Monthly Archives: October 2011

VMAN: The Decades Issue

VMAN paid homage to the evolution of men’s style from decades past for its 24th issue. The editorial depicts iconic trends from as far back as the 1930’s to the present giving us a clear understanding of how men’s fashion has been reinvented and progressed each decade. Some of the most memorable moments of men’s fashion were the flawless suiting of the 30’s to the “rebel without a cause” leather wearing era of the 50’s and let’s not forget the floral wearing hipsters of the 70’s, which are all present trends for today’s modern man. Stylist Tom Van Dorpe didn’t skip a beat with the recreation of these eras using garments from some of the industry’s heavy hitters like Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, DSquared and Prada. The man behind the lens was photographer Benjamin Lennox who did a great job capturing these images and resurrecting the true essence of each time period.

Written by Curt Greenidge

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Bromance: Gareth Thomas Models With Christian Louboutin for Les 20 Ans

Gareth Thomas, 6ft 3inches ruby superstar better known as Alfie was honored earlier this year with his own range of sneakers called the Alfie Flats by renowned shoe designer Christian Louboutin. Mr. Thomas is a tyrant on the ruby field winning over 100 caps during his career. Now you are probably wondering how did these two people from different walks of life paired up? This unlikely duo befriended each other after Louboutin learnt of Alfie’s “coming out” story and how it destroyed his marriage driving him to nearly committing suicide.  Since then the two has forged great bond and friendship. Alfie is clearly a fan of the designer’s fashionable footwear. He was once quoted as saying “these days I own more of Louboutin’s shoes than I do rugby boots”. Today Alfie models in the designer’s book, photographed by Philippe Garcia, entitled “Les 20 ans” celebrating Louboutin’s 20th Anniversary. The book features some of Christian Louboutin closes friends who has inspired his creations throughout the years and Thomas definitely fell into that category alongside Dita von Tesse, Mika and Rossy de Palam just to name a few.

Here is the behind-the-scenes video of the Les 20 ans photo shoot

Christian Louboutin Les 20 Ans from F.TAPE on Vimeo.

The Alfie Flats

Written by: Curt Greenidge

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Domenico+Savio Fall/Winter Leather Collection

Domenico+Savio introduced its 2011 Fall/Winter leather collection to the world. Classic styles with modern-day elements like fitted biker jackets which come in an array of colors and styles, hooded leather jackets and fur collared ski jackets for men.  Domenico+Savio have undeniably taken a fresh approach with the creation of this line.

Domenico + Savio

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Luigi Borrelli

Luigi Borrelli’s Fall/Winter presentation demonstrates versatility by alternating  different pieces to construct casual or formal ensembles. Just think of this collection as your mother laying out your outfits everyday before school.

Images: Luigi Borrelli

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James Franco The New Face of Gucci

Hollywood actor and golden boy James Franco was handpicked by Gucci to be the face of the brand’s new made to measure service for men. The photos were taken in Rome at the Cinecitta studios by Nathaniel Goldberg. If you are wondering how much this service will cost for this high-end brand the price starts at £1,900. By the end of this year this service will be available at 11 boutiques worldwide offering over 178 color combinations.

Written by: Curt Greenidge

Images: CBH

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13 Ways to look extraordinaire this season

“13 ways to look extraordinaire this season” is the tagline for Rose and Born Fall/Winter lookbook. This collection consists of stylish and sophisticated clothing that mirrors this theme. Rose and Born recognizes the best way to become a well-dressed man is to incorporate traditional pieces such as bow ties, pocket squares, pattered silk scarves not forgetting the importance of tailored suiting. So gentleman in order to accomplish these regal looks, follow Rose and Born’s Fall/Winter blueprint and you will never fall short.

Written by: Curt Greenidge

Images: Rose and Born

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H&M 2011 Winter Campaign

During any season you can always count on H&M to bring a fresh and exciting collection. For this winter, H&M has once again provided an array of fashionable knits, coats and layered pieces to keep us warm during the cold months ahead. By using a neutral colour palette as the base with an infusion of colour added life and vitality to the collection. I always look forward to what H&M has in store, their clothing always provide a certain edgy, not to mention comfort and most importantly style for the modern man.

Written by: Curt Greenidge

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