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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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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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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 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

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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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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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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15 Jul

The Only Sweatshirt You’ll Need: Noble Denim

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This single pocket sweatshirt from Noble Denim is our new favourite sweatshirt It's official, sweatshirts are in. What was once relegated as a wear-at-home-only garment, the humble sweatshirt has been elevated to new heights in menswear. As the New York Times reported, designer brands have jumped on the sweatshirt bandwagon and are now producing luxury versions of the basic sweatshirt. Many of these come in bold colours and statement-making graphics - and hefty price tag. But if you prefer to not fork out an arm and a leg for a wardrobe staple, may we introduce the classic and understated classic Noble Denim sweatshirt. This sweatshirt from Noble Denim is understated and avoids loud graphics Crafted from...
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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 Jul

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Ermenegildo Zegna's new Couture Room in Milan's famed Via Montenapoleone Italian luxury label Ermenegildo Zegna has announced the launch of its new Couture Room in Milan's Via Montenapoleone which houses its Couture collection by Stefano Pilati launched during Milan Fashion Week. The new Couture Room is designed by Peter Marino, the “Leather Daddy of Luxury” as described by the New York Magazine and blends the traditional heritage of Ermenegildo Zegna with an industrial aesthetic, resulting in an ivory colour palette. Using gouged Satinwood mixed with antique bronze and dark metals, the room has a luxurious yet intimate atmosphere. The Couture Room in the Milan Global Store is furnished with hand-made wool and silk carpets, as well as vintage armchairs by Tobia...
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6 Apr

Graphic T-Shirts We Like for Spring/Summer 2014

Graphic tees were everywhere in menswear shows for Spring/Summer 2014. L-R: Raf Simons, Casely Hayford, Christopher Kane and Miharayasuhiro Graphic t-shirts were everywhere in the Spring/Summer 2014 menswear shows. In most cases, they were worn casually and paired with shorts and relaxed trousers. However, in some shows, such as Miharayasuhiro  and Casely Hayford, graphic tees were created with a more formal aesthetic. Now that the Spring and Summer season is finally here and retailers have are stocking the latest collections from various designers, here is our list of our favourite graphic tees for Spring/Summer 2014. L-R, Top to Bottom: Sibling Graphic Printed Cotton Jersey T-shirt, AMI Floral Graphic T-Shirt, Raf Simons 'Super Nylon' Graphic T-shirt, Marc by Marc...
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30 Mar

5 Korean Menswear Brands You Need To Know

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In recent years we've seen Korean fashion, culture and music dominate the world stage. Whether its the addictive beats of K-Pop (thanks to a little song called 'Gangnam Style'), Samsung's cutting edge technology or the proliferation of Korean cuisine and restaurants, it seems Korean culture is everywhere. In fashion and menswear, we've seen a similar trend. Korean fashion brands - in particular, menswear brands - are  increasingly being recognized for their unique aesthetic, innovative cuttings and tailoring. Korean designers are now sought after by major brands and we've seen how department stores are devoting entire sections dedicated to Korean menswear brands. Here we've put together a list of the top Korean menswear brands you need to know. Wooyoungmi If...
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9 Mar

Top 5 Anti-Dandruff Shampoos for Men

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It's true that a man's head of hair is inextricably linked to his self-image and self-esteem - after all, look at men like Alec Baldwin and George Clooney who have amazing hair. So when the issue of dandruff comes up, it makes many men uncomfortable and embarrassed. But the truth is, dandruff is merely the scaling and itching of the skin on the scalp. In most cases it can be easily remedied with medicated anti-dandruff shampoo. But with every other shampoo claiming to the the best anti-dandruff product out there, which one should a man choose? Here are our top 5 anti-dandruff shampoos for men. Why does dandruff occur? To know which anti-dandruff shampoo to use, it's important to know why dandruff...
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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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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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