So, I planned to do an “i want” post around SpinTO when I signed on as a media sponsor. Initially, it was going to be a menswear and womenswear post, but I decided to make it all about me. The i want: Sporty SpinTO Style post went over well. Well the boys want their own post now. So this is the Male version of i want: Sporty SpinTO Style aka the Male Model Edition. We can’t have a sporty style post without Canadian boys, DSquared2. This is the bread and butter. This is for the daring man. While the more modest can get into the Solid Gold them with these little gold shorts. Of course, Dolce & Gabbana, you can’t do sporty without them. These short shorts for men are perfectly acceptable to me 🙂 To round out the list we need Mr. Roberto Cavalli, which should inspire men looking to wear swimsuits. So, this is my idealized version of male Sporty SpinTO Style. There is no corresponding bicycle short trend in menswear right now. …
The Grumpy Owl went to his tailor and filmed it. “At the Tailor” Trailer If you always wanted to know what goes down in a tailor’s shop, here is your chance. At the Tailor from Ryan Oakley on Vimeo.
Philip Sparks Ready to Wear – Fall 2009- 2010 Lookbook Philip told me that his theme for fall was Peter and the Wolf. I thought it was an interesting concept. I had no idea that Philip would execute it to such perfection. I’m in love with this menswear collection. It’s the best Philip Sparks collection yet. The everything about this lookbook is perfection. The models, the backdrop, the clothing, the fur. Congratulations on such a wonderful collection Philip, I can’t wait to see this in March. images: Philip Sparks Fall 2009 | The Fashionisto.
Market research – Tokyo Although not part of its cultural tradition, Japan fully embraces the fun – and commercial spirit – of Christmas. As the festive season draws nearer, Monocle’s house model hits the streets to fill his basket for a toasty night with an equally hot companion. Monocle’s male editorials are my favourite right now. See previous.
This edition of geekiviews features a guest blogger, The Grumpy Owl. He’s a guy and the Cromwell and Cruthers Shaving Oil is for men. So it made sense that he review it instead of me. I hate oiling up my body. It’s the sort of the thing that one should have a person for. Preferably young, buxom and foreign. So, when Geekigirl gave me a plastic vial of Cromwell and Cruthers Shaving Oil, I viewed the product with some trepidation. Oil is bad enough but shaving is worse. The last time I combined the two, I spent an entire weekend cleaning hair, blood and assorted perfumes from my sheets. It was not an experience I was looking to repeat. But geekigirl quickly explained that I was to use this product to shave myself. Specifically, my face. While alone. I might not like oil or shaving but I do love my face. So I decided to give this shaving oil a whirl. Having used it for the past few weeks, I now feel competent to review …
They had to follow up with Obama after Michelle and the girls. I’m a fan of Marc Jacobs this time around. I’m also loving the Thom Browne watercolours, very beautiful. via Inauguration ’09: What Should Obama Wear? – Menswear News – WWD.com
The Grumpy Owl, being the best dressed man in Toronto, is always reminding me of good dress. He send me this video about Dandies which I enjoyed. DANDY from I Dandy on Vimeo.
Monocle – Inn For A Change, October 2008 – Photographer Seishi Shirakawa I really liked this fashion editorial for Monocle in the October 2008 edition. I’ve scanned it to share with you. I don’t cover men’s editorial really, but I like this one.
Philip Sparks is one of the Ten Undiscovered Designers On The Rise – Forbes.com Congrats Philip!
Dior Homme – Spring Summer 2009 “I like it. It’s like Mark Ronson and Kanye West dressed Justin Timberlake… and somehow Dolly Parton’s best bedazzler got thrown into the mix on a pair of hideous golden pants.” , TFS member KhaoticKharma. I think if you would wear these sunglasses, you would like this collection. However, it’s getting trashed on thefashionspot.
Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear – Mens Spring Summer 2009 If I was to ever dress alike with a man, I would want us to be wearing this. This is the genius of McQueen. Without seeing the images, would I never consider a black and white ombre dress and suit combination, but here I am, salivating. The dress is 10 times better than the suit. The dress is fantastic. click for larger images! images: thefashionspot.com EDIT: See the dress in high res
the Fashion Spot – Neil Barrett Mens S/S 09 Milan I really love this look from Neil Barrett’s collection. Two things to note. 1. Stirrup pants on Men are wrong, wrong, wrong. And in leather infinitely wrong. 2. The new pant silhouette for women is the cigar shape (3rd Thumbnail, click for a bigger look). It certainly doesn’t work for everyone. If you see a hint of hip, forget it. Neil Barrett does some nice ones though. images: thefashionspot.com
Pierre Hardy limited edition Colorama 2 Kicks After Vegas I’m all about the obnoxious kicks. I’ve seen this shoe style on Tommy Ton of JakandJil.com before (his are fucking sweet!), but not in this wicked colour combination. PIERRE HARDY has launched a new limited edition COLORAMA 2. 500 pairs will be sold in a selection of the best stores worldwide. For its second edition, the colorama’s design is about a disco stained glass, in a pop version, with metallic leather. Each elements constituting the shoe is in a different color, treated in contrasted & random tint areas. Metallics colors shine like precious stones : silver, carbone, rubis, orange, amethyst, sapphire, aquamarine. Paris — PIERRE HARDY â€“ Jardin du Palais Royal, 156, Galerie de Valois, 75001 Paris. London — Dover Street Market. Berlin â€“ The Corner New York — Barney’s – Jeffrey Tokyo — Isetan. Saint Petersbourg — Day & Night Hong Kong Beijing– On Pedder. Of course, not available in this neck of the woods.
I got an email from Town Shoes today and Philip Sparks spring 2008 shoes are front and center. Guys, Philip’s shoes are now on sale at Town! Don’t forget to check out the 70% off sale. image: townshoes.com
Dries Van Noten Fall Winter 2008 – Mens Ready to Wear There were a lot of scarves at the Dries Van Noten menswear show that I liked. I love the way the the scarf is tied in the second image. I must find a way to recreate it. images: men.style.com
Raf Simons Fall Winter 2008 – Mens Ready to Wear There were some great prints in this collection. If guys will wear them is another story. I think they are beautiful. images: the Fashion Spot
Calvin Klein Fall Winter 2008 – Mens Ready to Wear The shoes are stunning. images: men.style.com
I don’t normally follow the men’s collections too much, but I’ve decided to do something different. I don’t know what Miuccia is thinking this year, but I really don’t like men in miniskirts. There are a bunch of looks that I really dislike, like the nude tops. (click to see larger versions) However, there is a winner; this beautiful red suit. I like the boots too, but not together.