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#PittiUomo95: Impressions of Italian Style, the days after

Once again the streets of Firenze filled up with fashion and art...

The annual date was given once again to Florence at Fortezza di Basso.

For a few days in January, (08.01-11.01.2019) the streets of beautiful Florence were filled with the biggest entepreuters of mensfashion and accessories with fashion bloggers,  well-established street photographers butr mainly from gentleman and well-dressed people with a great sense of style  (both men and women).

Only in Pitti i have noticed the strange phenomenon of Pitti Peacocks that exists; a rare breed who arrive in perfect formation, dressed up to the sartorial nines in matching suits, fantastical coats and all manner of adornment in the hope of capturing the lens of the street style photographers. Utterly silly, but a lot of fun to watch. With their dandy's behavior and seeking to find an identity of their personal style they seek to grap the attention of the photographic lense of street photographers..

Can arts survive beyond the fair of mensfashion ?

Of course they can...

From the street art and the grafitti that were upfront to the brand of Greek-American  John Varvatos.

From the beautiful city lights at the evening hours

The exhibition of Marina Abramovich at Pallazo Strozzi*..

The tailored-made mobile cases and mens acessories of the brand @eevye

See more about @eevye on the video below:

Read more about eevye here:

But most of all, its the people my companion to this trip.

A friendship that lasted through years and lastly was shined on with music and so on. My dear friend Andronikki Ximeri, radio producer at Nostos 100,6 every morning . Have a look to her new outstanding site about MEN'S WEAR >

And to people who pursuit the skills and the experience but most importantly have given their soul to every aspect of their work.. Who always smile despite the circumstances. Mr Vasilis Mpoursalas and Ms Aggeliki Oikonomou of Bespoke Athens.

So their is not question of  what to do in Florence; rather, it's a question of how much and when. With its varied selection of museums, galleries, boutiques, and storied sites, the Tuscan town has something for everyone, from contemporary art buffs and super foodies to sports fans and serious shoppers. To experience the city to its fullest, you only need to step out into the street.

* One of Florence’s best kept secrets, Palazzo Strozzi is a beautiful, freestanding Renaissance palazzo with an ambitious contemporary art program. Whether its Carsten Holler’s latest experimental piece or an Marina Abramovic retrospective, Palazzo Strozzi constantly amazes through innovative, often interactive, exhibitions. Although the historic structure remains intact, the gallery space inside is thoroughly modern and aptly renovated for art shows. Most exhibitions require advanced reservations, and the shop sells wonderful made-in-Florence gifts.

With the reason behind of PittiUomo95 # , thank you Florence for all the experiences.

I will definetely return..

Bespoke Athens: Anagnostopoulou 15-17 Kolonaki Athens 

Andronikki Ximeri :

Arrivederci (To see us each other again to this beautiful city).

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