Pitti Uomo 90 – day 1
Our first day in Florence was Monday, so not strictly Pitti Uomo 90 yet (which starts on Tuesday) but I was wearing some things I think you would be interested in seeing.
We wanted to take the first full day in Florence casually so we went cycling. Florence is a small city but walking around city up and down relatively quickly is a pain. Local people ride the bikes and scouters all the time. It is small, can fit on sidewalk if needed – yes they go on sidewalks with scouters!
Purpose of this introduction was to explain that I needed something as comfortable as possible. Hence my B&Tailor white linen MTM safari and linen trousers. Trousers are a part of a linen suit that I will show you soon. Now here comes the tricky part. What do you think about pairing linen jacket with linen suit?
I think it might be a clash at times, especially when the linen cloth is of exact same texture and weight. Safari is made of Dugdale 290g white linen, relatively stiff so very much suitable for suits. This make is quite different from very soft and creasy linen for trousers that look much more like odd trousers.
White linen is not easiest to pair with other colours. I think you could get aways with plain white cotton shirt but am not sure bout full white look. I have never worn it with anything other than blue shirt though. This time I took this very lightweight and thin one-piece collar MTM shirt in light blue chambray with me. One-piece is meant to be worn without a tie so it is perfect for casual summer outfits like this one. Beige, tan or tobacco/light brown/brown sounds like best options for trousers. Personally I also think you could wear light denim with it.
I wouldn’t think comfortable in the evening wearing white linen safari. Decided to change completely and have chosen navy linen jacket (part of a suit), cream wool-mohair lightweight trousers and blue striped linen-cotton bespoke shirt by Simone Abbarchi (Florentine shirtmaker, btw). For me the best choice of tie fabric for summer is one that has more texture. For the Pitti Uomo 90 trip I have only taken knitted ties or textured linen-silk ones. Shantung would work great too.
Jacket is unlined which makes it very much suitable for Italian summer. Navy in linen is a very good choice for more formal environments when you need to look just a bit smarter and do not want to sacrifice comfort or coolness. It also has open lapels and
The shirt is my second one from bespoke shirtmaker Simone Abbarchi. It has unusual double stripes and is made of very fine cotton-linen mix cloth from Thomas Mason latest SS16 bunch. I love the wide and long collar with very soft interlining.
Knitted tie from Shibumi in navy, grey and small light blue horizontal stripes was a natural choice and makes the outfit interesting. If I went for plain navy grenadine that would work very well too.
I was also wearing dark brown double monks from Yanko.
Have a look at more photos below. Thanks for reading. Next time – Pitti Uomo 90 day 2.
I was wearing:
Jacket – white linen safari MTM by B&Tailor
Shirt – light blue chambray one-piece collar MTM by Luxire
Trousers – beige linen by Suitsupply (part of a suit)
Shoes – brown suede oxfords by Meermin
Jacket – navy linen unlined by Gutteridge (part of a suit)
Trousers – cream wool/mohair MTM by Luxire
Shirt – blue double striped cotton/linen bespoke by Simone Abbarchi
Shoes – dark brown double monks by Yanko
Tie – knit by Shibumi
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