Pitti Uomo, where real men wear real clothes. Year after year, season after season sartorial gents from around the globe descend up Florence in one of the biggest and best displays of menswear the world has ever seen…and to partake in Italy’s biggest menswear trade fair. “The streets are blanketed with beards and impeccably tailored suits. The Pitti menswear scene quickly breaks down like a high-school cafeteria: There are the menswear mainstays, like Milanese boutique owner Lino Ieluzzi, the rugged types with topknots and shearling jackets, and the eccentrics, like one particularly colorful man wearing mismatched shoes.” – The Cut
Here are some of our favourite people and styles from this past weeks Pitti Uomo 87.
Source: Tommy Ton, NYMag, GQ, Lee Oliveira
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