Monthly Archives: January 2011

Style and Prestige: Buckler

American designer Andrew Buckler owner of his self-titled brand Buckler was launched back in 2001. His clothing can be best described as “English Bloke meets New York”. Buckler’s Spring/Summer line does in fact have some European influence however instead of New York I would say young successful L.A style. His clothing has prestige and style, still managing to maintain comfort and versatility.  The Buckler brand can be found in New York 93 Grand St. SoHo and the meat packing district, 35 Artillery Lane in England and here in Toronto located at 700 Queen St. West. Visit Buckler for complete past and present collections.
Written by: Curt Greenidge
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Rebel Without A Cause: Antony Morato

Antony Morato is an Italian men’s wear line whose 2K11 Spring/Summer collection has somewhat of a “bad boy” undertone. This brand with attitude has put together such a strong aesthetic that its clothing will confidently be embraced by men as young as 18 ranging to the average 35 year old. I cannot express how much I respect designers and brands that make versatile, wearable pieces for the modern man. This look book has a hint of cinematography and being a huge movie connoisseur myself it’s quite difficult not to point out the obvious. I detected some movie influences such as a young rebellious Elvis Presley in Jail house Rock or Sean Penn in Bad Boys pre Madonna. This collection speaks volumes and the Antony Morato brand is absolutely the new age rebel without a cause.
Written by: Curt Greenidge
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Van Dale

Unless you’re living in a warm climate, by now you must be growing very tiresome of shoveling snow, warming up the car and wearing layers clothing while drugging through piles of snow. Then to make things worst reality sets in that winter has just begun. Well, Danish clothing line Van Dale created look book for next season that will mentally allow you to escape from your winter woes and increase your anticipation for warmer weather. Van Dale is for the sophisticated male who is young at heart, the man that likes to feel relaxed and comfortable. This brand’s Spring/Summer collection has somewhat of a nautical theme with playful combinations of cardigans, blazers, sweaters and shorts. Overall, Van Dale’s S/S collection is a breath of fresh air.
                
Written by: Curt Greenidge
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Back to the Future: Riviera Club

I call the Riviera Club S/S collection “Back to the Future”. The clothing, model and photos in this look book remind me of that 1955 era, a young Marty McFly who is stranded in the desert. This collection takes you back to the basics for spring/summer. The Fedora, pastel-colored pant, plain white T-shirt w/ pocket and ray ban inspired sunglasses is required for next season. Using light weight, breathable materials for the checkered, crisp white button down and Henley shirt to beat the heat in those warmer months. Whereas layering with retro denim jacket or hooded sweater for those cool spring nights. Riviera Club has crossed its T’s and dotted its I’s with this collection. It is a great lifestyle brand that every man can enjoy. Visit the Riviera Club site to take a look at the 2K10 Fall/Winter collection.
Written by: Curt Greenidge
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Flash Forward: Burberry Prorsum

I might be jumping the gun a little by showing you the pre 2011 fall/winter Burberry Prorsum collection and we haven’t felt the rays of the Summer 2k11 sun as yet. But like time fashion waits for no man! Fashion designers are already hard at work creating new collection for 2k12! None the less it’s always great to see what’s in store for future fashion trends, what pieces we should keep or update in our closets. It seems as though military style jackets and sweaters will still be a hot trend for Burberry Prorsum next winter. A colored trench coat, vest, down jacket and earth-toned peacoats will not be far behind.  Burberry Prorsum also included two nostalgic fashion pieces, the sterling peacoat and bomber jacket.  Overall, this Pre 2K11 Fall/Winter Burberry Prorsum men’s collection is clean, simple, youthful and chic.
Written by: Curt Greenidge
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GQ Spring Style Preview w/ Kid Cudi, Armie Hammer and Justin Chatwin

GQ magazine is a great resource for men to stay current on trends, fashion, accessories, gadgets and the list goes on but most importantly the “How To” guide. With that being said, last month the magazine released its spring preview highlighting all the seasons’ styles and accessories. They used two up and coming movie stars Justin Chatwin (played Tom Cruise son in War of the Worlds), Armie Hammer (one of the twins from The Social Network) and always stylish rap superstar Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi. The preview displayed some of spring’s staple pieces like the Woven Belts, plaid ties, printed pocket squares and Rugby shirts and used their famous models to pull together some magnificent looks. Check out Kid Cudi, Justin and Armie as they strike a pose all in the name of fashion! Visit GQ for the full preview and “How To” tips!

Written by: Curt Greenidge
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Tom Ford

Tom Ford is indeed one of my all time favorite men’s designers! I’m just lost for words after reviewing his 2011 Spring/Summer collection. He has a great eye for detail that always resonates through his clothing. The tailoring was done to perfection as usual never missing a beat. Ford injected his collection with huge amounts of color which blended well with these chic and classic looks. He took the shawl lapel tuxedo jacket and revamped it with color and floral designs. In addition, by re-introducing the high waisted pant he added that timeless motif. Tom Ford is a man of many different faces from successful designer to filmmaker. I definitely sense both these talents in this collection. This collection has such ageless characteristics and style I could see Cary Grant wearing the tuxedo or Jon Hamm of Mad Men in the high waisted pant. Vist the Tom Ford site for full collection.
Written by: Curt Greenidge
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