Pitti Uomo 2012 Part II

Yesterday, we presented to you some DOs and DON’Ts from Pitti Uomo and today we would like to continue with another picture series from Florence.

Yellow Trousers

Yellow Trousers

Yellow Trousers

Casual corduroy trousers or khakis are definitely a way to make a statement, if they come in a vibrant color. This young man wears canary yellow pants and combines them with more muted plain colors such as dark brown, classic monk strap shoes, a light grey blazer with contrasting buttons, light blue shirt and dark tie. The pants are such a strong accent that anything else has to be tamed down. The collar is probably gapping a little bit because he is leaning over.

Turtleneck Sweaters

Turtleneck

Turtleneck

It seems like turtleneck sweaters were quite en vogue during this Pitti Uomo. Personally, I am not a huge fan of this style but I think it can look on some men. This seasoned gentleman wears a thicker, dark purple turtleneck sweater with a classic cable knit pattern. Overall, it suits his style.

 

Suits with Peaked Lapels and Turtlenecks

Suits with Peaked Lapels and Turtlenecks

The two men on the left wear two piece, single breasted, one button suits with peaked lapels and a thin turtleneck sweater. Traditionally, the peaked lapels of a suit add a certain degree of formality, which is why they should be worn with a vest. The suits here are brown and khaki, which are both rather casual colors. Maybe because of that, neither of them wears a belt nor a vest and so the waistband is exposed. In my opinion, this looks a little sloppy and the turtleneck sweaters would have worked better with a sportscoat rather than a formal suit in casual colors.

Hat and Turtleneck

Hat and Turtleneck

This man shows us how a turtleneck should be worn: Casual combination, harmonizing colors and in an overall casual style. Note, hats were definitely not dead at Pitti this year.

Nordic Influnces

Nordic Influences

Nordic Influences

This person looks like he may come from one of the Scandinavian countries. Dark knit cardigan, tweed cap, white shirt, tie and a rugged jacket made of waxed cotton with tartan lining. This outfit clearly incorporates hard and soft clothing items, though I am not convinced if I like it. What do you think?

Double Breasted Silhouette

Nick Wooster with Mother of Pearl Buttons

Nick Wooster with Mother of Pearl Buttons

Even more so than in recent years, double breasted garments seem to be quite popular. Nick Wooster wears contrasting, white mother of pearl buttons with his grey flannel outfit – well done.

Lino & Valentino Ricci

Lino & Valentino Ricci

Lino from Al Bazaar in Milano poses for the camera in one of his signature bold patterned, 6×3 overcoats. Note, he never buttons the bottom button and he is an avid admirer of Ray Ban Wayfarer glasses. The gloves in the breast pocket are clearly there just for decoration.In the background, you can see Valentino Ricci in a lovat green overcoat with his characteristic ruffled sleeveheads.

Herbert Stricker by exclusive

Herbert Stricker by exclusive

Our friend Herbert Stricker presented his classic Casentino overcoat. Although it might seem unusual, the traditional color is blazing orange, and it comes in a double breasted silhouette with a green lining wolf’s fur collar. Obviously, the rest of the outfit has to be rather quite in order not to look like the dandies from Brazzaville.

Green Double Breasted Coat

Green Double Breasted Coat

This younger chap wears a rich green double breasted blazer with contrasting buttons. Combined with light colored trousers, white, cutaway collar shirt and navy tie, he looks quite dapper in my opinion. However, the scarf in his pocket makes him look like he is trying to hard, don’t you think?

Hats

Hat and Steppjacke

Hat and Quilted Jacket

As I mentioned above,  quite a few men wear hats again. Mostly, we can see snap brims or Fedoras with shorter brims. Probably, these are the only kind of hats left. Unfortunately, not every head looks good with a snap brim hat on top.This older man combines a nicely worn hat with a shiny quilted jacket. These jackets seems to be in fashion ever since Moncler became more popular. I suppose, in a few years hardly anybody will wear them anymore – and that’s a good thing.

Hat and Scarf

Hat and Scarf

Here the brim is not just snapped in the front, but all the way around – makes me think of a sheppard but I could not say why.

Double Breasted with Vest

Double Breasted with Vest

This bearded gentleman wears a black hat with grey double breasted jacket and white vest!. Hardly anyone wears this combination anymore but I really like it. Although the colors of this outfit are very quiet, it is full of noteworthy details, such as the glasses, the collar pin. I think, this is excellent, though it would have even looked better with the jacket buttoned all the way.

Now, it’s your turn. What do you adore, dislike or even hate? Let me know in the comment section below or on facebook. Also, don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter if you like our site, thanks!

4 replies
  1. Bespoke lawyer says:

    Great articles. I am disappointed with the overall appearance of the men pictured. They look as if they dress in the dark! In my opinion, wonderful examples of what not to do. Thanks.

  2. Bespoke lawyer says:

    Compare these photos to your January 7 post. Here, style simply means the latest trend. In the earlier post the gentleman was stylish because of the fit, the quality of the material and the overall balance of his ensemble.

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