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Seen on The Rake: Rose & Born Fall Winter 2012

November 7, 2012


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 […]

Seen on The Rake: Globe-Trotter for James Bond

October 29, 2012


James Bond’s Globe-Trotter suitcase Now that James Bond: Skyfall has premiered, Bond fever is definitely in full swing and meeting a confluence of end-of-year travel dreams. I’ve often attempted to balance my freakishly anal need for matching luggage and the practicality (in terms of theft avoidance) when it comes to designer suitcases but therein lies […]

The Monsieur & Paul Stuart: A Guide to Dressing with Colour

October 26, 2012


Contrary to popular belief, classic elegance isn’t about dressing in monotones- it’s about understanding cuts and fits (no super slim lapels, no super short jackets) that are timeless. While it is true that gents in Downton Abbey tended to dress in funereal tones, that’s more an issue with conservatism rather than style. I’m here to […]

On Meeting Paul Smith and being Busy

October 24, 2012


This blog has been slightly (understatement) overlooked and I apologise. The truth is dear fellow Monsieurs, is I’ve been busy working on another project. I’ve taken an appointment as Group Editor for a men’s luxury magazine- The Rake. You might read about it in Monocle or perhaps chanced upon a copy while getting a suit […]

Menswear 2013: Ovadia & Sons Spring Summer Collection

September 22, 2012


I’ve been pretty psyched. While work gets underway over at The Rake In Brief and an up coming revamp of the online edition, I managed to get contact with the press manager for Ariel and Shimon Ovadia– indeed the erstwhile designer brothers of the beautiful (and immensely affordable) collection of classic men’s looks, as it […]

Menswear 2012: Hackett London Autumn Winter

September 3, 2012


It’s hard to believe how Hackett London began from a small store on King’s Road, London Chelsea to the now nascent quintessentially british brand right next to Burberry. From once selling used sorry, vintage clothing to now, a sartorial atelier in it’s own right, Hackett London is in my opinion, the British off the rack answer […]

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 […]