Monday, 14 July 2014

Valentino Fall Winter 2014 Mens 'Striped' Sneakers

Below: New design for Valentino sneakers this Fall Winter 2014... Definitely in my wishlist for the new season's must have footwear to buy! Interesting stripe design with square studs:-)
 Below: Works great for casual or even formal looks!
NEW for Fall Winter 2014: Valentino Sneakers with Stripe Detail

Lately, sneaker fever has hit an all time high. Sportive designs andd high fashion versions alike were well embraced by fashion conscious males all over the world. The allure of sneakers became so overwhelming that sporting theme became an important influence for designers for Fall Winter 2014. Most noteworthy were Givenchy's Basketball inspirations. Dries Van Noten also caught on the appeal of parachute trousers and John Galliano want men to take cycling tights onto fashion highway.

Credit for this sports interest can be attributed to the brands like New Balance and most notably Valentino who successfully match-make high fashion and sports with their highly successful Rockrunner sneakers. And for Fall Winter 2014, Valentino is further propagating the sporty frenzy.

If you are already a fan of Valentino’s rockrunner sneakers... rejoice. There is a new design for Fall Winter 2014 that is a must have and will offer a new option to expand your winter wardrobe. This time the new sneaker design is less running shoe and more basketball sneakers reminiscent of Converse's versions. But Valentino has up the luxe factor with fine leather and injected interesting details such as an eye catching colour stripe wrapped around the middle portion while embellishing the rear with their signature square studs. The result is a luxurious design that is both functional and appealing. This new design even got featured in Valentino's new FW2014 shoe ad campaign as shot by Terry Richardson. I love the green striped colour...  a great pair of shoes to take you casual or formal any day. My definite wishlist for Fall Winter 2014... I just need to find the SGD910 (Approx. €531) (available online at LuisaViaRoma) to bring these babies home:-P
Source: Luisaviaroma, The Sharp Gentlemen Valentino

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Christian Louboutin Fall Winter 2014 Mens Shoes

Below: Christian Louboutin Fall Winter 2014 Mens Collection (From top to bottom: Pik Boat Men’s Flat (SGD1400), Louis Spikes Mens's Flat in Multi-colour Spikes (SGD1900), Rollerboy Spikes (SGD2200)

Below: I love the Glitter Sirene effect that glams up animal skin textures with aplenty shimmer! The New Orleans Mens Flat with Gold, Purple and Black all mixed up with different textures and hues is my favourite! (From top to bottom: New Orleans Mens Flat (SGD1600), Louis Junior Spikes Mens's Flat in Glitter Sirene (SGD1300), Louis Rantus Orlato Mens Flat in Printed Pony (SGD1800)
Christian Louboutin Fall Winter 2014 Mens Shoes

Christian Louboutin shoes have once dominated the mens shoe scene when it comes to over the top, super glamourous shoes. With their spiked Rollerboy and Louis designs earning a place in the closets of the world’s most fashionable men, many other brands have taken the cutes and added spikes as their design considerations as well. And on the glamourous bling front, Giuseppe Zanotti has since given the red soles a run for their money, matching the intricacies and bold designs that male peacocks covet. So what will Christian Louboutin do this Fall Winter 2014 season to counter all these competition...

Here’s the mens collection for the new Fall season. The spikes are now part of the brand’s DNA and is still going strong, updated this season with multi-colour that reminds me of M&Ms chocolates. The very colourful spikes are appearing in fan favourites of Rollerboy and Louis models... so if you want colour, attitude and fun all at the same time, these will suffice perfectly.

For the more sophistication driven male peacocks, the “Glitter Sirene” treatments on many fan favourites will add real pizzazz to your look this coming Fall/Winter season. The Glitter effect done to mimick animal skin textures not only brings an exotic touch but also ensures maximum visibility to any parties you may attend. I ‘d go for the New Orleans Men’s Flat (SGD1600) which has Eveque suede, Glitter Sirene, and black patent leather for an interesting mix of colour and textures.

Tall boots are also part of the new collection with the 60mm heel, Pedro (SGD2100), being a standout. YSL may have their equally height enhancing Johnny boots way before, but the red soled version in brown Crosta Barbour suede are definitely noteworthy. If you prefer something lower, the Antonio boots (SGD2100) in cognac leather gets my vote!

Spikes or no spikes, Christian Louboutin continues to woo fashion fans season after season. What do you think of the new Fall Winter 2014 collection?
Below: Check out the tall boots which is quintessential for winter season (From top to bottom: Antonio Boots (SGD2100), Pedro 60mm heel boots (SGD2100), Louis Junior Spikes Mens Flat in anthracite cotton (SGD1300)

Source: Christian Louboutin

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Coach Fall Winter 2014 Mens Bags

Below: Clutch away! A good selection of Portfolio and man clutches awaits this Fall Winter 2014 at Coach! I love the tan coloured Foldover Pouch as well as the houndstooth pieces! The red crossgrain portfolio gets my thumbs up too:-)

Below: From work to play.... there's something for everyone... check out the handsome work bags from the new Fall Winter 2014 collection: Pebbled Leather Carryall and Crossgrain textured leather messenger looking smart:-)

Coach Mens Fall Winter 2014 Mens Bags

Coach's mens collection has grown strength to strength for many seasons now. With designs grounded by heritage, modernity and functionality, the mens offerings have always looked very promising. For the upcoming Fall Winter 2014, this holds true yet again... So guys,  I fear your wallets will not be safe with many pieces that are definitely worth investing.

Fall Winter 2014 sees the continuation of the popular colorblocking story in the form of stripes, mixing contrasting suede and leather and strong color statements. Red, Black and Tan Browns are key colour tones that recur throughout the new collection. The bold yet sophisticated colourblocking look can be seen throughout the business collection to sporty backpacks and sophisticated portfolios and pouches.

On the topic of the highly popular portfolios and pouches (evidenced by how widely adopted they are by guys all over), Coach is offering a wide selection of man clutch designs this Fall Winter season. I am already being sold on the Coach Red Crossgrain Texture portfolio, an outstanding colour on a classic design for those dull winter weather. The Crossgrain texture is a highlight for the new season. Developed in Italy from premium cowhides, the leather is chrome tanned first to produce a full body leather and then embossed to achieve the unique Crossgrain texture. Paired with all new modern gunmetal hardware and sleek binding details, these pieces are refined enough for work, but have ample attitude to carry from desk to dinner.  There will be portfolios, messenger bags and briefcases that will be crafted from this tough wearing and versatile material.

Another of my favourite for the new season is the Leather Foldover Pouch in a tan colour, crafted . in the new Polished Glove Tan leather that references Coach’s heritage. This retro glove tan finish retains the beauty of the timeless leather, but is polished to modernize the luxe silhouettes. On a foldover pouch design, it is the perfect material for a handsome clutch day to night!

I also like the Sport collection that offers weekend and gym bags in new lightweight collapsible leather. These sportive pieces features colour blocking themes to compliment active lifestyles and invigorate with cheerful hues. The handy red or blue coloured leather drawstring bag gets my vote and smile anyday!

Which pieces from the collection will catch your fancy? Plenty for me... so I know I will be checking out the Coach stores when the new bags debut on the shelves!