Saturday, February 21, 2015

Yellow panama hat

Acne mens Aldo yellow hat, mens jacket coat, Kris Van Assche Linda Farrow glasses, Australia mens blog, Henrik Vibskov socks

Because, yellow red block.

Many have this idea that colourblocking is about wearing clothes made of up complete bold solid colours (and looking like The Wiggles). However the style also extends to outfits that have a contrast panel of colour pop in the way of stripes, grids, and patchwork.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tokyo - Capital of the Rising Sun (part 2)


Tokyo aerial view, View from Tokyo observation deck, Australia travel blog, Mori Tower sky deck

Meiji Shrine, Shibuya Tokyo, Japan, Acne visor cap, Australia travel blog, Asian male blogger

Tokyo is easily one of the most exciting cities you can ever visit and even though it is ever changing dramatically, there is a romantic attractiveness about its chaos. That frenzy and its ability to stay ahead of times compared to other developed cities are just a few of its travellers draw cards. Of course there is also the food, fashion and just about anything quirky and cute. 

Tokyo is as much a traditional and cultural city as it is a vibrant and buzzing metropolis. One would be forgiven to associate Tokyo only with bright neon lights and kawaii fashion as these are often what you would see in your friends' holiday snaps but parklands, shrines, museums offer travellers who wish to seek an alternative side to Tokyo.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mesh print

Paul Smith shirt, Zara mens tan carryall bag, Topman pink mens trousers, Orlebar Brown red sunglasses, neon blue belt, Australia mens blog, Asian male blogger

Because, colours.

There are many ways to stand out when it comes to dressing without looking like you are heading to a costume party. Wearing colours or a bold printed shirt are the easiest solutions and while most guys would eagerly avoid either or both, there are ways to work with these options that would not challenge your masculinity or maturity.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Acne AW15

Acne menswear AW15 lookbook,

Acne menswear AW15 lookbook,

While some menswear labels begin with directional collections and eventually take a more commercial approach to stay in the business, Acne appears to have taken the road less travelled and releases collections that seems more subversive than the last. With AW15, designer Jonny Johansson explains “The idea was to give men what makes them feel comfortable and secure. English tailoring, donkey jackets, football."

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Polka dot shirt

Lanvin mens raspberry pink jacket, Marni mens polka dot shirt, neon blue belt, Linda Farrow glasses, Australia mens blog,

Because, raspberry is not just for eating.

Wearing colours is already a testing move for some guys so you would need to be one of those audacious and insouciant ones if you were to wear a pink jacket. While there are certain shades of pink that should probably be left to a girl’s bedroom, darker pinks are bold and intense and can be a colour that does not challenge your masculinity.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

1888 Hotel - World's first Instagram hotel

1888 hotel, boutique hotel Sydney, warehouse coverted hotel, hipster bicycles, Australia menswear blog

1888 hotel, boutique hotel Sydney, warehouse coverted hotel, Australia menswear blog, Wooyoungmi T-shirt, mens orange pants, Asian male blogger

Travellers are really spoiled for choices these days when it comes to accommodation. From budget hotels to luxury resorts, from community-driven website Airbnb to travel specialist like The Luxe Nomad, the options are boundless. Let’s also not forget about boutique hotels which as an industry have burgeoned over the last few years and they look set to stay.

One such hotel situated in the heart of Sydney and opened in 2013 is the 1888 Hotel. You would be forgiven if you thought that this hotel has been servicing guests for a while since it is set in a converted wool store built in 1888. The interior has been given a US$25-million makeover that highlights a vibrant and relevant update while exposed brick walls and beams have been left untouched, showcasing a touch of period soul. Vintage furniture and recycled pieces decorate the place and the clash of retro colours and texture charm guests with a quirky but inviting atmosphere.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

MJ Bale AW15 - Adventures of a Well-Dressed Gentleman

MJ Bale AW15 campaign, Sydney menswear, mens suit

MJ Bale AW15 campaign, Sydney menswear, Australia mens blog, Asian male blogger, mens suit, mens layering


The AW15 collection from MJ Bale, conceived as “Adventures of a Well-Dressed Gentleman”, continues to accentuate its roots in creating functional tailored garments for the man on the move. This season sees the brand interpreting denim, classic checks, neutral-tones into relevant pieces for the modern man and focuses on sophisticated tailoring, subtle detailing and luxurious fabrication.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Croc and floral

Kris Van Assche crocodile shirt, Acne yellow mustard mens trousers, Alexander Mcqueen mens floral scarf, Dries Van Noten mens shoes, Marc Jacobs backpack, Australia mens blog

Because, crocodile.

Most guys would assume that scarves are only worn to protect the neck from the cold during winter and that will be the end of the conversation. Many forget that there are lightweight scarves that are worn to shield the sun or wind or to double up as an accessory and give pizzazz to the outfit. Paul Smith, Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna have been championing the scarf-as-accessory look, sending models down the runway over the last few seasons.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Bangkok - Where old and new collide


Bangkok observatory, Lebua Sky Bar, Bangkok rooftop bar, Asian male blogger


Bangkok is a one of those few cities where rapid modernisation and yesteryear village living sit side by side distinctly. You could be staying at one of the most luxurious hotels or apartments and there would be lines of old style shophouses and street food stalls when you walk out of the lobby. That contrast is what makes this city of 8 million one of my favourites.

The Thai capital has become an international hub for finance and business which explains the constant emerging of skyscrapers. It is renown for cheap food, bargain shopping and vibrant night life which makes it an attractive destination for tourists. For those who want to experience the cultural side, there are heaps of temples, palaces and the river markets which would make great opportunity for your selfie sticks).