Lessons from Pitti 91

06 Feb Lessons from Pitti 91

Pitti Uomo

The bi-annual tradeshow in Florence is an epicenter for the stylish gentleman. Many write-off Pitti Uomo because of the consistent “peacocking” associated with Italian style. But with the right eye, you can spot accessible trends that may inspire you to try something different. Here is our list of style lessons from Pitti 91.

Pair blacks with gray.

Pitti Uomo 91- Photography by Evgen Kovalenko

Pitti Uomo 91- Photography by Evgen Kovalenko

Pairing a black blazer with gray slacks are one of the go to separate aesthetics. Pull the monochromatic look together with a stand-out pair of sunglasses and jewelry.

A bit extra cuff never hurt

Pitti Uomo 91- Photography by Evgen Kovalenko

Pitti Uomo 91- Photography by Evgen Kovalenko

The cotton suit will always be a warm weather classic. A few lessons: Showing a bit of cuff communicates a chic but not an overly trendy look. As well, a wide peak lapel blazer warrants a wider tie.

Color plus gray all day

Pitti Uomo 91- Photography by Evgen Kovalenko

Pitti Uomo 91- Photography by Evgen Kovalenko

Whether it be blue, pink, or a bright red, when wearing a colored blazer cement gray trousers compliments as the perfect neutral to pull an ensemble together.

Don’t call it a comeback

Pitti Uomo 91- Photography by Evgen Kovalenko

Pitti Uomo 91- Photography by Evgen Kovalenko

Wide pinstripes have made a return!

Double that.

A well fitting double-breasted coat is a piece that communicates elegance and panache without being loud or obnoxious.

Don’t waist any time

Pitti Uomo 91- Photography by Evgen Kovalenko

Photography by Evgen Kovalenko

Last but not least, never be afraid to try a waistcoat. One of the most underrated pieces in the game. Not only does it step up any casual fit, but it complements a suit exceptionally.

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Alexander Whitfield

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