Despite its relative anonymity in North America, Italian menswear label Esemplare has been crafting its clothing at Manifattura Riese since 1961, collections founded on values such as creativity, quality and research. The label’s intention was always to create garments that adapt to one’s personality — not vice versa — and for Fall/Winter 2012, presents another strong offering of outerwear, tailoring and knits. A merging of past and future, technology and handcraftsmanship and aesthetics and function, the garments include everything from down parkas and heavy knit cardigans to soft-shouldered blazers and duffel coats. Above all, each garment compliments the wearer and should be the kind of artisanal heirloom pieces handed down with a wealth of stories and personality. Esemplare’s fittingly exemplary collection for Fall/Winter 2012 is available now online and from a growing number of Italian and international stockists.