When it comes to individual brands, Italian Lardini is one of my personal favorites. The company that was 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.
The collection for this particular season - featuring reversible overcoat and suits, a load of garment dyed garments and innovative play with patterns and textures - was on the top of my list as I saw it at Pitti Uomo last January. To read more my thoughts after seeing it in the first place check the post “Lardini fall and winter ´14 at Pitti Uomo 85.
Now a little glimpse of the look book for the season that takes place in an office environment - not maybe the first place that comes in mind when thinking about Lardini as the brand is mostly known for its casual sport coats and personal fabric treatments.
Restrained when looked from longer distance but the "jacquard” finish on the jacket and double pleats together with the microprint on the flannel trousers would make this look personal and interesting in case taking a closer look.
A way to make monochrome look interesting. I would ditch the hat but the overcoat with a detachable Persian lamb collar and that pleated denim are something I would take to my own wardrobe in a second.
A nice way to play with autumnal color palette. In general the collection plays with restrained colors and subtle patterns that are perfectly suitable not just casual wear but for business as well.
Usually I am not fond of bright colored button-ups but in this ensemble even the reddish shirt works. Not easy to pull off though and needs the rest of outfit kept very simple.
Try something a bit different for those more casual office days and combine your (checked) suit with merino wool polo shirt.
Two coats in one - reversible overcoat featuring plain and checked sides made of wool.
No-brown-in-town is an old rule which has no use these days. This suit would be totally appropriate for office use and the little herringbone pattern together with patch pockets and light weight construction on the jacket makes it possible to wear as separate as well.
Attention to those little details - “patch” ticket pocket, just right in size to slip in your mobile.
This much yellow in an outfit is still alright - don’t do further.
“Blue blazer” done a bit differently, this time in bouclÃ© effect & barleycorn design. My choice would be to pair this with off-white moleskine trousers and suede chelsea boots.
Classic prince-of-wales check can be combined as well with some denim and roll necks to make it more casual as well with some dark grey flannel, white shirt and cashmere tie for more formal occasions.
Another version of prince-of-wales check. The bouclÃ© effect and darker color makes this one in principle more casual. My choice would be to pair this with dark denim with no-kind-of washing effects.
Bold checks - as usual for Lardini.