Style

Five trends from Pitti Uomo 95

Style lessons worth learning from the best-dressed trade show on the planet

Here’s hoping you’ve already drawn some inspiration from our Pitti Uomo 95 street style gallery. While a whizz through the sharpest looks from the trade show is always worthwhile, it also pays to take some time to dissect them accordingly, so, here goes nothing. If you want to know what well-dressed men will be wearing next winter, look no further.

Fair Isle


Fair Isle

Something that we picked up on at London Fashion Week Men’s, Fair Isle knits are enjoying a healthy resurgence. Whether crewnecks, tank tops or rollbacks (see below), they’ve become the go to layer for Pitti stalwarts. We think they’re best worn to add a preppy edge to a smart-casual look; this guy’s washed white button down and high-waisted pleated trousers work well with his brown and beige vest, as do the tonal colours in his look. Speaking of which…

Howlin'

Howlin'

Burgundy 'Mr Lawrence' wool crewneck

£220


Polo Ralph Lauren

Polo Ralph Lauren

Navy wool-blend tank top

£260


Universal Works

Universal Works

Mustard fine-gauge knit wool-blend crewneck

£80 (on sale)


Tone-on-tone


Tone-on-tone

Tonal style is the trend that just keeps giving. Softly textured, tonal menswear has been in ascendancy for what feels like five or six seasons now, but as long as it continues to look as sharp is this, we’re happy for it to stay that way. We’ve been into tonal style for a while now at The Jackal, swot up on how to do it well here and here.

Sefr

Sefr

Sage green camp collar cotton shirt-jacket

£170


Armor-Lux

Armor-Lux

Olive and ecru Breton stripe jersey T-shirt

£60


Ami

Ami

Army green garment-dyed cotton chinos

£175


Statement checks


Statement checks

If tonal style isn’t your bag, never fear. There were statement checks a-plenty to be seen at Pitti, too; worn across double-breasted suiting, overcoats and more casual pieces like this blanket coat from Drakes’ current season. The key in wearing any statement piece is to tone down the rest of your outfit, like this. Plain dark grey or navy underneath and you’ll look sharp, but not too shouty.

Husbands

Husbands

Prince-of-Wales checked double-breasted sports coat

£850


Polo Ralph Lauren

Polo Ralph Lauren

Black Watch tartan raglan topcoat

£766.50 (on sale)


Our Legacy

Our Legacy

Alpaca and wool blend checked overshirt

£315


Brown and browner


Brown and browner

Again, see above. Brown was the new grey at Pitti – it was everywhere, often worn tonally, but also in standout statement pieces like this; a camel rollneck under a navy suit, a tan or checked tweed greatcoat, chunky dark-brown army boots worn with cream cords or chinos. This trend’s not rocket science; find an over-shirt, coat or a suit that you love, buy it in brown and match your shoes, belt and watch strap to it. When in doubt, layer with a dark merino rollneck. Easy.

Valstar

Valstar

Chocolate brown suede slim-fit A1 bomber

£750


Oliver Spencer

Oliver Spencer

Taupe wide-leg drawstring cords

£160


NN07

NN07

Camel merino 'Richard' rollneck

£110


Raglan coats


Raglan coats

A-line overcoats are big news; straight cut, single-breasted, revere collared and with raglan sleeves. There were plenty to be seen at the show, and they’re as easy to wear as they’re sharp to look at. I’d recommend snapping one up in either dark tweed (like this guy) or plain, dark gaberdine. Thanks to the raglan coat’s soft lines, they’re perfect either dressed up or down – throw over a hoodie, or a shirt and tie. Whatever works for you.

Burberry

Burberry

Checked mohair car coat

£2,490


Mackintosh at Trunk Clothiers

Mackintosh at Trunk Clothiers

Loro Piana wool raglan coat

£337 (on sale)


Caruso at Trunk Clothiers

Caruso at Trunk Clothiers

Gun-checked wool double-breasted raglan coat

£722.50 (on sale)