Just the other day Pitti Uomo 88 ended and as we did in previous years, it’s time to take a closer looks at some 2015 outfits:
Windowpane suits are great, and the combination of hat, Madras square and print tie works, though the shirt sleeves are too short and the tie is too long, because it should never show from underneath the vest, especially, when the bottom waistcoat button is undone.
In this picture, you can admire a very unusual color palette, and Pitti Uomo is always great to showcase colors that are not overly common in menswear. On the left we have an off white single breasted jacket with a black and white stripes shirt, mid grey trouser, and dark green paisley tie where the wide end is tucked in and the slim end dangles past the waistband.
In the middle, you see a double breasted jacket in olive green with off white slim pants and a light blue shirt. Who would have thought of combining those three solid colors together? The shirt would look better if more buttons were closed…
On the right, you have a great khaki suit with dark dotted knit tie, striped shirt, dark pocket square and plenty of wristbands. I prefer to show a bit of shirt sleeve cuff as outlined here.
When you wear a tie that extends past your trousers waistband, the triangle points towards your testicles which is a bit vulgar. Also, when wearing suspenders, you should ideally skip the belt loops on your pants. Also, a vest should always cover your waistband, and double breasted coats should be worn buttoned. In this case, you can even see the shirt above the waistband of the trousers. A longer vest is a must have!
Superb combination on the left with a blue summery checked jacket, gray pants, light blue shirt and bold striped knit tie. Likewise a great way to wear an off-white suit on the right.
Young men in Europe like their jackets short, their pants super slim and driver mocs always work. It’s certainly not a classic way to do things, but it is much better than shorts and polo shirt, and it’s good to see young men develop their sense of style.
Safari suits are hardly seen anymore. Do wear it if you are in the tropics or if you want to catch attention.
The puffed shoulders are a matter of taste though in my experience most men consider them to be a bit effeminate, but again each to his own. Belt loops look better with a belt, and the tie length does not encourage the viewer to look into the wearer’s face, and therefore it is too long. Certainly and extravagant way to wear a pochette!
Sunglasses and beards are popular though in this picture the ensemble on the left looks the best. Coordinated color and pattern palette without going overboard – well done!
The 6×1 Kent silhouette is not too common anymore and in this example it is cut in a flattering way, unlike most 1980’s blazers. Edward Sexton on the right goes for the 4×1 Kent Fasson with a boutonniere, high collar, and collar pin – great picture!
Wonderful outfit of a true dandy. Off-white three piece suit with pastel green shirt, rakishly tied a bow tie and wide brim hat – bravo!
Madras is great for warm weather, but if you wear a tie, do it properly or skip it entirely. This just looks sloppy, and Fabio Attanasio would agree.
0 boutonnieres = average, 1 boutonniere = style , 2 boutonnieres = trying to be stylish.
Very nice color and pattern combination.
The suit on the left has a beautiful color, and the tie works too, but the hat is too close in color to the suit, and DB jackets should be worn buttoned.
Gapping collars are never flattering, and neither are overly long ties.
Jackets have become shorter over the years, but this is barely longer than a vest – not recommended.
Two splendid outfits – do copy them and add you own sense of style!
Il Bisonte has been among the Peacocks every season in recent history – don’t try to copy him.
Pitti is always colorful but outside of Pitti a bright red suit is never a good idea. On the other hand, mixing blue and brown is!
Unusual colors in menswear can work if you keep the rest classic. Only experiment with it if you know what you are doing.
Bold outfits catch the attention of photographers and others. Bear that in mind before you dress.
Five different ways to wear blue – what is your favorite?