Showing posts with label Men's Fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Men's Fashion. Show all posts

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!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Gucci Pre-Fall 2014 Bright Diamante Leather Goods Collection For Men

Below: This Pre-fall 2014, Gucci invites you to the colourful world of their latest Bright Diamante Leather Goods Collection... Love the bright hues in their classic diamante pattern, in an array of useful leather goods designs... Love the duffel bag in red!
Below: Choose from a wide range of leather goods and even travel trolley bags... ensuring happy hues are around you all the time:-)

Gucci Pre-Fall 2014 Bright Diamante Leather Goods Collection For Men

Gucci is ready to invite you to their colourful world of Prefall 2014 Bright Diamante Leather Goods Collection. Yes, for all colour fans, the classic diamante now comes in bright cheerful hues of Bumblebee yellow, fuchsia, deep cobalt, red, turquoise, and white. For the boys, choose the blue versions that captures the spirit of colours while not being too overwhelming... if you are those who wants a more subdued style. But I’d say, go all the way when it comes to colours... Red or yellow will be for me!

I love the range of leather goods these new super happy hues are introduced to... from handy messenger bags (From €990) to travel friendly duffel bags (€1690) and pouches (€430) to amazing sneakers (€495), driving shoes (€345), belts (€260) and bi-fold wallets (€240). The selection will cover all aspect of your lifestyle to ensure happy colours are around you all the time.

Watch the very quirky and fun video featuring Clément Cherbernaud and other eye pleasing models... all flaunting the colourful collection and being highly entertaining.

Check out the collection in store or online now!

Source: Gucci

Monday, 9 June 2014

Sale Shopping Spotlight: BlackBarrett Spring Summer 2014 Menswear

Below: Better late than never... I may be falling in love with BlackBarrett's SS2014 Menswear at the end of the season... but I am just in time to take advantage of their end of season markdowns and get myself favourite pieces at amazing prices! Love the paisley print shirt in china blue... now I am considering the matching pair of shorts or blazer too:-)
Below: The lines and dots print shirt is also on my sale radar... featured on the SS2014 ad campaign... Love it!

Sale Shopping Spotlight: BlackBarrett Spring Summer 2014 Menswear

I might have been a bit too late in discovering the graphic appeal of BlackBarrett’s Spring Summer 2014 Mens collection. But better late than never, especially when I am just in time for their end of season mark downs... there is silver lining in falling in love with a collection this late in the season.

I am loving the graphic modern approach of BlackBarrett... albeit at a much accessible price points than the main line, Neil Barrett. For spring summer 2014, there are colour blocking, line prints and an amazing china blue paisley print that gets me most excited. So much love at first sight, that I pop by the BlackBarrett store on Sunday to get my hands on the paisley print short sleeve shirt. The price was SGD190 but after the sale discount... an amazingly affordable SGD120! My best buy of the season for sure:-)

I am contemplating the matching shorts or bomber jacket... but at the same time, I love the graphic colour block blazer, the lines and dot shirt (featured in the Ad Campaign)... so many things I want! All at a great price point and cut to fit Asian builds.

Below: Check out the other incredible pieces and time to get some sale action going... I want the colour block blazer and blue lines print bomber jacket! 
Go to Club 21 Global website to shop if you live outside of Singapore. For once, I am thankful that I reside in Singapore which houses a BlackBarrett boutique at Paragon Shopping Mall:-P Happy sale shopping... Can’t wait to wear my new shirt this coming weekend!:-P

Source: Blackbarrett

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Loewe Revamps With New Brand Identity Under Jonathan Anderson

Below: Under their new creative director, Jonathan Anderson, Spanish Luxury Label Loewe revamps their identity and packaging to reflect the heritage and future, ushering in an exciting new phrase for the brand... Are you loving the more contemporary take on the classic Loewe brand identity we have come to love? Share your thoughts...
Loewe Revamps With New Brand Identity Under Creative Director Jonathan Anderson

Under the new creative direction of Jonathan Anderson, Loewe gets a revamp new brand identity complete with refreshed packagings to usher in exciting change for the Spanish luxury brand.

"I wanted to reduce the logo and just clean it off. It was just a redrafting really - we wanted to keep it similar but make a subtle shift for the next phase. I already loved the 'O' in the Loewe; it really draws you in. We worked with M/M Paris - who I think are geniuses - for the typography and design. This is the first step in a global plan, just making changes where relevant to the brand."

Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak, the art and design duo of M/M (Paris), have created the new graphic identity for the brand injected with modernity and cultural awareness. Logotype is inspired by German-born British typographer Berthold Wolpe, hinting at the German roots of Enrique Loewe Roessberg, who established the house by giving his name to a cooperative of leather craftsmen from Madrid. The famous Anagram, originally designed in 1970 by Spanish painter Vicente Vela, has been pared down to unearth its factual origin as a branding iron used to mark cattle and leather. Packagings have also been redesigned as volumes reminiscent of library tomes, in the new smokey-white Humo color.

Further cornerstones of the redefined new phase of the 168-year-old Spanish house will be the menswear presentation in Paris at the end of June 2014, a new advertising campaign featuring works by Steven Meisel, as well as art-driven store concepts in key cities.

All this—and more—belongs to the new, all-encompassing world of LOEWE.

Are you ready for the new Loewe? I can’t wait to see what Jonathan Anderson brings to the  brand.

Source: Loewe

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Paul Smith Spring Summer 2014 Oskar Cut-Out Leather Sandals

Below: Shoe inspired... I love Paul Smith's Oskar Cut-Out Leather Sandals which works for dressing down or smarten up when paired with a suit!
Paul Smith Spring Summer 2014 Oskar Cut-Out Leather Sandals

Hybrid shoes that can dress you down or smarten up to be semi formal? That’s quite a tall task to ask for any kind of shoes.

But apparently not for Paul Smith... Check out their Spring Summer 2014 Oskar Cut-Out Leather Sandals. It’s both a pair of cool summer sandals (Thanks to the strappy design and cutouts) while also being a leather slip-on all in one. Being a hybrid, that creates the versatility to wear with shorts or match up a summer suit. I am seriously tempted, especially now being on sale with my size available at Mr Porter US site. Love the white colour! Should I?

Once a shoe fanatic... always will be. I can never get enough of good shoe designs:-P

Now on sale at 30% off at US$381.50 (Was US$545) 

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Source: Paul Smith, Mr Porter

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

New For Fall Winter 2014 - Dior Homme 'Strap'

Below: Dior Homme will launch a new series of bags called the 'Strap' for Fall Winter 2014... I love the modern simplicity of the design, a refreshing change from the overtly ornate counterparts we see flooding the streets lately... Love the ad campaign by Karim Sadli showcasing these new bags too:-)
Dior Homme Fall Winter 2014 'Strap' Bags

Dior Homme will be launching a new series of bags for Fall Winter 2014. Named the Strap as characterised by elegant simplicity of the band of strap detail adorning the front... this new series also features contrasting materials of supersoft calfskin with cotton nylon closures and shoulder straps. Essentials like messenger bags and weekend duffle bags come in beige and navy, or black and navy for a hybrid look both urban and sporty, combining luxury and modernity.

Being the hero bag for the upcoming season, the new Strap bags are even featured in the new Fall Winter 2014 ad campaign as shot by talented photographer Karim Sadli. Definitely a thumbs up for fans of minimalist and modern aesthetics. Love the handsome colours... these bags whisper luxury for discerning.

Featuring the contrast of supersoft calfskin and cotton nylon closures and shoulder straps, in a line characterized by elegant simplicity, Dior Homme offers strap, a new series of luggage. Essentials like messenger bags and weekend duffle bags come in beige and navy, or black and navy for a hybrid look both urban and sporty, combining luxury and modernity.

Below: Choose from duffle bags for weekend trips or messenger bags (below) for daily use....

Source: Dior Homme

Monday, 2 June 2014

Mr Porter USA Spring Summer 2014 End Of Season Sales Has Started!

Below: Mr Porter US site has started their Spring Summer 2014 sales! Up to 50% off... and myMANybags Sale Shopping Tip #02: Mr Porter US site do ship internationally... and Singapore shoppers still get free international shipping!
Mr Porter US Site Has Started Their End Of Season Sales!

Keenly awaiting for some sale action? Wait no further... Mr Porter USA site has started their Spring Summer 2014 End Of Season Sales! Yes, the US always get a headstart before the rest of the world... or not?!?!?!

Do you know International shoppers can still make their orders on Mr Porter USA site even if you are based outside of US? They do shipped internationally albeit at a higher cost. But good news for Singapore shoppers... you still enjoy the FREE international shipping as per the UK site! Woohoo... that means you can start shopping the sales before all others. I did mine and got a MISMO tote bag for 50% off at USD167.50!

The difference between shopping on the US and UK site is the origin of the shipment and the currency you pay with. Using Mr Porter US site, you will be charged in USD while UK site services the rest of the world and you pay in GBP. One minor disadvantage for Singapore shoppers if you shop at the USA site... the delivery time is slightly longer due to the longer distance your orders have to travel. But a day or 2 longer sure beats waiting many more weeks before international sales starts! So what are you waiting for?

Another sale shopping tip brought to you by yours truly, mymanybags. Yes, you are most welcome:-P

(Remember to switch you country of shipment (on top left hand corner) to United states to get to the US site.)

Below: The best deal for Mismo totes... I got mine for USD167.50 (or approx. SGD220). Hurray! Love the light breezy pale blue colour for summer style:-P

Source: Mr Porter USA

Sunday, 1 June 2014

5 Spring Summer 2014 Bags To Stake Out For During Sales

Below: With sale season starting for some brands and coming for others... it's time to plan what to buy! Here's my 5 picks I will be considering and staking out for when markdowns happens!:-P
Spring Summer 2014 End Of Season Sales Planning: 5 Bags To Stake Out For During Sales

With Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Season coming to its end... End of Season sales have already started for some brands and more to come over the next weeks.

So what are you planning to buy this time round? It does help to do some research and planning before hand so you end up with purchases not on impulse but on budget and according to plan.

My #1 rule for sale shopping... never buy anything you would not pay full price for even if it is super cheap. Buying because of steep discounts usually end up with regrets and you end up with a white elephant that will collect dust over the years. I learned this hard truth from years of sale shopping, and even an expert shopper like me, I do succumb to the lure of big markdowns.

Here’s my top 5 picks I will be staking out for. I chose them because I am feeling the prints and colours this Spring Summer 2014. And these bags will still be relevant even after this season is over. Florals never disappear from fashion when summer season comes. Givenchy’s techno afro print is visually interesting to warrant as art, art never dies. Camo prints are classics when it comes to mens fashion. Bright single hued soft leather bags can always fit any tropical vacations.

1) Givenchy Tech-Print Backpack - US$1,125
(Available at Mr Porter. I forsee these will be snapped up as soon as markdowns begin. So start stalking the site. Tip: US site always have their sales first.:-P)

2) 3.1 Phillip Lim Medium Side Zip Duffle - Now on SALE at US$595 from US$850
(I love this bag because of the brightly hued floral print. And armed with an optional shoulder strap, this colourful bag is great to take with you on your summer getaways. What sealed the deal is the lightning bolt emblem which injects personality and fun! Available at

3) Ami Floral Print Backpack - US$286 (SGD360)

Again florals done in complimentary hues in khaki tones are great to inject flower power without coming across as too feminine. I love the front pocket for a casual no frills bag to take anywhere. Available at

4) Mismo M/S Nordic Camo print shopper - US$345 (SGD435)

Camouflage print with colour? YES! YES! YES! Good size to use as a tote or shoulder sling. Mismo makes functional bags and now the camo print just takes the design to a new fun level. I will be talking this for sure! Available at

5) Burberry Prorsum The Little Duffle in Nappa Leather - Now on SALE at SGD715 from SGD1195

Brightly hued in soft nappa leather... this sling shoulder backpack is useful for casual days or in my opinion, a beach vacation bag. I would choose this bottle green colour for it’s tropical feel. Will always make you wanna take a vacation! Available at Burberry e-store.

Source: Ami, Mismo, Burberry Prorsum, 3.1Phillip Lim, Givenchy

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Givenchy Fall Winter 2014 Mens Bags, Shoes And Accessories

Below: Givenchy Fall Winter 2014... What can we expect? Of course... yet another new abstract print to cash in on fans who can never get enough of loud, attention grabbing prints splashed across shoes, bags and small leather goods:-P This time, watch out for the hero print inspired by Basketballs...
 Below: Also check out the signature star shaped studs on nightingale bags, pouches, belts and shoes...
Givenchy Fall Winter 2014 Mens Bags, Shoes And Accessories

Why fixed anything when it is not broken? That is true to be said season after season for Givenchy. Ever since Riccardo Tisci created frenzied buying of anything Givenchy with loud, dark and often visually engaging prints, we can almost predict what will be in stores before the new season merchandise hits the sales floor.

For Fall Winter 2014, the mood was an urban atmosphere that combines the sobriety and geometry of the Bauhaus movement with basketball imagery. The new collection’s inspiration comes not only from basketballs themselves, but also from the design and materials of basketball courts to produce this season’s abstract prints.

So nuff’ said... the hero print of abstact Basketball print will be splashed on all the hot selling merchandise we have come to love (or get bored). Backpacks, shoes and T-shirts...  I hear cash registers ringing again for Givenchy.

Beyond the prints, look out for star studs against a deep red hue on sneakers and nightingale bags, as well as backpacks that takes sportive designs into high fashion.

Source: Givenchy

Fendi Peekaboo Bags for Men

Below: Finally the iconic Fendi Peekaboo bag gets a male counterpart... The boys can officially flaunt this quirky design come next Fall Winter 2014!
The Boys Get Their Fendi Peekaboo Bags Too!

Spotted on the runways of Fendi’s Fall Winter 2014 Mens Show... The infamous Peekaboo bag finally gets its male counterpart. No longer are the ladies the only ones able to enjoy the quirky beauty of this iconic Fendi design... the boys will have a man size friendly version coming up for Fall Winter 2014. (Lucky u, if you live in London... these mens peekaboo bags were launched early May alongside the opening of the new Fendi store in New Bond Street) The details and proportion have been tweaked to be more sturdy and masculine. Most significantly are the handles and the way they are attached to the body of the bag. Intead of a metal bar, the handles are now fasten directly onto the leather cutting out the hardware and bling.

Similar to the ladies versions... the Male Peekaboo also comes in varied materials and linings. Croc or bag bugs or selleria leathers? I want them all! The naughty bag bug eyes is a definite welcome to my bag collection:-P

Below: I definitely want this one featuring the cool and quirky bag bugs!

Source: Fendi

Friday, 30 May 2014

Montblanc Patron of Art Edition: Henry E. Steinway Pens

Below: The Montblanc Patron of Art Edition: Henry E. Steinway collection pays tribute to the grand master of piano manufacturing, celebrating both his remarkable piano innovations, and his outstanding contribution as an influential patron of the art... for me, I am just in awe of all the remarkable details that painstakingly got translated into these beautiful pens! LOVE:-)

Montblanc Patron Of Art Edition: Henry E. Steinway Pens

Every month when I get updates from Montblanc, my respect for the brand just gets deeper. Not only are their innovation in time pieces getting more luxurious and complex, but their craftsmanship and attention to detail is almost unrivalled.

For this month, I am even more convinced they have some of the world’s most detailed minds in their service to be able to conceived an exceptionally beautiful writing instrument, the Montblanc Patron of Art Edition: Henry E. Steinway.

As we all know, the classic Steinway grand piano is a work of art on its own, being favoured and admired by professional musicians and fans all over the world. The Montblanc Patron of Art Edition: Henry E. Steinway collection pays tribute to the grand master of piano manufacturing, celebrating both his remarkable piano innovations, and his outstanding contribution as an influential patron of the arts.

The limited edition collection of pens is available in two editions: Montblanc Patron of Art Edition Henry E. Steinway 4810 (black and gold) and Montblanc Patron of Art Edition Henry E. Steinway 888 (White, gold and black).

The Montblanc Patron of Art Edition Henry E. Steinway 4810 (SGD $3,690)
features the distinctive black and gold colour combination of a classic Steinway grand piano, with the barrel in deep black lacquer and gold-plated fittings. The fountain pen’s cap is decorated with the heart of the iconic music instrument – the harp, or overstrung piano.

The Montblanc Patron of Art Edition Henry E. Steinway 888 (SGD $12,900)
takes the piano inspiration to the next level. Each piece is adorned with the representation of a piano harp made from precious 750 solid gold. Through the delicately crafted skeletonised cap, the gold nib can be seen finely decorated with a filigree portrait of Steinway. The barrel features the depiction of one octave of piano keys in black and white, celebrating the exquisite balance, flexibility and smoothness that make a Steinway keyboard so unique. The pattern on the cap ring is inspired by the decor of the domed rotunda  in the Steinway Hall in New York. For this edition, the iconic Montblanc emblem is created from precious mother-of-pearl.

Below: Montblanc Patron of Art Edition Henry E. Steinway 888 truly showcases the brand's capability and commitment to create the world's most intricate and collector-worthy luxury merchandise... I adore those piano keys details!

With every design detail, Montblanc’s limited edition writing instrument captures the remarkable achievements and personality of Henry E. Steinway: the father of the grand piano, and undoubtedly one of the great patrons of the arts.

The Montblanc Patron of Art Edition Henry E. Steinway is available in selected Montblanc boutiques worldwide and for further information, do visit

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Source: Montblanc

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Chanel Spring Summer 2014 Graffiti Printed Canvas Bags

Below: Latest bag obsession... Chanel's Spring Summer 2014 Large Graffiti Printed Canvas bags are to die for! I need the tote version in military green which features signature chain handles with multi-coloured rope charms and frayed edging... something precious treated with a street edge! LOVE!
 Below: Comes in cream coloured version which is equally appealing!
Below: The backpacks are a forerunner of attention for fashion fans and streetstyle photographers! (Priced from USD3400...Yikes!)

Chanel Spring Summer 2014 Graffiti Printed Canvas Bags

Lately there hasn’t been any noteworthy bags that has triggered my bag radar. Seems the arm candies debuting this season have been somewhat stale. But all thanks to Chanel, the bags scene for SS2014 just got a little more exciting. For their Spring Summer 2014 collection, design maestro Karl Lagerfeld sent down the runway, a series of graffiti printed canvas bags that sparked off a buying frenzy. Sold out almost everywhere, these grunge themed bags are highly sought after... a scenario that reminded me of Marc Jacobs’ reign for LV’s artist collaboration bags.  I love treating something that is so resoundingly expensive with less than the precious care it warrants. Making them all 'vandalised' and distressed with frayed edges and graffiti patterns just bring a new street cool to luxury. This is one bag I really want since LV’s monogramouflage bags! LOVE!

Choose from backpacks (from USD3400) to totes which spots the signature chain handles. I love the latter more... especially in a military green which boasts masculine gender neutral style. Measuring 15.7 x 13 inches, the tote bag can work for fashion forward girls as well as guy.

Source: Chanel, A Second Chance Sale, Le21eme

Saturday, 19 April 2014


Below: Montblanc celebrates 90 years of the Meisterstück fountain pen with the launch of the Meisterstück 90 years collection... Read on to find out how you can win a piece of Montblanc from this amazing collection thru Instagram! Love this exclusive anniversary edition of the Meisterstück fountain pen...

Montblanc Meisterstück 90 Years Collection

This year marks the 90th Anniversary of Montblanc’s Meisterstück fountain pen. Since 1924, the Meisterstück has become an icon of writing culture and a true symbol of Montblanc’s values: finest craftsmanship, traditional manufacturing techniques, precious materials and best functionality.

True to the “Spirit of Meisterstück”, Montblanc unveils its Meisterstück 90 Years Collection: a unique selection of leather goods, meticulously crafted timepieces, jewellery and a BRAND NEW Meisterstück writing instrument collection that further “writes” the story of such a timeless icon.

In true collector’s spirit, the new Meisterstück writing instrument collection will adorned red gold-plated fittings and comes packed in a special packaging box with 1924 replica sleeve. Most distinctively, all fountain pens feature a commerative “90 Years” nib design. Definitely not to be missed for any collector.

Of course, no Montblanc collection can do without new timepieces that brand has come to be synoymous with. The refined timepieces from the Meisterstück Heritage Collection are all meticulosuly crafted in Montblanc’s watch manufactures in Villeret and Le Locle Switzerland, manifesting the values of the Meisterstück and the codes of fine watchmaking in every detail. I know I am a huge fan of the Meisterstück Heritage Pulsograph and Moonphase.

Below: Timepieces from the Meisterstück Heritage Collection are true collector's items... 

Also look out for a new range of leather goods Meisterstück Soft Grain Collection which features soft grain leather with a natural touch. Each piece are elegantly lined with a graphic, historical Jacquard pattern based on Montblanc’s 1924 emblem. Choose from handsome briefcases,  messengers and totes to useful small leather goods of wallets, card cases and cases or tablet or phone cases (Thrilled that they wil cater to both Samsung and Apple smartphones and tablets.)

Lastly, completed your style with some handsome mens jewellery from the Meisterstück 90 Years Collection. Understated and timeless, the braided leather bracelet, onyx cufflinks are sure to win over the hearts of any modern gentlemen.

Below: Mens leather goods and handsome jewellery awaits the discerning modern gentlemen...  
Want to own a piece from the Montblanc Meisterstück 90 Years Collection, here’s your chance. Montblanc is inviting all fans and followers on instagram to share an image that represents for them Meisterstück 90 Years on their account. Your instagram post must contain both @montblanc AND #MEISTERSTUCK90YEARS. It is however not mandatory to feature a Montblanc product. So the sky’s the limit. Just get your creative juices going! All entries will be collected and shown on Montblanc channels where the winning entries will win:

• 1st prize: Meisterstück 90 Years fountain pen

• 2nd prize: Meisterstück 90 Years leather product

• 3rd prize: Meisterstück 90 Years jewellery product

What are you waiting for? Start snapping and instagramming. Dont forget to tag @montblanc and #MEISTERSTUCK90YEARS and you could be one of the lucky winners:-)

*AMENDMENT (Montblanc has revised the contest period):
Contest starts 5th May and ends 25th May

Below: This is what I will be posting on my Instagram... Hope I win! Hurry, post yours too!
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Source: Montblanc

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

New Hermès Bracelets: Meet 'Intense', 'Hippique' and 'Gourmette'

Below: Not 1 but 3 new Hermès bracelet designs for the new season...
New: Hermès Intense, Hippique and Gourmette Bracelets

For fans of who cannot get enough of Hermès leather jewellery... good news. Not 1 but 3 new designs have just been added to their  highly sought after bracelet collection. Meet Intense, Gourmette and Hippique.

Intense (USD550) is my favourite, featuring a huge metal hardware (similar to Kelly Dog’s) that uses a slot fastening. Perfect for glamour evenings should you get tired of flaunting the usual CDCs. I want one!

Next up, very appropriate for a summer casual look, Hippique (USD415) is a braided design that allows for some casual cool. I see these pairing well with summer shorts and a  floral shirt. Stacked them with your beaded jewellery for maximum effect.

For days you want to be understated, go for the subtle Gourmette (USD470) bracelet which has an oval shape middle portion that stacks well with other H beauties. Something that will be timeless and treasured.

Which one will you go for? All for me!

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Source: Hermès

Monday, 24 March 2014

Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Date Automatic

Below: My heart be still... A new object of desire indeed... the new Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Date Automatic as spotted on hearthrob Chris Hemsworth during the recent 86th Academy Awards...

Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Date Automatic

When you have progressed so much with your bags, clothes and shoes collection... the natural step forward for being a true style aficionado naturally inclines to appreciating a full lifestyle of tasteful living. Timepieces, automobiles, home furnishings and art are all part and parcel to reinforce one’s appreciation of the finer things in life. At least for me (unfortunate for my wallet), I am starting to develop an increasingly demanding taste for my wrist accessories, namely my watches.

Montblanc has been earnest in putting their brand forward and into the wrists of the world’s most influential and successful men. From Hugh Jackman to Lang Lang and now leading Hollywood Actors at the recent 86th Academy awards just put the brand high on desirability. Of course, their long tradition of craftsmanship has seen some exceptionally crafted timepieces amongst Montblanc’s collection.

The latest to join the brand's impressive timepieces family is the Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Date Automatic.

Leveraging on ninety years of pursuit in perfection and masterly craftsmanship since the creation of their iconic, Meisterstück (German word for “masterpiece”) fountain pen 149 in 1924, Montblanc’s NEW Meisterstück Heritage Collection of timepieces shares this same spirit of incorporating extraordinary innovation and workmanship with outstanding aesthetics.

The Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Date Automatic is definitely an object of desire. With its four displays (hours, minutes, seconds and date), the Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Date concentrates on all essential functions. The dial’s design is crafted with fine black indices for the minutes along the downwardly sloping periphery of the dial while the sharply faceted applied indices radiates out in various lengths. The applied Roman numeral “XII”, the date window with polished frame and the fine sunburst pattern with a radiant shimmer all add to the level of detail for this masterpiece. All these intricacies forms the background for the circular motions of the rhodium-plated and polished hour-hand and minute-hand, each in dauphine style, with 4 sharply tapering facets that beautifully match the applied indices. The hands are propelled by self-winding mechanical Calibre MB 24.17 movement which is ensconced in a red gold and stainless steel case and features large reptilian scales and a stainless steel pronged buckle.

What more can you ask for in a outstanding timepiece? This is indeed love at first sight. To sweeten the desire, hearthrob Chris Hemsworth (of ‘The Mighty Thor’ fame) wore the Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Date Automatic at the recent 86th 86th Academy awards. Dashing!

The Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Date Automatic will be available starting in the summer of 2014.  

Source: Montblanc