Monday, August 25, 2014

5 leather jackets to own this season - AW14

Patrik Ervell leather aviator jacket, AW14 mens leather jacket, Australian menswear blog

Leather jackets have increasingly become a wardrobe staple for men and for good reasons. They are timeless classics that age well and exude an essence of unspoken coolness and masculinity and are very much utilitarian as much as they are attractive. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Modernist neoprene

Neil Barrett red sweater, sweatshirt, neoprene, Henrik Vibskov hat, Linda Farrow glasses, blue wall, Sydney, menswear blogger,

Because, sweater on sweater.

There is a certain stigma with fedora hats as a menswear accessory; it is not fashion. If you have paid enough attention, most men who adorn a fedora hat are usually older men, geeks or lazy gentlemen whose sense of style ceases when they put on that hat because they assume it will lift their mundane look.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mint floral tie

Carven leather shoes, Marc Jacobs leather backpack, floral tie, 3.1 Phillip Lim glasses, Sydney menswear blogger, mens grey chino trousers

Because, mint and micro print.

Let's be honest, mint is an underrated colour when it comes to mens fashion. It belongs to the pastel family and most guys are still somewhat adversed to this soft, washed-out tone. Despite exuding an element of milkiness, mint has a fresh and crisp edge. It exhilarates as much as it softens with its cool pigment.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Red monotone

Opening Ceremony desert boots, Michael Kors rose gold watch, Kris Van Assche glasses, red chinos pants, Australia mens blogger

Because, different shades of red.

Monotone is a bold style statement that most people do not think they can pull off. Firstly it is not easy to own items from head to toe in the same colour (and we are not talking about black, because seriously who has time for that). Secondly you need the confidence to dress in monotone as it will turn heads even if you are wearing classic items like shirts and trousers.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Flower power

floral pants, Michael Kors watch, straw hat, Australia menswear blogger, flat lay, 2-tone glasses, Sydney Art Gallery of New South Wales

Because, wearing floral like a boss.

Floral has become very prevalent in the last few seasons and judging by the number of mens high fashion labels using it as a motif, it is safe to say that it has become a print that is as vital as camo.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tan carryall

Acne mens Aldo yellow hat, Raf Simons sunglasses, Zara mens bag, menswear blogger, mens dinner jacket

Because, exotic vacation here I come.  

Travelling is essential to one's mental health but many seem to forget that travelling in style is equally important. Most men would think that being sartorially correct is the last important thing as holidays are about relaxation and not about being stifled with attire.

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.