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Paul Smith
25 AUGUST 2013

Ombré Olay!

Who said ombré was just for the ladies? Some fashion designers proposed ombré menswear to be very much on trend last year. Fashion forward thinkers such as Ann Demeulemeester, Raf Simons, Phillip Lim 3:1 and Jonathan Saunders Fall/Winter 2013 all highlighted the latest gradient prints.I am not surprised that Z Zegna creative director Paul Surridge proposed ombré [...]

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19 AUGUST 2013

Sons and their Fathers, Fathers and their Sons

A young man writes a letter to his dying father. A father who raised him alone after his wife left him. A man stricken with mild autism, lost in his obsessive hobby of coin collecting, so much so, his son felt his only parent had not been much of a father figure. A son filled [...]

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7 AUGUST 2013

Firetrap – Brit Style With ‘Tude!

I was recently thumbing my way through the web, (if ever one could do that) and stumbled across what I could only say was a compelling, rebellious spread that digitally nailed me. I’d been Firetrapped. Laden with a distinctive street flava that champions the edgier, darker and subversive elements of dressing and the maverick spirit [...]

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4 AUGUST 2013

What to wear when playing: GOLF

  Having met some exceptional sportsmen in my time, I know that the performance gear on the field, is sometimes filtered through to the everyday wear. The last thing you want to do is wear your training gear on the weekend, but when you’re fully immersed in your craft, and you’re perfecting it – sometimes [...]

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3 AUGUST 2013

The 12 Styles of American Men

The 12 Styles of the American Man – which one are you? The Powerhouse Also Known As: The master of the universe. Dress code: Power suits, seven-fold ties, black cap-toe oxfords. First known sighting: Drexel Burnham Lambert, 1984. Recent sighting: Testifying before Congress. Signature accessory: Deborah, his longtime personal assistant. Bragging rights: Record profits in [...]

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26 JULY 2013

A Day in the Life of: Tom Ford

If you know your designers, you would certainly know this man. He’s been designing your Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent suits for the last 20 years. (Ps: Yves Saint Laurent, YSL is now known as Saint Laurent as of this year. Please read the article written by Business of Fashion on this change as it [...]

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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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1 JUNE 2013

A Great Feit: Men’s Shoes

Another stunning made to order service reaching out to the masses is the beautiful leather goods of Australian brand FEIT. Handmade is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot,  however FEIT products really do have the feel of being made with care by someone who truly knows their way around a piece of hide. So [...]

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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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