Ode to Pitti Uomo

by MR Magazine Staff

In his own words: Eliot Rabin of Manhattan’s Peter Elliot Stores on Pitti Uomo

Eliot Rabin, center, on the streets of Florence
Eliot Rabin, center, on the streets of Florence

On the first day of Pitti
This is what we see:
Lots and lots of rolled up cuffs
From this side of the sea.

On the second day of Pitti
Peacocks lead the way.
Bald heads and beards are now the norm,
Displayed in every way.

On the third day of Pitti
Sweaters were the thing:
Elegant and chunky,
Good for any fling…

On the last day of Pitti
This is what we found:
Sophistication, luxury,
Clearly did abound!

So very packed and crowded
T’was often hard to move
And yet we somehow managed
To shop and stay in groove.

You would never know from the turnout that world economies are precarious. All told: a very impressive trade show that portends a positive season for men’s fashion.

The overwhelmingly dominant trend at Pitti Uomo Fall ’15 was cuffs of all kinds: thick and thin, rolled and bold, on jeans and slacks and tailored clothing.

Sartorial was another widespread trend: a definite return of the dandy, even the funky. Bald heads and beards were ubiquitous, but best of all were the legions of handsome well-dressed guys, strutting across the fair grounds, hoping to be discovered.

Pitti crowd 1

Entrance of Pitti

Eliot with Wanny DiFilippo

Eliot barber shop