Theories of masculine beauty since ancient Greece have emphasized proportion. It’s about the precise relations between parts, a sculptural approach to form and even to stance (the aesthetic and physical satisfaction of contrapposto). Coltesse’s SS17 collection explores volume and balance with a classical eye, harmonizing the senses and clearing the mind.
The brand’s approach to cut, color, and material considers the calculating eye along with the subtler sensations of touch. Classical, clean form meets a refinement of texture in what we’d call humanized minimalism, warm classicism.