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British invasion sweeps menswear

Updated 7:21 PM ET, Fri January 18, 2013
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British-inspired fabrics and cuts influenced the look both on the streets and vendor booths this month at international menswear show Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence, Italy. Pitti Immagine Uomo 83
More than 50,000 buyers, designers, retailers and fans from around the globe attended the bi-annual trade show this month. Pitti Immagine Uomo 83
Sharp tailoring and heritage fabrics are classic elements of British style that feel new again with a younger generation, industry insiders say. Pitti Immagine Uomo 83
"You could wear this on the weekend and not look too traditional or old fashioned," says Jim Moore, creative director of American menswear publication GQ. Pitti Immagine Uomo 83
Craftsmanship and fabrics that stand the test of time have fueled a "flight to quality" with men paying more for something that will last, according to a representative of British heritage brand Barbour. Pitti Immagine Uomo 83
"This whole British thing has brought out each guy's sense of their inner peacock," says Moore. "They want to look great." Pitti Immagine Uomo 83