Monthly Archives: September 2013

  1. Silky Smooth

    Silky Smooth

    Being a company that’s known for it’s silk, we can’t help but notice the rise in the use of it in designer’s latest menswear collections. It’s a bit of electricity mixed with a metropolitan feel. Its as if Mr Miami Vice stuck his finger in a plug socket.

    But when taken under the wings of big names such as Haider Ackerman and Maison Martin Margiela, the look is given a dash of attitude, and a drip of tattoos and suddenly there’s something cleverly-cool about it. Maybe that’s my inner Hugh Hefner talking, you decide. Look at Shantung and Taffeta for a sharp, crisp, look.

  2. Four Seasons in a Day.

    Four Seasons in a Day.

    Yes it’s September – the most depressing month of the year, some might say. And yes, although hard to believe given today’s downpour, a few days ago it did hit 30 degrees. The last of the summer sun has just about passed and autumn weather is brewing. It’s that in-between time of year – the autumn rain has begun but the temperature is still mild enough to be in lightweight clothing. This 'neither-here-nor-there' transformation period poses the same wardrobe dilemma year after year - do we wear out our summer lightweights until no end or do we prematurely get out the winter woolies?

    Thank goodness for resort collections. It’s the warm-summer garments and the light-winter pieces all mixed together to create the perfect outfit for weather like today. It’s for those four-seasons-in-a-day, days. On today’s Menswear Monday we’re inspired by this shoot for August Man Magazine, starring Lucas Garcez. Photographed by Skye Tan, and Styled by Ben Chin, shot in the tropical I

  3. Menswear Mondays - Choosing the Right Wool for your Suit

    Menswear Mondays - Choosing the Right Wool for your Suit

    Super 150s? Pure wool? Wool stretch? Mohair mix? What does it all mean? Choosing a suit colour is hard enough, but choosing the right wool fabric for your suit can be even trickier. Here we are going to explain a little more about each of these common suiting terms and how to get it right.

    Wool is the most popular choice of fabric for suiting, with 60% of all produced wool being used for clothing. You might find Super 100, 120’s, 150’s and so on, on some wool that you come across during your fabric shopping. You might also, like many people, look at this number and not understand the deeper meaning behind it and choose to ignore it. Well, ignore no longer! We are going to break down all this suiting jargon for you here.

    First & foremost, the term ‘super’ in this sense originates in England as a means of proving the best, purest wool, and refers to the fineness of the wool fibre. Essentially, the higher super the number, the better quality and finer the fabric is. The