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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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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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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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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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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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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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6 Oct

Up-and-coming Menswear Designers You Should Know (2014 Edition)

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While many people may adore established fashion brands and menswear designers, it's always refreshing to look at up-and-coming designers who are bringing fresh ideas to the scene. After all, today's established designers were once yesterday's emerging stars. Here we've collated a list of the top 5 up-and-coming menswear designers you should know. These are designers have what it takes to make it big, and bring a new edge to the mens fashion scene, either in terms of aesthetics or their approach to tailoring and print. Up-and-coming Menswear Designers You Should Know #1: Agi & Sam Agi & Sam makes it into our list of up-and-coming menswear designers for its quirky yet wearable designs Agi & Sam founder Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton met while...
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1 Sep

From the Somme to the catwalk: the story of the trench coat

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From the Somme to the catwalk: the story of the trench coat The words “trench coat” might make you think of a stylish, clean, unisex jacket. That feeling of exchanging your heavy winter coat for smart belted beige, striding down the street in springtime. Or perhaps they remind you of spies, or Tintin, or New York gangsters. You probably wouldn’t immediately associate them with the muddy reality of World War I. But that, of course, is where the design emerged: from the harsh conditions of the trenches, 100 years ago. Something like a trench coat (by a different name) was first seen in the late 19th century, when it was used for sporting pursuits in the English countryside. And so when it was...
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1 Aug

Rekorderlig Presents Sounds in the Snow

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Rekorderlig Cider have announced local electro group PANAMA as the headline act for the Sounds of Snow event. Swedish alcohol brand Rekorderlig Cider have announced electro band PANAMA as the headline act at Sounds in the Snow, an exclusive alpine music experience to be held in Thredbo, Snowy Mountains on Saturday 13 September 2014. Set to bring the party vibe to the Alps, Panama is one of Australia’s finest indie music groups to earn global success with their distinguishing synth pop sound. Reigning from Sydney, the boys will arrive on the slopes following an international tour throughout Europe and the USA. PANAMA have toured Europe and the US and will perform at Thredbo on 13 September. Highlighting an exhilarating snow season...
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25 Jul

9 Top Expert Tips for Packing Light

Our top tips to help you pack light and travel in style For many people, travelling is both an exhilarating and stressful experience. Before one gets on a plane and arrives at their choice of destination, they must endure the ordeal of packing. So can do you ensure the packing process is painless and lets your arrive at your destination feeling light and refreshed? Here are our top time-tested tips for packing light and travelling in style.   Tips for Packing Light #1-3 Colour co-ordinate your clothes for light packing Pre-matching your clothes is an easy way to eliminate clutter when packing for travels One major obstacle to light packing is bringing too many clothes. While the old adage advises 'Lay everything you want to bring and...
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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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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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1 Apr

Gillette Launches Limited Edition Australian Razor

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The special edition of the Gillette Fusion ProGlide features five blades for a super close shave You don't often see the words "grooming" and "patriotism" put together, but that's exactly what Gillette is trying to do with its new Limited Edition Fusion ProGlide Australian razor. The new razor may feature patriotic colours - the classic Aussie green and gold - but it still has the brand's famously thin blades to ensure your shave is super-close. The new razor is part of Gillette's 'Inner Steel' campaign which aims to capitalise on the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil. MORE ...
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5 Nov

Best Online Stores for Mens Shoes

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If there's one menswear saying that I truly believe, it's that you can judge a man by his shoes. A lot of men make the mistake of buying cheap shoes thinking that they shouldn't spend too much on something that's going to get kicked around. But the truth is, what you put on your back may go out of fashion and style someday, and so it's the shoes you wear that speaks volumes about what kind of man you  really are. In this post I've rounded up some of the best online stores when it comes to men's shoes. When I'm talking about shoes, I don't mean sneakers, sandals or espadrilles, but shoes suitable for formal occasions and work - monk...
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25 Oct

5 Best Brogues for this Summer

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There's nothing more we like than a good pair of brogues. Timeless, classic and effortless are some of the key adjectives we'd use to describe the brogue shoe. Not only are they a great way to upgrade an outfit, but they're also a must-have investment to any man's wardrobe. You can wear them up with suit pants for a formal look, or wear them down with rolled up jeans. Unfortunately, the formality associated with brogues confuses many men into thinking it is mostly suited to colder seasons. In fact, brogues can easily be integrated into your summer wardrobe. Here are some of our favourite pairs of brogues for this summer season.   Mark McNairy Suede Wingtip Brogues Suede brogues...
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24 Oct

Gucci Bamboo Cuir Leather Suitcase

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There are two types of people in this world: those who penny-pinch when traveling and those who don't. If you liken yourself to the latter, then you might as well travel with style and take this bamboo cuir leather suitcase from Gucci with you. This leather luggage bag, measuring an airport-friendly 18.5" x 12.6" x 5.5", is not only great for a weekend getaway, it's also utilitarian with its plentiful pockets. There's an interior smart phone and zip pocket, as well as zip closures in the front and for the leather tags. What we love about this cuir leather suitcase is its hardened bamboo handle. This bag is in fact an extension of Gucci's iconic 'Bamboo Bag' range which began more...
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12 Oct

Looking Good With Legs Bare: How To Style Shorts for Summer

Looking Good With Legs Bare How To Style Shorts for Summer
Styling shorts can be easy with our quick tips   With summer approaching Australia, the hems come up and the shorts come out. Unfortunately, shorts have been relegated to casual outfits for far too long. But if they’re good enough for Pharrell to wear to the Oscars, they’re good enough for a day at the races, a friend's wedding or other affairs. With the right shirt and shoes, a shorts-based outfit will turn heads in all the right ways. There are range of stylish, well-cut shorts available from clothing brands like Politix. If you like the idea but are a little unsure on execution, here are a few tips: Colour For a classy style, it's usually best to choose shorts in traditional...
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16 Apr

Junya Watanabe x Tricker’s Brogue Boot

  The Junya Wantanabe x Tricker's collaboration has been a hit in menswear circles. What do you get when you put a Japanese avant-garde designer and an historic shoemaker together? You get something like this navy toe cap brogue boot by Junya Wantanabe and Trickers. As the protege of Comme des Garcon's Rei Kawakubo, Junya Wantanabe has always had a thing for creative collaborations and whilst the decision to create a series of boots with English shoemaker Trickers maybe unusual, it's been a big hit in menswear circles. (The boot is even sold out at one of our favourite menswear online shops, Tres Bien) As traditional shoemakers, Tricker's has always made their shoes by hand and this classic brogue...
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