January 13 - 16, 2015 - Florence, Italy - by Theo Blix
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.
Woolrich - The Active Gent
Wooster + Larding The active Gent look.. Its all in the small details
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