In fashion, it's no longer enough to do one thing and do it well: The feeling is that success requires the multipronged attack. Tod's is the latest label to expand its offerings. Famous for shoes and bags, it is now trumpeting its clothing, too. (For women, the ready-to-wear is designed by recently appointed creative director Alessandra Facchinetti; for men, it is handled by an in-house design team.)

Happily, the label's finesse—though maybe better to call it sprezzatura, this house being as Italian as the Colosseum (also a Diego Della Valle-sponsored venture)—appears to apply to leather clothes as well as leather goods. Though the collection, conceived as an essential wardrobe for the Tod's man, included some handsome knits and a few tailored sport coats, its strongest pieces were in skin. Bombers in cognac leather and buff suede had driving-moc soul reborn in ready-to-wear bodies.