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The 2017 Attire Club Survey

  Dear elegantologists, On Attire Club, we are always embarking on new adventures and enjoy having you on board. Our ventures are all designed to inspire, entertain and provoke thought, but also to make you discover new things and spark new ideas and concepts. To give you the best experiences and to make sure we [...]

By | April 22nd, 2017|Attire Club World|0 Comments

AC Mood Board: Ainu Aesthetics

The Ainu people are considered to be the indigenous population of Japan. The Ainu arrived in Japan around 14,000 years ago, which is 10,000 years before the Japanese. Today, there live only between 20,000 to 60,000 people who identify as Ainu. Most of them live on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido. Originally, the Ainu culture [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Culture, Fashion History|0 Comments

Is There a Crisis in Fashion Blogging?

Concept: fashion blog A few years ago, the concept of “fashion blogger” was a big trend in the online world. Not only because of its numeric value – it was estimated around 2012 that there were more than 2 million fashion blogs worldwide, but also because of the bloggers’ influence on style and culture. There [...]

By | February 18th, 2017|Culture, Opinion And Commentary|2 Comments

How to Channel Elvis in Everyday Streetwear

In the world of Rock 'n' Roll, no name bears more significance than Elvis Presley. The undisputed King of the genre, has a legacy that is so strong, that it has turned him into a legendary figure in pop culture and one of the most well known music icons in the world, as Biography shares [...]

By | February 4th, 2017|Celebrities, Culture, Fashion and Music|0 Comments

The Gap in the Body Positive Movement

Although the runways have been breaking down gender barriers, implementing more and more co-ed fashion shows, there seems to still remain some gap areas that need to be bridged – one of which is body image issues. Body Positive Movement influencer Tim Gunn has openly discussed on numerous occasions this industry gap, namely that designers [...]

By | January 15th, 2017|Culture, Opinion And Commentary|1 Comment

A Look Back at Fashion Ads from the 1950s

As any historian will tell you, the 1950s were a time when the conventional values of conservative, steady quotidian philosophy dominated. And, that is only normal, given that the world was recovering after the uncertainties and horrors of the Second World War. While there were fascinating artists that emerged during this time, the mainstream visual [...]

By | November 20th, 2016|Culture, Fashion History|1 Comment

Attire Club Mood Board: Haute Couture

What is haute couture and who wears it? Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2009 Haute Couture refers to the best of the best in fashion. The term haute couture means “high sewing”, “high dressmaking” or “high fashion” in French (“haute” meaning “high” and “couture” meaning “sewing / dressmaking”) and describes a creation that [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Culture, Fashion History, Fashion World|1 Comment

AC Mood Board: 1930s Fashion in Queensland, Australia

The 1930s are, in our opinion, one of the most elegant decades of the 20th century. Men wore cool, double-breasted suits, accessorized with fedoras and quality watches, boys wore short shorts and tall socks and women wore dresses that gave them a special shape, floral patterns and elegant fur. Shoulder pads were also big in [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Culture, Fashion History|2 Comments

Debating Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

A look from the KTZ fall-winter 2015 collection. The design is originally from the Inuit culture. Culture has always been the result of a group’s efforts, activities and world view and has always been influenced by other cultures in a bigger or smaller proportion. Borrowing from a culture other than your own has [...]

By | April 7th, 2016|Culture, Opinion And Commentary|6 Comments

The 2015 Men’s Christmas Style Guide (B)

Christmas time is here again and everything shines, sparkles and glows. And, in such a colorful décor, you want to make sure you will stand out. Christmas fashion doesn’t have to be gimmicky or too obvious, especially if you want to go for a mature look. Dressy or casual, your Christmas style should be elegant [...]

By | December 15th, 2015|Style|2 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|4 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

Timeless and Trendy? A Look at Men’s 1990s Fashions.

Crazy, colorful, and grungy. When we think of the fashions of the 1990s, many people imagine this period as a time of strange trends such as fanny packs, one-open-shoulder overalls and bowling-inspired shirts that reflected this raging decade. And, while it is true that the aesthetic of the 1990s trends was very different than the [...]

By | October 11th, 2015|Fashion History, Fashion World|9 Comments

The Emmys Then and Now: A Menswear Comparison

The 67th edition of the Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which honored the best in US prime time television, was held on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The show, which was hosted by Andy Samberg was broadcast in the United States by Fox. The big winner of the evening established a new [...]

Life Lessons: What Makes a True (Gentle)man?

Being a gentleman. What does that mean? Going through the media of today, one can see that this term is used very often and that it is interpreted as a man who acts and is a certain way towards his fellow men, but especially towards women. The whole “a gentleman is a man who opens [...]

By | August 19th, 2015|Metafashion, Opinion And Commentary|4 Comments

Culture, History and Money: 32 Fashion Facts

The fashion world is a world that is full of interesting facts, firsts and cultural differences. Clothing has always had an important role in society and every culture has a different attitude towards clothes and fashion. Fashion is also one of the biggest industries in the world. Its cultural importance and economic impact make it [...]

By | May 31st, 2015|Culture|11 Comments

A List of Fascinating Fashion Firsts

The fashion world prides itself with always being innovative, ahead of the curve and overall with one foot in the future. In the end, this is only normal, given that fashion enthusiasts from all over the world who are always up-to-date with the latest fashion shows from Paris, New York and Milan are the first [...]

By | April 21st, 2015|Fashion History|16 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

Fashion Trends and Music (Part I)

Lady Gaga is one of today's biggest trendsetters in both the music and the fashion world. Karl Lagerfeld once said that “fashion and music are the same, because music expresses its period too”. Have you ever wondered how music influences the way people dress? Did you realize how easy it is to [...]

By | February 9th, 2015|Fashion and Music|4 Comments

Thoughts on Beauty and Race

Beauty and race or ethnicity, are two components of daily life that are often discussed and linked, especially when it comes to the media and the fashion industry. The reason for this is because the fashion industry, which in the end, is all about beauty, and more specific human beauty and attractiveness seems to promote [...]

By | February 1st, 2015|Opinion And Commentary|9 Comments

Celebrity Style Icon: Jeremy Piven

Jeremy Piven as Mr. Selfridge Jeremy Piven is a US actor and producer, best known for portraying Ari Gold in the Emmy-award winning HBO series “Entourage”. He can also be seen in ITV’s “Mr Selfridge”, where he plays the main character of the series. Piven is also known from his various other [...]

By | December 7th, 2014|Celebrities, Opinion And Commentary|14 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

Sometimes Fashion Is… Strange

From the Thom Browne FW 2014 collection The fact that there is a difference between clothing and fashion is a clear thing. Clothing is simply functional, while fashion is something that uses certain elements to express an idea that is not stated otherwise. Fashion and clothes are never independent of each other, they [...]

By | September 26th, 2014|Fashion World, Opinion And Commentary|12 Comments