Giorgio Armani’s show was in tune with many of the trends emerging on Milan’s runways, and especially the fusion of sporty or technical elements with suits and other classic wardrobe pieces. Lean, dark suits with slim trousers were worn with cream-colored leather jackets or navy quilted peacoats, while puffer-style sleeves and hoods were grafted onto thick, ribbed sweaters long and short. After the show, Armani told reporters that men’s attitudes about dressing need to shift from being “perfectly classic” to “imperfectly innovative.” To wit, he even showed a lineup of rabbit fur vests and sweaters — some with zips at the neck or argyle patterns across the front — and suggested layering them under a tuxedo. And while most men won’t necessarily travel that route, the collection was filled with enough lean, elegant pieces to keep Armani’s loyalists satisfied.

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