Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Brunello Cucinelli F/W 2010

Who in their right mind would deem a 190 page lookbook/catalog appropriate?  Why, the self proclaimed "Italian Ralph Lauren" of course.  AKA the "King of Cashmere".  Brunello Cucinelli's F/W 2010 collection is most definitely what we've come to expect from him at this point - "so much dough I can swear I won't change" comes to mind.  But I can't blame the guy.  He knows exactly what his sweet spot is and he always hits it out of the park.  It's quintessential Brunello from head to toe - perfection in the form of fabric, texture and cut with tailored goods that would make 99% of the designers in this industry jealous.  BC's catalog mannequin shots always crack me the hell up for some reason, but, at the end of the day, are a masters class in layering - you gotta always credit where credit is due.  After enjoying clothes I cannot even remotely afford this much I think I'm gonna call it a day.


-L.A.S

19 comments:

  1. Damn. If I had Oprah money I'd be Cucinelli'd out all day errday.

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  2. If only money grow on trees, I'd be flying to Milano and be all up on that Cucinelli steez.

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  3. Amazing stuff - like a country house Loro Piana. Poked around on the web and saw a thread on styleforum that said they manufacture all of Michael Bastian's stuff - which would partially explain his prices.

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  4. MJP- BC's licensing deal with MB just ended. They have a new manufacturer now.

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  5. So crispy.

    Pilu -- Oral sex will always get you what you want.

    O.

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  6. Not really Neopolitan (think Kiton or Isaia); more Tuscan country gentleman with f*ck you money.

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  7. Derek- This IS Neapolitan sportswear if I have ever seen it.

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  8. Love the blog but you should be more careful with the terminology you're throwing around. First off, there's really no such thing as Neapolitan sportswear. Neapolitan style refers to tailored clothing with particular emphasis on jackets. Brunello's jackets are a lot of things, but they are not Neapolitan. They are not made in Naples (Solomeo is in the north) and his jackets lack the shirt sleeve shoulders (spalla camicia) and trumpeted sleeve caps that are so synonymous Neapolitan style. This isn't any sort of slight on BC. If anything, one could argue that he is the Garibaldi of Italian style, pulling together all of the best style characteristics and quirks from each region and using them together to create a new, unified "Italian" look. However, calling that look "Neapolitan sportwear" is like classifying Blink 182 as a quintessential DC Hardcore band. Sure, Blink may have played some riffs nearly as fast as Minor Threat, but their geography and motivations are very different.

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  9. Anon- Touche. I actually pride myself on using proper terminology, but you are obviously much more versed in Italian style than myself. I appreciate the clarification.

    I guess I was using "Neapolitan" and "Italian" interchangeably, which, quite frankly, was ill informed.

    I am editing the post now.

    Thanks again.

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  10. "After enjoying clothes I cannot even remotely afford this much I think I'm gonna call it a day."

    These clothes look amazing.
    What price-range exactly are we talking about here?

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  11. Where are all of the dummy "this just looks like overpriced j.crew, blah blah blah" comments. Have you finally shut the idiots up?

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  12. Good to see BC uses safety pins to cinch the waist of his clothes just like the display manager at your local Dillard's.

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  13. Love this. If you can't afford it at least they are showing you how to dress like you can.

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  14. That Cuci know how to pop, real talk.

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  15. Someone needs to make a sartrap about all Cucinelli everything.

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  16. I know it isn't BC, but LL Bean Signature is a lot like this - IMHO

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  17. i saw a outerwear navy jacket in charlotte north carolina of all places and it was the neatest most beautiful coat i had ever seen. then when i was quoted the price i quickly thought of neiman marcus and puy my dream of purchasing and wearing it away.

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