Scandinavian simplicity combined with Italian craftsmanship and tradition

Tombolini F/W ´13 @ Pitti Uomo 83


Last but totally not least… As it’s about five weeks before I’ll be heading to Florence again it’s a good time to come up with the last collection review from Pitti Uomo 83.

“Poetry in the fabrics selection and lightness in style”

The new era Tombolini is bringing up and that was already seen in the S/S ´13 collection is light. The lightness is the main concept especially for the Tombolini “Zero Gravity” line that features suits and jackets manufactured by a new technique by Tombolini and with fabrics such soft silks and wools that are extra light (weight in grams so light that you could say is almost weightless) but still hold you in a warm embrace.

The “Flying” line that features sport coats made for example of knit jersey represents more comfortable, easy and contemporary style as well as do the “Dream” line, just being a bit more on the classic side of style but still designed to be used on a daily basis. The difference between these two could be described as such that when the dream line jackets should be paired with a pair of flannel trousers or sharp cotton slacks the flying line would be as its best when combined just with a pair of nicely fitted jeans or corduroy.

The color scheme that goes from asphalt gray, dark brown and indigo blue to the two new shades of red eggplant and olive green is natural and flawless but at some point the collections brings up even unusual color combinations creating extreme portability at the same time.

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Rollnecks and blazers

One thing I especially liked was the amount of roll neck sweaters seen in the collection, combined with sport coats and blazers, both single and double-breasted ones. I’ve sometimes said that in case I did not have to wear a button-up shirt and tie every now and then (at work) I could only be using this combo.

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Coats & knitwear

Outerwear of the collections was nicely balanced between “elegance”, casual and chic at the same time. Basically the style I’m pretty much fond of. All this combined with high-quality materials, the craftsmanship, details and finishing made Tombolini collection to be my favorite for the second  time in a row.

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I was also lucky to be invited to watch the beautiful performance, projection of a video “Peso Sospeso: Bolero” performed by Sabrina Brazzo (first dancer of La Scala Theater) and Andrea Volpintesta that was displayed at the stand during the fair.

Looking already forward to see the collection for S/S ´14.

See the review of the S/S ´13 collection from Pitti Uomo 82 from here.


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