5 KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGNS WORTH BACKING

5 KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGNS WORTH BACKING

This brand wants to inspire people to take another look at waste.
For this campaign, Satchel & Page are unveiling a new Tuscan leather. They are one of the founding members of The Genuine Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather Consortium, a group of Tuscan vegetable tanneries who follow strict regulations and have extremely high standards.
From sustainable salmon farms to the oldest waterproof jacket and from traditional Shetland knitwear to contemporary gin distilling, they explore the people and communities behind brands and products. They’re asking for your support to help get issue 02 off our screens and into print.

Style Scenario: The Casual, Minimum Costume, Halloween Party

Style Scenario: The Casual, Minimum Costume, Halloween Party

Look, sometimes you really get the urge to go all-out on a Halloween costume. Other years, you just don’t. What about those times in-between, when you want to have some semblance of a recognizable costume, but don’t want to do the head-to-toe thing? Well, that’s what this is for. We’re going to take a basic Dappered-esque outfit (which will serve if you don’t want to be in costume, at all), and change out just a couple items so you can get through the Halloween costume parties with ease. Note: While these are easy switcharoos, they’re not subtle, and everyone should know who/what you are; with a couple of choices in homage to men who have passed recently. Be sure to check your local thrift stores for these items as well.

Sartoria Panico – a last great of Neapolitan tailoring

Sartoria Panico – a last great of Neapolitan tailoring

Antonio Panico stands there with other greats of modern bespoke such as Edward Sexton, Antonio Liverano and Lorenzo Cifonelli, basking in the summer sun.
There aren’t many greats of Antonio’s generation left – particularly with the recent passing of Formosa and Ciardi seniors.
It is easy to think of Neapolitan tailoring as being consistent: soft shoulders, ‘shirt’ sleeve, three-roll-two front, curved pockets, extended front dart.
Antonio is happy to adapt in many things, sometimes because the client wishes it, but more often because he thinks it would suit them.
Interestingly, two readers both commented recently that I seem to go to Neapolitan tailors for jackets, but English for suits.
A suit made in a Neapolitan cut is one of the great things of modern style: an outfit that has very distinctive but also very subtle style. The kind of thing someone looks at and admires, but can’t put his finger on why.
That was quite successful, but he couldn’t pass up the opportunity, six years later, of working for Rubinacci – then and now the biggest bespoke house in town.
Italians sometimes say they appreciate cloth more than the English, and you can understand their point with a piece like this.
The structure is so lightweight, and the cloth so heavy, that it feels like all you’re wearing a piece of expertly cut and ironed wool.

the urban gent

the urban gent

Armani Exchange aka A|X— the brand first came onto my radar as a young teenager in the early 2000s when I walked the marbled hallways of Phipps Plaza (a luxury mall in Atlanta) one day. With it’s chandeliers, dogs in strollers, mahogany walls, and indoor exotic cars (Bentleys, Astons, and Lotus’s) I figured any store in this mall had to be great in its own way. But overtime I came to view A|X as just a line of logo t-shirts…. so I didn’t really care for it and stopped noticing their clothes.
When Mainline Menswear presented their new Armani Exchange collection to us last month, I was pleasantly surprised. While A|X certainly still has its fair share of logoed tees, they also have some great polos, shorts, and sweaters (aka jumpers). Instead of the usual Nike or Champion branded shorts you might find yourself sporting for that Saturday pick up game of basketball, you could easily wear these. They’re comfortable and have a luxurious enough sheen to be dressed up if needed. Just add a polo, some nice sneakers, and you’d be ready to go to brunch. Don’t forget to refresh the shorts though… gotta stay fresh (the Febreeze unstoppable collection is the truth btw).

The 10 Winter Coats Every Man Should Know

The 10 Winter Coats Every Man Should Know

Whether you’re in the market for a weather-ready parka or a topcoat you can wear to the office when the sun’s still shining, you’re going to need to keep the cold out this winter. We’ve got you covered with the 10 best coats to buy right now and wear all season long.
Again, perfect for the current high-low craze in menswear.
Wear this alone for walking the dog, or do as the pros do and layer it beneath a suit jacket for warmth and unexpected visual texture. This one even has cashmere cuffs for extra coziness.
Once relegated to weekends, designers and fashion editors have started pairing this rugged stalwart with suits and tailoring, a striking juxtaposition that recalls classic mod style.
Not only will a camel coat contrast perfectly with a dark suit, it will also add elegance to pretty much anything you wear under it—even casual gear.
This one is seam sealed and waterproof to keep the rain out, insulated to keep the cold out, and finished with an adjustable hood to make sure everything is covered.
Thick wool and large lapels make this the perfect style of coat for those bitter winter days.

6 WINTER GROOMING TIPS FROM RUFFIANS

6 WINTER GROOMING TIPS FROM RUFFIANS

Think about it – if you’ve got a face which is studded with bits of dirt, dust and who knows what else, it will create a bumpier ride for the razor. We would recommend using a slightly lighter exfoliator than in the winter months, but this should be a year-round activity.
When washing away your exfoliator, use warm water or better yet, a towel that has been soaked in very hot water.
However, if you’ve got sensitive skin, you’ll need to protect against the blade’s efficiency: the Dorco Classic thought of this and positioned a strip of lubricating balm just next to the blade.
Once you’ve finished shaving, splash your face with cold water (this will help to close the pores) and apply an alcohol-free moisturiser. This will form a barrier between your fresh skin and the bacteria floating around in the air which can no longer enter your pores. The colder conditions will quickly dry and irritate your skin so be prepared to moisturise throughout the day.

20 Things Normal People DON’T notice about your style, but you might think they do

20 Things Normal People DON’T notice about your style, but you might think they do

That’s fine, but the fact is that the world is full of normal people, and despite what social media and Mr. Rogers tells us, chances are you (and me) aren’t special. Sure, we can dress a bit different (or as we like to call it, “better”) than the pack, but that really doesn’t amount to a hill of beans to the vast majority of those around us. So don’t expect most/anyone to notice the following things about your look, because: 1. Have a great day!
The width of your lapels, collar spread, and tie knot complement each other.
You recently switched from medium break to no break on your trousers.
You’re showing that perfect, 1/2 inch of shirt cuff.
The sleeve cuff buttons on said divot-less shoulder jacket are functional.
You’re wearing a mechanical or automatic watch, instead of good ol’ quartz.

How To Wear & Put On Cufflinks Correctly

How To Wear & Put On Cufflinks Correctly

What Are Cufflinks?
While most shirts that guys wear to work on a daily basis feature a one-button barrel cuff that’s fastened by buttons, those with double (i.e. French) cuffs and dress shirts worn to formal and black tie events require cufflinks.
These small decorative items, usually made from a silver or gold-toned metal, act in place of the buttons, securing the sleeve ends together and making sure that the cuffs fit snug around the wrists.
Whether or not you require cufflinks comes down to the shirt you are wearing.
Whale back cufflinks work in much the same way as their bullet back cousins.
After bullet backs, whale backs are one of the most popular styles due to their ease of use and the security provided by the handy T-bar locking mechanism.
As well as being more decorative, this style also gives a slightly looser fit, making it a sound option if you find traditional options too restrictive.
Do: Always wear cufflinks with French cuffs.

How to Take Care of a Legacy Timepiece Your Children Will Appreciate.

How to Take Care of a Legacy Timepiece Your Children Will Appreciate.

Mechanical watches, like the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date, are crafted with the intention of having more than one owner. It’s easier than it sounds—if you buy and care for yours correctly, that is.
If inheriting a legacy timepiece from within your family isn’t in the cards, it’s time to start the tradition. And since this piece is intended to stay in the family for good, make it yours. It’ll also give the following generations of owners insight into the watch’s significance.
When choosing an heirloom piece, go for a classic model like the Submariner.
Keep in mind, too, that it’s important to choose a watch that reflects your lifestyle.
However, that doesn’t mean it can be neglected, and while the frequency of service depends on the model and year of the watch, it’s important to get into a maintenance routine.
Part of developing a lasting legacy is telling the story to those who will inherit it.

9 Layering Pieces You Need In Your Wardrobe (And How To Use Them)

9 Layering Pieces You Need In Your Wardrobe (And How To Use Them)

Then, once we reach the thick of autumn, deploy it over a thinner shirt and T-shirt, or (if you’re a certified statement-maker) over a lightweight roll neck jumper.
But despite all that, the gilet has firmly infiltrated men’s autumn/winter wardrobes.
When worn beneath an unstructured blazer and over your usual shirt and tie, a light blue design with minimal detailing will take your nine-to-five layering game to the next level.
“The roll neck is a versatile staple and can be worn with pretty much anything,” says Tarling. An overcoat or blazer make for equally attractive companions.
“As the months grow colder, layering becomes essential for any outfit,” says Topman’s creative director Gordon Richardson.
Try a neatly fitted option in monochrome under an unstructured blazer and see for yourself.

HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT EYEWEAR FOR YOUR FACE

HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT EYEWEAR FOR YOUR FACE

The best way to achieve this is by opting for an angular frame. Square frames will work particularly well and if you really want to nail it, go for something thick and bold. This will help to highlight the natural angles of your face.
This means that your primary objective is to make your chin appear broader, thus creating balance and symmetry. To do this, you’ll be best with a relatively thin frame, which is wide at the bottom.

Harry Styles Went Full Gucci God for His World Tour

Harry Styles Went Full Gucci God for His World Tour

Jared Leto is a close second, sure, but Styles is fully committed to the cause.
While this news may be unsurprising, it’s certainly still exciting. Just last night, Styles wore a custom metallic floral jacquard suit. It’s bold, it’s loud, and it won’t be the last time. Styles will likely be wearing a lot of suits on stage, which might be a signature for him, but isn’t really mainstream.

THE BIGGEST EYEWEAR COMPANY YOU’VE NOT HEARD OF

THE BIGGEST EYEWEAR COMPANY YOU’VE NOT HEARD OF

The answer to this comes from a little-known brand called Luxottica. They’re the masterminds behind some of the biggest brands in eyewear right now. The company operates in 2 sectors – manufacturing & wholesale and retail distribution – using essentially the same materials during assembly.
The list of the house brands includes; Alain Mikli, Arnette, Eye Safety Systems, Oakley, Oliver Peoples, Persol, Ray-Ban, Sferoflex and Vogue Eyewear. The company also has the rights to manufacture eyewear for the subsequent designer brands; Giorgio Armani, Brooks Brothers, Bulgari, Burberry, Chanel, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY, Giorgio Armani, Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Polo Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith Spectacles, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Starck Eyes, Tiffany & Co, Tory Burch, Valentino and Versace. Company estimates puts the clients wearing their products right now at about half a billion which is an absurd number for how many brands you thought were out there.
Because Luxottica controls such a proportion of the market, it allows them to set prices for their products at a relatively high cost for what a customer is willing to pay. Due to the number of decades this has been going on for, it’s practically the norm for eyewear prices to remain at these relatively high prices and not fluctuate. In contrast, the formula for manufacturing a pair of spectacles has remained the same for hundreds of years.

Justin Hopwood Connects with GQ, Reveals Battle with Alopecia

Justin Hopwood Connects with GQ, Reveals Battle with Alopecia

links up with GQ in a brave new photo shoot to put a face to alopecia. The South African model connects with photographer Andy Ryan for a photo session in which he reveals his recent buzz cut. First noticing signs of alopecia in 2015, Justin talks to GQ about how it has affected his modeling.
Hey, I wouldn’t say no, I would embrace it, but would I ask them to change the look that they’ve been known for for 40 or 50 years?
He reflects, “I think everyone has really, over the last couple years, really grown into this idea of accepting people for who they are, what they are. There’s a unity in the world right now that I think is very prolific, that wasn’t there a couple years ago.” Read more on GQ.com.

Is This the Best Three-Brand Sneaker Collaboration Yet?

Is This the Best Three-Brand Sneaker Collaboration Yet?

J.Crew’s hyper-curated list of sneakers has been a sleeper hit for a few years. The brand has done collaborations with others like New Balance, Vans, and Asics Tiger, crafting a specific set of shoes that are both stylish and easy to wear. And this week, J.Crew dropped a three-way collaboration that exceeds all others: the Packer x J.Crew x Asics Tiger 1907 Collection.
The collection—launching in celebration of Packer’s 110th anniversary—includes four limited-edition styles: oxblood leather, white buck, navy buck, and charcoal suede. There’s a limited launch at the Liquor Store in New York City, with oxblood and white available today, and navy and charcoal available tomorrow. All four will be available online and at select stores on Saturday. They retail for $160.

You Don’t Actually Have to Work in these Work Boots

You Don’t Actually Have to Work in these Work Boots

For fall into winter, stock up on tough, workwear-inspired boots that can trudge through the weather without pause. Whether they’re actual work boots, true mountain boots, or just stylish shoes that take inspiration from both, these are your best no-fail options for fall.
An oil-type finish and bright white sole make these a style move—but they can also do work in the great outdoors.

Moncler Just Made the Most Stylish Winter Clothes

Moncler Just Made the Most Stylish Winter Clothes

When it comes to savvy collaborations, nobody beats outdoorsy Italian brand Moncler. The label has committed to a series of partnerships over the past years that reach past the familiar luxury of their down parkas, and head into capital-F Fashion territory. It was a gamechanger.
Add to the list Moncler C, designed by 30-year-old British upstart Craig Green. Green might be inspired by utilitarian workwear and uniforms, but his work veers far off into the avant-garde. His clothes get about as abstract and oversized as clothes can get. This collection in no different. But Green’s no fool—sprinkled in with the high-concept pieces are wearable, want-able garments we’re ready to pull on as soon as this Indian Summer finally breaks. Here are four of our favorites.

VOLVO UNVEIL THE NEW XC40 IN MILAN

VOLVO UNVEIL THE NEW XC40 IN MILAN

The contrast roof was conceived from the beginning – it’s contours run cohesively connecting everything seamlessly. ‘I look at this as my tough little robot. There’s a reduction of lines. Now I look at contemporary design, yes the iPhone is so often used, but it’s a beautiful bit of product design. We started fresh and added the Volvo ingredients later on.’
Its wider-rear gives it a firm stance; the design front has echoes of Thor’s hammer without sliding into parody or caricature.
They have also introduced an experimental care package with the new Volvo XC40 with its new ‘Care by Volvo’ subscription service. A monthly flat-fee subscription of £620 alleviates the burden of down payments, local price differences and digital concierge services such as fuelling, cleaning, service pick-up and e-commerce delivery to the car.
Care by Volvo changes all of that.” – Håkan Samuelsson. These technologies make the XC40 one of the best-equipped small premium SUVs on the market.

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