Ilan Chetrite channeled a nautical vibe with his spring collection for Sandro, with wide ankle-length pants and striped short-sleeved sweaters that had a whiff of the Forties — think Gene Kelly in “Anchors Aweigh.”
The trouser cut carried through into high-waisted jeans with wide hems that were trend-conscious enough to stand out from the high street, without requiring a Ph.D. in fashion.
“Our job at Sandro is to offer clothes that are wearable, not too experimental,” Chetrite explained. “With this collection, we wanted to show a more dressed-up guy. He’s more mature.”
The vintage vibe carried through into a Fifties-style, red silk zip-up jacket with front pockets, and a brown leather car coat in a distressed patina that was matched on chunky brogues. For a more casual look, the label offered cropped track pants with a signature “S” embroidered over one hip.