Pitti Uomo i Florence is a show. Most people dress up, often exaggerating. A main problem is that so much clothes look brand new. You cannot have style in brand new clothes. Impossible. You become a puppet, a clown.
Ready to wear, especially, needs a lot of breaking-in. Bespoke becomes your own swiftly. You don’t have to throw it around like Fred Astaire did, when Anderson & Sheppard had shipped him a new suit. Yet, the point is clear: You & your clothes must be one for style to appear.
The man in photo was the best dressed I saw at Pitti Uomo 103. Everything about his look is fluent. The colours, the textures, the fit, the tab collar, the tie knot, the watch. He also has strong sense of tradition.
Surely, he is dresses up but effortlessly. There is no friction.
Anda Rowland says
Totally agree on your observation about clothes/outfit looking too new, giving an impression of ‘Pitti costume’.
Personally think it’s very apparent amongst YT personalities covering Pitti.
On a different note, wish you had some more pictures of the chap 🙂