Saturday, June 25, 2016

Cerruti 1881 men's spring 2017



Here’s what I know: Cerruti was long revered as one of the most revered and fashionable collections for men who favor a more classical approach to fashion. Perhaps its heyday was in the 70s and 80s and has since been brought back to life several times but not really with any great success and yet the brand survives and perseveres and retains its original DNA.

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In its current incarnation, designed by Jason Basmajian, it returns to what made it famous and that was and is wonderfully executed and very stylish men’s clothes. Yes you know men’s clothes that men wear. These are not fashion victim clothes, these are not trendoidal of the moment clothes, these are the clothes that you see on the street and maybe take a second glance or not. It’s all about tailoring, fabrics and a bit of a classical twist. If you are old enough to recall, these are the clothes of a haberdasher when sales help actually assisted clients and men had salesmen who outfitted them from head to toe.

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Yes of course most will decry it as B O R I N G but give me 1 of these instead of ten Raf collections and I’d be a happy man. Again, these clothes don’t require a romance card nor a how to wear manual, these are clothes you own and keep and wear year after with great pride.

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Of course my favorites are the camo pieces but it is the kind of camo patterning that whispers rather than screams and has a much more ageless appeal than let’s say that of Valentino or Givenchy or Saint Laurent. There ae so many pieces when the collection is dissected. Discretion seems to be a code word here and … well I’m in!

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PS... I don’t quite get the denim group but nothing is perfect!