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Category: Style Inspiration

1 Jul

How to Wear the Trend: Camouflage Print for Men

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The Camouflage Print Trend for Men This season saw the emergence of bold patterns and prints in menswear, with plenty of designers choosing camouflage as a key theme in their collection. Lots of men tend to be put off by camouflage thinking that it's a print best suited in a game of paintball, but the truth is, when it's worn in the right way, camouflage can look effortless on any guy. Why should men wear camouflage? Some men are deterred by camouflage because they think that it's difficult to pair with other items of clothing. But the reality is, camouflage can be worn with many things. In fact, a camouflage tie can be a great addition to one's work wardrobe since it makes...
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20 Aug

Country Road 2013 Campaign Spring Summer

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According to Country Road's latest 2013 Campaign for Spring/Summer menswear, indigo is the new black. This season, the go-to brand for every Australian man calls on German model Lars Burmeister as the face to show off their new range of dashing urbanwear featuring a swathes of blues, deep navy and and greys. Part-preppy and part-dandy, there are tri-colour tartan prints and gingham checks, as well as nautical touches which are perfect for the sunny Australian weather. Country Road have also focused in their denim this season, with a range of rinses designed to age well with wear. There are also vintage touches to the pieces, like the varsity jacket and suede bombers. The nylon sailing jackets are a nod to the 90s...
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20 Aug

Timothy Oulton Luggage – Raleigh Spitfire Cases

Timothy Oulton Luggage - Raleigh Spitfire Cases
Timothy Oulton cases are made of interlocking aluminium panel. We don't often feature furniture brands on HommeStyler, so when we do, you know it's going to be good. Timothy Oulton may be familiar to our British readers, but everywhere else, the brand is still under the radar. And even more under the radar are their men's bags, including their luggage range which includes these Raleigh Spitfire Cases. Timothy Oulton is famous for their high quality furniture, so it's no surprise their bags are equally well-made. These Raleigh Spitfire Cases are inspired by the historic English spitfire airplane in World War II, echoing the plane’s multi-riveted construction of interlocking aluminium panels. The cases are finished through a five-stage...
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22 May

Wrangler Noise Collection

Wrangler Noise Collection
The Wrangler Noise Collection is a throwback to the golden era of rock 'n' roll. Wrangler have long had a rich rock history dating back to 60s, and so this month, they're going back to their roots, launching a new collection entitled NOISE, a series of pieces which embody the golden era of rock 'n' roll. By reworking archived classics, Wrangler has produced pieces that make denim lovers and rock music followers salivate. The 10-piece capsule collection includes the Type 2 Denim Jacket, 27MW Denim Shirt, Strangler Jean and Rocker Fit Tee. We're especially digging the 27MW denim shirt, although we reckon it takes the right man to pull it off. The NOISE Collection will be available in ustralia...
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14 May

Maverick Laces

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Maverick Laces are off to change the face of footwear, one shoelace at a time Often the simplest of things can make or break an outfit. Melbourne-based Maverick Laces know exactly that and so they're in the business of producing fine shoelaces that at add colour, style and quality to the humble and often neglected shoelace. The brand's philosophy is that "If the shoe makes the man, then laces make the shoe". It's a simple idea that's caught on for fashionistos who like to have DIY elements in their outfits. Maverick Laces' range of shoelaces come in total of nine eye catching colours including baby blue, fire engine red and canary yellow. For those a bit more daring,...
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12 May

5 Panel Camper by Publish Brand

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It's not often one comes across a floral cap that's wearable. When brands tackle prints like floral, it inevitable ends up like cheap wallpaper. But somehow, Publish Brand are able to make floral look cool with their 'Besnik' 5 Panel Camper cap. Maybe it's because the print is darker and monochromatic, or maybe it's because of the metal eyelets. Either way, it's one of the many variations of the 5 Panel Camper that have made Publish Brand a runaway success. The fabric is 100% cotton and there's an adjustable nylon strap at the back. Perfect for Spring and Summer with a basic white tee. SHOP ...
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12 May

Nemis Clothing by Nemis Platou

Nemis clothing
Nemis Clothing was founded by a Norwegian designer and is produced in Bali, Indonesia. What we're seeing in menswear is that men are increasingly comfortable with experimenting with colour and bold prints and Nemis Clothing is one brand taking advantage of this trend. Nemis Clothing was started less than a year ago, by Norwegian photographer Simen Platou. Because the brand is based out of Bali, every process of production is done by hand. Halfway between streetwear and fashion, the Nemis Clothing uses bold and colour prints and geometric shapes to make any tshirt stand out. The singlets are perfect to match with tailored shorts or under leather jackets on a warm day. The great thing about Nemis Clothing is that...
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17 Apr

Crombie Spring Summer 2013 Campaign

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Crombie's Spring/Summer 2013 collection channels relaxed elegance If there's one think that always gets a thumbs up here at HommeStyler, it's simple and tailored menswear. We're all about not trying too hard, and Crombie's spring summer 2013 campaign is exactly that - understated elegance. From the lightweight double-breasted jackets to the subtle textured ties, Crombie has got this season's basics covered. In particular, the moss green sweater with contrast hems and navy trench are perfect for the current weather. The Crombie story begins over 200 years ago and the brand has been going strong ever since. Not only have Crombie made suits for films stars (they worked on Jack Nicholson's costume in Tim Burton's Batman), but they've also...
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1 Apr

5 Sneakers to Wear with your Suit

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Pairing sneakers with suit may seem like a fashion crime, but as we've detailed our How to Wear Sneakers with Suits post, it's just another way to give your suit more versatility and to change up your wardrobe. Here are five sneakers that can be paired and matched with suits. When we chose these sneakers, the assumption is you already have a decent suit in place, if not, read our Top 10 tips on how to choose a suit. Once you've got your suit in place, the sneakers are the accessory, and these sneakers should be seen as such. Another criteria we measured these sneakers against is how wearable they are with other pieces in your wardrobe. What you'll find is these sneakers can...
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28 Mar

Armand Basi Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook

Armand Basi mens 2013 Spring Summer
Created in the 1980s, Spanish cult brand Armand Basi has a long history of presenting skillfully tailored designs that exude class and sophistication for the everyday gentleman. In particular, the label earned a reputation for its lively prints and innovative knitwear. Their Spring/Summer 2013 lookbook shows this off with intricate textures and pieces that are just that little bit different. In particular, we're digging the casual shirts with striped sleeves and the retro print polos which pay homage to the 60s without looking dated. SHOP    ...
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26 Mar

How To Wear Sneakers With Suits

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There's a growing trend amongst men to wear bold sneakers wherever they go. Whether it's matched with denim or shorts, it seems the brighter and wilder the sneakers are, the better. However, many men don't wear sneakers with their suit. Of course, for decades, men have been told to wear proper leather shoes with our suits, and hence we've been conditioned to stay away from pairing sneakers with suits. Luckily, this is starting to change. In the last two seasons, we've seen menswear designers like Valentino shake up the suit and creatively pair them with colourful sneakers. On paper, it doesn't seem to work, but in reality, it can be an effortless to change up your suit - if you know...
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21 Mar

Brooksfield Autumn/Winter 2013 Campaign

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For their Autumn/Winter 2013 campaign, Brooksfield has stuck to what they do best - mixing wardrobe staples with statement pieces. The looks are catered to the modern or the urban gentleman. For example, there are plaid shirts with monotone ties, as well as colourful outwear in the form of anoraks. It also seems that the trend of bold pants isn't going away - we see mustard chinos tastefully paired with a plain shirt and dark fisherman jacket. What is also interesting is the use of pattern when styling. For example, a checkered shirt is paired with polka dot knitwear, which steers clear of playing it safe with a plain shirt. Men who want to upgrade their wardrobe for the new season...
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19 Mar

Persol Reflex Edition Sunglasses

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The Persol Reflex Edition is inspired by vintage cameras It's fascinating to see how inspiration comes from different places. For example, in the latest runway collections we saw how arctic and icebergs were a major influence at Lacoste, and at Vivienne Westwood it was the financial crisis. So when Persol's new collection is inspired by the world of photography and analogue cameras, you shouldn't be surprised. Entitled Persol Reflex Edition, the Italian brand's sunglasses pay homage to the "cameras [which] have made it possible to save endless images of the world which surrounds us, and fix them in time and as the memories of generations". The result is that the designs in this collection look vintage and yet...
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2 Mar

Harrolds 2013 Autumn/Winter Collection

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If there's one place fashion-savvy Australian men go to, it's Harrolds. Stocking brands like Broni, Tom Ford and Saint Laurent Paris, their stores are a must-go destination for luxury menswear. Over the weekend they released their new season's campaign shots which show a new direction for the luxury retailer. This season, Harrolds have added brands like Balenciaga and Maison Martin Margiela under their belt, reflecting their mission to bring both trend and tradition. The collection this season focuses on pattern and quality cloth reflected strongly in the Harrolds French and British line of suiting. An exciting milestone for Harrolds is also the introduction of knitwear and traditional Italian-made shoes.   ...
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11 Feb

Lacoste Men’s 2013 Fall Winter at NYFW

Lacoste mens 2013 fall winter
In many people's mind, Lacoste, much like Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Kenneth Cole and DKNY are streetwear brands. Nothing about these brands particularly evoke luxury. But after Lacoste's Fall/Winter 2013 collection at New York Fashion Week, many are changing their mind. Lacoste's lead designer, Felipe Oliveira Baptista created a futuristic collection which stayed true to the brand's sporting heritage, showing a modern explorer in full gear and ready for battle. There was colour-blocking, geometric patterns, iceberg prints and creative use of materials like neoprene and heavy duty cotton. In particular, the outwear stands out - think the oversized jumpers and bright coats. Some of the garments veered towards space age living - the Jetson's, anyone? - but overall, the collection was a...
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23 Jan

Paris Men’s Fashion Week F/W 2013/14 Highlights

Paris Fashion Week Fall Winter 2013 2014
Men's Fashion Week in Paris has come and gone, making it the perfect time to review the highlights of the fall/winter 2013/2014 season. The overall mood of the collections was sombre, perhaps still reflective of the uncertain economic climate. That said, the designers showed clothes which were suited to the traditional gentleman, with many collections heavily influenced by the 50s and 60s. Three collections at Paris Men's Fashion Week this season caught our eye: Valentino Men Fall/Winter 2013-14 Of all the shows at Paris Men's Fashion Week this 2013/2014 season, Valentino stood out from the crowd. From the trim suits to the polished trenches and vintage-looking glasses, Valentino delivered a sophisticated collection which exemplified the classic style of the Italian fashion house....
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10 Dec

COS Nubuck Sleeve Jacket

Cos leather jacket
Finding the perfect leather jacket is a taxing task for many guys. Some like to go for the full-on biker look with creased leather and metal fastenings, while others prefer a more subdued style with less bling and more leather. There just never seems to be a leather jacket men can agree looks cool, that doesn't look to try-hard. If you prefer the subtle look, then COS's nubuck sleeve jacket should be on your to-buy list this season. It's like a hybrid between a traditional leather jacket and a baseball jacket. The jacket is minimalist and is an understated way to wear contrast sleeves. Made from 100% leather, with the sleeves in nubuck - a top-grain leather with a buffed finished -...
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16 Nov

Style Inspiration: Charlie Brown

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Of all the Peanuts characters by Charles M. Schultz, Charlie Brown is my favourite. He's the lovable loser who fails at almost everything he attempts, and yet he remains optimistic and endlessly determinate. So imagine my surprise when I came across the below sweater by Italian designer Michael Bastian. Michael Bastian Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater [SHOP] Charlie Brown probably wasn't a fan of cashmere, but for anyone wishing someone would make a high-end version of the Peanuts character's famous yellow and black zig-zag sweater, your prays have been answered. Pair it with tailored back shorts, mustard socks and brown brogues and you're ready for your next cartoon-themed party.  Acne 'Cheslyn' Shorts [SHOP] Burlington Edinburgh Argyle Socks from ASOS [SHOP] Grenson 'Archie' Tan Brogues [SHOP] If you...
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