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Men With a Plan and a Sense of Cool


You want a technique when the thermometer in Florence, Italy, creeps near 100 and pedestrians hug the Renaissance buildings in search of a sliver of shade. These three gents attending the Pitti Uomo males’s put on truthful — again in full pressure after two all-but-furloughed years — discovered methods not solely to remain cool, but in addition to look it. Guy Trebay

Among the roughly 9,000 attendees braving the pitiless solar was Alberto Cordova, 35, a trend retailer from Spain. Somewhere between graffiti author look and the dandy model that lengthy dominated the truthful, there’s a candy spot and, in his PuroEGO trousers, classic Moira footwear and discount safari jacket from Mango, Mr. Cordova discovered it. Even a knotted classic neckerchief regarded cool — in each senses.

A colleague with deep roots in Mississippi not too long ago identified that in any film the place Elvis Presley even will get close to a automotive — “Speedway,” “Viva Las Vegas” — you’ll invariably discover the King carrying a zippered jumpsuit. Maybe Igor Garanin, 46, the editor of GQ Russia, is a closet Elvis fan. “The less complicated the higher is my philosophy,” Mr. Garanin mentioned outdoors an exhibition of Ann Demeulemeester’s work, and there was one thing ineffably cool about his squeaky-clean tackle a grease monkey’s uniform, accessorized with North Face slides.

The safari swimsuit was a Nineteen Seventies survivor. The wide-collar shirt and Western hat had been on-line finds. The leather-based sling bag had been unearthed the earlier morning by the Tanzanian classic seller Hassani Abdullahi Mgoya, 31, at one in all Florence’s ample secondhand shops. The trendy inversion of a hoary colonial sartorial trope was Mr. Mgoya’s personal.


Highly Considered is a column about what makes an important look — the elements, the arrogance, the delicate styling strikes and the sure je ne sais quoi.

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