Edition 99
Is formal menswear in good health? Is the suit still a status symbol? What can now be considered ‘classic’ in the men’s wardrobe? Is the tie an accessory of the past? Have lace-ups by now become a stereotype of dandies? 
Pitti Immagine Uomo takes a careful look at these questions, discussing them, analyzing the various elements, and proposing its findings that are never hurried and always developed with consideration for exhibitor proposals. This time it is much more difficult to take stock of the situation: the missing tactile experience of in-store shopping, with virtual having become as necessary as it is exasperating, has had repercussions on an unclear situation that has seen the barriers of classic formalwear torn down with the tsunami-arrival of sportswear and with it, the sweatshirts, sneakers, and backpacks that seemed to have little or nothing to do with the classic universe. However, it is from here, by setting to the side a Jacobin spirit and orthodox vision too often characteristic of the formal world, that it is now possible to restart and think up a new formal and a reinvented tailoring that is above all contaminated.
Here as follows is a selection of brands that are more or less known, where the ‘formal’ element is a starting point in creating an expected, yet always fantastically classic style. 

Luca Roscini, Fashion director
Corriere della Sera-Style Magazine
'The beauty of Italian sartorial tradition and research onto modernity move the silence of creativity’. Thus, the inventors of the brand recount the project that is developed for the coming winter through timeless garments with a style that is as sartorial as it is Brit. 
Florence Style
Unique elements of Florentine influence: ties, handkerchiefs, bowties, and scarves. A successful and completely artisanal rematch of these accessories. 
FPM Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano
Luggage with an almost ‘sartorial’ cut, which looks to innovation for this brand founded in Milan in 1946.
Interpretation of outerwear in accordance with tradition, but with a bold look.
The total look of the brand is expressed in knitwear woven with hi-tech fabrics and premium yarns.
Miyagi Kogyo
The brand founded in 1941 as a manufacturer of Japanese military shoes, is now an excellence in footwear that revamps the classic British look with all its dictates. 
Pierre Louis Mascia
Expertise and research are at the heart of the new collection of the brand, mixing art and prints with a fun wearability.
Rodd & Gunn x Wnwn
A project of collaboration that reinvents casualwear with geometries, colors, and materials.
The importance of accessories in defining a style remains fundamental. Footwear, eyewear, socks, but also hats like those of Tesi, which since 1850 has been producing with respect for not only tradition, but also for evolving tastes. 
Yes Zee
How to bring the formal world closer to outdoor without losing out in style and coherence.