Friday, 29 February 2008

Man Fashion Review:Sunglasses

Finding just the right pair of sunglasses is not easy. There are thousands of brands, styles and colors to choose from online or in your local sunglasses retail store. Moreover, the price ranging from as low as $20 to as high as $300. So how much and what brands are you looking for is very much depend on your affordability and of course your preference. So here are some reviews that in my opinion is value for money. (Click on pictures to find out more)

Heat Hand made, imported, Italian Acetate Material with high quality, scratch resistant American Polarized Lenses for maximum UV and sun glare protection. This sunglass frame can be converted into a pair of prescription sunglasses and includes a durable, designer hard case and microfiber cleaning cloth.

Heat Sunglasses H24 - Black/Gray Lens

Heat Sunglasses H24 - Mocha/Smoke Lens

Size is 54-15-125 and will fit both adults and teens. Available Colors: Black/Gray Lens, Mocha/Smoke Lens. Heat Sunglasses H23 - Black/Gray Lens

Heat Sunglasses H23 - Black/Gray Lens

Size is 55-14-125 and will fit both adults and teens. Available Colors: Black/Gray Lens, Tortoise/Smoke Lens.

Coyote With 5 layers that protect from glare, impact, scratches, and water, the Sidecar's polycarbonate polarized lens are the emblem of quality and durability. Features a 58 mm lens. Their double hard coating makes them highly impact resistant and unbreakable. Not only is the Sidecar's frame fashionable and uniquely shaped, it is made from Grilamid nylon for durability, light weight, and flexibility. Perfect for any and all outdoor activities, these sunglasses are the epitome of quality sport lenses! Coyote Eyewear Sidecar - Black/Rose Flash

Coyote Eyewear Sidecar - Black/Rose Flash 

Available Colors: Tortoise/Gray Flash, Black/Rose Flash.

Coyote Eyewear PZS 52 X-Large - Brown/Copper  

Coyote Eyewear PZS 52 X-Large - Brown/Copper

Available Colors: Gunmetal/Gray, Brown/Copper. 

Rockstar Eyewear Ziplan (Men's) - Brown

Rockstar Eyewear Ziplan (Men's) - Brown  

Basic square wrap frame with a comfortable fit. Metal frame. Available Colors: Gunmetal, Black, Brown, Silver. 

Rockstar Eyewear Ice - White

Rockstar Eyewear Ice - White  

Square aviator style sunglasses with leather temple. Classic look with a modern touch. Metal frame. Available Colors: Pink, Brown, White, Gun.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Men fashion accessories: Essential Guide for Backpack

Do you have your favorite backpack where you bring along whenever you travel? Finding the right backpack is not easy, the price can range from US$30 to US$500 and above for a quality and branded one. So if you don't have one but intend to get one or you are consider to get renew your backpack, you may need to consider several factors before deciding on a particular backpack. Worthiness of a backpack depends on its performance during the particular use you intend it for. Selecting the wrong backpack can cause lot of inconvenience including a sore back and feet.

Before deciding to buy a backpack, you should be able to clearly specify its use. Daypacks, assault packs, and full packs are the major categories in backpacks.

Daypacks are intended for small trips, where the weight will be minimal. Assault packs are used mostly during weekend trips and for activities like mountain climbing. The weight-holding capacity of this type of backpack is greater. Full packs are used for longer trips, and their weight-holding capacities are greater than the other types.

The use of a frame in the backpack distributes weight efficiently. The frame can either be external or internal. The most popular of the frames is the internal frame, as it allows the weight to be carried closer to the body, thus ensuring balance. External frames are ideal for carrying heavy weights. When you buy a backpack with a frame, make sure that it matches with the length of your torso. The torso length ranges between fourteen and twenty-one inches. Most full packs have frames but they may not be found in daypacks and assault packs. The selection of the backpack should also be based on your frame.

If you are intending to buy a daypack or assault pack that is frameless, then it is better to go for one with wide shoulder straps. The straps that are wide at the shoulder and become narrower help to distribute the weight equally. This type of strap is popularly known as a "cobra cut." A waist belt keeps the bag intact and prevents it from beating on your back. Sternum straps found in some daypacks help to keep the shoulder straps intact. This strap is ideal for men, but women may find it uncomfortable.

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Monday, 25 February 2008

Celebrity Fashion: Matthew Fox

I believe most of us know Matthew Fox, if he is new to you, I am sorry, you are probably be out of touch a while. Nevertheless, I have put up some short introduction to you here. Matthew Fox is an American actor and former model. His first major role was playing the older brother and patriarch Salinger on Party of Five in the 1990s, co-starring with both Scott Wolf and Neve Campbell. He gained much greater fame for his current starring role as Jack Shephard on the hit ABC drama series Lost.

So here are some of the Matthew Fox's fashion for you to consider.

Matthew's beach wear with Capri pant and with white casual dress shirt

Matthew's casual dress with blue jeans

Matthew's smart business casual and leisure casual with unshaven style (and tattoo)

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Sunday, 24 February 2008

Man Fashion: 10 Deadly Fashion Crimes for Business Attire

When was the aftermost time you take a good look at yourself in business attire?

In the corporate world, the way your abrasion in the appointment and added chiefly your fashion sense is critical, this could be behind the eyes of your colleagues and foolishly endangering your career! I do received some comments from my friends that their superiors have very high standard on their business attire especially when your work need to deal with customers.

But again what are the accepted mistakes (or some you could alleged this as crimes? Up to you) that best of the men faced in their appearance sense? I have summarized the most common fashion crimes along with tips on how to avoid them:

* Backpacks. OK, maybe this is aloof a misdemeanor, but you're aggravating to ascend the corporate ladder, not backpack up a mountain. Carry a briefcase or agent bag -- and if you charge article for your gym clothes -- advance in a nice-looking gym bag.

* Clashing or too abounding colors. A covering of abounding colors may accept formed for Joseph, but you, my friend, should absolute anniversary accouterments to aloof three colors or shades. Stick to complementary colors (those adverse from anniversary added on the blush wheel) or colors from the aforementioned pallet. Match anemic clothes with light-colored shoes and dark clothes with dark shoes.

* Stained clothes. Don't be that guy who's accidentally walking about with red booze on his shirt. Make it part of your daily routine to inspect your clothes when you take them off and when they come out of the wash to make sure you don't miss a spot. Watch for yellow circles below the armpits, decrepit collars or cuffs. You may alike appetite to accumulate a stain stick in your board at work.

* Ill-fitting pants. Alike if you're abiding of your size, consistently try on pants afore affairs them, because altered brands accept altered lengths. Jeans can be beat to the basal of your heel, but your khakis or dress pants should end at the top of the heel. Accomplish abiding they don't acknowledge any beat as you walk-- or added than a brace of inches of beat back you sit. Too bound or too billowing won't cut it either.

* Ponytails. You're neither a astrologer nor a bedrock star. And alike if you were, accept it, doesn't Michael Bolton attending abundant bigger now that he's cut his hair? If you charge accumulate your bristles long, accomplish abiding it's accurate and apple-pie and doesn't abatement accomplished the abject of your neck.

* Novelty ties. It's accept to accurate your individuality through blush or pattern. But stick with the archetypal amplitude of about three-and-one-quarter inches and accomplish abiding the colors and patterns accompaniment the shirt you are wearing. Not make people scratch their heads and say, huh? And one more thing: When it comes to how a tie hangs, it should reach the top of your belt buckle and have a dimple in the center of the knot.

* Too much cologne. If you charge abrasion cologne, get a affection brand. And back the aforementioned cologne smells altered on anniversary person, accomplish abiding to analysis it out and get some opinions. Beware of bond too abounding smells at once. Remember, if you abrasion an anti-perspirant or aftershave, the scents can admix for an abhorrent effect. And don't be too advanced in your application. The safest bet is to abstain cutting cologne all calm and let the apple-pie aroma of soap do the talking

* Funky facial hair. If you're activity to do facial hair, do it right. Accumulate any mustache or bristles trimmed. Don't wear a soul patch (that little rectangle of unshaven hair beneath your lower lip) or uni-brow (try waxing or laser hair removal). If you're prone to stray nose or ear hairs, please invest in a special trimmer.

* Too much jewelry. A simple watch is all you need outside of a wedding band or class ring, if appropriate. Save the gold close chains, bracelets, pinky rings and facial piercings for afterwards hours.

And the best abhorrent abomination of all:

* Comb-overs. Draping or contrarily "arranging" those nine hairs on top of your arch into an busy comb-over doesn't absolutely assignment for Donald Trump. He alone gets abroad with it because he's the boss. If you are follicly-challenged, embrace it. Keep your hair cropped short, or shave it all a la Michael Jordan, Andre Agassi or Howie Mandel.

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Man Fashion: 5 Fashion Tips for Bulky Men

Although Thomas Jefferson mentioned that "all men are created equal" but when it comes to body type, clothing and fashion sense, then this statement basically is not applicable.

Knowing how to dress for yourself especially to suit your body type with style is the key success to our personal fashion style. Here I will highlight some of the key points that will help you to figure out how to choose the right dress for bulky body type.

  • People always said this cloth is not suitable for you, not because of color, but just the fitting. So remember, if an expensive jacket just isn't right for your body, it's going to look bad no matter what the price tag. Price is not the determination factor even thought we always perceive price equal to style and quality.
  • Many gentlemen here might have the perception that tight clothing will smother imperfections and flatten out pudgy shapes. But, hold on. Tight clothing will only draw attention to your flabby bits. Similarly, other plus-size men believe baggy clothing will hide bulges. Not quite right. Overly large clothes will only make you look even bigger. The secret to looking slimmer is to choose clothes that are neither tight nor baggy. So do remember that starting from now onward, you should look for clothes that just skim your body without hugging it too closely.
  • Always stay away from horizontal stripes as well as diagonal stripes. Both draw attention to the span of your chest, and what you should look for is the vertical stripes instead.
  • I always not in favor of turtleneck clothing. So if you are bulky, avoid turtleneck and similar kind of clothing. This type of clothing will only shorten or hide your neck.
  • Wear a belt and if possible, go monochromatic. Both will create a slimmer impression visually.

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Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Men Gadget: Samsung Android-based Phone

Just to add on to my earlier mobile phone post, According to man-about-town, Robert X. Cringely, Samsung is readying not one, but two separate -based phones, one of which is due in September, with another model following around Christmas. If you believe what you read (and what his tipster says), these phones will not be labeled Samsung, rather they will be released as Google-branded .
Of course, this is just speculation now, given the large gap of time between now and September, it could be completely rearranged or nixed altogether. So stay update with the latest news.

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Man Sport: Reebok Kool-Aid Scented Shoes

In one of the most unnatural and nonsensical exercises in cross-branding, well, ever, sport shoe
giant Reebok teamed up with Kool-aid announced these new co-branded “instant classics,” ie. Kool-aid scented shoes. Yes, now your feet can smell like grape, cherry or strawberry rather than like sweaty death like they do now. Seriously, someone explain this to me, because I'm having a lot of trouble wrapping my head around this one.

The collection ranges from $50-$75 and can be purchased at or select Reebok retailers nationwide. Grape, strawberry and cherry launched at the beginning of the month. Orange, lemon and lime are out on March 15 although I can't imagine anyone actually buying them.

Check out the photos on flickr if you’re so inclined.

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Monday, 18 February 2008

Men Gadgets: Latest Mobile Phones Review

Do you know anyone in your circle of friends who does not yet own a cell phone? Probably not, as all and sundry have already picked up a handset regardless of age and economic background. After all, cell phone manufacturers have long catered their handsets to people from all walks of life, ranging from super cheap phones to high ends ones that seem to be able to do everything.

The keyword for the latter group is ’seem’, as Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser thinks otherwise. The man says that everyone will eventually carry at least a couple of cell phones since there is no perfect handset that is capable of doing everything you want and provide everything you need.
Having said that, mobile giants have released their latest mobile phone models which have encompassed almost if not all of the features and capabilities in the recent GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1

Sony Ericsson has introduced the XPERIA X1 mobile web device recently, probably intended to rival the iPhone. And by the looks of it, it pretty much looks like one.

Running Windows Mobile, the XPERIA X1 arc slider comes packed with a 3 inch, 800 x 480 pixels, 65k color TFT touchscreen, 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus, video recording, 400 MB of internal memory and microSD card support.

Nokia N96
Nokia unveiled the Nokia N96, a multimedia computer truly optimized for video and TV. With a large 2.8 screen, 16 gigabytes of internal memory and support for high-quality videos in a wide range of formats, the dual-slide Nokia N96 represents an exciting new chapter in mobile media.
The Nokia N96 multimedia computer is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2008 with an estimated sales price of approximately 550 euros, before subsidies or taxes.

Samsung U900 The Samsung U900 is the updated version of the popular A990 model and, as such, offers one of the best digital camcorders/cameras available on a mobile phone. This includes and optical zoom lens as well as a great deal of additional technology. For example, it offers a 2,048 x 1,536 maximum pixel resolution and 3.2 megapixels. It also features auto-focus, TV output, Flash, and Pictbridge.

It also has video recording capabilities and can record for up to one hour with excellent resolution. This video can then be output directly to a television after being hooked up.

LG KF-510
LG Electronics, a worldwide technology and design leader in mobile communications, announced that it will debut its new LG-KF510 at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona, Spain on February 11, 2008. LG-KF510 is a stylish, fashionable phone catering to users’ demand for slimmer phones with unique design accents.

At just 10.9 mm thick, the LG-KF510 is the extremely slim slider phone. It combines a slim style with strength created by its metal frame and tempered glass. At the center of its design are metal gradation paint schemes available in Stardust Dark Gray or Sunset Red.

This attractive looking phone is equally attractive to use. Its tactile and visually interactive user interface includes captivating animation developed based on the LG’s advanced touch technology. Users will especially appreciate the quality of the LG-KF510’s multi-function camera with 3.0 mega pixel and MP3 player.

Man Fashion Review: Wallets

Price of men leather wallets can range from US$30 to US$300 (especially with the branded one). But it does not always mean that branded wallets such as Gucci, Prada, cK, Guess, DKNY, Tods, Fendi come with style and functional. Nowadays, some generic brands or second liners also provide the style as well as functional. Here I will roundup some wallets with functional as yet with style for your reference.

Product Reviews
Price Range: US$30.00 - US$70.00
(Click on picture to find out where to buy)

1. Bosca Old Leather Executive I.D. Wallet

Bosca Old Leather Executive I.D. Wallet (Men's) - Dark Brown

The Executive ID wallet casual, yet classy design has six internal card slots. It also has a divided currency well along with an ID window. Come with Cognac, Dark Brown color.

2. Timberland Slim Wallet - Brown Leather

Timberland Slim Wallet 17002MC (Men's) - Brown Leather

Featuring a smooth leather upper and two full length bill compartments. Eight credit card pockets and two inside pockets. Available in black leather and brown leather color.

3. Millennium Leather Weekender Wallet - Black Florentine Napa Leather

Millennium Leather Weekender Wallet (Men's) - Black Florentine Napa Leather

Best in class, that's what your business aims for. And that's why owning our wallets and checkbook holders makes so much sense. Each one proclaims your commitment to superior quality. This wallet features a change pocket and three credit card slots. It has a slot on tope to store paper money. It also comes with a mini pen.

4. Clava 00-2922 Slim Passport Wallet

Clava 00-2922 Slim Passport Wallet (Men's)

Passport wallet perfectly scaled for chest pocket of men's coat. Interior features eight credit card slots. ID case, two bill pockets, airline ticket slot, and, of course, room for the passport. Fully lined. Made with only the highest grades of hand selected leather. Available Colors: Bridle Tan, Bridle Black.

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Sunday, 17 February 2008

2008 Grammy Awards Fashion

Whenever we talked about Celebrity, we normally refer to female artists, but how often we see men artist at the lime light? Well, here I have round up the male artists fashion in the recent 2008 Grammy Awards.

Standard smart casual, Vest and jacket
Panic at the disco arrived at the 50th annual Grammy Award
(From Left - Jon Walker, Brendon Urie, Ryan Ross, and Spencer Smith)

Akon arrived at the 50th annual Grammy Awards

Suit is still the main theme of Chris's team
Fashion from Chris Daughtry and his band members at the 50th
Grammy Awards

T-shirt and blue jean is the ideal casual wear
Emilioi Regueira's casual fashion at the 50th annual Grammy Awards

Business suit and dress shoes is the perfect match
Jay-Z smart business dress at the 50th annual Grammy Awards

Lyfe Jennings with brown jacket and black hat at
the 50th Annual Grammy Awards

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