Most notable, however, is Dolce & Gabbana’s menswear – the tailoring specifically. Defined by a super-sharp cut, jackets feature strong shoulders and slim, nipped-in waists while trousers are narrow and tapered. Brocade detailing and sumptuous velvets, silks and cashmeres abound.
Domenico Dolce originally hails from Sicily and it is from this steamy Italian island that Dolce and his design partner Gabbana take much of their inspiration. The suits that the pair produce feel like the kind of garments swarthy Sicilian men would wear on a Sunday: smart and elegant with a heavy dose of masculine sensuality.
Earlier this year the pair launched the brand’s first-ever Alta Sartoria collection – which directly translates as “high tailoring”. Pitched as Dolce & Gabbana’s take on couture clothing for men, the suits on show were beautifully constructed and hand-finished, designed to demonstrate the brand’s dexterity when it comes to superior tailoring.
Dolce & Gabbana’s off-the-peg suiting is equally impressive. For winter, key pieces include slouchy double-breasted coats in checked wools and cashmeres, slim-cut three-piece suits in the pair’s trademark black brocade wool, pony-skin bomber jackets, oversized jumpers adorned with baroque-style religious imagery and beautifully cut tuxedos in light-absorbing velvet. As Italian as Italian tailoring gets, Dolce & Gabbana is the place to go if you want to look like a Sicilian superstar.
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