My Pitti Uomo scrapbook
My twice-yearly trip to Florence for the Pitti Uomo trade fair is always inspiring, stimulating and fun. This was the 82nd edition of the show. It was one of the best I can remember.
Stefano Ricci’s imperial style is brilliantly reflected in his megastore in the centre of Florence. My outfit comprises linen jacket by Gieves & Hawkes, cotton trousers by Polo Ralph Lauren, cotton shirt by B.D. Baggies, pocket handkerchief by Brioni and purple suede slip-ons by Oliver Sweeney.
Hackett for S/S 2013 seems to have been inspired by The Great Gatsby. A good choice!
There are so many fascinating stands at the show.
Great new brand, made in Scotland, the brainchild of Daniel Dunko, late of Mackintosh. Thomas Hancock was the business partner of Charles Macintosh, who developed the vulcanisation process. See www.hancock1843.com
I wore a Simon Carter shirt, those pink Polo trousers again and Fred Perry sneakers for a trip to the Ben Sherman stand. As always, the installations at the Fortezza da Basso complex were remarkable. Bravo, Pitti Uomo!
The most extraordinary episode of Pitti was the retrospective for the 30th anniversary of Stone Island. The whole event was just unbelievable – hundreds of garments fabulously displayed. Well done to Carlo Rivetti and his team. I wore my Gieves & Hawkes linen checked jacket, blue chambray shirt by Boggi, orange Irish linen trousers by Brooks Brothers, pocket square by Brioni, unbranded white leather belt and orange suede shoes from Oliver Sweeney.
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- Croots England. Made in Yorkshire. Seen at Pitti Uomo 91
- Christopher Raeburn for Save The Duck at Pitti Uomo 91
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- Johnstons of Elgin at Pitti Uomo 91
- PS by Paul Smith at Pitti Uomo 91
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