Thursday, January 13, 2011
Most of my living clothing idols are of Italian origin, Charlie Watts being the conspicuous exception, and that says quite a bit about classic men's clothing as most of them were British a decade or two ago. The idols, that is. There might even have been an American or two. But, leaving that discussion aside, Luciano Barbera has always been at or near the top of my list. And here we were, discussing the sad decline in our golf games a day or two ago.
The Barbera clothing line is going through a return to its roots as it were, which is a good thing to see because anybody can make milquetoast stuff that tries to be all things to all people. To Barbera, that means more shirt jackets (some readers will instantly understand my connection) for casual wear, paired with chalk striped vests underneath, as well as patterned faux tweed jackets. In keeping with the man's interests, his things for golf are as good as anything in the world for that purpose.
Worth a look. And, by the way, pitching and putting are the keys to scoring respectably when the ball no longer goes as far as it once did.
Posted by Will at 1:34 PM