On the Street...The Dark Night, Milan

I know...it's a play on words.

On the Street...Mr. Marzotto, Milan

This is all about his seriously shaped coat.
I hope photos like this will finally put an end to a dreaded sentence heard in shopping malls all across America. "buy it one size bigger so you can wear a sweater under it!"

I loath that sentence

Editors Choice....Engineered Garments

Engineered Garments website

On the Street...The Charmer, part 2

Men's Accessory: Omega Watch

Watchmakers Advice
By Claude H. Suddreth "Opinion Expert" (Phoenix, AZ USA)

I am rather opinionated when it comes to mens luxury watches. This comes from spending 2 years in watchmaking school, studying directly under the guidance of a certified master swiss watchmaker who came here from Europe. Men watches, especially mid to high grade swiss watches, are a passion of mine. I am not loyal to a brand or a style or anything else. I judge them for what they are, in terms of quality, function, construction, and style. A watchmakers point of view.

This said I will tell you that this particular men watch is what I consider to be a "best kept secret" sort of watch. This is an AUTOMATIC watch (read: Mechanical - NOT Quartz), and of CHRONOMETER grade function. Chronometer as used here is a measure of accurate timekeeping, not quality - a point often misunderstood - and is used mostly from a marketing point of view by companies such as Rolex. HOWEVER. This movement in THIS watch is actually EXCELLENT in terms of quality, time keeping ability, and construction - easily comparable to other Swiss made movements from other famous manufacturers costing several times as much. This watch, properly serviced, will provide a lifetime of use - and probably more. Absolutely the sort of men's watches you pass down to the next generation. (maybe still long way to go! :P)

All in all - and EXCELLENT choice - especially for those seeking their first QUALITY Swiss watch purchase.


Brand Name: Omega
Model number: 1202.30.00
Dial window material type: sapphire
Clasp: push-button-safety
Case material: stainless-steel-and-18k-gold
Case diameter: 39 millimeters
Case Thickness: 10 millimeters
Band material: stainless-steel-and-18k-gold
Band length: mens-standard
Dial color: silver-white
Bezel material: 18k-gold
Calendar: Date
Movement: Automatic
Water resistant depth: 165 Feet

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On the Street...The Charmer, Milano

On the Street...At Fendi, Milano

Man Fashion Accessories: Leather Belts

There is no better way to round out that perfect outfit than with men's leather fashion accessories. When you have leather accessories that complement your wardrobe, you give off a certain vibe of sophistication and style. You also show the people that you take your men's fashion seriously particularly if you are going for interview. The right men's leather fashion accessories will help you be remembered and give off a great impression to others.

Calfskin Dress Belt

Calfskin Dress Belt

Full-grain Italian leather with a solid brass buckle. Full grain lining. Measures 1 1/8" wide. Imported. Sizes: 30-48. Colors: Black, Burgundy, Brown

Men's leather belt is a simple way to add the right leather accessory to your outfit. Men's leather belts come in a wide-array of styles so you can find one that will match your wardrobe perfectly. Many of these men's leather belts can either be very simple or complicated design, that suit different occasion.

Antiqued Two-Tone Belt

Antiqued Two-Tone Belt

Two-tone leather with antiqued buckle. 1 1/4" wide. Imported. Colors: Saddle Tan, Burgundy.

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On the Street...The Shorter Shape Of Outerwear

On the Street...Check Mates, Paris

When Fashion Met Technology! Mobile Phone

More and more Fashion brands have moved away from their traditional business, either be cloth, jeans, shoes, perfumes etc, to more IT related product, particularly mobile phone.

First Prada, and follow by Levi's. Dolce & Gabbana has teamed up with Motorola, Julian McDonald with Sony Ericsson, Cath Kidston with Nokia and even rumours that Gucci will be getting into the action shortly.

Levi's, the jeans maker has launched a mobile phone, these stainless steel shell Levi black mobile phones contain the features that can easily mesmerize the people around. The camera is a 2-mega-pixel that can easily take the qualitative photographs along with the best video recordings. These features help you store the precious and valuable moments of your life and you will be just one click away to live with those moments again in future.

Levi black mobile phone has 40 MB in built memory with expandable Micro SD slot too. So, you do not need to disappoint, you can store as much data. Far from your heavy music player equipment handset will not let you bore. It might be your good friend in your loneliness. This set includes multimedia player, MP3 player and Bluetooth stereo in which you can listen and view your favorite songs and videos.

Besides these entertainers, it has one more feature that completes the set in itself and that is in-built radio, which does not only acquaintance you with the old or latest music but also the news updates around the whole world.

Prada, the fashion label is making a mobile phone? Surely not. Well it seems that perfumes are old hat when it comes to extending the brand beyond clothes.

So it's not as illogical as it may sound for Prada to be releasing a mobile phone and before you have to rush off to another catwalk show lets get it out of the way now. This phone is lovely.

Small and compact - it's about the size of the Chocolate phone from LG, the phone is simplistic in its design thanks to the lack of keypad. No slider, clam or candybar design needed here, just one piece of technology with a couple of shortcut buttons.

The front displays the touchscreen, which not only dominates the design of the phone, but also like the Chocolate models from LG disappears when not in use, the only other buttons on the front are a small pick-up, hang-up and menu.

The sides offer equally small buttons for the camera shutter, MP3 player, lock and volume. If you need glasses to see small details, then this isn't for you. The buttons are poorly labelled, but then what do you expect - this isn't the Vodafone Simply phone designed for the over 70s.

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It Shouldn't Work...But It Does, Paris

Graphic, Pastels,, Utilitarian, Florals - it takes a talent to make such disparate elements look so harmonious together

From a response in the comments section
"again, for me, this is about inspiration - maybe you see mixing just two of the four elements in a new way and that in itself is worth it to me

I rarely think of mixing graphic patterns with a pastels but I might remember this when I am starting to put together early spring outfits - maybe a houndstooth jkt with a pastel tie, cream pants and suede monk strap shoes

that is what I see when I look at this from my perspective."

On the Street...Gianluca, Milano

On the Street...Via Roma, Paris

On the Street...Greys Like A Fog, Pitti Uomo

On the Street...Updated Poncho, Pitti Uomo

Mr. Angelo Inglese

I love this mix

On the Street...Silver & Black, Milan

Man Fashion: Men's Guide to Fashion Lingerie Part II

So guys, if you are still have doubts about lingerie and need to know more before you walk into any lingerie shop! That's right, here come the in depth men guide on women's fashion lingerie.

Generally, there are 6 different categories of lingerie in the market: Sporty, Natural, Elegant, Designer, Sexy and special occasion, or Bridal Lingerie. Of course, these categories can overlap, Bridal or sexy lingerie can be made by a designer. Sport lingerie can also be natural. Natural can be sexy. But understanding these six categories will help one to determine which lingerie to select.

Fashion Natural Lingerie
Natural Lingerie, in general tends to be functional and less obvious. Simplicity, quality and comfort tend to be the major criteria for use. Darjeeling lingerie brand is for women who prefer the natural look.

Sporty Lingerie
The purpose of sporty lingerie is that the lingerie should support but not hinder the lifestyle of the woman. They should not be obvious under tight clothing and yet not give up anything in the way of functionality. Prada is well known for their sport lingerie. Sloggi developed a strong image in this area as well.

Elegant Lingerie
Elegant lingerie is designed to give the woman a look of subtle sensuality without being too obviously erotic. Many types and styles of elegant lingerie cross over with designers. Chantelle’s Riviera lingerie is one example of elegant lingerie.

Designer Lingerie
Designer lingerie gives a woman the feeling of being special. As few people will ever know she is wearing lingerie made by a designer, the woman who spends the money on designer lingerie is spending it mostly for herself. The focus is on style over comfort or quality. Dolce and Gabana, Versace and recently popular Agent Provocateur are a few important designers of lingerie.

Sexy Lingerie
Sexy lingerie combines a wide range of styles and look. Many different types of lingerie can be included here, such as thongs or G-strings, teddy, corsets, garters, body stockings, sheer lingerie etc. To be sure, any of these can be included in other categories. For example a thong can be sporty or elegant. A corset can be sexy, provocative or elegant. Any of them can be made by a designer. But the overall look of these types of lingerie gives the woman a sexy feel. Victoria’s Secret has a focus on sexy lingerie. Fredericks is their fading competitor. Lola Luna specializes
in G-Strings or thongs. Lady Marlene focuses on Bustiers. Lise Charmel of France combines seduction with fashion.

Bridal Lingerie
Bridal Lingerie is made especially for that one day for which a woman waits all of
her life, her wedding night. Usually it combines a white, creamy color with elegant
and sexy style. Comfort or durability is hardly an issue here, but sensuality and
style are essential. It seems that every lingerie designer markets a line of bridal lingerie.

So do you have any brands in mind? No clue? No worry, depends on where you live, most lingerie are either be national or regional. Here are some of the famous brands you can find either near you or in the net.
  • Chantelle Lingerie is one of the top brands of French lingerie, exporting to more than 50 countries. Passioneta and Darjeeling are Chantelle brands. However, Chantelle sales are still quite small in the USA.
  • La Perla began as a small Italian manufacturer of corsets and is now becoming well known internationally as a manufacturer of lingerie
  • Fantasie is a UK lingerie designer that focuses on lingerie in larger cup sizes. The UK represents, by far, the major sales for Fantasie.
  • Triumph is a German lingerie manufacturer that like La Perla had its beginnings as a small local manufacturer of corsets and has grown to an international corporation. Sloggi is a brand which is owned by Triumph. Triumph is barely existent in North America.
  • Victoria’s Secret was started in the 1977 by Roy Raymond who wanted a European style shop that was accessible to males as well as females. Raymond sold his company in 1982 to The Limited Inc and it has grown up to be the top US manufacturer of lingerie. However, Victoria’s Secret is almost unknown in Europe.
Remember all these, so next time when you walk into any lingerie shop, yous should at least know how to ask a few simple questions.

One final question for today, what is your favorite lingerie and brands? Do share your opinions here.

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Man Fashion: A Men's Guide to Lingerie

Just came across this interesting article in the net and thought of share with you guys here. Some years back, Normal Heights resident Mike Pazder walked into a Victoria's Secret by himself -- without any previous lingerie knowledge -- in search of something, anything."I didn't know how this whole operation worked," the now 29-year-old lawyer said. "I didn't know if I was supposed to touch anything or just keep my hands to myself."A saleswoman sensed his uneasiness around all the lacy, silky fabrics with strappy things, hooks and lace, and helped him out."It wasn't exactly the most comfortable conversation when we were trying to figure out what size to get and I had to compare my girlfriend's body to hers," Pazder said. "But aside from that, there is no question that the best advice is to immediately go up to a saleswoman when you go in the store and ask for help rather than wandering around aimlessly looking and feeling like a big perv."Point noted and taken: MEN, ASK FOR HELP.
Nobody expects men like you and me to be an expert in lingerie. Turn to those who have the knowledge before buying her unmentionables this holiday season. Laurie Thomas, owner of San Diego lingerie shop The Enchantress, shares a few tips that might make your life a lot easier.

So if you are going into lingerie shop next time, remember this advice.

Source: fashionrail

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On the Street...Outside Etro, Milan

Man Fashion: Korea Street Fashion

Medium length hairstyles is the trend.

Black jacket and messenger bag is still the main theme in Seoul, Korea.

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Man Fashion: Do You Have a Perfect Fashion Dress Suit?

Every fashion designer and fashion expert will give any men this advice when it comes to what they should have in their closet. They will say that every man needs to own at least one nice fashion dress suit no matter what they do or a living. You never know when you find it necessary to wear your men suit such as a wedding, funeral or a job or job interview that requires business attire. You are always taken a little more seriously if you are wearing a nice men suit.

If you have no idea how to choose men's fashion dress suit. Here are a few general guidelines you can always follow when considering buying a new men fashion dress suit.

  • Choose a fabric – You absolutely, positively cannot go wrong with purchasing a worsted wools men fashion dress suit. I’m also talking about gabardines and mid-weight corded wools as well. As you are shopping around the different stores looking for men fashion dress suits, you’re going to come across ones that are labeled “Super 100”. This only means the yarn was twisted more often than the usual 60-80 twist wools but it is considered to be a mid-weight. Look for fabric that springs back after it's squeezed without wrinkling.
  • How the pants fit - The waistline of men trousers need to be comfortable. The test to see how well men trousers fit is to stick two fingers into the waist while you're wearing them. If you are able to do this, then they fit properly. As far as pleated pants are concerned, it depends on your body type. If you are a little chubby in the stomach area, then you can get away with wearing pleats since it will help cover it up. If you are thinner, then stay away from them. Pleats will only make you appear skinnier.
  • Sleeve length - The sleeve length needs to be exact and the correct length. You’ll end up looking like a bum or someone who borrowed your little brother’s dress suit at the last moment. Neither of those options are a good look. You’ll know the sleeve is too long if it covers your shirt cuff. You want the sleeve to just reach the base of your thumb, revealing a half inch to an inch of your shirt cuff.
  • Your pants hem – If you’re looking to make a horrible impression in your men fashion dress suit, then just pay no attention the length of your pants and make sure they aren’t hemmed. Now seriously, they should reach your shoes with a slight break. You can either go with pants that are cuffed or un-cuffed, but cuff-less give the impression you are taller. Pants with cuffs give off the appearance of more maturity.
  • Jacket waist - The men fashion dress suit’s jacket needs to fit easily across your stomach in order to appear professional. A traditional American cut fashion dress suit known for its signature two buttons and a mainstay for many years is now being replaced by fitted suit jackets with three and four buttons. Shop around for fitted waistlines that enhance the shape of your body if even you prefer either style, classic or modern.
  • Fit of the suit – A good fitting business attire suit should allow you to stretch and bend without any problems and have a free range of movement for your arms. To be sure you have this, bring your arms out straight in front of you. The most important thing to remember is you should always be comfortable no matter what.

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Man Fashion: Gold Chain Fashion is Back?

Do you think gold chain is back again this year? Well, it all depend on individual, and depend on which part of the world you are living. Gold chain used to has a lot to say, when it comes to men's fashion in those years. Way back then in the middle Ages, gold chains were rewarded as gifts in a traditional way to royal courts for loyal service.

A chain has many different styles and each one has its own distinct message. They can stand alone as a strong fashion statement. Some styles may give a man an impression of boldness, mystery and power.

The most popular styles are Snake, Rope, Figaro, Wheat design, Venetian Link, Cuban link, Mariner, Curb and Box Chain. Nevertheless, there will always be new styles and designs which will be continuously created by artisans.

With the abundance in styles it's a little bit hard to make a decision. If chosen correctly, a chain will make an impression and show your personality. Figaro, mariner or curb chains are classic pieces with the repeat pattern. Figaro with a long link that connects to three short links; this particular design whispers romance and subtle class. This one, whether it's yellow or white gold, will make you exude power and an impression of luxury. Rope chain is just the height of sophistication. It's a perfect choice if you want the look of intelligence and mystery. These are classic designs originated in Italy and mostly manufactured in Italy.

Not all that glitters is gold. Spend some time doing research before you decide to purchase a chain for yourself. Lots of them on the market are gold plated or gold layered. They look shiny at first but later wear down and the metal (usually, copper, nickel or zinc) underneath shows up. Remember, all men's jewelry should be of excellent quality.

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On the Street....Yellow Flower, Pitti

On the Street....Giovanna in Paris

Favorite Trend From Pitti - Creased Jeans

On the Street....Crisp, Pitti Uomo

On the Street....That Mix, Paris

On the Street....Mr. Jeremy Hackett, Pitti Uomo

The Sartorialist in The New York Times

NYT Front Row

Man Fashion: How to Choose Your Sport Shoes

So far we have touched on fashion dress shoes, and today we will be focus on sport shoes, or athletic shoes. Sport shoes are a special part of men's clothing. As a active man, you need shoes that are durable, lightweight, probably well made and of course with styles. Basketball shoes are typically the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks on men's athletic shoes. There are many other types of shoes besides basketball. All sport shoes for men are made basically the same with a few differences such as cleats and height.There are also a few categories of shoes that make a difference in wear and comfort. From the cheapest shoes to the most expensive men's athletic shoes vary. It is important that you find the right shoe to fit you individual needs for training, durability and comfort.

Motion Control Shoes
The first category is Motion Control Shoes. These shoes are the most rigid, control orientated and durable. The normal motion of the foot is important to keep in mind when purchasing these types of shoes. The motion control shoes help limit the motion of the foot so they are not excessively moving around making injury a greater risk.

Stability Shoes
Another type of shoe category is Stability Shoes. Stability means that there is good support, cushioning, and durability. Men who are of average weight and do not have a need for motion controlled shoes will find these provide the right support.

Cushion Shoes
Cushioned Shoes are ideal for those who do not have a lot of excess motion in their foot and are not in need of additional support. A man of average weight and size may find these to be appropriate for him.

Lightweight Training Shoes
Another type of shoe would be the Lightweight Training Shoes. These are very light and are intended for racing and fast paced training. Efficient runners with no motion control problems will find these are perfect for them.

Trial Shoes
Finally Trail Shoes are good for off road or inclement weather. They have extra stability for added traction. They are very durable. It is imperative to plan ahead when exercising and playing sports. Alternating your shoes is a way to give your feet a brief workout. They will rest the muscles used in the other shoes while working ones to adjust to the ones you changed into. Also your work out or sport shoes will last longer if you wear them only when needed as opposed to all the time.

Some Other Tips

  • Buying men's sport shoes are to always shop late in the day since feet tend to swell a bit as the day progresses.
  • It is important to always measure your feet while standing; the change in size is enough to make your new shoes uncomfortable if you don't.
  • Make sure you try on both shoes with socks on. Some people's feet are slightly different sizes.
  • When you choose a pair always buy the size of your larger foot.
  • If the shoes hurt the first time you try them on then don't buy them. They will not get more comfortable later on.
  • Before training in your new shoes break them in by wearing them around the house.
  • Make sure you don't wear outdoor if you think you might want to return to the store.

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