Piombo aimed to recapture the joie de vivre of the jet set of the Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies, when Europe’s wealthy could spare the time to travel to India and pick up a bit of silk shantung, shop for Massawa cotton in Ethiopia, hand-pick their silks from Lyon — then have the whole lot whipped into a wardrobe by a Savile Row tailor. “I want to recapture that feeling for the younger generation — for men who want to dress like their grandfathers did,” said the designer.

The collection was filled with silk check or striped suits, often paired with zippy polka dot ties or Indian batik scarves; dapper linen and silk safari jackets or tailored jacquard ones, and French piquet knits. Piombo, whose collection is a joint venture with the Neapolitan tailor Kiton, noted the printed cotton shirts hail from Switzerland, and the shantung shirts — in earthy shades such as mustard — are made in India.

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