MR. PORTER.COM Global Style Campaign – Fall Edition

 

I know it doesn’t snow in Malaysia, but I love fall fashion so much! I believe it’s the time of the year when you can wear a jacket out, but it’s not too cold either. I am completely nuts about fall fashion. Definitely I took this opportunity to post about what I would wear for fall if I experienced it.

Talk a little bit of my own personal style if you haven’t already knew. My personal style varies though. I don’t stick to a specific style but I love to try on new stuff. Some days I like simple sophisticated style, some days I just love to test the limits. I do dress in styles that suit me as well, like my image. My style may not scream loudly for attention but it’s decent and hopefully when I walk in the streets, people do notice the details I wore.

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“The years go by and the time just seems to fly but the memories remain.” My tagline for this outfit of the day (because it’s cool to have one).

Mr Porter Global Style Campaign is a platform for me to showcase my style to the world and I wish to have the honour to be part of it.

Getting the look:
I try to put as close as possible to my look. (Click on the image or on the description below to direct to the place to get the stuff)

Rag & bone Faux Shearling-Lined Denim Jacket

RAG & BONE – FAUX SHEARLING-LINED DENIM JACKET

Saturdays Surf NYC NYC Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt

 

SATURDAYS SURF NYC – NYC PRINTED COTTON-JERSEY T-SHIRT

Levi's Vintage Clothing 1960s 606 Orange Tab Slim-Fit Dry Denim Jeans

LEVI’S VINTAGE CLOTHING – 1960S 606 ORANGE TAB SLIM-FIT DRY DENIM JEANS

New Balance 574 Suede Sneakers

NEW BALANCE – 574 SUEDE SNEAKERS

On the side note, I love the New Balance sneakers! Would totally get one! Tell me what do you think of my style.

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Big shout out to Nicole for shooting my photo above. Her portfolio is here. (link) She is super talented, go give her some love, hopefully we can work again soon!
Mr Porter website. (link)

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Down in New York City

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Please hype it at (link), I am competing in a competition and really wish to win.

Fashion is always my dream and what better way to explore more about it is a trip to New York for it’s fashion week? This look is inspired by New York, with a sweater showing NYC. Fall is coming, therefore sweaters are one way to travel around with, it could also be tied around the neck as an accessory.

Sweater : H&M
T-shirt is from Abercrombie and Fitch, because the flagship store is in NYC.
Jeans : Levi’s
Shoes : Zara

The sweater was one of my recent acquires, link. It was so worth it, it is comfortable and I love the design as well. Even though it is hot outside now, it is nice to wear to the movies or classes. For people whose country is starting fall soon, it can be mix and match to your everyday clothing.

Tank Tops

Recently I was lucky enough to meet some Americans and Canadians by random, let’s just say one of them approach my cousin and I before we head for lunch and we brought them around Kuala Lumpur for a few times now. The point of this is that we went shopping and they said these are called tank tops. However, from where I’m from, we called this singlet. When I look it up at Topman’s website, they called it vest.

No matter it is called tank tops, singlet or vest, they are very lovable during the Summer and every time of the year in Malaysia. Since the UK is having the hottest Summer yet, and Summer is still here for a month or so, I would like to blog about it.

Tank tops are one of my favourites to wear during a hot day or when I’m on vacation. I bet it is a favourite among men during Summer. Only occasions suit wearing tank tops in my opinion are by the beach, on vacation or anywhere outdoors under the hot sun. However, not everyone likes to wear them though, mostly because the great physique you have to be in, especially on the arms.

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I went scouting for some tank tops that interest me and share them here, hopefully it interest you or I could get some opinions out.

Abercrombie and Fitch

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Yes, you have to have arms like that to make tank tops like this look good. These are the more tighter fitting tank tops.

Hollister

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Even though Hollister is brother brands with A&F, but we cannot deny sometimes plain design is interesting as well. I prefer Hollister design more though.

Topman

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Topman has a more looser fit on its tank which I think it fits men with a wider range of body type, like skinnier men.

We cannot really compare much on it’s design wise on tanks because of the simplicity it is. However it all comes down to price of a tank and how much are you willing to pay for one. I suppose for me, I buy my tanks during sales or thrift shop for less than 5USD, because I don’t believe tanks should be expensive nor long lasting. However I do find A&F and Hollister tanks very nice and might get my hands on them.

What type of tanks would you go for? The looser or tighter ones? Let me know before the Summer ends.

#AbercrombieHOT

Outfit of the day is back, haven’t gotten the time to photograph this. Life has been hectic, therefore so sorry for the late post.

This outfit is inspired by the staff and models of my favourite brand Abercrombie and Fitch. Their signature checkered shirt with a ripped jeans and a flip-flops is what most of the Abercrombie stores associate wears. I actually add a beg and a watch to suit our everyday life. This fashion is consider casual because of the flops, but you can change it into a semi-formal wear by wearing shoes.

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Not all the stuff are from Abercrombie & Fitch,
Shirt: Abercrombie & Fitch
Jeans : Levis 511
Flops : Birkenstock
Watch : Calvin Klein
Accessories : Up by Jawbone
Bag : Armani Exchange

What do you guys think of this outfit? Do you like it?

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https://www.lookmazing.com/images/view/10084 You will also to get similar stuff at this page as I have tag it with similar items and its price.

Comments are very much appreciated.

Father’s Day Gift Suggestion – Polos

Father’s day is coming! For those of you who don’t know, father’s day happens on the third week of June every year. It’s simply a day for us kids to show our gratitude to the man who protected us, supported us and most importantly loved us since the day we are born.

If you are scratching your head for the past few weeks, contemplating on what to buy for your dad. Well, here is a suggestion which I think it’s quite a general item for your dad.

Polos.

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Yes, polos aka collar t-shirt are one of the easiest and valuable gifts for your dad. I give you 3 reasons.
(1) It is a simple gift ranging from below 100 dollars up to thousands, therefore it can be in your budget range.
(2) It will shows an image or a standard that you are having to be able to buy a specific brand polo for your father.
(3) Who doesn’t like polos? Every middle age or old man wears polo! It’s matches everything.

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Here is where this blog post really comes to help, ways to choose the right polo for your father, or even yourself for that matter. Why not do some Summer shopping while you are at it? Here are a few factors to consider when getting a polo.

(1) Budget
Number 1, budget! Budget, I can say it’s the critical factor when purchasing one of these. What brand to get? How much are you willing to spend on one polo? That’s the question you should ask yourself before buying a polo.

Let me break it down for you. Why are polos ranging from a few bucks to hundreds of dollars?
Quality is one of the simple factor. A branded polo would be able to have a better quality.
Another factor would be the brand. We live in a society where brands sometimes define you even though we try not to, but that’s reality therefore choosing a brand would define you and your position in life. Giving a branded polo would be able to show your dad what position in life you are at and he’s at.

I will list out a few brands of Polo ranging from price and brand. Please note the prices are just estimation and not all brands are listed, just some of my favourite. I am talking about standard polo here with simple one color. I split it into 3 different categories base on the price range

H&M – around 10USD / RM30
Zara – around 30USD / RM100
Topman – around 50USD / RM150
Quiksilver – around 50USD / RM150
Hollister– 29.50USD

Abercrombie & Fitch – 60USD
Armani Exchange – around 50USD / RM300
Lacoste – around 100USD / RM300
Fred Perry – around 100USD / RM360
Ralph Lauren – around 85-100USD / RM360-600
Tommy Hilfiger – around 85USD / RM360

Burberry – around 200USD / RM600
Hugo Boss / Boss Orange / Boss Green 100-200USD / RM600

and the list goes on, but categories the brand of your polo to see where the budget falls into.

(2) Fitting
Brands that appeal to the younger market like Topman and Zara are mostly slim fit which do not looks well on your father. I will just skip it and talk about more mature brands like Ralph Lauren etc. Brands like that have quite a few cutting for different body shapes to appeal to a wider range of market, therefore choosing the right size and fitting is very important. I will cover the basic ones here.

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Straight Fit
Straight fit is the standard fitting that the length of the shirt is not long, usually for short or men with belly. Most dad I know would fit in straight fit because of the beer belly they have. This would be the most common one, however there isn’t any shape at the waist of the polo.

Slim Fit
Slim fit is longer at the length of the shirt and there would be slightly slimmer at the waist making it nicer for skinny or well-build body. The slim fit showcase the body that you workout so hard for, so if your dad is slim or well-build, get this to showcase his body.

(3) Colour
Colour can be a headache when choosing. We usually just get the simple colours that are easy to match or what we don’t have, for instance black, blue, red… Here I would elaborate on what colour to get for what skin colour. We know some colours flatters your skin colour while others don’t.

All the colours listed below are only guidelines, trying them out would be better, however there a saying “the darker your skin tone, the brighter the color you can get away with.”

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Pale – Black / White / Red / Blue/ Navy Blue / Light Green / Light Yellow

Rosy-pale or light – White / Pink / Orange / Light Blue / Light Green / Light Yellow

Normal or Tan – Bold colours, eg: Red / Yellow / Green / Purple / Brown

Exotic or Medium – Yellow / Orange / Green / Turqoise

Dark or Native – Black / White / Purple / Blue / Green / Purple

Here is a guideline I found on askmen.

I will update another post talking fully on how to match your cloths from shirts to pants and shoes (full body) to your skin colour. It will be the next post, so stay tune!

These are the 3 main factors when getting a polo and I hope I helped you and gave you an idea to get that for your dad this coming father’s day. Lastly I want to wish all dad a Happy Father’s day! You guys are the best. The times you will try to be brave for your families when you are half as scared as we were, the times that you are willing to blow your own social life to spend time with us, the times when you work overtime to provide for us. From the bottom of my heart, Thank You! To my own dad and all the brave heroes out there. My dad is my Superman. Happy Father’s day!

Photos are from Ralph Lauren and Lacoste.

Stuff I Got During the Weekend.

 

I thought it would be a good idea to share stuff I bought. It would be about what I got for how much so you guys can give in feedback, yay or nay? It could also be a good deal in town you guys can look up for.

One small reason for my lack of post last week was I went to Singapore with my family. It’s no secret of my love for Abercrombie & Fitch, so Singapore was the nearest place I could get their items since there isn’t one in Malaysia. I must say it was heaven on Earth there.

With my limited budget and the variety of items there, I manage to grab these 2 items that was shown below. A classic fit shorts and a classic checkered shirt.

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To show a clearer image, I took the photos below from A&F website.

A&F Shirts

Their classic checkered shirt that is mostly worn by the models and staff there is a must-have. To be honest, it was quite expensive but I got it from the clearance rack in A&F and it cost SG $76.90 (Singaporean Dollars)! It was cheap right? Roughly 60USD. Was so happy when I spotted this, though the size is limited. I wear a M, however if you ever want to buy them, the length of the shirt is meant to be shorter though.

A&F Shorts

Next, since it’s Summer, a shorts is in the must have list. From where I’m at, Summer all year, shorts are a must as well! Cost SG $108 (Singaporean Dollar), about 85USD. Not so cheap, but it has a nice material and cutting.

These are what I got in Singapore, hope this segment would be able to share my items I got, share the happiness and get comments for it! Till next time.

Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister Summer Fashion!

 

Summer is here soon! Throw your jackets, jeans or any overcoat away, not literally though, because it’s time for the beach, tan and summer fashion! Yup, my favourite part are still the fashion. Summer is actually a time when everybody looks forward to, but for me, from where I stay, it’s all year summer therefore it can be boring, but I love the fact that I can buy wearable clothes around the world because of Summer fashion. I definitely enjoy shorts, surf shorts because it doesn’t restrict much movements compare to jeans.

Came across Abercrombie and Fitch & Hollister summer fashion and I love it. I love the brands because of it’s fitting and comfort along with some of their design! However it’s a little bit sad because I can’t get it in my country, but I would recommend it for the fitting and comfort.

Photos are from Abercombie and Hollister.

Abercrombie and Fitch:

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Definitely if I have the body, I would be shirtless all the time!

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Absolutely love the pants! Yes it’s gorgeous and not weird at all! Love how it all match as well!

Hollister:

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Shorts and shirts do actually go well together!

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People with long legs (legs longer than torso) could actually go for shorts shorter than knee length as it looks good! One of the style I think I could wear.

Check out their summer fashion on their website! Abercombie and Hollister.