May 29, 2009

Soon after clothier Alberto Aspesi introduced the Vespa jacket 10 years ago, men across Italy were wearing them like uniforms while whizzing through piazzas on their candy-colored scooters. Savvy signorinas wanted in on the action and persuaded the designer to snip here and tuck there. Enter the Vespissima, available stateside at Vail, Colorado's Luca Bruno (970/479-0050; www.lucabruno.com; $295). This waterproof number hugs your curves while you're hugging the road's.
—Clark Mitchell

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