Among a man’s sartorial constants — always button your jacket; blingy cuff links should be left to Russian oligarchs and Chicago commodities traders, etc. — we present this for consideration: if you want to look handsomely relaxed this fall, get yourself a silk-and-wool blend suit.
And here’s the one you want.
Fashion seers say grey is this fall’s primary color, but you can stand out with a two-button brown cashmere suit from Italian designer Brunello Cucinelli who, fun fact, started his company working out of a castle in the little town of Solomeo.
Cucinelli’s suit is a nifty bit of sartorial splendor: the tobacco tone makes it the sort of suit you can take on a leisurely stroll or lounge in with a single malt in hand, but it’s distinguished enough to wear in the boardroom. If brown isn’t your bag, BC has also launched a series of stylishly bold pinstriped suits (classy) and houndstooth flannel suits (bad-assy).
Men’s custom clothier J. Hilburn just partnered with the renowned Italian fabric mill Loro Piana (whose expertise with wool dates back to the 19th century) to produce a gorgeous, lightweight navy reversible coat ($695), made from 100% virgin wool and bonded with proprietary “Storm System Fabrics,” i.e., in non-wonk parlance, it’s both rain-resistant and windproof.
Also available: the slightly tapered The Driving Coat, complete with extra pockets, for travel-y items like passports, iPhones and, presumably, driving ($595). Whatever suits your needs.