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)

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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?

 

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.

Bye bye boring formal wear!

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Ever wonder what to wear for presentations / job interviews / work or formal day event? It’s always the black slacks and white shirt match. I know I have gotten bored of that match. I believe adding colours to our everyday clothes will catch people’s attention and definitely make you stand out.

One of my suggestions would be adding colours to your daily outfit. Red chinos with a darker shirt colour and a loafers to show your true personality and get notice for it. It’s semi-formal / formal without looking boring, that’s for sure. I guess you have to know whether is wearing this acceptable to the event you are attending. I know I have been mentioning about chinos in most of my post, but only because I think the variety of colours in your closet would let you dress up more vibrantly everyday.

A short do’s for formal attire:
✔ Have 3 colours or less in your whole outfit to avoid looking distracting
✔ Fitting is the key to every well-dressed outfit
✔ Cologne is a must to avoid inappropriate body odour.

What do you think of this outfit? I’m trying weekly to update at least one outfit of the day post.

Shirt : G2000
Chinos: Topman
Loafers: Zara