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Pitti Uomo Spring Summer 2014, Florence Street Style

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Once again it is June, also known as menswear month in the fashion calendar. A few days ago, London Collections succesfully kicked off the global menswear circuit, followed by Florence, Milan and last but not least, Paris. The summer buying season is always a favourite of mine and Pitti Uomo being my favourite show. The Italians just know how to ‘do it’ …. so I am curently enjoying (and mostly not enjoying, way too hot for work) 40 degrees of sunshine in Florence.

Style Style outside and inside of the show is big business for the hundreds of photographers of fashion blogs and the internet fame hungry visitors some of which I swear rock fancy dress just to get a picture taken! Anyway check out a round up of some of the amazing dressed people (and a few not so amazing!)

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Moncler Gamme Bleu 2013 Spring Check Parka

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Award-winning American designer Thom Browne and French sportswear specialists Moncler continue their long-standing collaboration with a new Check Parka from Moncler Gamme Bleu. Semi-lined with blue and white striped oxford cloth alongside the hood’s bright yellow ripstop nylon, the piece sports black shoulders and matching hood exterior while the lightweight outerwear design features a grey and white plaid motif throughout. Additional details include sets of patch pockets at both the chest and hem – each sporting black-buttoned closures – that are supplemented by two additional zippered pockets at the torso. buy Moncler Gamme Bleu here

Concept by Cruise x Trickers : The Unusual Suspects

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Concept is the little brother of indi store Cruise…their first design collaboration is with master-shoemaker Trickers. The debut is a subtle slimmed down reworking of the classic long wing Richard & Bourton brogue. Each style has been given a unique character and name pertaining to each material used.

The “Habana” Longwing pays homage to all things Cuban (minus the ridiculous heel) constructed from rich Cuba waxed suede uppers and subtle brogue detailing. The shoe is finished off with a Barbour Welted Danite sole for added durability.

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The “Aristocrat” Longwing pays homage to sartorial function and English eccentricity. Reworking the classic Richard Long Wing with a slimmed down contemporary fit they are hand made using the finest Naster Burnished calfskin and feature a bold contemporary twist in the form of a vibrant orange Itshide sole.

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The “Artiste” Bourton Derby Brogue takes an obscure reference from the Sienna clay used in the production of oil paint pigments and is crafted from textured Sienna scotch grain leather and contrasting Dainite sole.

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The “Highland Fox” Bourton Derby Brogue pays homage to the elusive fox of the Outer Hebrides seen here in rich coppery brown Reppelo suede.

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Each style is very limited and available here

Balmain Riders Leather Jacket

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Constructing another luxurious iteration to a classic silhouette, Paris fashion house Balmain has released a Riders Jacket with tones of self-assertion. Made with meticulous detail, wrinkled lamb leather panels the sturdy black body, while frontal horizontal zips dramatize the jacket with added elegance, acting as both functional and modish designs on the grainy backdrop. The leather wrist fasteners are fetching additions to the jacket, allowing wind and weather resistance. Stylish and practical, Balmain reiterates timeless staples with innate charisma. Buy Balmain Spring Summer 2013 here

Supreme x Levis Type 1 Jacket

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I’ve always known that there were a bunch of  options available from Levi’s for their eponymous “trucker” jacket (corduroy, collars, colours), but I didn’t know until very recently that the jacket you probably already have hanging in your wardrobe is also known as the “Type III” Jacket. Why does that little tidbit of history matter right now? Because the jacket that it’s originally based on, the Type 1, just got the Supreme treatment. Available in red, black, navy, olive and a very train conductor hickory stripe, the Type 1 is back with a slimmer, custom Supreme fit and a houndstooth lining on the inner yoke. Like the classic Type 1, there’s only one flap pocket and the waist adjuster is a slide closure. I love the stripe and the red for the summer.

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Folk Spring Summer 2013

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Folk launched just over 10 years ago and I have been a fan since day one and still wear garments from them first collections thats the good thing about Folk they don’t particular follow trends the just do what they do. Nice wearable clothing that is pretty much timeless. Spring Summer 2013 is no different, check out their lookbook below my standout piece is the circle dot printed mac. Buy the collection here

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Stussy x Champion Reverse Weave Army Tee

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Collaborating with basics mainstay Champion, Stussy releases the heavy weighted Army T-Shirt that sports the former brand’s patented Reverse Weave ARMY logo on front. Weighing in at 9.4 oz, the apparel piece boasts high durability while not overloading itself with street print – an ample aesthetic and feel for the given theme. The Stussy x Champion Army T-Shirt comes in four colourways consisting of navy, black, grey and white, and can be found at the Stussy Japan webstore.

Missoni Desert Boot

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Tom Ford Autumn Winter 2013

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For his 2013 Autumn Winter collection, American-born designer Tom Ford channels quintessentially British sartorial-ism into the label’s silhouettes and designs. Assumingly inspired from his time spent living in the country, the apparent slim fitting suits and drainpipe pants, most of which come in classic check patterning, largely make up the upcoming collection while fur collar coats, understated sweaters and loud blazers are added to the mix. The looks overall tailor to the slim-fit gentleman who’ll fit right in with the mod crowd.

DKNY x Opening Ceremony 2013 Spring Summer Collection

dkny-opening-ceremony-2013-spring-summer-collection-1Today marks the official announcement and debut of the DKNY and Opening Ceremony collaboration for Spring/Summer 2013. With an undeniable design aesthetic pulled from 90s hip-hop/sportswear culture, monochromatic pieces include tees, pants, jumpsuits, hooded sweatshirts and more. In speaking about the project Carol Lim commented, “DKNY was a pioneer of streetwear fashion in the Nineties. We have been longtime fans of the brand and were very excited to bring back select, quintessential styles that feel fresh even today.” The entire range of products that make up the collaboration can be purchased online for between $145-$315 USD

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