Pitti Uomo 86 Day 1.
Credits to A&H and TSBmen.
Summer has come to Sweden and it’s hot, very hot. We have temperatures reaching over 30 C and with that in mind I thought it would be time talk about something that’s always popular in the summer, sneakers.
Sneakers do not tend to last that long mainly because of two things. The first is because of the rubber sole and that it doesn’t breath close to the leather sole. This means that moisture will have easier to stay in the shoes and in time make the shoe smell bad. This will eventually happen with all sneakers but if you use a shoe block it will increase the lifespan of the shoes.
The second is because you can’t repair it as you can do with a pair of well made leather shoes. If you have an Goodyear welted shoe you have the possibility the repair sole almost infinite times. (the upper leather will eventually break though). To prevent this for happening to soon it’s recommended to clean the sole from now and then. Don’t forgot to clean and moisture the upper leather too if it’s a pair of sneakers with leather.
I would recommend the white sneakers without any doubt. It will get dirty but that’s where the leather comes in the picture. The more you use it, the better looking it will get. Here’s three sneakers that have the looks but in different price ranges.
No 1. Common Projects Original Archilles €295 (Mr Porter).
No 2. Adidas Stan Smith €89 (Sneakersnstuff).
No 3. H&M €50.
Outside Fortezza da Basso.
Credits to A&H and TSBmen.
Thomas Mason Pitti Uomo 86
Thomas Mason is one of the top Italian mills for dress shirt fabrics and are well known for their quality fabrics. The company itself started in England but was purchased by the Italian Albini Group in 1992. Today the production is based in Italy but Thomas Mason still maintains it’s English brand choosing styles and patterns of their fabrics that reflect the British heritage.
Thomas Mason fabrics are some of the best in the world such as the Giza 45 cotton that’s known to be one of the finest cotton available to date.
I was honored to have the new accessories collection presented to me by Thomas Mason’s marketing and communication specialist Gabrielle Camozzi. The collection includes handmade ties, handkerchiefs and bow ties with fabrics from their famous shirt collections. The main focus with the project is to provide contemporary accessories with a splash of color with one of the finest fabrics available from the company. Thomas Mason divided the collection into four parts, Regatta, Eccentricity, Casual Luxury and Ceremonial.
Regatta, a single or a series of boat races originally from England. Here’s focus on the so called preppy lifestyle with a lot eccentric colors and patterns.
Eccentricity, the person who prefer colors and patterns over anything else. Again it’s a lot about colors and how to match and mismatch them in every way possible.
Casual Luxury, a taste of classic colors and patterns but with a twist. For the person who like classic menswear but that would like to take some steps to something more playful.
Ceremonial, it’s all about the tailored suits and the dinner parties. Black and white, the colors that always will represents the true gentleman.
Small teaser for the Eton X Eidos Napoli AW 2014 collection. The collection will be released August 27 under the Stockholm Fashion Week.
A short video about the collection with Antonio Ciongoli, the Creative Director at Eidos Napoli, can be shown here.
Luciano Barbera SS15 Pitti Uomo 86
Last photo, Luciano Barbera himself (source).
Sartoria Partenopea SS15 Pitti Uomo 86
Sartoria Partenopea is not as well known such as ISAIA or Kiton but still deliver an outstanding fitting, precision of cuts, excellent fabrics and attention to the Neapolitan details. These are the real values carried out by Sartoria Partenopea, working each article by hand following the rules of the tradition from Naples.