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The idea for Vakay eyewear came about at the end of 2012 when co-founder Adam Jabeur – having struggled to find a pair of wood-framed sunglasses – requested his friend Soulaiman Ghorbel to create a pair of personalised ones. Ghorbel drew the Linebacker, the brand’s inaugural design inspired by 3D glasses, and the rest, as they say, […]
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Safilo Group Australia recently treated us to a preview of their latest sunglasses collections. From brands like Marc Jacobs to Dior to their house brand, Polaroid Eyewear, it was interesting to see and understand that sunglass designs are about the technology as much as it is the about the aesthetic. Revealed during the runway show, the […]
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Because, turning trash into treasure. Black is not exactly the most exciting colour in the colour wheel – it is drab and leaves little to imagination when it comes to styling. The ones who stand by it will often dress head-to-toe in black and the ones who concur that it gives a slimming silhouette will […]
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Because, from beach to bar to beach.  Resort wear has become a common style with labels like Orlebar Brown and Parke & Ronen designing each collection as year round clothing rather than just for the holiday season. While a sense of relaxation is still fundamental to achieving a resort or beach look, the focus on […]
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Because, tradie chic. Let’s be honest and admit that tradesmen’s workwear can sometimes be our go-to option in terms of sartorial choices. It is not necessarily fashionable or dapper per se but there is a certain edge to the shorts, boots, overall casualness and ruggedness that gives it its own style. Etiquette:Fair Isle Print Anchor 5×3 Ribbed  […]
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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 […]
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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. What was once a sport […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Because, big f%#king boat. Period. Most guys would assume that ties are only reserved for the corporate world or formal occasions such as weddings or races. While there is truth to that, a tie is ultimately worn for decorative purposes and when adorned outside of the normal circumstances, it instantly spruces up an outfit and […]
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