50% of Pitti Uomo are done for 2016 but the buying season is about to happen the upcoming weeks! Milano, Munich and in-house appointments have to be made and final decisions will be done.
But what had been Michaels favorites during Pitti Immagine 89?
To sum up manufactories and brands that present during Pitti their collections we are going to start at the bottom: Carmina Shoemaker. The lovely company from Mallorca which Michael Jondral started last autumn to sell in his shop.
*irony on* But there is one major problem *irony off* – Carmina's fantastic reputation is growing and growing and also the number of fans and wearer. Therefore, our big reorder is coming quite late in May. Before that we are waiting for some great slip ons that will be great to combine with a summer business outfit. And stay ahead for fall/winter we will have some exotic pieces in our shop...
From the shoes to the trousers where Michael is – since a couple of seasons – amazed by the collection of the family-run business Rota. An amazing fit and great details are combined with lovely fabrics. For next autumn/winter the Theaterstraße 13 will show on- and offline some sartorial flannels, checks and winter cottons. For the casual part it will be a bit rougher with washed old dyed cottons and chinos. Organic growing and reliability are two major keys – beside the product – by Rota.
To add to your Rota trouser and Carmina shoes you should wear (if you're not wearing a shirt) some knitwear of Fedeli. As well a family-run business with a collection that has a great development. To point out some highlights: hand knitted garments, 4-ply turtlenecks, cashmere donegal, very fine and light merino wool as a sartorial companion and finally some very comfortable sneakers! A real statement in terms of luxury casual style!
Finally, add a jacket of our friends from Napoli: Orazio Luciano. Father Orazio and son Pino show from season to season contemporary tailoring at its best and Michael adds his own nuance to his collection. This time he selected some loden fabrics (in own research) from Austria, as well as Harris Tweed from the Shetland islands with the typical neapolitan way of tailoring. British fabrics X soft Neapolitan tailoring. Stay tuned for some special next autumn!
You heard also from Michael's lunch with the other 10 Most Rakish Men and the Symposium where our friend Benjamin Simonnot invited Michael while he spoke about his handkerchief and pocket square business? Read more the upcoming days...
|Michael at the Symposium with a good friend and colleague Daniel!|