Youssou Bamar Gueye
When you break this outfit down, it consists of the basics: a suit, trenchcoat, beanie, loafers, etc. But it’s the slight twists on these items that elevate the look, from the clashing patterns of the shirt and tie to the forest green trench. And in a rare feat, the wearer has managed to pull off a color combination typically relegated to Christmas (red and green) without looking festive in the slightest.
It wouldn’t be Pitti Uomo without a three-piece suit. While this look is more typical of the event, you can’t say it’s not good. And if you’re gonna wear a suit, why not wear a corduroy suit in rich olive? And it never hurts to have a mane like this guy.
If you’re looking for a way to make a suit a little more casual, try layering a rugby underneath (the popped collar and tank peeking out are crucial to the look). Pitti Uomo is a masterclass in layering, and Biedul is evidently no amateur. We would be remiss not to mention mustard beanie and red socks, colors that normally clash, but when placed at opposite ends of the outfit they go together like ketchup and mustard.
No, you don’t have to wear a suit to Pitti Uomo. In fact, you can even wear jeans! The pairing of the plaid double-breasted blazer with what we’re guessing to be vintage Levi’s (as evidenced by the patina) makes for an optimal casual but not too casual look. As far as Pitti looks go, this one is relatively attainable, although we’re pretty sure the khaki Polo windbreaker is purely decorative.
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you need to (or should) retire your white clothes. In fact, we encourage (implore, even) you to pull them out from the depths of your closet and wear them right now, like Marco Tamponi does here. The key is to go for clothes that are off-white rather than true white, so as not to blind passersby. And when you throw in a plaid shirt and military-esque sherpa-lined vest to break up the monotony, you’ve got yourself a winter white outfit.
Sometimes all you need is a really great coat. These blanket coats were one of the more popular outerwear trends spotted at the event, and Josh Peskowitz managed to temper the vibrant colors and Southwestern pattern of his by keeping the rest of the outfit relatively minimal — the coat speaks for itself.
Lenny Kravitz, is that you? While we don’t know who this guy is, we wish we did. His aesthetic is one found few and far between at Pitti Uomo: a welcome reprieve from the horde of tailored suits. This outfit is a lot: burnt orange leather pants, snakeskin boots, a shirt patterned with blue faces, an appliqued jacket and to top it all of a Louis Vuitton Petite Malle crossbody. But you can sense it’s genuinely true to who the wearer is and his way of dressing that he pulls it off with the ease of someone who might be wearing jeans and a T-shirt.