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Swing Time

Back in the 1960s and early 1970s many fashionable Italians vacationed in the seaside town of Forte dei Marmi as much for the sea as for nightly dancing at the famed Capannina beach club. This season, d’Avenza, the luxury menswear brand that was born just a short distance away in Avenza di Carrara, has created its Capannina jacket with that historical Italian stomping ground?still very much in swing today?in mind. The completely handmade cashmere/silk blend jacket is designed for a night on the town: It features a half-lined interior for lightweight appeal and has two roomy patch pockets and two smaller besom-style pockets with tab closures for convenience. “This could very well be the next iconic jacket for the company,” says d’Avenza managing director Massimo Barrata, noting that it has many of the same sartorial details?bone buttons and track stitching under the cuff?reminiscent of the brand’s most famous sport coats from the 1950s. The $3,400 jacket is available at Artigiano in Coral Gables, Florida, as well as through other high-end men’s stores. (305.374.6064, www.davenza.com)

—William Kissel

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