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The 95th edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence last week was dense with hunter and gatherer fashion, archival workwear, British country wear and blanket materials from a broad sweep of inspirations. And the street style looks were as curated as they were functional during the cold four-day fashion event.
Men at the trade show wore layers in autumnal colors to the max, piling coat over coat, suit jacket, cardigan and vest.
Brown check overcoats, belted military green wool coats, plaid duffle coats and shapeless down-filled robes were among the standout outerwear choices. Belted blanket coats with Southwestern motifs were worn long and were tinged with Ralph Lauren’s influence. Double breasted oiled canvas coats and suede jackets—in brown and rust—were worn broken in.
Wool cardigans with course textures, workwear overalls and rust-color wool suiting with shiny gold hardware exemplified the various directions of traditional menswear. Relaxed fit wide wale corduroy trousers, flannel shirts, color blocked flight pants and workwear sets added a durable and functional feel to outfits.
Statement coats were worn with solid turtle neck knits, tailored trousers and next fall’s “It” item: the extra-long scarf. Check scarves peeked from coats. Other winter accessories included fingerless shearling gloves (essential for texting), fringe vests, newsboy caps and wool felt fedoras.
And true to Italian form, the footwear remained classic, spanning leather penny loafers to monk strap boots.