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16 JULY 2013

3:1 Phillip Lim Fall 2013 Menswear

Phillip Lim’s latest Fall collection is black leather and biker chic. Inspired by the ‘cafe racer’ of the 1930’s, Lim’s dark, funkified garments melted the nuts and bots of the era with his signature design look. “I’m feeling this whole genre,” Lim said of biker style. “It was how to make that genre not so […]

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10 JULY 2013

Wild Rider: The Lure of the Harley Davidson

With a crude scrawl on the door of a wooden shed, a legend was born. The year was 1903 and the amateur graffiti artists were a young William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson, the Milwaukee based partners in the production of a motorcycle racer, with a 3-1/8 inch bore and 3-1/2 inch stroke. They established […]

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10 JULY 2013

Page and Cooper : Fine Things for Fine People

Things for the Wealthy. Times are a changing when it comes to the way us Gents buy. Studies throughout the USA and Europe are showing that we are more concerned about buying a piece of luxury that fits our DNA, than to buy the same expected luxury item to impress peers. If the item is […]

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6 JULY 2013

A Guy’s Guide to being a Man’s Man

“Oh, Godfather, I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to do…” (SLAP!) “You can act like a MAN!” That classic line from ‘The Godfather’, circa 1972, seems like a far cry to our modern times; which are a surely changing. Think about it – global warming, eco-vigilance, stock market rollercoaster rides, terrorism […]

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18 JUNE 2013

J.J. Threads – Bespoke Dress Shirts

We all dream about having that bespoke wardrobe; where we know that each and every piece has been custom sewn to fit our physique. The clothes, they feel like a second skin, the shoes, were made to fit a King, the accessories, give us a feeling of uniqueness and the ‘look’ resonates with our character […]

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9 JUNE 2013

Who is MenStylePower’s ‘Stig of Style’?

The ‘Stig of Style ‘is the name given to the mysterious, Ducati bike fanatic, style aficionado and long lost cousin of Top Gear’s Stig. Stig’s best mate is The Stylemeister, and together they are the brains behind ‘MenStylePower.com’. Conceived somewhere over the Indian Ocean by two star crossed lovers and brought up by a reclusive […]

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23 MAY 2013

The Rise of “Geek Brands” in Japan

There are more single or childless Japanese men in their 30s and 40s than ever before. The affluent and well paid among them have the time and money to indulge their most esoteric whims, whether in hobbies or consumer goods. A host of new brands and stores have emerged to serve them. One of the […]

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19 MAY 2013

‘Spiritual Mentor’ Archetype Movies for Men

Once upon a time, a Father was the major image-maker looked up to by his sons. Even an Uncle was an image of wisdom, safety and refuge for younger men and boys to which they could confide in. Throughout the last century, we have seen a lack of time, money, and most importantly, a lack […]

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11 MAY 2013

Becoming a Real Bad Boy!!

The reason many women today feel that something is missing in their men is because IT IS. In spite of what women they want from the men in their lives, and regardless of what society tells us to want, on some deep primal level women want men who exhibit the traits of an uncorrupted and […]

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6 MAY 2013

Menswear Wardrobe Cleanse for Summer

What better time to do a wardrobe cleanse, than with the warmer months of Summer approaching. And how do you go about doing this? Well, let’s take some baby steps to get you started.   Step 1 Get your absolute favorite play list on high ball. Clean up the area around your closet, because it […]

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1 MAY 2013

Michael Hockey Shoes; A Designers Perspective

Every now and then we come across a designer that makes us go ‘wow’. Hash tag! #amazing, #wow, #awesome, #individual, #like, #iwantitnow And Michael Hockey Shoes is ALL that! These shoes are without a doubt handmade in every way, which we believe, makes them extra special and all the more beautiful. All of the leather – […]

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30 APRIL 2013

Watches of Steel

Watches and cars are two of the most highly talked about topics between men. All the advertising and association to power, masculinity and getting the girl will show the sheer force of owning a magnificent time piece or vehicle. Hey, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Take Stig for example. He loves his Ducati. You […]

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27 APRIL 2013

DAAN you ANIMAALS you!

There’s fashion and then there’s style. And this next brand takes both into account. DAAN is the latest creation of Dan Single, famed founding member of Ksubi. It’s an opportunist collection combining multiple life experiences that have been thrown at him, then having fun with them, embracing them and celebrating them with style. “DAAN” is […]

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26 APRIL 2013

The Majesty of Ermenegildo Zegna

Ever wanted to think you were sitting front row at Milan Fashion Week? Well over 1000 international and national media, VIPs, celebrities and friends of Zegna felt that this week when the prestigious brand held an experiential, extraordinary and historical event at the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park Australia. Imagine an installation with multimedia […]

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25 APRIL 2013

Framing your MANscape

A mate said to me once in 1993, “I’ve just bought a pair of $500 Versace sunglasses. Is that too much?” And at the time I thought, “hell yes” but then I saw him wear them last week and they still looked brilliant. So would you say paying the price for quality and design pays […]

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18 APRIL 2013

The Ermenegildo Zegna Wool Trophy

Many of us would think that designers and fashion houses spend 100% of their time only creating beautiful clothing; but many  dedicate a large part of their efforts giving back to the fashion communities and partners that support and adore them. Internationally lauded for their commitment to Australian wool, Ermenegildo Zegna is doing just so, […]

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16 APRIL 2013

Men’s Street Style: New York, April 2013

  Today, Street Styling has become just as important as what is shown on the runways. The voyeur in each and everyone of us has emerged seeking a curious judgement on who is wearing what, and who is paying attention to the fashions on the catwalks. For companies, the need to witness what’s on the […]

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