Compared to women’s fashion, men’s styles are evolving rapidly. A woman’s silhouette can stretch and contract at a dizzying rate until the lapels of her jacket expand her half an inch, or the pleats of her trousers are acceptable.
Hemlines rose and fell like elevators, shoulder pads moved in and out, and handbags had all sorts of idiosyncrasies, yet many of us men were still wearing exactly what they were ten years ago.
And then everything changed. Covid has revolutionized how we dress. Whether your wardrobe mantra is, “I refuse to be supremely comfortable again” or “Oh my god, just dress up to leave the house!” Few people are getting as close to style as they were before 2020. This came to my mind recently when we took in our new Spring 2023 collections in Florence and Milan. changed. That means a softer silhouette with comfort that looks elegant and expressive.
Writer Aleks Cvetkovic asked three of the most interesting Italian labels how their philosophies have changed over the past 30 months. I asked him if he did. If, like us, you often look at Italian men and wonder why they can stay effortlessly atop his tree in style, this story is for the fall and summer ahead. provides clues.
In this style issue’s fashion story, we flew arguably the hottest male model of the moment, Clement Schavernau, to one of the coldest places in Iceland to road test his glorious gear for next season. Rugged terrain and erupting geysers created a dramatic backdrop befitting the thick knits and tough outerwear on offer today.
A few years ago, when I was living in London, my wife and I drove to the Lake District, 100 miles south of Scotland, and made a reservation for my birthday at L’Enclume, the best restaurant in England. That was certainly my opinion after hours and hours of tasting menus that encompassed 19 courses (including a rather special birthday cake).
The Michelin Guide has recently caught up and awarded the man behind it, Simon Logan, with the coveted three stars. It has helped change the way both Britons and tourists see the north of England, and has done much to champion locally grown produce, just like the rest of the country. Logan has new openings in the UK and Hong Kong, with spots expected in London and New York as well. View chef profiles and a growing collection of destination restaurants here.
Whether it’s clothing, interiors, travel or nightlife, the latest trends we’re interested in watching have their roots in punk attitude and remix culture. That’s why the historic hotel’s traditional piano-jazz bar has a new cool look, with a line up a block away. That’s why designers are reimagining preppy staples for contemporary streetwear, incorporating into collections why country clubs are soaring in popularity. There’s also a TikTok hashtag (obviously): #oldmoneyasthetic. But when the WASP privilege trap is adopted and championed by people who are supposed to be repugnant, you know something is going on. Read “Old School’s New Cool” at the link here.
Elsewhere, you’ll find bespoke Berluti sneakers, high-tech wine cellars, the maker of over $2 million Ferraris, Ferraris, and reminders of deep dives into the bizarre world of art crime.
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