino wool and the full, silky 15 Milmil 15; shoes, too, are distinguished by handwork and fine leather. The magnificent silk ties in micro-jacquard—heavy on assorted blue, pale blue, white, and red combinations this season—may very well knock your socks off. Not to worry: Zegna sells those, too.

39 Newbury St., Boston, 617-424-9300,