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.
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” »
Tomorrow is the first official day of fashion week for the Fall/Winter 2013 collections and there will be just as much attention paid to the street-style strutters outside the venues throughout the city, as the runway models who will be wearing the latest creations from the designers. The fashion designers presenting in the coming weeks are the reasons we all put the extra effort into looking crazy, sexy and fashionable cool before leaving the house. Continue reading “Fashion Weeks’ Pavements Revisited.” »
The ladies will always find ways to dress up the arms, ears and necks throughout the winter, spring and summer seasons. If it’s not with the use of statement making jewelry, the fabrics are put to work in forms of scarves, over-sized collars and bejeweled turtlenecks during the colder months. On the other side of the fence, men do the same thing with the exception of bejeweled turtlenecks, or maybe I have yet to see that in person. The stand-up collars look sexier on a man, and the weight of over-sized neck-pieces can be held up much better by the strength of a man’s neck, but the turtlenecks will always be that piece of garment that looks good covering the necks of both sexes.
I love me some color, from my printed head-wraps, to kelly green keds worn throughout the year, but sometimes stepping away from the color explosions is a good way to see stories beyond the colorful smoking mirrors. I’m approaching it the same way one would when visiting a perfume emporium. If testing several fragrances, smelling coffee beans in between will help you reset your sniffer. I’m reseting my blinkers with some black & white photos which inspire me.
Not the typical couple, but partners in street-style crimes. We so often see those street-style photos, that focuses on the lonely walker, detailing the pieces of that everyday model being photographed, but when there are two people that just so happen to be walking in sync while wearing looks that compliment each other, those would be fashion twinies! It’s easier to get men unintentionally working together to give us modern day Paul Newman & Robert Redford moments.
Sometimes its the suited couple, sunnies mates, the double blue moments, the soleful pairs… in pairs, and two smiles are better than one.
The streets were filled with red, grey and navy blazers on the backs of men during New York Fashion Week, helping to create the perfect uniform for the gentlemen that attended the shows. Yet these fashion wise guys made the uniform their very own with must-have accessories of watches, necklaces, neckties, and pocket squares.
You fellas are showing us that a piece of fabric around the neck can go a long way on the right man, making the traditional necktie look like the lazy neckwear of the 90s. From my professional observation, as a stylist, I’ve though of a couple of fashionable options a neckerchief can serve the fine gentlemen out there.
Who doesnt want look like their mate, wearing similar head-to-toe outfits walking down the street? Dinner time, the couple that looks alike stays the night! I’m just saying stuff that I would never follow or live by, my gosh imagine my boyfriend rocking a head-wrap during the day, and at night me trying to don a suit with a bow tie. Actually I might out shine him in the suit/bowtie combo since I’ll still have the headtie, red lips and heels! You get where this is going!
I found some street-style photos of good looking men in outfits that were worthy of a sharing-is-caring moment with the ladies, but I looked out for the guys also.
It’s such a Pitti pity that I wasn’t in Florence, Milan or London to see the beautiful men, strutting beautifully on the streets of these beautiful cities while wearing their beautifully made suits, shorts, shirts, hats and everything else that makes these men objects of desire for men and women. All the beauty to be seen from these images, you have to agree with me, it was such a pity right?