Italy & Fashion
A journey through the land of la dolce vita covering the best of Italian fashion designers including the ever-exciting Stefano Ricci and the modern elegance of Giorgio Armani. Then, a look at the brilliant designs of the country’s furniture before seguing into its delicious cuisine. The Montblanc Pelletteria in Florence offers a glimpse into leather working in the style of great Italian masters before we round it up with the
famed Mille Miglia drive.
The Italians have mastered the art of sprezzatura — appearing effortlessly put together and stylish. This seeming nonchalance is in fact the result of measured and deliberate skill in the case of a man’s suit. As any well-heeled Italian can tell you, a Neapolitan cut is noticeably different from a Milanese silhouette. Because clothing has evolved to reflect the character of the city where it is made, Italian style is as varied as its geography. Milanese discretion prevails in the north, where sober blue and grey suits are the preference; to the south, in Naples, where the jacket is a statement piece, an exquisite expressiveness meets the eye. Florence is influenced by the nearby Tuscan countryside, where men tend to wear tweed in shades of olive and rust resembling the hills, while Rome exudes cosmopolitan glamour thanks to slightly bolder suits. For the sartorially minded traveller, we map out the peninsula’s best regional tailors and other points of interest to the well-dressed gentleman.
A regional guide to top tailors in the country that sets the standard for the