I could tell Antonio of EidosNapoli (aka @NickPollica here on Styleforum) was very much looking forward to Pitti this year. Not just because Eidos and parent company Isaia seem to be the darlings of the menswear hashtag every time the Florence fair rolls around, but because Antonio has focused this collection of designs around Florentine styles – in particular the Florentine craftsman, rather than the gentleman. Some of the outfits look like what Michelangelo might wear if he were alive today. The artist was famous for entertaining guests in clothes paint-smeared and dusty with workshop shrapnel. The Eidos collection isn't so bohemian as that, but the fabrics are rough rather than crisp, with donegal weaves, crumpled scarves, and waffle knits. I particularly liked the casual rough wool jacket with caramel buttons pictured below. Given the Florentine inspiration, there is of course casentino as well. The bright orange and green colors of traditional casentino cloth are splattered throughout the rest of the designs. The tailored jackets take after the cut of Liverano, the famed tailor of Florence's elite. You can see Antonio wearing one of these jackets below, with the sweeping curve from the gorge through the open quarters and welted pockets typical of Liverano's styling (Antonio's collar sprezz probably more a Neapolitan influence). I went to the Eidos booth dreading another Isaia diffusion line, but was happy to find an independent creative direction. Antonio has an impressive confidence and fluency with menswear idiots idioms for a man of such a young age. Next Pitti I will be looking forward to visiting his booth as much as he'll be looking forward to showing it. Eidos is carried by Styleforum affiliate Carson Street Clothiers, and will be at No Man Walks Alone starting this fall.