For once I’ll not write an extensive blog post regarding this and that and will let most of the pictures speak for themselves. As I told you in the post about my hotel in Florence, Pitti Uomo is not as much a fashion week as it is a trade show. However some brands do have fashion shows during the week, but the most interesting part about Pitti is the street fashion worn there. There’s an army of Sprezzatura running around and what that means is basically men (and a few women) dressed to their teeth in dandy costumes resembling something from The Great Gatsby and they’re fiercely battling the heat wearing all that. I’m not that much for suits, but sometimes I do step out of my comfort zone and this is what I wore during my three days at Pitti.
On my third day I was done with suiting up and stepped back into my comfort zone of blending styles (and the heat was unbearable anyway, so those shorts were much needed). I want you to pay attention to a few details here. The first one being the lovely bow tie made my London based designer Rory Hutton, whom I met during London Fashion Week. He makes quirky bow ties, pocket squares and other accessories that make even a street casual guy like me wear them. The other detail is my pocket square which is actually a 1920s map of Florence made by Swedish designer Billy Nord. He has lots of pocket squares featuring different city maps from that era and I was delighted to see he had a Florence one too.