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In the Navy

Blue is probably one of the most favored colors on us Gents. It’s safe, it can change via a shade up or down. It can be true light or midnight dark. It’s linked to a sapphire, a royal gem, and it is nostalgic. Blue represents the sky, the sea, the waterhole, the Johnny Walker whiskey. […]

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The Four Essential Shoes for Spring

  With the winter months behind us, it’s time to freshen up your wardrobe. And what better place to start than your shoes. Nine to Five The black slip-on It’s time to push your heavy Oxfords to the back of the wardrobe, and grab something a little more comfortable and easy for work. There’s been […]

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Valentino Fall 2013

In 2008, a movie was released called ‘Valentino: The Last Emperor”. A look at the life of legendary fashion designer Valentino and the painful handover of his 30+ year reign in the industry to the hungry group waiting in the wings to take over his work. Together with his partner, Valentino allowed cameras into his […]

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Shanghai Tang – French/Chinese Opulence

You would be surprised to know that China’s first luxury label is designed by a Frenchman. Wouldn’t you? The Hong Kong-based luxury lifestyle brand’s executive chairman, is a Frenchman by the name of Raphael le Masne de Chermont. And while the brand is still closely associated with its original founder Sir David Tang, since 2002, […]

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N. Hoolywood at #NYFW

In a darkened ballroom during NYFW, the only light for the eager viewers hangs from the ceiling in the shape of rickety chandeliers. Like pre-schoolers unable to sit still, the crowd anticipates the runway collection of H. Hoolywood while a piecing harmonica echo’s through the room. Setting the mood for what is to come a […]

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Brian Wood ‘Blacktop Astronauts’ AW13

Brian Wood’s Blacktop Astronauts, is the final installment of his design trilogy, which was preceded by Beauty Awakened and opened with Reborn Suicide. Utilising hi-tech synthetic fabrics alongside hand bleached and dyed natural fibres, the collection benefits from pops of silver, fluoro orange and neon highlights, all combining to create an intergalactic triumph in style, function and […]

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27 AUGUST 2013

Barneys New York ‘MAN UP’ Campaign

August 27 will showcase an evening with the creators of ‘Man Up’. A new initiative at Barneys New York Madison Avenue covering all things a guy needs for rockin’ an awesome wardrobe. Just to remind you of how incredibly innovative Barneys New York was, the company began in 1923, so this year is Barneys New […]

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25 AUGUST 2013

Ombré Olay!

Who said ombré was just for the ladies? Some fashion designers proposed ombré menswear to be very much on trend last year. Fashion forward thinkers such as Ann Demeulemeester, Raf Simons, Phillip Lim 3:1 and Jonathan Saunders Fall/Winter 2013 all highlighted the latest gradient prints.I am not surprised that Z Zegna creative director Paul Surridge proposed ombré […]

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7 AUGUST 2013

Firetrap – Brit Style With ‘Tude!

I was recently thumbing my way through the web, (if ever one could do that) and stumbled across what I could only say was a compelling, rebellious spread that digitally nailed me. I’d been Firetrapped. Laden with a distinctive street flava that champions the edgier, darker and subversive elements of dressing and the maverick spirit […]

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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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