Man Fashion: Spring Summer 2010 Collection

London Fashion Week finished on an extreme high with a day dedicated to menswear, diversity was the word on each fashionistas lips as Spring/Summer 2010 was translated into the male language.

James Long’s collection was inspired my quality street wrappers and depicted both function and protection. Trousers greatly resembling his inspiration strutted down the catwalk teamed with rather sexy gilt edged camouflage; leather and select pieces of knitwear bought the collection together and showed which seasons it was created for. While the collection didn’t scream wear ability it did show Long’s talent when it came to creating unique menswear, it wouldn’t suit the average male or situation but then again when was Fashion practical.

Christopher Shannon took what should always be wrong and made it fashionably right as he sent his models down the catwalk with dodgy tan lines, ‘fanny packs’ and the cardinal sin of socks with sandals.

Unlike other designers Shannon’s collection was based on wear ability, he struck a balance between street style and high fashion; he isn’t interested on being the name on everybody’s lips, he creates clothing for the ever growing niche market that has patented his distinctive designs. Overbearing yet chic prints and his love of luxe sportswear have clearly paved his way into the fashion elite. In his own words his inspiration for his S/S 10 line “Donk, clashing sportswear and bootleg prints”

Contributed by: Charlotte Johnson

Man Fashion: Essential Men Fashion Tips

There are as many dos and don'ts in fashion as there are brands, and it can be overwhelming! Some man fashion tips are more important than others and many can be ignored without making major fashion gaffes.
So let us go back to 5 essential Man Fashion Tips:-

1. Don't Be Afraid to Play With Color

While you try to color coordinate your shoes with your belt or your socks with your pants, you don’t have to make your entire outfit match. Show off your personality by using color in your shirts and ties. Today’s neck ties come in a variety of colors and patterns. You can add a punch of class to any plain suit with a crisp red neck tie.

If you want a more playful look, try a tie with polka dots or stripes. Striking without being overwhelming, a colored necktie is the perfect way to inject color and personality into your outfit and lifestyle.

2. DO Wear Socks that Match Your Pants

If you are wearing black trousers, avoid white socks, unless you are superstar like Micheal Jackson. There is nothing worse than a man in a nice black suit who sits down only to reveal pristine white socks. It does not matter whether you wear socks that are solid colors or patterns as long as the color of the socks matches your pants.

3. DO Wear a Watch

As discussed in my previous post, watch is a wonderful fashion accessory, so you will look classy and sophisticated with a watch. You don’t have to be wealthy to afford a nice, classy watch. You can find a variety of beautiful watches for very reasonable prices in most department stores.

4. Do Try Out Flat-Front Trousers

Most men avoid pants that are made with a flat-front. Our fathers and grandfathers all wore the traditional pleated trousers so we often automatically assume that we should wear the same. This is a big mistake! In fact, pleats can be a disaster if a man is overweight. They only make you look bulkier when you are trying to look slim and trim. Give flat-front trousers a try and you will be amazed at how much better you look. If you feel uncomfortable in flat-front trousers, try buying a larger size and getting them tailored to fit your waist better.

5. DO Match Your Shoes with Your Belt

This is most basic rule of men’s fashion. You can tie together even the most awkward outfits by matching your shoes with your belt. Stick with neutral colors such as brown, charcoal and black. These colors can be worn with virtually anything, from business suits to casual blue jeans.
Coordinate the color of your belt with the color of your shoes. Lastly, while belts add a polished look to your ensemble. Make sure, however, not to fasten it too tight.

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Man Fashion: Jimmy Choo's Menwear Collection

All too often menswear is left out of designer / high street collaborations, but not anymore as more and more fashion designers are now giving almost equal if not more heavy attention to this market segment.

Jimmy Choo Menwear collectionOf course, this included Jimmy Choo. If you think he just makes pretty footwear for the likes of Carrie Bradshaw and her Sex And The City chums, you must be out of touch for sometimes.
Jimmy Choo Menwear collection
The Jimmy Choo for H&M menswear collection includes boots, stylishly cut suits jackets, jeans, leather biker jackets, silk and cashmere mix sweaters, shirts and trousers.
Jimmy Choo Menwear collection
For those more adventurous in the style stakes, Jimmy Choo has provided studded and crystal-adorned crocodile boots.

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Man Fashion Watch Give Away

For the first time, A Man Fashion is give away the following watch to a lucky readers, thanks to very kind folks at OrientalWatchSite.
This automatic watch is super stylish, stainless, water resistant within 50 meters and surely automatic. Orientalwatchsite also offers other design such as this CFD0C001m, come with stainless steel case, water resistant within 300 meters and come with sapphire crystal and anti reflection coating.

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Note: Competition will closes on Oct 21 2009! Winner will be selected in random.

Flip Flops: Style and Substance

Havaianas’ Flip Flops have been a staple in summer fashion since 1962. A favorite of celebrities, these sandals are cool, comfortable and come in custom styles for each season. Even if the weather is changing, Havaianas are great for winter vacations to escape the cold.

Havaianas donated their popular Brazilian flip-flops to be signed and designed by celebrities such as Zac Efron, Chris Pine, and Kate Bosworth pictured below.

Proceeds from the celebrity Havaianas will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Designer Frames on a Discount Budget

Looking for new designer's eye glasses for this season? I happen to come across this interesting website of which offer wide range of sunglasses.

Eye Buy Direct offers discount prescription eyeglasses and designer sunglasses for men and women alike. They have a great selection of unique and classic styles. They also have EyeTry, a program that allows you to try on frames online. Here are some Looks for Eye Buy at the Oscars.

Rica - Fashion Eyeglasses
Semi rimless lenses with a slight curve to the nose bridge, the sandy/golden color of the frame will flood your face with light and its thick aRMs promise strength and reliability.

Eyre - Rimless Eyeglasses
These frames are as light as air to wear, and look and feel great on the face. With rimless lenses and dainty blush pink sidearms, these glasses are graceful and ethereal in appearance while suiting most face shapes.

Bridge - Fashion Eyeglasses
Contemporary-styled, medium sized men's glass with dynamic spring joints and acetate sides adding extra comfort and style. This frame is doable with Bifocals and Progressives.

Shoe of the Month: Nike Sneaker Air Max 97

The Nike Air Max 97 Mens Running Shoes is as classic a shoe as it could possibly get. This is a really nice colorway of the Air Max 97 which most sneaker heads will jump on. These feature a white base with red and green accents throughout the shoe. Red is placed on the Nike swoosh and out sole while green is seen on the inner lining and tongue tag. If you really feeling these you can pick them up now at City Sole.