Designers

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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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14 DECEMBER 2012
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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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12 OCTOBER 2012

A New Era in Eco-Friendly Fashion

Have you ever ceased buying a product because you know it’s associated with child labor? Or found out that the charity you have been supporting has actually been abusing children not rescuing them? If so, then personal ethics are high on your value system. MenStylePower have come across a superb label based in Belgium that [...]

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10 OCTOBER 2012

Dunhill: A proper British tradition

Mad dogs and Englishmen might go out in the midday sun, but they only did so properly dressed – the Englishmen, that is. British style has always been quintessentially proper, minimalist, understated, impeccable and extremely functional. For the war cause, they gave us the pith helmet, for the white hunter came the long-sleeved safari jacket, [...]

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27 SEPTEMBER 2012

New Fall Designer Frames for Men

    If They Could See Me Now! MenStylePower love a supplier who is innovative and is interested in bringing the cost down for their consumers. And one particular area that is in dire need of this, is Men’s Eyewear. Not many of you know – but Stylemeister wears specs. Ha, yes. He hates it [...]

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24 SEPTEMBER 2012

Men’s Style at the Emmy’s 2012

Ah, the 2012 Emmy Awards: the triumphant wins and the harrowing losses. The beautiful women borrowing expensive jewelry and wearing revealing dresses. The speeches thanking people you’ve never heard of before. And, then, of course, the men wearing fantastic tailoring. This year, Jon Hamm looked as excellent as ever in his tuxedo. And maybe the [...]

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13 SEPTEMBER 2012

New York Fashion Week Highlights

  Fashion week across the globe is always so exciting. There’s a smorgasbord of creativity, invention, style, class, mistakes, faux pas and good ol’ people watching. We’re all voyeuristic, go on admit it! Along with gorgeous women working their fabrics, the gents go all out to impress too. There’s a fragrance of ‘cool’ in the [...]

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