Boglioli SS14 “Understated Romance” Lookbook
A quick break from this lousy weather to take a glimpse into the upcoming season’s sunnier days, through the hands of Italian menswear experts Boglioli. Embodying the ethereal theme of romance associated with the season, the lookbook exudes the brand’s trademark refined nonchalance: superb unstructured jackets and suits are beautifully layered with lightweight cardigans, turtlenecks and scarves, all in a muted color palette picking up on natural shades.
Universal Works AW13 Collection
Workers SS13 Lookbook
Another great selection of garments coming straight from Japan…
Fourth & Main AW13 Pitti Preview
Another fairly recent addition to the menswear scene, Fourth & Main caught my eye amidst more established labels such as Our Legacy, ts(s), Gitman or United Arrows, all showing in the same wing at Pitti. The inviting stand was beautifully decorated with navajo printed rugs and pillows, along with a vintage trunk and desk that set the mood for Paul White’s clean, polished collection focused on contemporary classics with attention to details. Presenting a selection of outerwear including lightweight parkas and jackets as well as wintery wool blazers with flattering fit, the collection pretty much covered all of your AW needs. Accessories such as pocket squares, ties and socks were kept in mind to add some freshness to the looks.
Paper Etiquette - Italian paper brand Fedrigoni delivers this outstanding book made by English designer Jonathan Shackleton. Depicting several sartorial menswear templates such as blazers, vests or bowties, one can reproduce the above pictures using origami-like techniques.
Boglioli: S/S 2011 Lookbook
When it comes to sports jackets and blazers, it doesn’t get much better than Boglioli. This Italian brand produces some of the world’s finest unstructured dyed jackets, with supreme materials and fit, setting the standard for luxury brands worldwide.
For their upcoming Spring/Summer collection, the merging of outstanding craftsmanship with lighter, more breathable fabrics, such as cotton and linen, comes to life in an array of lighter shades and patterns. Despite the exquisite suits displayed, I must say that the pieces that constantly win me over are the signature unstructured cotton blazers: although at first you might find them a bit relaxed and casual, it isn’t until you try them on that you truly appreciate the tailoring tradition and begin to see them as works of art. An interesting aspect is that despite the fact that Boglioli’s signature is the 3 button blazer, which to some might feel dated, the perfect construction allows for the rolling of the lapel, thus portraying a 2 button semblance.
A word of advice: once you’ve tried one of these on, chances are that you won’t be able to go back to the others hanging in your wardrobe. Try them at your own risk!