With Pitti Uomo in full swing, the small city of Florence swells with the influx of people from every corner of the fashion world; from major designers, to street style photographers. While it's very easy to focus exclusively on the beautiful imagery coming from within the Fortezza da Basso, it's even more illuminating to hear from the personalities that make the festival as bright as the clothing on the tradeshow floor.

We spoke to just a few of the personalities within Pitti Uomo to get their perspective on contemporary dressing, their respective design work, and how peacocking at Pitti is "beyond played out." Here's How to Dress Better: Useful Style Advice From the Pros at Pitti Uomo 88.