Pay homage to the best of Italian style with the finest leather, immaculate tailoring, and other fashion-forward accents

by Archana Aithal Rose

HOT STEPPER
To understand the appeal of Ugo Vasare shoes, one needs to be acquainted with its meticulous, construction process. Crafted from premium leather sourced from Italy, France, and Spain, each pair is fitted with an extra layer of hide between the sole and upper for added structural integrity. Resulting cavities are then filled with porous material, making every pair unique and shape naturally over time to its wearer. From construction to stitching to polishing, processes are completed entirely by hand, preserving this ancient art and exploring a neutral ground where past meets future.

Neo Monkstrap
In a game-changing color, these are 100% handmade using Goodyear welted construction, featuring double buckles, patinable calfskin upper, and leather soles. $360

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Stanford Boot
A fall staple gets a reboot in a textured, pebble grain black leather and calfskin combo, fitted with a cushion insole and a leather sole. $420

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The Isaac
Leather lace-ups get a divine intervention in these, constructed from one full piece of alligator skin and featuring a leather sole and cushion insole. $1,500

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ROADHOUSE BLUES
Whether it’s Calvin Klein, who explored the appeal of galaxy blue, or Dior, who played with baby blue for its Pre-Fall 2019 Collection, it seems as though every designer worth his or her ink has a case of the blues this year. Calming, resonant, and synonymous with masculinity, this hue has ruled runways for ages without skipping a beat. Here’s a nod to this classic shade in covetable separates.

Jacob Cohen Denim Straight-Leg Jeans
Conjuring a sense of nostalgia, the beloved dark blue jeans get a complex treatment in a straightleg style made from dark-wash luxe stretch denim and featuring the signature ponyhair logo at the back waist. $499

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DiBello Blue Leather Jacket
Cut from the finest leather from the tanneries of Fucecchio in Florence, this slim-fi t leather jacket, in a vibrant galaxy blue with zip front and side pockets, is a modern update on a day jacket. $1,695

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Eton Blue Papyrus Print Twill Shirt
Made from 45 parts and sewn with 12,000 stitches, Eton shirts earn couture status. Amp up workwear in this wrinkle-resistant signature twill design, with a papryrus print in shades of blue. $285

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FINISHING TOUCHES
Get acquainted with the season’s most sought-after accessories, whether it’s color-saturated neckties in luxurious silk, quirky crystal cu inks, or socks in strong shades and prints. After all, it’s the small touches that make the biggest impacts. So, pack a punch with our mélange of the season’s most stylish yet utilitarian accessories.

Italo Ferretti RTS Necktie
Add a splash of sartorial splendor to any suit with a handmade, Italian silk tie in a bright shade of crimson. Inspired by the RTS stock index of the Moscow Exchange, this is bound to be a conversation starter. $195

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Simon Carter Swarovski Crystal Skull Midnight Cufflink
A touch of goth can mark a witty and edgy accessory. These feature crystal skulls with a metallic lustre. Faceted and refl ective with blue and violet shades, and constructed in sturdy gunmetal. $80

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Edward Armah Socks
Using compression technology in mercerized cotton, nylon, and Lycra, these are made for extreme comfort. With a plethora of design options (including medallions and foulards) and in a range of hues, these are the perfect way to punctuate a sharp suit. $45

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All styles on this page, and many others, are available at Tessuto Menswear, 9-11 West Main Street, Somerville, tessutomenswear.com