Every once in a while I like to daydream about the type of wardrobe I’d wear if I were to suddenly elope to Vienna or Rome. It’s not just me that does this, right? My wardrobe would contain nothing but sharp, beautifully considered pieces that would turn heads for all the right reasons. I’m a firm believer in buying less but buying well, and Canali have perfected the art of merging traditional craft with modern design making this possible.
Canali has for many years been one of my favoured brands when it comes to choosing those elegant, refined pieces. Luxurious and timeless, each garment will stand the test of time – I’m drawn brands that are rich in history, much like a moth to a flame. Their ability to evolve with the times, yet remain true to their mission is an incredible feat that deserves recognition.
Canali’s collection for A/W17 pays homage to where the incredible brand has been in the past 80 years and looks forward to the future and the possibilities of getting there. Tartan and Prince of Wales check are a consistent pillar throughout the collection, injecting pattern into the beautiful suits, coats and accessories. The warm colour palette is comforting for the cold weather ahead; Beaujolais red is layered with mustard, dark grey and the occasional pop of navy.
So, here are my top picks for attaining that sophisticated, suave look that the Italian masters have developed.
If you are looking to update your winter wardrobe with some heavyweight stylish pieces, you need to start with the jacket.
Canali is renowned for mastering the art of tailoring, having crafted for over 80 years they know a thing or two about making a suit that works for every occasion. Watch the beautiful film below to see just how much work goes into every single jacket – the price tag doesn’t seem quite so steep when you understand the amount of skill and craftsmanship that goes into every single jacket.
A statement coat is always up there on my list of ‘Must-haves’ when the season calls for it. Canali have some of the most exquisite outerwear on offer that will see you through the cold months in style. This refined coat, with its British inspiration, comes in a luxurious blend of wool and cashmere. Its Kei construction guarantees a soft and natural fit while its check with overcheck motif adds a layer of dynamism to any look.
I always say “You can never own too many shoes or bags” and I am obsessed with this backpack. Made from a soft calfskin leather and embellished with Prince of Wales check fabric inserts, this backpack features a practical front pocket, two-way zip and top handle. This bag is both refined and contemporary at the same time, matching perfectly with both formal and casual ensembles alike. I think this is sitting right at the very top of my Christmas list at the moment!
In a world where money isn’t an issue, I could quite easily lay down a lot of cash in Canali. But for now, I’ll have to keep up with Canali online with the occasional cheeky purchase!
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What are you most looking forward to investing in for Autumn/Winter? Have you bought anything special from Canali before? Be sure to leave a comment and let me know and please follow me on Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to my YouTube channel!