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14 FEBRUARY 2011

New Kids on the Block: Design Label WT02

Don’t you love brand spanking new blood and talent? I was checkin’ out Bruno Mars, B.o.B and Janelle Monae (Grammy Awards broadcast) and thinking how refreshing it to see young guys bring pure fun and fantastic talent to the mix; after all aren’t we’re tired of the dirty crumpin’, the Gaga gags and Rihanna’s way-too-much-skin [...]

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The walk of faith
1 FEBRUARY 2011

Sole Mates

+ GIDEON SHOES Valentine’s is coming up and MSP are keeping a keen eye out for lovers all over the world. But not just lovers as in couples, but those who see that LOVE is a much greater thing than the brunette walking down the street coming towards you, staring at you, smiling at you [...]

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Losing your memory?
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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29 DECEMBER 2010

The long and Short of it.

Nothing feels better than a dip in the ol’ deep blue, especially if the water is warm enough to not freeze your…well…you know. If anyone is looking for a little fun these holidays when it comes to sporting some wild and crazy boardshorts, we’ve got some ideas for you. (Much empathy is sent out across [...]

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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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reid feat
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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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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30 SEPTEMBER 2010

ZARA – fashion invader extraordinaire.

Zara is synonymous with exciting, edgy, hi street design, eco fabrics like organic cotton and trends that move so fast they leave consumers reeling (but secretly happy they have that one-off season Zara garment). This aggressive Spanish retailer has taken over the world of hi street fashion, becoming the rage all over Europe and then [...]

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urban2
28 SEPTEMBER 2010

Hi-Street Cool avec Urban Behavior

In 1989, a dude called Arif Noor opened the first Urban Behavior store in Toronto with one simple goal: to design, produce and sell high-quality and cutting-edge fashion. Has the man accomplished his mission? With 45 stores across Canada, 18 in the United States, and 12 in the Middle East, I’d say so. Priding itself [...]

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The Shave 2
12 SEPTEMBER 2010

‘The Shave of Beverly Hills’ returns …

Hey, facial hair fan boys (and gents) … The Shave of Beverly Hills is back!! After a short sojourn, the self styled originator of the upscale men’s grooming movement is back in action, ensuring its die-hard afficianados (a la Eric Murphy…. aka Kevin Connolly – Entourage) are facially taken care of … Improving upon the [...]

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2 SEPTEMBER 2010

The top 2 rules for men’s style on a budget

RULE NO 1: Inspite of the GFC, spend good money on jackets, belts & shoes. Jackets: Own at least one awesome jacket for each season – a light one for summer and heavy wool or gaberdine jacket or trench coat for winter. If you don’t have much money then probably the one item to make [...]

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1 SEPTEMBER 2010

Outed: Diesel’s Street Closet

Oh real, oh gee? Go Diesel. We love your urban street mirror with touch screen tech & a webcam where passersby, street urchins and the local ne’er can do “choose” clothes (from a selection of digital pics, we s’pose) and try them on the screen through Augmented Reality. If anything is should be educational (what [...]

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25 AUGUST 2010

Mind the GAP!

GAP is here! For years we have been starved of great value and great design, not to mention cool & heart felt charities powered by retailers due to red tape that has protected the turf of Australian fashion businesses. But now, with changes made, Melbourne will finally see GAP officially opening the doors to its [...]

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London Fashion Week shows Rooms Men

If it’s on the catwalks in Paris, and is being called a London design initiative, then we are absolutely convinced that in the near future the focus and importance in recognizing Men’s Fashion and Styling will be equal to that of the over-saturated female market. We recognised a gap in the market a year ago [...]

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Men jump on the Beauty Bandwagon

‘Maybe she’s born with it’, ‘Easy, Breezy, Beautiful’, ‘Because You’re Worth It’ – Over the years, these cosmetic taglines have become extremely well-known due in part to the A-list celebrity talent that represents each brand. Cosmetic endorsements have become the coveted partnership among female actresses in Hollywood.  Traditionally, the beauty industry has focused most of [...]

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