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By Zaid Taji Farouki

Tag: Men’s Accessories

Alexander Wang For H&M

In a collaboration that’s meant to hit stores on the 6th of November, Alexander Wang and H&M gave us a preview of what is yet to come. In an interview with Style.com Wang explained the idea and motive behind the collection “H&M has done a great job in the past with archive-based collaborations, But I wanted to create a collection where most of the pieces have been designed from scratch. There are only a couple of items that are updates from past designs. Rather than creating affordable versions of expensive items, I wanted to design true performance pieces that are within the natural price points of sportswear of H&M, so we were able to create the best version of these pieces, through our vocabulary.”

Pictures taken from WWD and Style.com

The Iconoclasts Celebrating Louis Vuitton’s Monogram

In 1854, Louis Vuitton founded his House. In 1896 his son, Georges Vuitton, created The Monogram in honour of his late father.  The initials of the company – LV – are interlaced in such a way as to remain perfectly legible. Then a diamond. To give a specific character to the shape, he made the sides concave with a four-petal flower in the centre. Then the extension of this flower in a positive image. Finally, a circle containing a flower with four rounded petals.

Delphine Arnault, daughter of LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault, and artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière initiated a project, dubbed ‘Celebrating Monogram,’ inviting six of the world’s design pioneers to interpret the LV monogram for a new series of bags. The six pioneers are: shoe designer Christian Louboutin; performance artist Cindy Sherman; architect Frank Gehry; Karl Lagerfeld creative director of Chanel and Fendi; product designer Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons.

Karl Lagerfeld shot each of the iconoclasts and their finished products for Harper’s Bazaar’s upcoming October issue.

Information and pictures taken from LouisVuitton.com & Businessoffashion.com

Daily Obsessions

So now that men’s fashion weeks have started and the streets of the fashion capitals are infested with greek deity figures. Lets present this post to all the men out there. With summer bringing in perfectly tanned bodies, open button down shirts, and endless beach parties; there is something we all have to agree on, there is nothing better than a perfectly accessorized man. With the perfect amount of layering, the man becomes so intriguing to others. Which creates an obsession of wanting to know the story behind this guy. As Evan Yurman puts it “From the beginning of time, man has had a need to adorn himself with things that mean something to him.”

David Yurman launched a new collection inspired by the SouthWest called the Frontier and I am obsessed with it!

Pictures taken from DavidYurman.com

Eleven Seventy Seven 1177

As I mentioned yesterday, I was also invited to Eleven Seventy Seven 1177 ‘s launch party. 1177 is a socks and tights brand which combines of fashion and action. The name was inspired by using 11 which represents male legs, and according to an antique Italian tradition, 77 stands for the female ones. The brand offers a wide range of products for all men. women, and children from the hidden low socks, to knee high shocks, to tights.

Here are some images from yesterday and their launch video, Enjoy!

 

 

 

I was wearing a Hugo Boss shirt, Mitchumm Industries pants and Del Torro slippers, and a Louis Vuitton belt

Men’s Bracelets

A few months ago I posted about the new line of enamel bracelets that Hermès has launched targeted towards men. The men’s version has a matte finish compared to the gold or silver as well as the flatted out H, which is different than the women’s bracelets. When I had purchased my bracelet as a graduation gift to myself the only colors available were black, brown, and chestnut. I chose the beige because the color does not restrict you from wearing it as much. But recently Hermès launched new colors and they look amazing. If I would repurchase one I would go with the Canary yellow, burgundy, or the Indian blue. The new colors include Indian Blue, Burgundy, Beige, Canary Yellow, Navy Blue, Black, and Brown.  Below is a photo of me wearing it with an Omega bracelet that I received as a graduation gift from friends of mine.

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Pictures taken from Hermès

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To Wear, Or Not To Wear?

I came across these belts by Ermenegildo Zegna and everyday I look at them and wonder if I purchase one how creepy would I look like. Would I be the guy that writes his name on a buckle, or like that has s*x on his buckle, or the guy with the LED scrolling message?  I wonder how stupid would I look with my name starting with Z and wearing a buckle with a Z, or would it be normal?  To wear, or not to wear, that’s the question.

taken from zegna.com

MCM Craig & Karl collection

This summer MCM collaborated with Craig & Karl to create a collection. Here are my favorites out of them, but by far my most favorite is the briefcase and the green document case which can be used as a clutch.

Pictures taken from MCM

Daily Obsessions

Inspired by music, Burberry launched a line of sunglasses called Spark. And I am obsessed, here is the men’s line :

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Pictures taken from Burberry

Daily Obsessions

Etro knows how to do prints, thats what they are famous for! As I was online shopping a few weeks ago I came across this paisley printed men’s scarf. It adds so much to ones closet, it gives a glimpse to what you might be wearing underneath that buttoned up coat and scarf.

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Photo is taken from Mrporter.com