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Mens Fashion Icon: David Bowie, Long Live Starman

January 12, 2016

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Mens fashion icon and musical genius, David Bowie may have passed but his lyrical and aesthetic elegance lives on forever. The dandified pop culture iconoclast expressed a myriad of sartorial styles but to The Monsieur, he was arguably best dressed in the late 70s and early 80s; at least from the perspective of people not named […]

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

November 11, 2015

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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. […]

Dark Preppy Look: Michael Bastian Men’s RTW Spring 2016

August 28, 2015

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Two time nominee and third time Council of Fashion Designers of America Menswear winner Michael Bastian’s Spring 2016 RTW (ready to wear) line embodies his signature uptown preppy aesthetic. Like Tom Ford, Bastian was away of the increasing “feminisation” of men’s style, adopting old shopping habits long the domain of women and a penchant for cult designer […]

Watches for Gents: Eddie Redmayne for Omega

July 27, 2015

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I think it was during a return flight from Melbourne when a thumbnail flickering on the in-flight entertainment console caught my eye- it was a stark, black and white shot with a platinum blonde, the world’s most kissable lips, a recognisably well-positioned iconic mole and that siren title, “My week with Marilyn”. I came for the […]

How to Dress Business Casual in 6 Looks

June 25, 2015

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The Business Casual dress code is one fraught with potential minefields and pitfalls simply because there’s no commonly agreed upon definition. While clothing doesn’t actually impact one’s competence and ability, perception of your professionalism is what should guide your fashion sensibilities when the boss suggests “business casual” for a short briefing over the weekend. If […]

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

June 16, 2015

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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 […]

Sprezzatura as defined by Gabriele Pasini SS2015

June 4, 2015

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In The Book of the Courtier, Baldassare Castiglione defines Sprezzatura as “a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it”. In essence, it’s purpose was to heighten the perception of the talents of a courtier in accomplishing […]