Casual Wear

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24 MARCH 2011

Nautica Men’s Fall 2011 Collection: Official Fashion Looks by MenStylePower

In early February this year, we got an email from Nautica asking us to get involved, during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2011, to identify some of our favorite pieces from their latest Men’s Fall 2011 Collection. Gents, we simply couldn’t say no! I mean, we dig Nautica so to turn our backs on this great [...]

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13 MARCH 2011

Men’s Thread Trends – March 2011

In March 2011, style is all about the delineation between Mr Nice Guy and Mr Bad Boy. Why do we say that? Well, style trends today are neither one or the other; a dude can now walk out of his pad on Monday in a dark hoodie and torn jeans – reminiscent of the street [...]

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2 MARCH 2011

The latest from Zara Man

Ah Zara. How well you understand your market – your impatient,indecisive, impractical, short attention span Gen X & Y market, whose moods and clothing preferences change just as often as they brush their teeth. However Zara just doesn’t appeal to the “fast and fabulous” fashionisto, thank God. Their well priced approach to tailoring means that [...]

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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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Attractive, intelligent and sophisticated.
13 FEBRUARY 2011

New York Fashion Week 2011: Tommy Hilfiger

Nothing excites us more than knowing where a successful person has emerged from. Because tales of rags to riches is an absolute passion of ours because we’re in the business of empowering you! One such gent is Tommy Hilfiger. Born the second of nine children in NYC, Hilfiger’s career in fashion began as a high [...]

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8 FEBRUARY 2011

A Romantic Interlude: Massimo Dutti’s New Campaign

Romantic, airy and oh-so-breezy was the campaign look and feel for Massimo Dutti’s spring 2011 campaign photographed by Paola Kudacki and modeled by David Gandy. This laid back and quixotic collection features linens and casual knits alike made for a spring and summer relaxed sophistication. Another example of Spain’s rising fashion notoriety, the label’s sense [...]

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17 JANUARY 2011

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2011 – Rainy Day Style

“As a nation, we have this obsession with the weather, and I wanted to explore that, and to celebrate the coat.” So says Burberry’s chief creative officer Christopher Bailey, referring to London’s notorious four-season-a-day weather. And explore he did for the brand’s 2011 Menswear Fall collection. Inspired by Burberry ads from the early ’60s, this [...]

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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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1 DECEMBER 2010

A man and his horse…

Stop horsing around I hear you say? Polo is only for Royalty. It’s just for yuppies & celebrities and upper class snobbery. ….I don’t want to be involved with that mob… We have heard this statement quite a bit. Polo is a sport the public already knows and has association with class, wealth and privilege.  [...]

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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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Timber - doing what he does best.
11 NOVEMBER 2010

Social Networking…Bringing Sexy Back.

Timber!!!!!! Calling it out across the land. This lumber-jack of Style is the signature card for all 30 year olds who want to oscillate between carefree check shirts matched back with the latest denim, to the lean mean gun-metal suit, loose enough to bust some ‘Fred Astaire ease’ moves on the dance floor without splitting [...]

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10 NOVEMBER 2010

Rugger Buggers!

For a while now I’ve had my eye on what I find to be, the peculiar offshoot brand of Ralph Lauren ‘Rugby’. Why peculiar? Well … Ralph Lauren is quintessentially an American household name, born and bred in the land of the brave and the free. And rugby? Ah, that’s an entrenched British tradition, in [...]

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20 OCTOBER 2010

Vanishing Elephants & Bashful Cheetahs – a not-so-new-quirky-cool label

Gents, dudes, able men and fellow citizens of this age, I’d like your attention please. I’d like to introduce to you a very kooky, quirky cool crowd. They’re known NOT as the Shy Lion, nor the Bashful Cheetah or the Diminishing Rhino … they go by the name of … The Vanishing Elephant. Yeah, I [...]

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17 OCTOBER 2010

MSP Thread Trend Alert – October 2010

Here’s our round up of the latest and greatest in menswear this October. Enjoy! Levi’s® Work Wear By Billy Reid On October 10th 2010, Levi unveiled the “Levi’s Work Wear by Billy Reid” collection through a series of celebrations at New York Fashion week, simultaneous parties at multiple Billy Reid stores across the United States, [...]

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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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