Accessories

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15 FEBRUARY 2011

Dolce & Gabanna’s 80′s Anthem

Not sure if I’m all up in the grill or that enthused about D&G’s Fall collection. I’m a big fan of the brand, however because our MenStylePower aesthetic leans towards the elegance of Sean Connery rather than the shock value of Andy Warhol, I’m in 2 minds about how wearable pop culture is for the [...]

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17 JANUARY 2011

Bottega Veneta Fall 2011 – Velvet Underground

Viva La Velvet-olution! The evolution and revival of velvet comes to full maturity in 2011, at least according to Bottega Veneta. By dragging (and updating) that so-could-be-70s shaggy pile and velvet carpet cliche into 2011, Bottega are expressing some major confidence; encouraging assertive elegance and rebel flair in men. At the runway show, you couldn’t [...]

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17 JANUARY 2011

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2011 – Rainy Day Style

“As a nation, we have this obsession with the weather, and I wanted to explore that, and to celebrate the coat.” So says Burberry’s chief creative officer Christopher Bailey, referring to London’s notorious four-season-a-day weather. And explore he did for the brand’s 2011 Menswear Fall collection. Inspired by Burberry ads from the early ’60s, this [...]

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17 JANUARY 2011

Emporio Armani Fall 2011: Timber!!

Knee-High Aggression. Giorgio and the Empire he built is on a roll! We can’t believe just how many looks (close to 100) Emporio threw at us at Milan 2011 – basically they’ve kitted the contemporary man in everything he needs to look his best from day (casual looks, formal suiting and sportswear) to evening (great [...]

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13 JANUARY 2011

2011 Head-Turning Accessories for Men

Guys, this is a short and sweet blog on head turning accessories when you’re on a budget. And we’ve all been there. Even the most famous stylists have been there! Regardless of where you are in your life right now, financially, emotionally or physically, you still can pick up something cool which not only adds [...]

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11 JANUARY 2011

2011 Men’s Style Trends – Predictions

Want to know what to wear or sport in your wardrobe for 2011? We searched high and low, deep and wide to find you what trends and concepts are making their way into the male style lexicon au moment. Trend 1 – The Mo’bike Panache Calvin Klein leather Modern trends generally start for women before [...]

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19 DECEMBER 2010

Cuff Culture

With a plethora of accessories available for men today, we encourage you to look for something that is more unusual and authentic to your own individual style. This will allow you to stand out, be complimented and give the nod of approval without you feeling uncomfortable, or feel like you’re trying too hard to be [...]

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2 DECEMBER 2010

Rewind … nah … REPLAY!

It’s not the big guns today like the House of Versace, LVMH, Prada nor Gucci, that are driving fashion trends forward, it’s the midsize brands who are blitzing the marketplace. Why? Because they’re street-wise, more nimble, leaner, meaner fighting machines which allows them to be more responsive to market needs. So while the big designer [...]

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29 NOVEMBER 2010

Men’s Street Style – December 2010

The Tale of the Tie, the Scarf & the ‘Kerchief. Gents, the festive season is here and with it brings a reason to show some flourish in your styling. And where else to draw inspiration than from the Italians – the men of Milan to be specific. Milanese men are products of their culture – [...]

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29 NOVEMBER 2010

Billy Reid’s Timeless Southern Refinement

Lousiana’s two biggest events of 2010—the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the Superbowl victory of the New Orleans Saints—were the starting points for Billy Reid’s Spring 2011 collection. “We were thinking a lot about southern Louisiana,” he said of his birthplace, “and it was while we were planning the collection that everything happened.” Reid, who [...]

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16 NOVEMBER 2010

A Magical Journey with Louis Vuitton

Journey – the physical act and course of travel from one place to another, in a romantic sense, embodies more than just moving from point A to point B. For Louis Vuitton who started out making suitcases that accompany men on their spiritual and physical metamorphosis, ‘journey’ is a hefty word laden with experience, meaning [...]

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14 NOVEMBER 2010

Men’s Thread Trend Alert: November 2010

Hey kids, the end of the year is around the corner. Yessirreee bob. And it’s time to start trolling through the shop aisles in search of that special something something for yourself,your loved ones and friends – a reward for making it through 2010 in one piece. We have a  few ideas and better still [...]

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8 NOVEMBER 2010

The Zegna Philosophy

Built on the blood, sweat and commitment of four generations of a family dynasty, one menswear brand, above all others, is steeped in tradition, heritage and tailored excellence. It’s an undisputed fact that the Ermenegildo Zegna Group is the world leader in fine men’s clothing. It has a yearly output of two million metres of [...]

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7 NOVEMBER 2010

The Stockbroker’s Boot

Remember playing with your Tonka Trucks as a child, and secretly wanting to be a truck driver when you grew up but your Father wanted you to become like him; A teacher, a lawyer, a doctor, a stockbroker? All you could think about while you lay awake at night was slamming that truck into seventh [...]

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3 NOVEMBER 2010

Diffusion Sports

Spanish made anything is just wonderful! It’s strong, quality driven and reliable. The Spanish, like the Italians, have a long history of craftsmanship when it comes to shoes. They are so innovative, they even have a brand called Melissa, which is for woman only at present, which has been quietly leading an ecological fashion revolution [...]

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31 OCTOBER 2010

Boot leggin’

Men’s boot design is, in 2010, a conflagration of sci fi inspired style – the improbable made possible – from the color palettes to the textures and materials. Ferragamo channels “X Men”, Versace takes a futuristic approach with “Matrix” stylin’, Dolce & Gabbana channels a rugged “Mad Max”, Alexander McQueen lapses back in time with [...]

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20 OCTOBER 2010

Vanishing Elephants & Bashful Cheetahs – a not-so-new-quirky-cool label

Gents, dudes, able men and fellow citizens of this age, I’d like your attention please. I’d like to introduce to you a very kooky, quirky cool crowd. They’re known NOT as the Shy Lion, nor the Bashful Cheetah or the Diminishing Rhino … they go by the name of … The Vanishing Elephant. Yeah, I [...]

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17 OCTOBER 2010

MSP Thread Trend Alert – October 2010

Here’s our round up of the latest and greatest in menswear this October. Enjoy! Levi’s® Work Wear By Billy Reid On October 10th 2010, Levi unveiled the “Levi’s Work Wear by Billy Reid” collection through a series of celebrations at New York Fashion week, simultaneous parties at multiple Billy Reid stores across the United States, [...]

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