Designers

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2 SEPTEMBER 2014

Into the Blue – Menswear Spring Edit September 2014.

How is the weather at the moment? Awesome! A little conversation. I use to work for a guy who each morning, would roll out the weather report and his experience at a 6am swim every morning to his staff. Sounds intriguing? Ahem, well 3 years on it’s predictable and boring. Alas, there were some terrific [...]

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28 AUGUST 2014

Denim Do-Over – Paint your Jeans!

Get creative with your Denim – Ksubi, Ralph Lauren, Oliver Spencer, Diesel and Denim and Supply. We don’t doubt that the moving into the new season will find you ready to scoop up plenty of novel denim styles, but before you shop for something new, we suggest you first embrace an older option or two. By [...]

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19 AUGUST 2014

Moschino Menswear 2014/5

Jeremy Scott. Man, you’ve done it again. Surprised us, made us cringe, made us look again and glorified the biggest small business in the world. I mean, who does that?! We’re bringing this collection to you because Gents, there’s always that outspoken and comical personality in us that wants a voice. Usually that’s when we’ve [...]

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15 AUGUST 2014

Zegna: Like You’ve Never Seen Before

It came as a surprise to hear Pilati insisting that his transformation of Zegna is happening in gentle increments, because on the evidence, he’s already come a long way in shifting the shape of the brand. Jackets are long, but they buttoned quite high, so the bottom flared a bit over full, slightly pegged pants. [...]

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13 AUGUST 2014

A. Sauvage – African Art for the Suit and Tie

It’s always been a pondering artistic question regarding menswear as to the amount of interchangeable garments available with a gents suit. The number of designers who want to rescue the suit and present it as not-just-a-dressy-thing for today’s man keeps on growing. It is, of course, a testament to how important this menswear staple is, [...]

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8 AUGUST 2014

The Valentino Man

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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7 AUGUST 2014

Is Activewear the New Denim?

  Much like denim before it, activewear is increasingly being integrated into daily attire. So does activewear offer fashion brands the same kind of growth potential that designer denim did a decade ago? We think so. And does activewear look like it’s heading to become a ‘staple’ in men’s wardrobes? We think so too. Gap, [...]

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5 AUGUST 2014

Top 10 Executive Headphones 2014

  Headphone technology pretty much rocks across the board these days. Look beyond the basic buds and you move into a realm of enhanced dual drivers, individual tweeters, noise-cancellation, indestructible cables and custom molded fitting systems. It all comes at a price. A decent pair of “fashion headsets” these days can easily go for more [...]

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3 AUGUST 2014
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27 JULY 2014

The Melbourne Watch Company

In the words of Coco Chanel, Luxury is meant to be comfortable. She is of course, talking about the fit of the garments you buy for thousands of dollars. What if the comfort level was not only on the fit of a luxury item, but also on the wallet as well? Wouldn’t that be a [...]

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21 JULY 2014

Twin Sisters Who KNOW How to Eco-Dress Men: UMASAN

Proving that two heads are better than one, designer duos are fashion’s new fling. Like the iconic pairings of Dolce and Gabbana, the edgy Proenza Schouler and the savvy siblings, Kate and Laura Mulleavy at Rodarte, UMASAN is the latest designer duo to turn the industry on its head. UMASAN’s identical twin sisters, Anja and [...]

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2 JULY 2014

2014 TREND: Taking WHITE Seriously in Menswear

White Noise Saying white will be trendy is a bit of a misnomer because in fashion, white is as classic as it gets. But when it turns up repeatedly, in almost every collection in the form of coats, shirts, pants, suits and shoes, you know it is time to take white seriously. White is incredibly [...]

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25 JUNE 2014

GABRIELE PASINI’S OPTICAL FLOWER

The mood of the forthcoming GABRIELE PASINI SS15 collection is bodied forth in black and white, expressed through a myriad of different prints, geometries and nuances in both the outerwear and the knitwear. But it also plays on unusual juxtapositions such as the jacket in kilim denim with inserts of fabrics in floral print, Prince [...]

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25 JUNE 2014

Smartphones, Sushi and SneakerBoy; This is the new Normal.

Would you have ever thought yourself lusting over cold, raw fish? I mean come on. Men eat their meat WELL DONE! None of this nonsense of raw fish, sushi, sushimi, delicate caviar, eel, tender soft shell crab…..actually my mouth is watering. And what about smartphones? And the rivalry between Apple and the now ever cheeky [...]

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24 JUNE 2014

From Brawlers to Barristers; Joe Black Menswear

The thing we dig about Joe Black, is this Macky Clan sailed form Scotland before New Zealand had electricity or proper sewers! Much like our beloved StigofStyle, we’ve got a chap here who had a definite purpose in life, and used his talents well. In a frontier settlement both raw and refined, Joe tailored a [...]

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23 JUNE 2014

Is this the Worst Menswear at LC:M?

Through the whispers of London Collections Men, to Pitti Uomo to Milan Fashion Week, we hear that the daring and outrageous vision of talented designers are looking at being more risk taking in their menswear. Given that menswear is on a global renaissance due to healthy financial figures, good customer spend and fueled confidence due [...]

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22 JUNE 2014

Pitti Uomo 2014 Street Style by Andy Barnham

There’s nothing like teaming up with a like-minded Chap – Fashion Photographer, Andy Barnham when the heavy hitting fashion weeks are on in the northern hemisphere. Half the time the MenStylePower team are locked into editorials, so having the passionate and rockin dude like Andy (Aye mate!) is a pleasure. From London Collections Men to [...]

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