If you thought fashion girls were the only ones who liked to peacock and pose in their on-season finest on their way into shows, think again. The boys of Pitti give them a run for their money and then some. I thought nothing could top the scene outside the Tuileries at Paris Fashion Week–the hoards of street style photographers swarming around models and editors teetering in the gravel–but turns out Pitti Uomo, the menswear trade show in Florence that wrapped last week, has it’s own “peacock alley” (as one publicist called it) lined with street style photogs snapping a never ending stream of the most well-dressed men I’ve ever seen. These dudes are not afraid to wear color, prints, and whatever the hell they think looks cool. And it usually does (usually). Though a uniform did emerge: most buyers and editors had slim fit pants with the cuffs rolled just-so, colorful socks peeking out, tight-fitting tailored blazers sans shoulderpads with a scarf for flourish (or a camo puffer vest on top). The women at Pitti adopted a menswear uniform, too.
Here’s what he saw.
Photos: Mister Mort