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Tod’s FW22: an Italian joyride through classic menswear tropes
By Cristian Burbano | Fashion | 18 January 2022

Text by Cristian Burbano

Titled Italian Routes, Tod’s FW22 film presented opened with a model arriving at Rivoli Castle in a 1960s silver Ferrari GT. The castle, near Turin, dates back many centuries and houses a museum of contemporary art, showcasing the best of Italian art. This collage of epochs and genres translates across the collection itself, with modern shapes and designs filtered through Tod’s rich heritage and quality craftsmanship.

Here, the Tod man unpacked his suitcase and revealed a range of versatile pieces fit for such an elegant jaunt. Shirt jackets, trenches, jeans, and tailoring all offered versatility with meticulous, subtle detail: note the leather-trimmed shirt patch pocket, or the fur-effect woven wool hems. One stand-out distressed brown leather bomber was crafted with a shearling borg collar and a graphic print of a sports car on the back – a nod to the collection name and film – while a brown corduroy trouser and tan double-breasted coat combo spoke to a 70s palette à la Wes Anderson. Elsewhere, nee weaving and embroidery techniques elevated knitwear and tracksuits were reimagined in soft cashmere (thick wool gloves slung around his neck) for a leisure lifestyle that’s less gym, more gin by the pool.

GALLERYCatwalk images from Tod’s FALL-WINTER-22