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.

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.