Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Introducing: Aspesi

Menswear line Aspesi has perfected functional, anti-fashion mens style. Designer Alberto Aspesi is said to ignore seasonal fashion trends and refuses catwalk shows and glossy ad campaigns. Instead, he has cultivated his line over the past 43 years by focusing on what men actually need when they shop for new clothing. 

Enter a line filled with perfected wardrobe staples with re-worked detailing. Aspesi revolves around such pieces, like bomber jackets, loose yet slimming pants, and the signature high-performance technical fabrics that resist weather elements while keeping the body comfortable. Quality shines through with fabrics like Harris tweed, Japanese cottons, and Irish linens.


The piece we are most excited to introduce this fall is the "shirt-jacket," perfect for transitional weather. This piece has the tailoring of a classic mens button-up shirt, but rendered in weather-resistant technical nylon jacket material.


Until very recently, you couldn't find Aspesi outside of its home region in Northern Italy. (The first flagship only opened in Milan in 2006.) We found the line perfectly suited to the nida aesthetic, and chose to introduce the signature nylon vests and jackets, aged cotton chinos, wool jackets and peacoats, and of course the shirts upon which the line was founded.

See you soon!