Pitti Uomo attracts some of the most stylish men in fashion to Florence, Italy, twice a year to check out what’s up-and-coming for menswear. A four day long trade event, it’s one that doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the street style. Despite this year’s overlap, bright colors, bold patterns, fur, and lots of jewelry took over the streets again last week for the fall 2014 run. Below, I’ve compiled some of the best shots of the leading men who attended the show looking, if you will, completely “pimp.”
And they’re off! Designers have begun to show F/W 2014 collections with the men up first. #MLFW was one of the hashtags vying for my attention the past couple days via Twitter. As I clicked away checking out what’s in store for next fall, I couldn’t help but become obsessed with the following looks that strutted down the runway. From Burberry Prorsum to Diesel Black Gold, I saw me in each one-LITERALLY!
Dallas-based luxury menswear label J.Hilburn, recently popped up in New York’s fashionable SoHo neighborhood several weeks ago. A first of hopefully many to come, the idea behind the temporary brick-and-mortar showroom was to simply create brand awareness. Acknowledged for being the largest maker of customs shirts and made-to-measure trousers in the world, it seems like expanding to permanent storefronts is the natural thing to do in building the brand. With several expected to open in New York, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago in the next several years, it looks as if world domination is on the horizon. styleTV was lucky enough to snag an invite to their exclusive press preview. What we loved most about J. Hilburn? Click & watch!
Aside from the women, there were several fearless gentlemen on last night’s red carpet who decided to ditch their basic black tux for something a little more unconventional. Whether to stand out, appear younger, or possibly bring them luck, they all deserve an hommenable mention for taking a risk that didn’t go unnoticed. Having paid off, it’s great to see more and more actors stepping outside their comfort not just on screen, but off it as well.
when they head out to shop? That was the question posed to me recently by Fashion Blogger Sierra Leone. With more and more focusing not just on their portfolio, but also their wardrobe, shopping isn’t just a pit stop anymore. Men want the total package and aren’t willing to settle for any cheap imitations. To find out what designers and retailers are doing to accommodate this growing interest, read more of my comments here.
I was recently asked by the editors over at Details.com to join their contributing network. A channel created by the magazine’s website to give those with noteworthy content a platform to be heard, it showcases the latest in looks, ideas, products and places when it comes to men’s fashion. I’ve always been a fan of the magazine and look forward to contributing to this new and exciting network.
The bow-tie has clearly made a comeback. More and more men (and some women) are choosing to wear it over your basic straight tie. I personally have consumed quite the collection over the past several years. I’m particularly in love with one in my wardrobe designed by Alfred Julius made entirely from raw denim. I get so many compliments when wearing it as it is quite unique.
Unfortunately, the summer heat has prevented me from really wanting to sport one as I like to stay comfortable and casual during the warmer seasons. However, now that the cooler months are quickly approaching, I’m ready to bow-it-up again. From celebrities, to athletes, to politicians, to even the ticket booth guy at my local movie theatre, they all have one thing in common-they’re boys who love bows.
Shirt: Calvin Klein Collection, Denim: Citizens of Humanity, Bow-tie: Alfred Julius, Shoes: Grenson, Briefcase: Bombata, Sunglasses: Eyebobs, Watch: Skagen