Suspenders

Firstly, sorry I have been MIA, missing in action. I have actually been travelling very much, therefore the lack of post. I will still be travelling coming March, so bare with me for my lack of post, but I will promise to update whenever possible. In the meantime, follow my Instagram for more of my outfit of the day post.

Back into topic:

Suspenders are fabric or leather straps worn over the shoulders to hold up trousers. Straps may be elasticated, either entirely or only at attachment ends and most straps are of woven cloth forming an X or Y shape at the back. So now you know what suspenders are, the question is do you wear them?

I remember when suspenders were big in the past where it would be worn in many formal events with an overcoat over it, however what about the modern society now? I remember people would ask what century are you from when you wore suspenders out a few years back, but are they making a comeback? Big menswear clothing stores are selling suspenders more often including H&M, Zara, Topman and many more are starting to sell them over the years with many different and interesting designs than the normal plain color.

Celebrities are also starting to rock the suspenders look. One of the significant celebs that wear them often is Louis Tomlinson from One Direction. You can see from his performance to his casual wear, suspenders are worn. This definitely affects the way teen starts to dress, including me since he is loved by millions of girls around the world.

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In this time of age, suspenders somehow are not the first choice in dressing for male as some may think it is overdress while others do not fancy the idea of it. However, people with the daring personality to wear it wear them in formal or even casual occasions. I think suspenders are interesting fashion accessories that males should utilize, but keep in mind not everything goes with it. I personally won’t wear it with T-shirts but wear it with long sleeves button down shirts, but that is my opinion. Style is challenging the current fashion and make it your own, people remember you for your style! Where is your stand point on suspenders?

One question though, I am deciding whether to change this blog and talk more about lifestyle. It’s like I will focus on a variety of topics including the current trends and fashion, but I will add categories including vacation, food and others. Is it a good idea? Or should I just stick with this current only focus on fashion and trends blog? Comment would be appreciated.

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Topman “Spray On Jeans” Campaign

 

Skinny jeans has been around over the decades, from rockers such as The Rolling Stones  and Sid Vicious. In this few years, skinny jeans started to come back maybe three years back. However Topman boasts their Spray On Jeans in over thirty styles and rinses. For this year’s fall fashion, Topman has came out with this spray on jeans which to be honest, is pushing the boundaries of men fashion.

I was walking pass Topman this afternoon and saw the campaign for spray on jeans by the store and it actually fascinates me. Skinny jeans are getting skinnier and skinnier every year and right at the moment I saw this, I thought why not blog about it. These spray on jeans looked like tights and for a male, I swear wearing something so tight is not comfortable.

Let me show you what I saw first:

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I will not lie, the models looked great! I don’t believe every guy can wear skinny jeans that are so tight. You have to have a slim legs and need to be tall. This type of fashion most probably can only been seen in the Europe. For myself, I think I can wear them, but I am thinking whether to get them though, because it is really a very tight fit and I must say, tight jeans are not comfortable. Well, I guess I have to try one on to determine. What do you guys think?

A little preview of what is the Topman Spray On Jeans campaign is all about. Give me your comment on what you think. Cheers!

I’d rather be in NYC

LookBook recently had a competition a few months back on to post your outfit that you would wear if you were to be chosen to attend New York Fashion Week. Being the fashion addict that I am, I definitely pull together some outfit and start shooting.

One of them was trying to look formal with hints of casual in it.DSC_0124

I must say I have quite a few number of jackets at home, but because of the weather in Malaysia, I couldn’t wear them on a regular basis. This Zara jacket is one of my favourite which looks bring a sense of youthful formality to it. I got this in the states and I must say it was love at first sight!

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The t-shirt was from a thrift shop in Bangkok. Basically it shows how I love NYC. Never been there before, but hopefully one day I will. Thrift shopping actually is good since you can get nice items very cheap. My t-shirt cost only RM15/$5usd. 

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Who says holding a notebook isn’t cool? Thought it added a sense of formality and passion to the outfit. Starbucks notebook are actually well design and it’s just nice holding it.

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The maroon chinos makes the outfit looked more modern and interesting.DSC_0040DSC_0093

Jacket : Zara
T-shirt : Thrift Shop
Chinos : Topman
Shoes : Zara
Notebook : Starbucks

My look is on LookBook, do hype it if you like it, will mean very much to me. Tell me what do you think. (LINK)

MTV VMA’s 2013 Men Fashion

I know I am fairly late for this post, but better late than never. It was only a week plus after MTV biggest event of the year (from my perspective), beside girls striding the red carpet, guys did too. One thing about MTV VMA, it’s not a formal event, therefore many celebrities wore semi-formal suits or even casual wear.

I am not a fan of casual for events like this, but I find some semi-formal wear are actually very nice and I would totally wear it in my daily life. Have a look at some of my favorites male celebrities red carpet outfit for the night.

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Justin Timberlake is definitely bringing sexy back, from his 20 minutes performance, it brought the house down! I have a whole new respect for him. However fashion wise, I don’t actually like the shirt he had on, which is black and white, it somehow don’t attract me. With the suit, I think he pulled it off handsomely.

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, both of these sexy Mofo’s had an amazing performance and I might say amazing fashion taste. It is casual enough for VMA however much formal for our everyday life. I actually like the challenge they took for this outfit. Love the fur scarf on Macklemore, I presume.

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Adam Lambert fashion taste always has the rocker edge to it, but sophisticated in the same time. I find the shoes interesting though, not something I would wear but it’s interesting.

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Congratulation Austin Monroe on his award. I like what he had on and the fact the shoe matches the suit, but I think it makes him look abit younger. It’s nice though.

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My favorite boy band of all time! Congratulations on getting an award for Best Song Ever! I love them mainly because of the fashion sense they have. I don’t think they ever got it wrong when it comes to fashion. I like how they coordinate they fashion together. Most importantly the style they have can be inspire by us for our daily life.

And the best dress in my opinion goes to:

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Darren Criss! He looked stunning in this maroon suit. Enough said, it’s perfect!

What do you guys think of the MTV VMA? What about the fashion? Let me know.

Longchamp – A Brief Introduction to it’s Men’s Bag.

It took me awhile to find an interesting post to write about for a lazy Sunday night. I came across Longchamp website and found out that there were actually Men’s bag. It was very surprising for me, because whenever I thought of Longchamp, I thought of bags that are like the picture below.

Therefore, being the fashion addict that I am, I went to it’s website and scout out all the bag that I wish to have, but no money to afford. Longchamp’s design is very simple, nothing too complicated, however sometimes simplicity is attractive as well.

Longchamp 3D Men’s Collection

“Combining a modern sensibility with a love of symmetry, Longchamp’s 3D collection subverts traditional barren minimalism with graphic design: “straight-cut leather, lines in relief for a 3D feel and geometric eyelets”. The collection is designed for the young professional, the ‘urban consumer’ who covets style and a ‘controlled, casual look’.” Fashionbeans.

£620, available in black, cognac and earth

£595, available in black, cognac and earth

Something a little pricey from my perspective, but are practical and functional bags.

Safari-Sur-Seine Men’s Collection

This collection however looks more interesting to myself and is something I would use more often.

They called this the hobo bag.

I like the last one, it is very suitable for a casual/semi-formal event at the same time looking fashionable. Get me one? =D

Longchamp do not have much men’s collection, I don’t see much advertisement and stores bringing in Longchamp Men’s Collection, therefore I believe they are fairly new to men’s collection, so we have to see what is installed in the future Longchamp Men’s Collection. At least now I know what to get if I ever will be in Paris. What do you guys think of their collection?

 

Outfit of the Day – Dance All Night to the Best Song Ever

Mind my title. Was feeling the vibe of it, as well as One Direction released a new song.

Dance All Night to the Best Song Ever.

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I finally had the chance to wear the shirt I bought a few days ago. It was perfect for a full day of chilling at the mall and dinner occasion with my friends. I really loved the polka dots on the shirt and the colour is so nice! Not a single regret spending money on this!

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I matched it up with a grey jeans from Levi’s. Levi’s Skinny fit jeans 511 and my Timberland shoes. I did not feel like mixing too many colours into my outfit as I want my shirt to stand out which it did very well. 

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The accessories were the same as my usual, a Calvin Klein watch because I love it so much and Up by Jawbone accessory to track my daily steps which I talked about it from my earlier post.

For the shoes though, I never had much chance and items to go with it, so rather than the regular blue or black dress shoes, I chose something more striking and mature with this outfit.Shoe

Hype my look at LookBook.

Comments on what do you think of my outfit? Cheers.

Short Sleeve Shirts

 

Finally after a long gruesome semester, I finally have the time to do some shopping by myself. I did not intend to get anything at first, but there were sales throughout the store, so I had to check them out. I pass by Springfield and immediately fell in love with the shirt. It was something I intended to get for a long time, but couldn’t find the right cutting or design, therefore I got it instantly.

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I especially love the design and the blue of the shirt and it was the final piece! Therefore it is so much more worth it!

Springfield is an European brand. Even though it’s not my favourite brand, but I would often walk in to check out their new stuff. Springfield was founded in 1988 with the objective of dressing urban and cosmopolitan young men. Today, they are celebrating their 25th anniversary.

I like the young, hip and trendy style they produced but not too wild for the average men to wear. I believe if you are a male from the age of 13-30, the style would fit you well.

Check out more on their website. http://www2.spf.com/

I was not a fan of short sleeve shirts, never been a fan of it till recently though. I used to find it weird, because of some teacher who wore it wrongly in high school, but recently after having to looking at some celebrities rocking it, I became a fan. One of them is Louis Tomlinson from One Direction.

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I love how he look so good in short sleeve shirts, so you can say my inspiration comes from him. Will update on my outfit of the day of my shirt, but have to wash it first. Let me know what you think of short sleeve shirts. Would you wear it or not?