Browsing All posts tagged under »opinion«

The Story of Sebiro: How Japan Re-invents the West

November 11, 2015


It may not seem like it but for a while Japan was taking on tech and auto behemoths, pioneers in the industry and beating the big players at their own game. Whether it was Sony with the Walkman or Toyota with high build quality and fuel efficiency, Japan was showing the West how it was done. […]

Won’t Cost You an Arm and Leg, but will Look Like it Did: Seiko x Nano Bespoke Black StealthChrono

November 11, 2015


Earlier in May 2015, Seiko released a collaborative series of divers with Japanese clothing retailer Nano to great success. It was a collection of 6 limited-edition, stylishly monochromatic watches under their Spirit line. The 46mm timepieces came in stainless in varying combinations of brushed or bead blasted finishing and as far as divers watches go, they were reminiscent […]

Daenerys Targaryen is the Best hope for Westeros but the Worst Manager in Real Life

July 17, 2015


“You have a good claim: a title, a birthright. But you have something more than that: you may cover it up and deny it, but you have a gentle heart. You would be not only respected and feared, you would be loved. Someone who can rule and should rule. Centuries come and go without a […]

Finally, the Answer to What Women Want.

July 5, 2015


Arthurian legends are an immense fount of codes of chivalry and gentlemanly behaviour but the best, if most important piece of knowledge which can be gleamed from all the tomes of Arthurian tales comes from the story of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle. In the Helen Hunt and Mel Gibson movie, the question of ‘What […]

Why Daredevil Matt Murdock is Your Ultimate Men’s Style Icon

June 16, 2015


We all know the Daredevil’s origin story: blinded by a radioactive substance falling from an oncoming vision, loss of his sight heightens his remaining senses to superhuman levels and imbues him with a sonar ability serving as a convenient plot device to get around the inconvenience of a literally blind action hero. And so, while Matthew Murdock may […]

Author Gay Talese and what makes a real man

April 12, 2013


Continuity from Particle Media on Vimeo. For many in the #menswear community, men’s style tends to fall closer to the side of trendy than classic and there’s nothing wrong with that. Personally, I’ve been indulgent with what’s fashionable rather than what’s classic more often than I would have liked. The truth is- being fashionable gets […]

Menswear 2013: Rise of the Classically Dressed Gentleman

March 9, 2013


Last month, New York Times T magazine celebrated The Rise of the Well-Dressed Man and in their op-ed piece welcomed us all to the age of sartorial enlightenment. I agree with the premise but disagree with their assertion that Joe Namath was metrosexual avant la lettre. In fact if anything, his “wooly pecs” and “dense happy trail” categorically […]


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