Earlier on this year, we showcased the new SS13 collection from up-and-coming brand Gagliardi. Combining the ageless, high quality approach of Savile Row with a penchant for rich colours and contemporary detailing, the label is the epitome of the FashionBeans ethos: ‘Timeless Style For The Modern Gent’.
Since then, Gagliardi has gone from strength to strength – and looking through the new autumn/winter 2013 collection from the Mediterranean brand, it is easy to see why…
Gagliardi Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection
This year’s autumn/winter collection derives its inspiration from the vintage ski resort Cortina d’Ampezzo, with Gagliardi offering the perfect mix of style, comfort and old school charm. They manage to do this by effectively combining fine traditional tailoring with soft and deconstructed pieces, and throwing in a dizzying range of warm colours to boot – it’s the kind of sartorial finesse favoured by Italian fashion connoisseurs.
Adopting a rich, seasonally-appropriate palette of Bordeaux, Purple, Winter White, Warm Mustard, Rusty Orange, Forest Green, Smoky Grey and Icy Blue, the collection is the epitome of versatility – garments can be mixed and matched effortlessly, allowing you to put together a wide range of looks without having to sacrifice your individuality.
Blazers & Jackets
Blazers and jackets are where Gagliardi come into their own. Classic and timeless, yet brought bang up to date via contemporary cuts, colours and detailing, they make the perfect addition to any modern capsule wardrobe.
This season, centre stage is taken up by the wax coated cotton washed jacket, which is both innovative and unstructured. Perhaps surprisingly, the brand have managed to create what could be considered the perfect British heritage style, with the wax coated cotton finish and chocolate brown suede accents – in the form of ticket pockets, under collar and cuff tabs – combining with the traditional Italian cut to offer the best of both worlds.
Machine-stitched elbow patches in Alcantara suede leather, patch pockets and a neat button tab complete the style and give the jacket a wonderful personality. Open the jacket and the capricious blue lining adds a further touch of luxury to this hunting-inspired piece.
Next in line for praise is perhaps the most practical staple ingredient of the collection. Take lightweight quilting, cut it like a jacket, create it in two versatile colours and you have got the unique Gagliardi quilted jacket with a water resistant finish.
Extremely easy to wear, and trimmed with delicate Alcantara leather, it comes in either navy or a dark grey melange and promises to become the perfect traveller’s jacket. Roll it up, stuff it in your holdall and throw it on with everything in your suitcase.
If you’re looking for something a little less formal to wear at the weekend, try the superb denim-look jacket or the wide selection of washed cotton jackets that cry out to be combined with a coloured pair of chinos or cords. We have already detailed the importance of the unstructured jacket this season, and Gagliardi offer one for every occasion and personal style.
- Olive Green Wax Coated Cotton Jacket
- Washed Grey Cord Slim Fit Jacket
- Burgundy Washed Cotton Jacket
- Indigo Denim Slim Fit Jacket
- Camel Cotton Twill Slim Fit Jacket
- Light Brown Brushed Donegal Jacket
- Stone Cotton Twill Slim Fit Jacket
- Brown Cotton Twill Slim Fit Jacket
- Navy Baby Cord Slim Fit Jacket
Tailoring & Party Wear
If you’re in search of something more structured and formal, Gagliardi has its own clear-cut ideas about what the stylish man will be wearing in the coming months. The 1920s style three-piece suit is a particular highlight – both on trend and thoroughly reminiscent of The Great Gatsby. Complete the look with a tie-pin collar and double cuff shirt.
This season’s evening wear and party wear jackets are what Salvatore Gagliardi himself would have called a ‘gioiellino’ (a gem/jewel to me and you). They come in jacquard or quilted fabrics, printed velvet and silk, with the possible accompaniment of sensual linings, subtle pipings and other minutiae which, in totality, help create a strong sense of sophistication and elegance that would be perfect for black tie events or the office Christmas party.
Tailoring & Party Wear Lookbook
Gagliardi produce an exhaustive range of city and business shirts in a vast array of colours with what it likes to call the “ultimate non-iron” finish. Hardy yet stylish and easy to wear, the brand’s ‘Non-Iron’ shirt promises to be every young professionals dream.
With the AW13 shirting collection incorporating a new range of seasonally-appropriate textures such as washed cord, denim, cotton and twill, the Gagliardi man can shift from morning to evening, weekday to weekend, wearing a variety of shirt collars, cuts and detail finishes that are staggeringly attractive and varied.
Look out for the innovative stud front shirts and the rather more French look of the chemises à pois.
- Navy & White Oxford Stripe Slim Fit Shirt
- Purple Gingham Check Tailored Fit Shirt
- Green Washed Cotton Weekend Shirt
- Garment Washed Bordeaux Baby Cord Shirt
- Garment Washed Red & Sky Twill Check Shirt
- Washed Denim Weekend Shirt
Not ones to neglect the finishing touches, Gagliardi completes the look with its classic and contemporary range of accessories.
The cravat demands attention within this collection and offers the modern dandy a chance to inject a real sense of character and life into any ensemble, whilst the brand also continue to manufacture their own line of cuff links, which perfectly complement the range of beautifully textured pocket squares and ties.
Finally, check out the modest yet timeless selection footwear, which come in traditional Derby, brogue and loafer silhouettes. We are particularly fond of the softer shoes available in coloured suede.
- Charcoal Checked Scarf
- Sand Suede Belt
- Black Luxury Snakeskin Textured Leather Belt
- Brown Leather Derby Shoes
- Royal Blue Suede Loafers
- Black Leather Loafers
- Taupe Tweed Overcheck Pocket Square
- Burgundy Geometric Pocket Square
- Grid Check Charcoal Grey Cufflinks
Providing easy to wear, versatile separates in rich colours and textures that are designed to get you noticed, this is a range of clothing for the contemporary gent who likes to look good, no matter what the occasion.
Inject a touch of Mediterranean elegance into your wardrobe today. You can shop the full Gagliardi collection at: gagliardi.eu.