Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Leather backpack

red, sweater, sweatshirt, sunglasses, shorts, Sydney, menswear, street style

Because, toothpick gangsta chic.  

Neoprene has quickly become a go-to fabrication for many designers adopting the sport luxe look. Despite its prevalence, neoprene is still only coveted in the high fashion industry and is unlikely to cross over into high-street menswear due to its subtle shine and plush texture.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ocean view

red chinos, Raf Simons sunglasses, Billykirk carryall bag, mens bomber jacket, Clovelly cemetary, Michael Kors watch

Because, on a cemetery ocean view footpath pretending it is a runway. (More runway pretending here).

Coloured trousers are becoming extensively available but some men still think that colours such as red should only be worn for a big night out or even never. For fear of losing credibility or attracting too much attention, red trousers are written off as it is without a doubt a fiery statement and one that requires a good level of guts to be worn.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Delivering the papers

Burberry Prorsum cashmere jumper sweater, Marc Jacobs mens shoes, Topman, Goorin hat, pattern socks trousers, Australia mens blog

Because, paperboy hat chic. 

Chuky knitwear do not simply serve the function of keeping the wearer warm and cosy; they also act as the foundation of the outfit. Coming in a variety of material such as acrylic, wool, cashmere, the style of the garment often take upon a classic blueprint which makes it easy to pair it with other clothing items.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

On the phone to no one too

Prada white shirt, Comme Des Garcons pouch, Maison Martin Margiela shoes, menswear blog

Because, he on the phone to no one. (More phone posing here).

Statement shoes can easily lift an uninspiring outfit as long as they are the only statement piece. Unless it is a specific theme that you are going for, wearing excessive statement pieces in a single look will minimise the potential for individual pieces to stand out. Knowing how to keep a look simple is equally important as knowing how to put it together.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Strutting for no one

Raf Simons sneakers, Prada market bag, Prada sunglasses, pastel jumper, Australia mens blog,

Because, strutting for no one in front of an artistic installation. (See other artistic installation posing).

Long coats are making a come back this season as evinced in the SS14 shows. High fashion labels like Burberry, Dries Van Noten and Fendi sent models down the runway in light-weight jackets that stopped slightly above the knee or at least two inches beyond and high street brands are following suit.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Only four seasons too late

Because, green shiny metal.

Metallic is without a doubt still a high fashion trend that might take a few seasons to cross over into mainstream menswear or perhaps even never. When Prada and Burberry sent models down the runway for their AW2011 and SS2013 respectively, the fashion world celebrated the metallic intensity but many questioned its wearability. Its vivid shininess immediately draws attention to the wearer and most men generally do not seek that attention.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SS14 mens black dress shoes

Matthew Miller Grenson black shoes, Mr Porter SS14 shoes, black dress shoes, crocodile skin, mens fashion

It goes without saying that every man should own a pair of decent black dress shoes as should he own a long sleeve white dress shirt. Well-made black dress shoes are timeless classics that can be worn for most occasions and it is nearly impossible to go wrong with them (do note the adjectives "decent" and "well-made" since, as much as black shoes can do wonders for you, a pair of poorly designed and crafted ones will essentially fail your intentions). Black dress shoes can lift a dull outfit, enunciate one's gentleman status and ultimately provide new-found confidence.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Only the fashion would drape

Neil Barrett shoes, Acne suede jacket, mens floral trousers, mens flat lay, Sydney Australia mens blog, Linda Farrow glasses, Topman floral tie

Because, only the fashion would drape. 

Floral has flourished steadily over the last few seasons and when it is is seen on influential men like Nick Wooster and Simone Marchetti, it is easy to understand how this pattern has fast become a menswear staple.