Please read this and call the Landmarks Commission. It would be a tragedy to lose this oasis.
This guy is impossibly nice given how impossibly cool he is.
My favorites from eidosnapoli SS15
These are the must-haves:
1. the Picasso-inspired toggle coat;
2. the special-wool-I-don’t-remember-its-name knit tie to which my brother has converted me; and
3. the Dickie Greenleaf shirt for next summer’s return pilgrimage to Ischia - birthplace of our great-grandmother.
You killed it, Tonio.
Why I go to Pitti
Some people genuinely go to the twice annual menswear-trade-show-costume-party-circus known as Pitti Uomo in Florence Italy for their work.
Others go to dress up in outlandish outfits and peacock in the Fortezza courtyard in hopes of having a picture taken and posted to sites like this one.
I go to spend time with my brother and the great friends that I have met through him; all men of great heart and tremendous substance.
And in particular, I go for moments like those pictured above of extraordinary energy and absolute hilarity that cannot possibly be captured fully — as I said to @theindependentman who was sitting next to me as I took these — by a handful of photographs.
I have been spoiled in the opportunity to attend two in a row, a streak that is highly unlikely to continue. I will miss 3am last call at Gilli with my friends, but I will smile at the posted photographs, knowing firsthand what they do not, and cannot capture.
This is nothing short of genius.
Mannina shoes. Made in Italy with love
I am the lucky and proud owner of four pair of Mannina shoes - two loafers and two lace ups. He is a wonderful fiorentino gentleman, and an old-school craftsman. His prices for measured made-to-order (my sense is they are not fully bespoke, individually lasted shoes) are incredibly reasonable - about $450- (they used to be absurdly cheap at $225 before the euro) and the quality of the loafers in particular is fantastic. Plus, he’s precisely the kind of artisan I love to support.