Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna has run with the ‘wearable technology’ concept with the Zegna Sport Icon Jacket. This is a slim-fit, waterproof, triple-layer jacket that has joystick controls installed into the sleeves so you never have to take out your phone.
The controller connects with your device via Bluetooth, allowing the wearer to answer or end calls through an integrated microphone, as well as play music by toggling the flexible stick to the right and left, or up and down. You just connect your headphones to the jacket and string them through a hole near your ears.
The jacket comes in red and navy, with black coming soon. It features a detachable quilted body warmer and lining for extra warmth.
Cost for the Zegna Bluetooth-enabled Sport Icon Jacket is $1,295.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.