Monday, October 26, 2009


There's guy chic and there's Italian guy chic. Yes, Italian men have long had the edge especially for pioneering new directions in formal wear. With a certain respect for tradition while at the same time innovating, Italian menswear designers are trading regulation black, offering a host of optional colors such as bronze, ecru and eggplant. Add to that texture: we're looking at some suits with a hint of the iridescent while some sport outright shiny. The lines are going slimmer (a la Don Draper). Still with all this freedom we're looking at a return to the serious and traditional tailoring from which Italians (and British) made their mark.