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Weekend Reading: The Latest from Pitti Uomo

The 87th edition of Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy ended on Friday, with Europe (and social media) in a buzz over Barena Venezia’s indigo cotton blends, the rugged looks from MSL by Billy Reid and Church’s take on athleisure, including a range of super sleek leather sneakers.

Catch up the latest Pitti Uomo headlines, and the brands stirring up menswear for Fall ’15.

At Pitti Uomo in Florence, Put a Hat on It
“Mr. Gioli and Ms. Cornacchini are an irresistibly stylish couple — he with his lavish chin whiskers, newsboy caps and Irving Berlin era style of dressing; she with her luminous complexion, bobbed hair and fondness for wearing fox-fur chubbies. They are also characteristic of the kind of success stories likely to be generated at Pitti Uomo, which for all that it is an industrial behemoth — drawing more than 1,000 exhibitors and, as of Thursday, 30,000 visitors — remains a fertile ground for experimentation and discovery.” Read more at New York Times.

Street Style: Tommy Ton Shoots Pitti Uomo
“Our street shooting man spots the standout sartorial efforts outside Florence’s menswear tradeshow mecca.” Read more on

In Florence, a Fearless Take on Tradition From Hood by Air
“If we’ve come to expect one thing from Hood by Air, it’s the unexpected, and Oliver didn’t disappoint here. Rather than just import his usual formula, he took a clever coals-to-Newcastle approach. In the land of Pitti Uomo, where Brunello Cucinelli is something like the king, luxury and tradition are the highest virtues. And so that’s exactly where Oliver went with the collection he showed tonight.” Read more on