Man Fashion: Leggings for Men

    To my surprise, men leggings have been a slow-burning trend. "Meggings" first turned up on overseas catwalks in 2007 - a lifetime ago in fashion years. Even before then, some of Hedi Slimane's leather pants for Dior looked more like leggings than pants. It was actually Slimane's obsession with men who looked like emaciated stick insects that spawned fashion's penchant for skinny-leg jeans and now leggings.

    Among the fashion designers in 2009 Fashion collection, Givenchy and John Galliano were both designers who had designed their designs around with leggings.

    So for those brave enough, you may want to embrace the latest fashion's craze this summer.

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Men Fashion: 5 Most Expensive Men Shoes

    In a time when most large shoe brands, such as Timberland, Nike, Reabok have outsourced their labor, a handful of boutique shoe craftsmen have remain committed to the quality and care of an expert touch. While some may opt for a $20 pair of mass produced shoes at Target, there are others who appreciate the work of a true craftsman. When it comes to the craft of shoe making, the following 5 are some of the finest ever made– and also the most expensive. In a celebration of the historic craft of shoe making, here are 5 of the most expensive men’s shoes in the world.  

    Berluti Rapiécés Reprisés ($1,830) Founded in the year 1895, Bertuli’s shoes are produced in a bevy of colors and fit the natural footline. Supple leather just make make your feet go “ah!” if you can swing the price tag.  

    New & Lingwood’s Russian Calf Shoes ($1,550) This circa-1865 label makes shoes from Reindeer leather have have been “cured in baths of rye, oat flour and yeast, hand-finished and soaked in wood liquor,” according to Forbes. Sounds gross? Only until you cast your eyes on these glossy, well-crafted beauties.


    A. Testoni Norvegese ($1,500) Extremely lightweight and elegant shoes can be hard to come by, even when you are paying top dollar. A. Testoni Norvegese’s shoes are both ultralight and very sleek, so you could run to catch that train if necessary. Or at least know that you could.  

    John Lobb 2005 Shoes ($1,280) Slick, smooth, and hard to replace, John Lobb’s shoes have an unusually streamlined shape and well thought-out color combinations. In this case, mahogany and ebony join together with the trimmest of laces.  

    Tanino Crisci’s Lilian Shoes ($1,250) People might not know that these shoes were as expensive as they were– they won’t stand out in a crowd– but your suits and your toes will thank you. Supremely classic design is a perfect “10.” So do you think you will spend this amount of money for a pair of shoe? Do share your opinion with Man Fashion's readers.


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Paris Fashion Week: Les Hommes S/S 2010 Collection

    Les Hommes hit the fashion week catwalk with very modern interpretations of suits and blazers, in primarily black and white. With just a little shine and bronze thrown in for good measure.

    Les HommesThe Belgian designers developed form-fitting, cuffed shorts and jackets with elongated lapels. Monochromatic is looking really good for S/S 2010, especially if you pare things down to essential, impeccably tailored items.

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Man Fashion Tips: Tricks to Trimp Mens Look

    Dad probably gave you a lot of advice - some of which you've chosen to ignore. Maybe he tried to regale you with stories of how things were done in "his day."

    Did he ever mention trips to the tailor?

    Working with a tailor to retrofit both old and new clothes was once considered commonplace, especially for men who wanted sleeve lengths adjusted on suit jackets, trousers taken in or let out as their weight fluctuated, and fabric tears on their favorite garments repaired.

    Mens Fashion Suits
    But then came fast fashion: You buy what you need for that moment in whatever size you are at the time, with no consideration of longevity. Once there's a rip or the fabric pulls too tight, its service is no longer needed.

    Don't be surprised, though, if the pendulum swings back toward the tailor, a service often offered by retailers for a small fee, and sometimes for free. The fashion industry says consumers are showing a greater interest in timeless styles and well-made investment pieces, and if you are going to have clothes for a long time, you may as well make sure they fit properly.

    You may look a little trimmer in the process. So start to look for professional tailor today and get your cloth fix.

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Man Gadget: iPhone 3G S

    Finally, Apple has released the latest model of iPhone, iPhone 3G S

    In many ways, the 3G S is a mirror image of the iPhone 3G; externally there's no difference. It's inside where all the changes have happened, with Apple issuing a beefed-up CPU, new internal compass, larger capacities for storage, and improved optics for its camera.

    More to the point, the release of the 3G S coincides with the launch of iPhone OS 3.0, a major jump from previous versions of the system software featuring highly sought after features like cut, copy, and paste, stereo Bluetooth, MMS, tethering, video recording, landscape keyboard options for more applications, and an iPhone version of Spotlight. At a glance, what Apple seems to be doing is less a reinvention of the wheel and more like retreading the wheel it's already got (and what a wheel, right?).

    So when is your next good reason to get yourself this new toy?

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Man Fashion: Detox Your Wardrobe

    While I was clearing some of the old stuffs in my wardrobe few week ago, I realized that there were tons of clothes that I'm no longer wearing. Do you think the same?

    So if a sense of wellness can be achieved through detoxifying my body, the same surely can be said of my wardrobe. So I finally got some time today to "detoxifying". Like a physical detox (for those who experienced), I have to plan ahead, ie. set aside half a day for de-cluttering and ensure no distractions too. Do remember to put some of your favorite music on.

    To be frank with you, this was not really a pleasant exercise. Like what I called this as detoxing the wardrobe, I finally treated this as serious as like detoxing my body. Be brutal and decisive.

    So let me shared these Top 5 questions that I asked myself:-

    1. Have I worn this garment in the past 1 year?
    2. Is this still in Fashion? If you still have the deconstructed 90s dress, or even further back, then the answer to this is NO, dispose it.
    3. Does it still Fit? Like what I shared with you the other day on my previous post, when you feel you cannot fit into that pair of khakis pant you bought last summer, then the answer is dispose it.
    4. Do you have any sentimental feelings toward this pair of garment? Consider if you have any sentimental attachment toward any clothes especially the first dress that you bought with your first pay check. When you can say No, then dispose it.
    5. Did it cost over $500? If this is really expensive, you might want to consider retain it. However, if you can decisive and say No to this, dispose it.
    Segregate all my clothes into 3 main categories, The YES, NO and MAYBE group. Simple answer for both Yes and No group. The challenging No group of clothes took me most of the time. As I said earlier, you must be decisive and brutal.

    Why not start your detoxifying your wardrobe to welcome the new Summer this year?

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    A butterfly can symbolize many thing. It can signify a spring or immortality of soul. But for many fashion designers a butterfly means femininity, freedom and independence.

    Prints with butterflies look very good on transparent fabric. This combination makes dresses lighter and sexier. If you don't like printed fabrics choose jewellery with butterflies. Such jewellers as Van Cleef & Arpels love butterfly theme very much.

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Man Fashion: Mens Sandals for Summer

    Summer is on and it's the time to approach for some cool summer wears to step out in style. I am sure everyone want to be in trend, then slide into a nice pair of sandals become the necessity. But for men, nothing is awe-inspiring. Hence, we are always go for simplicity and gentleness and of course style. Do you agree? So, sandals will be the perfect bet for all of us. In this article, I will share with you some of the common style of men's summer sandals in this session.

    Thongs (flip-flops)
    Thongs can be cheap and easy. They're beachwear, plain and simple. Don't wear them with anything other than shorts.
    And never (ever!) wear them with socks, unless you want to be different!!

    Find out more how you can be different here.

    Sports sandals
    This footwear is waterproof, with an athletic sole for traction. Mens Sport Sandals usually have several wide cross straps that go over the foot for support.

    Adidas Sport Sandals

    The airy, yet well-structured, design makes the shoes good for rafting, hiking or golf (on public courses), among other outdoor summer activities. When wearing them casually, match them with jeans, shorts or chinos.

    Mens Sport Sandals are available in rubber, polyurethane or vinyl, as well as a range of colors and shades.

    Dress sandals
    These are a slightly more formal version of the sports sandal, except leather replaces rubber, and metal buckles replace Velcro straps.

    The increase in formality makes Dress Sandals wearable at spring and summer time outdoor events/functions, and with linen suits.

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Man Fashion: D&G Ad Campaign

    Hey, what's new? Madonna’s reputed boy toy went shirtless in Dolce & Gabbana’s fall ad campaign.

    Here's Jesus in the celebrity fashion ad. Also featured: David Gandy, Noah Mills, The City loser Adam Senn, Julienne Quevenne and Eva Herzigova.

    Steven Klein photographed the hotness that is Jesus Luz at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. Women's Wear Daily says the ad was inspired by Italian film director Luchino Visconti’s pugilist flick Rocco e I Suoi Fratelli (Rocco and His Brothers).

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Men Lifestyle: 7 Wonders of Underwater World II

    Continue from my previous post, here are the remaining 3 Underwater Wonders. Seem most of the wonders are reside in Asia.

    5. Galapagos Islands

    The Galapagos Islands can be found in the Pacific Ocean west of Ecuador and formally form the Galapagos Province. The islands themselves can all be found near the equator and each one is considered to be volcanic.

    A number of incredible wildlife species can be found on these islands, including the Galapagos land iguana, the marine iguana, the Galapagos green turtle, the flightless cormorant, and many more. Sadly, human beings have introduced several other species to the islands which now threaten the species that once thrived there naturally without fear of predators.

    6. Lake Baikal

    Located in southern Siberia, the Russian Lake Baikal is commonly referred to as “the Blue Eye of Siberia.” Combine the water found in all of the Great Lakes in North America and you still won’t match the size of this incredible body of water. Believe it or not, Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world, but it is not the largest.

    7. Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef is well known for being the single largest system of coral reefs in the world. Located off of the coast of Queensland in Australia, the 1,600 mile reef is so large it can be seen from outer space.

    The entire reef is comprised of almost 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is responsible for protecting much of the reef, which scientists fear may soon begin to suffer immensely from fishing, tourism, and global warming.

    So are you going to share my dreams? To visit all these 7 wonders of underworld?

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Men Lifestyle: 7 Wonders of Underwater World

    Had picked up diving since 2006. Since then, I had tried my best to visit one new diving spot a year, and so far I'm up to my target. But being a diver, it is always my dream to visit the World 7 Underwater Wonders selected by this non-profit organization called CEDAM International, and I am sure every this is also every diver dreams too! :)

    The group, which is actually a non-profit to benefit divers who dedicate their time and skills to preserve and research the vast ocean, set out to find the seven most incredible underwater areas on earth. These are the choices they ultimately made.

    1. Palau

    Formally referred to as the Republic of Palau, Palau is an island nation found approximately 500 miles away from the Philippines and is one of the smallest nations in the world. The reefs surrounding each of the islands are largely unexplored and house a myriad of incredible marine life species.

    2. Belize Barrier Reef

    About 1,000 feet off the shores of Belize you’ll find the Belize Barrier Reef. The 186 mile long stretch of reef is actually only a portion of the even larger Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, which stretches from Cancun all the way to Guatemala’s River Maya. As of today, only 10% of the enormous reef has been researched and documented.

    The Belize Barrier Reef is second in the world only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and is another incredible and highly sought after destination for divers from all around the world. The reef is home to more than 70 species of hard coral, 30 species of soft coral, more than 500 species of fish, and hundreds of additional marine life species classified as invertebrate.

    3. Northern Red Sea

    Between Africa and Asia you’ll find a small inlet attached to the Indian Ocean now known as the Red Sea. The entire surface of the Red Sea spreads out over 169,000 square miles and consists of both deep trenches and shallow shelves.

    4. Deep-Sea Vents

    A deep-sea vent, also known as a hydrothermal vent, is a place in the surface in the earth where unusually heated water can be found. Most are found in areas where there are active volcanoes or ocean basins. Above ground you can find hydrothermal vents in places such as Yellowstone National Park.

    Until then, let continue with the remaining 3 of the underwater world tomorrow.

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Men Fashion: Mens Chic Hats

Men Fashion: 5 Main Golden Rules of Khakis Selection

    I tried to pull out one of my khakis that been kept for some time from my wardrobe, then only realized it is hardly fit well anymore! Perhaps I have expanded lately. Hey, is time to do some workout.

    Anyway, before I go for some new khakis to fill up my wardrobe in this coming season. I thought of sharing with you, what are my top 5 criteria when coming to Khakis selection.

    1. COLOR: Chinos are also called khakis for a reason: color. I suggest to stick with tones from stone to tan. Faded khakis are best reserved for outdoor Sundays and darker versions are refined enough for the office as long as they're crisply pressed.

    2. LENGTH: I always find chinos that hit at the ankle work just as well as those that break slightly at the hem. However, too much of anything is never good. If your pants bunch around your ankles like crushed paper bags, I suggest you see a tailor.

    3. POCKETS: Most khakis come equipped with four pockets, two in the front and two in the back. There's nothing wrong with that, but to add some variation, try a pair with slant pockets, which are leaner, cleaner alternatives.

    4. CUT: By now you know to avoid pleats. To up your game with khakis you'll need to focus on fit. Straight-leg varieties are the most conventional and comfortable, while slim-cut versions, with a slightly low rise, are the most modern. Both types should skim your hips, and the fly should sit naturally.

    5. MATERIAL: If your pants contain nylon or rayon, or are marketed as wrinkle-free, they're not really khakis. Buy 100 percent cotton, and in the summer, stock up on the American original in washed twills and poplins.

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