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Thursday, 18 June 2009

Pitti 2

This place is amazing! The Other One is here now so I have slipped away to have peek round. So many people and so much colour. I love the fact that Italian men wear colours, bold, wonderful, uplifting colours. The flashes on our Half-cuts are in good company.

Now, I may not like individual items or outfits, but I celebrate the diversity; the general interest in style; and the underlying peacockishness of the men here. It's great and worth celebrating.

The Winkers are a big hit again. The next louche classics? Quite possibly.

Lots of leads to follow up.

Pictures next week of the stand. If I tell you it's pebbles and bald tree trunks, you wouldn't believe me. Not our design I hasten to inform you. Ciao belli

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Pitti Uomo 1

Very exciting. I am in Florence at Pitti Uomo. Masses of people and a good response to our shoes. Met lots of buyers, agents and the British consul yesterday. Just about to start today and have sneaked into the Press Room to use their computers.

The Other One arrives today. And I leave Friday, so not sure if I will be able to blog, but I will fill you all in next week. Wish us luck...