Armani Exchange Mixed Media Backpack

Firstly I would like to apologize for the lack of post. As to why I was gone for a month, basically, I went a for a few trips with my friends and family. The few places I went was simply breathtaking, places include Hong Kong, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. I do hope to be able to share these wonderful experiences with you guys. However, do give me some time to pick up on my blogging.

Stuff I got in the United States.

Honestly, a good vacation definitely consists of shopping. Everyone’s with me with this? Well, for myself, I have this habit of visiting the local brand of that country to get the best deals and comparatively cheaper price items of that specific brand. So it was no surprise I went straight to Armani Exchange during my trip in the states. Armani Exchange is super expensive in Malaysia, so honestly, I won’t spend the money in my own country.

I came across this lovely bag. Armani Exchange Mixed Media

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It was priced at USD198 less 40%. With that discount, you know I had to get it. Not had to, but I wanted to.

This is what the website describe it’s bag:
Crafted from a mix of leather, cotton and nylon, our multi pocket backpack is a a take everywhere kind of bag.
mixed fabricated
snap closure on front pocket
multiple pocket design
h: 19.0″ l: 14.0″
50% cotton, 50% nylon, 100% leather trim
imported
Well, for me, I am a fan of Armani Exchange and the design of the bag was what I wanted, so I got it. It came in 2 color. Blue and green, I got the blue one because it looked more elegant and more Armani-Exchange-style, if you get what I mean. The picture below shows the bag and it’s alternate color.

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Let me know what you think about it. Yay or nay? Will post more stuff I bought from my holiday, believe me, there’s alot of them!

Marc Jacobs Menswear Spring 2014

Menswear Spring 2014 fashion shows are happening all around the world, 4 cities to be exact. New York, Milan, Paris and London. Even though I still don’t get why it’s only Summer 2013 but designers already came out with Spring 2014 collection. No matter what, I will try to cover as many brands as possible, but most likely covering brands that I came across that I like, so you guys can have a look at some wonderful design.

Marc Jacobs stood out among some of the menswear fashion while I was scrolling through my iPad. Marc Jacobs has unveiled a lookbook for his Spring/Summer 2014 collection, exploring American heritage with a fashionable twist. A slick and glitzy feeling can be felt from the range of blazers, printed shirts and lightweight sweaters, which adopt a decidedly pastel colour palette. Meticulously cropped trousers show the perfect amount of ankle for summer, matching well with bowling-inspired casual tops.

Photos from Style. Full gallery in the link.

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I like the slick look with it’s pastel colour matching suit and pants.

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The cardigan and sweater looks weirdly good on the models, but I am not sure whether can I pull it off.

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The folding is a little bit high from what I would wear, but it’s still a nice suit.

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Love this suit, it is absolutely gorgeous!

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The red/maroon in this suit is lovely!

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I would say Marc Jacobs did an amazing job designing the suits with it’s pastel colour palette fitted the spring theme as well as the navy blue and maroon. It don’t look too hot to wear in spring either as like in my country, where it is hot all year long, it could be wore here as well. However some of the cutting of the clothes may be a little but hard to wear in our daily life as we don’t look so fit and good looking as the models, but we all hope to look like them when wearing it right?

Tell me what you think!

Versace Spring/Summer & Fall 2013

It’s fashion news Monday (or Tuesday) depends on which time zone you are in. I wanted to make a variety of post and every week, there would be a post on fashion news. Guess that might be able to kick away your Monday blues slightly a little by looking at wonderful style and maybe would make you to strive harder in the week to achieve in owning styles like this. Anyhow for me, I love having a good look at some runway fashion even though I couldn’t afford them, but maybe it’s a reminder of what I want to strive for in life.

One of my favourite brands is Versace! I don’t merely like it because of it’s distinctive Italian name or the fact it cause so much to get a shoes of that brand, but I think Versace creates very unique style that stands out among different brands. It’s noticeable and memorable, but not always wearable in public and everyday life, but it’s definitely a brand I always look into it.

Versace Spring/Summer 2013 collection was based on the concept of “Pugilist.” That’s the strong man whom Donatella Versace saw as the pillar of her latest men’s collection. In the year of The Hunger Games, a gladiatorial fight for survival is a timely reference and, beforehand, Donatella was laudably vocal about the need for the youth of today to be gladiators on behalf of their rights. Therefore the style was more of a gladiator inspired style.

Photos from Style.

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But let’s be honest, who wears the above for our daily life? It’s not exactly what we would be wearing maybe to the exception of heading to the beach. However the suits below are something I picture myself or anyone for the matter wearing to work etc.

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I absolutely love the suit above because of it’s unique quality and would totally love to get one of them. The full fashion show can be view here. (link)

The fashion industry is always in a fast forward mode, before Summer is here, they are out with the Fall 2013 collection. I guess that’s how the fashion industry works. Since I didn’t find much clothes to talk about, so I shall just include the Fall 2013 collection. I absolutely love them! With all the suits and it’s just amazing!

“Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain.” With that quote as the design inspiration,  she showed jackets with sleeves pushed up, or baggy leather pants snapped at the ankle, or a motocross outfit outlined in gold zippers. Donatella was challenging the borders of taste. I must say it is absolutely gorgeous! Have a look for yourself!

Photo from Style.

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The cow like design? I’m not sure what was the inspiration, but I adore the uniqueness!

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Not what you would wear in the Fall even with those body, but the stripes looked nice. 

 

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Suits with sleeves pushing up is actually attractive!

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The shirt inside goes so well with the suit. 

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Love this casual manly jacket and baggy pants the model has on.

Full fashion show can be viewed here. (link)

I hope looking at these design by Versace get you inspired for the week on what to wear, what to get or maybe what to work for in life to get this! I know I have, since blogging this was the highlight of my day! What do you guys think about Versace? Do you guys like me having a day of the week just talking about fashion news?

Have a great day!

Ermengildo Zegna 2013 Spring Collection

 

 

In conjunction with the most recent Ermenegildo Zegna 50th Anniversary Wool Awards, I would like to talk about Ermenegildo Zegna collections. Ermenegildo Zegna is one of my favourite brands (part of it maybe it’s because the name is so authentic), even though I do not own any items from there, but I like going through news and blogs about their latest collection. I find Ermenegildo Zegna collections are sophisticated and elegant. It makes the model or person wears it feels like a class above with the fine details on the clothing.

Ermenegildo Zegna spring collection 2013 brings elegant to the runway with silk as one of the main materials on the clothings. “The cashmere of Summer” Anna Zegna, granddaughter of the original Ermenegildo, called it. Silk showed up in every look: mixed into perforated knits, shining in shantung suiting, wafting in shirts printed with tropical banana or mango leaves.

Below are some of the interesting looks that caught my eyes while scrolling through Ermenegildo Zegna spring collection 2013.

Photos are from Style.

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The detail of the shirt and pants shows a sophistication. I especially love the bag the model is carrying. For me, bags like these are a must have to the modern day male.

 

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I love this double-breasted suit. This formal suit looks stylist and formal at the same time.

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Ermenegildo Zegna added color suits and pants to their collection and made it looked formal and stylish altogether had me fascinated with their spring collection 2013. What do you think of Ermenegildo Zegna spring collection 2013? I can’t wait for that day I earn enough money to afford myself an Ermenegildo Zegna suit!

Footwear to get for Spring!

 

 

N.HOOLYWOOD and Generic Surplus came together to create a range of collaborative seasonal footwear. Even though I’m not a fan of these brands, partly I never heard of it, but I came across their collection through some news and I was in love with the collection. Their new collection of Spring/Summer 2013 footwear is just amazing!

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I am a fan of footwear and I don’t think I have enough, or for that matter, I don’t think I’ll ever have enough. These shoes above just screams “get me!”. I love shoes with this simple design, nothing extraordinary, just a simple shoe for everyday life. I especially love the mixture of colours as well.

“Featuring thick cushioned insoles and waxed cotton laces, the footwear comes in either two-tone cow suede renditions of navy/black, charcoal/red, and yellow/grey alongside tonal linen editions in colorways of khaki and charcoal. Each pair comes complete with white rubber foxing, dual-branded insoles and subtle N.HOOLYWOOD branding along the tongue.” Quoted from hypebeast.com

However, as I was reading through the article, it is only selling now in Japan, retailing for ¥23,100 JPY (approximately $232 USD) each. Woah! That is definitely out of budget, for me I suppose. I understand designer shoes are expensive and I would definitely pay that price to get one if I had the money, so if you are spending on a budget for Spring, why not try an alternative.

Personally I love the brand Vans! It has the similiar design and it’s comfortable to wear and durable as well. Price range about $45-60, therefore I think it’s affordable for mostly everyone. So if you are in love with the shoes above but spending on a budget, why not try my alternative. What do you guys think?

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Salvatore Ferragamo Men Spring/Summer 2013

Spring is here and when you think of spring, flowers and greenery starts to grow. Salvatore Ferragamo latest spring/summer men collection 2013 caught my eyes out of the hundreds of fashion shows. Have a look at it below if you have not though.

The latest collection of Salvatore Ferragamo plays with colours  Not just any colours  but bright colours that’s striking. I don’t think most men dare to wear clothing with such striking colour, but I actually love them! From the past year, coloured pants like chinos are making its comeback and it’s getting more and more striking. Even though some brands slowly dull up their line of clothing, I absolutely love Salvatore Ferragamo striking colour clothing line.

These are some of my favourites!

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I would love to get my hands on this fashion line if I had the money though. I think this fashion would not last very long. Besides, striking colour clothes are hard to match, as certain colours only goes with certain colours, therefore getting a pair definitely won’t be enough, but I really wish I could get my hands on it! What do you guys think? As a guy, would you wear these fashion on a daily basis? As a girl, would you like to see guys wearing these fashion?