D’Avenza

    D’Avenza (www.davenza.it; available in the United States through William White, 857.350.3851) reinvented itself in 2007, more than a decade after a series of management missteps had driven the Avenza di Carrara, Italy–based brand into relative obscurity in the U.S. market. But the company resurfaced only with updates to three iconic jackets from its archives—the Forte, the British Warm, and the Easy Chic—causing many to wonder if d’Avenza had a future. Today, such speculation is bygone: Over the past three years, the Forte jacket, with its sharp cut and distinctive scalloped-shaped interior construction, has become the 53-year-old label’s new signature. Other recent introductions—including this year’s slim-cut Matita suit fashioned of Prince of Wales lamb’s wool, and a series of knee-length car coats cut from solid and mélange cashmere—have taken their cue from Forte and are further distinguishing the brand.

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    The new line of glasses features design details inspired by traditional typewriters…
    Along with clothing, shoes, and accessories, the new store will offer a limited-edition surfboard…
    These sunglasses were made famous in the blockbuster movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day…
    The new store offers the brand’s complete collection of men’s and women’s fine leather goods...
    Photo by Marcus Tondo
    Looser, retro-inspired suits from these top fashion houses combine comfort and class…
    Photo by Augusto Buzzeo
    The collection exemplifies his commitment to traditional Italian craftsmanship...
    Photograph by Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    Gray was the freshest color on the spring-collection runways in Paris...
    Photography by Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    The balmy, volcanic shores of Southern Italy have inspired a new men’s fragrance, Bulgari Aqua...
    Photograph by Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    The tried-and-true boat shoe is proving to be irresistible to designers...