(Behind the scenes)
If you’re deciding on whether to attend Pitti Uomo next year, let me tell you, if it’s an option, you must! There’s always a wealth of knowledge to be learned, people to rub shoulders with whom inspire you, and then there’s also these amazing events to be a part of...
One night I was invited by one of the top bespoke trouser makers in the world, Salvatore Ambrosi from Napoli, to a private dinner in Florence. We had a fantastic dinner at Buca Dell’Orafo. Surrounded by major players in the industry, including my friends from The Armoury, Ricci Brothers from Sciamat, and many more legends... we filled up the entire restaurant!! Then again that's not quite hard to do given the size of this venue.
A Tailoring Symposium
I was thankful to be able to attend a private event for THE RAKE Magazine organized by Simon Crompton (Permanent Style). It was an amazing Tailoring symposium featuring legendary tailors showcasing their stories behind Neapolitan tailoring and English Tailoring. Tailors included, Antonio Panico, Edward Sexton, John Hitchcock of Anderson & Sheppard, Lorenzo Cifonelli, and lastly Taka stepped in for Antonio Liverano. What a wealth of knowledge!!!
Read about event at Permanent Style
The next night I found myself in the mountains of Tuscany; paintballing of all things. It was probably the best ending to Pitti in history! We surely all agreed. Extremely thankful for The Armoury boys for arranging it all!
Saturday, I headed over to Milan and attended two other great events – one put on by Leon Magazine and the other, a private GQ celebration, celebrating the anniversary of the Creative Director Gil Moore at Casa Degli Atellani. We even had a private music performance by Miguel.
All in all, Pitti Uomo was a fantastic event and I had a blast seeing friends and colleagues from Italy, Sweden, Hong Kong, New York City, Miami, etc. Again, in my humble opinion, this particular one could have possibly been the best one yet.