The Weekly Web Roundup: My Favourite Looks From Pitti Uomo 97 (Part 1)


My favourite looks from Pitti 97 in Florence.

Twice a year, the Pitti Uomo event attracts the biggest and best players in the menswear world, and is the premier men’s fashion event. It’s a kind of Mecca for sartorialists, with summer and winter editions.

The most recent iteration was the winter edition, and I’ve been seeing LOADS of cool layered outfits. Plenty of inspiration for us Australians to draw from in a few months.

Here’s some I’ve enjoyed:


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I enjoyed the juxtaposition of low/high contrast layers in this outfit. The high contrast element between the blue and camel hues makes the low contrast parts more interesting to look at.


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This one’s all about the coat. It reminds me of a late 1970s Armani ad, in a good way. Interesting to see kiltie loafers worn too, despite myself not being a fan of the style.


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This is a delightful cord suit in a wonderful colour. I like the horizontal lapel peaks and patch pockets, which gives a cool vintage country suit vibe.


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@theitaliancode

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Pitti is a haven for loudly patterned peacocking so it’s good to see a down to earth, simple colour block outfit from time to time. The bright red scarf takes this from a minimalist look to something that catches the eye and draws you in.


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Friends

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The outfits on the left and right. The safari styled jacket is great as is the orange sport coat, and the palette of browns accompanying both is well put together from head to toe.

As for the middle coat, while I’m a fan of wide lapels I think those ones are bordering a little too much on the parts of the 1970s that most would rather not be reminded of.

The rest of the outfit is fine, and the colour palette is good.

One thing I will say about all three is, I love those printed scarves!


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@carlos_domord

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This is a great tonal look that relies on textural interplay to provide visual interest for the most part. As with the red scarf outfit further up, this outfit draws you in with the scarf and rewards your eyes with a feast of texture. I really like how the rollneck sweater co-operates with the large collar of the overcoat.


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@melikkam

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A closer look at the man on the left from the group photo above. This reveals some cool details like the fur lined collar, which I think works with the jacket’s belt to create some great visual interest. There’s plenty else going on in this one, but I’ll let you appreciate it for yourself.


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@giorgiogiangiulio

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A lovely windowpane fabric on a DB suit with another interesting lapel shape. I like that Giorgio has largely let the suit speak for itself, and kept the accessories from competing too hard against it.


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Foxy 🦊 📸 @chico_worldwide

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This one comes from Australia’s own Sam Diamond, and hearkens back to the times when menswear was arguably at its opus. It’s a lovely overcoat here, and while I don’t condone most fur clothing for environmental reasons, in a specifically Australian context it is good to see the fur from foxes hunted as pests in Aussie farmland put to use rather than left to rot.


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Swipe to the second pic to see the whole suit. It’s a wonderful three piece in a fabric with lovely texture, tastefully decorated and shirted. I like the cut of the trousers particularly.


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The jacket. This one’s all about the jacket. I like the use of the mock neck sweater here too, while I often see mock necks denounced for not having much shape I think the wearer here has cottoned on to a way to make the mock neck work – using a crisp shirt collar to prop it up.


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Isn’t this just a grand tweed suit? I want one this good…

I like the almost monochrome colour story here, given depth by the pop of colour from the scarf.


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Pitti Day 2 #pittiuomo #pu97

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Giorgio in another classically tasteful ensemble. Admire the conservatism of this fit and how it lets the cut of the fabric speak for the wearer’s taste.


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Check out the fabric of this suit! It gives vintage vibes with the bold, wide, colourful stripes. The wearer uses the rest of the outfit to give the vintage vibe a modern twist – sunglasses, coat, watch, shirt and tie.


That’s all for now…

Stay tuned for part 2, coming real soon!

What have been your observations about the trends and outfits seen at Pitti?


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