pitti uomo F/W 15, the birthplace of menswear
it all starts here

January 13 - 16, 2015 - Florence, Italy - by Theo Blix

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At Pitti Uomo this year was all about the
 ACTIVE GENTLEMAN LOOK 

                                                                                                                                                                  BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

                                                                                                                                                                  BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

  1. A star item for the FW 15 season, the Gilet is essential for the all-important layered look, and noted in padded nylon and vintage-inspired styles. Clever designs combine tweed tailored waistcoats with knitted shawl collars for a layered knitwear look without the bulk. Light quilting is also key, especially when paired with tailoring. 
     
  2. Another key item was the rolled neck sweater in neutral colors. 
                                                                                                                                                             Brunello Cucinelli FW 15

                                                                                                                                                             Brunello Cucinelli FW 15

Im a big fan of the Brunello Cucinelli look in this picture: The active gent look is accomplished by bringing together  season key items, the gap between formal tailoring and active apparel draws ever - smaller.  Hybrid construction techniques combine distinguishing features in both looks, where key items include contrast sleeve suit jackets and the tailored jogger.  This is what Pitti Uomo is known for, traditional tailoring mixes with sport and streetwear influences. Formalwear is taken in a relaxed direction through styling or the reworking of classic items, while typically outdoor pieced get a luxury makeover.

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Woolrich - The Active Gent

                                                                                                                                                                         Wooster + Larding

                                                                                                                                                                         Wooster + Larding

Wooster + Larding   The active Gent look.. Its all in the small details 

 

                                                                                                                                                                 Street Style, Florence  

                                                                                                                                                                 Street Style, Florence  

                                                                                                                                                                  Florence, Street Style

                                                                                                                                                                  Florence, Street Style

                                                                                                                                         Oakley Sunglasses, Leather jacket by Tiger of Sweden

                                                                                                                                         Oakley Sunglasses, Leather jacket by Tiger of Sweden

                                                                                                                                               Standing on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence

                                                                                                                                               Standing on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence

 

Comfort, functionality and a nonchalant approach to styling are key, while high-end fabrics and sartorial details maintain a premium feel. Artisanal and handcrafted influences  focus on fine textiles and craftsmanship this is what Pitti Uomo is all about. Not to expect any less from this tiny town of Florence... the birthplace of Gucci.  It was the heart of the renaissance, and is a city were slow craft and tradition are still valued.   Its art and architecture are unrivalled. From the Uffizi and Michelangelo's David to the Costume Gallery at Palazzo Pitti, Florence is rich with inspiration. 

Accessories: Oakley sunglasses, Valentino camo sneakers.   
Tiger of Sweden  (style: Rocky,  100% cotton)
Augustus Bernard slim fit blue shirt (100% Italian cotton)  (size 38 -15) 
Acne Studios cashmere sweater in light gray (size M) 

click to see my bulletproof  Florence City Guide