O'Ballou is probably a brand you're unfamiliar with—and that's not shade. The brand's list of stockists is so small, you could count them on one hand (shouts to Brooklyn's Gentry for making the cut). But what the brand lacks in distribution, it makes up for with quality, with most production hailing from just outside the menswear mecca of Florence, Italy.
Naturally, a cult brand like O'Ballou can afford to get a little conceptual, like the inspiration behind their Spring/Summer 2016 collection—abstract artist Salvador Dali (and his residency at the Spanish fishing village of Port Lligat, Cadaqués).
While the brand is notorious for its Italian cashmere, the label has instead opted for using Italian linen, working the fabric into suits and chore coats that make cool weather pieces seem fit for summers under an Italian sun. London-based artist Jacob Yarwood lends a hand as well, engineering textiles exclusively for the collection.
But if all that seems too much for summer, fear not. The brand has also woven in T-shirts—constructed out of Japanese jersey and handmade in Italy—into its offering.
Take a peek at the lookbook below, and then make your way to one of the brand's exclusive stockists.