Pitti Uomo: A Buyer’s Perspective

Pitti Uomo: A Buyer’s Perspective

Posted by on Feb 12, 2012 in Men's Clothing, Streetwear + Denim | One Comment

  At this point you guys have probably read a hundred Pitti Uomo recaps. But I figured that I’m chime in with somewhat a different perspective: what it’s like to visit as a buyer, and a first-time Pitti attendant at that. It’s huge. Good lord. I’ve been to plenty of trade shows in my time, ...

Finamore at Pitti.

Finamore at Pitti.

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 in Men's Clothing | 3 Comments

Finamore could rest on its old-world shirtmaker laurels (second oldest shirtmaker in Naples; more handsewing than Betsy Ross [more in the black labeled classica line than in sportier models]; renowned MTM program, fabric from top mills, etc., etc.) but at Pitti 81 chose instead to highlight its innovative side, with look-at-me fabrics and treatments, quilted ...

Pane e Panno Casentino at Isaia

Pane e Panno Casentino at Isaia

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Men's Clothing | No Comments

One of the standout pieces for FW 2012 season was Isaia’s peaked lapel, camel topcoat in Panno Casentino fabric, the yarn of which, as was explained to me, is roughly brushed before looming, so that the dense woven fabric comes off the loom with a rough, pre-pilled, look. The mark of Isaia The Isaia crew ...

Florence, generally, part II.

Florence, generally, part II.

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Men's Clothing, Streetwear + Denim | No Comments

      General Pitti Theory #1: If you stand around and talk on your phone long enough, then some guys will take your picture. Our Legacy knit caps. One of the best new lines I saw all show was AR, the new house line from Aloha Rag. All made in Japan, basic but tweaked ...