We'll be in Northern Italy mid June for a week or two, and the UK for a couple of weeks from early July (undecided in between as yet!), so probably won't overlap unless Italy is near the end of yours :-)
I'm a fan of the Loro Piana sharkskin 'navy' (not that dark) that I have a suit in. I think a suit in that fabric is pictured on the pjohnson tumblr somewhere. Or if you wanted to go slightly lighter again the Ariston doppio ritorto sharkskin is also really nice.
I quite like the look of some of the new bags that Herring Shoes are selling. Has anyone had any experience with the leather quality? Kind of hard to assess online :-) I guess you'd expect it to be decent based on their other products, but any info would be helpful, thanks!