Key pieces and layering lessons: Sandro men’s

Sandro’s menswear collection is designed by Ilan Chétrite – son of Founder Evelyne Chetrite – but with over 200 stores worldwide it’s quite easy to miss the family origins and see the brand as something a little faceless. It’s worth a look in, though. The menswear line sits in that mid-range between high street and designer, and the quality tends to fit the price tag.

For fall 2012 the men’s collection look book offers up on two things: key trend pieces that err to the side of clean and classic, and lessons in layering.

Of the former, it’s only natural that those key trend pieces for autumn / winter would fit largely into the outerwear category. If you’re not sure what to invest in for the cold season, this look book demonstrates: ticking off the boxes for men’s leather bombers and motorcycle jackets, a healthy (and warm) dose of shearling, and the more casual parka, which gets a heavier update for fall.

Even if these particular pieces don’t resonate (though it’s hard to fault the classic cuts and quality detailing of many of the jackets) it’s also worth a peek for the ideas around layering. Come the cold weather, layering is key to an interesting look. Roll necks under V necks under jackets, or a coat over a knit over an untucked shirt… this is layering kept neat, and worth taking a few cues from.

You can view the full fall 2012 look book from Sandro by clicking on the gallery.