Pitti Uomo 2016 was the 90th gathering this June. The biannual trade show fair that happens in Italy is the largest gathering of the most stylish men. This high-fashion affair features the world’s top menswear brands and sartorial experts. Among these attendees are the dandiest of them all known as the “Peacocks”.
Our made-to-measure tailor Konstantine paid Italy a visit this year and a first looking on what’s happening on the streets of Pitti Uomo 2016.
Colour suits are one of their favourite ways to stand out of the crowd
A camo blazer? Count us in.
Striped vest and trousers, micro-spotted shirt AND a coloured blazer
Blues, blues, blues
Tassel loafers were a popular choice of footwear
Cotton candy pinks as sweet as the outfits
Double monk-strap on loafers = the ultimate summer shoe
Our favourite: women rocking menswear trends
Zanerobe’s recklessly cool style has left the realm of trend and entered essential territory. Shop the Sureshot and Dynamo chinos in new hues- rockable with sportcoats to leather bombers to basic tees. As for sizing, take your normal size for a regular fit, size down for slim, and one up for a slouchy look. Shop online or in-store now- we don’t want to hear it when they’re all gone.
Regulars at GS events know that our dos bring out the most dapper men in the city. Last week’s 19 Crimes launch event took style to bold new heights. After scouring album after album, we’ve picked our favourite and most compelling looks of the evening. Our IT list isn’t about the most daring or bizarre, it’s about those with the confidence and cool to be themselves, celebrate their true aesthetic and who possess a unique understanding of what works for their body and build.
Here’s our tribute to the attendees who set the bar high at the GS 19 Crimes event.
Anyone who’s spent any legitimate amount of time in the fashion industry can attest to the fact that being around fashion 24/7 can numb you to its beauty, personality and charm which is why every now and then we must take a sartorial pilgrimage. For true fashionistas it doesn’t get any holier that Pitti Uomo, with over 1,165 exhibitors, thousands of international press and buyers crowding the streets its hard not to be inspired. This is where real men come to see real wearable fashion.
What did we learn from these last four days at Pitti? I think Guy Trebay of the New York Times said it best when describing this seasons Pitti Man:
He is everywhere at the Pitti enclave and throughout Florence, wearing snug trousers that show off some ankle, a lightweight cotton blazer so fitted it leaves no margin for Twinkies, shoes with proper hard soles, and most of the ensemble — shoes included — in assertive colors such as cobalt blue.
Oh, and he is probably wearing a waxed mustache, a Gabriele d’Annunzio beard and a straw boater.
The only thing missing on that list would be the iconic double breasted jacket and/or suit. Nothing is more classic, yet powerful than an outfit featuring a double-breasted blazer.
Don’t believe you can pull it off, check out these guys and perhaps you’ll be just as inspired as we were.
Pitti Uomo is the unofficial capital for sartorial elegance and if the exhibiting brands isn’t proof of that fact, the street style fashion definitely is. Last week on the heels of London Collections: Men, Pitti hosted their biannual trade show for four days in Florence, Italy. And as expected the show brought out some of the worlds best dressed men in droves. The thing that differentiate this trade show from it’s counterparts is that there is as much interest in the exhibitors as there is in the attendees. To give you a taste of what we’re talking about we scoured the internet to find some of the best images that accentuate our definition of great sartorial style.
**Images Sourced by Lee Oliveira
As we settle down to digest all the men’s fashion trends for the upcoming season we can’t ignore the fact that we’re still in the heart of summer and thinking about Fall fashions is the furthest thing on anyones mind. Fortunately, one of the best parts about following fashion weeks from around the world is capturing the incredible street style. The runways maybe featuring Fall merchandise but the people attending the shows are still very much summer inspired. Here’s are some of our favourite street style’s from around the globe, from Paris to Milan, London to Sydney.