MEN EDITORIAL

A thousand ways to style it: 



the cashmere jacket

Diary of a Working girl is a novel by Daniella Brodsky. The female lead, a young freelance journalist, is given a special assignment; she has to discover how to find true love in the business world. She falls in love with a top manager, who always wears the regular jacket and tie combo.

The jacket, a key staple in every man’s wardrobe, is usually associated to businessmen or to formal elegant occasions and it’s no secret that in some places is the only way that allows to be admitted at the entrance.

A MATTER OF ETIQUETTE THAT ELEVATES THE JACKET TO MUST-HAVE STAPLE, A TRUE BEACON OF STYLE, EMBRACING THE MADE IN ITALY.

Few people know that the jacket’s origins are actually rather humble, and that it was first worn by peasants and by the working class. The term “jacket” derives from the French Jacques, as the peasants were called during the popular revolts in the 14th century. The term simply means vestment and at the time was made from raw fabrics in a variety of colors to make a virtue out of necessity.

Associated to popular protests, the jacket has to be practical in all situations. Adding buttons at the cuffs made it easier to turn up the sleeves to avoid staining it or taking it off. A gesture that, at the time, was tantamount to remaining in your underwear in public.

A matter of etiquette, then, that with the passing of time elevated the jacket to must-have staple, a true beacon of style that also defines Davide Cenci’s offering, embracing the ‘Italian way’ of donning a garment that has always emanated a sense of prestige.

The jacket transforms and adapts to all settings and combinations: a formal style for the office, teamed with a tie and wool pants; sporty, with a turtleneck sweater or a button down shirt and washed cotton or denim pants; super-elegant, in cashmere overcheck.

Our style features slightly deconstructed shoulders, a two-button closure and a slimmer fit. Always the refined symbol of authentic Made in Italy style.

DAL 1926 BLUE TWO-BUTTON JACKET IN CASHMERE, COMBINED WITH COTTON FLANNEL CHECK SHIRT AND GREEN WOOL AND CASHMERE CREW NECK SWEATER.