“I was smitten. Not only with the swoon-worthy title character, Vincenzo Cassano, played by the equally swoon-worthy Song Joong-ki (송중기), but also by the fresh take on power suiting brought to you by the most of-the-moment superstars in tailoring: Moon Choi, JayBaek Couture, Max Mara, and more. I sighed over scene after scene of pressed pleats, sharp shoulders, tailored waistcoats, and bespoke button-downs paired with gold collar pins. Even Vincenzo’s silk pajamas are achingly gorgeous — and they are about as far away from the cozy sweatpants cocoon I have been trapped in for the past year as you can get.”

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“Perhaps this trending explosion of bedazzled denim and swaying fringe is the fashion pendulum swinging the opposite way after a year and a half of lounging almost exclusively in comfort-cozy clothes. This hard left into a dazzling cowboy aesthetic is a return to having fun dressing up. It’s loud, it’s optimistic, and it’s about as far from elastic waist sweatpants as you can get, sartorially speaking.”

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“I’ve swung so far in the other direction now that I realize it’s sort of a tragedy we all collectively stopped wearing bucket hats in the first place. Bucket hats are a fashion hack — a stealthily practical accessory masquerading as a trendy fashion move.”

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