SS16 and AW16 from Antony Morato
This week I received a selection of clothes from Antony Morato. In case you haven’t heard of them (I hadn’t) Antony Morato are a relatively new Italian fashion label, established in 2007. They were kind enough to send me through some items from their SS16 and AW16 collections – here are my thoughts.
Jacket & Jeans
I was impressed with the detail on these pieces. The cut of the jacket was slim without being over the top, and the textured material will lend itself nicely to being dressed up in the office or a smart-casual look; or dressed down with a pair of jeans, as I’ve laid out here.
I’ll start with the jeans first, which were admittedly a little bit too snug for me to wear – to do so wouldn’t have left a huge amount to the imagination…
Rather than adorn them with all sorts of gaudy features in an effort to stand out from the competition, it seems very much like Antony Morato have brought a rare attention to detail with subtle highlights and embellishments.
The fly features a Morato metal tag, and a small button with contrast red stitching.
Matte-black finished studs adorn the front pocket, and the back pockets have another small Morato label on their corners.
The jacket from the AW16 collection is a slim tailored affair with a single vent. The cuffs feature what I’m assuming is an Antony Morato trademark, with a three buttons and a blank button hole where the fourth would be. The fourth sits underneath, as if it has been left undone.
Whilst I wasn’t sure about it at first, the detail started to grow on me, though I wonder whether it does compromise the versatility of the jacket somewhat, making it that little bit less dressy for smart-casual outfits.
I was impressed with the detail on the vent, too, which was well shaped rather than just being a simple cut.
I can definitely see this jacket and jeans combo working extremely well either dressed up with a crisp white shirt and a good pair of brogues, or dressed down with a polo shirt and maybe a white pair of trainers or desert boots.
I was also sent a suit from their AW16 collection, and I would largely argue that this is more of a tuxedo or evening suit that it would be for the office. It features contrast material on the jacket lapel, which is matched onto the trousers waist band and pocket detailing.
It just feels that bit too ostentatious for the office, but can definitely see it working for cocktails with an open collared shirt, or for a formal dinner with a skinny tie or even bow tie.