It is always with mixed feelings that I begin to contemplate autumn. On the one hand, there is the thought of renewing acquaintance with that closet full of friends that were put away in the spring. On the other, there is the less pleasant prospect of the weather turning dismal. Still, a man must be realistic - it will be tweed weather in Stockholm next month.
When it is tweed weather, of course, it is also time to take out that overlooked fall essential, the knit waistcoat. Luciano Barbera shows us how to wear one under a lovat odd jacket, properly partially buttoned in a bit of harmless sprezzatura. The waistcoat adds a bit of additional color and texture to his ensemble, particularly since it complements without matching anything else the master is wearing.
As to the buttons, one of them buttoned is plenty but if you cannot tolerate the feeling of dishevelment do at least leave the bottom one open.
Photo: Luciano Barbera