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Hello Mr. Gatsby – Brooks Brothers Suit Collection

25 Apr

Two ‘Great Gatsby’ post in the same day. Obviously I’m obsessed. Hello Mr. Gatsby! These tailored suits designed by Brooks Brothers are AH-mazing! The only thing better than a man in a suit, is a man in a linen suit. Heyyyyyyy…..

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ThreadLab: DIY Men’s Apparel

24 Dec

Have you ever fancied being your own Designer? You have! Well. You’re in luck. ThreadLab, a fairly new company specializes in DIY Men’s Apparel. The concept is modular clothing. Taking the core and basic components of men’s apparel and making them interchangeable. For example, creating your very own button down shirt by switching out the collar and pockets. You also have the option of dying different parts of the shirt and customizing it to your individual style.  The creation is yours and the ideas are endless. It’s quite genius really!

ThreadLab recently launched a funding campaign on kickstater.com.  They are currently 7 days left and they’re  few thousands dollars shy of their $8,000 goal. If you’re feeling generous this holiday season, this a great way to give and help an amazing company further along their dream. Check out the awesome video below. Click Here to contribute to ThreadLab on kickstarter.com…… Merry Christmas Eve!

 

3 Things for Him

18 Oct

FASHION:  Derek Lam’s leopard printed-smoking slippers and skate board. This high fashion combo is part of  the Target & Neiman Marcus Christmas Collection. I know some of you fell-loves are little shy when it comes to sporting leopard. Its a trendy print that can be quite timeless when worn as a shoe. Step out of your comfort zone and try something a bit different. If you ever get the urge to wear leopard print anywhere else on your body we will need to talk. Just sayin’……

FOOD: Roli Roti Porchetta Sandwich – this here sandwich is a “MAN” sandwich! Pork loin, wrapped in Pork Belly, and slow roasted with herbs until the skin is oh so crispy. The wonder sandwich is then topped with sweet onion marmalade, peppery arugula, and sprinkled with a bit of lavender salt. It’s insane! The men in my office adored this sandwich but us ladies were happy to nosh on it as well.

So, if any of you beautiful men ever find yourself at the San Francisco Ferry Building, be sure to cart your lady over to the Roli Roti Food Truck. I’m positive she will describe you as budding “Food Genius” once again!

TECH: I just got all James Bond on you! That’s right USB cufflinks! Are you dreaming about yourself as James Bond yet? No? Allow me to set the stage. You’re cruising along in your Aston Martin Vanquish (because you got it like that), a beautiful lady is in the passenger seat, and the sun is just about to set. Your destination – a broadway. Suddenly you realize you’ve forgotten the tickets. Your stunning date begins to panic and you smile at her and say, “not to worry, I got this”.  You remove one of your cufflinks (which doubles as a USB). You inset it into your dash-board, and voila the ticket information pops up on the screen. You download the tickets and print them out. Hello! You’re James Bond! Of course you have a printer in your car. Duh! You arrive at the show in record time and your gorgeous date is completely smitten with you! Winning!

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Five Famous Wearers of the Bow Tie

26 Sep

With London fashion week taking place last week and the distinct lack of bow-ties that were on show there, we thought that this was the perfect reason to shout the house down about them and take a look at some of the coolest people in history to wear the symmetrical neck tie! You never know, available from companies such as S Buckinghams, we might just convince you to go out there and wear one!

BILL NYE (the Science Guy)

Children throughout the world have grown up learning their basic science from one of the coolest guys on the planet, Bill Nye. Never seen in public without his trademark bow tie, the scientist has gained a new world wide appreciation with the advances of the internet and has a regular fan base throughout many social sites.

Interestingly, Nye is a keen Baseball fan and enjoys experimenting with the physics of the game.

WINSTON CHURCHILL

One of the most memorable British Prime Ministers in history, Churchill has left an ever stretching shadow across history, not only for his wartime victories, but too for his bow-tie attire and top hat.

Though you may not think of Mr. Churchill as much of a fashion icon, he has indeed left an everlasting mark on British culture with his famous V sign, glamorization of the Union Jack, postage stamps and use in insurance advertisements.

FRED ASTAIRE

One of the most famous Broadway singers, actors and musicians ever to hit the stage, Astaire’s career spanned a total of 76 long happy years.

With Astaire still influencing the generations of today, it is to no surprise that in his day, he was also one of the most sought heart throbs in Hollywood and acted alongside many Hollywood beauties including Rita Hayworth, Joan Leslie and Joan Caulfied; picking up a large assortment of awards along the way including two three Golden Globes and one Academy Award.

FRANK SINATRA

The largest name in popular music over the last seventy years, Frank Sinatra was rarely seen without a bow tie, but with thirteen Grammy awards, four Golden Globes and three Academy awards to his name, who could blame him?

Before his death in 1998, Ol’ Blue Eyes had over thirty studio albums under his belt with many of them reaching and gold certificates by the RIAA.

JAMES  BOND

The last but not least of these famous bow tie wearers may well indeed be fictional but James Bond may very well be the most recognised bow tie wearer of the lot.

With the new film, Skyfall coming out this Autumn, get ready to brace yourself for some more bow-tie wearing action flashness!

Though Bond’s favourite drink is not actually the martini (he drank more champagne in the novels than vodka martini), we can rest assured that he is indeed our favourite bow tie wearer!

Article Written By: Chris Taylor (S buckinghams)

Menswear: Mike Ruiz for J. Cheikh

17 Jul

I absolutely adore menswear! I shop the men’s department quite often in search of the perfect sweater. I realize we’re inching our way out of summer and will be heading into Fall soon. However, I had share this amazing Spring/Summer capsule designed by Mike Ruiz for J.Cheikh. The video is hot hot hot and the collection isn’t bad either. Ooo wee! The ever so handsome Oraine Barrett!

MANSETTER Blog coming 2012………

7 Jun

 

From one women to many…..

So I'm a little behind on the official or more like non-official launch of Mansetter blog. I've been asked by many men and by "many" I mean five men. Yep, five men have asked me to start a men's blog and I thought well here's what I'm going to do. I'm going create a "love space" where men can come to get tips on fashion and love. Yes sir, if I'm going to dedicate an entire blog to Men and have their attention for at least 5.2 seconds then you best believe I'm going to give some tips on love.

Here's the frist tip of the day: You are NOT "Mansetting" if you shop at Clarie's for accessories. I understand lil Wayne is doing it and seems to work for him but that's only because well he's "little". Chances are most women won't even notice him sporting skinny jeans and Uggs beacuse of his disdavantage in height. No disrespect to lil Wayne. I just really want Men to understand it doesn't take all that much to impress the ladies when putting you're ensemble together. Less is more Fellas when accessorizing! The best accessory a man can wear is his confidence. No one is saying you have to have the confidence of a Gladiator, I mean even Russell Crowe had a tough time pulling off those knee high strappy sandals. All you need is a enough confidence that says "hey, I got this". Oh and a little colonge is always nice as well. Ohhhhh, just thinking of man wearing Joop takes me back to my 9th grade crush. Well, I'm off to shop the market on best Men's colonges. I will report my findings within the next 48 hrs. Laters…..

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The Making of Louis Vuitton Shoes for MEN

30 Mar

 

 

MANSETTER on Tumblr

22 Feb

Thanks right! In my efforts to dominate the blogosphere I have decided to launch my Men's blog solely on Tumblr. I went back and forth on duplicating my efforts and having The Fashion Camp also be on Tumblr but that just seemed silly and boring. I don't do double work! So coming March 30th I will be launching MANSETTER on Tumblr. My tagline: (All things MAN……A space for loving on the Fellas!) You like…you like… uh… uh? Okay ignore my self indulgent need for positive affirmation. Whether you like it or not its happening on March 30th. Say hello to a whole new world focusing on Men. Oh wait isn't that what we women do on a daily basis. I guess this is what you would call "life intimating art." Laters… 

P.S. this decision was made after having a lovely dinner with one of my favorite married couples. My friend's hubby informed me that I've been forgetting about my Menz lately. I hope he is excited to learn about my new venture. I will be sure to send him the bill for all my extra work. What's your address again Gene?


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MANSETTER: Men on the Streets @ NY Fashion Week

10 Feb

 

Loving these shots taken by Tommy Ton. Men are lovers of fashion just like women and I adore seeing them out and about during Fashion Week. My only regret is not being in NY to capture these moments myself. Until September…..


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