As one Fashion Event ends another begins! With London clearing up from another successful London Collections: Men, it's now time for Florence and Pitti to show us how its done.
Looking back at my Street Style photos from LCM there seemed to be a few different categories on what to wear. Firstly were the formal smart wearers. Amazing tailored suits (mainly single breasted jackets), layered with waistcoats, the layers generally were different fabric colour and weave. Crisp white tab collar shirts with a classic tie and pocket square combination finished this look.
Secondly there were a massive group of what I would guess as being from the East London Fashion houses. Their look was very much 'I'm too cool to make an effort'; very worn Converse trainers, skinny jeans, leather jackets, printed tees, a pair of Granddad glasses from the local vintage shop and finally the trademark beard.
Lastly the 'real' fashionistas because they wear anything and are confident in anything, bright colours and wearing any non-pastel coloured garment they can get their hands on. When I say 'real' I actually mean incredibly fake! It seems to me that this group are throwing anything on to get noticed but often look horrendous and attention seeking. Normally found outside all the shows soaking up the attention of the paps.
Now for Pitti...
As I wasn't at Pitti Uomo this year, I have been forced onto Instagram searching for #Pitti #PittiUomo #Pitti87 and boy do the Italian's know how to dress. It is effortless. The main looks seemed to be double-breasted suits, window pane fabrics, turned-up tailored trousers and the pea coat not worn just draped over the shoulders.