Wednesday, 22 September 2021 11:57

TATRAS launches Reconnecting Hearts, A/W21 collection

'Reconnecting Hearts'... Searching and sharing a new sense of well being is the message and aim of TATRAS' Autumn/Winter 2021 collection.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2021 12:14

Escapes - Burberry AW21 Menswear

The Burberry Autumn/Winter 2021 menswear collection by Riccardo Tisci honours a deep connection to the outdoors, creativity and dreams. The digital presentation of the collection explores a new environment within Burberry’s flagship Regent Street store in London as the space is reconfigured into a wandering terrain.

This menswear collection gently challenges and subtly reinvents traditions, inviting freedom of expression. The collection itself is dynamic and young, vibrant and alive. Outerwear is key and clothes are engineered to reflect motion and activity – with pleats, panels and fringes – as if moving in the wind. Layered pieces morph unexpectedly on the body. Tailoring has a sense of twisted classicism, whilst Burberry’s quintessential icons, the trench coat and Burberry beige, are evolved.

“This collection pays homage to the relationship between humanity and nature, where we can break free and come together to discover new forms of expression. It’s for those who are defining their own path, whose strength and energy have inspired this Burberry collection.” Says Riccardo Tisci, Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer.

The Burberry animal kingdom, another signature house code, is once again revisited through prints and shapes – a nod to the wilderness and the creatures within. Deer motifs inspire the silhouettes of knitted beanies, whilst boots and sneakers on moulded soles are also sculpted to resemble hooves. The collection’s distinct palette is tonal and rich, including Burberry beige, bark brown, oxblood burgundy, city greys and shirting shades of pale blue and pink. Details and decoration evoke the notion of ceremony through badges and adornments – symbolising community and friendship, codes of belonging.

The presentation location itself has a rich history of supporting craftsmanship and artistic expression: historically, 121 Regent Street was the site of an eminent gallery with its inaugural exhibition dedicated to arts and crafts. Today, this legacy is honoured, as the menswear collection is exhibited through a modern presentation in this same environment.

Tied intrinsically to founder Thomas Burberry’s creations, the idea of optimism and adventure underscores the collection. Modern explorers, pioneers and trailblazers are an inspiration; the garments have a function and purpose. They represent a reality but they are always worn by dreamers.

Riccardo Tisci states;

“For my first Burberry menswear-focused collection, I wanted to celebrate the freedom of expression. Enclosed indoors, I dreamt of the outdoors and its beauty, fuelled by the thought of the creativity that comes when we are together. With this dream in mind, I became fascinated by the widespread British craft and outdoor movements of the early 20th Century, when people escaped to explore the unknown countryside. They formed communities with a deep respect for nature and the outdoors and looked forward to a future full of possibility. I was not only drawn to the artistry of their craft, colours and shapes, but also to their strong sense of camaraderie and friendship.”

The Burberry animal kingdom, another signature house code, is once again revisited through prints and shapes – a nod to the wilderness and the creatures within. Deer motifs inspire the silhouettes of knitted beanies, whilst boots and sneakers on moulded soles are also
sculpted to resemble hooves. The collection’s distinct palette is tonal and rich, including Burberry beige, bark brown, oxblood burgundy, city greys and shirting shades of pale blue and pink. Details and decoration evoke the notion of ceremony through badges and
adornments – symbolising community and friendship, codes of belonging.

The presentation location itself has a rich history of supporting craftsmanship and artistic expression: historically, 121 Regent Street was the site of an eminent gallery with its inaugural exhibition dedicated to arts and crafts. Today, this legacy is honoured, as the
menswear collection is exhibited through a modern presentation in this same environment.

Tied intrinsically to founder Thomas Burberry’s creations, the idea of optimism and adventure underscores the collection. Modern explorers, pioneers and trailblazers are an inspiration; the garments have a function and purpose. They represent a reality but they are
always worn by dreamers.

Discover the Autumn/Winter 2021 Menswear Presentation here.

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Saturday, 23 January 2021 18:14

Arturo Obegero AW21 'A tale of drama and emotions'

Arturo Obegero’s favourite flower, the red rose, is once more a key element of this latest collection.

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Friday, 22 January 2021 11:09

“Cake" Lazoschmidl AW 2021

Lazoschmidl’s Autumn/Winter 2021 collection sees a return to our childhood wardrobe.

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Tuesday, 08 December 2020 14:52

Fashions Finest Loves This Men's Winter Coat

Fashions Finest has been amazed by the sheer number of different styles of Men’s winter coats which are available this season.

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Friday, 06 November 2020 09:11

Mens Fashion Trends For 2020 And Beyond

As the weather turns and this rollercoaster of a year comes to a close, we’re choosing to look back on the good and onwards to the future.
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Thursday, 05 November 2020 13:11

Men, Don’t Be Afraid of Accessorising

Who said scarves, jewellery, and bags aren’t manly?

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Wednesday, 30 September 2020 11:16

Real Virtuality Presented By Xander Zhou

The Spring-Summer 2021 collection from Xander Zhou “Real Virtuality” is based on virtual existence in a real, physical sense.
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Wednesday, 24 June 2020 14:47

Fashion Tips Every Elegant Gentleman Must Know!

Regardless of what most men think, donning a tux every other month is not the apex of elegance. Quite the contrary, adopting a lifestyle of elegance entails trendy fashion choices on a daily basis. From matching the colours of the pants to the shade of the shoes to accessorising stylishly, the modern gentleman must know at least 9 basic rules to truly call himself elegant and attract the ladies' attention.

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The Tie Is The Apex Of Male Elegance

Ever since it was first used in the 17th century, the tie became the most prominent accessory of men’s apparel, whether military or civilian. You shouldn’t experiment too much with the position of the ties, as it ought to fall to the waistband of the trousers.

Once you tie a tie (yes, it sounds funny), you shouldn’t let the tie knot slip. A sloppily worn tie is an insult to elegance! Furthermore, the tie should be paired up with the color of the vest and the tuxedo. Avoid wearing a shirt and a tie alone because there is no worse sight than a gentleman wearing a plaid short-sleeved shirt and a tie.

Vests And Buttons

Having mentioned the vest, we must say that this piece of clothing is elegant in itself. However, you should take care of how you wear it, unbuttoning the bottom of the vest. The only exception to this fashion rule are double-breasted vests and evening waistcoats. Also, never wear a belt when you are wearing a belt.

elegant gentleman 2Source: The Lazy Artist Gallery - Pixels

Undershirts Are Desirable To Wear

If you wish to conceal body hair and absorb body odors, then undershirts are highly desirable. Undershirts are out of vogue when worn alone but if you wear them under a shirt, then they are ideal undergarments, as useful as underwear.

When choosing the right undershirt for you, choose a model with a deep neck and one made of cotton. When it comes to the colour of the undershirt, white is suitable for sleeping but with elegant outfits, coloured shirts, such as black or navy blue make the best combo.

Cufflinks: The Most Important Pieces Of Men’s Jewellery

Generally, men wear less jewellery that women but an elegant gentleman cannot go without cufflinks. They have a practical function, as they are used to secure cuffs. At first, it might be tricky to put on cufflinks but they are an accessory you cannot wear a dress shirt without. Ideally, keep the visible cuff length matched with the amount of collar visible around the neck.

Matching The Footwear With The Outfit

As far as the footwear is concerned, it should be paired up with the rest of the outfit in terms of colour and style. For instance, if you decide on a black bet, then the shoes should also be black. Brown is the universal colour of footwear that goes well with most outfits. The only time the footwear can be disproportionate from the rest of the look is summertime when you wear colourful clothes.
Apart from wearing the correct shade, you should look after your shoes well, especially if they’re made from leather. Polishing and regular visits to the cobbler should be part of a monthly or yearly routine. This way, you will spend less money on footwear in the long run.
 
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Source: Terje Sollie - Pixels

Sock Rules

Apart from pairing up black and brown, one of the biggest fashion “no, nos” is wearing socks and sandals. This fashion choice has nothing to do with elegance but rather bad taste. Another useful tip is to wear over the calf socks without suspenders because they are redundant.

How To Go About Shirts

In terms of elegance, men’s shirts are the most basic of clothes. They can be worn at a beach, as well as in the office but there are certain rules pertaining to wearing shirts. The collar has a huge impact on your look, so if it has a tendency to curl, you ought to wear collar stays.

Finally, all the shirts you wear should be ironed and tucked in when worn on formal occasions. Informal events, like a friend’s beach party, means that you can let the shirt fall freely over pants and even shorts.

Determining The Length Of Pants

Speaking of pants, a huge number of men wear them too long. Full cut trousers should ideally reach the top of the shoe create a half break. Elegance in men’s clothing has to do with proportion, so pants worn too long or too short won’t match the rest of the well-balanced outfit.

elegant gentleman 4Source: Snapwire - Pixels

Get The Dimensions Of Your Coat Or Jacket Right

The biggest mistake men make when buying stock-made jackets and coats has to do with the sleeves. Namely, the width of the coat or jacket at the shoulders should exceed the width of your shoulders by an inch on both sides.

Otherwise, the coat will wear out sooner so you’ll be paying a tailor to mend it. Not only will this extra shoulder room leave you more space to move your arms but you will look more elegant. Keep in mind that there is no such thing as “slim fit” when it comes to buying coats and jackets for autumn.

Elegance is not something a man is born with but rather something we learn as we grow older and wiser. Therefore, the 9 fashion tips listed above are compulsory reading for every modern man aspiring to be a true gentleman!
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Tuesday, 03 March 2020 15:03

The Complete Guide to Men's Accessories

Although finding the perfect details to finish off an outfit isn’t something most men tend to think about, the right accessory can truly be your best friend. Apart from providing you with subtle, stylish touches that easily tie your whole look together, accessories can also highlight your individuality and personal style, helping you stand out from the crowd.

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From headwear to jewellery and tasteful details, here is a complete guide to men’s accessories that will help you elevate your personal style.

 
Hats

Although there are a wide variety of different styles available today, a good hat can add elegance and flavour to any outfit, helping you look stylish and put-together effortlessly. For example, a trendy snapback can easily upgrade a casual t-shirt and jeans combo, a newsboy cap can add some interest to a business casual look, while a fedora paired with an elegant suit helps you achieve that classy gentleman vibe. No matter which style you opt for, make sure that the hat you choose complements your outfit beautifully, and ties the whole look together.

Sunglasses

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Taking inspiration from some of the coolest Hollywood dads, the right pair of sunglasses is the ideal accessory to upgrade any outfit, no matter how plain, and make you look that much more stylish and refined. While finding the perfect sunglasses for you might be difficult with such a wide array of options, you can never go wrong with a classic style, such as aviators or clubmasters, in neutral colours like black and brown, as these shades can truly stand the test of time, helping you look incredibly fashionable with minimal effort.

Watches

Not only does a good watch make a powerful statement, but it is also the perfect way to elevate any outfit, and add some class and style to a man’s look. From dress watches that are ideal for formal occasions to casual watches you can complement your looks with every day, there a number of watches you can choose from to find the ideal one for you. But regardless of your personal style, the one thing every man should own are elegant Swiss watches, as their sleek look and timeless design make them suitable for any occasion, while always making you look polished and refined.

Jewellery

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Being the most noticeable piece of jewellery you can wear, the necklace you choose is incredibly important. Whether it is a dainty metal chain with a sentimental pendant or something as classic as a dog tag, make sure your necklace is a reflection of your personality. Apart from bands representing special events, rings can also be a great way of expressing your style, whether you wear them individually or stacked them for an impacting look. Although mostly worn by men with alternative styles, bracelets are perfect for complementing casual outfits as well, from small metal ones to eye-catching canvas and leather bands. The general style rule for wearing a bracelet is wearing it on the opposite wrist to your watch. However, fashion follows no rule and when it comes to wearing jewellery, taking your personal style into consideration can help you decide how bold or minimal you would like to go with your accessories. Men’s bracelets can be styled as a stack next to their watch, some might prefer the classic minimal look opposing their watch.

Belts

Matching your belt with the colour of your shoes is an essential rule that shouldn’t be broken when it comes to professional and formal attire. But apart from a sleek black or brown leather belt that is most appropriate for these types of occasions, casual outfits can give you much more options to express your personal taste and style. Whether you opt for a leather or a canvas belt, you can easily add a bit more interest and dynamic to your everyday looks by choosing a colour that perfectly complements the colour palette of your outfit.

Socks


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Although it might not be the first accessory that comes to mind, socks are a great way to express your personal style, and they have even become a prominent fashion trend in the last few years. If you have a more minimalist aesthetic, you can always choose a solid, neutral pair, but don’t be afraid to experiment with a bit of colour and print every once in a while. Simply pairing a plain, casual outfit with socks in bright colours or funky patterns, such as stripes and polka dots, can add some fun and interest to your everyday looks.

Regardless of which accessories you opt for, keep in mind that less is always more. Stick to one or two statement pieces to elevate your outfits, and you will always look like a chic, fashionable and refined man.
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