Fenwick’s strong suit: new Italian menswear

Sophisticated casualwear and refined tailoring from Boglioli, Massimo Alba and Lardini

Boglioli poloneck, £210
Boglioli poloneck, £210

I’m impressed by the new roll call of Italian menswear at Fenwick’s Bond Street store. A trim pair of rust cords (£190) from Boglioli lured me in, and I also found a smashing burgundy poloneck (£210) and a navy floral-print shirt (£290). Boglioli typifies the lesser-known yet quietly sophisticated Italian labels specialising in refined smart-casual that Fenwick now sells. Another, Massimo Alba, pioneered modern garment-washing techniques; the brand has produced some exclusive pieces for Fenwick, including a double-breasted black-red mohair suit (£1,055) and a Nehru-collar jacket with trousers (£985), hand-painted in a subtle claret hue with deliberate unevenness, for a new casual take on eveningwear. Lardini is more firmly established than the other two, yet it’s ahead of the curve with its knitted outerwear, embodied in a handsome camel cardigan coat (£330).

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