Perhaps a little overlooked by some (yet never by us) is Italy’s  finest hour. Milan Fashion Week has regrettably come to an end yet has left behind it a trail of fine tailoring, a vision of nostalgic bikers on the back of Harley’s and a gladiator shoe fit for a Greek God. All in the name of menswear.

Burberry’s outstanding reign as a high fashion alternative for the quintessential Englishmen was held together with the use of tightly cut jackets and knee-length trench coats yet the outcome was far more beautifully shocking as Burberry combined the origins of its design with leather biker pants, accompanied with heavy leather, biker inspired, jackets finished with a generous serving of metal studs surrounding both the shoulder pads and running effortlessly down the seam line.

Burberry archive inspired biker jackets

Burberry spice up their origins with leather pants

Highly anticipated designer and global warming activist Vivienne Westwood decapitated rules and regulations by letting loose. Giving her models strict instructions (or a lack of) to walk down the runway all over the place, finishing the show with a model skateboarding down the catwalk. Her collection “Get a life” includes a heap of mismatched shapes, patterns and colours, seemingly not working well together yet ironically falling into sync incredibly well with the help of a blazer or two.

Vivienne Westwood S/S '11 Menwear

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An overlapping theme decided to take a first class flight from Paris fashion week directly to Milan this year as Dior Homme showcased their “less is more” collection for men in the centre of Europe’s romantic city. All toes were on display with the shoe wear as these gladiator-esque styled sole stoppers finished the look beautifully. Burberry also finished one outfit in particular with toe flashing  show wear during their Milan show for the S/S ’11 collection for men. We think we’re onto something here.

Dior Homme S/S '11

Burberry also show off the shoe wear with toes-on-display