Saturday, 31 January 2009

Man Fashion: Golf Clothing for Men

Lately, I'm addicted to a new sport. Yes, golf, and to my surprise, this game is more challenging that what I thought and see! I believe some of the golfers do agree with me. In the past few weeks, I have spent most of my time searching for golf apparels, golf clubs and related accessories that are fashionable and yet within my budget.

Of course it is not difficult to find golf apparels in the market, which you find such golf apparels in almost every sports shop. There are also specialty stores for sports gear. Some retail shops and department stores even have their own sports sections where you can easily access golf apparels.
But to get the apparels that you like and suit you, it is important know some insider tips. :)

So in this weekend, I thought of share with you some of the basic buying guides for golf clothing.

1. Find the Right Fit

People who are fortunate enough to be born with nice bodies can easily get golf apparels in the right fit. More often than not, they can wear the ones displayed with the mannequin models. However, if you do not have the same case, then it is crucial that you be cautious of the sizes and styles of the golf apparel you buy.

Mike Weir chose a black undershirt with his two-tone golf shirt.

Be sure that the clothes you get are in your size. Fit them first before purchasing them. If you can freely move with the apparel then it is a right fit to you. If you did not find a golf apparel that fits your measurement, then it is best to buy the one that is one size larger than your measurement and have it altered.

Sergio Garcia played the final round in a bright green Adidas polo shirt with a white mock turtleneck beneath.

2. Choose according to Your Taste

There are many choices when it comes to golf apparels. Many stores for sporting goods can give you wide selection for your golf apparel. Thus, it is best to browse through the different stores and pick the item that best suits your taste and sense of fashion. You must be comfortable enough to the item that you will wear. For men, the basic golf apparel is a combination of a nice golf shirt with comfortable golf pants. Women can choose to wear golf skirts or pants with their golf shirts.

Tiger Woods had his own two-tone approach: a camel-colored Nike sweater over a tight, long-sleeved white mock turtleneck.

3. The Right Golf Shirt for Men

The best top to wear when you play your game is the golf shirt. This shirt is usually made of cotton to ensure comfort in the course, although some can be made of different materials. The golf shirt is collared, T-shaped and has slits on the bottom sides. Some golf shirts provide an extra pocket. You can pick among the different brand names for your golf shirt. There are also all sorts of color to choose from.

Men and women need to find the right golf tee for playing. Get the measurement of your chest and shoulder area to ensure that you get the right size. Make sure that the shoulder seams of the shirt falls squarely to the shoulder joints. Be sure to fit the golf shirts too. Try moving your arms around as you do the fitting. You need room for mobility. However, buying a loose shirt will also have its disadvantages. A proper fit should be aimed for.

4. The Right Golf Shoes for Men

There is a lot of walking involved in the golf game. Thus you need the right golf shoes to provide the support needed by the feet. It is very crucial that you know the right size that fits your feet. Be sure also that your choice of golf shoe support the type of arch in your feet. This way the golf shoes can give you the maximum comfort as you walk.

5. The Right Golf Pants for Men

You must know your waist and hip measurements when buying your golf pants or skirts. Keep in mind that the fit is a crucial factor. The length of the pants should also fit right. It should be made of materials that will allow easy bending for the legs. It must not be tight-fitting.

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Thursday, 29 January 2009

Technology: Tech-Savvy House Paint

You might wonder what Tech Savvy House Paint got to do with Fashion? You are absolutely right, there is no linkage either be direct or indirectly. I'm just side track a bit today, to talk about this unique invention. Hey, what about Men fashion from Milan Fashion Week? I'll definitely continue after this! :)

A team of University of Tokyo scientists headed up by Shin-ichi Ohkoshi have invented a paint that can block high-frequency electromagnetic waves--specifically, those given off by high-speed wireless signals.

One of the most irritating aspects of wireless Internet access is the question of the best way to secure it. After all, anyone who’s ever ‘borrowed’ Internet from a neighbor or local business knows how simple it is. Such a paint is a simple and inexpensive solution to the issue of Internet security.

There have been other wave blockers previously invented, but PC World says that the paint invented by the University of Tokyo team of scientists uses a brand-new aluminum-iron oxide that is capable of blocking waves with a frequency almost four times higher than any other blocker in existence.

So if you are worry about the wireless security in the past, this is the solution just right for you.

Source: pcworld

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Milan Fashion Week: Lanvin Men Collection Fall 2009

Milan was once again the center of one of the most important fashion events in the world: Milan fashion week, from January the 17th till January the 20th, which this year was concentrated into just four days.

On the occasion of this edition of Milan fashion week, many giant fashion houses had the opportunity to show their men’s autumn-winter 2009/2010 collections.

Lanvin's fall collection spoke for itself - and it was stunning. "We wanted to deliver an optimistic message, give people something real and find the real solutions to their clothes, change things and propose newness," said Lucas Ossendrijver, Lanvin's men's wear designer. And how. The collection was awash with striking new silhouettes, including a voluminous pleated trouser worn with a soft jersey jacket, reflecting the personal style of Lanvin's creative director Alber Elbaz.

In the next few articles, I will shared some of my top picked men fashion designers collection, which presented the image of classic, elegant man, and business style.

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Man Fashion: Obama Inspiration

We are witnessing history in the making, all of us are living and breathing hope - not the wild eyed, rainbows and sunshine hope that right winged mocked us with. We and the world are now entering an era where a shift of mindset is taking place.

While members of the international community have welcomed Barack Obama becoming the 44th President of the United States -- and the first African-American to take leadership of the country, their fashion style was also the center of attention all over the world too.

Mr President Barack Obama´s fashion style: a neat night blue suit, with a matching overcoat, white shirt and red tie. So… the flag colors covered the body of the most known man alive and most praised.

Michelle Obama´s look: Very chic and elegant, without falling down the line of grey. Gorgeous and shining, in an Isabel Toledo´s yellow suit. Excellent contrast between the shoes and olive green gloves breaking the monochrome of the lemon colored brocatto.

Some of first couple fashion in the past.

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Saturday, 24 January 2009

Men Dates: What Shoes Have to Say about Men?

Guys, just wanna share something interesting with you today. I came across an interesting article on shoes, ie. How Men shoes Really Tell about His True Love Potential by Donna Sozio. She commented that the shoes a man wears and the way that he treats them are fail-safe indicators of not only his romantic personality, but also how he'll treat his woman. For some insight into what your shoes say about your true character and relationship style, check out Sozio's guide below:


If you're wearing alligator loafers… What would you naturally do if an alligator came towards you when you were on a date? Take that response and apply it to how you should approach this guy, says Sozio. "Alligators are opportunistic eaters; they crouch down until their victim isn't looking, and then they pounce, and so will a guy wearing alligator shoes," she warns. These guys are dangerous, so pay attention when you're with them, Sozio recommends. "Be on high alert around these guys," she advises. "Because they tend to be sneaky and secretive."

If you're wearing hiking boots… Sozio says that a man who wears Timberland hiking boots on a date when dinner — not an outdoorsy activity — is the type of person who wants to feel like he could be on a mountain in eight seconds if he wanted to, regardless of where he was. "This guy is someone who is impulsively adventurous, so he's looking for a woman who won't make him feel restrained," she explains. "As long as you don't make him feel tied down, he will be a loyal partner."

If you're wearing high-end designer shoes Guys who sport this season's Gucci driving moccasins and Prada boots may very well be what Sozio calls "collectors." "This type of guy not only collects name-brand shoes, but also name-brand, 'trophy'-esque women, too," she explains. Because these men likely see women as boast-worthy accessories and not real people, Sozio notes that they most likely won't spend the time or effort required for nurturing a relationship.  

If you're wearing men's sandals… Unless you live by the beach, Sozio remarks that a man who wears men's sandals — commonly referred to as "mandals" — is confused. "This guy is caught somewhere between being Mr. Laid-back Surfer Dude and Mr. Corporate America," she explains. "He wants to be open and free, but doesn't quite know how to do so." In many ways, this man is not where he wants to be, she says, so be careful of becoming his transitional or in-between girlfriend.

If you're wearing trendy sneakers… A man who rocks a colorful pair of Adidas is someone who prides himself on being well put-together, urban and cool, says Sozio. "Even if he pairs these sneakers with a blazer, this guy wants you to know he likes to keep things casual," she asserts. This man is a creative, independent thinker, which Sozio cautions may mean that he will be hard to pin down. "If you're interested in impressing this guy, create an atmosphere where he can be in a relationship with you, yet feel independent at the same time," she advises.  

If you're wearing suede bucks… When evaluating a man wearing these preppy classics, you must first consider his age. "These are 'old man' shoes," explains Sozio. "If a young guy is wearing them, it likely indicates that he's sort of an old guy at heart; he'll be somewhat conservative and perhaps a little stodgy, never deviating from what traditional society wants him to do." If he's an older man donning these reliable mainstays, however, this could be a simple sign that's he's a solid, dependable man who would make a loyal partner.

If you're wearing a worn-out pair of sneakers… A guy who shows up for a date wearing a disheveled pair of sneakers shows no respect for himself or you, Sozio says. "You have to wonder how a guy who doesn't care enough to present himself well at a first meeting will treat you as you continue to get to know him," she cautions. "Don't think this guy is simply trying to be casually cool—casually cool can come in the form of spiffy, well-maintained athletic shoes," she notes. "A man who picks you up wearing ratty footwear isn't interested in showing you his best or the respect you deserve." So you guys need to take note of this "serious" comment.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Man Fashion: London Fashion Week 2009

Just came across an e-mail in my inbox and thought of sharing with someone who might be interesting in this here.

We're on the hunt for talent to take with us to London Fashion THE menswear fashion show MAN on 25th February 2009 to be precise! Read on to be in with a chance of joining us...

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Man Fashion: Sneakers for the Month

To me, to own crosstrainers and running shoes and hightops are not excessive, because I know I will need them for my routine jogging and gym. But I will hardly mix these shoes with my street fashion shoes, which I always keep a pair or two of sneakers, that are simple in design and yet classic. In my last post, I have shared the top 10 pick of sneakers by Amazon.

Here are my top 3 pick of the month. Reason is simple. I find that they work with everything, including suits as well. :) What do you think?

adidas Samba Millenium (Men's) - White/Black  

Adidas Samba Millenium Inspired by the famous Samba Classic, this indoor shoe features high-quality materials and the latest technologies. Upper: Full-grain leather upper for comfort and soft feel.

Adidas Originals Superstar Ii Bsc Shoe Undisputedly stylish and an instant classic, this Adidas Superstar became a fashion icon the moment it was released in 1960

Converse Jack Purcell Canvas Low Top Navy Great shoes! The look of this pair is never go out and go with jeans, just like peanut butter and jelly. Do you agree?

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Friday, 16 January 2009

Man Fashion: Tom Ford Top 10 Rules of Style

Right after my earlier post on Giorgio Armani's top 10 Rules of Style. This time, is Tom Ford turn to open up his top 10 Rules of Style in December DETAILS magazine.

Let find out what Tom Ford got to say in his TOP 10 Rules of Styles.

1. I don’t believe in playing around much with suit cuts. I like a fairly classic shape that gives a man strong shoulders, a fitted waist, and long legs. Classic simplicity always works. (WOW! this is what I always believe in too!)

2. Someone who is secure enough to be very present when relating to another person is sexy. In other words, a good listener always lands who he wants. (Yeah! guys got to remember this golden rule.)

3. When mixing patterns, don’t think about it too much—just throw it together. (Believe me! instinct always works)

4. I hate the trend of short suit jackets. When a man’s butt is showing below the bottom of his jacket, I think it makes him look like a female flight attendant from the back—not my idea of sexy. (This is funny! Lucky me! :) I don't remember I have any short suit jackets! Opps...How about you?)

5. With jewelry, I actually like bracelets more than anything else, but they have to be small and simple. Cary Grant always wore a simple gold bracelet with his watch, and I think that was very chic. (How about rings? I do like those too! :))

6. If you’re careful not to overuse Botox, then yes, why shouldn’t you use it? A little bit of it between the brows can make you look less stern and more approachable. Who needs to frown, anyway? (This is absolutely right...)

7. Just like girls need to learn to be comfortable in heels before they go out in them for the first time, a man should try wearing a suit throughout a normal day. I do most things in a suit—and sometimes even in a tuxedo—and so I’m really comfortable in one. (Alright, I have passed this test few years back! How about you? )

8. When it comes to grooming, keep earwax out of the ears and keep stray hairs and flakes of skin in check and you should be good to go. In the morning, I put ice cubes on my eyes and use lots of Visine. (Oh! Good suggestion on ice cubes, Em...Can this be at night?)

9. Time and silence are the most luxurious things today. (More so with Time and silence together....)

10. There’s one indulgence every man should try in his lifetime: If you’re straight, sleep with a man at least once, and if you’re gay, don’t go through life without sleeping with a woman. Either way, you might be surprised at how natural it will feel if you can get past the mind-fuck of stereotypes. In the end, it’s just another person that you are relating to in a physical way. (This is No No for me!! :P )

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Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Man Fashion: 10 Must Haves for Spring/Summer 2009

Tom James Company, the world's largest custom-made clothier, has announced 10-Must Haves for Spring and Summer 2009 including the perfect power suit, tie, and collar shirts. This up coming season is enhanced with smart causal wear with the new Skinny Tie for every gentleman in and out of the office. Let find out the top 10 selection.

Every man needs at least one suit that stands out from the rest in his closet. One that exudes power, prestige and classic refinement. The purpose of the power suit is to present silently a commanding presence in the face of adversity.

The power suit is a vital component of any gentleman’s wardrobe, regardless of his profession, because it serves as his modern-day suit of armor.

Michael Douglas made it popular as Gordon Gecko, in the movie Wall Street, back in the 1980’s. It went away for a bit with the advent of business casual, but now the fashion gods have deemed it worthy again - and it is gaining in popularity. It is worth sprinkling in one or two this season, but do not overdo it.

Your best tie bet? Something bold in a complementary color, but opt for the new, thinner tie shape.

Tailored cuts, trimmer lapels ... this season’s neckwear is making a statement as well. Finishing your new suit or tailored jacket with this new tie shape is smart and stylish.

The color gray remains a staple in any stylish man’s wardrobe. While winter focused on heavier grays, spring runways have featured a variety of hues - from the lightest white-grays to deep, dark charcoals - with an emphasis on combining subtle and rich shades in the same outfit.

A perfect alternative to a denim jean and fresher than your old khakis. Made from Italian piece goods with stretch cotton and finished in a straight leg.

Ivy league with a twist. Garment washed for softness and comfort. A very smart and fresh way for you to stand out in the crowd.

With a stylish double pocket in the back and front (for your scorecard, golf tees and extra ball), our new ultimate khaki is a great transitional trouser from the office on business casual days to the golf course.

If you are wonder why there are only 8 instead of 10 selection? Find out more about 2 additions at
Tom James Company.

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Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Weekly Selection: Levi's 501 Fashion Show

I have been Browsing YouTube today, and came across this fabulous fashion show organized by Levi's in Philippines, and thought of sharing this fashion show with you guys here.

Levi's 501 is always my top pick, how about you?

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Man Fashion: Designer Dress Gloves

If you already own a pair of fine men dress gloves, than it is always not too greedy to look for another pair. I know Christmas and new year are over, but getting yourself a nice pair of men dress gloves is a piece of fashion accessory that will never go out of style, and it is a perfect gift for your friends and family members.

So before you decide what to buy, let me briefly share some of the basic tips for men dress gloves.

The Right Outer Materials
The outer lining of fine dress gloves should be exclusively made out of leather. There are many different types of leather and depending on the occasion and preference, some types of leather a better suited than others, such as goatskin, calfskin, or pig-skin or peccary pigskin. So the most important criteria to consider are such as durability, thickness and of course resistant to stains.

For more formal occasions, such as black and white tie events, the best suited gloves are made from white kid (young goat) or goatskin. For formal events during the summer fine cotton is also acceptable.

Inner Lining
The inner lining on cloves is carefully stitched to the leather before sewing the glove together. Lining is used to provide additional warmth and comfort. With this in mind, choose the lining based on your climate. The best lining for men dress gloves is cashmere. It is extremely warm, non-itchy, and very breathable.

Matching Gloves to Your Outfit
As a general rule of thumb, match the gloves to your outer coat or your shoes. My personal preference is white, but other common dress glove colors are black, brown shades resembling cork (light brown), chestnut (medium brown) and mahogany (otherwise known as dark brown).

Until then, enjoy shopping! :)

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Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Designer Handbags: Top 5 Selection

I know this is the second post on designer bags within a month, but I just can't help myself to share with you on this again! Just adore to the designs and styles. I know that some of these selection are not the latest release, more so these designer brands that I'm going to recommend here might tends to be pricey too. But if you are a true fashion buff and love to have at least one if not more designer handbags in your collection, then please read on.

Cole Haan Brown Leather 'Meteo' Saddle Bag
A classic Cole Haan bag will always be the quintessential piece for everyday style and ease.It contrast stitched naturally distressed leather with brasstone hardware and with rear file pocket and come with interior magnetic closure. Most importantly, the logo stamped flap closure with slip buckle and raised pocket underneath, so that it's actually show the value of this bag.

Others such as natural canvas lined with zip pocket, 2 raised patch pockets, and 2 pen holders in main compartment.

Bottega Veneta Nut Brown Woven Leather Messenger Bag
Bottega Veneta brings their signature woven leather style to the classic messenger bag model, with fold over flap top design, and approximately 40" fully adjustable thick leather shoulder strap with single prong belt buckle.

Inside with smooth leather interior with fabric lining and zip pocket. I am sure it's a fire hit except one consideration! A bit pricey!

Prada Black Nylon 'viaggio' Messenger Bag If you find Bottega Veneta Messenger bag is out of you budget, I will recommend this Prada Black Nylon Messenger Bag. In fact, Prada makes perfection a way of life with this superior men accessories. Inset top zip closure and come with full 32" adjustable nylon shoulder strap.

Of course, the signature black Prada nylon logo jacquard lining with zip pocket.

John Varvatos Dark Brown Calfskin Strip Leather 'Collapsible' Tote It is undeniable that John Varvatos has takes modern American men's accessories to a new level of sophistication and style.

It's stitched strip calfskin exterior with solid leather detailing and brasstone hardware, come with doubled adjustable straps at back exterior for additional carrying with front zip pocket.

It's top zip closure design with knotted leather pull tag.

Cole Haan Black Leather 'Sebastian' Newspaper Bag
This classic Sebastian Newspaper bag come with supple leather with silvertone hardware.

With rear file pocket and suede lined flap with logo stamp and file pocket underneath. This bag is come with fully lined with zip pocket, raised leather pocket and 3-pen holders in main compartment, which is really handy,practical and style.

So what do you think about all these bags?

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Saturday, 3 January 2009

Simply Black in White Fashion Trends in Spring/Summer 2009

White is the sum of all other colors in the spectrum, reflects light and is considered a summer color. Wearing white keeps you cool and contrasts bright colors of spring and summer nicely.

The color of darkness is undoubtedly the most popular color in fashion. A man wearing black suggests elegance, authority and power. Black clothing also conveys neatness, simplicity and great versatility.
That's right, if you are observance enough, both white and black are the colors for 2009 Spring/Summer color themes.

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Friday, 2 January 2009

Man Travel: Travel with Style Part II

In my previous post, I shared about travel with style, what essential wears to bring, today I will share with you other important travel tips.

Build the layers
Layer the bottom of your case with all crushable items to build up a flat base.

Keep Your Pants Uncreased Lay your pants together over the flat base so that half of the pant is in the case and the remainder is hanging out of the case. Fill inn the rest of the case and before closing, fold in the rest of your pants so they are never quite folded in half.

Save Your Dry Cleaning Bags Pack your shirts in dry-cleaning bags to minimize the need to iron. Dry cleaning bags can be the traveler's best friend. They reduce many wrinkles that a suitcase can create in your garments.

Packing a Jacket is Simple If you don't have a suit pack to minimize wrinkles. Let not worry, you can lay your jacket with the hem against one end of your suitcase and fold it over closer to the shoulder. Ironing and your body heat will take care of any wrinkles that may occur.

Invest in a Suit Pack To avoid any hassles of having to re-iron everything when you reach your destination, the best is to invest a suit pack!!

Get a Wet Pack Why is that so? To put all shampoos, skin care and any other small traveling bottle in this traveling wet pack. This will save you from a major blow out if any of the bottles leaks in your bag.

Keep all the Important Pieces with You Pack all your travel documents, money, essential clothing like cardigan, T-shirt (minimal) and medicines in your carry bag. If your luggage lost in transit, no matter how long for, will then not be a complete disaster.

Ties Extend a Traveling Wardrobe A change of tie can completely transform your outfit and your look. It is easy to carry and simple way to appear to have an extensive wardrobe even if you do keep wearing the same suit.

Toilet Bag is What you Need If you travel often, get a separate toilet bag with all necessary toiletry items. There is nothing worse than getting to your destination only to realize you have left your toothbrush, toothpaste or deodorant behind.

Lastly, remember to pack clothing which co-ordinates. This way, if one item is soiled you can replace it quickly with another top or bottom without having to carry a whole second outfit. Em..I think I cover most of the important aspects.

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