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6 Apr

Graphic T-Shirts We Like for Spring/Summer 2014

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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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10 Mar

Riviera Slip-on Shoes

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For those in the northern hemisphere, Summer is just around the corner, meaning it's time to throw away the scarves and put on some shorts and lightweight shoes. If you're on the lookout for versatile slip-on shoes, then Riviera will be your perfect pair. Channeling a touch of the 1960s film 'Purple Noon' (and its remake 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'), Riviera slip-ons have exude an air of off-duty luxury. Handmade in Spain, Riviera slip-ons have been reworked time and time again since WWII. With a nod to Cuban culture, the Rivieras collection works well with refined lightweight tailoring - I can already imagine pairing them with a white linen shirt, navy shorts and a holiday straw hat. Each pair of Rivieras are...
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13 Dec

Brooksfield Spring/Summer 2013 (Plus an interview with their Head Designer!)

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Brooksfield has just released their Spring/Summer 2013 campaign collection, showcasing what the brand does best: an urban range suited for the businessmen down under. Brooksfield has been around for more than a decade and has since become a go-to brand for no-nonsense menswear with classic tailoring and quality fabric. To suit the arrival of Summer, the colours get brighter and bolder. There are simple staples like red shorts and and sky blue pants, as well as pops of unusual hues like spearmint. HommeStyler recently asked Aaron Adams, Head Designer at Brooksfield about the collection, the story behind the clothes and what he thinks are the must haves of the season. HommeStyler: Can you talk about the concept behind this season’s collection? Aaron Adams: For...
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10 Nov

Menswear Trends Spring/Summer 2013: Camouflage

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Comme des Garçon, Dries Van Noten and Valentino Spring/Summer 2013 all showed camouflage prints On the menswear shows for Spring Summer 2013, there was a clear trend towards showing off some serious camouflage print. Some designers were heavy on military tailoring whilst others used sturdy materials like waxed canvas and metals to evoke a resilience to weather the tough economic storm. Whether it's hints of army green or a fresh take on the camouflage print, there are numerous ways to inject camouflage to your spring/summer wardrobe in 2013. If you're feeling extra adventurous, you could go head-to-toe camouflage. If you're more low key, try integrating the print to parts of your wardrobe - think accessories like shoes, wallets, bags...
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4 Nov

Vanishing Elephant Summer 2012 Collection

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Sydney-born menswear brand Vanishing Elephant has just released their summer men's collection which reveals a heavy focus on prints and pastels. From mushroom graphics to Hawaiian inspired floral arrangements, the collection shows an eclectic mix of patterns. Our favourite is the quirky Egyptian print. As always, the brand demonstrates great attention to detail, including the pastel cotton jeans which have been washed and piece-dyed for the ultimate colour. Throw in polka dot shirts and lightweight swim shorts and you have a summer-perfect collection. You can also view all the colletion images on our Facebook page. [SHOP] ...
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3 May

MBFWA 2012/13 Mens Show

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Menswear at MBFWA has come and gone this season, and we were luckily there to cover it. There was one group mens show featuring offerings from Britten P/L, Zsadar, Kalb & Etiw, Injury, Mils and Nathan Paul Swimwear. Overall, most of the clothes were wearable - which we love - but one can't help but feel the designers kept to safe territory. Britten P/L showed interesting jackets that focused on sharp tailoring, evident in the cropped jackets and jackets with cut-outs on the sides. The simple layering accentuated this and the designers choosing to use basic colours to let the cutting and tailoring speak for itself. The minimalist collection was both sporty and playful. The outerwear was a standout for us. Full...
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1 May

MBFWA 2012 Ksubi Mens

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MBFWA is the biggest event in Australian fashion and the Ksubi collection this season is one of the most anticipated menswear shows at fashion week. Their Spring/Summer  2012/2013 offering was played safe and stayed true to the brand's heritage with a mixture of streetwear, effortless cool and denim (lots of it). This season's collection was inspired by "a culture where kids skate, surf and create mess and noise”, a theme evident not only from the garments, but the installation too with an upside-down skate ramp inspired by the urban streets of NYC. [youtube id="IeSdkAR_a-A" width="600" height="350"] There was a lot of silvers and metallic shades on display and windcheater-esque materials were used liberally to give the clothes a shiny, reflective edge. To balance...
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7 Mar

Burberry Mens Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign

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Burberry has released their Spring Summer 2012 ad campaign featuring British actors Eddie Redmayne and Cara Delevingne. Burberry’s Chief Creative Office, Christopher Bailey said the collection was focused on effortless elegance. "We wanted to capture a moment in the lives of two exciting and inspiring British actors who have been part of the Burberry family for several years. The images reflect the mood of the collection through Eddie's and Cara's energy, playfulness and effortless elegance and I have such huge admiration for them both." Shot in London by Mario Testino, the vibrant campaign is a collection of classic pieces with Burberry’s signature trench coats, parkas and umbrellas. We give a nod to the leather goods and the tortoise shell patterned sunglasses. See below for...
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13 Jan

Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2012 Lookbook

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Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2012 Lookbook A good thing about living in the southern hemisphere is that unlike our northern hemisphere counterparts, when designers' campaigns roll out, we get to immediately incorporate them into our look without having to wait a whole season. Marc Jacobs just released his Spring/Summer 2012 men's lookbook and we'll definitely be taking our cues from this great collection. Shot my Lorenzo Marcucci and modeled by Leopols Nilsson, Marc Jacob's latest offering is a eclectic mix of bright coloured minimalistic staples with innovative accessories. The traditional pieces are your usual cotton suits and tailored shirts, but they are sprinkled with subtle touches like the gold buttons on the blazers. For the trousers, Jacobs chose to use draw strings, loosening...
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12 Jan

Tom Ford Spring Summer 2012 Lookbook

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Tom Ford recently released his 2012 Spring Summer lookbook - and what can we expect? His signature tailored silhouettes, muted suits, with a dash of colour and, of course, shiny fabrics. The lookbook, shot by Tom Ford himself, also showcases delicate prints on shirts, pocket squares and ties as well as bright boat shoes. In particular, the alligator print shoes and the in-your-face polka dot ties get our seal of approval. Examining the Spring Summer lookbook, one can't help but reminisce Ford's first foray into film A Single Man - Tom Ford's latest collection oozes decadence, luxurious fabrics and of course, sex appeal. And of course, what Ford collection would be complete without nudity?  ...
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9 Jan

Buberrry Prorsum Spring Summer 2012 Men’s Shoes

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As we've covered here before, Burberry Prorsum's Spring Summer 2012 collection was spot on. It was a menswear collection that married the warm colours of spring with summer sensibilities in terms of fabric and style. But it was the shoes that got our attention. The intricate details with the weaved leather colliding with bold prints give each shoe a unique and varied texture. The woven straw is impeccably handcrafted and adds a touch of tribal-influence. Particularly interesting is the cork at the base of each shoe. The shoes are all soft calf skin and they pair well with shorts or jeans - either way, the shoes will be the centre of attention and we don't mind a bit.  ...
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14 Dec

The Summer Shoe: Raparo Suede Loafers

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Raparo has an impeccable reputation for creating quality men's shoes, all handcrafted to the finest detail. From the sole to the shoe shape to the laces, Raparo has every bit covered. This pair of tasselled perforated suede loafers from Raparo exemplifies this as well as the Italian heritage of the brand - great craftsmanship, elegant and timeless. The bright colour is perfect for Summer and the versatile design make it wearable with shorts, long pants and jeans. The tassels add an air of sophistication that will make any man stand out.     Available at LuisaViaRoma here....
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29 Sep

Lanvin Men’s Accessories Spring Summer 2012

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The new men's accessories offering from Lanvin will tickle the fancy of those who are into tribal and Aztec prints. The bag appear  lightweight and practical enough, but - Lavin being Lanvin - it will no doubt cost a fortune. That said, we like the bag. It seems spacious enough for putting gymwear and the print grabs our attention. We're dissappointed in the ties and accessories this season though. The ties look gimicky, and the beads looks like it came out of a  surfer's wardrobe. We might change our mind when we see it in person....
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27 Sep

How To: Short Shorts for Men

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What we've seen on the menswear runways this season is that the men's shorts are getting shorter and shorter. We personally think that nothing says spring and summer louder and better than short shorts, but we know there are guys who hesitate with any shorts that cut above the kneecap. So we've put together this short concise guide on short shorts for men. We think that more men should be confident in showing their legs, so hopefully this post will encourage experimentation. Watch out for tailoring One very important aspect for men to watch out when wearing shorts shorts is the fit and how they work with the shape of your legs. Short shorts should never be tapered to your legs. Rather, they...
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24 Sep

HommeStyler Picks from Calibre Spring/Summer 2011

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We must have been writing too many fashion posts on our Facebook because all our sponsored ads have become fashion-related. One such ad that caught our attention was from local Australian menswear label Calibre . We've always been a Calibre fan, their designs are polished, modern and strike a fine line between being work-friendly and stylish. Calibre recently released their September collection which will hit retail stores soon. This season was all about "Red. Hot. Rio.", and the looks convey this perfectly: flamingo on white linen, driving shoes with lightweight suits with cheeky pocket squares all make for a successful collection. Here are our top picks. Also check out Calibre's two-part campaign video: [youtube id="uEXMBGXDTWA" width="600" height="350"] [youtube id="z_QjT2h4RCQ" width="600" height="350"] Images via...
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24 Sep

2 Minute Cheat Sheet: London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear

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Not everyone has the time to sift through images of a fashion week to pick out the key trends, so here is HommeStyler's 2 minute menswear cheat sheet for London Fashion Week SS 2012, catered to the busy reader. We've collected the key looks from the men's collections with a short description.

Burberry Prorsum - colourful parkas, heritage prints and delicate shoes

Lou Dalton - light-weight materials, structured outerwear, showing legs with boots

James Long - slick back hair, aviators, reptile-print accessories and loose knitwear

Hardy Amies - grey suits paired with short shorts, relaxed luxury and bronzed footwear

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23 Sep

LFW SS 2012 Menswear: KTZ

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The KTZ SS 2012 collection lives up to its name as a youthful and energetic brand. Tribal inspirations, bold colours on a black palette come together to create a grungy fusion of African beats and high-energy. The loose trouser and jackets drape across the body, accented with silver buckles on polished leather. We predict the accessories will be toned down for retail stores, but we're pretty sure you won't see the leather fanny pack (below) in store. We really like scarf and the buckles on the shorts, simple with a dash of self-assurance. Kanye West could pull off the jacket, but we're not sure about the hat.   Or this headscarf. (But damn, check out the intricate detail on it!)     View the KTZ SS 2012...
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