Italy is known as much for its fashion as it is for its food. Each year in Milan, the hottest Italian designers, from Prada to Gucci, show off the latest looks in menswear. Classic Italian style is all about luxurious fabrics, impeccable tailoring, and a mix of the classics with new innovations in print and color. This fall’s fashions for men are no exception, and celebrate Italian style with a twist.
While Italian men are known for their penchant for wearing sharp suits, they also tend to go for a more casual look in the fall. Well-fitting denim pants or jackets can be paired with a dressier button-down shirt or fitted blazer for a classic Italian outfit. This look is casual, yet stylish. Leather jackets are a popular companion to denim, but the distinction that keeps this look from being sloppy is the way it fits. No Italian garment is complete without tailoring.
Italian menswear designers such as Prada have created lines of clothing that draw their inspiration from the 1970s. Mismatched plaids and other colorful prints manage to take an outfit from bland preppy to eye-catching chic. With the use of luxury fabrics, including leather and nylon cut in innovative ways, the older looks are given a modern update.
The classic silhouette of the suit never goes out of style, and it continues to be a strong trend for the fall. The famous Italian fashion designer duo Dolce & Gabbana sent models down the runway in hand-knit, impeccably tailored black suits, which since have been deemed the “Sicilian Look.” Creating strong suits for the past two decades, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana embrace the suit as part of their signature style they have been creating for the past two decades, and it continues to be a strong seller for the line. The cut of the suit is based on the classic Italian power suit that has endured and can be seen on the streets in various forms, suitable for men of all ages seeking that classic, debonair look.