Maiden Lane Meets Milan.
In financial districts from New York to Tokyo it’s simply known as “The Power Suit.” Makes men seem taller, more authoritative. Great for closing the deal.
But have you seen what they’ve done with it in Milan?
Instead of the staid white Saville Row shirt, conservative tie, and black wingtips, the bankers and fashionistas in Italy wear it with colorful shirts, sometimes no tie, and light tan Italian dress shoes.
Leave it to the Italians to take a classic and turn it on its head–and make it better.
Chalk Stripe Suit Jacket
(No. 6757). Exquisite single-breasted, three-button cut done in a pure lambswool that feels like buttery flannel but without the weight. Traditional chalk stripe design in which a series of threads are woven into the fabric to resemble tailor’s chalk. Fully lined. Gray felt under the collar to give it body. Double-back venting. Two front besom pockets with flaps; contrasting red interior pockets. Four-button stacked cuffs. When I wear mine to Sotheby’s I get called “Sir” a lot. Imported.