Today it’s time for a short summary of what we could see of the inside and outside of the Fortezza da Basso last week when the Pitti Uomos 91st Edition was held. We were on site and has summarized some of the impressions we got from the fair’s visitors.
The term ‘ Pitti Uomo ‘ has grown tremendously during the time I have been editor of the Manolo. From that first time with big eyes step out at “Piazza” for almost 5 years ago and is today a little more distance to the circus Pitti can really be.
At the same time, it is a bit tedious with the kind of elitist and snooty comments about everything “peacockande on the square”. The fact is that no matter what one may think about the behavior or dress, it’s hard to ignore that the phenomenon contributed immensely to increasing interest in the Convention in General and tailored style in particular.
What I think is important to always keep in mind is that Pitti is primarily a trade show. There are thousands of great brands that hits dealers, suppliers and the press to show off the collection for next fall and I don’t mind that people want to be photographed on the outside as long as you do not forget of the fair’s original purpose. It’s not a fashion week as Milan, Paris, or London, where very little purchase actually occurs.
What some (if not all) of these streetstyle-posörer actually does is to push fashion forward in many cases it feels like garments, combinations and average visitors are more in the forefront than what you see in the fair’s booths. There is of course a tremendous amount of after effect that has no basis in the reality outside the Fortezza da Basso, but instead of interfering with itself on this, we choose to focus on what we think was appealing. There are lots of incredibly well-dressed men who are in place to actually work and we have selected a few of these below.
Kenji Cheung is one of the partners in the store concept Bryceland’s in Tokyo and always has an interesting combination of classic tailoring and vintage denim. (Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
Kenjis colleague Ethan Newton, previously known from The Armoury, he also has a very exciting approach to classic men’s fashion. (Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
Dawid Tyminski in a classic trench coat over the suit. (Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
Swedish Maxim is always dressed in classy, as well as the available clothing. (Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
“Butler” in a green custom made tweedkostym. (Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
Trouser tailor Salvatore Ambrosi in a dark blue knytrock. (Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
Alex Pirounis who previously worked for Kiton and The Armoury are starting later this year, its own store concept in London along with Jake Grantham. (Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
Interesting combination of dressy and free with a camouflage jacket over a jacket. (Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
Shuhei Nishiguchi, purchasers of the Beams is one of the fair’s best dressed in our opinion. Here in a combination of sandy and brown tones. (Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images)
Group picture with Frank Gallucci, Gianni Fontana and Nicola Ricci. (Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images)
The classic stairs to the upper floor of the main building of the fair. (Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images)
Frank Gallucci in three-piece suit. (Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images)
One of the most obvious trends among the fair’s visitors were topcoats with furry collars. (Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images)
Alessandro Squarzi, together with Luca Rubinacci. (Christian Vierig/Getty Images)