I was taking pictures of my upper half with this suit jacket for the main picture of my listing for it on ebay when I noticed that with my faded dad jeans and tan I looked exactly like I had just been in italy for pitti uomo. So here it is my very late inspired pitti uomo kit for under 40.
the jacket was $3.25 (the full suit was 7.50) it is a brooks brothers made in usa summer weight double breasted (i wish it were 4 button instead of 6) chalkstipe and has almost no padding. I got it at a thrift store in berkely
the shirt is my dads brooks brothers shirt that was too small for him and a little to big for me hence the collar gap.
the tie is no label and i got it for a dollar
the jeans are vintage levis I got at mars in berkely for $14
the shoes are tretorn nylites i got at shoebacca.com for $20 (they are no longer this cheap)
the unseen belt is unlabeled high quality solid leather and was a dollar at out of the closet(it is an aids benefit charity) thrift store.
total cost: 39.50 so i guess this is really my under 40 pitti kit… anyway I realize there are some problems with fit ect but since I am not keeping that jacket and the shirt is my dads I think those can slide by, also I forgot a pocket square! I broke menswear rule #1 oh well it looks more casual this way
p.s. I don’t smile
pps if I was actually going to pitti uomo I would wear my suede loafers I just already had my tretorns on
ppps scratch that if I actually went to pitti uomo I would wrap myself in cashmere scarfs and parade around like a brunello cucinelli sponsored mummy