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April 13, 2015  ·  style

Angelo Nardelli S/S 2015

Nardelli is one of those Italian-as-a-mofo brands well known to shoppers of Yoox and the late great Daffy's for their affordable unstructured / soft-shouldered classic jackets. Thanks to the US Dollar's strength against the Euro, the brand's offerings are now available directly in the reasonable $450-$620 range without having to wait for any sort of picked-over odd-sizes end-of-season sale.

Nardelli's Spring/Summer 2015 Collection includes all the essential solids and spring plaids you want in warm-weather materials like linen/silk blends and stretch cotton. Button points are a little higher than you might be used to, which generally works fine for all of us open-collar enthusiasts but makes their double-breasted models a little awkward. The lightweight scarves, in a variety of cotton, linen and silk blends, look great and are all under $100.

And of course there's their famous Connemara Jacket [$620] which goes beyond the concept of a travel jacket and aspires to become a piece of foul-weather survival equipment with a variety of interior pockets and an included goofy rain hat concealed beneath its anti-creasing, stain-resistant, waterproof, designed-to-be-folded-up shell of treated wool. The old saying is that a navy blazer goes with everything. In this case everything might include a monsoon.

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