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11 Jun

Best Minimalist Watches for Men Under $500

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If you're a watch aficionado like myself, you'd be searching the internet for photos and reviews of watches until 3am. While this  addiction is both unfortunately and incurable,  it comes in handy when readers ask about what watches they should consider purchasing next. Of course, a watch is a very personal item and one should alway purchase a watch much like how he'd purchase any attire - with care and scrutiny. Personally I'm a big fan of minimalist watches which don't have complicated displays, nifty features or  so-called "cutting edge technology". Watches should serve their sole purpose: to tell the time and date. So here are some of the best minimalist watches for men under $500. These are men's watches which...
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5 Jun

Top 5 Designer Penny Loafers For Men This Season

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While it looks similar in construction to any lace-less shoes, the penny loafer has become synonymous with the American private school aesthetic since the 1930s. Over time, the refined scholarly appeal of the penny loafer has extended beyond the US and many men across the globe now find the classic shape of the shoe to be a must-have in their wardrobe. We couldn't agree more - the penny loafer should be a staple in any gentleman's wardrobe - and so, when investing in the perfect designer penny loafer for your wardrobe, it should fit three criteria: quality construction, classic shape and use of the best leather. The following designer penny loafers for men all fit these criteria in different ways and...
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19 Mar

Calibre Autumn Winter 2016 Lookbook

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A key aspect to being a working professional nowadays is transitioning your wardrobe from work to play. It's not an easy task to do, which is why Calibre's recent Autumn/Winter 2016 collection deserves props for pulling it off. The collection, entitled 'Out of Office', features an arsenal of pieces made for whatever the weekend brings. Tailored blazers and trousers are the building blocks to a Saturday night, while flashes of houndstooth and garnet giving the pieces a bold edge. Casual jackets, appearing with smart denims are perfect for Sunday afternoon outings. There are also mohair sweaters and moleskin jackets for the cold chills the Australian winter brings. The footwear also deserves a mention with the collection featuring leather sneakers hand-painted in Spain,...
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14 Jan

How to Wear Moleskin Trousers

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So you've bought a nice pair of moleskin trousers, but now what? They're too formal to be worn with a t-shirt, too casual to be worn with a suit jacket, so how should a man pair and match his moleskin trousers? To answer this question, it's firstly important to understand moleskin as a fabric and what sort of characteristics it has, and then learn how to wear it with other clothing in your wardrobe. What is moleskin? Moleskin is a rugged cotton fabric which was traditionally used in outwear and trousers for British farmers and labourers. Given the fabric is durable, washable and keeps the chilly winds at bay, moleskin has always been associated with the British working class. Overtime, moleskin was...
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8 Nov

OPSM World Square Sydney

OPSM World Square
The OPSM World Square store is the latest OPSM store to feature the company's new design. When you're a blogger you often get to try out new things, and that's exactly what happened this week when I visited the new OPSM World Square in Sydney. Positioning itself as a premium store providing personalised eyewear and eye care services, the OPSM World Square store features the company's new retail design. The World Square store is decked out in a natural wood palette and feels welcoming and not clinical like many other optometrists. When I sat down the multi-lingual staff at OPSM World Square offered to have an optometrist run through a number of eye care tests with me. As someone...
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24 Oct

Best Skincare Products To Steal From Your Girlfriend

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Gender boundaries are blurring. Nowadays there are clothing brands that aren't defined by gender, and you have a 'gender neutral' Generation Z who aren't bothered by traditional gender roles or divisions. So in light of this new way of thinking, here are some of the best skincare products which may have been designed for women, but are equally good for men. These are some of the best skincare products you should consider begging, borrowing or stealing from your girlfriend.   Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream While women may find this exfoliator too harsh, it is perfect for men as they ten do have a thicker skin. Men tend to produce more sebum in their skin than women. Over time...
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24 Oct

Men’s Biz Opens Sydney Store

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Like its online store, the Men's Biz Sydney store has an extensive range of grooming and skincare products After opening a retail shopfront in Melbourne's Royal Arcade, popular men's grooming and skincare online store Men's Biz, has opened in Sydney's Strand Arcade. I had the chance to check out the new store as well as speak to Men's Biz founder Nathan Jancauskas. Like its online store, the Men's Biz Sydney retail store focuses on men's skincare and grooming products. The one difference is that the store offers barber services available for appointments and walk-ins. Nathan said the barber service is a way for the company to introduce new products to clients. The service will be available during opening hours. [caption...
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17 Oct

Unionmade Archive Sale Now On

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It's on our list as one of the best online menswear stores as well as one of the best men's shoes stores and now, Unionmade is back with their big Archive Sale. The sale has many items with huge discounts and there are still a wide range of sizes available. There are some great Mackintosh coats, fine scarves from Scottish brand Beggs, as well as Saint James knits. Sale items are searchable by category or price point.  ...
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10 Oct

REVIEW: Paula’s Choice for Mens Skin Care

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Paula's Choice for Men has a wide range of skincare products for men Paula's Choice is a curious exception in the skincare market - it doesn't rely on gorgeous models or celebrities to sell the brand, instead it focuses on the one true thing that matters for consumers: the ingredients. By focusing on the effectiveness of the skincare instead of packaging, Paula's Choice has built a reputation for quality skincare that delivers what it is stated on the bottle. It recently launched the Paula's Choice for Men range, which is a welcomed addition into the burgeoning men's skincare market. The men's skincare range (rebranded as "PC4Men" to cater to avoid a girl's name in the brand name) has...
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7 Oct

Water Polo by the Sea Returns to Sydney for 2015

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Water Polo by the Sea returns to Sydney in 2015 with a new location at Campbell's Cove in Sydney Harbour With rising temperatures across Sydney, it's a clear sign summer is near - and what better way to celebrate than with one of the city's hottest events, Water Polo by the Sea. The premier event of the summer season returns with a new location at Campbell's Cove in Sydney Harbour for its fifth consecutive season this December. This year's event will be held on Saturday 19th December, featuring a showcase match between the Australian Sharks and the Italian Men's Water Polo Team as both prepare for the Rio Olympics 2016. In previous years Water Polo by the Sea was held at...
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7 Oct

Tres Bien’s Minimalist Scandinavian F/W 2015 Collection

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The Tres Bien Fall/Winter 2015 collection is an understated, minimalist menswear collection reflecting the brand's logo-free ethos. Regarded as one of the top menswear stores, Malmö-based Tres Brien has been curating and selling some of the best menswear brands for many years. When it launched its first in-house fashion collection back in April 2014, it was an exciting moment for the brand and Swedish fashion. In their Fall/Winter 2015 collection launched today, Tres Bien has latched onto its successful formula of providing minimalist Scandinavian menswear. Featuring versatile puffy jackets for the harsh winter and a sneakers collaboration with Common Projects, the collection is wearable and simple - perfectly summing up the brand's ethos. With a 20% non-EU discount,...
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7 Oct

Menlook launches dedicated Australian site

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Menlook has launched a dedicated Australian website with local promotions and AUD prices in a move to take a slice of the market down under As one of our favourite online shopping sites for menswear, Menlook has always been bookmarked in our browser, but the launch of their new dedicated Australian site gives all the more reason to frequent it. The  Australian site has dedicated promotions for the local market, prices marked in AUD (no more nasty exchange rate surprises), as well as free delivery on all orders over A$399. The site still offers 30-day returns and exchanges. Delivery is fast with your goodies delivered in 4-5 days. The Menlook team have also put together a lookbook for...
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29 Sep

REVIEW: Skinceuticals Metacell Renewal B3

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REVIEW: The Skinceuticals Metacell B3 was launched in February 2015 as a daily emulsion to help with skin ageing concerns. The first thing I noticed when looking at the Skinceuticals Metacell Renewal B3 is how flawless and heavy-duty the frosted glass bottle is. Unlike some other skincare brands those products have great ingredients but cheap plastic packaging, Skinceuticals ensures the packaging protects the product's ingredients from light and air exposure. No details are spared as the brand puts in every effort to ensure its product reflects the brand's ethos of science-based skincare. The Skinceuticals Metacell Renewal B3 contains 5% niacinamide, which has proven to help improve skin elasticity. The second thing I noticed with the...
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18 Aug

How To Wear a Knitted Tie

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A true gentleman should always been looking at ways to present himself flawlessly, and nothing finishes off an outfit quite like the perfect tie. Ties can easily upgrade the look of an entire outfit, but what if you don't want to look too dressed up? What if you feel like you should be wearing a tie, but don't want to look too formal? In such cases, it's time to consider the knitted tie. This post will go through an overview on how to wear a knitted tie and contains: How to wear a knitted tie Explain how to pair a knitted tie with your existing clothes How to choose a knitted tie, and Dos and Don'ts when wearing a knitted tie Visual lookbook so you have...
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28 Jul

36 Best Online Shopping Sites for Men

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One of the greatest ways to pass the time in our era of modern living is to go online shopping. Men have long been neglected in terms of clothing and fashion, but retailers are now investing more money on menswear. In fact, we're seeing more online stores stock men's clothing and accessories as they eye tremendous growth in the market. This Best Online Shopping Sites/Clothing Shops List for Men features more than 35 websites. Our intention is to help fashion-savvy male shoppers to avoid the dreaded lines in brick-and-mortar stores so they can stay stylish no matter their budget. If you think we've missed any online clothing stores or sites that should be in this 'Best Of", let us know in the...
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18 Jul

Best of: Sale at No Man Walks Alone

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No Man Walks Alone now has a 60% sale on selected summer items, including this handsome pair of suede Alfred Sargent boots (pictured above) and this green Mackintosh raincoat with removable wool lining (perfect for warmer rainy weather). Other noteworthy sale items include half price Buttero shoes which are handmade in Italy, Farnese woven belts, this Ettinger leather tote, these kickass Heschung boots and this classic military jacket from Big John. ...
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14 Apr

Best menswear stores in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong has long been known as a fashion destination - whatever brand you can think of, you'll likely find it in the tiny city of 7 million people. When it comes to menswear, Hong Kong has a lot of offer for the modern gentleman – high-end designer boutique stores, underground labels and tailor-made suits are plentiful in the city– so it wasn't easy to cull the masses of options to this list of the best menswear stores in Hong Kong. Let me know there are any other menswear stores in Hong Kong that you think deserve to be on this list in the comments section below. The majority of these stores are based in three areas: Causeway Bay and Central...
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30 Nov

12 Shades of Blue for This Summer

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Various shades of blue were seen on the Spring/Summer runways this year   With summer almost in full swing here in Australia, it's time to visit our favourite colour of the season: blue. This season saw many designers showcase variations of the hue on their runways. Instead of playing it safe by using menswear standard colours like navy and prussian blue, the runways were awash with vivid and bright takes on the shade. From cobalt to electric blue to peacock blue, here we've selected some of our favourite items this season that bring a dose of summer blue into your wardrobe. Surf Blue Swim Shorts by Orlebar Brown Orelbar Brown Surf Blue 'Bulldog' Swim Shorts An Australian summer is incomplete without a...
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