Finally! I have been searching for a great trench since I was a wee dandy tot. I remember searching through London Fog’s in elementary school and coming up empty. Too bulky, too long, too Inspector Gadget. Even recently I have been hunting down outerwear brands for that perfect trench. No luck. Then this little email pops up whilst I’m eating breakfast this morning and I drop my fork. The line Allegri, famous for their rainwear since 1960, has been revamped and is looking sharp. They have hired designer Francesco Scognamiglio as their Creative Director for the brands fashion line launching for fall 2009. The family run business is based in Florence and has three brands: *01 01 09 a Allegri- presented at Pitti in January is designed by Francesco Scognamiglio and has a more lux edge with embroidery and fur details. *Allegri Milano- This is the classic collection but it has been updated with modern fabrics, cuts and detailing. *Allegri Purple Label- More sporty and young pieces. Allegri are presenting the collection in mid-march in NYC. Don’t think I won’t be first in line to check it out. – Cator Sparks For more info take a look at their very watery website.