The case for going casual at the latest Pitti Uomo A/W 2016 is going Smart Casual! While last season witnessed the onset of more tailored, sleek and tapered silhouettes, this season, the streets are awashed with slouchy, oversized shirts, jackets and coats in eccentric patterns and colours. Whether your style is minimal-classic, cool-preppy or eclectic yet suave, these agenda-setting looks will surely fit your bill.
There’s no denying that neutral colours are timeless and are here to stay, but our dapper dandies are taking a fashionable stride in vibrant colours like orange, red, yellow and purple (which is having a major moment), adding to the pleasant and head-turning whimsicalness on the streets. The most popular trend on the street- layering, is the key to elevate your look from drab to dapper. Whether you are sporting a finely tailored shirt with a pair of slim trousers or a neatly cut pinstriped suit, throw on a knee-length jacket or a trench coat to further the appeal.
It’s no secret that a well-tailored jacket in a classic hue is a timeless wardrobe staple. However, a fresh spin is put on these essential pieces with a more relaxed silhouette. Chevron, heathered and checked patterns were the most common styles in this category. Military-inspired utilitarian jackets and tried-and-true camel coats completely stole the street style game. For mastering between-season dressing, take a cue from these always-cool knits served as a reminder that cold-weather dressing can, in fact, feel sexy.
Smartly tailored trousers are essential to any discerning dresser’s wardrobe and we got all our sartorial fixes with the range of bottomwears which included cropped and frayed-edge jeans, rolled-up chinos and checked trousers. The passe silhouette was ditched and men were spotted wearing slim-fitting trousers with minimal details which cut a gentlemanly dash. Perfect for even the most relaxed weekend-ready attire, these pieces were instantly elevated by hints of patterns and colours.
Checked suits were having a major moment on the streets. The blazer-focused dressing gives way to an outfit that without your coat, is really nothing at all. The trick was to land on a silhouette that feels new to for the season with faux fur, shearling and lined collars- and longer lengths. Commonly seen styles varied from the classic belted styles to those with an extra amount of tough which would work overtime. Accessorising was severely major, where we saw bold patterned socks (and sans socks style), felt Fedora hats, patterned knit beanies, tasselled leather loafers and classic Brogues ruling the streets.
Gentlemen were seen not just painting the town red but they also dazzled in season-perfect denim and donning more-is-more trend which felt so luxe. Are you planning to spend the remaining days of winter blissfully dressed? Then let these dapper dandies pulled-together elegance serve as inspiration.
Are you inspired yet to be the coolest and most stylish man on the block? We sure are!