Our old friend the faja belt popped up again this fashion week, via Carlos Campos’ spring/summer offerings. It’s a touch of Argentine style in an otherwise military look—and one more step towards trendhood for the woven belt. If you find one in a Club Monaco six months from now, you’ll know who to blame.
This pic of Carlos Campos at the Museum of Arts and Design’s Metalball last week proves the point pretty well. It’s a little more West Coast than we’re used to, but we haven’t seen anyone wear a leather jacket this well in a good long while.
Naturally, context is everything. The jacket wouldn’t look half as good if it weren’t bouncing off that tie—which, you might notice, is just grazing the top of his belt buckle. Add in a touch of lime green from his shirt, and you’ve got an ensemble to be reckoned with.
Of course, throwing a cropped leather jacket over work clothes is a pretty old trick, but it’s old because it’s useful, and it helps if your work clothes are as great as these. You have your mission...
Brazilian jewelry designer / socialite Luigi Tadini—full name Gian Luigi de Almeida Prado Tadini—is one of those rare fellows who can pull off an ascot. You might say he's carved out something of a niche in the offbeat neckwear department.
Tadini, a sometime model who also had a small role in *The Devil Wears Prada*, describes his style as “a mix between a young Mick Jagger and 40 year-old Cary Grant and perhaps a little Alain Delon”. The man knows his references, at least.