Although buyers’ budgets were cinched in and high-end fashion was kept in mothballs, the mood at this summer’s menswear show Pitti Uomo remained optimistic. This was reflected in the light, bright collections.
With whole towns in Italy dedicated to producing a single item, be it eyewear, silk or shoes, it’s clear why the big names in fashion continue to rely on the expertise of the country’s specialised craftsmen.
April in the northern hemisphere always provides wardrobe challenges to test the best in rainwear, tailoring and knitwear. Monocle heads to the streets and cosy shelters of Hayama – one hour south of Tokyo.
Spring has sprung and it’s time to drag those knees out of hibernation and get friendly with this season’s shorts. If it’s a bit early to bare, might we suggest some lightweight cotton trousers, 1920s-inspired knits and…
Tangier, a crossroad of cultures and long a draw for artists and writers in search of a dose of naughtiness, is the setting for our North African sojourn in linen and cotton jackets and hard-working loafers.