My first exposure to Boglioli was from the once distinct and now extinct VITALS MAN magazine. The Summer ’05 issue featured an editorial about the best options for summer suiting. Then Bergdorf men’s fashion director and Triple Crown CFDA robbery victim Michael Bastian said that a suntan and an “extremely well-made” khaki cotton suit from Boglioli were essential for the warmer months. More recently, I noticed the Italian suit maker’s name on the vendor’s list over at Sid Mashburn. Those are two heavyweight endorsements in my book so I decided to dig a little deeper. The images above are the results of that inquiry. Boglioli’s SP/SU collection feels remarkably fresh to me considering I spend most of my free time looking at their competitor’s equivalents. Rules are made to be broken and that is certainly what is taking place in these photos. Color on color, plaid on plaid, scarf-size hankerchiefs and collars exploding over lapels –These are all things I would never think to try myself (and probably still won’t) but these images translate to such a unique and unagnellian version of sprezzatura that I cannot help but take note of them – kind of like an Engineered Garments/Kiton mash up. One thing is certain: I’m on the hunt for those white espadrilles.