A Hume

A Hume
Pitti Uomo, Florence

Pitti Uomo, Florence

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With Archie Hume and Vanessa Murray

 

Archie comes to find new brands, feast on ideas and drink up the drip, drip, drip of high fashion.

The Medici Family built the austere Fortezza de Basso in the 1530’s to fortify their dynasty and in any other country it would be a national monument but here in Florence it’s an exhibition centre.

 

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Pitti Uomo is the world’s premiere fashion expo for menswear.

 

Of course the Italian’s set the style bar at a dizzying height and the choice of venue for Pitti Uomo, the world’s premier showcase for men’s fashion, is merely an indication of the serious style inside.

 

Bright, decorative lining was a key trend at Pitti Uomo 2013.

 

Pitti Uomo is a trade show like no other, exhibitors appear by invitation only, then pay dearly through their immaculately groomed noses for the privilege. Models, buyers, fashion journalists and celebrities flock to the event. Everyone without exception is styled to within an inch of their life and it’s impossible to tell model from mortal. Photographers swarm the event like bees to honey and, as Archie and Vanessa would attest, it is like stepping into the pages of the glossiest magazine.

 

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Exhibitors appear by invitation only then pay dearly for the privilege.

 

A melting pot of trends, luxury lifestyle, craftsmanship and superb tailoring, this is where Archie comes to find new brands, feast on ideas and drink up the drip, drip, drip of high fashion.

 

A tailor’s eye will always be attracted to the tools of his trade.

On Archie’s hotlist for 2013 are: Breuer, Manuel Vanni, Cheaney Shoes, and Andrew J Shirts