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

November 11, 2015

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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 […]

Get Ready for Summer: Know Thy Shades

May 25, 2015

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Know the different styles of Sunglasses Clubmaster: Also known as Browline style of sunglasses was popularised in the United States during the 1950s. Its association with intellectualism was the result of Malcom X’s exclusive use of several pairs in various designs from American Opitcal Sirmonts. By the time Bruce Willis wore a pair of Shuron Ronsirs […]

5 Mechanical Watches Under $500 That Look Like $5000

May 21, 2015

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The realm of mechanical watchmaking is steeped in a lot of labourious handcrafts which tend to increase retail prices beyond what is defensible (to the wife or girlfriend) of the average consumer or for the young professional beginning his first real job. Thanks to Kickstarter and a handful of other watchmakers outside Switzerland, you can get […]

How to Dress Stylishly

January 26, 2015

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Most men don’t realise it but dressing stylishly is about fit. Looking ultra fly however, revolves around adding and matching colour and texture. The purview of this article is to provide a foundation on How to Dress Stylishly: Start with a well-fitted shirt I usually get my shirts tailored but if you’re not looking to […]

5 Watches which Look Expensive But Aren’t

January 25, 2015

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In the rarefied realm of watchmaking, the most interesting timepieces are borne of complex, almost hypnotic mechanical constructs. From Breguet’s La Tradition to MB&F’s Legacy machine, the exposure of breathing, movement balance wheels and assorted gearwork has created an appeal beyond natural desire; that said, the only thing which stops us, is the price. But […]

TRIM Saffiano and the Joy of Very Slim Wallets

October 21, 2014

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For the last two months, I’ve eschewed my regular wallet for a card holder and I must say that from a philosophical and style standpoint, the benefits have been immense. The Joys of a Slim Wallet It really forces you to decide what cards you really need You get to save on credit card annual […]

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 […]

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, […]

5 Timeless Laptop Briefcases Worth Buying

November 10, 2013

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I’ve been on a briefcase hunt lately and the requirements for luxury watch journalist are quite challenging. Obviously if money was no option, shelling out thousands for a Dunhill or Louis Vuitton briefcase is definitely a no brainer. That said, the salary of a writer isn’t exactly something that can stretch in the directions of […]