“Nobody can smell your face.”

Firstly, let me begin by wishing you all a very happy New Year! Although it’s not my first post of the year (there were a couple of others, rambling about shoes or some other inconsequential subject, I’m sure) it is the first time I’m going to write about something topical.

You see, first and foremost, this is a men’s fashion blog. It’s a subject close to my heart, it’s what I do for a day job, and it’s something that just about anyone (from the lowliest caveman wrapping a leaf around his nether-regions then realising a different colour leaf really brings out his eyes, to the most haute of all coutoured androgynous robot-men decked head-to-toe in Chanel) can appreciate. We’ve all bought clothes, we’ve all preferred one coat or sweater over another – perhaps without even realising, we’re all involved in fashion choices every day of our lives.

I’d like to take a minute, then, to talk about an invisible fashion accessory.

Continue reading ““Nobody can smell your face.””

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adidas Futurecraft ‘Tailored Fibre’

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You may remember that in 2015, adidas debuted the first sneaker made entirely of reclaimed ocean waste.

Now, the brand with the three stripes has embarked on a whole new method of designing and manufacturing their footwear, one which allows the sneakers to be individually tuned to the needs of the wearer – be it a runner or footballer. Continue reading “adidas Futurecraft ‘Tailored Fibre’”

Filling Pieces Spring 2016 Collection

Despite being less than seven years old, Amsterdam-based footwear gurus Filling Pieces have made a huge impact on the sneaker scene in a relatively short space of time.

The brainchild of Dutch architect Guillaume Philibert, Filling Pieces was designed to bridge the gap between streetwear and luxury, and to provide premium materials on a brand-new silhouette at an affordable price point. Continue reading “Filling Pieces Spring 2016 Collection”

Valentine’s Day – Men’s Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is one of those occasions that makes gift-buying especially difficult – even more so if you’re looking for a gift for your husband or boyfriend.

The stores are full of heart-shaped balloons, boxes of chocolates, red lacy lingerie, flowers – all perfect gifts for the lady in your life – but there’s slim pickings when it comes to gifts for us guys. Continue reading “Valentine’s Day – Men’s Gift Guide”

Common Projects – New Colours for 2016

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Founded in 2004, Common Projects has quickly risen to become the footwear of choice for those seeking a minimalist silhouette, subtle branding and premium materials. Buttery-smooth Nappa Leather and flawless hand-stitching are in plentiful supply on each and every pair of their sneakers, and the versatility of an all-white low-profile sneaker really cannot be overstated. Continue reading “Common Projects – New Colours for 2016”