Personal Notes on Pitti Uomo 95

This January I had the pleasure of going back to Pitti Immagine Uomo after a couple of seasons “off-duty”.

To me, the days in Pitti are always a great time to do research for new products, sometimes place orders to those suppliers that might be difficult to meet later on during the season and more in general, to meet friends and people of the craft and discuss business opportunities.

To be honest, there’s actually a lot of talking going on, in magnificent Italian fashion.

Unsurprisingly though, even this time I had the strong impression that most people were interested in the fair in order to show off their sometimes great (sometimes improbable) looks or to take pictures of these latter ones.

Please, have a look at exhibit A and exhibit B in the images below, where these fine fine chaps were hanging out on the roof of the Padiglione Centrale (and judge for yourselves in which category their looks should fall)

Exhibit A.  Photo credit: Luca Montini

Exhibit A.

Photo credit: Luca Montini

Exhibit B  Photo credit: Luca Montini

Exhibit B

Photo credit: Luca Montini

This seems to be the most communicated aspect of the fair to the outside world, to the point that some friends of mine who are generally way less interested in clothes than myself and the readers, await trepidatious the Pitti days just to follow live updates on Twitter of the most absurd looks.

Now, I’m not saying that people shouldn’t enjoy a sunny winter afternoon in Florence while showing off their ideas of style, especially when the previously mentioned styles are groomed and looked after… but I’d appreciate that the general focus would be more on products.

Which is the point of the whole fair, after all. 

Without much further ado, let’s then give some space to my favorites from January 2019’s edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo.

Even though I didn’t find anything mind-blowing while walking around the pavilions and corridors of the fair, there were still some examples of nicely crafted items, check out for example this jacket that was popping out at DePetrillo’s stand…

“C’é che mi sono/ innamorato / di teeeeee…”  Photo credit: Luca Montini

“C’é che mi sono/ innamorato / di teeeeee…”

Photo credit: Luca Montini

And these stunning looks from Gabriele Pasini’s collection…

Perfect looks for your everyday casual attire ;)  Photo credit: Luca Montini

Perfect looks for your everyday casual attire ;)

Photo credit: Luca Montini

At Tagliatore’s, jackets and coats were as usual stealing the show…and rightfully so, as some of them were simply breath-taking:

Checks, checks and more checks, please.  Photo credit: Luca Montini

Checks, checks and more checks, please.

Photo credit: Luca Montini

Say what you will, I’m in LOVE with this coat.  Photo credit: Luca Montini

Say what you will, I’m in LOVE with this coat.

Photo credit: Luca Montini

Have a look also at this colorful wall of knitted garments and scarves at Altea’s boot…

Colors for winter, finally.  Photo credit: Luca Montini

Colors for winter, finally.

Photo credit: Luca Montini

At Doucal’s boot, an artisan was hand-crafting shoes, to my extreme delight.

Phot credit: Luca Montini

Phot credit: Luca Montini

A very sculptural display was also staged for the collaboration Paul&Shark + Nick Wooster

Photo credit: Luca Montini

Photo credit: Luca Montini

Last but not least, yours truly was styled for the occasion in a very sobre flannel pin-striped suit, with white poplin shirt and faux-uni blue woolen tie, everything made to measure.

Tried to hide the phone’s shade but to no avail: it’s a selfie, guilty as charged.  Photo credit: Luca Montini

Tried to hide the phone’s shade but to no avail: it’s a selfie, guilty as charged.

Photo credit: Luca Montini

What about you, have you ever been to an edition of Pitti and what do you remember most of it?