Scandinavian simplicity combined with Italian craftsmanship and tradition

Cantarelli F/W ´14 @ Pitti Uomo 85


“Wanted: style”

Cantarelli is one of those that every time seems to try and come up with something new for the layout of their stand. This time the theme was “stile ricercato" which translated would be "Wanted: STYLE" representing the theme of the collection. The booth was with pictures of Italian-American gangsters, some dressed nicely, some more looking like they were captured for a "mugshot” which on the other hand gave the booth an impression of being a closet full of gangsters hiding out behind a #menswear wardrobe.

In terms of colors the collection features variety of different shades of blues mixed with gray and neutral tones of beige and brown from light to darker ones contradicted by touch of orange, rust and even creamy white.   The fabrics ranges from solid wools printed with tie inspired micro-designs and stamped checks to jersey, ultra-light gauzed cotton and fine corduroy with striking iridescent effect.

By their own words the F/W ´14 collection presented by Italian Cantarelli at Pitti Uomo 85 is characterized by preciousness, harmonized fabrics, detailed finishing, comprehensive shapes. sharp colors and particularly attention to tailored details.

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Sometimes “the wanted” wears€¦ brushed fabrics with strong and bold patterns featuring a bit more constructed shoulder that helps emphasizing the slim cut and shape of the suit - Cantarelli’s way to do business

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Sometimes “the wanted” wears jackets with formfitting shoulders in soft fabrics to smoothen the silhouette. Rust wool - a perfect pair for denim and chunky light colored roll neck sweaters.

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One of the more “solid” versions of the “tie-print” inspired jackets.

More sport coats with “tie-inspired” prints. The paisley print is definitely not for every one but surely a piece to stand out of the crowd

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details - stitching.

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The soft shouldered, unstructured jackets with bold checks were probably my personal favorites from the collection.

 

 


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