The brand focused on the idea of travel and luxury with this collection.
There was deluxe double-breasted tailoring put to weekend clothes. There were sailing references and downtown chic too. It was a little something for everyone.
The designer said his own travels in Indonesia and Thailand inspired the collection. We found it creative and fun.
The trend for men’s watches is that they are an increasingly important part of projecting a certain image. Therefore much has been written about the type, style and brand of watch and its various inferences. However the latest must-have feature is an ‘all black’ watch.
Black has long been synonymous with sophistication, being demure and class. Women love to own a ‘little black dress,’ and men often choose the colour black for the latest car model. Peter Andre is indeed known for owning a ‘matt black’ Ferrari, which he boasts about on nearly all of his reality shows.
Given the status which goes hand in hand with the colour, it seems almost surprising that it has taken this long for a men’s ‘all black’ watch trend emerge.
An all-black watch means that the watch will have a black strap, preferably leather; all black ceramic cases; all black bracelets and an all-black face. Even the numbers on the watch face will be black in colour, but they are in bold so that the proprietor is still able to tell the time.
The U-Boat Flightdeck is an excellent example of a watch that exudes all of these characteristics and this end result is stunning. It is essentially the watch version of a matt-black Ferrari. No doubt iconic movie stars and celebrities will start drowning themselves in this latest trend in an effort to stand out from the crowd.
Watch Harbour, a bible for the movers and shakers of the watch industry, predict that this all-black trend is here to stay.
Let's give major props to Sarah Burton, the creative director at Alexander McQueen. She is seriously kicking ass. Although at this point everyone knows she's awesome (She designed Kate Middleton's wedding dress, and she won the Designer of the Year at the 2011 British Fashion Awards). We are in love with her latest menswear collection. Her inspirations were Marc Bolan, Lucian Freud, Picasso, William Powell, and to the German conductor Herbert von Karajan. Think aristocratic artists of the 1940's. "Male vanity," said Sarah Burton. The designer mentioned Dorian Gray and Visconti's Death in Venice as reference points. The mood of a decadent old Europe was captured as well.But Burton was keen to point out that such historical references hardly did the collection full justice. "We wanted to make this collection more graphic," she said. "More real." To that end, there was a new, more relaxed feel in the tailoring. We thought was elegant and confident.
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Giuseppe Zanotti will debut a men’s footwear collection at Pitti Uomo next week in Florence. The new collection, Giuseppe Homme, is pure Zanotti: rhinestones, suede, silk velvet, gros grain trims, metal plates and Swarovski crystals. This is not a collection of classic men’s footwear but the velvet and patent leather sneakers are sure to be a hit.
Masterpiece is a hip and trendy brand that's considered nerdy street wear (think Pharel). Anyway they have some hot leopard print shorts that are sure to catch people's attention.
Check out Complex for more info on this brand.
Bally Moccasins (Boat Shoes)
We love this fun colorful preppy statement brand.
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