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Good Things DO from Canada: Von Vantage

June 15, 2014

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Canadians have a few things to apologise for: Justin Bieber and Celine Dion for starters but Von Vantage is NOT one of them. In fact, Von Vantage makes seriously cool slim wallets. The #menswear community has been espousing the advantages of thin wallets for a while now and for a while, Australian outfit Bellroy seemed […]

The Alternative to Black Tie

June 1, 2014

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Just because it says “Black tie” doesn’t mean you have to dress in traditional penguin tuxedo. The key is understanding the rationale behind the black tie dresscode. General interpretation is that when the invite states “black tie”, the implication is that it’s a formal affair, requiring gentlemanly elegance in posh surrounds. Still, while every man should own […]

Moose + Pine: Cool Smartphone Wallet in Gray Pinstripe Wool

April 26, 2014

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Moose + Pine is admirable in the fact that this is essentially a one woman venture. Granted, she was born in the birthplace of zen-simple design, Helsinki, Finland but Mari Forssell has overcome great odds, eventually moving to US after five years in the UK. Starting out as Stash Bags, Moose + Pine specializes in texture-on-texture laptop messenger […]

Best Value Art Deco Gent’s Watch: Hamilton Flintridge Limited Edition

April 9, 2014

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I’m not a horology snob even though my day job requires that I don the guise of one. That said, while I am saddened by the demise and subsequent acquisition of many watch brands- such is life, I am very happy whenever someone with heritage worth a damn re-issues an archive piece. In this case, […]

Ride Stylishly: Berluti and Cycles Victoire Collaboration

April 4, 2014

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When you look at men like Aidan Shaw and the tons of other rakishly handsome cads on bicycles at Pitti Uomo, it’s easy to shrug, raise palms in defeat, sigh to the heavens and rue the day that genetics dealt you a bum hand with lousy looks. OR, you could simply ride stylishly by way […]

Tailored to Suit: Luigi Bianchi Mantova

September 1, 2013

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In 1898, a 16 year old man would live his township of San Michele in Bosco and make his way to Turin in order to continue a long family tradition of Bianchi men (Paride, his father and Giuliano, his grandfather) entering the tailoring trade. I’m talking about Luigi Bianchi who like his sons aEdgardo and […]

Grenson Shoes x Foot the Coacher for Mr. Porter

August 10, 2013

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Grenson Shoes was one of those brands born from absolute necessity. Literally home grown (when William Green’s father passed on and he had to help his mother produce mens’ boots at home), this English heritage brand continued as a cottage industry until Green established his own craft in 1866 as William Green & Son. Not before […]

Sartorially Italian: Gucci x Lapo Elkann Style Collaboration

August 9, 2013

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Apologies, I’ve been busy with yet another stylish magazine; This print + web publication called The Millenary aims to put the world of haute horlogerie in context, that is- luxury watch collecting with all the other sartorial accessories that go with it. That said, my mind never strayed too far away from my other passion- this […]

The Monsieur’s Guide to Men’s Smart Casual: Courtesy of Comodo Square Korea

March 18, 2013

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Men’s smart casual is a tripwire laden subject in this era of blazer and shorts ensembles. Previously, Mango HE SS12 provided good examples for smart casual dressing; but recently, I got to learn of a Korean men’s outfitter by the name of Comodo Square. There’s little information on them but when it comes to menswear, […]

Seen on The Rake: Rose & Born Fall Winter 2012

November 7, 2012

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Rose & Born FW 2012 Beau Brummell can teach us a thing or two about how to dress. Born George Bryan Brummell, this arbiter of men’s style overturned two centuries worth of ostentatious foppery and finery and instituted a code of menswear we still follow today. That code, we call classic elegance: perfectly fitted, understated […]

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