Despite its relative anonymity in North America, Italian menswear label Esemplare has been crafting its clothing at Manifattura Riese since 1961 – collections founded on values such as creativity, quality and research. The label’s intention was always to create garments that adapt to one’s personality — not vice versa — and for Fall/Winter 2012, presents another strong offering of outerwear, tailoring and knits. A merging of past and future, technology and handcraftsmanship, and aesthetics and function, the garments include everything from down parkas and heavy knit cardigans to soft-shouldered blazers and duffel coats. Above all, each garment complements the wearer and should be the kind of artisanal heirloom pieces handed down with a wealth of stories and personality. Esemplare’s fittingly exemplary collection for Fall/Winter 2012 is available now online and from a growing number of Italian and international stockists.
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