Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Summer Street Look


Menswear street fashion is so vibrant, original and interesting lately that I even decided to dedicate a post to it. The best thing in street fashion is that people do not only follow latest trends, but also add a piece of their own character. None look is as interesting as the one, which was splashed by ones individuality.
First I thought about giving some kind of an advice for those who don't know how to look when they leave home in summer, but I realised that there are no specific rules. The only remark is to look in the mirror before you leave and think if you look interesting for yourself. Do not be afraid to stay playful, I mean who wants to wear blue jeans and black shirt all the time. I would suggest to forget about the black colour and look for something fresh that makes you feel happy, because nothing accessorises look more than a happy wearer.
When it comes to the latest trends, remember not to use too many of them. Trends are fashionable when used in small quantities, if everything about you screams: trend, trend, trend it makes you look a bit cliche.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Seaside Art, Business, Casual | Gucci, Emporio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo

Due to the fact that there were not a lot of collections shown on Sunday, I decided to choose three collections for a one post from both of Monday and Sunday. There were a lot of pieces, which I truly loved in most of the collections but there were a couple of disappointment collections as well. However, in this post I will focus on the applicable and well thought of collections from three specific  genres: the more artistic and statement collection - Gucci, a very good choice for a spring day in business - Emporio Armani, casual option for a stylish men- Salvatore Ferragamo.


What I particularly love about the Gucci is that they never go for extreme extravaganza but at the same time know how to make a statement. This captain inspired collection is a point between fun and strictness. You would not say that they are sad or conservative but neither it is relaxed. In fact, combination of blue, red and white was also a yacht man look carried on perfectly during spring or summer. Not to mention the bondi blue suit on the third picture, which is a tremendously trendy shade and should not be forgotten for Spring 2015. Of course you will also notice a traditional combination of black and white in this collection as where did you see a real captain without any black and white clothes? I would definitely suggest going for Gucci for Spring 2015 because pieces look really great and can be matched in various outfits. 


Go for Emporio Armani. Seriously, if you have to work during summer and your office does not have a strict dress code, if you are a representative of more creative business careers like PR or marketing, or if you work in a strict office, but came to work on Friday, choose one of the pieces from Emporio Armani Spring 2015 collection. They are not only expensive and high quality looking, but bring chic to what we are used to call basic urban black look. This collection proves that even wearing only shades of black, you can stay unique and original. 


Why I chose Salvatore Ferragamo as a great casual look? Mainly because it is truly great. As you may notice these outfits look really distressed and I madly adore the texture play in the collection. Collection perfectly illustrates how we can carry a bit glossy materials during day. Whereas this mix of maroon red, purple and bronze in the pants will definitely become a trend of the season due to a huge outfit freshness and various combinational methods. These shoes are what really caught my eye, I really love how does this washed leopard print looks with auburn red leather. Definitely worth taking a look. 



I am really thankful to style.com for the pictures. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

What is hidden out there on the Lombardian streets?


Finally! One of the most important events in the men fashion world has just started. Milan Fashion Week. I always believe in a tremendous quality and uniqueness, which is shown on the catwalks by Italian designers. Everyone wants to have a stylish piece of clothing followed by elegant and very simple phrase: "Made in Italy". In fact, we can definitely say that men occupied Milan and it is truly one of the most important menswear capitals in the world. 
My upcoming posts will consist of great collection reviews and greatest captured moments of the Lombardian Milan. Stay tuned! 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

SAINT LAURENT 2014 | ROCK CHIC

Saint Laurent continues the story of a statement in their designs for Autumn 2014. All of the looks scream rock chic. You can get an idea that this look is made for a rebelling rockstar with an elegancy twist. If you choose Saint Laurent for autumn 2014, it means, that you have enough power to look rough and making a statement is your middle name.
Collection presentation was accompanied by a newly discovered band. Great music, great clothes, what else could you look for? Enjoy the video.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

GG | The Story of Roaring 2013/14


Today I decided to dedicate my post to one of the greatest movies of 2013 The Great Gatsby. Once again we were all reminded of this amazing story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Roaring twenties, also known as Jazz Age, is an inspiration for those, who love elegancy and standing out from the crowd. Before you proceed reading old sport, make sure you turn on Louis Armstrong on your player. 
The Great Gatsby movie became an inspiration for fashion world. Many designers presented their personal view of how should the modern Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan look. In order to be a man of the story you should follow 5 simple rules: 
1.Dapper Dan haircut is an option for you. We are sick and tired of these simple haircuts from streets, improvise, experiment. Jazz Age was not about being a part of society it was about breaking rules of the society, this haircut will make you look both: expensive and different. 
2.Casual three-piece. 1920's made its way for the three part suits. It does give more style combination options, you can try different patterns, colours or approaches in order to come out with your personal piece.
3.Round framed glasses. This model of sunglasses was popular last season and it continues to be on the top of the trend this year as well. Round framed glasses will benefit your outfit with a slight accent, but remember that these frames still have different size, so make sure you choose the one, which best fits your shape. 
4.Colourful suspenders. Suspenders are a good option for those who are trying to pull their way out of being a shadow to becoming an icon, but are afraid of huge attention. Suspenders are noticeable only after you are without a top part of the suit, which means that you are left with a smart accent beneath.
5.The pocket watch. Good news for those who are bored with wearing simple watch on their wrist, now you can bring even more chic into your outfit having a pocket watch. Even though lots of pocket watches are still being made globally I definitely suggest taking a look into your local vintage boutiques as you might find a model, which does not only look good, but also tells a century old story.
That is it old sport. Roaring twenties can be a part of your wardrobe, only thing you have to do is buy these items from the list and download some jazz classics to your player. 

 “Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!” 
-F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby






Thursday, January 9, 2014

What is hidden behind the words?


Fashion is not only about following trends and matching items in one of outfit, fashion is also an art of bringing certain story, idea to the public. Every outfit can have lots of stories considering models development, creation and when was it worn.
Today I would like to tell you about trendy sweaters and tees, which do not only look really well, but also tell a certain story. I would like to start with the ones I found on Divine Trash website. The first one would be a model by Realm & Empire called Holdfast Sweater. As you can notice, on the front there are words saying Holdfast, so what does it actually mean? Holdfast is a traditional term tattooed onto the knuckles of sailors to bring them good luck at sea. Does it make wearing this sweater any different? Yes it does, you become a role player of a certain story. Next model also found on the same website and made by previously mentioned designer is a very clever t-shirt relating to First World War. It says: The wolf is at the door, don't waste bread. What makes this model very original and nostalgic is a meaning and usage of these words. They were first mentioned on posters displayed at that time encouraging people not to waste food. This is personally my favourite model, which makes me related to the story at some point. The last design also created by Realm & Empire is called: V for victory. It represents a photographic image of Churchill acknowledging the roaring crowds and an iconic v shaped symbol. It appeals to the phenomenal british history and the most admirable aspects of britishness.
The reason I wanted to give you an insight to this topic is to remind, that sometimes the meaning behind the words is hidden and when we just go pass throw at the shop and do not take this into consideration we miss lots of amazing designs and clever ideas. I would really advise you to think about what you wear and you will look better.

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Abarcas - source for modern inspiration



Abarcas are certain shoes, which are traditionally worn by men and women in Spain. Most of them are made of leather and represent this magnificent country.
On my trip to Spain I saw this model very often while glancing throw the local store windows, (It becomes especially fascinating when you walk throw the narrow streets in a small country and suddenly you find a small and very beautiful shoe store ran by friendly and kind Spanish woman) when I got interested in what they particularly represent I started to notice people around town wearing them, everyone seemed to like them. Who does not want stylish piece of Spanish culture and deep traditions as a part of their look?
Their shape and form make you feel inspired by the country, you can easily imagine yourself walking throw the streets of Girona or drinking a cup of cortado in Barcelona. However, they are still not very popular in Europe, while the model is very adaptable and can easily fit needs of different styles considering both formal and more casual. They are all about variation, it is a professional game of shapes and colors. You can easily style them with bermudas, shirt and summer bowtie but at the same time you are free to wear long summer pants with a shirt and be on your way for a walk around the Monte Carlo.
As you can see, these are the shoes, which deserve your attention. We are all getting bored with the usual item combinations, which we see on the streets. We need an original sparkle, something, which enhances our outfits, retells a different story. This is an item of your wardrobe that would make you stand out from the crowd.