i want: Sporty SpinTO Style – Male Model Edition


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.

SpinTO - Solid Gold. May 15, 2009.  Get your tickets Now!

We can’t have a sporty style post without Canadian boys, DSquared2. This is the bread and butter.

Sporty SpinTO Style - Male Model Edition Dsquared2

This is for the daring man. While the more modest can get into the Solid Gold them with these little gold shorts.

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Sporty SpinTO Style - Male Model Edition Dsquared2

Of course, Dolce & Gabbana, you can’t do sporty without them.

Sporty SpinTO Style - Male Model Edition  Dolce & Gabbana

These short shorts for men are perfectly acceptable to me 🙂

Sporty SpinTO Style - Male Model Edition  Dolce & Gabbana

To round out the list we need Mr. Roberto Cavalli, which should inspire men looking to wear swimsuits.

Sporty SpinTO Style - Male Model Edition Roberto Cavalli

Sporty SpinTO Style - Male Model Edition Roberto Cavalli

So, this is my idealized version of male Sporty SpinTO Style. There is no corresponding bicycle short trend in menswear right now. The closest is the short shorts, which I like with the right set of legs. What will you be wearing at SpinTO guys? Get your tickets.

SpinTO is a fundraising project that kicks off with a party on May 15 celebrating the 600 km Friends for Life Bike Rally from Toronto to Montreal in support of the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation.

This project will be lead by a community-media site at SpinTO.ca, a place where stories about the journey riders in the Rally will be told through new media including blogging and video podcasting. These stories will continue to be told well beyond the kick-off party leading up to the ride to Montreal taking place in July 26-31, 2009. SpinTO has been organized by a team of community contributors, led by Mark Kuznicki and Adam Schwabe, both riders in the 2009 Bike Rally.

images: style.com

Philip Sparks Ready to Wear – Fall 2009- 2010 Lookbook

Philip Sparks Ready to Wear – Fall 2009- 2010 Lookbook

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.

Philip Sparks Ready to Wear - Fall 2009- 2010 Lookbook

images: Philip Sparks Fall 2009 | The Fashionisto.

Market research – Tokyo, Monocle December, 2008

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.

geekiviews: Cromwell and Cruthers Shaving Oil

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 the stuff.

It’s pretty good.

At four dollars and fifty cents a vial, it’s reasonably priced. Certainly much cheaper than hiring a barber to shave your face and not much more expensive than a can of foam. Although it lacks the proto-erotic thrill of having a man stroke your throat with a razor, it smells quite nice and provides a close shave. It also lasts quite a long time.

But I wouldn’t expect anyone to believe mere words. After all, I’ve been bribed with a five dollar vial of shaving oil. A lot of bloggers come cheaper than that. So I’m providing you with photo evidence.

Ryan Oakley Before Using Cromwell And Cruthers Shaving Oil

Ryan Oakley Before Using Cromwell And Cruthers Shaving Oil

Ryan Oakley After Using Cromwell And Cruthers Shaving Oil

Ryan Oakley After Using Cromwell And Cruthers Shaving Oil

I expect you can draw your own conclusions from that.

Cromwell and Cruthers Shaving Oil (a Canadian Company) can be purchased at Shopper’s Drug Mart and PharmaPlus

Dior Homme – Spring Summer 2009

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


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

Neil Barrett Ready to Wear – Mens Spring Summer 2009

the Fashion Spot – Neil Barrett Mens S/S 09 Milan

I really love this look from Neil Barrett’s collection.
Say hello to the new pant silhouette for the next few seasons....Cigar

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

i want: Pierre Hardy limited edition Colorama 2 Kicks

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 – Jardin du Palais Royal, 156, Galerie de Valois, 75001 Paris.
London — Dover Street Market.
Berlin – 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.

Prada Fall Winter 2008 – Men’s Ready to Wear

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.
Prada Fall Winter 2008 - Men

There are a bunch of looks that I really dislike, like the nude tops.
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However, there is a winner; this beautiful red suit. I like the boots too, but not together.
Prada Fall Winter 2008 - Men