MEN F/W 2018 - ISSUE #9
Mix and match: country gentleman
From the moor, colors and fabrics migrate to the city Davide Cenci Dal 1926 urbanizes the country style
Ribbed corduroy, smooth or colorful, especially in the autumnal tones of dark brown, bottle green or ocher, velvet brings you back to the impeccable style of the country gentleman and it even has a special day on which it is celebrated: November 11th.
Originated from Persia, the fabric has been seen more than once as the symbol of a certain kind of intelligentsia and of protesting students. Around the 19th century, it became popular among the country gentlemen devoted to fox hunting and among peasants. Mass produced in European and American factories, thanks to its resistance and consequently the durability of the corduroy version, it was even turned into a uniform for factory workers and started being commonly known as the "the poor man's velvet".
Often brought to life as a jacket, perhaps embellished with elbow patches, in 1982 it became the sole protagonist of a whole clothing line by Versace. Luxurious and comfortable at the same time, in pure washed cotton to get an even softer fabric and treated to preserve the brightness of its typical colors, including even black, it got very popular, acquiring a more casual look.
Ribbed corduroy, smooth or colorful, especially in the autumnal tones of dark brown, bottle green or ocher, velvet brings you back to the impeccable style of the country gentleman
With Davide Cenci Dal 1926, the mood is casual even in the city, the style, typically country, is made more precious due to the special finish. The jacket has two buttons and is made of stretch washed cotton, with side slits and beasom pockets with flaps. A great classic made contemporary thanks to the slim but undoubtedly comfortable fit.
The Shetland wool knitwear is made by treating the typical yarn of the English Isles and combining roughness with softness, giving space to merino wool pieces as well. Here a crew-neck model in burgundy. The Button Down shirt is made of washed cotton, black and burgundy checkered, with a flannel finish. This outfit is completed by the new five-pocket pants, the Campo Marzio 5 model by Davide Cenci, with its personalized label.
To finish all one of Church's flagship models: the Consul Classic Oxford with an elegant upper and double stitching. And what if you need all your belongings at your fingertips? The perfect complement is the Dal 1926 briefcase in orange leather with shoulder strap and three compartments. Manufactured by hand with tumbled Nappa leather, exceptionally soft to the touch.
WARM AUTUMNAL COLORS FOR THIS OUTFIT BY DAVIDE CENCI: GREEN CORDUROY JACKET, CREW NECK SHETLAND WOOL SWEATER IN A PRECIOUS BORDEAUX, CHECKED SHIRT IN BRUSHED COTTON WITH FLANNEL FINISH AND 5 POCKETS ELASTICIZED COTTON TROUSER IN THE NEW MODEL PROPOSED BY DAVIDE CENCI: CAMPO MARZIO 5.