Pitti Uomo 84 | Men’s Style Pro Edition

As I mentioned in the Bally Weekender Bag piece, we attended the menswear trade show, Pitti Uomo 84 in Florence Italy this past June. During the four-day event, buyers, editors & bloggers converge on the menswear mecca at the Fortezza da Basso to get the first glimpse for the S/S 14 lines of many of our favorite and some new brands. Part of the allure of Pitti is running into some of the menswear all-stars (or at least those dudes that you troll the internet for to peep their steez) like Nick Wooster, Scott Schuman and Lino Ieluzzi just to name a few. 

After meeting those dudes you can refocus and get down to the matter at hand, getting the details on the clothing lines for next year. One of the most surreal experiences about these trade shows is the opportunity to meet the designers and pick their brains for a bit. Hearing the ideas and inspiration coming directly from the people that we know because their names are often stitch onto our garment labels is something like listening to someone speak about their children that they are so proud of.

Beside guys walking around peacocking for the cameras, Pitti is a place that really made for artist. The displays that many of the clothing brands use are nothing short of an artist landscape. The visual art of the atmosphere infused itself into this year’s theme, Pitti Zroommm!! You’ll see from the video about and some of the images below the abundance of retro motorcycles throughout the Fortezza. Brands like G-Star Raw really complemented the Zroommm theme with their raw black & indigo denim, horse & boating racing paraphernalia strategically placed about their exhibit. Below is a chronicle of our visit to the trade show better known as Pitti Uomo (all shot by Marina T. Peele).

My Outfits for Italy

Sabir of Men's Style Pro in Rome wearing frank & oak blazerCotton Checked Blazer by Frank & Oak | Cutaway Collar Shirt by Hugh & Crye | 521 Slim Taper Dark Wash Jeans | Men’s Style Pro x Mantorii Double Monks Strap | Lapel Flower by Jacklapel.com | Pocket Rounds by TheTiebar.com

Sabir at Pitti Uomo 84 with Angel Ramos

On the left: Mr. Angel Ramos of Angel | Bespoke | Me: Wearing custom linen jacket & waist coat by Dragon Inside – Band collar shirt by H&M – Sky blue trousers by Levi’s

Sabir Peele at Pitti Uomo 84 Wearing Dragon Inside & Levis

Sabir Peele at Pitti Uomo 84 wearing Enzo CustomCustom Checked Double Breasted Blazer by Enzo Custom | Lapel Flower by Jacklapel.com | White Chinos by Bonobos| Green laptop sleeve via 5below | Linen Pocket Square by Thetiebar.com|

At pitti uomo 84 with Funfere Keniye Koroye hanging with Funfere Keniye Keniye Koroye aka @Fusionkelvar

Sabir wearing Barque New York blazer at Pitti Uomo 84Cotton Double Breasted Blazer by Barque New York (available online) | V-neck t-shirt by Gap | Joseph Marc Aviators via Coastal.com

Sabir Peele at Pitti Uomo 84 in Barque NY BlazerNavy Pocket Square via Dragon Inside | White & Red Square by Bo Clothing | Vintage Gold Safety Pin on lapel

Sabir Wearing Docker Alpha Khaki in White at Pitti Uomo 84Dockers Alpha Khakis | Lands End Canvas Sneakers

Sabir Wearing Ernest Alexander at Pitti Uomo 84Chambray Calder Workshirt by Ernest Alexander | Vintage Braces | Custom checked trousers part of suit from Enzo Custom | Men’s Style Pro x Mantorii Custom Double Monkstrap shoes

Hanging with the fellas at Pitti Ouomo 84

Hanging with Saman Amel & Angel RamosHanging with Saman Amel & Angel Ramos

Meeting a style icon Guerre

Meeting a style icon Guerre

Dapper Lou & Quentin WashingtonDapper Lou & Quentin Washington

Guys hanging on the Pitti Wall at Pitti Uomo 84Guys hanging on the Pitti Wall at Pitti Uomo 84

Florals were a big trend of Pitti this summer

Gelato is a must in Italy at Pitti Uomo 84 with Quentin Washington of AvenueSwank.com

Quintessential Pitti Style Quintessential Pitti Style 

Eyeing up a collections at Pitti Eyeing up a collections at Pitti 

Summer fresh at pitti uomo 84

Summer Style at Pitti Uomo 84

Brunello Cucinelli S/S 14 Pitti Uomo 84Added Perk: There are always beautiful women at Pitti Uomo

Best of Pitti Uomo 84

Best Luxury Brand : Brunello Cucinelli Spring/Summer 14

Brunello Cucinelli S/S 14 Pitti Uomo 84

Brunello Cucinelli S/S 14 Pitti Uomo 84

Brunello Cucinelli S/S 14 Pitti Uomo 84

Brunello Cucinelli S/S 14 Pitti Uomo 84

Brunello Cucinelli S/S 14 Pitti Uomo 84

Best Outerwear:  Hancock

Hancock Coats at Pitti Uomo

Hancock Coats at Pitti Uomo

Best Sportswear : Victorinox Swiss Army

Victorinox Swiss Army Pitti Uomo 84

Victorinox Swiss Army Pitti Uomo 84

Victorinox Swiss Army Pitti Uomo 84

Victorinox Swiss Army Pitti Uomo 84

Victorinox Swiss Army Pitti Uomo 84

Best Swimwear: Okun Africa. Beachwear

Okun Africa beachwear at Pitti Uomo 84

Okun Africa. beachwear at Pitti Uomo 84

Okun Africa beachwear at Pitti Uomo 84

Best Footwear Brand: Grenson 

Grenson Footwear S/S 14 at Pitti Uomo 84

Grenson Footwear S/S 14 at Pitti Uomo 84

Grenson Footwear S/S 14 at Pitti Uomo 84

Grenson Footwear S/S 14 at Pitti Uomo 84

Grenson Footwear S/S 14 at Pitti Uomo 84

Best Bags & Travel Gear: Want Les Essentiels De la Vie

Want Les Essentiels De la Vie at Pitti Uomo 84

Want Les Essentiels De la Vie at Pitti Uomo 84

Best Eyewear (Sunglasses): ShWood

ShWood Sunglasses at Pitti Uomo S/S 14

ShWood Sunglasses at Pitti Uomo S/S 14

ShWood Sunglasses at Pitti Uomo S/S 14

ShWood Sunglasses at Pitti Uomo S/S 14

Most Creative Brand: Art Comes First

Art Comes First S/S 14 at Pitti Uomo 84

Art Comes First S/S 14 at Pitti Uomo 84

Art Comes First S/S 14 at Pitti Uomo 84

Art Comes First S/S 14 at Pitti Uomo 84

All photography by Marina T. Peele (@Cantwinklefty)

Best,

Sabir

@MensStylePro

Sabir M Peele

Founder & Creative Director

Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM

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