Fashion & Style: Italian label Tod's, famed for its iconic driving loafers, shoes and chic bags, has launched a line of luxurious, super stylish leather motorcycle helmets. Featuring a microfiber lining, chrome hardware and flip-up plexiglass eye shields, the luxe lids are priced at about $1,000 and come in glove soft, saddle stitched black, white and vacchetta leather. The helmets are made by hand entirely in Italy, in a painstaking process ensuring their quality and durability, and adhere to rigorous road-going safety standards. Truly a marriage of timeless style and contemporary luxury.
Tod's has been expanding its offerings of late and also recently introduced its first line of sunglasses. Meanwhile, the firm's dapper owner Diego Della Valle just published a book extolling the virtues of the stylish lifestyle embodied by the brand. Titled The Italian Touch, it's a collaboration with Italian fashion journalist Donatella Sartorio spotlighting 100 stylish, talented Italians and Tod's devotees, including a sophisticated Tuscan prince who teaches international law at a university, edits a daily newspaper and manages a large winery at San Gimignano.