Pitti Uomo has come and gone. The bi-annual event sets the stage for the latest tailoring trends of each season and year. This year, style savants showed us what they think is next for tailoring. Here are some of the top trends we spotted at Pitti.
Trend 1: Tweeds and Plaids
Plaid patterns were a big hit this year at Pitti Uomo, with participants and visitors spotting glen plaids, tweed fabrics, and plaids with overchecks frequently. These were worn either in full two- or three-piece suits, as well as as broken suits with a glen plaid jacket and tailored straight-cut pants in neutral colours.
For those who prefer a more classic and fall-friendly colour, we recommend trying our OP2311 Marrakech fabric, which is a wool, silk, and linen blend jacketing fabric. It’s lightweight and breathable, making it ideal for the warm summer and windy fall seasons, without being too warm as a second layer on the skin. Thanks to the wool mix, it still offers a great handle and is more wrinkle-resistant than a full linen fabric.
If you prefer a livelier colour with the same glen plaid pattern, consider our OP2312 Odyssey fabric or OP2310 Thalassa. The former is in a fresh pacific blue hue and the latter the colour of a light sunny sky, bordering on a wintry white that will look good throughout the entire year. These fabrics will look great as jackets and pair well with denims, cotton chinos or pleated wool pants. They can be styled up as a broken suit with a fine cotton shirt, or dressed down with a knit polo or T-shirt with sneakers.
Trend 2: Microchecks and Textures
Textures and details on fabrics are some of the popular fabric designs embraced by tailors and style savants today. The use of slightly differently coloured yarns creates woven fabrics with textural depth that catches the eye. They look almost like a pattern, but are in fact plain-coloured fabrics and so appeals to both the classic and modern bespoke customer.
In addition, microchecks are also a fabric pattern that’s becoming popular today. Much like gingham, these microcheck fabrics feature very fine check patterns but using wool or wool-blend fabrics rather than cotton. This ensures their handle remains excellent and the fabric drapes well on the body. Microchecks are often seen in slightly darker colours, such as brown, green or dark blue, creating a textured look on the fabric that’s only noticed close-up.
Our Jacketing Redefined collection has a wide range of wool blend fabric designs with textures and microchecks, ideal for your next bespoke jacket. One of our favourites is OP2317 Stone, in a light blue with hints of white, using a wool and linen blend fabric. Another popular option is OP2314 Sundance, which uses light brown, blue, and dark brown yarns to create a microcheck design that looks stylish as an overcoat, jacket or vest.
We’ve also created bolder expressions and variations of these designs with our own unique take. OP2404 Erasmus is a microcheck design that blends green, blue and hints of white to create a truly unique fabric with a secret check pattern. Likewise, OP2403 Quantum uses a similar weave to create a microcheck in brown with blue check lines amid drops of white. These are designs that will look sharp on any gentleman.
Trend 3: Zip-ups
Thanks to Succession and other shows highlighting the lifestyles of the rich and powerful, quiet luxury looks have surged to the forefront. What’s more interesting, in the Venn diagram of quiet luxury and streetwear, they intersect on one particular type of jacket: the zip-up. Whether it’s a classic Harrington or tracksuit, or even a zip-up knit, they have become the style of the season. We’ve come up with a few zip-up jacket favourites that can be easily tailored, and selected some great wool-blend fabrics that will best suit their style and the weather.
OP2307 Coffee Bean is one of our favourite cotton-wool blend fabrics in the Jacketing Redefined lookbook. The grey glen plaid pattern is timeless and can be applied to any jacket, but stands out even more thanks to the orange overcheck in the design. We wanted to give it a contemporary take, so we made a very modern version of a Harrington with breast pockets for practicality and convenience. There’s also a similar fabric in a cool blue, OP2308 Perseus, but in a double windowpane check rather than a glen plaid that gives the pattern a fresh energetic presence.
In addition, there’s also OP2221 Tokyo Pink, which is our ode to Barbie and Ken this summer but in a gentlemanly, refined manner. We’ve tailored this jacket with a Nehru or mandarin collar with a zip and buttons as well, so you can decide which jacket style works best for yourself. But if you want your jacket to pop this season, consider OP2318 Erika Pink.
More styling suggestions
Explore the rest of our Jacketing Redefined fabrics here, and take a look at the extra styling suggestions and tips for each look we’ve created. Check out our digital style guide on our website, and start selecting our new Cielo fabrics for your next tailored look.
Explore our complete range of wool, silk and linen blend fabrics in our collection. Feel free to contact us if you have further queries on the types of qualities different wool-silk-linen blend fabrics have as well. Or reach out to a tailor near you to learn about the different fabric mixes and what will suit your style best.