On the Street....Mr. Cortina, Paris

On the Street....Rive Gauche, Paris

Man Fashion Review:Sunglasses

Finding just the right pair of sunglasses is not easy. There are thousands of brands, styles and colors to choose from online or in your local sunglasses retail store. Moreover, the price ranging from as low as $20 to as high as $300. So how much and what brands are you looking for is very much depend on your affordability and of course your preference. So here are some reviews that in my opinion is value for money. (Click on pictures to find out more)

Heat Hand made, imported, Italian Acetate Material with high quality, scratch resistant American Polarized Lenses for maximum UV and sun glare protection. This sunglass frame can be converted into a pair of prescription sunglasses and includes a durable, designer hard case and microfiber cleaning cloth.

Heat Sunglasses H24 - Black/Gray Lens

Heat Sunglasses H24 - Mocha/Smoke Lens

Size is 54-15-125 and will fit both adults and teens. Available Colors: Black/Gray Lens, Mocha/Smoke Lens. Heat Sunglasses H23 - Black/Gray Lens

Heat Sunglasses H23 - Black/Gray Lens

Size is 55-14-125 and will fit both adults and teens. Available Colors: Black/Gray Lens, Tortoise/Smoke Lens.

Coyote With 5 layers that protect from glare, impact, scratches, and water, the Sidecar's polycarbonate polarized lens are the emblem of quality and durability. Features a 58 mm lens. Their double hard coating makes them highly impact resistant and unbreakable. Not only is the Sidecar's frame fashionable and uniquely shaped, it is made from Grilamid nylon for durability, light weight, and flexibility. Perfect for any and all outdoor activities, these sunglasses are the epitome of quality sport lenses! Coyote Eyewear Sidecar - Black/Rose Flash

Coyote Eyewear Sidecar - Black/Rose Flash 

Available Colors: Tortoise/Gray Flash, Black/Rose Flash.

Coyote Eyewear PZS 52 X-Large - Brown/Copper  

Coyote Eyewear PZS 52 X-Large - Brown/Copper

Available Colors: Gunmetal/Gray, Brown/Copper. 

Rockstar Eyewear Ziplan (Men's) - Brown

Rockstar Eyewear Ziplan (Men's) - Brown  

Basic square wrap frame with a comfortable fit. Metal frame. Available Colors: Gunmetal, Black, Brown, Silver. 

Rockstar Eyewear Ice - White

Rockstar Eyewear Ice - White  

Square aviator style sunglasses with leather temple. Classic look with a modern touch. Metal frame. Available Colors: Pink, Brown, White, Gun.

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On the Street....Rive Gauche, Paris

Louise at the Louvre, Paris

On the Steps...Grand Palais, Paris

At Arny's, Rive Gauche

The Sartorialist photo exhibit moves to Adamson Gallery in Washington DC

I am thrilled to announce that my exhibit (which just closed at Danziger Projects in New York, thanks James!) will now move to Adamson Gallery in Washington D.C.

We are trying to schedule an "opening" but I am going to India in mid-March (more about that soon) so I will keep you posted on when that will happen.

Here are the details for the exhibit.

The Sartorialist
March 15th - April 26th, 2008

Adamson Gallery
1515 14th Street

DVF shoes

hello folks!

the wonderful diane von furstenberg (famous for inventing/reinventing the wrap dress) has expanded her repertoire to include shoes:

do we love them? i'm a huge sucker for thong sandals and stacked heels so i find those pieces particularly charming...

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early sightings: dvf used her new line of shoes to accessorize her spring '08 collection last year:

source: elle

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dvf says: "i wanted to create power shoes for the woman on-the-go and on her feet...my shoes are not just pretty accessories; they are functional and serve a purpose. women on-the-go need power, comfort, and fashion."

source: fashion week daily

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in other news, her flats are reminiscent of the hit/it tory burch reva flats:

l-r: tory burch, dvf (both available in a variety of colors)

a new 'it' flat for spring?

more dvf shoes here:



p.s. things are a little chaotic around here at the moment. we're working on our shopblog/ebay store and a few other little projects. please bear with us as we figure it all out. thanks :)

Men fashion accessories: Essential Guide for Backpack

Do you have your favorite backpack where you bring along whenever you travel? Finding the right backpack is not easy, the price can range from US$30 to US$500 and above for a quality and branded one. So if you don't have one but intend to get one or you are consider to get renew your backpack, you may need to consider several factors before deciding on a particular backpack. Worthiness of a backpack depends on its performance during the particular use you intend it for. Selecting the wrong backpack can cause lot of inconvenience including a sore back and feet.

Before deciding to buy a backpack, you should be able to clearly specify its use. Daypacks, assault packs, and full packs are the major categories in backpacks.

Daypacks are intended for small trips, where the weight will be minimal. Assault packs are used mostly during weekend trips and for activities like mountain climbing. The weight-holding capacity of this type of backpack is greater. Full packs are used for longer trips, and their weight-holding capacities are greater than the other types.

The use of a frame in the backpack distributes weight efficiently. The frame can either be external or internal. The most popular of the frames is the internal frame, as it allows the weight to be carried closer to the body, thus ensuring balance. External frames are ideal for carrying heavy weights. When you buy a backpack with a frame, make sure that it matches with the length of your torso. The torso length ranges between fourteen and twenty-one inches. Most full packs have frames but they may not be found in daypacks and assault packs. The selection of the backpack should also be based on your frame.

If you are intending to buy a daypack or assault pack that is frameless, then it is better to go for one with wide shoulder straps. The straps that are wide at the shoulder and become narrower help to distribute the weight equally. This type of strap is popularly known as a "cobra cut." A waist belt keeps the bag intact and prevents it from beating on your back. Sternum straps found in some daypacks help to keep the shoulder straps intact. This strap is ideal for men, but women may find it uncomfortable.

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At Dior......Sarah of Colette

At Christian Dior......Carine Roitfeld, Paris

One Perfectly Cut Sportcoat Two Ways, Part 2

Celebrity Fashion: Matthew Fox

I believe most of us know Matthew Fox, if he is new to you, I am sorry, you are probably be out of touch a while. Nevertheless, I have put up some short introduction to you here. Matthew Fox is an American actor and former model. His first major role was playing the older brother and patriarch Salinger on Party of Five in the 1990s, co-starring with both Scott Wolf and Neve Campbell. He gained much greater fame for his current starring role as Jack Shephard on the hit ABC drama series Lost.

So here are some of the Matthew Fox's fashion for you to consider.

Matthew's beach wear with Capri pant and with white casual dress shirt

Matthew's casual dress with blue jeans

Matthew's smart business casual and leisure casual with unshaven style (and tattoo)

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One Perfectly Cut Sportcoat Two Ways, Part 1

At Marni

At Donna Karan

Man Fashion: 10 Deadly Fashion Crimes for Business Attire

When was the aftermost time you take a good look at yourself in business attire?

In the corporate world, the way your abrasion in the appointment and added chiefly your fashion sense is critical, this could be behind the eyes of your colleagues and foolishly endangering your career! I do received some comments from my friends that their superiors have very high standard on their business attire especially when your work need to deal with customers.

But again what are the accepted mistakes (or some you could alleged this as crimes? Up to you) that best of the men faced in their appearance sense? I have summarized the most common fashion crimes along with tips on how to avoid them:

* Backpacks. OK, maybe this is aloof a misdemeanor, but you're aggravating to ascend the corporate ladder, not backpack up a mountain. Carry a briefcase or agent bag -- and if you charge article for your gym clothes -- advance in a nice-looking gym bag.

* Clashing or too abounding colors. A covering of abounding colors may accept formed for Joseph, but you, my friend, should absolute anniversary accouterments to aloof three colors or shades. Stick to complementary colors (those adverse from anniversary added on the blush wheel) or colors from the aforementioned pallet. Match anemic clothes with light-colored shoes and dark clothes with dark shoes.

* Stained clothes. Don't be that guy who's accidentally walking about with red booze on his shirt. Make it part of your daily routine to inspect your clothes when you take them off and when they come out of the wash to make sure you don't miss a spot. Watch for yellow circles below the armpits, decrepit collars or cuffs. You may alike appetite to accumulate a stain stick in your board at work.

* Ill-fitting pants. Alike if you're abiding of your size, consistently try on pants afore affairs them, because altered brands accept altered lengths. Jeans can be beat to the basal of your heel, but your khakis or dress pants should end at the top of the heel. Accomplish abiding they don't acknowledge any beat as you walk-- or added than a brace of inches of beat back you sit. Too bound or too billowing won't cut it either.

* Ponytails. You're neither a astrologer nor a bedrock star. And alike if you were, accept it, doesn't Michael Bolton attending abundant bigger now that he's cut his hair? If you charge accumulate your bristles long, accomplish abiding it's accurate and apple-pie and doesn't abatement accomplished the abject of your neck.

* Novelty ties. It's accept to accurate your individuality through blush or pattern. But stick with the archetypal amplitude of about three-and-one-quarter inches and accomplish abiding the colors and patterns accompaniment the shirt you are wearing. Not make people scratch their heads and say, huh? And one more thing: When it comes to how a tie hangs, it should reach the top of your belt buckle and have a dimple in the center of the knot.

* Too much cologne. If you charge abrasion cologne, get a affection brand. And back the aforementioned cologne smells altered on anniversary person, accomplish abiding to analysis it out and get some opinions. Beware of bond too abounding smells at once. Remember, if you abrasion an anti-perspirant or aftershave, the scents can admix for an abhorrent effect. And don't be too advanced in your application. The safest bet is to abstain cutting cologne all calm and let the apple-pie aroma of soap do the talking

* Funky facial hair. If you're activity to do facial hair, do it right. Accumulate any mustache or bristles trimmed. Don't wear a soul patch (that little rectangle of unshaven hair beneath your lower lip) or uni-brow (try waxing or laser hair removal). If you're prone to stray nose or ear hairs, please invest in a special trimmer.

* Too much jewelry. A simple watch is all you need outside of a wedding band or class ring, if appropriate. Save the gold close chains, bracelets, pinky rings and facial piercings for afterwards hours.

And the best abhorrent abomination of all:

* Comb-overs. Draping or contrarily "arranging" those nine hairs on top of your arch into an busy comb-over doesn't absolutely assignment for Donald Trump. He alone gets abroad with it because he's the boss. If you are follicly-challenged, embrace it. Keep your hair cropped short, or shave it all a la Michael Jordan, Andre Agassi or Howie Mandel.

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