The traveling menswear circus kicked off last week in London for the city’s inaugural men’s fashion week, moved to Florence for prestigious menswear tradeshow Pitti Uomo, then on to Milan, and is currently wrapping up in Paris.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from covering Pitti Uomo and perusing Tommy Ton’s street style shots for GQ during the men’s shows, it’s that the boys love to preen and peacock outside the show venues just as much as the girls.
But what we like about taking in men’s street style is that there seems to be more of an emphasis on styling rather than the “it-items” we see proudly paraded around during the womenswear shows. It’s a cuff rolled just-so with crazy colored socks showing underneath. Or a double-breasted blazer tailored to perfection with gloves hanging out of the breast pocket. Or sneakers and a Supreme hat worn with a more tailored look. More often than not, we get styling tips for ourselves.
It’s become something of a tradition for us, when we go to Pitti Uomo, to ask Tommy Ton what he’s seeing. After all–who better to ask about what trends are emerging than the guy who captures it all so beautifully?
Click through to find out the top trends we’re seeing from editors and buyers attending the menswear shows–and how to steal them for yourself.
All photos: Courtesy Pitti Immagine