Andrew Coimbra AW15

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Andrew Coimbra presented his sophomore collection at TOM, showing growth and promise. Coimbra‘s collection was once again heavy on custom prints – and was most successful when styled as print on print. He shows a keen eye when it comes to updating classic menswear outerwear silhouettes via hardware. I just wish I loved his bottoms more.

You can check out images from his first collection here.

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Photography by Shayne Gray Styling by Nadia Pizzimenti

Lenny’s Leica

As someone who was born the grandson of a renown photographer, cameras are always on my mind.

The Leica M-P camera is a great camera to begin with but it has just been given a makeover by none other than Mr. Lenny Kravitz. The Lenny Leica features a distressed finish that reveals the brass on certain pieces, black snakeskin body trim, straps and case. But at more than $24,000 you better start saving your pennies. The special edition is strictly limited to 125 sets worldwide and will be available from March 2015.

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Best Dressed Men at the Oscars

I have to admit that I avoided writing this article as I found the Academy Awards a bit of a snooze fest this year. But thankfully the men pulled it out on the red carpet; the best show was before the show even started. The men showed us new ways to dress for the red carpet outside the classic black tuxedos. Learn the lessons below.

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How to wear a blue tuxedo by Alexander McQueen (Eddie Redmayne).

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How to keep it classically cool ( skinny tie) in Dolce & Gabbana (Justin Theroux).

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How to keep it classic in Lanvin (Tim McGraw).

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How to get away with wearing a three piece suit instead of a tuxedo in Ferragamo.

Add a bowtie (Bradley Cooper).

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How to rock the double breasted Giorgio Armani Dinner Jacket.

And still look good (Chris Pine).

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How to wear Oxblood in Dolce & Gabbana.

Don’t wear oxblood shoes (David Oyelowo).

 

 

 

Dior and I

I don’t normally write about womenswear or haute couture but I do love everything Raf Simons. And a good documentary.

Dior and I is a 90-minute documentary detailing Raf’s debut couture collection at the iconic Parisian fashion house. With only eight weeks, (that’s right only 8 weeks) to turn out a full collection following the departure of John Galliano, the doc follows the collection from the initial conception to runway show.

Dior and I is set to hit cinemas March 26 – find out more over at the Dior and I official website.

Pocket Pollock?

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It seems that every brand that has been around for more than 20 years wants to claim some sort of “heritage”; but what these brands fail to realize is that a heritage means nothing if you don’t make good quality products that stand the test of time. Enter Bertoni 1949, as the name suggests, the Italian leather goods manufacturer started back in 1949. 

To this day, Bertoni 1949 continues to observe the traditions of its brand. And most of their collection feels like standard high quality leather bags, the kind your grandfather and father would be proud to carry. But the brand has infused some youth into the collection with the inclusion of a leather backpack (the ‘it’ bag every designer seems to be producing for men these days) and a little bit of Pollock (or MMM) in the form of a paint splattered portfolio. Find your new bag through Bertoni. Just remember, this kind of quality comes with a hefty price tag.

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Movie Poster’s You Can be Proud to Hang Up

Total-recallAustralian-based art director Nick Barclay has become known the world over for his traditional covers for international magazines but for his latest pet project he shows us his more playful side. For his latest capsule collection, the designer has re-imagined and re-interpreted classic movie posters. The collection is a series of posters, best described as abstractions, for films from “Total Recall” to “The Matrix” to “Pulp Fiction” and “Monster’s Inc” for a total of 14. I bet you can’t just buy one, $30 each

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See-Thru Chic

Thanks to Patrik Ervell, transparent raincoats are no longer something you can only find in Chinatown for $19.99. They have been upgraded; the perfect raincoat/trench coat to keep you dry when all those spring showers finally arrive and still show off your OTD.

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Rain Duffle, $880

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Medic Coat, $840

More Camo, More Adidas

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The camo trend doesn’t seem to want to end. And adidas Originals seems to keep launching more and more iterations of their classic Superstar. This new Camo Pack is made up of eight new colourways – all influenced by you guessed it- camouflage. What is interesting is that adidas has subverted our typical understanding of classic camouflage.

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All will be available for purchase soon from the adidas

McNairy Will Make U Dance

Mark McNairy knows the way to my heart – camouflage and mix matching prints. Thankfully for me, his autumn/winter 2015 collection does not stray from his path of success.  Except this time around he has skipped the runway show for a fun fashion film. Full of friends, a couple of models, and a killer beat, the film shows McNairy’s clothes in a new way. This will make you want to dance. And shop.