31 August 2016

The Art of Shaving... A Reintroduction to men's grooming with Crabtree & Evelyn

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27 August 2016


Model: Adonis Bosso

Ports 1961 release  their Autumn/Winter 2016 menswear advertising campaign. 
Photographed by Creative Director of PORTS 1961 Menswear, Milan Vukmirovic and styled by Scarlett Viquel, the campaign features Nick Wooster, George Cortina, Miguel Arnau & Adonis Bosso.
Creative Director & Photography: Milan Vukmirovic
Stylist: Scarlett Viquel
Models: Nick Wooster, George Cortina, Miguel Arnau, Adonis Bosso
Hair: Massimo Gamba
Make-up: Arianna Cattarin

Location: Milano
Model Nick Wooster
Model: Miguel Arnau
Model: George Cortina
Model: George Cortina
Model: Adonis Bosso

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Singer / Songwriter Usher wore  PORTS 1961 Menswear FW16 embroidered derby sneakers while attending the premiere of  "Hands of Stone” in New York, USA on August 22nd 2016.

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17 August 2016

Competition Time with Braun Multi Groomer - THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

To celebrate National Men's Grooming Day, (Friday 19th August 2016), Braun has teamed up with Men's Styling Blog to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Braun Multi Groomers (RRP £69.99).
To enter the Prize Draw please read on.

With the Braun Multi Groomer you can shave, style and trim just about any beard style you can think of.
The ultimate 3-in-1 system allows you to trim, style and shave all with one product.
 The versatile groomer has a shaver and trimmer with three attachments, and is the ideal tool to complement any grooming regime.
 • The extra wide shaver head is equipped with a flexible SmartFoil for a smooth and clean shave in a few strokes
 • The twistable trimmer has a wide side for efficient trimming and a narrow side for precise styling of beard lines
 • The adjustable Click&Lock comb trims facial hair to four exact lengths (1.2mm, 2.8mm, 4.4mm, 6mm)
 • 100% washable for easy cleaning under running water.

How to enter
You can enter the prize draw once via Twitter by:
  • Following @frumpytofunky and tweeting  #BraunMultiGroomerPrize via http://mensstyling.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/competition-time-with-braun-multi.html @frumpytofunky

How the winner will be chosen

  • The prize winner will be chosen at random from all entries after the closing date of Friday 26th August 2016. 
  • The prize winner will be notified by twitter message and given 3 days to reply. If no reply then another winner will be chosen at random. Once a prize winner has replied the winner will be announced via twitter and the prize will be sent to the winner's address.

Competition Terms & Conditions:
You have to be living in the UK and aged 18 or over.
You cannot be an employee of Braun , Men's Styling or frumpy to funky, their families, agents and anyone else professionally connected with the promotion.
All competitions close at midnight on the closing date.
No purchase necessary.
Only one entry per person.
Automated entries are invalid and will be disqualified.
The prize is as stated, is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
The prize-winner may be required to participate in future publicity.
Men's Styling reserves the right to withdraw or amend a promotion in the event of any unforeseen circumstances outside its reasonable control with no liability to any entrants, the prize-winner or any third party.
Men's Styling also reserves the right to award an alternative prize of equal or greater value, should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason.
 The decision of Men's Styling in all matters is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
 Entrants are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions by participating in this promotion.
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Celebrate National Men's Grooming Day (Fri 19th August) with Gillette

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15 August 2016

Gladstone London Bags Launches Graffiti Collection

Gladstone London the premium English accessory brand, have collaborated with Brighton based graffiti artists, The Glimmer Twins, to design a limited edition collection.
Camo Backpack £1250.00

 The exclusive graffiti collection will be available from the Gladstone London store as well online and each design is a reflection of Founder and CEO, John O’Sullivan’s artistic influences combined with the brands discerning leather accessories.
Taos City Tote £1295.00

John says inspiration for the collection came from the many disused tunnels and old stations around London “It’s become a meeting point for street artists and young talent; it’s an urban kid’s blackboard enabling them to express themselves. I used to not understand or appreciate the artists, but once I started talking to them, I could see the quality and realised the clever use of expression. Gladstone London has always wanted to blend the gap between timeless designs with a contemporary urban design; I liked the idea of using the bags as a canvas for these designs.”
Angelitos  £1250.00

 The Glimmer Twins have in the past worked in partnership with Glastonbury and the V Festival, as well with artists creating striking visuals. The Glimmer Twins commented "This collaboration is a meeting of styles; classic leather craftsmanship and modern expression of illumination.”
Ocean City Tote £1295.00

 Entry level price point for the Graffiti collection is £1250 ranging up to £2200 for bespoke pieces.

Fuji San Backpack £1250.00

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12 August 2016

AWAYTOMARS: tearing up the rulebook and opening up the fashion industry

AWAYTOMARS ,the world’s first 100% user-created fashion brand, has been selected to join the Centre For Fashion Enterprise, an organisation supported by University of the Arts London, the British Fashion Council and the European Union.

Alumni of the scheme include J.W. Anderson, Simone Rocha and LVMH Prize winners Marques’Almeida.
 AWAYTOMARS will present its new collaborative collection in the first week of October at Lisbon Fashion Week. More than 500 people have already contributed to its creative conception online.

They host campaigns where anyone, regardless of their background, can submit an idea and get instant feedback from the community.
Sketches and ideas are sent online from members of the public and AWAYTOMARS then iterates them with the help of its online community to create eye-catching, collaborative fashion.

Next, AWAYTOMARS works with technical experts to create physical prototypes, organises a crowdfunding campaign for each product, oversees the entire production process and finally hosts the finished item on its sales portal.
The most innovative and interesting concepts are selected by the community and a group of curators; these advance to the next phase - crowdfunding - where each item runs as an individual campaign.
Backers have the opportunity to support the designers by pre-ordering pieces at wholesale prices

 All successfully funded designs are produced as a co-created item in a process overseen by technical experts at AWAYTOMARS.
These experts turn designers’ ideas into reality using their knowledge of fabrics and techniques and by calling on their relationships with producers in Europe.
At AWAYTOMARS the community members are involved at every step of the design process: they decide what is ultimately produced.
Compared to traditional methods of product development in the fashion industry, AWAYTOMARS is cost and time effective: there’s no seasonality, nor is there inventory piling up in the stock room. Production is based on what has been pre-sold during the crowdfunding campaigns.
 AWAYTOMARS also proposes a new sales model to reward collaboration, in which profits are shared between both the original designers and any community members who provided significant input to shape the item.

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VIVOBarefoot- A New Evolution in Barefoot Luxury

Barefoot shoe brand launches their premium HANDCUT range - set to transform the way you think about footwear forever.
Porto Rocker High Top

 The HANDCUT launch brings carefully adapted shoe constructions that let your feet do their thing as nature intended and unveils Vivobarefoot’s latest innovation that brings you even closer to natural, barefoot movement: The curved Heel Rocker.

 This is because, with every step we take, our foot passes through three position phases, known as “rockers”. These three phases are: the Heel Rocker - when the heel contacts the ground to begin the step - the Ankle Rocker - when the foot rolls from the heel to the ball of the foot - and the forefoot and the Big Toe - when the ball and big toe push off of the ground, giving the step momentum.
Opanka Lace 

 The new Vivobarefoot Heel Rocker is contoured to your natural foot shape to create a softer heel strike and a smoother heel stroke instead of the jarring heel strike you find with normal shoes. 

 The new simplistic yet stylish range is comprised of 4 styles that offer you complete comfort wherever you go. 
Available soon except for the Opanka which is available now in Chestnut or Chocolate suede. Price £180.00

. Vivobarefoot produce eco-friendly, barefoot shoes that provide protection and freedom of the foot in its natural form while protecting wearers from the elements. Featuring patented, ultra-thin, puncture-resistant soles that give maximum sensory feedback whilst being worn. Simply put: shoes should let your feet do their thing.
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11 August 2016

Boy By Boy SS17 Men's Collection

This second collection from Boy By Boy is split into 4 design stories: Ground Force, Military, Tech and Leaders.

All the stories are formed for the concept of each of us being watched by the world around, enticed by the convenience and benefits of modern technology and the notion that we have voluntarily become government informants against ourselves.

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House of Holland SS17 Men's Collection

Devastated that he missed out on the halcyon days of the Hacienda, designer Henry Holland is recreating one of the country's most magical club scenes for his Season 3 Menswear collection.

Satirical flyer artwork and archive imagery from the North's most iconic club create the graphics for the collection. A succinct capsule selection of dance floor must haves, inspired by then but perfect for now.

Hand embellished, embroidered denim and suiting is in collaboration with embroidery artist Scott Ramsay Kyle.

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Ximon Lee SS17 Men's Collection (presented by GQ china)

Ximon Lee views each season as a study, the realization of a sustainable concept to be revisited for the next study after.

His second study is SS17 HARD which is a further exploration of the concealing and uncovering of the body.

The collection is inspired by a growing boy's journey and how his perception of that which is hard and tough is framed by his preconceptions.

The inspiration is reflected in fragile materials that are tailored in hard silhouettes. playing with conventional workwear and unconventional embellishment and placements.

Harsh techniques contrast the serene and the disturbed, including acid-wash, silicone concealing, latex coating and tailored tarpaulin.

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Tiger of Sweden SS17 Men's Collection

Tiger of Sweden was inspired by the Royal Palace of Sweden 'Kungliga Slottet' which was built in the flamboyant baroque style by architect Nicodemus Tessin whilst King Karl XII made changes to make it more minimal, creating a juxtaposition of decadence and restraint.

A baroque garden inspired print adorns suits, bombers and windbreakers.

Bright bold stripes adorn blousons and wide leg trousers.

Regency style mourning suits are worn with nylon field jackets and smart poplin shirts.

Sheer jumpers are also teamed with crisp poplin shirts.

Utilitarian zip up field vests in monochromatic shades are worn over traditional cotton tailoring.

All worn with sneakers throughout the collection.

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