The Great British Summer is upon us. Yesterday we saw #HottestDayoftheYear yet today we await roaring thunder storms, however all will be well again by the coming weekend for the highlight of my year – the King George VI horse-racing day at Ascot. Nestled in the Berkshire countryside, 20 miles west of London, the course is famed for Royal Ascot week which is a highlight of the social calendar. With it being such an important date in my year – also attended by The Queen – the style stakes are high at the King George VI, with decisions being made over which suit to wear, and choices being decided over which accessories to compliment the look. Canali, the Italian menswear brand, ticks all of my boxes for the event, offering soft cotton blazers to single button wool suits in a host of summer shades which are fitting for a weekend at the races. For Canali, Made in Italy is not just a label, but the result of a longstanding tradition that interweaves culture and history, style and taste, a quest for excellence and respect for professionalism, quality and reliability.As I will be staying over in Ascot, their site offers the perfect weekend packing tips; guiding men everywhere on which shoes, shirt, jacket and blazer to take – tips that I will be taking with me.
Whilst it is tempting to go British at such an event, Canali almost beat us at our own game in tailoring and the perfectly curated look, what ever the day, occasion or time of year. I have long admired the Italian way of dressing as it always well put together. Considered and refined with no hint of the ostentatious and seems like it has been a secret passed down from generation to generation. What is superb about Canali is that it is a family owned business which is now in its third generation after being founded in 1934 and the secrets of the perfect wardrobe seemed to have carried on without being diluted. Tradition and experimentation, innovation and experience – these elements come together in the creation of premium quality collections with a timeless style and exquisitely Italian taste. From Made-to-Measure, jeans, casual and formal jackets, a superb array of shirting and trousers, if you are in need of a summer wardrobe top-up, then look no further than this 80 year old brand.
This post in collaboration with Canali on behalf of Handpicked Media.