Whether it’s Black Watch, Tattersall, Windowpane Check or Madras, you can’t go wrong with a tartan pattern — it’s ideal for the man who adores being noticed.
Salvatore Ferragamo’s take on the pattern comes in the form of an overcoat; it’s hot off Milan’s runway. This piece is bold and exudes savoir-faire, but with a twist. Tonal underpinnings lay the groundwork for this statement maker, topping off a classic tee and pants with a blast of Italian chic.
The Italian family-owned brand L.B.M.1911, created by Giovanni Bianchi, offers a madras sport coat for men who aren’t afraid of a few looks. Exquisite tailoring and refined fabric make this jacket a showstopper; it pairs well with simple shirts and trousers.
Accessories are big in the plaid game, too, with Gucci leading the way. There is nothing subtle about the brand’s antique tie-up boot, which is best suited for the most-fashion-forward gentlemen.
Christian Louboutin’s studded, plaid kicks have a spirited vibe; they are the perfect embodiment of off-duty casual wear.
Backpacks are the fashionable guy’s attaché. Canali offers its version in a subtle cross-wise pattern for the season.
Stefano Ricci’s paper boy cap is the cherry on top of any man’s day. Buy one and you’ll have it for life — that is if you don’t leave it in a taxi.
It’s a smart move to invest in timeless chic; buy less, but buy quality, is the new mantra. And by that we mean, purchase clothing you’ll love to wear, but won’t wear you.
Case in point is this menswear-style ensemble from Kiton, the Neapolitan-based tailor with the very un-Italian name. Started in 1956 by Ciro Paone, the brand crafts bespoke suiting using only its artisans’ hands to measure, cut and sew. Most recently, Kiton made its foray into the women’s arena with similar deftness. Kiton produces everything from handbags to a full array of women’s clothing, just like this cashmere coat and slim trouser look. These pieces will likely never go out of style and the swagger of fox fur gives the look its je ne sais quoi that turns a classic into a show-stopper.
When on the hunt for autumn updates, accessories are key and Dior is always a good idea. The quilted handbag with hipster guitar shoulder strap is the latest version of the brand’s tried-and-true satchel. Dior’s red patent sling-backs add just the right amount of sexy to a pantsuit or dress and the kicker is the unexpected leather beret.
For fall, booties are a must; they add an edgy look when worn with dresses or skirts. Roger Vivier’s suede bootie with signature buckle hits the right note. Fur continues to trend this fall, providing much needed warmth as well as a sumptuous look. This collarless “Linden” Swakara lamb coat is made by Pologeorgis — renowned New York furrier — and Jill Haber’s pochette, a fun take on a mink bag, are fabulous autumn options.