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24 MAY 2014
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23 MAY 2014

Strateas Carlucci ‘Fracture’ Menswear Collection 2014

Expectations were running high for Strateas Carlucci this year as one of the first shows at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia SS14/15. The brand is a collaboration between Peter Strateas and Mario- Luca Carlucci, who with their impressive works won the Tiffany and Co. National Designer Award 2014. It’s no small task to win [...]

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22 MAY 2014

TOD’S: A Step Ahead of the Rest

Italy’s renowned accessory brand TOD’S stands for understated luxury, elegance and exquisite high quality. Creativity, tradition and modernity with a strong hold on the international market are the main strengths of the TOD’S Group – a leader in the shoe and luxury leather goods industry. All TOD’S products are entirely made in Italy. This strategy [...]

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19 MAY 2014
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19 MAY 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Maurice Lacroix and the ‘Masterpiece’ Magnussen

So you’re a watch snob. You have a collection of 10 or more from around the world. They range in designer, function, territory, vintage and you select accordingly to what’s IN. Hmmm…Let me share a little observation with you. Let me enlighten your minds as to what makes a real watch, and what to do [...]

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17 MAY 2014

EkoCycle Menswear by will.i.am

  Now if will.i.am isn’t a style icon, then I’m not a Ducati riding dude. And you all know I am. I have no idea why we didn’t come across this exception, innovative, sustainable, forward thinking brand earlier, because if we had, we’d have ordered our allotment of shirts earlier. Awesome! To date, 1.5 Million [...]

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30 APRIL 2014

A Mark of Dignity!

Every now and then I get a little obsessive about searching for a significant item that will define not only those style lovers who want to break out of the saturated retail market, but also for those unique individuals who aren’t lured into the greed that is consumerism. That very ‘thing’ that I have pondered [...]

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28 APRIL 2014

Hermes’ Home Universe Collection at Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan, Italy

French luxury brand Hermès chose the spectacular late 18th-century Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan as the atmospheric setting in which to launch the fourth edition of their “home universe” collection, Hermès en lumière, which includes lighting for the first time. The installation, which took 10 days to build, occupied several rooms of the palazzo. Upon arrival [...]

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25 APRIL 2014

#Balmain FW Menswear Collection: On Safari

Last season’s menswear collection for Balmain, created by Rousteing we entitled “The Lion’s Den’….The colours were safari driven, tonal, latte almost alchemist-esque. This season, Rousteing has again worked a safari theme. Yet this collection arrives in tones of olive green, khaki, and camel, and a more-than-fair amount of exotic animal prints from leopard to zebra. [...]

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24 APRIL 2014

WIN a Trip to FIFA with Y-3 x Barneys New York!

The “Y” stands for Yohji Yamamoto, the “3″ represents adidas’ three signature stripes and the “-” signifies the link between the two. Call it Feng-shui, call it symbolic, call it: awesome! The Japanese designer who spends most of his life traveling back and forth from Paris and Tokyo states, “traveling means coming back home. We [...]

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24 APRIL 2014

The Company Behind Jay-Z’s Leather Jacket: Schott

The company behind the leather jacket sported by rock icons from James Dean to Bruce Springsteen all started out of a basement in New York City in 1913. A century ago, Irving and Jack Schott began selling raincoats made on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Today, Schott N.Y.C. has grown into a globally recognized outerwear brand [...]

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23 APRIL 2014

The Valentino Man. The Thong Warrior!

It seems ironical that the designers of Valentino, who pride themselves on some of the world’s most sought after suiting for men, have also designed what the world fashion market suggests is the most sought-after sneaker. It’s ironic, yet not surprising as we see the luxury high-end treating the mid-market as a vessel for uber-artistic [...]

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22 APRIL 2014

The Dirty Gucci Man…Comes Clean

The notoriously Dirty Gucci Man, (not to be confused with Dirty Gucci Mane; rapper) is a term used for that elegantly dress man with a five o’clock shadow and that JBF hairstyle, who quite frankly darlin’… couldn’t give a damn. The girls love him, the gents want to be him, and he’s been around for [...]

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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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13 APRIL 2014

Leisure Society’s Shane Baum Elevates Luxury Eyewear for Men

  Many of a creative find it extremely hard to balance work and have a life. But not the man we’re about to interview. Having been the former creative consultant for Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton Eyewear, Mr Shane Baum has had his own company, Baumvision, for 15 years and among other incredible feats, has [...]

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10 APRIL 2014

HARROLDS presents Song for the Mute Menswear @ #MBFWA

Gents, if you’re looking for a collection to get your limbs into, this is the one. This Uber-cool sportswear is worn by confident men in all different industries and exudes classic monochromatic tones with tech-savvy fibres. The look is utterly street smart and favoured among artist in the US, UK and Australia. You simply cannot [...]

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10 APRIL 2014

The Best of Michael Kors Menswear

  The legendary Michael Kors celebrates his thirty-third year in business this year, and his men’s collections have most definitely evolved over that time, although there are a few things that have not changed; his established, elegance old world glamour aesthetic. So who is Michael Kors? Apart from being the pithy and terse judge on [...]

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