If there’s one thing that Pitti Uomo, Florence’s biannual men’s trade show, is known for, is its ability to bring out some of the most stylish, put-together men in the world. Known as the Pitti Peacocks, these are the style setters that stand out from the crowd – in the best possible way – because of the clothes on their backs. Here are the trends that caught our eye this week.
It's still okay to be casual
While the underlying theme throughout Pitti’s insanely stylish walls is slick and sharp tailoring, some of the best dressed guys there nailed it by keeping casual. Small, subtle details are all you need to make an everyday outfit a great one, so if comfort is your thing, try patterned socks, investment outerwear and an on-trend rollneck to do the trick.
If you’re into breaking the mould and standing out from the crowd, you’ll be pleased to hear that outlandish colours are here to stay. Whether you choose a full block-colour suit as above, subtle bright detailing in accessories or pick tonal outerwear, bold shades are everywhere – and aren’t looking to leave anytime soon.
Knowing how to layer properly, in a way that perfectly combines style and function, is an essential part of dressing well. For any of life’s smarter occasions, a properly layered outfit can genuinely make or break a look. Learning the art of picking the right layers, from cardigans and jumpers on top of shirts to mismatched blazers underneath overcoats is key – so take note.
Making sure that all of your outfit’s details add up is one of the most important pieces in the well-dressed puzzle. You can be wearing the sharpest suit in any room, but if your details aren’t ship shape, you’ve already faltered. Adding the right tie, a statement accessory or even something as subtle as a great pair of sunglasses is all you need to make an impression.
You wear them everyday so it seems obvious, but laziness can sometimes get the better of us, resulting in not enough time spent considering key accessories like socks – which are actually a lot more visible than most men realise. Tailored, tapered trousers are not going anywhere anytime soon, so with a decent chunk of ankle on show, it’s worth adding bright colours, patterns, or at least just remembering to actually pair them…