Monthly Archives: November 2011



H&M Join Forces with Marni for Spring 2012

For the past couple of weeks H&M had a tremendous and positive response after its partnership with design powerhouse Versace. It can be arguably said that it was the stores’ most well received collaborations done thus far. Now there is a new alliance brewing on the horizon for spring 2012 with Italian label Marni. If we take a look back at Marni’s past collections you will notice the label’s love for color, collage-like prints and print-on-print combinations. Scheduled to hit stores worldwide on March 8th 2012 you will definitely see a contrast of prints and colors.

Designer Consuelo Castiglioni was quoted as saying “I wanted to create a true Marni wardrobe by revisiting all our favorite pieces in signature fabrics and prints. As always, I love juxtaposing prints and colors, mixing modern tribal with Bauhaus graphic adding sporty utilitarian elements”. If you’re axiously awaiting this collaboration take a peek at the behind the scenes video below released by H&M with a cameo from’s Tim Blanks.

Written by: Curt Greenidge

Source: Forbes

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Scott James Collection

We go through life searching desperately to find that one thing that we love doing to avoid the feeling of despair every morning before going into an unsatisfying work situation. Scott James Kuhlman, designer and founder of the successful menswear boutique Kulhman did just that. Today, Kuhlman is continuing to reach for his dreams by launching his clothing line Scott James.  Italian craftsmanship, love of unique fabrics and a keen eye for fashion resulted in a stylish and modern aesthetic for this collection. The mixtures of color with a neutral palette generate balance and give the line a fresh look for the Spring/Summer season.

Written by: Curt Greenidge

Source: theheartonfire


Balmain Homme for SENSE Magazine

Balmain Homme new lead designer Oliver Rousteing created a very fashionable collection for this 2011 Fall/Winter season. SENSE magazine wasted no time putting together this stylish editorial by using clothing from the design label.  In the midst of a subtle biker influence together with a rock vibe and militaristic styling, SENSE managed to remind us of Balmain’s edgy reputation.


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JanSport Pays Homage To Skip Yowell

JanSport released their limited edition leather backpacks for this 2011 Fall/Winter season. This Californian outwear company designed this bags as a tribute to its co founder and original designer Skip Yowell. JanSport is known for their craftsmanship and durability when it comes to their backpacks. All the more reason to invest in one but please remember backpacks are not meant to be worn with suits even if it’s made of leather.

Written by: Curt Greenidge


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Married to the Mob By Client Magazine

If you’re going to swim with the fishes you might as well do it in style. One of Client Magazine’s editorials for its 5th issue entitled “Married to the Mob” was photographed by Michelle Beatty and styled by Abena Ofei.  Shot in areas where one would expect such shady characters to congregate. Models Joe Flemming, Henry Evans, Stas Svetichny and twins Zac and Jordon Stenmark, donned in fitted single and double-breasted suiting, sunglasses and the reemerging turtleneck put a stamp of approval on this trendy mob motif.

Written by: Curt Greenidge

Photographed by Michelle Beatty for Client Magazine

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Freemans Sporting Club

Freemans Sporting Club was established to preserve the art of American handmade goods, quality and durability by skilled artisans, tailors and sewers.  The company prides itself on being an American product and believes very firmly on the phrase “Made Local, Buy Local”. Even though FSC maintains such traditional values they certainly took a very risqué approach for their 2011 Fall Lookbook. Artistically provocative would be the best way to describe this presentation by Freemans Sporting Club.  Although you maybe a little distracted by the nudity, which was tastefully done by the way, you cannot deny the craftsmanship of these garments.

Written by: Curt Greenidge



Terry Richardson For Happy Socks Campaign

Hiring photographer Terry Richardson to shoot this campaign was definitely a no-brainer for the Swedish sock manufacturer Happy Socks. Known for the graphic sexual subject matter often found in his work along with awards won over the years from numerous campaigns, Richardson was indeed the right choice for this edgy spread. Entitled “Terry’s Take” this campaign is cool, playful, fun and not to mention very creative. You will find an array of colors and patterned socks, sometimes worn as accessories or fashioned together to make some funky ensembles.

Written by: Curt Greenidge

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Smart Redefined by TOPMAN

“Sharp style comes to the fore this season. The key is to cut an elegant silhouette with slim tailoring and a hint of dandyism to keep the look fresh and modern. Work all the way through, from the sleek outerwear to the stylish cravat and bootlace bow ties with three-piece suits and velvet blazers in between.” ~TOPMAN


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