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Category: What to Buy

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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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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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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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 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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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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6 Oct

Snakeskin You’ll Dare To Wear

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This snakeskin backpack from Skingraft comes with triple compartments. Exotic leather has always been in fashion, but it seems that every few years, snakeskin makes an unstoppable presence on runways and fashion shows. This year we've seen snakeskin and ostrich skin on hats, accessories and of course, bags. While women often adore the distinct texture of snakeskin and other exotic leather, men are often turned off by the boldness of snakeskin. That's when we came across this impeccably understated snakeskin backpack from Skingraft which we think A) looks super stylish and B) has a utilitarian and simple design that can be worn on weekends and other casual occasions. Best part? It's currently on sale. SHOP ...
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4 Oct

The Best G1 Flight Jacket for the Modern Man

Private White VC have modernised the WWII G1 Flight Jacket by using heritage fabrics and a slim cut Thanks to Top Gun, in which Tom Cruise played the hunky Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, men have been lusting after the G1 Flight Jacket for decades. What you may not know is the jacket was first introduced as uniform for the American Navy and Marine Corps back in WWII. Over the years, the classic jacket has since been updated and appropriated and hangs in the wardrobes of many men. Even on eBay one will find pages and pages of 'authentic' G1 Flight Jackets, but in our eyes, none come close the version recently introduced by British heritage brand Private White VC. When the horror of knowing that...
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13 Sep

Mr Porter introduces Club Monaco Collection

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Leading online menswear retailer Mr Porter now stocks Club Monaco Among the many high-end casual menswear brands  - Reiss, COS, Massimo Dutti to name a few - Club Monaco has always stood out for their affordable, refined and wardrobe-perfect clothes. That's why it's unsurprising that leading online menswear store Mr Porter has launched a new partnership with the brand. Mr Porter is the exclusive online global retailer for the brand. With Mr Porter shipping to over 170 countries, this is great news for those of us in Australia where there (still!) isn't a Club Monaco store. Check out the Club Monaco x Mr Porter collection or scroll down for more images.     ...
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30 Aug

Top 5 Sneaker Collaborations (2014 Edition)

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Ever since Swedish mass retailer H&M collaborated with Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld almost ten years ago, we've seen luxury designers collaborate with an increasing number of 'fast fashion' and affordable brands. Sneakers are not immune to this cross-over collaboration trend, so here we've listed the top 5 sneaker collaborations in 2014. Of course, 2014 is not over yet, so let us know in the comments section below what other sneaker collaborations you think belong in this 'Top Sneaker Collaborations (2104 Edition)" list. #5 Sneaker Collaboration 2014 - Capsule x New Balance 'Canadian Tuxedo' Sneakers Denim overdose with this sneaker collaboration from New Balance  Teaming up with Canadian-based sneaker boutique Capsule, New Balance introduces the MT580. Affectionately dubbed the "Canadian Tuxedo," this denim-wrapped sneaker is inspired by...
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26 Aug

7 Things We Like From the East Dane End of Summer Sale

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We love a good sale, and we love it even more when it's on at one of our top online shopping sites for men. While East Dane have a dedicated year-round sale section, the highlight for us will always be the end of summer sale. So here we've hand-picked the best of the best items on sale. Be quick - stocks for these won't last! #1 Ernest Alexander Bedford Overnight Bag This overnight bag from Enest Alexander ticks all the boxes We've talked about our search for the perfect man bag before and this oversized carryall ticks all the right boxes. It's spacious and practical with a two-way zip and an internal pocket. It's also made from durable waxed cotton, so you can bring...
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2 Aug

Search for the Perfect Bag #2: Berluti Venezia Holdall Bag

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I remember the first time I came across Berluti: it was their classic briefcase crafted from blue suede and leather that I saw in Hong Kong's Harbour City shopping mall. This 48-Hour Venezia Leather Holdall bag from the classic French brand reminds me of that first impression - it exemplifies the beautiful craftsmanship and the attention to detail Berluti artisans are known for. Drawing on their rich heritage of leather expertise, this spacious holdall bag is made from the brand's signature Venezia calf hide developed exclusively for Berluti. Coloured using a mixture of mineral and vegetable tanning methods, the bag will develop a patina over time which means it will age gracefully with use. The un-coated finish also means the leather is incredibly supple, giving it a soft,...
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25 Jul

Top 10 Designer Sandals for Men this Season

Sandals have always had a bad reputation, and it's unfortunately, because as any man (or woman for that matter) who has ever worn them will tell you - they're super comfortable. Some men think it's not worthwhile splurging on designer sandals, because they're mostly for the sand and beach, but the truth is, sandals don't have be just for the seaside. A well-made pair of designer sandals can often be the perfect footwear on any guy for summer. This season, we're seeing designers put twists into their sandals. There are also some heavy gladiator influences in the footwear as well as intricate woven details. Of course, there are also modern interpretations of the designer sandal, with leather shoes featuring laser cut...
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24 Jul

The 5 Smartest Things to Buy at The Corner Sale

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With summer in the northern hemisphere in full blown, it can only mean one thing: big sales are happening across all retail stores. Online luxury store The Corner is no different, with prices on coveted items slashed by up to 60%. Here are the smartest things to buy on sale now. Snakes on a plane Marcelo Burlon snake print swimming trunks Seeing that swimming trunks are the only thing you'll be wearing by the pool or beach, you might as well make a statement out of them. That's why we're loving these synthetic fabric swimming shorts from Marcelo Burlon. You can even pair it with a plain tee to a complete a weekend getaway look. Go Gladitor or go home Sergio Rossi black leather...
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24 Jul

Kolin & William Handmade Bags

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When Kolin & William used the phrase "unisex" to describe their bags, we wouldn't have taken notice if it weren't for their truly classic designs. The London-based brand designs and produces everything in-house and focuses on heritage aesthetics and old-fashioned craftsmanship. Each bag is handmade by craftsmen in leather artisans tucked away in the mews of London’s East End. By pairing soft vegetable leather and solid brass fittings, expect each Kolin & William bag to weather well and mature with age. More on Kolin & William. ...
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8 Jul

Neoprene in Mens Fashion: Its Rise and Uses

High end designers like Lanvin to retailers like Zara have all embraced the humble neoprene in men's fashion Neoprene isn't a fabric you'd consider for everyday wear. In fact, most would think of it as a material exclusively reserved for scuba diving and water sports. But in recent seasons, we've seen menswear designers inventively use neoprene on their runways and look books. What used to be a low-cost synthetic rubber materials is now prized for its flexibility and ability to keep shape in hot and cold weather. Fashion designers are also realising neoprene is very practical fabric - it's perfect for colder seasons as it keeps you insulated, and it's also easy to care for. But what...
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