The cult Japanese clothing company United Arrows is run by Yasuto Kamoshita, a total smoothie who gives his name to the label’s Camoshita line: “Replacing the ‘k’ with a ‘c’ gives an Italian twist, I think,” he told Mr Porter magazine. I have long admired his smart casual daywear, which balances amazing colour and texture with a contemporary take on 1940s film-star dressing.
United Arrows fabrics combine a feeling of exclusive vintage luxury with a special modernity in their lightness: I particularly like the woven navy RJ jacket (£400) with a cool tipped collar and lapel that I’ve not seen anywhere else. A terracotta diamond-print shirt (£275) feels like a rare vintage find, while a taupe Fair Isle cardigan (£400) is a brilliant piece of design – and also comes in blue. It was shown at Pitti teamed with a simple white Nehru-collar shirt (£225).