Ottoman Dandy

Frutti di Mare (Seafood) and Stylish Menswear

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Of course, If you are on a visit to Italy, this means that you will really eat some fine food. Well, I’m a huge fan of Frutti di Mare (seafood) , fortunately Italian cuisine is really good at mixing the seafood and the famous pasta stuff. Linguine alle Vongole and Linguine (spaghetti) allo Scoglio are really good choices for tasting a yummy bite. They usually contain clams, prawns, mussels, calamar and shrimps. In Greece , I tried Shrimp Saganaki, also very delicious, big shrimps showered with tomato sauce,cooked in olive oil with melted feta cheese.

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In Roma and Florence (in fact near any big italian cities) , there are outlets of the big labels like Prada, Gucci, Armani etc or they sometimes call it “Designer’s outlet”…They say the prices are almost half, actually I didn’t have the time to visit any of them. But I found out something about these big names. They probably address more to ladies with a wide variety of products. But as for menswear, certainly they have solid quality, but they don’t offer interesting fantasy designs or variety; if you are seeking for some unique items, then you should go and try the boutiques that I talked about in yesterday’s post.

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In fact, currently my biggest dream is to participate in Pitti Uomo in January; a Menswear fair which is held every January and June in Florence. This must be a vision widening experience as you can meet anybody in the industry from the big labels to bespoke napolitan sartorias (tailors) and the fashion icons.

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15 comments

  1. You are finally back on my Reader! I lost you for awhile. Ah, Feta! Anything would be tasty with feta melted on it. The shots of the shop windows are very good here. And I love the street shots. I have to visit you blog backwards from this post, I think. πŸ™‚

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