A word commonly used in its Soragna HQ is ‘soft’ - an overarching, one-word motif that sums up much of its
methodology. For Caruso, garments carefully constructed to be unrestrictive, 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.
The brand is also known for making subtle but significant tweaks to the fabrics, details, colours and finishes of
gentlemen’s staples, equipping those garments to play a leading role in a wardrobe which will grow more varied, more
versatile and more expressive, organically, over time. Via this philosophy, Caruso believes, formality is alchemised
into ease without relinquishing care or precision.
Our relationship with Caruso reached new levels of fecundity recently with the introduction of a navy Houdini travel
jacket and trousers, the former of which has a peaked lapel and buttons up to the throat to combat the elements and
features numerous pockets including two on the back of the skirt. And, a new chapter in the relationship has just
begun with a host of new garments.
The new Aida jackets come in green herringbone wool-cotton or houndstooth-checked navy wool-cotton-cashmere blend
(both with Neapolitan-style patch pockets), while a more understated version in grey wool has two flap pockets; the
latter is joined in the more low-key, flattering elegance zone by a fully lined, shadow-striped navy jacket.
Caruso’s rightly exalted approach to trouser silhouette – one which, to the trained eye, makes that celebrated ‘Made
In Italy’ tag redundant - here finds expression in the form of grey and navy Aida wool trousers with belt loops, a
zip and button fly, side pocket, split waistband and jetted, buttoned back pockets. The new cotton needlecord shirts
come in navy blue and taupe grey, while you’ll struggle to find suiting or outerwear which doesn’t harmonise to
great effect with the slubbed-weave grey shirt with cutaway collar.
All supreme plot-thickeners in a page-turning sartorial saga.