No matter how many decades have passed since it was first published, “The Great Gatsby” continues to influence various artistic fields, from film to fashion. For spring 2019, the novel and its eponymous protagonist inspired Brunello Cucinelli for his menswear collection. However, these clothes look far from the typical period film costumes and feel a lot more contemporary. Firstly, there was a touch of athleisure—a tick upon one of today’s hottest trends. There was also a natural ease in the tailoring that has since become the Italian designer’s indelible signature. The jackets had softer shoulders, the trousers and slacks were less constricting, and some pieces proved to be versatile for both daily and evening wear. It’s safe to suspect that the most influence Gatsby had on this collection was his natural coolness and mysterious appeal, both can now be achieved by men wearing Bruno Cucinelli.