CANALI AUTUMN/WINTER 2019
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As Autumn comes upon us, it’s time to start thinking about how we transition our wardrobe from Summer to Winter. As the leaves start to turn brown on the trees, your seasonal transition pieces become an essential part of your everyday wardrobe.
When I look for Autumn clothing, the world versatility comes to mind. Investing in signature, timeless pieces that can be taken through to Winter and onto the next year.
As an Italian myself, I have a guilty pleasure for family-run independents originating from Italy, like fashion house Canali. Canali was founded in 1934, a family of tradesmen and designers combining their love for fashion and retail. By the 1950’s, Canali was trading internationally with global success, and remains today owned and operated by their third generation family with ongoing commercial and industry success.
Their eye for comfortable, sharp and stylish silhouettes inspires me, and with their Autumn Winter collection flourishing – I couldn’t resist share my top 5 essential pieces everyone should add to their closet or wardrobe.
The Winter Jacket
A staple for every gentleman. The signature jacket that will take you from September all the way through to March. The jacket that is utilitarian with warmth, wearability but also effortlessly fabulous. For me, the Navy Blue Ultralight Wool Hooded Coat is a must.
Navy Blue is the perfect colour that compliments all outfits. The contemporary cut with concealed buttons and streamlined appearance gives it a premium, yet subtle finish that suits any occasion. Personally I’d wear this with fitted black jeans and a quality knit, finished with some black suede Chelsea boots.
Another absolute essential. The blazer is an iconic piece that every man should have at the ready for a dressed up (but not too formal) event, where you need an extra edge of class. Blazers add an element of structure to any outfit, taking a daytime look straight into the evening.
I tend to go for grey toned blazers as they add a contemporary, sophisticated look – ready for evening parties, meetings or general coffee dates. It’s something I usually take when I go on a business trip. They’re easy to travel with and can be used for any event on my agenda. They pair perfectly with trousers, jeans or chinos – the ultimate, timeless investment piece. The Light Grey Cotton-Linen Wool Blazer is a fusion of materials, lightweight and strikingly stylish.
With superior comfort due to its lightweight build, it will do the job throughout multiple seasons. You could pair this with a white t-shirt tucked into trousers, or a crew neck jumper over a simple, crisp, white shirt.
Something I’ve started introducing to my wardrobe recently is a polo. The polo is one of those pieces that can be worn with a pair of casual denim jeans, or paired with a formal trouser for a smart/casual look. Once a jacket is thrown over the top you have the perfect look that will take you through the day.
I’ve been obsessing over the Canali Light Green Wool-Silk Polo Shirt, a three buttoned, tailored piece that fits perfectly to your arms, chest and waist. It’s an absolute essential and something that will remain on-trend for many years to come.
As Autumn approaches, it’s time to prepare for that sudden change in weather. A high-neck is the solution to any Italian, giving you that seasonal edge, that can be dressed up with a blazer or down with a cashmere scarf.
The Ivory Merino Wool Sweater is my ultimate favourite for this, giving you that contemporary, crisp finish every gentleman is looking for. Merino Wool provides you with comfort, warmth with its soft texture and feel. Can I also have this in black?
Step out in style with your go to sneaker, an essential that can be paired with every outfit. I’m a personal fan of textured leather, something I love in the Brown Canali Graphic Sneakers. This stunning chocolate colour enhances your outfit, adding contrast with a subtle unique touch. It goes perfectly with a dark blue denim and chunky knit jumper. You could also pair this with a grey suit, with a plain white t-shirt and dark brown belt. The buttery soft leather will also wear beautifully, again, offering you that longevity, and timeless style with your investment pieces.
5 iconic pieces that will take you through multiple seasons, pair with both formal and casual outfits and are a timeless edition to your closet. 2019 is the year of investing in fashion, and adding a statement essential to your dressing room. I know this year I’ll be choosing wisely with style refresh, and I’ve got a few Canali pieces on my wish list.
What will you be adding to your 2019 Autumn wardrobe?
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