Sunday, 31 August 2008

Man Fashion: Pink Color for Men?

Came across a very good article on pink fashion for men. I just can't resist to reproduce this article in this blog to share with the rest of you.

There is something very much alluring about the pinks. This could be because, psychologically pink color is known for having a calmer effect. This could be also because pink compliments almost all skin tones, unless you have more of pink tone in your skin. A man wearing something is pink exudes complete confidence, although still sensitive. It could also be a simple fact that pink is quite easy to coordinate with most of the colors present in your wardrobe. Pinks go well with tans, navys, greys, and some other hues of blue. If you are not yet convinced with how great pink looks, women too love pink and are likely to take a second glace of yours. If you haven’t got ant pinks as yet then you might consider trying one. You can incorporate this, pink, magical color to your wardrobe in various styles.

Pink color is associated with tranquility and romance. There is a recent trend found, men wearing tie and shirts in pink. You must have heard “real men wear pink”. Men wearing pinks scream of being confident and bold. If you are all set to commit to pink dress shirt, pink sweaters, suits, t-shirts and ties would be a way to subtly infuse pink color to the wardrobe. Men wearing pink are making a style statement. Pink is sure to add glam to your appearance.

Pink sweaters
You must have seen many celebrities on screen wearing pink sweaters. A pink crew-neck cashmere sweater teaming with a pair of dark colored trousers would simply look great. Pink sweaters would allow you to look sexy. It proves that something as simple and classic as a pink sweater can easily be the show stopper.

Dress shirts

One of the easiest ways of incorporating pink to you wardrobe is getting pink dress shirts. These could be easily worn under the sweaters, with suits, jeans or trousers. You can find many men wearing pink dress shirts. You are sure to get compliments from your colleagues if you are wearing it at workplace. This pink dress shirt would breathe in a complete new life and would allow you to look unique. It is definitely a winning look.

Pink suits and trousers
Summer and spring seasons are perfect for wearing pink trousers and suits. You might be having quite a hard time visualizing this. However, suit and trousers means the seersuckers or the light cotton ones. Pink suits and trousers make perfect wear while going for a party of a wedding too.

Men’s t-shirts in pink look great. Pink stripes would be a great way to go with. Pink t-shirts look trendy, yet elegant. You can also opt for pink stripes if you are not completely confident of wearing plain pink tee.

Pink accessories
You cannot commit more of a substantial garment in pink, but can start off with small. You could go with some superb pink ties, hats and scarves. They are sure to add charm to your look.
Many men are seeking out to infuse pink to their wardrobe and make a fashion statement.


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Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Man Fashion: Car Shoe

Founded by creative artisan Gianni Mostile in 1963, Car Shoe embodied Mostile’s two passions – race cars and hand-made shoes that sparked the invention of a moccasin with a sole set on tiny rubber nubs.

The ‘car shoe’ earned Mostile not only a patent from the Italian Ministry of Industry Trade; it also garnered Mostile a large group of sophisticated connoisseurs that included Giovanni Agnelli, Roberto Rossellini, and Lapo Elkann among others.

Prada acquired control of Car Shoe in 2001, opening flagship stores in Milan and introduced the line into over 200 major boutiques internationally. Spring-summer 2004 saw the launch of its first bag collections.
Car Shoe @ Milan

The layout foresees the classical Car Shoe frame that outlines a single image, emphasizing the classical driving shoe, which is styled in different shades of crocodile leather, constant element of an informal and refined lifestyle.

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Man Fashion: Sir Sean Connery

If you are old enough, you should know who is Sir Sean Connery, or at least watched his movies before. If not, maybe I can share some his background story with you here. Sean was born into a working class family in August of 1930, at sixteen, he enlisted in the Royal Navy. His glorious moment was he took on the movies on Secret Agent 007 in six of Ian Fleming's Bond movies over a decade: Dr. No (1962), Goldfinger (1964), From Russia, With Love (1964), Thunderball (1965), and You Only Live Twice (1967), and Diamonds are Forever (1971).

In 1989, at almost 60 years of age he was voted People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive." When advised of the award, Sean seemed to be unaffected as he replied, "Well there aren't many sexy dead men, are there."

So this Scottish acting legend has celebrated his 78th birthday by launching his memoirs at a sell-out event in Edinburgh. Launched Being A Scot in front of a 300-strong crowd, which included First Minister Alex Salmond, at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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Monday, 25 August 2008

Business Attire - Signs of a Good Fit Part II

I am sure some of you must have been waiting this for quite sometime. First of all, I am really sorry as I was tied up with something else, and finally here I am to put down the Part II of Business Attire - Sign of Good Fit.

Jacket Waist
When you button your jacket, it should cinch tightly enough around the waist to create slightly visible tension lines.
Useful Tips: If the tension lines extend into a large, pro-nounced X-shape, mean the jacket is too tight!

Trousers Waist
The waist of dress trousers is designed to sit higher than casual pants. Nevertheless, you want them to sit comfortably, so wear them during your fitting as you anticipate doing regularly. Well, this is to ensure that you crotch is not dangling absurdly low in everyday use.

Trousers Fit
In keeping with the narrow silhouette that you've established from the waist up, your trousers should be trim throughout. Remember, is trim, but not tight! If your pants have pleats, they should not be pulling open from tension.

Trousers Break
Your pants should break once on the top of your shoe, and only once. They should be cut slightly longer at the back, so they hang roughly an inch above the ground, We shouldn't see your sock when you're walking, and neither your pants touching the floor while walking.

So here it end the Business Attire - Sign of good fit. I hope you enjoy and find this man fashion tips helpful.

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Sunday, 24 August 2008

Man Fashion: Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2008

Once again, has started the Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2008 reader’s poll this year. The purpose of this poll is to determine who have been the most influential men in 2008? Over the past 12 months, which guys have had the biggest impact on the way other men behave, buy and think? has a good enough idea to have assembled the shortlist of candidates.

Basically, the poll focus on the how these influential men have the biggest impact on you:-

HOW YOU BEHAVE – The way you dress or talk
HOW YOU BUY – The movies you see or the magazines you buy (those that feature them)
HOW YOU THINK – About a character they played, a story they brought to life, or causes they endorse

Total of over 100 influential men been nominated in 5 main categories, ie. Actors, Musicians, Businessmen and Politicians, Athletes, Cultural Icons and lastly Designers.

Designers that being nominated are:-
  • Jacques Herzog
  • Thom Browne
  • Scott Schuman a.k.a The Sartorialist
  • Dries Van Noten
  • Rem Koolhaas

So who is your most influential designer? Cast your vote now.

Find out more at Top 49 Most Influential Men

Fashion Focus Chicago 2008

One of the even in this year Fashion Focus Chicago 2008, Representing Chicago’s 27 sister cities, high-end international designers based in Chicago and abroad rock the runway with their most-coveted fashions. A testament to the city’s burgeoning fashion industry, this show debuts internationally based designers to the local fashion scene.

This year in a fashion-forward, world-premiere collaboration between TOYOTA concept creators and Chicago-based fashion designers, you’ll be the first in America to see the latest in personal mobility design (TOYOTA i-REAL) and fashion.

Designers representing sister cities Warsaw, Poland; Milan, Italy; and Shanghai, China bring it all to life with i-REAL-inspired, concept fashions.

Find out more this at Chicago Fashion Resource.

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Man Fashion: Japan Designer Yoshiyuki Ogata

Ninjas don't wear sweatshirts. Yoshiyuki Ogata, a Tokyo fashion designer whose street fashion is stocked in upscale L.A. and London boutiques, took his fashion cues from the rich traditions of local design, but not from some Parisian or New York City atelier.

Hence, instead of a hip-hop hoodie, Ogata wears a sleek hooded jacket that zips up to show only the eyes, a self-made creation inspired by what ninjas used to wear during their stealthy missions.

"Because Japan was an isolated island for so long, there is so much that is unique about our culture," says Ogata, whose design for the Japanese contestant in the 2006 Miss Universe pageant won the best national costume award.

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Monday, 18 August 2008

Business Attire - Signs of a Good Fit Part I

You can't determine if a garment fits you if you don't know it's supposed to fit. The proper fits of your jacket, shirt, and pants are determined both relative to one another and relative to your body! Yes, your body as well. So in this coming week, I will bring all of you to look at all these three man fashion garments, jacket, shirt, and pants one by one.

Shirt Collar Fit

Your dress shirt collar should appear trim, but sit loose enought to accomodte comfort and future shrinkage. Remember! When you're trying a shirt on, a finger should fit between your neck and the collar with a bit of wriggle room to spare!
Lastly, half an inch of your shirt collar should be visible above your jacket collar!

Jacket Collar Fit

Simple, your jacket collar should lie flat against the entire circumference of your shirt collar.

Shoulder Fit

The shoulder line of your shirt and jacket should align with your body's natural shoulder line. The fit of your jacket here is especially important, if only because it is so visually apparent when it's off.

Jacket Length

Your jacket should hang just long enough to cover yoru entire ass, but still afford your legs maximum length.

Sleeve Lengths

When your arms are hanging loose at your side, your jacket's sleeve should extend to the first knuckle of thumb; where the wrist becomes the hand. Your shirt sleeve should extend a bit longer, so that half an inch of it is visible past teh jacket cuff.

So remember to visit me again for Part II of Sign of Good Fit.

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Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Man Fashion: United Color of Benetton - F/W 2008

While everyone is focus on Beijing Olympic (including myself! :)), it does not mean to put a stop to fashion industry. United Color of Benetton has recently released their Fall/Winter 2008 collection.

United Color of Benetton: Montreal Metropole Du Quebec Collection
For men, this collection features Parisian chic and hi-tech simplicity. The new look for the office is jersey and wool knits featuring tiny patterns and stripes complimented by corduroy, tweed, and Prince of Wales check, jackets and trousers.

United Color of Benetton: Mariniers Du Nova Scotia Collection
The sports loving man will find the essential easy to wear casual pieces in this collection. Featuring hooded pullovers teamed with pants and jeans in heavier fabrics in the shades of the earth and the ocean with occasional touches of orange and purple.

United Color of Benetton: Territoires du Nord Ouest
A mountain look, with lots of good protection against the cold, from the down coats and jackets to the faux fur-trimmed hoods. Underneath, soft sweaters with handknitted-look jacquard; heavy, accessoried trousers resistant to the cold, snow and wear. Pine-green and bark-brown with lemon-yellow and cyclamen-pink.

After all, which collection is your ideal pick?

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Sunday, 10 August 2008

Man Fashion: Olympic Sportwear Fashion

Right after opening of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, here are some of the sportwear and uniform that appeared in the Beijing Olympic. Brands involves include Ralph Lauren, Adidas, Nike, Puma, Asics, Gucci and many more. Attached here are some of the sportswear/uniforms for your preview.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Man Fashion: Are You Big Fan of Designer Replica Sunglasses?

The simple truth about designer replica sunglasses is this, this type of eyewear product does not support any brand, label or logo and they are not passed off to the public as the real deal. Although designer replica and fake sunglasses are both available at very affordable prices, the designs are inspired and modeled from real designer brands like Prada, Bvlgari, Gucci, Chanel, etc.

These types are very trendy and fashionably stylish. They give you alternatives to buying the pricier counterpart without you having to sacrifice your fashion statement. For example, you dream of having the latest Gucci gucsun-2968s-hxi-nz but you wouldn't want to spend $300 for it, absolutely out of your budget. Why not opt to buying the designer replica version which is inspired by Gucci instead, you won't have to spend big time for it. With $30 or more you will be able to get next real thing and achieve a fashionably stylish and at the same time high quality accessory.

When it comes to the quality of the sunglasses, designer replica is full of character which sets it very far apart from fake sunglasses. These fake eyewear products tend to fade even only for short time usage and they also tend to break very easily. When on the other hand, designer replica sunglasses can be used for a long period of time without the item fading and they are much, much more durable. You can use these designer replica sunglasses for as long as you may want or until it goes out of style or until you've misplaced it and never find it again.

Always make it a top priority to buy sunglasses whether replica, fake or designer ones with UV protection lenses. Even if you're buying designer replica sunglasses just for the purpose of style, looks enhancement or just to compliment your outfit, never forget that the primary function of these sunglasses are to protect and shield your eyes from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. Keep in mind to stay clear from eyewear products that are not UV protected.

Stay away from shelves which offer cheapest sunglasses. Very low prices are indication of very low quality of sunglasses material and its craftsmanship. A wise move is to buy designer replica sunglasses that offer mid-range prices. The last thing you have to remember is actually standard in buying procedure. The retailers return and refund policies have to be checked at all times, this procedure will save you a lot of time and from a lot of trouble in case you have to bring it back because the sunglasses you have picked do not fit when you got home or there was an error and you got the wrong pair instead of the one you've chosen.

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Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Man Fashion: Leg-in a-Sock Style Jean, Anyone?

If you are familiar with jeans, there is nothing new to Levi's button fly. Yes, I am refer to Levi's 501. Will you be interested if there are buttons that use to button up each different level of the jean depending on what you're after; shorts, the semi-crop, full jeans or the button-embellished. Is it just me who gasps at this fashion indictment?

Brandish tv recently has posted this interesting jean, which looking for supporters to vote for it. Will you keen in such design?

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Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Man Fashion: Men In Tights Fashion is Back?

Believe it or not, there's a new trend in men's fashion, men are now looking for fashion tights or skinny jeans or khaki pants. According to one of the recent fashion report, UK stockists are reporting record sales of sheer, patterned and support tights for men. Retailers say men's tights are not being sold as fetish garments, but as practical, comfortable and – most worryingly – stylish everyday wear. "I don't know what is going on – sales have gone mad," said Kieran Hughes, director of the tights stockists Precious Collections.

"In the past two months we have gone from selling 300 pairs of tights a month to men in the UK, to selling more than 1,000." Men give three reasons for donning skin-tight legwear. Some simply like the added insulation they bring underneath trousers. Others put them on under shorts and claim they bring such health benefits as back support. And a few even claim that tights are the latest symbol of metrosexuality. Mr Hughes said: "German men have been wearing them for years. More than 50 per cent of German men wear tights, including famous German football players. I can't imagine many footballers here doing that." Online site Legwear4men reports that it is struggling to cope with demand, while Mytights reports that its new men's line sold out almost immediately, particular skinny jeans and similar fashion. Tights aimed at men are designed slightly differently from those worn by women – and not just because they come in sizes large enough to accommodate burly rugby players. They usually feature support panels, sometimes include front openings that resemble flies on jeans, and also have reinforced feet. Will you get one for yourself?

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