“If John Bull turns around to look at you, you are well dressed.”
Source: The Journal of Style (in Florence, Italy)
A new batch of photos from Pitti Uomo. Like last year, many wore blue suits or blue odd jackets, maybe too many?
To be fair, quite a few sported cream, light grey or brown dress, and, of course, some were in red jackets or red suits.
Source: The Journal of Style
It is a fashion, but not exactly a new invention. I’ve seen the combination of odd jacket and shorts on fashion plates from the 1930s.
The Pitti Uomo fair last week demonstrated different takes on it. Personally, I favor a conservative approach like a blue blazer and cream white shorts similar to the arrangement from d’Avenza on the lower photo. It maintains an illusion of elegance.
Photo credit: The Journal of Style
Bespoke tailoring is about style, not fashion. That is what we learn in school. At Pitti Uomo we will get a different lesson. Bespoke tailoring can be fashion-forward, or, at least, influenced by the logic of fashion. A Pitti Uomo we see bespoke suits and jackets in similar flannel, tweed and donegal. Bespoke camel coats are also popular like the eccentric casentino ulster coat.
There is nothing wrong with that, I think. You can be well-dressed and in style, even though you favor fashionable colors, patterns and textures. A well-cut suit is a well-cut suit.
In regards to the persons on the photos, I don’t know all the names. But, Francesco Maglia and Valentino Ricci from Sciamat are there.
Photos: The Journal of Style
Pitti Uomo in Florence is a trade show, and in many ways it doesn’t have anything to do with style. On the other hand, you do indeed spot some people, who have an eye for dressing well.
These men all seem to share a blend of being playful, modest and comfortable in their clothing. And, they all wear benchmade suits and jackets.
Photos: The Journal of Style (Link back, if you copy a photo to your tumblr or other blog, thank you)
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