Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fall Shopping…Aspesi

I was really excited to read today on WWD.com that Aspesi has launched a new international e-commerce site.

 

Aspesi is one of my first stops in Milan when I go shopping, along with Piombo (now available at Barneys) and Al Bazar.  I want to say the store is world-famous (but it might be Euro-famous?) for their down-filled outerwear – especially their down-filled shirt.

 

I would imagine I probably have 5 or 6 pieces of Aspesi outerwear in a range of styles – overcoat, shirts, layering vests (like the Italians wear on their scooters!), a nylon sportcoat…

 

To now be able to buy it online and have it shipped direct to door is not only great because of the convenience, but it is also going to open up space in my suitcase that is always reserved for my new purchases from Milan.  Believe me – a puffy shirt takes more space than you think!

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  1. antique engagement ring

    September 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Such a classic fall look…. fantastic!

  2. LocalCeleb

    September 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I’m in love w/this look, I can see Mr. Parks in this, I’m going to send him the link.. wonderful..

  3. Name*tom

    September 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Yes, yes, and yes. Can you tell I like this look?

  4. Cassandra

    September 15, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    This is so lush for Fall. I can’t wait to dress my man like this.

    http://www.cassandrahsieh.com/

  5. Thesecretcloset

    September 15, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I remember being in their shop with my dad…not sure how I feel about online shopping, its not as special

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  6. huck

    September 15, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    So glad you like-I,ve been designing for them for years now-in fact I,m on the way to them tomorrow for next season. If you,re ever in Milan and would like to come to the factory/offices just outside the city for some shopping I,d be happy to arrange it.
    All the best
    Huck

  7. pavel

    September 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    i like his sweter

  8. Hatty

    September 15, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Absolutely love this brand, going to be spending a lot of money tonight

  9. Laura

    September 15, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I have never seen this line, thanks for the introduction. I went to check out the down filled shirt, but from what I can see online it is a synthetic fill in the shirt. I am assuming that is correct because there are no baffles in the shirts so the down would just sink to the bottom. I love the clean silhouettes of this brand, the menswear is beautiful. On a side note if you are looking for a true down shirt – Patagonia’s new Ultralight Down collection is pretty amazing.

  10. kelly

    September 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    You’d be doing us a public service (in addition to the one you’re already doing!) by doing a post on other fashionable online places to shop for those of us who can’t travel like you do. This outfit is perfection and I’m daydreaming about how to pull off a female version.

  11. Diego

    September 16, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Also, Project 8b here in NY carries some Aspesi.

  12. beyourstyle.it

    September 16, 2011 at 3:37 am

    Fantastic look, and great Aspesi!

  13. Purseandco

    September 16, 2011 at 5:22 am

    It’s nice shop online but only for bags, shoes etc… buy outwear in e- commerce is not easy for me, sometimes I need to change size

    http://www.purseandco.com

  14. Lori

    September 16, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Absolutly fantastic!!
    I love this classic style combined to a tuch of contemporary.
    Soo happy that they finally create the online store, thinking to people who maybe loved the brand but were unable to buy it!!

  15. Daria

    September 16, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I am Italian and Aspesi is one of my favourite brands too. It’s especially great for essentials and basics. The layering vests are amazing investments: I wear them under a perfect tailored coat in winter for extra warmth in those cold days. You can carry them everywhere, fold them up and tuck them in your handbag…so Scott, I think you’re just looking for an excuse to buy more and more beautiful clothes when in Milan…

  16. Nomadic D

    September 16, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Down-filled shirt?! That is a game-changer. The stuff looks gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing!

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

  17. joanie

    September 16, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    i really, really, really, really, really like this look! o.o
    his hair too. :D

  18. monkeyshines

    September 16, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    classy layering!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  19. Zach

    September 16, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Definitely getting one of those vests

  20. clarity enhanced diamonds

    September 17, 2011 at 8:06 am

    I love the fall fashion.. wonderful!

  21. Jose

    September 20, 2011 at 12:41 am

    This whole look is great! So simply structured. Everything fall wear should be.

  22. nell armadio.com

    September 20, 2011 at 3:28 am

    it sure is in our wardrobe!! super job!!

  23. martian

    September 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I can’t believe you may know about Al Bazar! That’s just the most milanese shop ever (the good old fashioned milanese very affluent guy’s look has been shaped there for ages).

  24. Pietro

    September 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    My grandmother has a boutique in a small town called Moena, a place hidden among the Italian alps and virtually unknown. It’s a shame, because she sells some of the most amazing labels that I have ever seen for classic men’s outerwear. She’s been buying Aspesi for over half a century know, and is close friends with Alberto. I had always loved the brand, but had never seen it anywhere in magazines and blogs. Thank you for sharing!

  25. DM

    September 21, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    i would marry a guy that’s dressed up like this :)

  26. Josh in Seoul

    September 27, 2011 at 2:56 am

    I guess Aspesi is not known in the States…

    Their clothes are kind of like lower priced alternatives to Loro Piana in terms of understated style and functionality.

    They are great functional/useful clothing that compliment anything that is already in your closet.

    Highly recommended…but their sizing is a bit odd.
    I’ve got pieces from them ranging in M to XL.

  27. Gustaf

    September 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm

  28. Sat

    October 9, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    LOL i am so going to get my man some T-shits.

    ok ok, don’t mean to be flippant. Aspesi is a great brand and i love the looks on the site.

  29. JJJJ

    January 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Andrea Gallieri, the designer for Aspesi is very talented, and one of the most erudite designers in the business – that look reflects the way he dresses.

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