Day to day account of what we got up to in Florence during Pitti Uomo 105. Highlighting what Mickael wore and what events he attended. You can be assured that there was plenty of Negronis involved.

Day 1

We organised a dinner with a mix of la Bowtique customers, suppliers and friends of the brand at Locale Firenze (also the best cocktail bar in Florence). Everyone dressed in black tie, with representation from all over the world; including Singapore, Puerto Rico, USA, Canada and the UK.

This was our second dinner at Locale Firenze – last year’s dinner was the book launch of Modern Black Tie. This years affair was more of catching up with each other and setting the tone for this years edition of Pitti Uomo.

I wore my traditional midnight blue double-breasted shawl lapel dinner suit with covered placket pleated shirt, Gaziano & Girling Oxfords with silk satin laces, finished off by wearing the new Brandon bow tie (not released yet) in matching midnight satin. This is considered the most traditional outfit for a classic black tie dinner.

View more images of Mickael’s Day 1 outfit here

Day 2

We were invited to a dinner organised and hosted by Austin Pollack at Dario Cecchini – the famed butcher’s eponymous flagship, known for its premium cuts, red wine and festive atmosphere. This wasn’t a black tie dinner but I dressed up, as I do every night in Florence. 

I decided to wear my black cotton cashmere corduroy suit, paired with my red silk shirt and the Laurent bow tie. I wore opera pumps for this outfit, giving it a more casual approach while injecting the colour red with my shirt, referencing the venue. Not a traditional black tie outfit by any means, but the conditions were ideal to do so.

View more images of Mickael’s Day 2 outfit here

Day 3

This turned out to be the most attended party of Pitti Uomo – the WM Brown Magazine party at Sina Villa Medici – Harry’s Bar. EVERYONE was there. It was a who’s who in the menswear industry. The space was completely filled to the brim.

An orchestra played, with Matt surprising us and singing at the top of his lungs. Negronis where everywhere, as standard. Matt wore his la Bowtique set that evening – large classic bow tie and cummerbund.

I took the opportunity to catch up with friends from all over the world, while we photographed customers who were wearing black tie and their la Bowtique bow ties. There was a great atmosphere and we ended up speaking to everyone that evening. 

I wore my two-piece purple velvet suit with flared trousers, a white ruffled shirt, matching velvet cummerbund and our Richie bow tie in black satin, not released yet. A full-on 70s style for a proper party atmosphere. The kind of outfit you want to wear to stand out and be remembered.

View more images of Mickael’s Day 3 outfit here

Day 4

Our last last day in Florence, we attended the Jake Mueser x Max Mogg event in the evening at Bar Mariano Paninoteca. It was another incredibly busy party where the crowd spilled out into the streets and took over block. Cars had to divide the crowd every time they wanted to drive through while guests drank and snacked in an exuberant way after a successful Pitti Uomo. We once again caught up with friends and customers, some we didn’t see the previous night as it was so busy.

I wore my pink moire jacket with the Large Laurent bow tie (soon to be released) with black dinner trousers and matching pink opera pumps. The jacket was the most recognisable of the trip, intended to make a statement. And a statement it made. People kept asking where it was from and where they could get their hands on it! Watch this space, that’s all I’m saying.

View more images of Mickael’s Day 4 outfit here

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