An autumn full of checks. Checks are one of the main trends for this f/w. This kind of pattern is almost everywhere, in all its possible variations: from outerwear to accessories. Tartan (or plaid), overchecked (wide checks), hound’s tooth (small checks), vichy (a pattern, often printed on cotton, that takes its name from the French city that gave it birth). In brief, is a very strong trend, that includes a very elegant vintage/retro mood; it’s perfect for fashionistas and, at the same time, for men who love classic wear: in the second case, awareness and taste would lean towards a not excessive styling. Pilati (for Ermenegildo Zegna Couture; 1), flaunts sobriety and style in abundance, presenting an overchecked coat in two merging shades of grey but with a plain colour lining, worn over the three-pieces suit. Grey is also the colour of Tomas Mayer (Bottega Veneta; 2), that presented an elegant, beautiful trench, where the glencheck merges with the overcheck in impeccable balance; Aldo Maria Camillo (Cerruti 1881; 3) redefines an old-time mood with an amazing egg-coat with diagonal lines and tartan. More impressive, but very refined, the mohair coat with a “plaid” pattern by Paul Surridge (ZZegna; 4), matched with a sweater, for a more sporty outfit. Bally (5) likes tartan too: under the coat, there’s a pinstriped suit, worn with white sneakers. At the end, Kean Etro (Etro; 6), set the entire collection on lines’ sharpness, creating total looks checked from head to toe: jacket, waistcoat, tie, trousers…and even the most classic accessory for men: the briefcase.

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