During my recent trip to Sicily, the noteworthy thing was elbow patches. In Messina, I saw them everywhere from sport jackets in window displays to a customer's jacket that a tailor (Epifanio) was working. Below are a few of those photos:
Epifanio working on a tweed jacket
It's also the season for quilted jackets and toggle coats:
Finally, a repost from my Facebook page of Messina tailor Epifanio's beautiful DB 4x2 cashmere overcoat. I especially love the blunted tips of the lapel and collar. It's a subtle vintage-looking touch. The overcoat also has a half-belt or martingala in the back.