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.
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As well as meatballs, the Swedes are rather famous for their Scandinavian design aesthetic. It’s one that favours function and form over bells and whistles, and one they do particularly well. At this week’s Pitti Uomo in Florence, watch brand South Lane stood out for the pared-back simplicity of design and uncluttered set of options.
View all the catwalk photos of the Valentino spring / summer 2013 showing at Pitti Uomo.
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It’s a trick you see often enough around the Pitti grounds, so clued in are the Pitti men to getting versatile with their accessories. But you see it far more rarely on the street day to day. It’s easy enough: take a scarf, twist it into a length, run it through your belt loops and tie it into a belt. It’s so simply it’s hard…
It’ an undisputed fact that when it comes to menswear and Pitti Uomo, the little details count. A complete outfit for a man often involves all the trimmings: a watch, jewellery, pocket handkerchief, and, in this case, a rich chocolate woven leather folio.
Another look that you couldn’t help but notice at Day 2 of Pitti Uomo: a pair of sky blue pants worn with a blazer that was as red as a bull fighter’s muleta and just as apt at attracting one’s attention.
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.
We’re officially halfway through Pitti, and while I’m not going to call it just yet, this might just be my favourite look so far. Highlights include joyously coloured pastel green trousers and a wonderfully sculpted jacket but it’s that pocket square action that tops the whole thing off in spectacular fashion. It’s vibrant, fresh and screams of Summer in Italy. In fact, you’d be hard…
Sitting atop a tower in the Fortezza, the site of Pitti Uomo, Ben Sherman have bought a little bit of EC1 London to Firenze. They’re set up shop to celebrate their range of trousers (it’s an impressive list) that range from the standard straight drill to the American heritage-inspired and a slim cut herringbone – all in a myriad of colours.
The revival of the moustache as a men’s grooming statement has not only brought back classic styles such as the handlebar – it’s brought them back with a modern twist (pardon the pun). Case in point: the old-world mood of a handlebar moustache updated for the modern day by way of multiple piercings, as snapped at Pitti Uomo.
Casual dressing is on a whole other level at Pitti Uomo. Ease and elegance takes centre stage in Florence, even when the temperatures are high and the sun beaming. Blue, khaki and summer white form the majority of the palette – and for a reason. They’re versatile, go with anything and looks good on everyone.
Pitti Uomo: that great menswear tradeshow that biannually rolls into Florence like a colourful carnival of dapper men; where women fight to keep their title of the fairer sex and the queues to the men’s bathrooms are – a rare event indeed – longer than those to the ladies’. But while the parade of stylish men turns the sartorially inclined into a kid in a…
Accessories can easily promote good outfits into great ones and the men at Pitti Uomo know that the best. See what happens when you add an extra layer of cool to your outfit, whether it be a great bag, a killer pair of shoes or a camo umbrella. The finishing touches can make all the difference.
Thomas Hancock, in 1843, invented the vulcanisation of rubber using sulphur. That process, when applied to handmade, expertly cut and wonderfully coloured (think tennis green and honeysuckle red) garments is what forms the basis of Hancock, a new brand that specialises in creating raincoats. In the midst of Pitti, we sat down to talk to Daniel Dunko, founder and creator of Hancock about what it…
The first day of Pitti Uomo saw temperatures hit a sunny 37 degrees but the soaring temperatures (compared to last week in London, at least) won’t deter the men of Florence going out the gate guns blazing. Speaking of, blazers were in full force, almost all of them cotton and many double breasted. It’s remarkable that most don’t break a sweat, but it guess it…
Like whisky, the most stylish men at Pitti Uomo get better with age. With time their styles evolve. They develop trademarks and quirks that both represent and define them. Street style photographers adore them; sartorially focused youths want to be them when they grow up. Epitomising the quirky side of Florentine fashion as it sweeps the grounds of Pitti Uomo is CEO and President of…
View all the catwalk photos of the Valentino autumn (fall) / winter 2012 showing at Pitti Uomo.
Read the article to see the full gallery.