Italian brand Caruso (owned by fashion industrialist and former Brioni CEO Umberto Angeloni) embodies an aristocratic, jet-setting aesthetic, personified by its six cartoon-mannequin characters. Each mannequin “muse” has a name and native city, such as Pedro in Buenos Aires who wears a 1960s single-breasted Mod suit (from £1,450), cashmere cardigan (£495), shirt (£225) and tie (£135). Meanwhile, Naples’ FeFe is beautifully turned out, albeit a little theatrically, in a shawl-collared tuxedo jacket (£1,235), wool and silk trousers (£275) and silk shirt with taffeta collar and bow (£275, all pictured). Although all can be ordered from Trunk Clothiers and Caruso’s website, this month sees the brand open a 4,500sq m shop in New York, in the former Spanierman Gallery. With a faux palazzo overlooking a garden scene, it’s an exercise in overt Italian flair – a themed approach that gives the collection an extra dash of élan.