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A Style Adventure: Bally Men’s Autumn Winter 2012 Collection

August 23, 2012


So I’m back in the swing of things, somewhat settled in Singapore and still trying to settle in at The Rake and Revolution where I’m tasked with revamping both portals. Right out the gate, I was tasked to attend Bally Men’s Autumn Winter 2012 presentation. The 2012 Men’s collection for Bally Autumn Winter is one […]

Got Wood? Shwood 2012 Sunglasses Do.

August 2, 2012


I’ve been away because a couple of things have happened: the wife got pregnant and as a result, I’m leaving Melbourne Australia (been busy packing) and I’ve taken up a post at Revolution Press (in Singapore so that the wife can get family support she needs) to revamp The Rake and Revolution Online. Nevertheless, I’ve taken some time away from […]

The Monsieur’s Guide to Men’s Smart Casual: Courtesy of Mango HE SS2012

June 8, 2012


Dress: smart casual. No three words have caused as much consternation as those found on countless invite cards. Also called business casual or dressed down, the death of the regular Mad Men 9-to-5 suit has left many sartorially clueless at what to wear for work and play- This Monsieur’s guide to Men’s Smart Casual would […]

The Monsieur’s Guide to Preppy Dress Style- Featuring Gant Rugger

June 6, 2012


Some might consider preppy dress style a departure for a classic gentleman but if you think about it, most monsieurs (author included) spent their formative years in catholic schools; decked out in green blazers and green & white striped ties. That scholarly upbringing with an emphasis on culture has created a breed of men best […]

Crouching Style Hidden Designer: Australian Based Graz Mulcahy Sunglasses

June 2, 2012


Being based in Melbourne Australia exposes you to a host of great Australian Designers- Graz Mulcahy of Graz sunglasses fame is one of them. It’s not just another design marque for sunglasses, Graz just happens to do bespoke eyewear. More importantly, the label isn’t plastered all over their productions- this small label sans fancy logos creates […]

Menswear 2012: Ovadia & Sons Collection

May 15, 2012


It’s only been a short 2 years but Ovadia & Sons have not only captured my attention with their tradition adhering suit collections since Spring Summer 2011 but also the acclaim from peers and media alike for their detailed, well cut, high end suiting. The Brooklyn brothers Shimon and Ariel haven’t had the marketing guile […]

Menswear 2012: Burberry Black Label

May 13, 2012


In this US-Euro-Anglo-centric world, I’m often pretty surprised when brands like Burberry save the good stuff for Asia. Burberry Black Label’s Spring Summer 2012 collection for men is a combination of fashion forward cuts combined with classic looks- all in all, making this season’s offering one of the sharpest (because of the slim cutting) this […]

Luxe Investment: Burberry Bags, Shoes and Accessories Spring Summer 2012

March 8, 2012


There’s an old adage: You get what you pay for; and with a 150 year old established marque like Burberry, you can be rest assured that quality and luxurious detail will be hallmarks of this Brit luxury house. After all, it’s not mere coincidence that Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness […]

Affordable Luxury: Mark Giusti Milano Essential Laptop Bag

March 7, 2012


A contradiction in terms no doubt- can a “luxury” by it’s very nature be affordable? And what if the item is exquisitely crafted, impeccably detailed and yet offered at a less than princely sum of €600? Indeed that’s what you get an affordable luxury in form of a Mark Giusti Milano Laptop Bag. A Style […]

Where Can I Find Casual yet Classically Elegant Shoes? Short Answer: Armando Cabral

February 25, 2012


Armando Cabral Spring Summer 2012 One time fashion star and now big time shoe designer, runway’s loss of portuguese model Armando Cabral is our gain. Launching his shoe collection in 2009, his are shoes meant for the urbanite- a metropolitan lifestyle espoused by Armando himself. Personally, I find his a collection of really simple yet […]


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