Thursday, 27 March 2008

Man Fashion: Men's Casual Sandals

As summer is just at the corner, if you don't have a nice casual sandals by now, you should start to look for one now. As with the trend for women, sandals for men are once again in the spotlight. The biggest trend in sandals for men is the extension of casual styles that cater to the generally active lifestyle of men. Whether it is sports, outdoor activities, or informal gatherings, there are sandals that are appropriate for the occasion. Adidas sandals for golf, for example, are designed to withstand extended walking while providing maximum comfort to the foot.
Cudas Captiva (Men's)

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Sperry Top-Sider Santa Cruz Thong (Men's) - Tan

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The beach and sandals are traditional companions. The designs of sandals for the beach must feature water-friendly materials that absorb moisture and keep the feet cool and dry. The trend in casual beach sandals is color and style. Beach sandals are designed with vibrant and bold colors, such as Helly Hansen's electric blue sandals. Of course, flip flops continue to be favorites with beach goers. However, the trend has ascended the basic thick rubber-soled sandals of the past. Many sandals for the beach are now made of leather and are perfect for non-water activities at the beach.
Clarks Biofix (Men's) - Brown Oily Nubuck

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Technology may have increased the amount of convenience at our fingertips, but there's a good chance that your lifestyle hasn't made the adjustment. When you're on the go and need to slip on a pair of shoes, sandals with easy access are a must, but you undoubtedly want to remain stylish. The trend is a style of sandals in which the feet easily slide in the shoe. DKNY sandals called Boardwalks are a great example of this style of shoe. These black slide sandals are functional yet stylish.

Sandals are comfort shoes. The styles of sandals for men have also gone beyond the material used to make the shoe. Another trend in men's sandals is style that seeks pleasure in itself. There are many examples of sandals that prove that comfort and style can work together to produce a great pair of sandals. Dockers sandals feature some of the most recent developments in comfort, but offer the style conscious a shoe that is suitable for work.

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Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Michael Bastian Spring 2008 Collection

I think if you are Michael Bastian's fan, you should not missed his recent released of Spring 2008 collection. Michael Bastian's 300-piece collection was so densely laden with personal references that you felt a twinge of regret. Bastian claimed that his new gig as menswear designer for Bill Blass has liberated him to get more personal with his own line. So do you agree with his views?
Grey color is one of his main theme, which matched perfectly with red and white.
Just two casual wear of his 300 pieces collection, focus on red, gray and black color
Some of Michael Bastian's Bermuda collection
Two of his smart casual wear, one of striking stripe (black and white) and simple light gray suits.
Two formal business Spring wear from Michael Bastian

Last but not least, if you like to know what are his top 10 essential, that he shared with back in last year then, She Know Best has a very interesting write up.

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Monday, 24 March 2008

Celebrity Fashion: Keanu Reeves

Are you even reading this article? Or are you hooked up to a giant computer simulation known as The Matrix that is making you think you are, all the while using your body as the equivalent of a human Duracell? Heady, complicated stuff from the Wachowski brothers, packed with ace CGI-enhanced action. That's right, Keanu Reeves stars as Neo, a hacker who learns the machines have enslaved humanity in The Matrix.

today, we are not talking about The Matrix here, but rather Keanu Reeves's fashion style in real world.

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Friday, 21 March 2008

Man Fashion Tips: Silver Wedding Bands

Whether you are not at the age of marriage, or you are in the midst of preparation of your marriage, you ought to know about wedding rings. I personally like silver and against gold (maybe because of the recent shape increase in price.. ha ha).

Silver wedding bands come in several designs and patterns and are reasonably priced. High quality silver wedding bands are usually made of sterling silver, which can range from 80% to 92.5% of pure silver combined with remaining of copper.

Silver wedding bands also cater to refined tastes and assure a comfortable fit. Different types of silver wedding bands include classic, round inside bands and brushed silver bands. Round wedding bands have rounded inner edges making the band more comfortable. Brushed silver bands are unique in the sense that they are handcrafted and have a brushed finish giving a soft, satiny appearance to the band. Many vendors provide customers with the option of getting their personalized messages engraved on wedding bands.

Some of them are made exclusively for males or females, while either men or women can wear other designs of wedding bands. Some other designs and styles such as curb, cable and Figaro, rope, snake and herringbone is also available in silver rings.

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Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Man Fashion Tips: 5 Ways to Spot Fake Men Designer Clothing

In this modern world, anything once get famous, sure will attract imitation, the most common one that we faced is the men designer clothes. So I have gather 5 most common ways to spot the fake mens designer clothing for your reference.

1. All fake men designer clothing have low prices in comparison to genuine men designer clothing. So before buying, browse around and see the normal prices for men designer clothing. Nevertheless, there are some great bargin over the years, for mens men designer clothing, so the best is to check their site before buying, either be on store or online. For example, the sites show the base price of Prada, Calvin Klein, Guess, DKNY jeans, Armani Jeans and many other products.

2. If you happen to buy men designer clothing from a website, check the contact details and the terms & conditions. It is now a legal requirement for all websites to have full contact details (Address, Telephone, Email etc…). If there are no contact details just a form to fill in be cautious as they may be hard to trace if you are unsatisfied with your goods.

3. Once of the biggest giveaways of fake men designer clothing is the material of the product. Nearly all fake men designer clothing is cheaply made using low cost and inferior materials in comparison to genuine men designer clothing. If possible examine the garment and if buying on line look in detail at large photographs of the product. Fake men designer clothing the stitching is normally of poor quality and details such as the brand name on labels will be missing. Look closely at the fine details.

4. The majority of fake men designer clothing is imported from cheap mass production countries such as China, Thailand, Vietnam (mostly Asia). Try and buy directly from countries like US and European countries. Likewise if you buy online, try to avoid those sellers from these countries.

5. Check with the seller if you have the chance. Some of the website do provide contact details. E-mail directly to the store owner, they will be able to advise you sometimes.

Be a smart consumer today, it is never be too late to return your products if you find is your up to your expectation. (Most website or stores do provide return policy, check before you buy).

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Saturday, 15 March 2008

Man Fashion: Ralph Lauren's 40th Anniversary Special

If you are not aware that Ralph Lauren's 40th anniversary theme, don't worry. GQ and Ralph Lauren have worked together to produce this special video.

This is an excellent piece of work, very beautiful background, cinematography, couple with perfect lighting and cool choice of music. This is really true Classic Ralph Lauren.

Beside, together with this memorable day, Ralph Lauren also released a special 40th Anniversary Book(cost about US$135.00), which is an essential addition to the library of those with a keen appreciation for the world of Ralph Lauren, this eponymous book marks the 40th anniversary of Lauren's commitment and dedication to the fashion world. This breathtaking volume, which is divided into four sections, shares an intimate view of Lauren's professional evolution, design philosophy and process and personal passions with more than 700 illustrations and photographs.

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Thursday, 13 March 2008

Man Fashion Tips: Fashion for Short Man

If you are looking for a list of "Fashion Tips" for the shorter man. You are at the right place today. We live in a physical world and we judge each other, to some degree, by the way we look. Our appearance is obviously very much affected by the clothes that we are wearing. So far I shared some fashion tips for bulky and skinny men. Today, I thought of sharing some of fashion tips for shorter man.
  • A Proper Fit is the Key
Above all, it's important that your clothes fit well. Looser garments can make you look stumpy, so opt for a fit that is trim rather than baggy.
  • Wear just One Color
So remember to wear a shirt and pants in the same color, which will prevent obvious breaks in your natural frame, and as a result can produce the illusion of height you want!
  • Opt for Dark Shades and Light Fabrics
You probably might not know, dark color , especially black, tend to have a slimming effect, and help shorter men seem more elongated. Same goes to light or medium weight fabrics. Heavy fabrics, tend to make you look bulkier and shorter.
  • Vertical Stripes
Again and again, vertical stripes apply to shorter man as well. So any shirts, sweater, pants, that elongates your heights is good thing.
  • Opt for Square-toed Dress Shoes
Don't be surprise that shoes do make a different. So if you are short person, square-toe shoes are the best for you. Never thought of pointy-toe shoes anymore, this kind of shoes only work well to taller men.
  • Wear Heels on your Dress Shoes
This is the simplest and direct method to increase height
  • Avoid Big Prints
On smaller bodies, giant prints will overwhelm. So please keep those prints proportionate to your body.

So remember, there are always some ways out even if you are short. As long as you got the right fashion match, you are still able to dress with styles.

Lastly, all these tips not only applies to men, it also applicable to lady.

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Monday, 10 March 2008

Celebrity Fashion: David Beckham's Fashion and Hairstyle

While Soccer Star David Beckham and her English pop singer Victoria are planning on leaving the US and heading off to London where their future stands a better chance.

The couple had moved to the States in a bid to conquer the Hollywood celebrity scene and allow David to play for LA Galaxy, however he has had to struggle to make an impression ever since he was introduced at the club last year. Things took a turn for the worse when his season was cursed with a string of injuries.

Here are some of David Beckham's fashion from past till now, and what I particularly focus here is his hairstyles.

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Man Fashion: How often Man Shop?

How often you do your shopping? Once a week, once a fortnight, once a month or once in every quarter? Why I asked this question is because according to some research, most men don’t like to go shopping.

Rather, we go buying. Men analyze the situation, determine the objective, plot a strategy, implement the tactics and score. In short, men handle “shopping” the way a military Black Ops team handles a situation. Get in, Obtain Objective, Gone (GOOG).

So is this apply to you? and what kind of items that you prefer shop and what kind of items that you will buy. In fact, this do apply to me sometimes, especially with pressure with time! Nevertheless, I do enjoy shopping, and make it a habit to shop at least once a month. :)

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Sunday, 9 March 2008

Man Fashion: Sexy and Fun Underwear

It is hard for some to imagine a necessity like underwear as a source of fun. In fact, for some, it is the only barrier to fun and often more of a nuisance than anything else is. However, the world has imaginative people who make underwear more than just an item in the closet and take them beyond the mundane to make them fun.

Fun underwear is essentially meant for erotic purposes. They are the kind of things that will make people laugh out loud and then get into bed, preferably with the person wearing the underwear. They are designed to be arousingly minimalistic yet tastefully humorous like a smiley covering the crotch with a g-string to hold it in place. Most people will spend a fortune on fun underwear to assure that their desires are fulfilled. However, that is not all what fun underwear is meant for. The theory beyond them goes a lot deeper.

Undergarments have come to represent our moral values and people who do not wear them are often seen as liberationists. At some level or the other, underwear is a form of sexual repression, allowing people to hide away their genitals and all the feeling associated with them behind a piece of cloth. It is a way to control sexuality. Thus, with the concept of fun underwear, the aim is to make the private parts of the human body less private and more approachable in the psychological and physical sense. When they are covered in leopard print or with Elvis' face, the penis and vagina are no longer intimidating, they are just like any other part of the body and sexual partners and people themselves begin to feel comfortable at their sight.

In this view, fun underwear is sort of an ego-booster, which tells allows the wearer to be funny with sexual contact. It removes a lot of the pressure surrounding performance and works as a fetish as well. Fun underwear was created to allow people to return to their instinctive sexual state without having to worry about taboo or restriction.

So who says guys can’t have sexy and fun underwear? There is more to choose from than plain briefs or boxers and wearing something sexy and fun is a great way to express yourself discretely.

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Friday, 7 March 2008

Man Fashion: Eco-Friendly Shoes

Shoes made from leather, fur, and other animal skins are believed to be trendy in the eyes of many today. But the growing conscious of eco friendliness has made people to turn towards a new way of Vegan life. Vegans do not use any product made from animals in their food. This virtue is reflected in the footwear field as well. Now, Nike, the popular American manufacturing company for athletic shoes and other equipments, has come up with a new product, a basket ball shoe with the name Nike Trash Talk. The best part of this shoe is that it is claimed to be the first basket ball shoe that is made from manufacturing waste. The Nike Trash Talk is manufactured from waste leather, waste synthetic materials, and other substances available on the factory floor. The upper part is made from waste leather and synthetic materials which are fixed together with zigzag stitches. The middle sole of the shoe uses scrap-ground foam from factory production. The outer sole of the shoe uses eco friendly rubber materials, and other manufacturing waste from Nike Grind.

Nike Grind is a recycling program, in which Nike collects worn out athletic shoes of any brand, and recycles them into reusable material. The shoe laces and sock liners are made from eco friendly materials. To make the mission perfect in all the ways, the shoe will also be packed in a cardboard shoe packing box which will be made only out of recycled materials. This shoe is believed to have met with the desired design standards of Nike. Promotion of this shoe was done by evergreen basket ball star Steve Nash. He first wore this shoe during a basketball game on the Valentines Day. Nash is himself known to be an eco-friendly person and thus was a right choice to promote a Vegan product. This shoe made from 100 percent trash is priced around $100 USD. It is claimed by Nike to exhibit a good on court presentation as performance footwear.

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Thursday, 6 March 2008

Man Fashion: Valentino 2008 Spring/Summer Collection

For S/S 08 Valentino gives us fine tailoring with a relaxed vibe.

Tailored outfits gave a variety of work and leisure looks.

Double-breasted suits were paired with waistcoats and summer weight sweaters. The tailored looks were complete with pocket ties and neck scarves. The formality was tempered by models walking the runway without socks baring the ease and relaxation in the collection.

A range of tailored looks will effortlessly take a man from the office to the yatch and from day to evening.

A summer palette of whites, blues and pinks gave a fresh, crisp feel. The relaxed vibe was further enhanced as the runway turned into a cocktail party at the end of presentation.

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Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Man Fashion: Fat and Thin Women

I just picked this up in one of the comment from, it read like this "Men couldn't care less: we just want them young and thin. We'd rather have sex with an unemployed brain-dead model than a brilliant, wealthy woman who happens to be fat". The reason I picked this up was because the comment really puzzle me for a while. I think most of the man do prefer young and thin women (correct me if I am wrong), but on the other hand, we do look into women's internal beauty as well. Otherwise, there would be so many people married with fat women! :D

So I just want you to share your thoughts whether you agreed on bellingman view?

Man Fashion: How to Dress in Denim

I know everyone here know how to select your favorite jean. But what you select sometime might not be look good in you, this probably due to the design or color. Therefore, it is always good to try it out before you buy.

If you are keep in touch with Man Fashion, you should not missed the Detail magazine June 2007 (Yes, this is slightly older copy) edition has outlined how your can look gorgeous with Jeans.

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Monday, 3 March 2008

Man Fashion: Lacoste 2008 Spring Collection

To mark Lacoste's 75th, creative director Christophe Lemaire took the path of least resistance, back to the label's Biarritz roots. People in that part of France are fond of an old, tennis-like ball game called Basque pelote. really have what it takes to update a classic. He opened the show with white blazers trimmed with red and black, especially the first all-white looks had an appropriately vintage feel, worn with Basque-red cummerbunds and espadrilles to underline the regional story.

Lacoste still means tennis, especially when the company's box at the U.S. Open was a fashion hot spot, but Christophe Lemaire has managed to extend the association with intimations of other leisurely pursuits. Lemaire can at least make his audience think summery thoughts.

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Sunday, 2 March 2008

Fashion Accessory: Casio Data Bank Watch

If your work require you to heavily rely on calculator. It is time for you to re-look at how this calculator can be incorporated into part of you fashion accessory.

Casio, a market leader in digital watches, has released this metal link Casio Data Bank watch, a sort of upper middle class citizen of the retro calculator watch world. While you are still consider whether is it worth to invest in this special piece of accessory, it come with calculator key-pad, dual time and alarm functions, folding clasp fastening with engraved branding.

No more excuses of not bringing the calculator.

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Saturday, 1 March 2008

Man Fashion: 8 Fashion Tips for Skinny Men

Alright, after my earlier post on fashion tips for bulky man, some of you might wonder whether is there any tips for skinny man, especially if you are skinny as well as tall. So after some researches, here are some of the simple tips for the tall and skinny man.

Choose Fitted Shirts
Loose fitting, un-tucked shirts will billow around you and make you look the mainsail on a mast. So make sure to choose something fitted. On the other hand, you should avoid extreme tight shirts because they will accentuate your bony upper half.

Avoid Monochromatic Looks
If you wear a solid color from head to toe, you will seem even thinner than you are. So break up your look by wearing few different colors in your outfit

Select Lighter Color
Lighter colors will make you appear slightly larger, so choose white, creams, light gray, light blue to visually bulk you up a bit.

Don't Wear vertical Stripes
As in my earlier article, vertical stripes only suitable for bulky person, if you are skinny, vertical stripes will make you even thinner.

Round-Toed Shoes
Alright, what round-toed shoes got to do with this? If you are really tall, round toe shoes will make you look disproportionate. So go for square-toed or pointy shoes in order to balance out your shape.

Skinny Jeans
Stay away from this kind of jeans. You pants should have a classic cut and should remain simple. A straight cut or boot cut jeans with long inseam will also flatter your best.

Short Jackets
Make sure all your jackets fall right under your buttocks. A shorter jacket will emphasis your height as well as your skinny waist, arms and legs.

Other Tip:
To avoid looking like a lollipop, don't wear blazers or jackets with big shoulder pads.