Sunday, August 1, 2010


Anthony Todd, West 11th Street NYC

Words/Images Judith Ecochard

Well we guess it set a very European atmosphere, no cranked up A/C at the chic Anthony Todd décor emporium.

But the very handsome men modeling the dapper F/W 2010/2011 collection of the very dapper himself Giuseppe de Corato---didn’t break a sweat…despite the fact that the attire was for significantly cooler climates.

No matter, it was a well made, impeccably tailored assortment of looks ---eight in total “inspired by the stylish men I encounter while traveling through my favorite cities in Ital\y. Places such as Café de la Poste in Cortina, la Scala in Milan…etc

In other words, head to toe separates including footwear and gloves “from the little guy in Rome who made the gloves of  race car drivers in the 60’s.”

Lucky us, we got a piece by piece preview by de Corato himself (who we later commiserated with, NO NOT THE  HEAT---but the Italian team’s lack of finesse at the World Cup)…

He pointed out the fabrics (only the finest cashmere –Loro Piana) for example, the smooth suede lining of a sweater---that adds warmth not bulk,

The soft shoulders that hang perfectly, to the hand crafted/finished lapels of the coats, jackets…

Beginning with the knockout, best selling, 150 super wool tuxedo…with a black satin pique label

All exquisitely made.

I always try to find the small producers,” de Corato emphasized.

FYI: Boutiques in Palm Beach, San Francisco, Vail and NYC also feature other high-end Italian labels.

 Scratch Proof Sunglasses