"All it takes are a few simple outfits. And there's one secret- The simpler the better." Cary Grant

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sydney Tropfest 2010

These Ralph Lauren shorts of mine purchased around the end of 2009 have served me well all summer! They're definitely one of a kind shorts which means I wear them all the time- so here they are shot by a new camera of mine!

Tropfest on Sunday night proved to be more about eating, drinking and enjoying the company of great friends! On the left you will see me photographed wearing some pastel colours as a way to pay tribute to a wonderful Summer that is slowly drawing to an end! Nothing too complicated just a baby pink and white check shirt with a pair of light blue cotton/hemp shorts from SABA- Sometimes I get told that I will only be able to wear such colours while I am still young- to be honest, I hope I never give this style up, nor the colours that come with it!


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Excitement For Winter: Gloves To Replace Handkerchief

What makes winter so special apart from being able to experiment with layers of conventional and unconventional style? Gloves in the breast pocket!

Having a look at Scott Schuman's February Milano photo's I came across a man he shot wearing a peacoat with a scarf that hid every layer worn underneath, then in his breast pocket was not a pocket square, but his leather Gloves! After some more digging of photos in the past, I came across The Sartorialist doing the very same thing! So simple, yet so exciting! Just another way to convey the timelessness of Gentlemen's fashion!

Photo's courtesy of The Sartorialist

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Inspired In Hong Kong

Where: Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong
Wearing: Ralph Lauren Bow Tie, H&M Shirt, SABA denim, Aquilla Loafers
Inspiration: Preppy, Gentleman & Dandy. Coming to a Hong Kong winter from a Australian summer really made in the mood for some warmer colours! Looking at the photo now, it's true what they say about the Bow Tie: it always draws attention, gets people to smile- it's just so vibrant and stylish!


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Shall We Dance?

Tucked underneath my hotel were two stores on different levels that catered for gentlemen who needed an outfit for anything from ballroom dancing to formals. There were a lot of patent leather two toned shoes, red satin bow ties and white ruffled shirts to cater for those special occasions. The store was immaculate and I had a great sense of deja vu as the window display was very similar to the D&G one I bloged about in my 'Hong Kong This Coming Week' post.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Off The Streets: Hong Kong

This man was spotted during my Yum Cha breakfast! I think the way he carries himself shows a lot of masculinity as well as being happy and comfortable in his own skin!

The real highlight of the photo is indeed his white socks! Now even I remember during high school: teachers outlawed the mixing of white socks with our traditional school uniform- which in turn, has made it so that even when I did start getting into men's style, white socks with suiting was made to appear as if it was the biggest mistake a man could make! So then, why not break down all these pre-concieved notions of what is and what is not accpetable in terms of style, after all isn't style all about being individualised, innovative and inspiring? Fair to say I am indeed thinking too deeply into this, this man most likely wears his white socks because it is comfortable (thicker, longer lasting for long working hours) and because he thinks no one will ever see behind his desk..... (oh how he was wrong!). At the end of the day I love his effortless nature, perfect example of how daggy Hong Kong businessmen are now some of the most stylish men i've seen!