Pitti | Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

Pitti | Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

Today marks the start of Pitti Uomo in Florence and we’ve already gotten a few brands in highlight. First up is Woolrich John Rich & Bros. and their Fall 2013 collection which is broken out into two macro themes for the season: the TOWN CONCEPT and MOUNTAIN CONCEPT. From the tailoring interpretation of the original Americana to the technical performances of the new Outdoor Teton Group, the collection presents a wider range of new outerwear and sportswear that go from the outdoor style to the more sophisticated urban and tailored look.

The TOWN CONCEPT focuses primarily on city life by delivering an understated tone via British-influenced blazers, herringbone patterns and tailored cuts. For layering, lightweight 100g pieces in down can be placed under blazers and lightweight outerwear such as the Sundance Jacket with hidden pockets and the hooded Powderhorn Parka.

The MOUNTAIN CONCEPT looks to interpret a lifestyle for a weekend out of the city and free time in the mountains, a continuative theme that goes back to the origins of the Woolrich brand. The pieces are made from technical water-resistant fabrics for cold outdoor temperatures and have an elegance that distinguishes them from purely outdoor outerwear.

Pitti Uomo 82 | Salvatore Piccolo Spring/Summer 2013

Salvatore Piccolo at Pitti Uomo 82 Spring/Summer 2013

Pitti Uomo is underway and one of the best S/S 2013 previews to hit the webs is that of Napoli designer Salvatore Piccolo. For next spring, the designer looks to blend Japanese fabrics with Italian styling and construction. Look for Japanese denim selvedged shirts as well as those of the cotton and canvas variety. There are also a handful of Piccolo-exclusive fabrics that can be seen on some of the linen suiting. All-in-all, there’s much to appreciate in Salvatore Piccolo’s Spring 2013 offerings, most of which can be seen below. (via Men’s Reverie)

G.R.P. Knitwear Factory

G.R.P. Knitwear Factory Tour Carmignano - Florence, Italy

For those not in the loop, Jamie of The Standard Edition has been on a European tour for the ages. He’s taken a liking to Italy particularly and understandably so. There’s a lot to take in from beautiful architecture, well-dressed people, and the abundance of textile factories tucked away in the villages of Florence and other surrounding cities. Among them is that of G.R.P. Knitwear, a Florence-based maker of fine knits and other men’s offerings. They first opened doors back in 1973 as a source for other companies but quickly established their own name in a few years time. G.R.P. Knitwear is like an unsung hero of sorts as they’ve made pieces for more notable labels like Engineered Garments, Beams, Svenson, and many others. A few words from Jamie on the look and feel of the space:

Pitti 2012 | Valentino Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

Pitti 2012 | Valentino Fall/Winter 2012 Collection Men's Runway

Valentino took to the runways at Pitti Uomo 2012 to showcase their Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have delivered a collection that features sportswear pieces next to tailored formal attire. This is the modern menswear at its finest and if the runways of Milan, Paris, London and New York are nearly as solid as the offerings of Valentino then we’ll surely be in for a tremendous Fall 2012.