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Men’s Fashion Week Goers Ditch Streetwear for Soft Tailoring

Pitti Immagine Uomo has a knack for seeing into the future of men’s wear.

From the curated hipster aesthetic of the early aughts, to 2018’s infatuation with logos and fanny packs, the men’s wear mecca parades the next trends inside and outside of its show walls.

And living up to its reputation, the much-talked about return to tailoring revealed itself at Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence last week.

Relaxed tailoring, pleated trousers and linen suiting topped street style trends at the bi-annual fashion fair, where men mastered the informal formal look. Three-piece linen suiting was worn with T-shirts. Soft tailored jackets were paired with printed tees. Pleated trousers were enhanced with cummerbund-like waistbands. And high-waist and pleated pants returned in drapey fabrications and wide cuffs that skimmed the tops of loafers. Bottoms were paired with slim linen shirts and retro knit button-downs.

Breezy pajama-style sets, silk button-down shirts with colorful dye effects and tropical print button-down shirts added a vacation vibe to men’s looks. The carefree, summery look was carried into Milan Fashion Week, where fashion week goers wore crinkled linen double breasted suits (sans shirt) and tailored jogger trousers with white sneakers.

Hints of the streetwear lingered, especially through mens’ eclectic choice of accessories. Baseball caps, neckerchiefs, bucket hats and statement sunglasses added color to the otherwise natural palette. Also, it seems the men’s clutch will live on.