Italians do it better
Brunello Cucinelli + Mr Porter
Words: Damien Woolnough
Photography: Mr Porter
24th September 2018
From a Speedo to a suit, Italian men understand how to wear clothes, which is why Mr Porter has joined forces with the country's undisputed king of cashmere Brunello Cucinelli.
Cucinelli is the secret weapon of the stealth wealth style set (Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg pretty much lives in their grey T-shirts), with unassuming classic pieces that are exquisite to the touch and can be layered for maximum effect.
Leading e-tailer Mr Porter has simplified the path to sophistication by releasing a capsule collection of 35 pieces of ready-to-wear, 8 footwear and 17 accessories that will be all you need in your wardrobe, whether it’s in Milan or Melbourne.
Start the day at breakfast in a flannel shirt with stretch cotton cargo trousers, throw on a cashmere blazer and head to a meeting before finishing with a cocktail wearing a double-breasted houndstooth coat.
"We’re thrilled to work with Brunello Cucinelli on such a special project," says Mr Porter’s buying director Fiona Firth.
"The collection is all-encompassing, and features pieces that transcend well beyond seasons, trends and generations. We feel confident that our customers will respond well to the offering."
Luxe-soft tailoring is the key here, which is perhaps why Hollywood best-dressed boys Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Pine and Armie Hammer all keep some Cucinelli in their wardrobes.
"The collection is all-encompassing, and features pieces that transcend well beyond seasons"
These are investment pieces, like Cucinelli’s midnight blue tuxedos (approx. $5,683), perfect for gay grooms with an eye for a lasting impression. Expect more than a nod of approval from your Italian wedding guests.