Designers

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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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7 FEBRUARY 2011

The Armani Mystique

- His clothing is revered by industry heavyweights, true style clique devotees, actors and fashionistas alike. – His brand is one of the most searched for on Google (4,090,000 globally per month). – He was the first designer to ban anorexic models from his runway shows. – Before facebook and youtube premiered runway shows, he [...]

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6 FEBRUARY 2011

D&G Spring ’11 – A Blast from the Past!

For their Spring 2011 collection  Dolce & Gabbana calls on label favorites, new and old for their latest lookbook that celebrates classic tailoring a la film greats like Marlon Brando and Steve McQueen. (Here’s our article on classic style heros – and the trend forecast towards the 60s classic cool style – that we posted [...]

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3 FEBRUARY 2011

The Winter ’11 Boss Selection Collection

Talk about slick and tres elan. The latest from Hugo Boss’ tailored line for men, Selection, is a very European inspired, slim bodied and classic collection, yet with a twist of modern bright colour that throws you forward into the future. The jackets are single breasted and sport high lapels, two buttons and are cut [...]

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2 FEBRUARY 2011

Dressed: A Rags to Runway Story

Overcoming the impossible is one the core themes of MenStylePower and when I stumbled this week on the rags to runway documentary about up and coming designer Nary Manivong, I was inspired enough to share it with our readers. ‘DRESSED’ is the inspiring story of a young man, who’s self-taught passion for fashion has paved [...]

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17 JANUARY 2011

Bottega Veneta Fall 2011 – Velvet Underground

Viva La Velvet-olution! The evolution and revival of velvet comes to full maturity in 2011, at least according to Bottega Veneta. By dragging (and updating) that so-could-be-70s shaggy pile and velvet carpet cliche into 2011, Bottega are expressing some major confidence; encouraging assertive elegance and rebel flair in men. At the runway show, you couldn’t [...]

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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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17 JANUARY 2011

Emporio Armani Fall 2011: Timber!!

Knee-High Aggression. Giorgio and the Empire he built is on a roll! We can’t believe just how many looks (close to 100) Emporio threw at us at Milan 2011 – basically they’ve kitted the contemporary man in everything he needs to look his best from day (casual looks, formal suiting and sportswear) to evening (great [...]

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16 JANUARY 2011

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2011: Nature’s Calling …

Nature (a la Ferragamo) has never looked better … Ferragamo and Creative Director Massimiliano Giornetti showed off their Fall Winter 2011 menswear collection in Milan this past week, showcasing a line up of men’s men clad in elegant, natural hued and warm luxurious fabrics. Leather and cowhide outlined strong masculine forms while greens, blues and [...]

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16 JANUARY 2011

Knit me! Missoni Fall 2011

Understated and hidden beneath the brim of a floppy hat, Missoni’s man makes a return to the catwalk for the fall 2011 season. For her 2011 men’s fall collection, Angela Missoni set out to re-visit the jacket, and she hit her mark with a collection of multi-tasking knitwear that was cozy, but not bulky. These [...]

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Losing your memory?
13 JANUARY 2011

2011 Head-Turning Accessories for Men

Guys, this is a short and sweet blog on head turning accessories when you’re on a budget. And we’ve all been there. Even the most famous stylists have been there! Regardless of where you are in your life right now, financially, emotionally or physically, you still can pick up something cool which not only adds [...]

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12 JANUARY 2011

Versace F/W 2011 Men’s Runway Show on Facebook

Versace debuts a collection on FB? Gee! How pervasive and trendtastic has social media become? Our friends at Versace have announced that they will live stream their Fall Winter 2011 Men’s Collection runway show from Milan exclusively for Official Versace Facebook fans. The event, usually reserved for an exclusive group of fashion editors and celebrities, [...]

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7 DECEMBER 2010

Who’s the boss? HUGO BOSS!

As if they didn’t already have enough of a monopoly on sleek and luxury vehicles, the Germans have definitely proved their attention to detail and methodology can filter into clothes, and not just any kind … the tailored, exceptionally well fitted world of suiting and corporate wear. The German bred brand, HUGO BOSS, is admired [...]

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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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16 NOVEMBER 2010

A Magical Journey with Louis Vuitton

Journey – the physical act and course of travel from one place to another, in a romantic sense, embodies more than just moving from point A to point B. For Louis Vuitton who started out making suitcases that accompany men on their spiritual and physical metamorphosis, ‘journey’ is a hefty word laden with experience, meaning [...]

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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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