Time to rediscover menswear mecca Larusmiani

Three floors of bespoke suiting and stylish accessories in Milan

Larusmiani, Milan
Larusmiani, Milan

Milan’s Via Monte Napoleone is largely inhabited by a familiar roster of designer brands. An exception is Cova, a delightful café once favoured by Milanese gigolos. Opposite Cova is Larusmiani, the oldest designer boutique on the street. It was renovated by David Collins Studio in 2010 but I only recently managed a visit and was impressed by the covetable menswear over its three floors. Larusmiani’s reputation is built on tailoring and the off-the-peg suiting (from €3,700) is a contemporary take on the golden age of 1950s cutting. There are also casual classics, such as a suede safari jacket (€3,710) and a linen/wool/silk check sports coat (€2,980) and a treasure trove of Aldo Lorenzi accessories and toiletries.

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