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Beyond Savile Row: Knize Mode Atelier in Vienna

March 16, 2013


Douglas Fairbanks once dubbed Savile Row the “undisputed capital to men’s tailoring”, while that is true, it does not mean that suits beyond the Row are substandard. Instead, there have been many men’s suiting boutiques that have served various Royalty throughout Europe, the Habsburg Archdukes for instance, got measured up at Knize Mode Atelier in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Adventures in Online Tailoring: The Indochino Review

April 14, 2012


So this arrived today- The Essential Black Suit Jacket, The Essential Black Suit Pants and The Coordinator Black Gingham shirt from Indochino. Online tailoring is a harrowing experience; tradition dictates that a man be measured no less than 2 times before his suit is made- once before and once during the pre-fit. If it’s a bespoke order, no […]

Men’s Style Tip: A Menswear 2012 Visual Guide to The Perfect Fit

January 24, 2012


I don’t know what is it with most men and their dress sense- perhaps it’s a historical artifact to an age where mothers dressed their little boys in large outfits because “Junior outgrows his shirts too quickly”; perhaps it’s the male penchant to disregard form (an irony) and embrace function wholeheartedly in mistaken belief that […]

Crazy.Awesome.Suits: How to Dress Like Ryan Gosling

November 23, 2011


So… Confession: It’s not often that one Monsieur develops a man crush on another. Then you get a prime specimen smartly suited, effortlessly snarky, spectacularly sculpted in the form of Ryan Gosling in his latest film- Crazy.Stupid.Love. Yes, the movie is a departure from brooding independent flick Drive (check out his beautiful Patek Philippe)but steering from […]

Menswear 2011: HE by Mango Fall Winter Campaign

November 14, 2011


Apologies for the 2 week hiatus, work beckoned and as always, it’s nice to be gorgeously interrupted. Featuring Noah Mills and Brad Koenig, HE by Mango Fall Winter 2011 collection must be a definite reprieve for North America and alas, late for Australian climes. That said, HE by Mango has often held a siren call […]

Menswear 2012: Gentlemen Looking Distinguished with Rose & Born

October 22, 2011


It’s not often that you find photo-shoots for menswear so decadently luxurious, to the sartorially inclined it’s akin to watching porn (oh the irony)- when it comes to the fine art of dressing like a gent it’s not easy for separate trendy from timeless. Thankfully, Rose & Born has taken a lot of the guesswork out […]

Menswear 2012: Alfred Dunhill Autumn Winter

September 13, 2011


The three key looks for menswear this season: Retro Boardwalk Imperials, Woods Men Rough and Wild West Cowboy. Trend direction: Retro (think Nucky Thompson) Timelessness: 3.5/5 – Style never dies but 1950s – 60s lapels are a little too dated (for me) but still I must admit that under the auspices of Kim Jones, he’s […]