Thursday, July 17, 2014

Men In This Town book launch - Harrolds

A graphic designer by trade, Men In This Town author Giuseppe Santamaria started his street style journal (of the same name) in 2010 to capture men whose dress sense speaks volumes about who they are.

The book is an extension of the digital journal and focuses on men in London, Tokyo, Sydney, Milan and New York and features five profiles of inspiring men around the world. Using a more casual approach where men are often photographed in their natural habitat and unaware of the camera presence, the every day subjects become a source of inspiration for sartorial savvy men around the world. Santamaria's eye for details is reflected in his images and gives life to aspects of menswear that could have gone largely unnoticed.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Lines and symmetry

Fleet Ilya leather visor, Kris Van Assche glasses, Prada sandals, Australia menswear blogger, street style

Because, awkward posture in front of a pyramid. 

When fashion articles talk about lines, it could figuratively refer to the symmetry that the look produces or it could literally mean the visible lines on the garments. Visible lines can be created through print, cut and sew, fabric blocking amongst other techniques and quite often the results can be stunning despite the minimalism.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

To the gym in sport luxe

Raf Simons sunglasses, Gaspard Yurkievich mens leggings, meggings, Billy Kirk carryall, Damir Doma boots, Australia mens blog

Because, dressed for the gym but not to the gym. 

Sport luxe has been on the lips of many journalists, bloggers and fashionistas in the last few seasons and it is the aesthetic of designers such as Kris Van Assche and Neil Barrett. The amalgam is apparent with increasing number of collaborations between sports brands and high fashion designers (Puma x Alexander McQueen, Adidas x Raf Simons, Converse x Maison Martin Margiela) and is a trend that will continue to thrive.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Carven printed shirt

Carven Michael Wolf shirt, Transparent City, red, blue, Australia menswear blog, Kris Van Assche glasses, ASOS blue belt

Because, matching the furniture matching the clothes. 

As digital printing becomes a technique more commonly used in the fashion industry, mens shirts are undoubtedly becoming more vibrant and ostentatious. However men are still choosing the safe options of checks or stripes as many are still unfamiliar on how to style a bold shirt or are simply intimidated with the attention it might bring.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Travelling with Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Masai red tartan, Acne suede bomber jacket, mens mustard trousers, Zara tan carryall, Neil Barrett shoes, Australia mens fashion blog

Because, travelling in fashion even if it's just down the road. 

Most men would concede that dressing up for travelling is not an easy task. Either that or it is not something that they would think about doing at all since it is the last of their concerns.