Trend Report FW2016: Sorry guys, the razor returns

December 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, Menswear, Trends

‘This is a man’s world. But it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl.’ We know this, they know this. But let’s not take all the credits, because there’s something else that makes the man for sure. In a sexy way. In a rough way. In a badass way. In a Insta-masculine way. And mainly in a hipster way. Something that has been big bigger biggest for the past few years. We don’t even have to start guessing right, as we all know we’re talking about beards here. It’s been so big, that we almost can’t image our men without. But times change, and so does fashion (of course). Turns out, the bushy beard is deader than the Backstreet Boys, and the clean-cut man-boy is hotter than Justin Bieber’s Sorry. Yeps, we’re going towards a clean, minimal and crisp look. The ultimate symbol of cool and manliness is changing.

Take a good look at these elegant gentleman (yes, even without beards) and absorb some inspiration on how to rock this babyface. Will all men adapt to this new trend? We’re kind of doubtful. I mean, why fix something that’s not broken and looks incredibly hot on you? On the other hand, even for men, being less trend-orientated human beings, it’s good to try something new every once in a while. If necessary, start with a three-day beard or stubbles before making the big jump. And keep in mind, until 2012 it never was any problem for super manly men like James Dean, George Clooney and James Bond.

Trend Fall/Winter 2012/2013: The Man Purse

December 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear, Trends

It’s out with the totes, weekenders and backpacks and in with the purses and clutches. For men, that is. Costume National, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton and many others showed some slick examples of pretty manly purses. For man to carry underneath their arms or just to hold in one hand. Some would fit a laptop and an agenda, other looked perfect for an i-pad or just a fashion show invitation (yes, you need a bag for that!). In any case, the bags still looked manly enough. Leather materials, large belts and buckles did that trick. And though that little brown bag Jil Sander introduced might not look like a purse at all, we like it anyway.

Streetwear Trend: My beanie & me

November 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Menswear, Streetwear, Trends

During those cold winter days, who’s there to keep you warm and comfort you? It’s your beanie! Not only fashionable, but also quite functional. No wonder this knitted pieces of headgear seem to be everyone’s best friends. American Apparel is doing some goood business selling their beanies in every possible color. Yet a good old knitted one can be just as good looking. Even those big logos are back. So if you still kept that Nike or that Chicago Bulls beanie in the attack, go and get it while it’s hot. No worries about your hair and a instant streetwise upgrade to go.

Trend Fall/Winter 2012/2013: Screaming suits

November 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear, Trends

Ever thought menswear was boring and men never have a lot of outfit options? Well, view this eclectic suit gallery. It proves even with good old suit there are so many ways of makes a statement. Go for vivid colors in a Moschino suit, bright and printed like Versace or maybe a pastel shaded version like the ones we spot at Cavalli and Van Beirendonck. Even during winter time you can opt for color. They brighten up those dark days a bit. Looking for ways to jazz up your suit or tux? Just add headbands, hats or sunglasses and take it to the next level.

Streetstyle Trend: Heavy Bearded

November 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Featured Items, Streetwear, Trends

One day without shaving is not enough to join the latest streetstyle trend. You have to grow a beard…for weeks! Forget those perfect and all too clean babyfaces; without a beard you´re only half a man (just kiddin´)! Take some inspiration from these streetstyle wonders who, whether slouchy or slick, sported their heavy beards with an outfit to match. Let´s just hope your boss will approve…

Trend Fall/Winter 2012/2013: Checkmate

October 26, 2012 by  
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Farmers, gentlemen and clowns; they all strutted the international catwalks sporting checks. Not your average black and white though; checks and tweeds came in unexpected colors and shapes. Tartan style at Van Beirendonck, Etro and Vivienne Westwood. Country inspired at Burberry and Zegna. Oversize at Browne and Yamamoto.
Opt for a head turning effect in a complete checked suit and matching hat like Browne, Von Assche and Yamamoto. Or work this trend more subtly in small checks (Burberry), perhaps just a modest touch of the print popping from under a sleeveless vest (Dsquared)? Working some tweed or checks into your wardrobe is never a bad idea. Besides, even a checked handkerchief can make you part of this gentlemen’s club.

Summertrend 2012 (men): Let your feet breathe

May 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear, Trends

Lots of men will never get used to it and some women can’t stand the sight of it but the fact remains that sandals for men are a definite summer trend. And now that the temperature is rising those sunny sandals are popping up everywhere. And don’t think there’s no room for creativity with the men’s sandal; on the catwalk as well as on the streets we spotted lots of different designs. Like the red and beige ones, worn with socks at Louis Vuitton. Or the zigzag printed ones at Missoni. And let’s not forget the purple pair at Dsquared. The only two basic parts of a men’s sandal are: leather and straps, the rest is up to the designer’s imagination. Wear them with shorts, trousers or a wrap dress (like the guy in our streetstyle pics) and just (let your feet) breathe!

Burberry Prorsum Catwalk Fashion Show SS2012

June 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, Menswear, Milan

It has been a while since Burberry Prorsum designer Christopher Bailey presented such a strong collection. Less commercial and predictable, more sensitive and daring regarding the fabrics, ethnic theme, colors and prints. Of course it had this typical British/Bailey  details like the small pant with straight, narrow legs, the fitted jackets, pimped up brogues, the old fashioned cardigans and of course a large variety of coats. Those coats where the main part of the collection, but the accents made the difference: the collars in multi-colored patterns or fluffy fur. Funny and delightful were the (golf)shoes with thick cork-soles and bright colorful details, the knitted sweaters, the shirts and pants in African inspired patterns (the ones Mandela likes) or ikats and the colors which moved between navy-blue to mustard, yellow, burnt orange and beige.

It sure will let the sun come out on a rainy day.

Watch the show here

Trend Report SS2011: in his shirt

April 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, womenswear

Wearing a men’s shirt can be even sexier than wearing the perfect LBD. So, when designers like Dries van Noten, Stella McCartney and Paul Smith worked the men’s shirt into their summer collections they made a smart move.

A men’s shirt doesn’t need any extra’s; it speaks for itself. Combined with a pair of pleated trousers or some cool jeans the shirt looks effortless chic. Take the ones we saw at Michael Kors, Margiela and Lacoste; could a woman look any more elegant in such basic pieces?

So leave your tailored, ruffled, printed blouses at home girls. The men’s shirt is all the rage these days….


Only Haider Acker-wo-mann

December 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion

Haider Ackermann successfully launched his menswear line last season, but has already decided to quit it. For now there will be no more men’s clothing from the Belgium label.

A spokesperson from BVBA 32, the company that operates and produces Haider Ackermann’s collections said: ‘The decision to present a one-season collection was a creative decision. Haider wanted to underline the image he made for his women’s line with the man at her side. The men’s collection will be added again at the time Haider wants to and it will not be linked to a season. Creativity cannot be forced into a time frame. It is the emotion of the moment being translated to a collection, which is presented and sold to retailers who believe in creativity as such.’

Could it be that Haider Ackermann needs his time to prepare for his new job at Chanel? Last week in Numero magazine Karl Lagerfeld named Ackermann as his potential successor at Chanel. Yet we doubt Karl is leaving Chanel any time soon.  


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