Sunday, 30 November 2008

Are You Men Fashion Victim?

I still remember what Karin Eldor, fellow fashion correspondent at defined fashion victim "someone who takes all the trends of a given time and ends up looking like a store mannequie; or to put it in simple word, absurd".

So here are some quick tips on how to avoid being the victim.

You to Define Yourself
Wear what you think looks nice on you, not what others dictate is trendy. You should always feel comfortable with what you're wearing, so stick to items that suit your personality and regular style, all while keeping the occasion and setting in mind.

More Do Not Mean Good
Don't overdo it. Even if your body type does lend itself to wearing trendy garments from head to toe, it's not a look you want to adopt. Buy several fashionable items every season, and mix and match them with the basics in your wardrobe. It's a smart and cost effective way to look your best every day.

Don't Buy Because of Brand
Try to avoid referring to your clothes by their designer label. By dissociating the item from its manufacturer, you will condition yourself to look at the item itself rather than by swayed by a brand name.

So remember next time, before you decide to purchase a new item, ask yourself if you are buying it because it's "in style" or because it genuinely suits you.

Watch Out for Zoolander Effect
Don't suck in your cheeks to look chiseled and never wear your sunglasses on raining day or no sun, or going for clubbing at night.

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Thursday, 27 November 2008

Man Fashion: Designer Bags for Fall/Winter 2008

Winter season means restrained elegance. Long gone will be those bright, flamboyant colours and wild prints. In place will be smart checks, rich textures of leather, tweed and wool. I think our taste somehow changed as new season kicks in. Do you agree? McQueen Check Wool Travel Holdall So here is one lovely bag to lust over for this coming season. A beautiful check wool and leather holdall that embodies what winter weather is all about. Elegant, somber, nice mix of heavy check wool fabric and rich tan leather. Accented with decadent gold buckles against greys, browns and in a classic shape, all contributing to make this bag a wonderful winter travel companion. Comes with a shoulder strap for ease of carrying as well. This bag will go well with those thick winter coats and wool pants that keeps you snugly warm. Paul Smith Brown Soft Briefcase With Green Leather Trim and Detachable Shoulder Strap I have always been fascinated with laptop bags. I am constantly on the lookout for a stylish, chic soft briefcase type bag that doubles as a laptop carrier and yet can function as a day bag for holiday sightseeing. Something that works through night and day and be complimentary to a lot of looks is important in my criteria. Now Paul Smith Brown Soft Briefcase With Green Leather Trim just fit in the bill. The green color leather trim adds a dash of color but the deep shade of the green somehow does not make the bag too casual. It is elegant, classic and yet modern and playful. The external flap pocket with inverted studded strap opening look stylish, and is easily for retrieval of commonly used items and perfect for passports and flight tickets.

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Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Man Haircare: Looking for New Hair Care Products

This is the first of the kind in history, combine both Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Gillette expertise in men grooming and haircare. Gillette invites you to take charge of your hair with Gillette Hair Care, a new line of high-performance shampoos and a conditioner designed specifically for men. Featuring charged cleansers that bond to dirt and oil, new Gillette hair care combines Gillette's male grooming expertise with P&G's technology to deliver our best-in-class grooming products for men.

Gillette Hair Care offers six shampoo varieties and one conditioner designed to meet every man’s hair care needs:

  • Deep Cleaning Shampoo: Formulated with a penetrating lather for a powerful clean you can feel all day.
  • Clean + Refreshing Shampoo: Leaves you feeling clean and refreshed by combining Gillette’s charged cleaning system with mint extracts.
  • Daily Balance Shampoo: Provides an optimal clean for normal hair by including a balanced rinsing agent designed for daily use.
  • Clean + Thick Shampoo: Leaves hair looking rich and full by combining a thickening complex with Gillette’s charged cleaning system.
  • Clean + Conditioning 2-in-1: Combines a rich lather of Gillette’s charged cleaning system with a lightweight conditioning formula for hair that feels great in one simple step.
  • Anti-Dandruff Shampoo: Reduces irritation associated with dandruff using a charged cleaning system and ZPT technology.
  • Hydrating Conditioner: Features moisture lock conditioners for manageability without weighing down hair.

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Monday, 24 November 2008

Man Fashion: Most Sexiest Men in 2008?

If you just wonder who are the most sexiest men in the world? People Magazine has the answer for you. People has released the 2008's most sexist men alive recently. So let see who's in this year.


He's a triple threat: a star who can sing, dance and wield a weapon. At 6 ft. 2 in., all scruff and biceps, Jackman, 40, looms large in the epic Australia, and left people stammering, "Oh ... my ... God," according to costar Nicole Kidman. Jackman's wife of 12 years, Deborra-Lee Furness, calls his perfect form "the Body of Doom – but I like what's inside".


Without any objection, Mr. Bond sure in the list. So who is his favorite Bond girl? The "one on my arm," says Craig, 40, who brought longtime girlfriend Satsuki Mitchell to his London premiere of the latest 007 film, Quantum of Solace. But the British actor's current onscreen Bond girl, Olga Kurylenko, isn't so shy about 'fessing up to playing favorites, saying of Craig, "He suits the part of James Bond perfectly."


Jon Hamm won the 2008 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama or his role of 1960s Madison Avenue advertising executive Don Draper in the AMC series Mad Men was also in the list.

"I try to be a good person. I'm loyal and I'm trustworthy. I'm kind," says the Mad Men star, 37, who has been in a 10-year relationship with actress Jennifer Westfeldt. "And I'm a really good driver."


Zac Efron had me by surprised when I saw his name in the list. In fact, I am happy for him. As he gets older, the High School Musical 3 star finds himself graduating from a "jeans and sandals" wardrobe to a more sophisticated look. "There's something timeless about suits," says the 21-year-old. "A few years ago I didn't own a single one. Now I've got a small collection going."


What keeps this former economic consultant in the gym? "Being half-naked in front of millions of strangers," says Buckley, 27, of his work on Lipstick Jungle. Next up: Lifetime's Flirting with Forty, with Heather Locklear.

For those who are not familiar with him, he earned an economics degree from the University of California, San Diego. He spent a year and a half working as an economic consultant, then moved to Los Angeles to pursue an entertainment career.


A star since his L.A. Law days, the Dirty Sexy Money actor, 44, is still surprised by his effect on women. Once at school drop-off, "a mother came up and grabbed my butt cheeks! And I'm like, 'How is that okay?' I was so caught off-guard that I couldn't help but laugh," says the married dad of three. He's shocked, but his kids "find it entertaining."


How does Gossip Girl's bad boy sum up his dating style at 21? "I'm childish at times, passionate, a little crazy, I guess," he says. "And I pride myself on being one of the last romantics." Oh, and ladies, just FYI: "My weakness is the neck – when girls get too close to my neck, crazy things start to happen."


What do you do after winning eight gold medals and shattering world records at the Beijing Olympics? If you're Phelps, 23, you enjoy "being lazy.

" As for the overnight female attention, the Baltimore native says, "I don’t really notice it. ... I don't think of myself as a sex symbol. My mom is by far the most important woman in my life."


His appeal? A well-worn truck, says country singer Shelton, 32, who dates songstress Miranda Lambert and has a new CD, Startin' Fires. "The wussiest thing a guy can do is drive a clean truck.

Dents, scratches and mud – that's manly."


The one and only Chinese in the list. "When you play the piano, you feel your blood pressure go up," says the single Chinese-born virtuoso, 26, who performed in the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony. "You become part of it. It's a very sexy instrument."


The star once known as Saved By the Bell's Zack has been married for 12 years, has two kids and plays an ace lawyer in Raising the Bar. "My legal education comes from watching Law & Order and NYPD Blue." Fans still love his hair – so much so that TNT created an online game about it. As for him, he says, "I'm a guy. I don't get my hair cut unless I need to."


His girlfriend Penélope Cruz raves, "He's an amazing actor!" His Oscar-winning performance in No Country for Old Men certainly proved that, though Bardem, 39, once joked that it would take three months for him to get laid thanks to his haircut in the movie.


"Last year all I was trying to do was get a girlfriend," says Pattinson, 22, Twilight's resident vampire and previously Harry Potter's Quidditch foil, Cedric. "What happened? It's like the face of what is attractive has changed. Girls used to want to see guys take their shirts off. Now it's, 'I want you to bite me.' It's bizarre."


What's changed since he was a Dawson's Creek pinup? "I'm not nearly as embarrassed being called attractive at 30.

At 18, you're tall, gawky, bad haircut. Somebody tells you you're a heartthrob and you feel like a fraud. At 30, I'm happy, I'm in love," says Jackson, who dates actress Diane Kruger and stars on FOX's paranormal drama Fringe. "I can take it all with a grain of salt."


The soccer star, 33, made a lot of women happy when he posed in just his underwear for Emporio Armani (country singer Miranda Lambert, whose boyfriend Blake Shelton is among PEOPLE's Sexiest Men, says, "That Armani ad sort of changed my life").
Alas, except one: his mum. "When the photos came out," Beckham says, "she was the first one to call me and say, 'What are you doing?' "

Just can't wait to see who else will be in the list? and who else do you think People Magazine has left out?

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Saturday, 22 November 2008

Man Gadget: iPhone & Fashion

If you still have not get your iPhone by now, Is time to give yourself a good reason to get one. has recently (in fact, was September) released an application which specifically for iPhone, it's allows users to watch runway shows on their iPhones and is now available for download on iTunes.

According to "We think this will revolutionize the way front-row types while away the minutes—hours?—waiting for the Marc Jacobs show to start, but don’t take our word for it. Watch this preview." Of course, currently all the runway shows are only for women wears. I am still waiting for menwear collection to be released. Hope can update this in this year.

If you still find this is not justifiable? How about this. LV cases for iPhone.
Monogram Canvas, Taiga Leather, Epi Leather and Alligator Skin. The Taiga Leather one has a belt attachment on it.

Only one issue. According to sean-inc's blog, "the new iPhone 3G is slightly too big for any of LV cases that are available right now. I stopped by the store yesterday to get one for my friend and SA told me the cases are for the old version of iPhone (even the not yet released Damier Graphite, what a bummer !!!) Then, he told me the story of one customer brought in 3G to try on and got stuck. That SA had to cut the case open to get the iPhone out."

So is this piece of information help you to make the decision now?

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Monday, 17 November 2008

Top Pick Man Dress Shoes for Spring/Summer 2009

Man business attire from the head down to the foot must fit comfortably, and you should remain comfortable throughout the work day. A pair of well-made man dress shoes can make or break to you and it is also important to have different pairs for different occasions.

Therefore, a comfortable dress shoe has to be a top priority for man. Because once man dress shoe purchases, it consider are final, it is important to know before hand what features, fashion in man dress shoes bring the most style and comfort to you.

So today, I would like to recommend my top pick of man designer dress shoes for Spring/Summer 2009.

1. Louis Vuitton's Men Alligator Shoes

2. Gucci Penny Shoes

3. Ermenegildo Zegna Black Buckle Shoes

4. Hermes Derby in Antique Calfskin

5. Cole Haan Lucarno Penny Shoes
6. Tod's Black Leather with side Buckle

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Saturday, 15 November 2008

Man Fashion: Dress For 007

It's the season of 007 again. You bound to see plenty of tailored designer looks in the latest 007 flick, 'Quantum of Solace.' The movie, which stars Daniel Craig.

Dressing in line with a secret agent also means owning a high-impact watch, sleek weekend luggage and rugged footwear, preferably leather boots in brown or a dark shade, that allows for running after bad guys, jumping out of airplanes and gunning the engines of luxury sports cars in high-speed chases. You can't forget a wardrobe with dark-washed denim without embellishments, high-end cuff links and aviator-style sunglasses. And any true Bond man knows the perfect skivvies also are required.

So if you're looking to show your Bond side, there are several fashion (military-style jackets, boots and well-tailored trench coats and pants) and accessory (high-impact watches and designer luggage) options at Austin shops such as Bows + Arrows and Spartan on South Lamar Boulevard. Mercury Design Studio on Second Street has an assortment of cuff links, passport cases, retro-style cocktail glasses, and even collections of James Bond books, while men's store Keepers on Congress Avenue carries the rugged wares of Robert Comstock along with suits from Versace and Brioni.

Now it's your turn to free your inner Bond in style provided you willing to spend a little more time in the gym.

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Thursday, 13 November 2008

Spring 2009 Men's Fashion: Gilded Age

Just because he's not wearing a suit doesn't mean he can't look good. Gilded Age makes high-quality, well-made and well-cut casual clothes that will have people taking him seriously, whether he's running errands or on Friday casual wear.

Find out more about Gilded Age's founder and creative director Stefan Miljanic new collection for Spring 2009 Men's Fashion. But what the designer did with this backstory was ultimately less interesting than what he did with the raw materials of his own trade. Focus on eco-conscious, he produces its clothing, from using organic denim with plant and vegetable dyes in its jeans to using recycled looms to weave its sweaters.

For instance, for instance. A hunting jacket in indigo chambray had been washed to bring out imperfections that added appealing texture. T-shirts were organically dyed in Japan, the intensity of the orange shade achieved by 12 days weathering on a rooftop, the indigo dipped 11 times to get its color right. The result will retail for $280.

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Monday, 10 November 2008

Men Fashion Accessories Revitalization

When was the last time you had your wardrobe accessories revamped to give a new boost to your fashion styles? Without spending too much, you can easily achieve this and totally reinvent your wardrobe with these 5 Men's Fashion Accessories.

Get a Die Heart Briefcase
If you job entails carrying lot of folders and files, go for a leather case. I have seen men carried fashion vinyl satchels and business backpacks that just look style and professional.

Get the Correct Belts
The tongue of the belt should extend around 5cm fom your buckle, and different fabric and woven belts suits lighter and more casual trousers, so matching your belts with your trousers is essential to overall men fashion style.

Scarves create an Impression
When wearing a jacket, with a knitted scarf, can create a finished, stylish look to your business outfit. But never ended with grandma type of knits in your wardrobe. Do some survey before you buy or simple visit Drakes London, which offers a wide variety of designs and materials.

Cufflinks Look the Best
Many man shirts have space in the cuff so you can choose to wear cufflinks or use the buttons. This is the cheapskate's way out(Sorry if you are the one). Add some shirts with French or double cuff if you really want to to create the best men fashion style.

Cufflinks can be smartly casual too, simple wear an open necked shirt together with silk knot cufflinks that come with colorful styles.

Try a Money Clip
If you tired with your traditional wallet, why not get your self a money clip? If affordable, try to get one that made out of titanium rather than standard stainless steel.

Get Your Bespoke Ties
If you're looking for value, there is always something new and exciting, but not easy to find. "Made in England" individuality and originality need not cost a fortune, so if your budget is a little tight, don't be concerned, because there are brand names that cater to your needs, at the right price.

You can find some good selections from Bespoke Tie - Drakes London and The Bespoke Tie Company.

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Friday, 7 November 2008

Men Pink Boxers?

The power suit is a staple in every gentleman’s wardrobe; be it grey or black, single or double-breasted. Impeccable tailoring and clean lines denote a classically strong, influential and desirable man—think James Bond or Danny Ocean. A well-dressed, distinguished man tends to trigger a “weak in the knees” syndrome for most ladies. Until now, that is. Pink Boxers Distribution, Inc. (Pink Boxers, PB) is stripping down to the basics and bringing a new meaning to the phrase “it’s what’s underneath that counts.” Forget the sleek power suit. A man who confidently dons Pink Boxers not only shows he cares, but does so while proving that style and quality are paramount. Pink Boxers was established exclusively to raise funds for early detection, financial aid and breast cancer awareness, with 100 percent of its profits going to the cause. Now, it doesn’t get much sexier than that, does it?

Pink Boxers is unique in that it is the only breast cancer organization to market products for men. This allows men to show their true colors, support loved ones in a distinctive and unique way and participate in a cause about which they too, feel strongly. PB’s ultra-soft (100% fine-combed cotton) and stylish boxer shorts are made to be the finest available anywhere.

Pink Boxers was founded by Ted Banzhaf in honor of his late wife, Linda, who lost her valiant five plus year battle with breast cancer on her birthday in 2007. Since then, Banzhaf has set out to create a company with a pink mission and a purposeful goal: to raise significant funds for early detection and financial aid for those fighting breast cancer.

Well, this article could be slightly late as Breast Cancer Campaign month is just over, but the true meaning and intention of this work is never be too late to share. You can place your order from

Well done, Ted Banzhaf.

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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Man Fashion: When Socks Meet Sandals

While pairing socks with sandals is popular among fashionable women, I don't see this trend is well received by our male peers so far.

But not anymore, David Graham, fashion editor at the Toronto Star, had highlighted that while high-end men fashion designers such as Prada and Yves Saint Laurent have sent their male models down the runway in sandal and socks combination.

For those brave enough to attempt the look, you got to make sure your sandals as well as the socks are fantastic, try some stripe designs of socks. Otherwise, this will be no different from the old folks next door. Beside, you also got to watch out for the length and thickness of the sock.

Lastly, of course you won't want to try sandals with socks in coming Fall/Winter, not outdoor.

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Man Fashion: 2009 Men Hairstyle Trends

While everyone is questioning what will be the next men hairstyle trends in 2009, others are stick to their favorite hairstyle back in 2007. When I was discussed with my hairstylist the other day on this topic, interestingly, we both thought of Emo look.

When the first time I heard about this term "Emo Hairstyle" was back to 2005 while I was traveled in Europe. Now, this Emo hairstyle trends become the fast track to popularity among the younger crowd, from US to Europe and across Asia.

A tangent from the gothic or punk sub–culture, the emo hairstyle transcends the realm of styling your hair simply to look good and becomes an expressive form. The emo hairstyle allows the expression of individuality and creativeness. The basic emo hairstyle can be found as a short look or as a long look with similarities between the two.

Short Emo Hairstyle

Man short emo haircut involves a short and spiky cut with very long bangs. With this style, the bangs are worn in a long fringe that lies over the face, but brushed to one side. The bangs essentially cover one eye, completely or almost completely. This fringe of bangs presents a canvas that can be used to express individuality with highlights and streaks.

Long Emo Hairstyle

Man long emo haircut involves a long and shaggy cut. With this style, the bangs are worn in a long fringe and brushed to one side of the face in the same manner as with the short emo haircut. The long bangs are parted to one side of the face with the right side being the more popular one to flip the bangs to fall upon.

Emo Hairstyle Highlights
To add on more creativity and style, men with emo hairstyles also add on highlights, or streaks. In fact, coloring the bangs in a spectrum of shades that range from light to dark or vice-versa is a real eye catcher. According to well known hairstylist "Most popular colors for highlights currently tend to be red or purple."

So whether you like it or not, emo hairstyles will most likely still be one of the most popular men hairstyle trends in 2009.

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Tuesday, 4 November 2008

American heads to the Polls

Today marks the climax of the most-watched, most talked about United States election of our time.

Along with the rest of the world, Barbados has watched with fascination as the gripping contest between Democratic candidate Senator Barack Obama and Republican candidate Senator John McCain has unfolded.

Long lines formed at polling places in many Eastern states, as Barack Obama's bid to become the first black president faced the final test of its remarkable two-year journey Tuesday, while Republican John McCain pressed for an Election Day upset.

Source: msnbc

Environmental Earth Clock

Since there are so many environment damages happen to our earth everyday, it should be our first priority to contribute back to our environment by whatever means that come to you.

If you would like to play a part in protecting our environment, here is a very interesting device, called earth clock from Although this might not be 100% accurate, at least is a good guide for all of us to know what happen to our environment.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Man Designer Tie Color and Personality

I recently came across a very interesting article while I was browsing the net, looking for some information for my research. This is basically link to your fashion ties, to be specific, the tie fashion color link to individual personality.

Everyone know tie is one of the essential accessories when you wear a formal suit. Don’t you know that color and pattern of tie can reflect the personality of the wearer? Find out more on the relationship between men tie color and personality.

Guide to Know Men’s Personality by Color of His Designer's Tie

Red Tie Red color reflects love and anger, as well as the bravery and sensuality of a man.

Blue Tie This color is one of the most popular colors of all time (I personally like this color very much too). It reflects sincerity, calmness and the utmost. Fashion experts said that light blue color fill the wearer with impression of confidence, trust, and decisiveness. The blue tie gives leadership impression which is more humble than the red one.

President Bush regularly wears a particular shade of light blue tie on his presidential moment. Not to mention, Barrack Obama was also found on the blue ties on his campaign.

Orange Tie As there is not many men like this color. Nevertheless orange is related to energy, strength and power. Most of the fashion designers like to stick to this color.

Black Tie Black is conventionally associated with sadness or condolence. People wear solid black tie in a funeral occasion. However, if you could match the black tie with bright lined shirt, then you will have an elegant look.

Gray Tie Gives impression of an ambitious man.

Yellow Tie Reflects young, full of hope and happiness. Some fashion experts say yellow tie also means “at-your-service”. Therefore, men at hospitality business sport yellow tie.

Green Tie Gives an impression of intelligent men who is hardly understandable and honest.

Purple Tie People who are royal, expressive, and visionary wear this color. It is proper to gray suit.

Brown Tie Reflects an open minded and good business instinct men.

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