Gucci Fall/Winter 2013

Gucci Fall/Winter 2013 collection caught my eyes out of the many brands I must say. Scrolling through a fashion magazine, I notice the varieties of colors used in Gucci’s fabric and it look absolutely stunning.

Inspiration: A new take on the English gentleman.

Frida Giannini, creative director of Gucci, used traditional fabrics as the starting point for the collection. Gucci took a more relax approach this season but borrowing from the cavalry soldier’s wardrobe.

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I like how the colors go so well and the variety of it being used. Besides the cutting fits the models as well as us average men. I do hope to see more people dressing like this rather than the normal black and white formal wear. I would love to get my hands on these design.

One thing I love is the coats from Gucci, they looked decent and I would love to have them all! =D

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013

I haven’t update on runway shows for sometime, so I thought I like to cover one. Previously I cover Burberry Prorsum Spring 2014 (link), so why not do a flash back to Fall 2013, which is more relevant since it’s going to be Fall soon.

Animal prints were all over the details: pointy leopard shoes, a tiger lapel on a tech-fabric jacket, some zebra. And yes, there was a conventionally pleasing camel duffel coat, but another coat in camel had a black leather revers. – Style

This season, it went back to more classic. I know some fans of Burberry would get it, since it can be easily recognize, but I would prefer a more extreme edge to it, try new designs though. I don’t dislike this collection, but having more edge to it, challenging the fashion would be more interesting to me.

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One thing that caught my eye in particular is the bag the models were carrying. What do you think of it? Would you carry it?

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This bag cost $1595 (USD), which is so expensive for a guy like me. However if price was not involve, I actually do imagine myself carrying a bag like this, however it needs to be well paired with your outfit and events to not look feminine since a round shape bag don’t give a very manly impression.

Tell me what do you think of it? If you like me to cover any specific topics, do comment or e-mail me.

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?

 

Semi Formal Dinner Wear.

WordpressA simple mix and match for you guys out there to have some inspiration on what to wear. I wore this for a birthday celebration recently. Some items are out of fashion, so I tried to find the closest item of the current season. The items are not very expensive, so it’s actually possible for an average person to grab it.

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In a previous post, I talked about shirts with “deco”, birds in particular, but recently different designs are out and it’s absolutely gorgeous! from Topman.

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My standard burgundy chinos by Topman. The color which is close to red.

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A red watch to match the outfit by Swatch.

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Shoes by Vans.

Gothic Menswear Fashion / Givenchy Fall 2013

I recently helped a friend did a small amount research on the brand Givenchy and it’s fashion concept, whereby design an interior of a retail outlet for it. We came up with Gothic fashion for Givenchy. I might as well share my research here for a better understanding of Gothic fashion and how Givenchy express it in it’s menswear.

When it comes to design, merely just designing would not be good enough but a design with a concept is what people are looking for. Designers are often asked what inspiration they have during design to create that fabulous collection, therefore it is essential to have one as designers.

Givenchy is inspired by Gothic fashion in most of it’s collection through out the years.

Gothic fashion is a clothing style marked by conspicuously dark, mysterious, exotic, and complex features. Complex features can mean the ornaments and prints on shirt. Ornaments to my interpretation is spikes and studs.

TPhoto is from fashitects.

How is Gothic fashion translate to menswear? Well, it’s dark, mysterious and complex.

F/W 2009 Collection from Ann Demeulemeester. Based in blacks and whites, it embraced an earth-toned color palette.

A very nice interview with Gothic Remaissance by Madly Juicy. Check it out! http://www.madlyjuicy.com/?p=6563

Personally, I find Givenchy has a unique style, but I don’t find it practical, hence not owning any items from it. A brief introduction to Givenchy Fall 2013 collection, some of my favourites and relating to Gothic fashion.

“Riccardo Tisci wanted to make a much more couture collection for menswear, he was keen to challenge himself by offering something more chic, more…well, couture-ish. And there it was, in experimental new cuts, collarless and lapel-less, and in a new depth of fabrication.” Quote Style.com 

Photos are from Style.

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The printed T looks amazing, but the cutting isn’t what I would often wear.

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A simple example of ornamentation on jackets.

I find that the below two don’t represent much Gothic fashion but I especially like formal wears, simple but elegant.

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I think the idea of Givenchy used in Gothic is the unique printed tees, ornamentation and definately the dark color palette used.What do you guys think of Givenchy Fall 2013, even though Summer has just begun?

As always, this is my point of interpretation and my opinion. I only did that many research therefore would love to hear comments on your thoughts and whether did I misunderstand or explained wrongly. Cheers!

Topman Design Spring 2013

 

 

Topman is one of the most well-known menswear fashion brand in the UK. It has broaden it’s international market by exporting to the United States about a year plus ago. I personally like Topman, with it’s unique Britain style that we always see the UK band One Direction rocking it and definitely it’s rather cheap items.

Topman Design slowly pushes the boundary of menswear throughout the years with more and more interesting designs. I believe it’s style do not cater for everyone, but people who dare to push the limits of fashion.

This time, Topman Design Spring 2013 was influenced by the skate-surf-grunge story at California. It’s style definitely gives us the ghetto style from the hoods but with a decent British feeling to it. I think it’s rather interesting.

I wouldn’t say I would wear the match of clothings above out because to be honest, it isn’t my style, but I definitely don’t mind getting parts of the clothing, because some actually looked nice. Not the shorts, but I love the suits, sweaters and beanies on the models above because it actually looks decent! I guess that’s what style is about, getting different items from different brands to create my own unique style.

What do you guys think of Topman Design? Is the runway clothes too extreme or you would wear it? Photos and Reference are from Style.

 

What to know about men eyebrow grooming?

I came across a topic this week which I find confused. Not sure about you guys out there, but there’s always been this question that, should men groom their eyebrows?

Like every other person, when there’s a question, I often search the internet for info and so here is my conclusion to what I think of this topic as well as what you can do. In this modern day society, looking pleasant has become a role both gender plays. Guys are more focus on fashion, style and appearance much more compared to the olden days, therefore grooming is one of them. I do think grooming your eyebrows is a essential modern men lifestyle where there shouldn’t be a shame of doing it as a men.

Definitely, grooming eyebrows need a knowledge and we don’t want any mistakes that may affect your appearance in any way. Eyebrows can be thread, trim or even shave (though I am sure no one’s gonna shave them). Celebrities groom them all the time, don’t tell me you never look at Zac Efron’s eyebrow and be like “I want them!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I came across is men do not need to do much for their eyebrows. Just regular tweezing would be fine. The question is how do we do that?

Trim away stray hairs around your eyebrow.

Look at the natural curve that god gave you for your eyebrows, my first rule is to never change the arch or shape of it! Men want to groom their eyebrow of stray hairs, not changing the whole arch, because it may turn out feminine. Besides, the best is that you groom your eyebrow without getting notice for grooming it, sounds weird, but it’s the truth. So basically, you trim away stray hairs around your eyebrow that is not from the arch, mostly from the bottom of the eyebrow and the top outside of the eyebrow.

Where the eyebrow should start.

image from hair removal.

Some men may have uni brow which apparently isn’t attractive but a distraction to many. Therefore, I would suggest trim it with a reference of the picture above.

What to use for grooming of eyebrows?

A simple tweezers should be fine which you can get from your local pharmacy. Nothing too pricey with an angle tip should be fine. At first, it will be very painful for grooming, but you will get used to it.

What do you guys think of men eyebrow grooming? Do you think it’s a must for a guy? Or it doesn’t affect much? Would like to know what everyone thinks!