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Fashion Forward: Keywords of 2016. Where to Next?

Fashion is all about what is going to happen tomorrow and what will be cool tomorrow. To discover what will be “in” in the near or far future, one can always look back, as “you can’t really have a future without having a past”. We have put together a guide of the main fashion keywords [...]

By | January 2nd, 2017|Culture, Fashion Editorials, Opinion And Commentary|0 Comments

From Italian Sprezzatura to Being Cool

When you see someone or something and describe it as “cool”, this usually is a gut reaction and is based more on instinct than on thought or analysis. Naming something “cool” is an instinctive reaction and can be quite hard to articulate why or how something is cool. Even though “being cool” has a lot [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|Culture, Fashion Editorials, Fashion History|1 Comment

Discussions on Skin Bleaching in the African American Community

"Black is beautiful." Remember? Skin bleaching, the process of lightening one’s skin with the help of creams and by other means is a very popular, yet taboo subject in the black community of the United States of America. While in other parts of the world, such as India, bleaching products are highly [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|Culture, Fashion Editorials|4 Comments

Style Inspiration from James Bond’s Iconic Looks

When you think about what a strong, confident and masculine man looks like, images of Daniel Craig in a black mock turtleneck and slim black pants or Sean Connery in a white dinner jacket and black tie definitely come to mind. James Bond has changed height, weight, hair and eye color and accent over the many [...]

By | April 15th, 2016|Culture, Fashion Editorials|0 Comments

What We’ve Learned from Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel is a style icon, a tastemaker and a true sartorial original. Initially a decorator (some of her most significant jobs were to redecorate the White House), Iris Apfel has captivated the minds and hearts of many due to her incredible style. Colorful, youthful and always surprising, Iris Apfel is a true jewel of [...]

By | March 9th, 2016|Celebrities, Fashion Editorials, Metafashion|6 Comments

Whatever Happened to Originality in Fashion

What is Originality? There's an ongoing detabe on whether some of Lady Gaga's looks are original or just off Originality is a word that is being used so often, that we forget what it actually means. According to the dictionary, originality is “the quality of being new and different in a good and [...]

By | December 10th, 2015|Fashion Editorials|2 Comments

Men and Feminine Clothes: A Dichotomy?

Fashion and gender: Always connected, always in conflict A great star studded red sweater and kilt from the Givenchy fall-winter 2012-2013 collection. Picture from the VMAN magazine - Summer 2012 Fashion and gender have always been strongly connected. Back in ancient times, clothes started indicating the sex of a person, adding therefore [...]

By | October 31st, 2015|Fashion Editorials, Fashion World, Opinion And Commentary|1 Comment

Access to Fashion: Are Men Dominating the Online Shopping Sector?

There has been a stigma around online shopping that it is primarily women sitting in front of their computers, credit card in hand, frantically searching for a life-changing deal; however, recent research shows that online consumers have hit a tipping point and the findings are showing that men are actually beginning to out-shop women online [...]

By | October 27th, 2015|Fashion Editorials, Shopping|4 Comments

7 Things People Immediately Think about You When You Dress Smartly (B)

Are you considering putting extra some investment into your wardrobe soon? It would certainly be worth it, for you should see a strong ROI in both your professional and personal lives. Dressing more smartly can help you find a partner, keep a partner, find a job, or get more responsibilities and money from your current [...]

By | August 15th, 2015|Fashion Editorials|6 Comments

Good Trend, Bad Trend

The difference between fashion and style is considered by many (us included) to be the difference between clothes and outfits as they are offered and presented by their creator or curator and the way in which each individual person uses them to express their personality. For example, designer Tom Ford claimed in an interview that, [...]

Fashion Editorial: What to Wear on a Summer Night

One thing that many people struggle with is working out what to wear when they are heading out for the night. When it comes to making this sort of decision, it is important to think about where you are going and what the dress code is likely to be, as this will make your decision [...]

By | June 25th, 2015|Fashion Advice, Fashion Editorials|8 Comments

Less is More: A Man’s Guide to Minimalist Elegance (B)

A shirt by Marni The fashion world is full of sayings, catchphrases and maxims that, even though true, are often misunderstood by many who are trying to reach new heights of elegance, beauty and refinement. One often hears the “less is more” saying, a saying that is often correlated with minimalism and with [...]

By | April 5th, 2015|Fashion Editorials, Metafashion|11 Comments

Men and the Color Pink: A Cultural History

Pink is a color that, throughout the 20th century and, apparently, in the beginning of the 21st century too, has been strongly associated with the idea of “girliness”. This link was so strong, that in many societies it has become a great taboo for men to enjoy the color pink in general and to wear [...]

By | February 15th, 2015|Fashion Editorials, Fashion History|11 Comments

Why Fashion is Important

“Fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream.” This is how Donatella Versace perceives fashion and we could go even further and say that “fashion is dreaming”. Although at first this statement might seem far-fetched, the correlation has a more subtle meaning. First of all, it shows how deep fashion is incorporated into one’s [...]

By | February 13th, 2015|Fashion Editorials|14 Comments

When Film and Fashion Meet

Who doesn’t love cinema movies? In terms of fashion they are the best example of style. Consider, for example, the movies from the ‘50s or the more modern movies in which the action takes place in 1800-1900. They really immortalize the fashion and the style of the time and make everyone admire it. Kirsten [...]

By | February 3rd, 2015|Fashion Editorials, Metafashion|12 Comments

The Attire Club Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Dear elegantologists, The holiday season is finally here once again and the search for the perfect gifts has begun. With so many things to choose from, it can be quite hard to find the perfect gift for the modern man. Clothes and accessories make great gifts in almost any case. What fashion-enthusiastic guy wouldn’t want to receive a great [...]

By | December 11th, 2014|Attire Club World, Fashion Editorials, Fashion World|6 Comments

TV Host Wears the Same Suit for a Year: Who Noticed?

Karl Stefanovic The relationship between gender studies and fashion is a very long and well-documented saga. We know from history that fashion has been mostly associated with women and considered frivolous and vain – a belief many people actually have to this day. During the 19th century, however, in a time when gender [...]

By | November 19th, 2014|Fashion Editorials|4 Comments

The Movember Movement: 10 Facts

It’s that time of the year again: not fall, not pre-holidays time, but Movember time! Each year, around November men hear a lot about… Movember. You might know that Movember is all about facial hair, growing mustaches in particular to raise awareness on men’s health issues, but do you really know the facts? Men have [...]

By | November 7th, 2014|Beard and Mustache, Fashion Editorials|6 Comments

Are Male Pageants Different from Women’s?

The History of the Pageant The winner and the next two contestants of Mr. World 2010 Male pageants are something that is not that common in our modern global culture, but they do exist and represent a very interesting slice of life. These events are the equivalent of women’s beauty shows and [...]

By | October 6th, 2014|Fashion Editorials|8 Comments

Storytelling Through Fashion: The Advantages of Wearing Limited Edition Clothes

Style is an aspect of life that is strongly correlated to individuality. Style, as opposed to fashion, is the expression of one’s inner being through his appearance. Fashion is composed by trends, by the so-called zeitgeist and by the clothes in themselves, while style is the way you make use of these elements in order [...]

By | June 26th, 2014|Fashion Editorials, Fashion World|13 Comments

Les Sapeurs: The Dapper Men of the Congo

The Congolese are known to have a good reputation when it comes to style, but a group of men takes fashion to a whole different level and don't shy away from treating it as their culture. These men are called Les sapeurs. The sapeurs are men from all walks of life: from carpenters to taxi [...]

By | March 10th, 2014|Culture, Fashion Editorials|13 Comments

A Controversy: Bullied Kids Getting Plastic Surgery For Free

We recently wrote a few articles on plastic surgery, beauty ideals, skin lightening and other similar subjects and in the research for all those articles, we discovered a very controversial issue that we decided to bring up on the blog as well: children getting plastic surgery for free. For free. You read that well: for [...]

By | September 8th, 2013|Culture, Fashion Editorials|19 Comments

Discussions On India’s Obsession With Fair Skin

Do you know someone who has a darker complexion and wants to get lighter? In India, there is a whole trend, that, as most fashion trends, started out with women but spanned in the men's style world soon after, of making your skin look brighter than... whiter. Many Indian men are obsessed with becoming [...]

By | September 2nd, 2013|Fashion Editorials|25 Comments