Manifesting the term ‘soft’ – into an overarching, one-word motif for the brand sums up much of its methodology. For
Caruso, garments carefully constructed to be unrestrictive and supple, are conducive to fluidity of function,
allowing the wearer and his form to call the shots when it comes to interpreting the apparel in question. And yet,
‘softness’ for them means not just construction but texture and colour too.
Caruso prides itself on being an artisanal factory which is state-of-the-art but true to sartorial tradition. Nothing
quite epitomizes tradition as much as a herringbone blazer. As the Euro-Mediterranean heatwave starts to fade – the
addition of a wool blazer is likely to become a welcome component to your wardrobe. Exemplifying the brand’s
undeniable devotion to craft mixed in with an aesthetic, oozing understated class is their mid-beige herringbone
jacket. Tailored with artful precision, the jacket is half-lined and double-vented. It has beautiful notched lapels
and three front-buttons, but the texture, the quality of the wool fabric that is used to make the jacket by hand in
Italy is what sets this particular herringbone apart from others that you see on the market. It would combine very
well with some impeccably tailored grey or navy wool trousers, worn with some neat loafers. Also handmade in Italy
from very high-quality wool is the brand’s dark brown houndstooth jacket and brown and green check jacket which are
equally stylish options for the change in season.
The autumn is also a signal for you to adopt a little more texture and pattern in your trousers. Caruso’s dark brown
wool houndstooth trousers are the perfect example comprising of a subtle blend of brown, green and purple – all the
hues you would associate with the upcoming season. They consist of very refined reverse-pleats, creating a touch
more volume around the waist.
There is this notion that green isn’t everyone’s colour, but in Caruso’s ability to nonchalantly break up schemes
with tactful and urban variations, this shade of green imbued in their double-breasted jacket is subtle enough to
work with almost anything within reason. Cut for a classic, flattering fit in a beautiful green this jacket is fully
lined, providing added security and warmth for the cooler seasons and features these very elegant wide lapels. Made
from the same luxurious wool and in the same shade is their double-pleated trousers. They can be worn with the
jacket or just as effectively as a separate with another shade of jacket if you want to be more playful.
A symbol of Caruso’s open-mindedness and creativity when it comes to stylishly tweaking ensembles is their round-neck
patterned jumpers in a dark green and light beige. Jumpers are a refractory phenomenon in the world of menswear and
are often rather boring, but Caruso have yet again managed to buck this trend with these two Indie style jumpers
which are an enigma in the world of menswear. They consist of these retro oversized sleeves, but the beauty is the
colours in the patterns, which makes these jumpers an appetising ensemble to be worn on their own with no jacket. As
with every season Caruso have yet again, designed a collection that perfectly embodies the autumn spirit, with that
extra pizzazz and panache in their designs that are so welcome in the world of menswear.