“Money talks. Style doesn’t has to.”
Is your workwear looking even bleaker than your actual job? Perhaps it’s time for a style update.
Classic, formal menswear is simple and formulaic. You can never go wrong with a crisp, ironed-shirt paired with a matching tie and nicely fitted pair of pants. Heck, maybe even throw on a blazer.
No matter how cut and dried it is, the complexity in day-to-day menswear is in the little details. Most people can’t tell the difference between a plaid shirt from a checkered one, and most people don’t care. However, we’ve found that the people who pay closer attention to the finer details are always the ones that end up looking dapper, stealing the promotion you wanted and perhaps even leaving with the girl.
Now we’ll never tell, but here are some prints, patterns, tips and tricks to updating and reinventing your wardrobe and work towards being the dapper gentleman that you are.
“The Joy of Dressing is an Art”
Just like a lady’s Little Black Dress, shirts are an undeniable staple in every man’s wardrobe. At least, they should be.
There are a lot of shirts available in the market. From affordable brands such as G2000 to higher-end retailers such as Ben Sherman alongside departmental stores offering the best of the best, it’s easy to get lost in all the options available.
From smart casual Oxfords to sleek dress shirts, we break down the things you should look for when purchasing and investing in a shirt.
There’s a shade of red
for every woman.
– Audrey Hepburn
Festivities and preparations for Lunar New Year is in full swing. If you haven’t prepared a parent-approved yet #OOTD-worthy outfit or planning to do some last minute shopping, here are some tips of the trade when styling and purchasing your new CNY wardrobe additions.
There’s a (new) army this season.
The year has barely even started and all of social media is already sizzling and buzzing with back-to-back teasers on this year’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection.
One of our favourite advertising campaigns so far has got to be the unveiling of this year’s new #BALMAINARMY, featuring our all-time favourite industry players, the original queens of the runway and fashion editorials: Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer.
Dressing well is a
form of good manners.
It’s the last few weeks into the new year and a couple days away from Christmas. The festive season is in full swing and there’s nothing we’re eagerly anticipating more right now than good food and the company of our loved ones.
Aside from polite formalities and empty small talk, we’re sure most of us are hoping to rebuild some of the bridges burned and catch up with the people we did not manage to keep in close contact with throughout the year. This week, we’ve curated a list on our take on the best gifts for the gentlemen in our lives.
They’re probably one of the few people we show our appreciation to. So whether they’re a man of few words or the constant life of the party, the festive is the best time to show how much we value the strong, funny and sometimes weird male figures in our lives.
White paper packages
tied up in string,
these are a few of
my favourite things.
As the year slowly comes to a close, we’re out to celebrate the end of another chapter in our lives. While we bask in our triumphs and reflect on the failures that we’ve encountered over these twelve months, we want to show our appreciation for the supporting characters in our lives that stayed by our side throughout.
Gift-giving is hard, especially for the people you love. You want to show how much you love them, but you’ve also exhausted every possible option. Step away from the Victoria’s Secret gift set, we’ve extended our holiday gift guide and picked the things we are lusting after and we’re almost certain your female contemporaries are too!
All that glitters is gold.
The festive season is fast approaching and we’re expecting a never-ending to-do list and a packed back-to-back weekend. Between last minute gift shopping, meeting year-end deadlines or the impromptu meet up with the friends you didn’t manage to meet as often over the past few months, it definitely seems like there’s not enough time to breathe, let alone worry about what to wear.
We’ve curated a few looks for the festive season and incorporated PANTONE’s 2016 colour of the year to get you kick started and hopefully give you inspiration when putting together your own festive season ensemble!
A girl should be two things:
classy and fabulous.
– Coco Chanel
A night out with your friends often times call for your trusty pair of jeans and a basic tee or a cute little black dress. While we advocate being comfortable and love the model-off-duty uniform, sometimes a small effort can reap many rewards.
“Fashion is never wrong.”
― Malcolm McLaren
Striking a balance between the appropriate attire for school or work versus wearing what you actually want to wear whilst keeping up with the trend is definite a tough day to day decision to juggle. Understandingly, it’s definitely easy to subconsciously create a work uniform for yourself consisting of the same nude pumps, shift dress and blazer combination.
While we love and believe that every wardrobe needs its own variation of go-to staples such as aforementioned nude pumps, and a well-fitted shift dress and blazer, we believe that sometimes, reinventing your ensemble doesn’t require too much effort or change.