Best of the Best 2013: Men’s Fashion: Newcomer: Massimo Piombo

The Italian menswear designer Massimo Piombo hit his stride with MP by Massimo Piombo, a new venture sponsored by none other than Kiton, which is producing and backing the line. Piombo has a penchant for richly colored, printed, and patterned materials, and he uses them in a first-rate lineup of topcoats, sport coats, and suits, such as this baby-alpaca overcoat and jacket, worn over wool pants, a wool-and-cashmere sweater, shirt, tie, and scarf, all from the MP line (suit prices start at $2,995). His clothes bear the elegance of an eccentric European gentleman and add a welcome sense of individualism in menswear this season. (Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 877.551.7257, www.saksfifthavenue.com)