My love of hats were shared by countless men this past winter who wore an array of styles on the streets all around the world.
Therefore before saying au revoir to the season that calls for us to protect our heads in own stylish ways, I wanted to acknowledge some of the hat wearers that made milliners and mad hatters, like myself, happy spectators.
We have beanie, bobbie, trilby and floppy. Say them out loud and they sound like the names belonging to members of a music boy band. We have the baseball cap guy playing base minus the ball, and the newsboy making sure you get the hear all all all about it.
I see guys in blue and suits of white,
Colorful shirts and bright kicks that excite
Then I think to myself, what a good-looking world.
Style Clinic takes on another fashion dilemma for a man in need of some help buying his first tuxedo for his very own black tie wedding in the late summer. Mr.Porter‘s in-house experts gives three options to this sartorial patient which might be more than what the doctor ordered, but better to have choices than none at all when it’s your wedding.
The printed blazer and jacket trend women have been wearing just isn’t going anywhere, and the trend is being shared by the gentlemen walking besides us. It’s the modern way to update the spring wardrobe of those men who are comfortable enough with their own sense of style to know that printed outerwear isn’t just for the ladies. Continue reading “Monday Men Style: Printed on the back” »
For years, men have been giving women grief for our obsession with handbags, purses and clutches we collect. Why do we need so many? What are we always carrying them? How come our handbags are so heavy? All those questions asked of us for decades, now lookie here, the men are carrying some extra baggage and they don’t have wheels. Continue reading “Monday Men Style: Man Purse” »
Since Charlie’s Angels have retired, poor Charlie has M.I.A, but I think he’s resurfaced in a place I’d least expect him to; helping those men in fashion need at the Style Clinic on Mr.Porter.com. Actually the voices belongs to Michael Griffiths, a voice actor who makes this new web series filmed by Ikenna Mokwe sound so smooth and sexy you just want to partake in some of the drinking sessions you see on Mad Men while watching. Continue reading “Monday Men Style: Style Clinic In Session” »
Last week, a friend shared a video link to Michael Bastian’s Fall 2013 show accompanied with the comment, “This is what I watch when I SHOULD be writing..ENJOY (:” I began to watch the video on my phone, but after the first five guys
stroked me walked out onto the runway I stopped watching. I waited until I made it home that night, got comfortable and watch the entire show without distractions.
Denim! It’s the woven fabric that can be worn all year long. We wear it when we need to dress down an outfit just a bit. We wear it when we’re too lazy to wear anything else or just because it’s welcomed in more places than a MasterCard. For the never-ending love of denim I have, my post this week is dedicated to the men who wear the fabric ohh so well in it’s different colors, washes and styles; making the male denim-clad species easily accepted worldwide. Continue reading “Monday Men Style: Canadian Tuxedo” »
There are certain days I’m afraid to stand next to some men in New York City. Not because I fear that they might hurt me physically, but will hurt my street-style reputation. Who told them it was ok to step up their sense of style so much that I have to give them my Trini cut-eye when in passing? Some women I don’t worry about, since I’ve never went with the grain, (trendy babies) and I’ve always been the odd one in and ahead of the trends, but the fashionable fellas…. can’t live without them and the goodies in their closets.
Men wouldn’t dare call their some of their garments couture, but there are more men walking around with couture garments than women.
Definition of Haute Couture: Designers that create exclusive, expensive and trend-setting fashions for women. That’s straight from merriam-webster dictionary, but I think it needs to be updated to include the men that share the same love affair with fashion most women have.
Some men actually act more like pre-madonna’s over beauty care and fashion than women, but if the suit fits, it’s most likely couture, or custom made, or to make it sound good-looking I’ll call it bespoken. It is an English word that means a clothing item made to a buyer’s specification (personalised or tailored).
So while a woman may have a couture dress to call her own, her male counterpart may stand next to her with a bespoken suit on, completing a made-to-order couple of fashion.