New To Us: Tod’s Menswear

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New To Us: Tod’s Menswear

Words by Mr Adam Welch | Styling by Ms Sophie Hardcastle

9 September 2015

To celebrate its exclusive debut on MR PORTER, we took the luxe line on a roman holiday .

When we heard that fabled Italian shoe brand, Tod’s, was launching a line of ready-to-wear clothing, MR PORTER’s reaction was similar to when we heard Apple was creating phones. Needless to say, we were not disappointed when we saw this first collection previewed in Milan's Villa Necchi Campiglio last January.

Why? As anyone familiar with the brand’s exquisitely crafted footwear will know, Tod’s has an unswerving dedication to quality, as well as the timeless sense of style that is a quintessential part of the Italian way of life. It’s an ethos and mindset, amply demonstrated by the brand’s photographic books: Italian Touch and Italian Portraits, that translates seamlessly into its clothing — the collection already feels like an old favourite, despite only being into its second season.

The sophomore collection for AW15 is a case in point comprising a range of practical wardrobe staples in luxurious new fabrications. Much of it celebrates the finest of Italian expertise; from quilted outerwear that references the woven jacquards of classic tailoring to technical details inspired by sleek supercars and the automotive world. In pieces such as a suede field jacket, or shearling-lined bomber, there’s an intrepid sense of adventure, perfectly attuned to a man who spends much of his time travelling.

For all the reasons above, we’re proud to announce MR PORTER as the exclusive online stockist for Tod’s men’s ready-to-wear collection. To celebrate the fact, we headed to Italy, the source of the label’s inspiration, to compile a video guide for the curious traveller who is keen to experience a slice of the Italian way of life.


Film by Mr Jacopo Maria Cinti