Showing posts with tag: Burberry

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17 FEBRUARY 2014

Menswear at the #BAFTA Film Awards

One of the most important transactions for a designer is to see his/her creations translate into the every day Gentleman’s world. This is effectively done by enticing celebrities and stars into an Ambassadorship with the Designer. Here at the BAFTA film awards, it is, in its own way, a Global Runway for Designers and a [...]

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31 JANUARY 2014
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15 JANUARY 2014
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3 AUGUST 2013

The 12 Styles of American Men

The 12 Styles of the American Man – which one are you? The Powerhouse Also Known As: The master of the universe. Dress code: Power suits, seven-fold ties, black cap-toe oxfords. First known sighting: Drexel Burnham Lambert, 1984. Recent sighting: Testifying before Congress. Signature accessory: Deborah, his longtime personal assistant. Bragging rights: Record profits in [...]

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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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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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21 MAY 2012

London Collections: Men

London is launching a dedicated Menswear Fashion Week…finally!!! – set to launch this June just before the traditional Paris and Milan Menswear shows. The event was unveiled in April by the British Fashion Council’s new chair of the Fashion 2012 Menswear Committee, Dylan Jones. A tremendous initiative, that will no doubt draw even more attention [...]

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15 MAY 2012

Men in Black (How to wear it, and keep it looking fly!)

  Nothing looks as elegant and as chic as black clothing. It covers a multitude of sins, makes you look slimmer, works with almost every complexion and matches almost everything. Black clothes are the basis of many a self respecting dude’s wardrobe – from Kanye to Bond, Obama to Pitt, and even the regular Joe [...]

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21 APRIL 2012

Men’s Fashion Colours 2012

I thought I would follow up on the last article – DSquared2 – and let you fellas in on what the meaning of colors is all about. Our primal instincts are so important when it comes to selecting colors. Colors are visual and a lot is said when, well, you don’t say anything at all. [...]

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8 SEPTEMBER 2011

Vogue’s Fashion Night Out; Huge!

Hit the streets fully armed with all the info you’ll need to make the most of this year’s Fashion’s Night Out. From Manhattan to Milan, Atlanta to Australia, the after-hours shopping extravaganza – Fashion’s Night Out- is back!   For the third year in a row, celebrities, designers and an enormous list of stars will [...]

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20 APRIL 2011

Zara’s opening shadows Burberry

Indeed it is true. The anticipation of the Spanish retail giant’s opening, shadowed Burberry’s flagship store launch last week. Almost a decade ago you just couldn’t write about it. A mid-market player pulling focus from a luxury brand that’s been established for over 150 years and highly respected throughout the world, lost in translation as [...]

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5 MARCH 2011

I Am Alex Petty(4)

When you say his name it sounds like a French delicacy. When you see his face, you want to rough it up because it’s a bit too pretty. Yet, what is it about this British actor/model that makes you know, categorically, that he’s the next hot thing to watch? Last month, I was asked along [...]

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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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11 JANUARY 2011

2011 Men’s Style Trends – Predictions

Want to know what to wear or sport in your wardrobe for 2011? We searched high and low, deep and wide to find you what trends and concepts are making their way into the male style lexicon au moment. Trend 1 – The Mo’bike Panache Calvin Klein leather Modern trends generally start for women before [...]

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30 AUGUST 2010

MSP Thread Trend Alert: Sept 2010

We graze the world of fashion for the latest and greatest in thread trends for men, gents and beat boys this week … Street: The street look for 2010 is cool, smooth and fulla’ attitude. It’s also a little less distressed and more laid back than previous iterations. In fact its positively spit polished. Which [...]

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Slick up your style, classic guy!

Are you a “classic”? Do you like the tailored look; sharp edges and slick, dark silhouettes? Are you a man after Cary Grant or Clooney’s style? Here are the essentials to get that enduring, classic look: Suits and jackets: dark, silhouetted, tailored, fitted well. Shirts:  Classic black, white and blue in colour, well cut. Accessories: [...]

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The Rise and Rise of the Men’s Fashion Blog

“Admirers of dandyism have taken the view that it is a sociological phenomenon, the result of a society in a state of transition or revolt.” Venetia Murray. Is it just us or has the recent upheaval in modern society (the global financial crisis, ultra feminism, technological leaps and general uncertainty) led to men becoming more [...]

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Coat and Jacket Blazin’

If you’re not in the Southern Hemisphere au moment, please excuse this post. It’s expressly written for the dudes in the cooling climes below the Tropic of Capricorn, but feel free to draw inspiration if you’re a northerner. As the mercury drops, your fingers will automatically reach for warmer clothes and there’s nothing that can [...]

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