For the cooler climate, the latest Tod’s collection embodies sleek yet warm functional elegance
Since the turn of the century, Italian luxury titan Tod’s has been known for their meticulous craftsmanship, and understated style. While of classic status, the brand’s Fall-Winter 2023 collection captures contemporary confidence, melding their tailored silhouettes with functional form.
As the end of the year dawns, Tod’s paints a luxurious picture of a dolce Italian winter: Ochre villas housing libraries filled with leather-bound volumes and entryways with staircases shining with polished wood. In courtyards, the festivities commence with servings of prosecco, mulled wine, or Cioccolato Caldo.
Tod’s Man epitomizes Italian style with practical ensembles fit for the cobblestones of city life or vacationing at marbled palazzos. The color palettes range in warm tones, from deep mahogany browns to beige and caramel, all of which contrast with subtle grey and white inserts—creating an interpretation of “The Italian Portrait.”
One of the standout pieces from the collection is the Tod’s Pash Jacket, a winter jacket born from Italian laboratories. The piece has undergone various stages of treatment by hand to achieve its supple yet sturdy, brush-painted look for men who know a quality polish when they see it.
Other wardrobe essentials for the season include: the Shirt Jacket, outfitted with the silkiness of full-grain lambskin leather; the City Jacket, which is hand-woven in suede; the Adventure Jacket, which is double cotton-lined with suede crust; and the Bomber Jacket, crafted in brushed leather.
To complement the tailored temptations are Tod’s Men Accessories for which the brand is known far and wide. Elevating the winter wardrobes is the sleek form and sure function of Tod’s W.G.—suede lace-up ankle boots with the brand’s monogram and iconic rubber pebbles. The iconic winter shoes embody even more elegance with treated leather, infills, and brushes that create a padded effect. The lightness of the hand-stitched shoe offers an alternative to the common boot, in either brown or black leather—all the while emphasizing the key rubber pebble details and rounded bottoms, which also play protagonist to Tod’s sought-after moccasins and formal shoes.
As belts continue to make a comeback in the shared sartorial realm, the Tod’s Greca Belt renews tradition with a sense of modern sophistication, bound in elastic and available in a range of colors and striped fabrics—standing out for its leather structure sans a metal buckle.
For Tod’s Women’s Wear, we get a sense of an “Italian Feeling” that brings to mind quiet vineyards and olive groves, with frosty walls crawling with ivy. The collection consists of contemporary essentials with a color palette that continues in warm caramel, brown, and cream tones.
With the cold weather of winter comes the need for well-tailored garments that accentuate a woman’s silhouette, as seen in the Parka, which takes off from the runway with sculpted couture lines.
Circling back to Tod’s legacy style, the Peacoat takes inspiration from Tod’s quintessential pebbles through coat buttons covered in leather. With a short, narrow waist, the Bomber Jacket is unveiled in soft nappa leather or knit, lined by shearling details, and padded jackets in fabric or leather.
This latest collection also reinvents masculine suits with pinstripes, and jackets with prominent shoulders, sans lapels, ideal to pair with the structured shirts in one’s closet. On the other hand, there is highly feminine knitwear with knit dresses enveloping the form in sensual shapes and zip-up polos with leather details. Oversized, floor-length coats also take center stage.
With such a versatile range of ready-to-wear, Tod’s Women’s Accessories align with the prevailing trends of the season with iconic must-haves that have a sense of “Venetian Vogue.” The highlight of Tod’s craftsmanship—the versatile shoe—tells the story of the brand with a lasting quality of handmade leather, with refined finishes, brushes, burnishes, and polish.
The moccasin is enhanced with either woven details or the “T” buckle, while the high geel embraces both a sense of femininity and practicality, detailed with leather and saddle. In line with the growing popularity of the ballet flat, the Ballerina Bubble translates the Tod’s traditional pebbles with larger sizes, in a variety of leather or shearling materials—laces twining around the ankles act as a cherry on top.
Meanwhile, the Tod’s bags transcend time with their clean, eye-catching designs. The T Case features soft lines with a strong mold, while the brand’s most iconic Di Bag, an enduring element of Tod’s heritage, makes its regular appearance. Lastly, the T Timeless turns heads as an attractive messenger bag with metal piping that shines.
Tailored and treated by hand, with exclusively natural materials from wool, cotton, and the famous Tod’s precious leathers—the brand’s latest collection continues to show its commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and timeless style.
In deep, earthy tones that evoke a sense of luxury that lasts for years, the work of both the designers and the Italian laboratories showcases precision in simple yet impactful design—emulating a blend of exclusive elegance, functional comfort, and universal style.