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Pitti Uomo 89 - day 2 and 3


Pitti Uomo 89 and week in Italy is over. First a few more hectic days in Florence. Then a couple of relaxing days in Milan. More detailed reviews and thoughts are coming up - starting next week. But before that a short sneak peek to what I wore for the days 2 and 3.

Pitti Uomo 89 - Sauma windowpane suit

Ready for the second day at Pitti Uomo 89.

Pitti Uomo 89 - windowpane suit with casentino coat

I wasn't the only one trusting windowpane.

Pitti Uomo 89 - pocket squares

Checking out some really beautiful and lightweight woolen pocket squares - made in Italy.

As well as for the first day, for the second day of the fair I chose to wear a full suit. This time it seemed that for days my outfits were more on the formal side of the scale whereas for evenings and dinners I basically wore sneakers and knitwear. The suit I was wearing for the second day is from Sauma - a model piece from their made-to-measure collection. Light colored - something between gray and oatmeal - Vitale Barberis super 110s wool with subtle windowpane check, soft shoulders and patch pockets.

I decided to combine the suit with a basic white shirt and with one of my personal favorite type of ties at the moment - brown shantung silk. The pocket square is from Christian Kimber, made-to-order double-monks from Laszló Vass. And even though the weather in Florence was so warm and sunny for the two first days that one did not really need an overcoat - I anyway decided to wear my new casentino wool peacoat by Bastong over my suit to bring a little bit of casualness to the ensemble.

And finally  a tote bag from Mismo - which I also had with me for the day 3. Pitti Uomo 89 - Lardini overcoat

Dark blue overcoat for that rainy weather of day 3.

Pitti Uomo 89 - Lardini overcoat with fur collar

Captured before heading out.

Pitti Uomo 89 - Shantung tie

Paying attention to textures - restrained tones and balanced material choices.

Pitti Uomo 89 - Carmina double monks and white corduroy

At the moment my Carmina double monks are totally smashed up. Will see if they can still be rescued.

For the third - and our last - day at the fair I went for a combination of a sport coat and odd trousers combined with additional overcoat.

The overcoat is double-breasted wool coat from Lardini with detachable fur collar I bought from Stockholm about a month ago. I believe fur collars are something that divide opinions but I personally like the feeling they bring to an outfit. But that is a matter of personal taste for sure. Combined the overcoat with a checked sport coat by G.Abo Napoli and off-white corduroy slacks. Finally a unicorn pocket square by Drake's London and another shantung silk tie - this time with a bit more bold color choice. My affection for double monk shoes can also be seen here - as I actually wore double monks for each and every day of the fair.

To conclude this sneak peek tour - a couple more shots from the first day. First one courtesy of A&H Magazine and the second one courtesy of Vogue Mexico. Pitti Uomo 89 - DressLikeA day 1

White casentino coat and orange portfolio - something else than your normal business attire.

Pitti Uomo streetstyle - Day 1

Ready for first day meetings.

And as mentioned, more material is coming up. So stay tuned.

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