What does the first day of middle school and il primio giorno di Pitti Uomo have in common?
Somewhere in the waning days of summer you realized half the people in homeroom would not be the same kids you played tag with every recess for seven years. Soon, you would walk through the gates of So-and-So Junior High delivering your first ever first impression. This is how you found yourself seated at period one, touting immaculate Jordans, a freshly starched Tommy Hilfiger collar, and the “faint” pungence of a Hugo Boss overmist.
First period and Firenze: it’s all premeditated, partner. Except your debut ensemble is captured by dozens of cameras, uploaded for likes, and #hashtagged, #hashtagged, #hastagged. For showcasing your style, Pitti holds the biggest spotlight. Some relish in the moment with the boldest of palettes, and some defend tradition with smart pairings. As a fumbling dilettante to the subject, I appreciate both and everything in between.
Nevertheless, there’s nothing like that first day.
So, please take your seats. Pitti Immagine Uomo is back in session.