Line of Leisure

Find modern-meets-classic chic with Gucci

Life speeds by 24/7, so it’s no wonder designers might want to slow it down, whisking us back to the 1950s, when postwar nations experienced their first taste of leisure.

Drawing inspiration from ’50s cinema, Gucci’s Frida Giannini created a men’s collection that is one part Marcello Mastroianni and one part preppy, in thoroughly modern mashup of tradition and eccentricity, good boy and bad boy. Classic black and white are punctuated with bursts of green, orange, red and yellow.

Comfy relaxed “letterman” cardigans share closet space with suede baseball or bomber jackets, bowling and polo shirts, and checked trousers.

As the Fonz would say, with an approving double palms up, “Ayy!”

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