Men’s Fashion Forecast: Pitti Uomo

Five buyers spring predictions straight from the trade show in Florence.

Courtesy Brunello Cucinelli
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Ken Downing, SVP, fashion director, Neiman Marcus

“The show has a focus on luxury and a relevance to trends that speak to a modern man,” says Downing.

Pitti Classic
“Brunello Cucinelli continues to define the relaxed spirit that has infiltrated the world of fashion. This year its single-pleat pant and the introduction of tailored clothing is a major message.”

Emerging Trend
“A flash of unexpected color: suede boat shoes, maybe, or colorful lenses in eyewear.”

Best in Show
“Orange, bright and bold immediately had my attention.”

Discovery
“It’s finally permissible to wear boat shoes, trainers or sneakers with everything. Just the right amount of attitude for any ensemble.”

Pictured: Bruno Cucinelli sport coat, $2,760; 212-627-9202.