Orlebar Brown SS15 Pitti Preview
When it comes to high-end beachwear, few other brands have earned the success and recognition of Orlebar Brown…and rightfully so. It feels kind of limiting referring to OB as purely beach/swimwear, especially since the company has been constantly evolving to expand and improve their offerings.
Although their swim shorts and casual polos still take the lead when it comes to brand awareness and sheer quality, namely the versions with photographic prints, the SS15 collection features welcome additions such as a variety of tees using the same technique, sweaters, shirts and sneakers. Besides the quality and fit of the garments, production is based in Portugal which just adds another note of personal love from my end. Hopefully I’ll be able to visit their facilities soon and grant you a sneak peek into the backstage.
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Eidos AW14 Lookbook
Buttero SS15 Pitti Preview
By now, Buttero needs no introduction… universally praised as one the best sneaker manufacturers around, the Tuscan-based family brand has elevated its models to new standards. As one of their biggest fans and supporters, I’m constantly showcasing their other footwear alternatives, namely boat shoes, loafers, derbies and the exclusive boots dating back to the brand’s origins.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the SS15 collection places a heavy bet on more casual models, including a variety of sneakers, slip-ons and sandals, without forgetting some more classic alternatives. Making use of some of the best vegetable tanned leather and suede out there, the result is an amazing mix of materials in both subtle and bright shades, along with beautiful craftsmanship as seen in the braided leather versions. New additions include a lightweight construction making use of cork-based soles with vibram layering. Their AW14 collection is now online at the official website.
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It’s June once again…for all those in the #menswear scene this means only one thing: Pitti Uomo. As I write this, thousands of people are flying to Firenze for yet another edition of what is arguably the most hyped event in men’s fashion: designers, buyers, personalities, bloggers, media, you name it. On Sunday it’s my turn…
This will be my 3rd consecutive year at Pitti and still I can’t help but feel excited as invitations and appointments make their way into my inbox. The fair has become my bianual escape to a beloved universe where I can meet friends, favourite brands, designers and work…a lot! As usual I’ll be covering collection previews and street style, but this time around there are also some surprises in store for you. Stay tuned!