The go-to brands to maketh the man
Exclusive fashions from the world’s top menswear designers offer performance, versatility and seemingly effortless style. For the best in easygoing elegance, these are the brands you should look out for.
Leather Jackets (Left image, left)
Sleek, tailored and surprisingly lightweight, Berluti’s latest leather jacket blends the edginess you would expect with the versatility of a blazer.
Shearling Coat (Left image, right)
The French fashion house gives shearling a fresh look with a pop of vibrant colour. This stylish double-breasted coat with a red shearling collar and interior also can be made with the skin in a range of other hues.
Knitwear (Right image)
Autumn’s wardrobe essential is a thin, patterned sweater that can be worn under a sport coat to exude a casual but sophisticated style, and Salvatore Ferragamo offers the best variety, including this graphic model with monotone sleeves.
Behold the new power coats. These patterned and textured wool-and-alpaca boucle topcoats display Ermenegildo Zegna’s strengths as one of menswear’s long-standing brands. With its stain-repelling wool suits and wrinkle-resistant shirts, the family-owned Milanese company has been a pioneer of material treatments for decades.
Ermenegildo Zegna Couture
Black Suit (Left image, left)
Strong, sleek and masculine, the black suit is a must-have look for autumn. Bottega Veneta presents an exceptional series of offerings, including the cashmere model shown here beneath a black topcoat.
Three-piece Suit (Left image, right)
In the hands of the master tailors at Kiton, the traditional three-piece suit has a modern flair. Among the standouts showcasing lavish fabric blends and slightly modified shapes is this peak-lapel model in a rich denim-blue colour.
Leather Goods (Right image)
The French luxury brand has thoughtfully reinterpreted its tried-and-true LV logo for autumn, as seen in this briefcase with black leather insets (shown with Louis Vuitton suit and leather gloves). The case is part of a new series of leather accessories that are soft and slim to complement the season’s more relaxed clothes.
Best known for beautifully tailored suits, Tom Ford is also delighting his fans with denim. Since introducing denim offerings in his spring/summer 2015 collection, the designer has added new styles seasonally. From the latest, including these slim jeans and jacket, expect superb comfort and style, and a fit that rivals that of Ford’s suits.
The French leather-goods company has created the season’s indispensable boot: a short suede model with fabric insets that stretch for easy on and off. It’s a style that works as effortlessly with refined trousers as with premier denim.
Athleisure (Left image)
Nobody is more masterful in the art of comfortably elegant attire than Brunello Cucinelli, and for autumn the Italian fashion designer has brought his company’s expertise to bear in the realm of athleisure, or apparel designed for both athletic and leisure activities. Cashmere jogging pants and hooded sweaters transition from the gym to lunch in town with ease.
Raincoat (Right image)
This fourth-generation family-owned brand has been making raincoats in Italy since 1935, and in its capable hands, the classic trench coat feels new again. Using expertly treated fabrics such as waterproof gabardine and silky-soft mohair, Sealup creates performance rainwear that is especially light, durable, and versatile, like this stylish topper in waterproof bonded cotton with a removable hood.
Dress Shoes (Left image)
These handmade double-monk-strap leather shoes from the Milanese brand (shown with menswear from Jeffrey Rüdes) are the epitome of elegance, with a shapely silhouette and such artisanal touches as a gleaming hand-polished finish.
Sportswear (Left image)
Refined yet relaxed, Boglioli’s retro-influenced clothes go from the workplace to the weekend with ease. The fall collection presents layers of comfortable blazers, trousers, and sweaters such as this two-tone mélange knit .
Sport coat (Right image)
When it comes to sport coats, Isaia is the go-to source for the greatest lineup of colors, patterns, and styles, and detail remains the Neapolitan brand’s signature. Hallmarks range from the contrasting swath of fabric under the collar to the high peak lapel, among other lapel styles.
Styling: Christopher Campbell
Photo assistants: Anders Wallace, Jon Brown
Digital technician: Andrew Weller
Models: Nick Rae, DNA Models; Jeff Ryan, VNY Models; Jonas Mason, Ford Models
Grooming: Thom Priano
Skin: Regine Thorre
Stylist assistant: Henri Helander
Tailor: Carlos Sanchez