Giorgio Armani

  • Photo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
    Collezioni sweater Photo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
  • Photo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
    Collezioni sweater Photo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
  • Photo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
    Collezioni sweater Photo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
  • Photo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
    Collezioni sweater Photo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
  • Photo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
    Collezioni sweater Photo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
  • Photo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
  • Photo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
  • Photo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
  • Photo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
  • Photo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

    Giorgio Armani literally redefined the look in men’s tailored clothing when he first paraded his slouchy, soft shouldered suits down the runway in the 1970s. Less than a decade later he was doing the same for sportswear by literally putting men at ease in their casual clothing. His signature “soft dressing” design strategy, which can be seen in all of his collections—from A/X, Emporio Armani, and EA7 to Black Label and Armani Collezioni—is still very much in evidence in the Milanese master’s texture-rich cardigan knits, quilted outerwear, fluid knit pants, and unconstructed jackets. Although more constructed and fit closer to the body than ever before, Armani’s choice of materials—plush velvets, textured tweeds, and soft shearlings, among others—shows he still has the soft touch when it comes to sportswear.

    Inside Information
    Before launching his own signature label in 1975, Giorgio Armani worked as a window dresser at La Rinascente, the Milan department store, and later worked under French designer Nino Cerruti. Although his signature sportswear is too costly for the masses, Armani claims to have a personal dislike for clothing that he deems “too elitist.”

    From Around the Web...
    The designer premieres his new retail location with an exhibition of cityscapes by Karsten Staiger…
    Here’s how every gentleman should be accessorizing this fall…
    From digital screens to wrinkle-preventing interiors, these are some of the most advanced suitcases…
    These finely crafted shoes—from classic to contemporary—promise to put an extra spring in your step...
    Sleek new sunglasses and optical frames from the iconic tastemaker…
    Photo by  Lisa Charles Watson, Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    Designed for men on the go, Troubadour’s weekenders deliver both functionality and style…
    This versatile sport coat will take you from work to play in style…
    Photo by Lisa Charles Watson, Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    Moynat’s handmade trunks, bags, and accessories are now offered stateside…
    London-based brand’s first boutiques will open in New York followed by Miami…
    Photo by Conr Kinman
    Alfred Dunhill brings its top-notch bespoke service to Madison Avenue…