Remember Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo in “Borsalino,” the gangster movie from the Seventies? There was an air of that at Cifonelli this season as the storied Parisian tailor played with vintage checks and stripes; three-piece suits featuring round-neck waistcoats and bold ties; and showy fedoras.
Creative director John Vizzone stayed clear of going too literal, though, breaking the Seventies codes with slim-fit, cuff-less pants and suede Chelsea boots – a new category at the house – for a sharper, more youthful look.
In the outerwear department, highlights included cashmere robe coats as well as an august, double-breasted military-style coat with large lapels and a discreet vent on the back.
A palette of earth tones, nuanced with charcoal and black, put the tailor right on trend for fall.