Every year, a growing conglomerate of exquisitely stylish men gather in Florence, Italy at major menswear trade show Pitti Uomo, aptly named for the man with taste. As a country known for the craftsmanship of their tailored suits and leather footwear, the mega-dapper from all over the world brought their A-game to the scene.
In Italy, it's all about the tailoring. But there's also much to say about how accessories come into play when it comes to truly customizing — creating the perfect curation of colorful ties, timeless aviators, fancy watches, leather brogues and your favorite pocket square (or other boutonniere accent).
Dress shirts came neatly pressed in softer shades of grey, sandstone or white, and tucked into neutral resort pant, while layers of coats, sport jackets and blazers came in darker, bolder shades of navy, stone or even red. Hair ranged from perfectly coiffed to, of course, the typical dark and cascading Italian curls.
Southern boy Dillan Moore
pulls from his dapper roots, layering coats over chambray and silver and topping it off with a western-style Trilby hat.
Photo by: Notes of Light Photography
stopping for a quick conversation with new friend Dario before the Dirk Bikkembergs afterparty in Milan.
Photo by: Eleonora
European fashion student Chloë Sterk
takes a stroll in head-to-toe white, pairing flared lace trousers with an off shoulder top for the Pitti Uomo fair.
Suede will be a hit in the coming season. Chloë
adds just a touch with a simple frayed bag.
Billi Bi slip-on shoes make for easy to-and-fro between shows.
looking fly in a navy blue Mango Man suit, pinstripes and Poszetka pocket square.
Taking a break on Day Two of Pitti Uomo.
with Scott Schuman, legendary author of The Sartorialist and co-responsible for media coverage of Pitti Uomo.
Photo by: Patiness
Massimo Giorgetti debuts his first collection as the new creative director of Emilio Pucci
, with bold, elegant dresses made for bourgeois dames with a slight taste for the strange and offbeat.
Photo by: Chloë Sterk
In naturally eccentric fashion, Giorgetti has Emilio Pucci
's old money tweed bags cascade into a dissonance of fringe.
Photo by: Chloë Sterk