It was indeed and here are the highlights from the past week’s looks of suitable gentlemen making a mark during the menswear week both internationally and on home soil.
African Invasion at Pitti Uomo
It was officially the menswear week in the northern hemisphere. London Fashion Week concluding and just before the fashion people head to Milan Fashion Week, they stopped in Florence for the global menswear trade-fair taking place for four days at Fortezza Da Basso.
@louxthevintageguru in a caramel corduroy DB suit
Unlike the mentioned fashion week events whereby people go to see the latest fashion trends on the runway, during Pitti the attention is mostly on the people attending. Descending from all over the world for different reasons be it business or even education, they came guns blazing in their respective personal fashion and style sense.
@the_bespoken in box-square Norfolk tweed suit
Kinging at L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate
An annual horse racing festival hosted by L’Ormarins, staged at Kenilworth Race Course in Cape Town. This is one of the most prestigious horse racing events well-known for its signature blue & white colour schemes. The event has maintained its culture and heritage for years with dress code rules and etiquette.
@bantu_black feeling blue in a mix-match three-piece suit
Although the main attention was meant to be the competing horses, big statements were made on the fashion front by women with their exotic hats. However, men also came and took over the throne with their suitably tailored suits in shades of blue honouring the occasion.
@senzo407 with an off-white safari suit and a dash of sky-blue shirt
Spectating in Style at The South African Open
While everyone, was all suited and booted, yours suitably went on a different route. It was the South African Open Golf Championship staged at Randpark Golf Club in Johannesburg. This is Mzansi’s principal tournament and the second oldest championship in the golfing world.
@brianlehang in check plus-fours matching with news boy
First staged in 1903 and kicking off the new decade, it was befitting to pay tribute to this great game in a classic yet timeless style. Portraying how not just golfers but even spectators used to dress when going to watch a golf tournament.
@suitablemansa in a pair of houndstooth breeches with a chocolate brown beret
Change is good, and we have witnessed a lot of it through the years. From the fashion of the fairways both golfers and spectators going casual, to men investing more in their wardrobe by going the tailored way and now seeing Africans as faces on international brands. With all that said, it’s also important not to forget the history, we need to know where we come from to establish where we are heading.
Until next time…