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Lardini recently opened their renewed website and as a part of that they launched their new journal. At the Journal they have started a series called “Lardini Talks” featuring interviews of some of the personalities linked to the “Lardini world”.

Few weeks ago I was asked if I wanted to answer few questions and be featured at the series. Of course my answer was yes. Really honored and happy to be a part and in case you’re interested, you’ll find my answers from here.

And here’s one of my favorite outfits from the archives, featuring a Lardini silk-linen jacket, Schoffa mtm denim shirt and grenadine tie, Berwich trousers and Crockett&Jones suede loafers.

Time for next in line in terms of reviews from Pitti Uomo 85. For the second time in a row,  Lardini was the brand that came up with the most inspiring collection in my book.

Lardini, created and still run by the siblings Andrea, Luigi and Lorena Lardini is known for the development, innovation and experimentation it invests in to create products - with versatility of different fabrics, patterns and special treatments - that combine the art of hand tailoring and cutting-edge machinery. All of the products are manufactured entirely in Filottrano, Italy 

Restyling the suit - make it reversible

One of the most coolest and inspiring things seen at the fair for me this time was definitely the business-line by Lardini, where the company has as they say it “restyled the suit” by making the suit jackets reversible, in other words bringing to two suits in one piece. To make it even more “modern twisted”, the classical-cut waistcoat in quilted nylon has brought up as a garment to be worn under the suit or with separates if so decided. Restrained colors and patterns are perfectly suitable for business and at least I consider this to be an innovative solution for the question what to wear on a two-day-business-trip.

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Pitti Uomo sneak peak previews - day 1 with the big names
Decided to start the week and first day by go and see the big names - Isaia, Lardini, Tombolini and Lubiam. 
So far I must say Lardini is killing it, especially with their reversible suits and sport coats - just amazing. Also liked a a lot Tagliatore and their display, will try to come up with some shots from the booth soon. Pitti Uomo sneak peak previews - day 1 with the big names
Decided to start the week and first day by go and see the big names - Isaia, Lardini, Tombolini and Lubiam. 
So far I must say Lardini is killing it, especially with their reversible suits and sport coats - just amazing. Also liked a a lot Tagliatore and their display, will try to come up with some shots from the booth soon. Pitti Uomo sneak peak previews - day 1 with the big names
Decided to start the week and first day by go and see the big names - Isaia, Lardini, Tombolini and Lubiam. 
So far I must say Lardini is killing it, especially with their reversible suits and sport coats - just amazing. Also liked a a lot Tagliatore and their display, will try to come up with some shots from the booth soon. Pitti Uomo sneak peak previews - day 1 with the big names
Decided to start the week and first day by go and see the big names - Isaia, Lardini, Tombolini and Lubiam. 
So far I must say Lardini is killing it, especially with their reversible suits and sport coats - just amazing. Also liked a a lot Tagliatore and their display, will try to come up with some shots from the booth soon. Pitti Uomo sneak peak previews - day 1 with the big names
Decided to start the week and first day by go and see the big names - Isaia, Lardini, Tombolini and Lubiam. 
So far I must say Lardini is killing it, especially with their reversible suits and sport coats - just amazing. Also liked a a lot Tagliatore and their display, will try to come up with some shots from the booth soon. Pitti Uomo sneak peak previews - day 1 with the big names
Decided to start the week and first day by go and see the big names - Isaia, Lardini, Tombolini and Lubiam. 
So far I must say Lardini is killing it, especially with their reversible suits and sport coats - just amazing. Also liked a a lot Tagliatore and their display, will try to come up with some shots from the booth soon. Pitti Uomo sneak peak previews - day 1 with the big names
Decided to start the week and first day by go and see the big names - Isaia, Lardini, Tombolini and Lubiam. 
So far I must say Lardini is killing it, especially with their reversible suits and sport coats - just amazing. Also liked a a lot Tagliatore and their display, will try to come up with some shots from the booth soon. Pitti Uomo sneak peak previews - day 1 with the big names
Decided to start the week and first day by go and see the big names - Isaia, Lardini, Tombolini and Lubiam. 
So far I must say Lardini is killing it, especially with their reversible suits and sport coats - just amazing. Also liked a a lot Tagliatore and their display, will try to come up with some shots from the booth soon.

Pitti Uomo sneak peak previews - day 1 with the big names

Decided to start the week and first day by go and see the big names - Isaia, Lardini, Tombolini and Lubiam. 

So far I must say Lardini is killing it, especially with their reversible suits and sport coats - just amazing. Also liked a a lot Tagliatore and their display, will try to come up with some shots from the booth soon.

(Source: dresslikea.com)

11/09/2013 - Visiting @Schoffa ”vip night”-party
It’s almost mid-september but one is still able to wear summery white cotton trousers and go sockless here in Helsinki - can’t complain.
As mentioned yesterday, visited at the party the guys at Schoffa hosted and this is what I wore.
Jacket: Lardini Shirt: Schoffa (mtm) Trousers: Berwich 
Tie: Schoffa PS: TieBar Shoes: Crockett&Jones 11/09/2013 - Visiting @Schoffa ”vip night”-party
It’s almost mid-september but one is still able to wear summery white cotton trousers and go sockless here in Helsinki - can’t complain.
As mentioned yesterday, visited at the party the guys at Schoffa hosted and this is what I wore.
Jacket: Lardini Shirt: Schoffa (mtm) Trousers: Berwich 
Tie: Schoffa PS: TieBar Shoes: Crockett&Jones 11/09/2013 - Visiting @Schoffa ”vip night”-party
It’s almost mid-september but one is still able to wear summery white cotton trousers and go sockless here in Helsinki - can’t complain.
As mentioned yesterday, visited at the party the guys at Schoffa hosted and this is what I wore.
Jacket: Lardini Shirt: Schoffa (mtm) Trousers: Berwich 
Tie: Schoffa PS: TieBar Shoes: Crockett&Jones 11/09/2013 - Visiting @Schoffa ”vip night”-party
It’s almost mid-september but one is still able to wear summery white cotton trousers and go sockless here in Helsinki - can’t complain.
As mentioned yesterday, visited at the party the guys at Schoffa hosted and this is what I wore.
Jacket: Lardini Shirt: Schoffa (mtm) Trousers: Berwich 
Tie: Schoffa PS: TieBar Shoes: Crockett&Jones

11/09/2013 - Visiting @Schoffa ”vip night”-party

It’s almost mid-september but one is still able to wear summery white cotton trousers and go sockless here in Helsinki - can’t complain.

As mentioned yesterday, visited at the party the guys at Schoffa hosted and this is what I wore.

Jacket: Lardini Shirt: Schoffa (mtm) Trousers: Berwich 

Tie: Schoffa PS: TieBar Shoes: Crockett&Jones

Finally, after two weeks traveling around after Pitti I can get started with some short reviews of what was seen during the fair and what will be seen next spring. I’ll start the series with Lardini that I was fascinated by in January and that this time came up with maybe the most inspiring collection in my book.

Chic and comfortable

Chic and comfortable is probably the best definition to describe the S/S ´14 collection by Lardini. As earlier, there’s a huge amount of experimentation and versatility with different fabrics, patterns and special treatments featuring for example some garment-dyed and two-tone jackets, soft shapes and silhouettes, simple earthy colors, attention to details and innovative implementations of classic garments.

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Lardini definitely came up with one of the most interesting and inspiring mixture of patterns and textures presented at Pitti. The collection combines British classic style with Italian lightness, soft shapes and exclusive fabrics inspired by the old archives and a result of a long and multi-stage treatment processes.

Nicely use of muted colors mixed with a bit more bold accents such as yellow ocher and red brick. A lot of layering (I personally like a lot the way Laridini presents its collection) and versatile mix of outerwear, suits and especially jackets that are suitable and editable for various occasions, both formal and casual.

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See the “sneak peek” posted earlier here.