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What A Pitti: Leather-And-Lacing Up Milan Men’s Fashion Week

Pitti Uomo, the men’s fashion showcase in Milan, brought out some of the biggest names in fashion and befitting a superstar roster, designers decided to go big or go Uomo.

Luxurious furs, voluminous capes, lustrous fabrics and outsized proportions were a few of the hallmarks of the fall 2013 season in Milan, as embodied by some of these high-powered, high fashion brands.

Prada went deceptively simple, but amped up the wattage with a palette rendered in Technicolor.

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Vivienne Westwood referenced ninja-chic, though there’s nothing stealth about these patterns.

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Perhaps taking a note from the Lady Westwood’s punk origins, Marc Jacobs mixed 50s rockabilly with 70s punk rock…

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Safety pins and all.

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Fendi no doubt upset PETA with its opulent use of fur — models were literally covered from head to toe in fur, from coats to boots to bags…

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And even fanny packs.

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The G in Gucci stood for gentleman, with a covetable collection for the suavest of men.

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Donatella Versace took a masculine-themed  time warp, from Gatsbyan dress suits…

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To the early 90s decadence her brother Gianni did so well…

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And even threw in some lace lingerie for kicks. While frilly, lace-trimmed boxers may not be for every man, they sure do cut an…intriguing figure.

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Thom Browne continued to turn menswear on its ear for Moncler Gamme Bleu, taking his fall collection to the Scottish Highlands…

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With the weapons and warrior paint, one expected the models to go all Duncan MacLeod on each other. There can only be one!

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Dsquared² jazzed it up, 30s style, and refreshingly cast all black models…

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Adding some much-needed and dashing diversity to Milan.

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Dolce & Gabbana chose 82 men and boys from the streets and had them storm the runway at the end of their show, donning the Virgin Mother.

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Hail Mary, giving face.

Photos: Style.com