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17 JULY 2014

Young, Rich and Handsome; A 27 year old’s Fashion Sense

PARIS — Jocks like Victor Cruz may not seem like the obvious target market for high-end fashion designers. Yet the wide receiver, who last year signed an estimated $46 million contract extension with the Giants, is a banner example of where exactly we find ourselves in the ongoing evolution of men’s wear. Mr. Cruz loves [...]

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2 JULY 2014

2014 TREND: Taking WHITE Seriously in Menswear

White Noise Saying white will be trendy is a bit of a misnomer because in fashion, white is as classic as it gets. But when it turns up repeatedly, in almost every collection in the form of coats, shirts, pants, suits and shoes, you know it is time to take white seriously. White is incredibly [...]

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25 JUNE 2014

GABRIELE PASINI’S OPTICAL FLOWER

The mood of the forthcoming GABRIELE PASINI SS15 collection is bodied forth in black and white, expressed through a myriad of different prints, geometries and nuances in both the outerwear and the knitwear. But it also plays on unusual juxtapositions such as the jacket in kilim denim with inserts of fabrics in floral print, Prince [...]

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23 JUNE 2014

Is this the Worst Menswear at LC:M?

Through the whispers of London Collections Men, to Pitti Uomo to Milan Fashion Week, we hear that the daring and outrageous vision of talented designers are looking at being more risk taking in their menswear. Given that menswear is on a global renaissance due to healthy financial figures, good customer spend and fueled confidence due [...]

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22 JUNE 2014
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20 JUNE 2014

Italia Independent returns to Pitti Uomo 2014

After a few years of absence, Italia Independent is happy to announce its return at Pitti Uomo this year. This will take place in the city of Florence from 17th to 20th of June. Watch out for this event guys! This event is the world’s most important platform for men’s clothing and accessory collections and for launching new projects [...]

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19 JUNE 2014

Face Shapes and Beard Styles for Gents

The shape of your face is the biggest factor determining the right beard style for you. Dudes fall into eight basic face shapes as listed above. We recommend some specific styles for each of the eight facial shapes. So figure out your shape, choose a style that works with that shape, and get going grooming [...]

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17 JUNE 2014

BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund – Finally!

INTERNATIONAL NEWS FEED: LONDON, United Kingdom — In recent years, several of London’s leading young womenswear designers have built formidable emerging businesses, defying the British capital’s long-standing reputation as a centre of unfettered creativity where commercial success remains elusive. Now, the British Fashion Council aims to drive a similar evolution in London’s menswear scene. Finally! [...]

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9 JUNE 2014

Father’s Day Favorites from Barneys New York

Happy Father’s Day Gentlemen! Now, if you’re feeling like the Mrs, hasn’t organized a well deserved gift for this Sunday, then nudge her to either go online or to Barneys New York for some of the most well crafted products from Maison Martin Margiela, Uniform Wares, Miansai (one of our favorites!) Salvatore Ferragamo or Zegna….dig! [...]

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30 MAY 2014

Old School Sweeney Todd Wet Shave Barbers!

The gloves are on Gentlemen! Since Britain classes itself the best wet shavers in the world, our mates Blue Beard’s Revenge with the powerful British Barbers Association, pulled out the boxing ring and Britannia’s Top wet-shavers and rang the bell. Prior to the finals the competition entailed eight regional winners from across the UK facing [...]

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29 MAY 2014

White Hot Menswear Looks!

WHITE : John Halls by Robbie Fimmano for Details Magazine, March 14. Gents – enough said. You know the Dirty Gucci Man is throwing in his blacks and coming clean! Check out these looks, and get inspired by the different shapes and the versatility of white. Then look out for our article on ‘Masculine Metallics’ coming [...]

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28 MAY 2014

Don’t EVER wash your Jeans: Levi Strauss

Yesterday marked the 141st birthday of Levi’s 501 jeans. A pretty amazing achievement in the ever-changing platform of retail. And if you’re the vintage of Stylemeister and myself, then you would have definitely owned a pair of 501′s. The perfect cut, the right weight of denim, they aged like an expensive bottle of Penfold’s Grange [...]

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24 MAY 2014
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16 APRIL 2014

Father Bob sings for a Million Campaign #songs4bob

Many of you may not of heard of Father Bob. By complete mistake, he became a media-personality Catholic Priest, adored by Australians because of his no bollocks approach to faith and people. Father Bob (Maguire) has launched a crowd-funding campaign via Pozible to help raise funds over Easter to feed the homeless with ‘Father Bob [...]

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16 APRIL 2014

Jay-Z Dripping in GOLD

Cologne is SUPER important to men. From that first meet, your boss, your lover or your mates will see your ‘perfected look’, and nostalgically recognise your fragrance. Call it primal, but if you look good and smell like a can of fly spray, then you’ve completely sent the wrong message. And they will remember it. [...]

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6 APRIL 2014

Hawaii Five-O Stylin’

Beach, babes and beating up the bad guys. That’s the Hawaii Five-O mix and when it comes to style, you can identify the principal Hawaii Five-0 actors from their key wardrobe items: vintage aloha shirts, cargo pants and neckties. CBS’s resurrected show is a take off of the original Five-O that aired for twelve seasons [...]

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27 MARCH 2014

Elemis Skincare: Time for Men

We came across Elemis while in New York in 2010. One of our team members had a redness condition on their face and had been trying products all over the joint to see what would calm the irritation. We approached a nice lass at the counter of Norstrom’s who walked us over to some flashy [...]

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25 MARCH 2014

That Effortless Cool in Men’s Styling

You don’t need to be born in Europe to have effortless ‘Style’. Many dudes we’ve knocked into have this je ne sais quoi – which in French means, ‘I don’t know what’. And as we’d say in the USA, ‘I don’t know what it is, but…’ – It’s a state of mind, an attitude. It [...]

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