Pitti Uomo 94: Jorge Navares of MAN1924
When did you start coming to Pitti?
Tell us a little bit about an unforgettable memory at Pitti.
An unforgettable memory and also a sad memory at the same time was the first day we came as a brand. With all our excitement and doubts. 30 minutes before the exhibition opened we found out that our grandfather had just died. The man who founded MAN1924.
Who do you admire in your industry?
Apart from my grandfather I admire all the people that two or more times a year help to create the vision of our garments. The final customer couldn't imagine all the time and work that goes in to making a simple jacket.
What are your three favourite places in Florence?
A difficult question as Florence has plenty of nice places! Referring to restaurants I recently discovered a very nice one called Keromo. The meat and fish are top. Another place I like very much is Camillo. When in Florence I always pay a visit to a vintage store called Desii Vintage and see what my friend Carlo has.
Describe your perfect day in Florence.
You can imagine that when we are in Florence we are mostly at the exhibition and do not have too much time for anything else. So my perfect day would be when the working day ends and all the team head out for an aperitivo and a nice dinner where we talk about our experiences of the day. I love taking a walk after dinner in Florence, especially in the summer, it's incredible
Tell us three unique points of MAN1924 products.
What is your personal favourite in your collection?
MAN 1924 AW18 will be available from September.
Images by @jkf_man