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January 16, 2015

Some Shots From Pitti Uomo 87

  Dear Readers,   Sorry for the lack of not only writing but also answering emails. I forgot to mention that I would be in Florence this entire week attending Pitti Umom 87. This is the first time that I have had Wifi and uploading pictures on 3G just doesn’t cut it. So while I did have a bit of Wifi, thought that I would show you all a few things to have for the […]

August 26, 2014

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Cheaney at Pitti Uomo 86

Playing a whole lot of catch up today trying to unbox all of the leftover sample sale stock, not to mention that I am getting hit with the flu, thanks to the drastic weather change, lack of sleep and non-stop work. Therefore, don’t have a ton of time to write but I wanted to show you what Cheaney had on offer at the latest Pitti, showing what I believe was a mixture of A/W2014 as […]

August 14, 2014

Ducal – A Florentine Delight!

It’s amazing what brands are in Italy that are still quite small and unknown. One of those brands is a Florentine one called Ducal, which I happened to stumble upon while at Pitti Uomo. I am quite glad that I did too, because I was so immensely impressed by not only the quality but also the design. Things that I saw there were simply amazing, particularly this braided double monk above. And for the record, […]

July 28, 2014

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Carmina at Pitti – New Things to Come!

While at Pitti I visited my friends at Carmina and needless to say I was quite impressed with all of their new models/colorways that I saw, particularly this lovely combination in their balmoral boot as well as this new slip-on/oxford model directly below. Carmina never ceases to impress and seeing their showroom really gave me an idea of how big they are as a brand in reality. They don’t do a lot of marketing or […]

July 23, 2014

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Gatsby Gone Wild

There is no shortage of bold shoes in the world. Most of the time you don´t see them on people´s feet though. But when the sun is out, people start to get more bold. The Autumn is all about subdued colors and subtle pairings whereas the Summer is all about bold colors, strong contrasts and expression of one´s self. These shoes by Ivan Crivellaro, worn at the last Pitti Uomo, are definitely all about expression. […]

June 23, 2014

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The Pitti Experience

After all of these years pouring over the countless pictures of Pitti Uomo that one finds spread across the internet come June and January, I finally decided to join the festivities by taking part in the peacock fest that Pitti has recently become. And I have to say, it was quite interesting. I won’t lie, I used to turn my nose up at the thought of everybody dressing up to out-do each other and then […]

January 25, 2012

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Cool Shoes, Cool Clothes, Cool Ties….Cool Blog

These days, I unfortunately don’t have a lot of time to peruse through blogs as much as I would like to, let alone read them, which is a shame really, as I believe that blogs these days are among the leaders in providing useful information, particularly within the men’s style industry. But, every now and then (while searching for photos of shoes), I stumble across a diamond in the rough. It’s not actually how I […]