Before starting full reviews later this week, here’s third sneak peek glimpse to what was seen last week in Florence…
As usual Taglitore came out with bold patterns and this time with high use of red color as inspired by the local red wines of Puglia. That camouflage patterned double-breasted jacket in the second picture was a nice one, not sure if I could ever pull it off though. Also nice interpretations of jersey-fabrics…
Drake’s of London
I always tend to end up my week by visiting Drake’s London as the collection of theirs is always impeccable. Inspiring and engrossing prints but naturally a lot of classics such as shantung and raw silk pieces.
Eton of Sweden
Eton brought the tab collar in couple of seasons ago and it will be big during next seasons as well. It seemed that many others had followed as tab and mao-collars looked like a trend for next spring and summer. The jacket in the first pic is made by Eidos Napoli, really looking forward to the collaboration between Eton and Eidos that will be published later this summer.
Nothing new under the sun, down to earth colors and softly tailored pieces but also some really interesting material choices (as the honeycomb-like cotton used in the cargo pants) by Italian Eleventy.
More to come during next weeks.
PItti Uomo - day 2.
Jacket: Lardini (via Vaatturiliike Sauma) Shirt: Isaia (mtm) Tie: Berg&Berg
Pitti Uomo day 1 - details
Photo by Neil Watson / A&H Magazine
Pitti Uomo - day 1
Suit: Suitsupply Shirt: Schoffa Tie: Arcuri Cravatte PS: Christian Kimber
Time again to pack the bags, take the plane and hit Florence for Pitti Uomo. This time it will be the fair number 86.
Although the weather reports are not very promising and it’s likely to be raining at least for the first days, I’m looking forward to see what the week will bring.
Just to name a few, the premier of Lardini x Nick Wooster collection, Tombolini celebrating their 50th anniversary and The GIGI presenting their first ever summer collection are all occasions definitely worth keeping an eye on. And that’s what I will be doing.
I will try to come up with quick updates here - if not daily, at least couple of times during the week. Also keep an eye on @tyylit.fi where I will cover some sneak peek of collections and daily happenings.
In addition to that there will be live updates on instagram - follow @dresslikea and @tyylitfi and also at Facebook.
In case you do not have an instagram account or you just don’t want to be watching your phone all the time, there will also be a “live feed” in cooperation with Ohituskaistalla-blog and Vaatturiliike Sauma which will cover our updates from the fair.
The feed can be found from here - @tyylitmaailmalla. Check it out.
And finally some inspirational pics from last summer…
(pics courtesy of Tommy Ton)
In my opinion, (suede) loafer is the ultimate summer shoe.
Loafers in general, especially penny loafer is a model that is a classic but has also become increasingly popular among footwear manufacturers (and #menswear aficionados) recently.
One of the best features when talking about loafers is the versatility as they can be combined with shorts in summer on one day and paired with a suit on another. Some wear them sockless some add personal style by using socks with multiple colors and patterns. Finally some want their loafers in brown calf leather so that they can create a nice patina, some prefer suede and for one black patent leather is the right choice.
As said, loafers are a perennial menswear classic and no matter what your style is, there’s basically a loafer for every type of guy. The shoe is a staple for guys in love with the sleek Italian style, essential part of the Ivy League uniform and finally everyday choice for casual oriented streetwear homies.
All in all loafers are really shoes to be worn – as practical as they are stylish.
Had a great dinner last Friday at recently opened Passio - Keittiö ja Baari. This was also the opening for our new series of #tyylit - ravintolakierros we’ll be having at tyylit.fi. The food and service were both first class, a nice way to start the summer weekend.
Check the full post (in Finnish) and more pics @tyylit.fi
Pitti Uomo inspiration - All Blues
Heading to Florence next Monday and for some reason feeling pretty inspired by monochromatic combinations. So this might be something you’ll see me wearing during next week.
Suit: SuitSupply Shirt: Finamore Tie: Saman Amel
PS: Drake’s London Shoes: Crockett&Jones
Shades: Italian Independent Pouch: Mismo