The Return of the Spurr

Simon Spurr has returned to menswear at the helm of heritage brand Kent & Curwen. And if you haven’t taken notice of them yet, listen up. They make some pretty dope coats. But I bet you can’t choose which colour moto jacket to buy.

Available through select Hudson Bay and Saks

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Shine On

Shiny shoes always make me happy. Yes, they are obnoxiously shiny but that is the beauty. This series, made by Luke Grant Miller,  are hand-made to an exceptional quality featuring a highly reflective gold, chrome or holographic metallic finish, black insole and natural brown leather sole. GBP 340.00 but he is running a twitter discount right now so follow him.

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Monochromatic Menswear

GP1_9111Christopher Bates showed another solid menswear collection for SS2015, introducing tailored short shorts into his wheelhouse. Lessons to glean from this collection:

  1. Men shouldn’t be afraid of monochromatic dressing – it can look sleek and modern.
  2. Men can wear short shorts – just make sure you have great legs.

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All photos: George Pimentel

KRANE (no clever alliteration needed)

If you follow this blog, you know I own far too many bags and shoes. And you probably thought that was only a problem women had? Sexist!
Ken Chow, under his Krane label, has been making amazing bags (and coats) for years. He often flies under the radar but those in the know, know about him. So if you don’t know, now you know.
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EROL work tote in a dark brown oil-finished cowhide.  Sports hand-finished and rolled handles; a zipper divider compartment and a waxed cord drawstring closure. $695
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HALEY duffle in brick red oil-finished cowhide. Sports hand-finished and rolled handles;a metal bar frame for ease in packing; luxurious Riri antiqued nickel zipper closure. $975

Brogues Bro

Every bro needs to own multiple brogues (yeah that means you too). I am particularly fond of these brogues from Philip Sparks. Their brogues feature a grey suede vamp and a detachable kilt (that give you two looks in one shoe). All of the footwear is made with a leather sole and our signature light blue leather lining. Wear the kilt in or out, just wear ‘em green. $375 each Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 11.25.47 AM  Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 11.39.56 AM Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 11.26.34 AM

Style Icon: Paddington Bear

Growing up I was always a fan of Paddington bear and I am sure in many ways that little bear started my love for duffle coats. And the never ending search for the perfect duffle coat. Luckily, Selfridges has heard my cries and set up the Paddington Shop with the perfect royal blue duffle coat, £295.00

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Skin Saver

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I have always believed there are more steps to great skincare than cleansers and creams. For one, you should always drink lots of water and two, use a humidifier. A portable bottle humidifier might not seem like a necessary item, but for those of us who travel a lot, a humidifier is essential. Dry air from planes and hotel rooms wreak havoc on skin. Enter the Bottle Humidifier Mini by 11+. The system works by transforming the water in the bottle into a fine mist by way of  a USB battery.  The portable humidifier is not only efficient and stylish, it also donates to charity; a portion of the proceeds go towards UNICEF for water resources. Available now for $60.