By Luke Leitch The best (and worst) of the Milan men's fashion week included great coats, manbags, shortened pants and even frilly underwear.
Benjamen Judd Do Aussies men see themselves more as burly, strong blokes or well-suited executive types?
With the euro in freefall and the EU a-tremble, one might have expected the menswear collections to play out a slightly sombre tune. But instead, Milan's designers seemed to be fiddling as Rome burns.
Back to basics
Designers gave practicality the nod at the menswear shows in Paris but plays on volume kept things interesting, writes Stephen Todd.
Bryony Gordon It would seem that all the good men have gone to the tanning salon, via the beautician and nutritionist.
Sport and technology were two of three key themes to emerge from Milan men's fashion week - the third being cold, hard cash.
James Cameron It can be hard to relate to runway fashion but take note, these fashion houses are carving out the shape and line of your trousers for 2012, whether you like it or not.
On the radar
Rachel Wells Short shorts, not unlike the Stubbies your dad used to wear, make a retro return this summer, writes Rachel Wells.
Rachel Wells Men's wear designers have taken inspiration from the hit television show Mad Men, ditching wide ties for skinnier '60s versions.
Peter Munro Now the male models are losing weight to achieve the new boy body ideal: skinny, pale, feminine. Peter Munro reports.
Kirsty Munro Just who decides we're all going to wear leggings or that the popular colour this year will be purple?
Sophie Hexter What's hip in snow wear these days? Stylist Sophie Hexter ditches her one-piece ski suit.