by Stephen Garner

Berluti has released the second drop of its “The Essentials” collection, the luxury brand’s permanent line of ready-to-wear, shoes, and leather goods.

First launched this past March, The Essentials collection’s newest ready-to-wear pieces are devised to complement classic tailoring with a chic, modern edge. Outerwear includes a dark indigo B-Way, a black long-sleeved body warmer jacket, and a taupe down jacket with a folding hood, all of them made of Scritto-printed water-repellent nylon and complete with a trademark Berluti leather crest. New knitwear includes a jumper and cardigan in a subtle tone on tone Scritto jacquard virgin wool.

New pieces from the second drop of The Essentials match perfectly with the existing pieces introduced with the launch of the line – such as a double-face cashmere coat with a Scritto lining, a weekend jacket, sleek “Alessandro” trousers, a chino, and a jogger.

Two new formal shoes join the emblematic “Alessandro Démesure” and the “Andy”. Both are part of the “Equilibre” line and are a celebration of Berluti’s DNA and bootmaker know-how. A timeless Chelsea boot with elastics on both sides is the perfect counterpoint to an elegant 5-eyelet lace-up Oxford with perforation details on the upper. Both made from Venezia leather with a Nero Grigio patina, they are crafted using a padded insole to support the natural anatomy of the foot, using a similar approach to bespoke shoes, for exceptional comfort.

Bags use the new Signature leather – a richly textured, embossed leather replicating the Signature Canvas motif of Berluti’s crest, logo, and Scritto’s undulating strokes – and include the new “On Time” briefcase as well as a thoroughly modern black version of the Toujours tote.

Accessories provide the finishing touches: leather gloves with Scritto details feature touch screen fingertips on the index and thumb and are available in black or in a patina-effect TDM Intenso shade. A pair of cufflinks and a tie pin with a palladium finish are engraved with a Scritto motif.

The second drop of The Essentials is now available both in Berluti stores and e-commerce.