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Pitti Uomo 85: the CM thread - Page 3post #31 of 1071/8/14 at 1:27pm
Styleforum Top Pickspost #32 of 1071/8/14 at 2:33pmThread Starterpost #33 of 1071/8/14 at 2:37pmpost #34 of 1071/8/14 at 2:45pmpost #35 of 1071/8/14 at 3:12pmpost #36 of 1071/8/14 at 3:14pmpost #37 of 1071/8/14 at 3:46pmThread StarterI walk around from booth to booth all day. I carry all my crap in a bag. When I get to an interesting booth, I get some of that crap out to take notes, pictures, business cards, fingerprints, whatever. I'm also a person who loses things. Somehow this hasn't taught me to be more organized or careful, but it has taught me to worry constantly that I've lost something. My interior monologue for most of the day runs like this: "Oh shit camera gotta check camera....camera camera camera...yes! That would suck to lose...ok let's go outside....put on sunglasses...where..are...well it looks like I've gone and lost them...again...third pair of these exact same sungl...oh wait, yeah, jacket pocket. Why does this person need to see my press badge? More importantly...why isn't it in my breast pocket where it's supposed to be...why don't I just wear it around my neck like a sensible human being...why do I have to be so unbelievably stupid about every friggin...oh wait yea it's around my neck, under my scarf."
But you always end up losing the things you least expect and most value. And today I finally lost something crucial: my voice. Maybe it was from waking up in the middle of the last night screaming after having a nightmare about being forced to watch Patrik make bittersweet love to Angela Merkel. In any case, I had to leave a nice event hosted by A and H to get back to my hotel and rest up in the hopes that tomorrow I won't have to resort to writing down my interview questions and shoving them in my subject's face.
I still got plenty of talking in today though. My favorite were probably the guys at Jamieson's of Shetland talking Fair Isle sweaters. These guys live on a tiny, barely inhabited island in the middle of nowhere - actually closer to Norway than Scotland - and still manage an entire knitting industry, all the way from the sheep herding to the knitting. I don't know how they feel about taking a multi-legged journey to come show their sweaters at Pitti, but I enjoyed hearing their story.
I also spotted a guy that I would like to nominate for the show's "most punchable" award - he had one corner of the back flap of his double vented jacket lifted up and sewn onto the jacket itself, to reveal his initials sewn into the jacket's lining. Also revealed: half an asscheek, and his complete lack of shame.
Before leaving the show, Jasper and I set up a couple of photos that should be uploading sometime soon, which I think may change Pitti's whole perspective on shit. On my way to dinner I stopped off to have a drink with Gianni Cerutti of Passaggio Cravatte, who is a very cool cat despite being dressed in the colors of a hot dog:
On the walk back to my hotel, I did take a moment to appreciate the night view of the Palazzo Vecchio, the seat of the Florentine government during the Renaissance:
Inside are frescos depicting Florentine heroes of the past, many of whom seem to dressed quite punchably:
If I can just get the image of Patrik getting Merkeled out of my head, then I think tomorrow I can wake up ready to visit Alden, Seraphin, and the top floor of the main pavilion, which I haven't even visited yet.post #38 of 1071/8/14 at 3:48pmThread Starterpost #39 of 1071/8/14 at 8:33pmpost #40 of 1071/8/14 at 8:51pmpost #41 of 1071/8/14 at 9:53pmpost #42 of 1071/8/14 at 10:17pmpost #43 of 1071/8/14 at 10:28pmpost #44 of 1071/9/14 at 1:50am
Have to agree! I think the Italians have worn their overcoats like that since they...um...invented coats. Or maybe I'm just getting defensive because I sometimes wear my overcoat like that.
As for the "most punchable" award mentioned above by unbelragazzo I want to nominate a guy I saw wearing what looked like a very recently killed and poorly skinned squirrel on his head. Apart from that it's been a very inspiring and fun trip. It was very nice to meet so many SF people and retail colleagues. Thanks to unbelragazzo and SF for putting together such a nice dinner Tuesday evening.post #45 of 1071/9/14 at 3:17am
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