Designers

The man himself - Phillip Lim
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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2 JULY 2013

Gentlemen’s Only Flagships

Menstylepower could see this coming a mile away. The incredible demand for Men’s Only stores is the direct result of surging sales in the online and concession spaces. It’s plain to see that over the last four or so years, and with the help of menswear blogs and online magazines, Gents globally have gained confidence [...]

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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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15 MAY 2013

The Chic Designs of Tatsuro Horikawa

If you’ve been following MenStylePower for a while, you will note that we’re keen to offer information around the world of fashion, that styling is more than just a US$100 t-shirt. We are also keen to give you alternatives to the premium and exclusive products so that you can buy a more realistic priced item, [...]

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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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22 MARCH 2013

Balmain Spring 2013 – The Lion’s Den

Is it possible that the house of Balmain is rebelling against the very origins they built their empire on? JEANS. “It’s out from the jeans now.” Fighting words. Olivier Rousteing inherited a house built on denim. Over the course of a few seasons at the helm, he’s worked to steer it in a new direction. [...]

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2 MARCH 2013

Vivienne Westwood 2013; Black & Blue!

Putting it lightly, Westwood’s long heritage with fashion; from punk, to aligning her work with the homeless and destitute stirs controversy. To say the least. But – collection after collection, she demands attention and discussion. Her resilience in the designer world commands applause, and her latest designs are hot hot hot. Westwood hits this collection [...]

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27 FEBRUARY 2013

Tim Coppens: NY Fashion Week

Coppens’ star is unquestionably on the rise. Since launching on the New York runways three seasons ago, he’s been scooped up by Barneys, Isetan, and Dover Street Market. So if you’re looking for a ‘style’ that is part-relaxed, part-geometric, a touch nautical, sci-fi and militant; then this is the designer to watch out for. Coppens [...]

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19 FEBRUARY 2013

Buying a suit? Check this out.

  There are four ways you can look at purchasing a suit. And believe it or not, your efforts in selecting a suit, will take you through job interviews, sale conversations, your status in society, the respect from your peers and your captivating essence when dating beautiful women, is ridiculously similar to how you view [...]

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8 JANUARY 2013

Alexander McQueen’s Gangster Style #LCM

Alexander McQueen marked its return to London’s fashion calendar with a creepily compelling autumn/winter 2013 menswear collection. We guess with the latest craze on the 1920′s films to be debuted this year, inspiration has come from an era of chivalry, danger, masculinity and gangster style. London is riddled with perfect backdrops for the artfully discordant [...]

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27 NOVEMBER 2012

Jon Ashe – Designer of Artisan Elegance

Care for a handmade shirt from SoHo? Or maybe to change your image from something that is clean cut, to an elegant manliness wearing highly functional clothing that imbues a character of distinction and personal style? The Jon Ashe Collection is designed for men who are looking for clothes that combine the comfort and ruggedness [...]

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14 NOVEMBER 2012

The Holster Belt – Ride em’ UrbanBoy

I’ve always been fascinated by Cowboys & Indian characters. The saddle work, the elaborate head-dresses, the lifestyle, spirituality, the courage, wisdom and commitment. These, as you can image are all the romantic elements of the Cowboys & Indians era. Of course there was a very bloody side to it as well, which is devastating. But [...]

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27 OCTOBER 2012

Herringbone – A Genteel Australian Tradition

Inspite of the hard yakka image of the Australian male icon i.e. out at pasture, driving horses or shearing wild rams in rugged denimwear and torn shirts, the Australian male style sensibility has over the years embraced the finer, more tailored aspects of menswear. This is especially evident through in the very genteel designs of [...]

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