12 Strong Style-
Pointers from
Pitti Uomo 90
(S/S 2017)

Hugo JACOMET

12 Strong Style-Pointers from Pitti Uomo 90 (S/S 2017)

Pitti Uomo 90 attendees noted the atmosphere of Pitti felt slightly less energized than usual, but even so, there were a lot of strong looks that commanded attention.

As a world-class trade show featuring the best menswear designers in the world, Pitti Uomo is also known as an event that represents a pilgrimage to Florence for sartorially-minded people from around the world, who celebrate men’s style by “dressing up and showing up” for Pitti Uomo every January and June.

elle.ua sky blue light gray

Pitti has evolved to become the global event of the year for the menswear industry. This year, the number of street photographers exploded and aspiring fashion and style neophytes and aficionados alike showed up either to conduct business, write about men’s style, or promote their names and brands.

hugo blue

stylish black men

(above photos @ 1.elle.ua, 2.pittiphotos giulioaprin, 3.vogue.ua)

Today we look at 12 strong style-pointers taken directly from Pitti Uomo 90 :

 

1. WEAR RED

According to a series of studies by researchers at the University of Rochester and other institutions, “Simply wearing the color red or being bordered by the rosy hue makes a man more attractive and desirable to women”.

To our surprise, the color red became the star of the show at Pitti 90.

Red jacket D'marge

red jacket finaest

georgio red


(above photos @ 1.D’Marge 2.@finaest 3.@ elle.ua)

 

2. WEAR A BEIGE TIE

Beige ties with stamped designs abounded, creating a Gatsby-like vibe:

white based tie d'marge

hugo beige tie

white based tie il blog marchese

gwd punchy ties

(above photos @ 1.Peroni 2. @fabrizio di paolo 3.ilblogdelmarchese 4.@gwd)

 

3. TOP YOUR NOGGIN’ WITH A BOATER HAT

Add some snap to your look with a boater hat:

boater cigar

Street style at Pitti Uomo 90

Street style at Pitti Uomo 90

(above photos @ 1.@beforeeesunrise 2.@wwd.com 3.@wwd.com)

 

4. TRY A ROWING BLAZER

Even if you’re not headed for the Henley Royal Regatta, wear a rowing blazer to create a great nautical mood:

elle.ua rowing jacket

beams.jp rowing jacket

rowing blazer

takablotaro rowing jacket GRASIA

 (above photos @ 1.elle.ua 2.Tagliatore 3.sharp magazine 4.takablotaro)

 

5. OPT FOR  A VEST (WAISTCOAT) AND NO JACKET

Too hot this summer? Stay dressy by forgetting the suit coat, sports coat, blazer or jacket, and wear a vest with your button-down shirt instead.

cotton vests  patry-jikia-blog

vest wc

(above photos @ 1.patry-jikia  2.the trendspotter)

 

6. DON’T FEAR THE ASCOT

The ascot scarf may look ‘so British’ but can be used to soften the formality of an ensemble while delivering leagues of flair:

ascot ilblogdelmarchese-

gui ascot 1

sprezzaturaeleganza ASCOT best

(above photos @ 1.blogdelmarchese 2.fabrizio di paolo 3.sprezzaturaeleganza)

 

7. PUT NEW BUTTONS ON AN OLDER SUIT

Feel like you’ve over-worn the same suit one too many times? Take a tip from Pitti people and do a total button overhaul to make a suit look fresh.

buttons changeup D'marge

terrycorbettco buttons new style accessory

(above photos @ 1. unknown 2.@terrycorbettco)

 

8. WEAR UNIQUE LAPEL PINS

Lapel pins express your creativity. Stay away from pins that are logos for brands and choose a pin that is expressly you.

mnswrmagazine lapel pin

discreet tie pins

jkf_man tie pin

great lapel pin

(above photos @1.mnswrmagazine 2.snapmag 3.gwd 4.unknown)

 

9. MIX SMALL PATTERNS WITH SAME-SCALE SMALL PATTERNS TO LOOK LIKE A STYLE GURU

It’s a guideline few know: mixing mini patterns together does not (usually) overwhelm the eyes but does make you look like an expert in pulling yourself together.

mix patterns small and small

pattern combining rules

sartoriomerta pattern combining rule

the storyalist

(above photos @ 1.elle.ua 2.ilblogdelmarchese 3.sartoriomerta 4.the storyalist)

 

10. BE REGIMENTAL

Back with a vengeance is the regimental tie:

beams jp -- regimentals reign

regimental tie sharp magazine

regimental ties d'marge

(above photos @ 1.sprezzaturaeleganza 2.street-fashion-snap.com 3.fashiononfitness.tistory)

 

11. WEAR CHECKED TROUSERS WITH A CALMING JACKET AND SHIRT

If you like large formidable checks on fabric but think you look like a tool wearing them, try trousers with big checks and play down the top half of the body.

checked trousers & blazer

style forum checked trousers - vest only

 (above photos @ 1.iwishtocontinue 2.styleforum)

 

12. FINALLY, GET A PAIR OF TASSEL LOAFERS

The tassel loafer is still in full force and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

andrea's tassels

anuz tassels

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(above photos @1.beams.jp 2.dappersgentsclub 3.sharp magazine)

If you’re affiliated with the menswear business and haven’t had the chance to attend Pitti Uomo, we hope you’ll plan to make the journey in the future. You will likely discover that the trip is worth the effort.

 

MORE GREAT CAPTURES FROM PITTI 90

rounded collar pitti 90

@finaest

no man walks

@styleforum

vogue uk

@vogue.ua

sartoria ripense

@sartoriaripense 

sartoria ciardi

@sartoria ciardi

gianni1

@billygeorge.com 

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