With the latest installment of Pitti Uomo concluding in Florence earlier this month, menswear designers and tailors are all a gasp with the emergence of two major trends that I think will change the way we dress this winter.
This year Autumn Winter showing for Pitti Uomo certainly had its fair share of the usual; overcoats, double-breasted suits, three-piece suits and plenty of layering. However, it was the texture and fabrication that spoke to me most, namely with the Renaissance of corduroy, which is very appropriate given the city of Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance.
Corduroy traditionally known, as cord-duroy is a ribbed cloth, which originated in France. It was initially made for workwear due to its high pile, strength, and durability. Today we see the cotton cloth used in more casual garments and trousers, but the Italians have once again shown us how to wear it. Whether it’s worn for business wear, as most Milanese bankers would in the wintertime, or worn more casually as separates, a corduroy suit is a must-have for your wardrobe this winter.
The other trend, which caught my eye, was the beautiful and varying shades of brown and camel. From overcoats to suits and sports jackets these colours are appearing in all of their glory. We are seeing heavy patterns and checks still dominating the wardrobe of those beautifully dressed peacocks, but the more subtle textures and warmer autumnal tones are certainly something to consider for your next statement.
If you would like to view my collection of corduroy, flannels and worsted wools, which all come in varying shades of brown and camel, please follow this link to make an appointment.