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FASHION XY
+ the happy socks

+ the happy socks

HAPPY SOCKS is a Swedish vision to spread happiness by turning an everyday essential into a colourful design piece. Using strong soft combed-cotton as material ensures the highest quality possible. Now being sold at TopMan and a gift from London, this red/blue/cream combo is the latest slice of happy color to formal wear.
+ No.2 by ODIN

+ No.2 by ODIN

ODIN creates a masterpiece for their fragrance collection: NO.2 OWARI. This unisex scent in a gleaming black bottle comes packaged within a matte black box. Delish! It has top notes of owari mandarin, bright green bergamot, and grapefruit leaves while the heart consists of the intensely vibrant Cubeb pepper and Tonkin musk. There’s an underlying...
+ how to arrive

+ how to arrive

If you have a copy of the latest Monocle Mag, you might have noticed that this season we’re encouraged to travel in style and comfort with smart accessories, some good luggage and an outfit that will take you all the way. While I always make it a point to travel in style, I do have...
+ the kooples

+ the kooples

Chances are, Berlin hasn’t heard of the fashion house The Kooples. That’s because it’s a Parisian house and thereby doesn’t exist in Germany. Imagine that a fashion designer had the specific intent of creating collections specifically for architects: clothes in blacks, whites, shades of grays, blues, and muted reds. This franco-british fashion name collaborates with...
+ broguein

+ broguein

Brogueing or perforations refer to punched holes in shoes. They are originally thought to have started in Scotland where the holes allowed water to drain out of the shoes when the wearer crossed wet boggy terrain. Nowadays, they are used just as a decoration and to highlight, particularly in the Brogue, which is a style...
+ issey miyake parfums

+ issey miyake parfums

This name, Issey Miyake, has become a powerful force within the shelves of all fragrance boutiques. L’EAU D’ISSEY POUR HOME is a particular vibrant and fresh favorite for men, “a timeless fragrance with a very masculine signature.” Contained within the elegantly designed bottle is a fresh yet warm, woody scent accented with spicy notes, in...
+ the travel bag

+ the travel bag

Every gentleman needs a travel bag. NO, not a JanSport you uncultured fool! What I refer to is a leather or canvas duffle, a carry-all, a weekender, a rucksack. An elegant container with handles to maneuver the airport lines and the world in general. Until recently, and to the surprise of my fellow design mates,...
+ paul smith

+ paul smith

Everyone needs a pair of Paul Smith. What’s that? Question is: Who’s he? Sir Paul Smith Jr began his climb with Kilgour and wasted no time in starting his own shop in 1970. Six years later, the world was introduced to the UK label Paul Smith and the world became a multi-colored place to enjoy....
+ converse

+ converse

I really did have all intentions to go for the classic black chucks but when I saw the Jack Purcell leather high tops…chachiiinnngg!
+ suspenders vs. braces

+ suspenders vs. braces

Now this is a style that’s rarely seen these days in the generation of saggy jeans and exposed underwear. According to highly esteemed and very reliable Wikipedia sources, the modern braces “were first invented in 1822 by Albert Thurston and were once almost universally worn due to the high cut of mid-nineteenth and early twentieth...
+ footware or feetware?

+ footware or feetware?

As promised, Leo and Matilda sent over a couple images featuring southern French foot-ware. Note the bright stripy socks, definitely paired with trous. And ofcourse the classy feminine oxfords.
+ saturday fashion

+ saturday fashion

A quick walk between Wrangelstrasse and Oppelnerstrasse resulted in some nice fashionable shots. Including NEON ORANGE shoes! And ladies, a yellow/tan shoulder bag is IN.