Edition 103
Over the last three editions, the buzz of Pitti Uomo had started to return to the Fortezza since Covid. For the 103rd Edition of Pitti Uomo, we could finally say it was back with a bang. The Fortezza was full, the show areas were alive with conversation, and above all, Firenze overflowed with fits. This was a season that photographer Mister Mort and Editorial Creative Director of Nordstrom Jian De Leon  (not sure who coined the term first) heralded as “Fitty Pitti” and for a good reason. 
Again Pitti Uomo was a feast for the eyes. Tailoring and debonair styles live one, but what was perceived as the uniform of Pitti Uomo has now beautifully evolved. It is a vast cultural and stylistic Petri dish mixing flavors, trends and looks like no other event can. Style, after all, is not defined by one look, it is carried by character, and this year the Michelin points for taste have reached three-star levels. Everyone brings their unique dish to the table, from the buyers, designers and brand representatives to the photographers and the editors, the game has stepped up. 
One of the trends that have been interesting to see is the amalgamation two opposing style tribes, the peacocks and streetwear heads. Vintage pieces and tailoring is toned down with deconstructed silhouettes or the addition of a Varsity jacket or Yankees cap. Business-core has crept in, taking the oversized suiting and overcoat silhouettes seen on ‘90s Wall Street or Hollywood film premieres. While those in politics and boardrooms have removed the tie and wear sneakers, for those on the street the tie is back and Loafers, Oxfords and Mules have become the footwear of choice. We also saw pops of bright Orange and hot Pink (the Jacquemus effect) breaking through the crowds. Oh how we miss the Fortezza…
Have a browse through our top fits of Pitti Uomo 103 whilst booking your next trip to Firenze. See you in June!