Thursday, 29 November 2007
Wednesday, 28 November 2007
Current retro men’s styles include men’s logo T-shirts, patterned men’s button-down shirts and motorcycle-style men’s jackets. Who knew that the men’s styles that you loved in the past would once again become fashionable? A great collection of the latest fashion clothing for men can be found at various websites with simple search.
Man Fashion is not just about what you wear however, but how you wear it as well. You could take the exact same male clothing and put it on two different men and it could look completely different. No matter what type of men’s fashion clothing it is, the fashions will look better on a man that is in shape than a man that it is out of shape.
Taking care of your body is simply a matter of making a few minor changes to your lifestyle such as diet and exercise. Working out a few hours at the gym every week won’t kill you and you will definitely see a difference in your body. You’ll feel better about your body, be more confident and, therefore, look better in whatever men’s fashions you choose to wear.
When developing your own personal men’s style the most important thing to remember is to stay true to yourself. Just because a men’s fashion trend looked great on your favorite actor doesn’t necessarily mean it’s for you. If you’re uncomfortable in it, chances are it isn’t the style for you.
So be your own style from today onward.
1. Bottega Veneta - is the leader in luxury fashion best known for its signature leather goods, including handbags, luggage and leather wallets.
2. Dolce & Gabbana - A luxury brand of unapproachable desirability distinguished for its high sartorial content and original styling of the apparel.
3. Dsquared - Make popular by rough-and-ready casual wear of their own style.
4. Etro - The mEtro ruler of thought combines action and contemplation, work and leisure.
5. Fendi - With the theme of less is more for Spring 2008, Milan
6. Gucci - The brand speak for itself
7. Jil Sander - the style with understated and sleek designs, luxurious fabrics and her perfume line
8. Paul Simth - His moto: "I give classics just a little kick"
9. Prada - Don't require any introduction
10. Raf Simons - His recent message for Spring 2008 "Forget MySpace, and find your space in the material world"
11. Veronique Branquinho - A native of Belgium with her own style.
12. Stephan Schneider - style with an edgy and urbane
Sunday, 25 November 2007
A design of watch can range from very fun/fashionable to classic and prestige. As time go by, there are getting more and more models, designs for different occasion, activities and even different purposes to suit different taste of people. Choosing a watch that suits might be a difficult and headache task for some if not everyone here. I have shortlisted here 205 world famous brands, design range from fun, fashionable, classic, sport, prestige and many more for your choice. Feel free to drop me a note if you find this information useful. If I have missed out any of the brands that you think I should include. Please drop me a note.
Watch Resources: 205 World Famous Brands
2. Alpina - Geneve
3. Angular Momentum
4. Anonimo Firenze
5. Antoine Preziuso
8. Armand Nicolet
9. Armin Strom
10. Arnold and Son
11. Alain Siberstein
13. Audemars Piguet
14. Auguste Reymond
18. Pierre Balmain
19. Baume & Mercier
20. Bedat & Co
21. Bell & Ross
22. Berney - Blondeau
28. Jacques Boegli
30. Bovet 1822
38. Carl F. Bucherer
45. Chronographe Suisse
47. Christophe Claret
51. Cuervo y Sobrinos
54. Daniel Jean Richard
55. Daniel Mink
56. Daniel Roth
57. De Bethune
58. de Grisogono
63. Dodane 1857
65. Dubey & Schaldenbrand
66. Dubois & Fils
70. Emile Pequignet
73. 121 Time
77. F.P. Journe
78. Franck Muller
79. Franc Vila
80. Frederique Constant
81. Gerald Charles
83. Gerald Genta
87. Golay Spierer
91. Greubel Forsey
94. Guy Ellia
97. Swiss Military
98. Harry Winston
101. HD3 Complication
109. Jacob Jesen
110. Jacques Etoile
114. Jean d'Eve
115. Jean Dunand
116. Jean-Mairet & Gillman
117. Jean Marcel
118. Jean Perret
121. Kees Engelbarts
122. Christiaan van der Klaauw
124. Lang & Heyne
129. Louis Chevrolet
131. Louis Moinet
133. Marcello C.
135. Maurice Lacroix
137. Michel Herbelin
138. Michel Jordi
148. North Eagies
149. Olivier Roux
153. Parmigiani Fluerier
154. Patek Philippe
155. Paul Picot
159. Pierre DeRoche
160. Pierre Kunz
161. Pilo & Co
163. Porsche Design
165. Rainer Brand
166. Raymond Weil
167. Revue Thommen
169. Richard Mille
171. Roger Dubuis
173. Romain Jerome
180. Side Watch
186. Svend Andersen
188. Swatch group
189. Swiss Defender
190. TAG Heuer
196. Ulysse Nardin
197. Universal Geneve
199. Vacheron Constantin
200. Van Cleef and Arpels
201. Louis Vuitton
Friday, 23 November 2007
1. Adam Kimmel - Style with masculine, simple, luxurious and elegant
2. Duckie Brown - Design philosophy that 'menswear can be exciting, colorful and handsome
3. John Varvatos - Style with comfortable, casual, modern and elegant with modern ease balancing cut
4. Michael Bastian - Style with classic American design
5. Obedient Sons - Made popular with the style of slim silver of manhood
6. Patrik Ervell - Style in a sense of the future with classicism in mind
7. Ralph Lauren - The name speak for itself.
8. Tim Hamilton - Style with sensible, very American line combined with his theme colors and fabrics
9. Trovata - Style in finer fabrics, redefining the silhouette.
10. Tom Ford - The man brought a hard-edged style synonymous with 21st-century glamor to his clothes, and Hollywood sat up and took note.
11. Anna Sui - Her devotion to rock and roll makes her clothes perfect for a rock and roll superstar, and her runway soundtrack is one of the most anticipated each season.
12. Giorgio Armani - collection all about bringing out one's personal style; a vision of a modern cosmopolitan fashion lifestyle
Wednesday, 21 November 2007
Man Fashion Style consists of everything starting from sporty look to formal-executive look. Men have two options to choose from. They can run after fashion or make fashion run after them. In the case of formal outfits you hardly have any choice. But you are always at liberty to make minor variations in your formal outfit. As in case of suits, stripes are back. Neck-ties in dots and stripes go well with formal out-fits. There are a range of ties with weird prints of skulls and human faces. They are never advisable for an official meeting or interviews.
The style of casual look changes everyday. It is not very easy to be in the right mode of style in your casuals. But the messed-up look is in. So whatever you wear, try to look carefully careless. That is the latest trend. It is high time to take those torn jeans out of your closet. Spray your hair and shuffle it. Wrist bands are the evergreen choice for the party animals. You can coal your eyes if you wish to. The unshaven look will complete the look (again it is optional). The most unusual choice this season for men is skirt. Many people are expected to be irked by the fact. But believe it or not, this is the age of being unusual. Even a few years ago people used to look at men wearing skirts quite awkwardly, but things have changed in a big way. Skirts of different length are ruling the ramps worldwide. So what are you waiting for? Be a little innovative and go for the size that suits you the best.
Sunday, 18 November 2007
Some people think that men are ignorant of fashion, especially a lot of women. That may be true of some men but as for myself I try to stay on top of the market. For one thing it is part of what I do as an internet marketer of diverse products. I need to know what is hot and what’s not so I don’t waste time and money promoting things that are not in demand.
With that said, if you are a lady who has a man that is not so into fashion and keeping up with what is in style you may have to take up the slack. One way to do this is to bring home a fine quality designer tie for him that will bring that old suit back to life. If you couple a new tie with a new white dress shirt it can add spice to nearly any suit.
All men will have the need for a suit and tie at some point. I know I wear only shorts and flip flops 95% of the time but when I go to seminars or speaking engagements I am expected to dress appropriately which includes wearing a nice suit and I am picky about the ties as well. I will not wear any tie, since I don’t wear them often I like to really make a statement when I do.
It doesn’t matter if your husband or boyfriend is conservative or more on the wild side ladies, there is a diverse selection of designer ties available in every imaginable color and pattern so you are sure to find something that will suit his taste. If your man is a little more on the unstructured side like me you may want to consider a tie that is a little more on the wild side as opposed to conservative. For example, I would not be caught dead in a striped tie!
If your man does wear a suit and tie everyday like I used to do he will appreciate the gift of a new tie to add new life to something he has been wearing on a daily basis. Try to get him to be a little experimental in tie selection as well as shirt colors. I knew a lot of men who only wore white shirts with gray suits and drab striped ties, how boring is that? People used to get a kick out of me because they never knew what color or what kind of wild print I would have on my ties.
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Thursday, 15 November 2007
12 Good clothes can help to make you feel confident and improve your performance. I had a call from a friend who had bought the rugby team that he supported as a child. They were doing badly. He asked me to dress them, and I agreed. That friend was Russell Crowe and now his Australian rugby league team, the Rabbitohs, are winning again.
13 A reputation can be like handcuffs. I’m supposed to be a minimalist, so people complain if I do anything else. It’s best to keep them guessing.
14 You know more than you think, and you can do more than you know. When my business partner died in 1985, some people thought that I’d close the firm. Instead I learnt how to do his job. Never underestimate your inner strength.
15 Hollywood black-tie is the ubiquitous uniform for any evening occasion: black suit, white shirt and black tie. It’s a cliché but it’s true: every man looks good in black-tie.
16 Choose fabrics that are neutral in colour and not too ostentatiously patterned – that way they will have a longer lifespan (from a fashion perspective).
17 Today it’s increasingly the accessories that make the man, so invest in good shoes, belts, bags, ties and the like, and you’ll be able to reinvent your outfits over and over again. Be aware of what colours you wear and buy accordingly, but always remember that you can wear either black or brown with grey. Your watch is one of the most important things you will buy; it says a lot about you as a man. I wear my own Borgo 21 watch, which I treasure.
18 A well-chosen fragrance can become a distinguishing characteristic. It is the first thing that people sense when you enter a room and the last thing as you leave.
19 You should have the courage of your convictions. When I first experimented with deconstructing tailoring, it went against the prevailing ideas and methods. But I simply wanted to make clothes that allowed you to look smart and be comfortable at the same time. In the end, my ideas caught on. Now men demand comfort from their tailored clothes.
20 I am happy to see that today there is a desire among men to be more elegant again. Grunge was not a good moment for me. Elegance is the key, I believe, to achieving a timeless look – something that does not date, and does not date you. I attribute my success to remaining true to this philosophy. To me, style is more important than transient trends.
21 No matter how hard I try, I will never persuade Sam Jackson to appear without a hat!
Tuesday, 13 November 2007
Acne can be a painful and embarrassing condition for a person to be afflicted with. Often, a person who has acne cannot control its occurrence. But, by following a few acne skin care practices, acne can be controlled and even gotten rid of.
Acne is an inflammatory skin disease that affects millions of individuals. The most universal type of acne is known as “common acne”. Acne is caused when too many oils are secreted from the glands and those oils mix with dead skin cells, blocking the hair follicles. More oil secretions increase underneath the already blocked follicles (or pores), and skin bacteria begin to grow rapidly. This leads to red and irritated skin that most often appears as bumps on the skin’s surface. Any skin surface of the body is susceptible to acne, but it most commonly (and heavily) appears on the face, chest, back, and upper arm region.
Acne commonly begins to occur during puberty due to an irregular response by the body to regular levels of testosterone, a male hormone. Often, acne begins to subside or disappear altogether by the mid 20’s. However, some individuals do suffer with it throughout adulthood. And some adults do not even see the onset of acne until well into the adult years. This is known as adult onset acne.
Acne can leave scarring on the skin, as well as have a scarring effect on a person’s self-esteem, and even lead to depression. Because society can be so unforgiving about appearances, there are various medically prescribed treatments available, as well as acne skin care regimens that can be utilized in order to minimize the symptoms of acne.
Different things cause acne for different sufferers. A few of the recognized causes of acne include heredity, hormonal activity (puberty, menstruation, pregnancy), stress, certain medications, and skin irritation. All of these things have the potential to cause acne, as well as exacerbate it. There are a few myths regarding acne. For instance we’ve all heard of a mom telling her child not to eat too many greasy foods like French fries, or eat too many sweets, because it will give him or her pimples. That is simply an old wives’ tale. Diet does not cause acne, and does not affect it. Also, poor hygiene has no bearing on the occurrence of acne. Acne is not caused by dirt, and having poor hygiene habits will not aggravate the condition.
There are many treatments for acne available, both through prescription, and over the counter. There are antibiotics in the form of pills, as well as topical creams that are designed to treat the condition. Exfoliation can be used as a treatment to remove and prevent the build up of dead skin cells. And light therapy is being used more and more to treat acne. It is important to consult a dermatologist in order to determine the best course of treatment and learn the best regimen of acne skin care to carry out.
Dealing with the occurrence of acne requires knowing how to properly care for the skin. Acne skin care can help keep the problem from getting worse, and even alleviate it. It is important to gently wash the skin at least twice a day with a gentle skin cleanser. Do not scrub with a rough pad or use a rough soap. This will make the acne problem worse. And always completely rinse the skin after cleansing.
As part of an acne skin care routine, it is important to remember not to touch the afflicted skin areas. Do not try to squeeze acne. An infection could occur, compounding the problem, and scarring could result. Also, avoid the sun when possible. Wear protective clothing to avoid tanning or burning. The skin will age faster, and any fading effect of the acne is temporary and will become visible again when the burn or tan fades.
They come as mighty totes heavy with metal or as tiny clutches embedded with crystal. The shock is not that they now have prime place behind the plate glass. It is in the prices, which French law requires to be on display: €1,100, €1,700, €5,300. (Don't even think about what that means when translated into the flailing dollar.) When did the handbag break the €1,000 barrier? Why is it doubling that now?
It is handbag heaven for luxury-company honchos, who have found a product that, when powerful and creative design is injected, can become a hot property with a huge price tag. Where once the Hermès Kelly stood supreme, other brands have risen and exceeded its price level.
Yet in the luxury world, a self-interrogation is going on behind closed doors. What comes after the handbag?
The answer is high-end jewelry and watches, which are now the focus of all the major brands.
Why these precious pieces, rather than mere clothes? You might imagine, after a seven-year reign of absolute domination, when the handbag you carry defines who you are among the fashion elite, that clothing might stage a comeback. After all, the trajectory of the brands that have made the biggest waves over the last decade was from accessories to clothing (think Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Prada). Those fashion houses like Dior or Yves Saint Laurent, which were built on fashion, moved into accessories to boost the bottom line. But as the current New Look revivals show, fashion recognition is still the DNA of the image.
But no one is giving the big push to designer clothing, except perhaps to the commercial part of the collection not shown on the Paris runways. More accessible clothes have been repackaged as "cruise" or "pre-fall" lines and put on the catwalk in other cities to give the brands "second life" appeal.
Sunday, 4 November 2007
The cardigan has long been a staple item of clothing in the wardrobe of many a woman - but, while cardigans have always been a unisex staple of knitwear, the men's cardigan has recently experienced a fashion resurrection. In fact, the men's cardigan is one of this year's most essential male fashion items.
But this trend of male cardigans is nothing new. Famous male cardigan wearers throughout the twentieth century have included a range of personalities, from the American comedian Bill Crosby and the British comedian and TV presenter Simon Amstell, to the renowned children's writer Roald Dahl and even rock legend Kurt Cobain.
In fact, the Cardigan was first named after James Thomas Brudnell, the 7th Earl of Cardigan, who was a British military commander during the Crimean War; since this time the cardigan has always been worn by both sexes. The male cardigan even made the headlines in the twentieth century, when the outspoken Bulgarian-born broadcaster and dissident, Georgi Markov, was involved in an attempted assassination - a poisonous pellet was saved from entering his skin too deeply because he was wearing a very thick woollen cardigan!
The year of 2007 has brought a revolutionary transformation in the designs of men’s cardigans. These cardigans have changed the entire variety of men’s fashions right from the ramps of Los Angeles to fashion houses and designer boutiques. The men’s cardigan range has got everything for you, whether you are searching for cardigan to go along with your formal dress or whether you are looking for a stripped or cross cheque cardigan to give you a ‘free of tension’ casual appearance. In short it can be said that 2007 is the year to fill your cabinet with cardigans.
This season's collections sees many top fashion retailers in the UK take their influences from the Beatnik era of the 1950s and 1960s, with strains of Parisian chic and jazz-soaked fashion penetrating the Spring/Summer 2007 look. Casual cardigans were a large part of the sophisticated image perpetrated by both well-known French philosophers, like Jean Paul Sartre, and legends of the American beat generation, Jack Kerouac and William Boroughs. If this is the look you're going for this season, then make sure you invest in some stripy cardigans or plain woollen cardigans for maximum effect.
And as the summer fast approaches, cardigans could also form an essential part of your festival fashion wardrobe. In fact, the men's cardigan is one of the most flexible and adaptable items of clothing a man could own. For instance, a cardigan can be worn loose during the day over a t-shirt for a chic but informal look; however, paired with a skinny tie, smart trousers and formal shoes for an effortlessly stylish evening look. So make sure you're not left out of this year's men's cardigan revolution and give yourself the freedom to adapt your look!
Saturday, 3 November 2007
We always said diamonds are a girl’s best friend. However, trend has changed. Man are start to addicted to this prestige accessory too.
At Isetan department store’s Men’s Building in Shinjuku, Tokyo, about 20 jewelry brands vie for men’s favor with their products.
Many of them look attractive to female fashion connoisseurs, too, as the varieties include a wing-shaped pendant studded with diamonds and rings decorated with sapphires or other colorful gemstones.
Isetan buyer Oko Narikawa said men who used to enjoy silver accessories are beginning to go for high-end jewelry adorned with diamonds and other expensive materials.
“They enjoy these products as items inspiring them with beautiful designs. Some men are particularly fond of handmade jewelry, while others like to own something with a story behind it,” Narikawa said.
With the rising popularity of upscale jewelry among men, jewelry brands are enhancing their men’s product lines.
Diamond giant De Beers, for example, has launched a men’s line this autumn. The products include pieces designed by renowned British jewelry designer Stephen Webster, using rough diamonds.
Ponte Vecchio has designed rings to look like the waistband of a pair of jeans with diamonds as the belt buckles.
Shops specializing in men’s jewelry also are on the rise. Upscale U.S. jeweler Harry Winston opened a branch at the Tokyo Midtown commercial complex in Roppongi, Tokyo, in March. The shop offers a special, relaxed shopping environment to male customers, making them feel like as if they are trying on jewelry in a guest room at their friend’s house.
SJX, a men’s jewelry boutique at Omotesando Hills in Harajuku, Tokyo, has an urbane atmosphere with its gold and black interior.
Thanks perhaps to the spreading notion of choi-waru oyaji,” or middle-aged men who are a bit “bad,” or the introduction of “cool biz” summer dress codes, men seem to have become aware of a kind of beauty to which they did not pay attention before.
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