What did buyer’s think of Pitti Uomo?
“It’s really been a great show for us this season. Pitti is so important, so we always attend and were very pleased with some of our finds.
We have written orders at the show and found some great new labels and very nice products. Although we went to London Collections: Men briefly, we wanted to get to Pitti early to beat the UK crowds.”
- Paul Lown, store manager and buyer, Lynx in Harrogate
“Pitti continues to offer more in terms of trends, styling and inspiration than other shows. Highlights included a change in direction from Gas Jeans, which looks like a different brand to what it was before and is now one to look out for in the UK. Scotch & Soda’s Atelier line was pleasantly received, as was the range presented by Aquascutum. Both demonstrated flexible formal ranges with contemporary styling, appealing to young professional males.”
- Sach Kukadia, co-founder and director of buying, SecretSales
“The show this season was one the friendliest I’ve been to, with some great, well-established people from the UK. There wasn’t a huge amount of new ideas coming through from brands, but there were some good classic pieces to look at. All in all, it was a success based on the people; it’s the best show for networking and everyone was really positive after a good Christmas.”
- Philip Browne, owner of menswear retailer Philip Browne in Norwich