Giang Cao points the camera to the streets and beyond to document and share the spectrum of people, clothes and personalities which inhabit our lives. He is the founder and creative director for Through the Looking Glass, a street style blog and has been featured in The New Yorker, style.com and The New York Times.
The menswear love of print and pattern continued its momentum into consciousness at Pitti this year. It’s good to know that the men are letting go and having a bit of fun with their outfits, especially when it comes to colour. Here’s a glimpse of what we saw during the week.
Hey everyone at Pitti Uomo? Stop looking so good and making everybody else feel bad and insecure about their entire wardrobe. But they won’t stop. They just keep on coming with their unlined cotton jackets, white denim, raw silk ties and neckerchiefs. This gallery contains all of that and much more.
It’s good to see the Americana influence on menswear hasn’t died down, even in the midst of Florence, Tuscany. Take away the accessories from this Pitti Uomo street style look, and you have a pretty conventional outfit. It’s smart dressing and you guys should pay attention. Also, take notice of the floral neckerchief. If all goes according to plan, by the masters of Pitti, you’ll…
Dressed down tailoring is all the rage these days – the less lining, stitching and structure, the better. Pitti goers know all about this and are probably the biggest proponent of what Italians have known for years. So it comes as no surprise that we found the perfect one for immediately purchase.
Unconventional fabrics give way for great experiments in texture and contrast. These two men at Pitti don jackets that offer tactility and comfort in the Florence heat. One opts for a tailored style while the other goes the more casual route with relaxed proportions and a white v-neck tshirt underneath.
Fresh from their showing in London last week, Hackett London may just well have set up the most impressive stall at Pitti. Well, it’s so much as as a stall, as it’s an entire pavilion with a front porch to sip some much needed iced tea and an old (probably Renaissance) building housing some wonderfully British mannequins.
We know you should own a pair of trousers in khaki and navy but do you have pairs in a beaming yellow, vibrant red or pistachio green? Well Italian men do and if we’ve learnt anything at Pitti Uomo, it’s that they know what they’re doing so you should follow suit.
You sometimes forget that Pitti Uomo is a trade show with all the peacocking that goes on, but there’s business to be done. Here are street style photos from day 2, where we look at the wheelin’ and dealin’ going on, including plenty of walk-and-talks. The money for all those suits has to come from somewhere, after all.