Posts tagged ‘mens fashion’

August 17, 2011

Pike Brothers: German/British Manufacturing and Fabrics and American Design

by Accidental Bear

Pike Brothers are a wet dream come true. Wearable, sturdy everyday looks that scream I am man!

Pike Brothers is a combination of German/British manufacturing and fabrics and American design. Originating on Portobello Rd in West London and now located in Bavaria, their built to last garments are based on classic items of uniform and workwear. From sweatshirts to denim and military reproductions each item is modeled on an iconic garment from the past. The U.S Navy N1 jacket is a favourite among vintage fiends alongside the Seabees t-shirt and Single V Physical training sweatshirt. Their line of denim is generally 11-15 ounce, raw and of course selvedge. While Pike Brothers harks back to the past for inspiration the guys have retained a modern and wearable edge to each collection. -ld ” (Selectism

 

August 17, 2011

Video | Paul Smith Men’s Collection Autumn/Winter 2011

by Accidental Bear

“A video presenting Paul Smith’s awesome winter styles, like the silver down jackets, raw edge shirts and zip lapel jackets. An AW11 collection inspired by the individual style and work of legendary avant-garde musicians such as Frank Zappa, with a focus on tailoring and strong, extreme variations on the shirts, knits and outerwear.” Via Por Vocacao.

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August 16, 2011

Old Town High Rise Trousers: A Touch of Old World Class

by Accidental Bear

High rise trousers  may be tricky for those of you who refuse to tuck your shirt in. Do suspenders give you a butt lift?

Old Town High Rise Trousers

These pant’s may be for those trying to step away from their pegged or skinny jean staples. High rise trouser give an effortless look of class.  This classic cut is available in 11 fabrics including Harris Tweed, Moleskin and denim.” Old Town’s numerous styles of trouser range from ‘challengingly wide’ to, well, ’slightly less wide’.” (Selectism)

August 14, 2011

Chad Coombs for RottenFresh T-Shirt Series

by Accidental Bear

The Canadian artist and photographer Chad Coombs teamed with RottenFresh. The fruit of this collaboration is a series of three t-shirts soberly titled « Chad Coombs for RottenFresh series ». The first 25 ordered (only by email) will be hand signed and numbered by Chad Coombs. (viacomit.net)

Chad Coombs for RottenFresh t-shirts series

Chad Coombs for RottenFresh t-shirts series

Chad Coombs for RottenFresh t-shirts series

 

August 14, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: Artist Chris Sollars

by Accidental Bear

August 13, 2011

Butterflysoulfire’s Spring 2012 Collection Works with an ‘Urban Ape’

by Accidental Bear

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Giving up your tickets to the theater might be a smart choice as fashion lookbooks and photo shoots of collections these days have given us front row seats and a mind full of thoughts to play with. Designer Maria Thomas and Thoas Linder hit us with the idea of an “urban ape” for their current collection. If you can take your attention away from the ape masks, you will see garments with a stretchy sports vibe and loose casual draping. These clothes make me think modern dance company. Beats me, it really is all about the masks. (Fashionisto)

August 13, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: Jack Passion Two-time World Beard Champion

by Accidental Bear

Jack Passion two-time world beard champion who should be getting life time achievement award any minute say’s us.

August 13, 2011

All Eyes on Matthew Parsons’ T-shirt Art: ‘Bear Hug’ & ‘Don’t Care Bear’

by Accidental Bear

Bear Hug (Dark) T-Shirt  by Matthew Parsons

An Englishman living in Canada. Mathew Parsons is a dedicated fine art photography graduate who is passionate about imagery as a form of expression and communication. He spotlights and puts emphasis on self-challenge, within the realms of photography and video, to convey impressions, emotions and statements conclusively. He hopes that his work entertains and motivates others to think more. I always encourage and promote that.

Don't Care Bear (brown) by Matthew Parsons

For many more amazing designs go HERE

Caped Crusader  by Matthew Parsons

For more information and to get your filthy paws on these goods CLICK

Please email me: matt@matthewjamesparsons.com

August 11, 2011

Blue Collar Hot: ts(s) Spring/Summer 2012 Looks

by Accidental Bear

Dashing jumpsuit by ts(s)

ts(s) Spring/Summer 2012 Looks

Check out more here: www.notsohardwork.com

August 9, 2011

Celebrity Hair Ball of the Day Scruffy Jake Gyllenhaal

by Accidental Bear

August 9, 2011

Levi’s Vintage Clothing Double Breasted Parka

by Accidental Bear

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 You may have flashbacks to 90’s pea coats but give it a fresh make over of a plaid lining, corduroy collar, two side flap pockets and horn buttons. This coat is most definitely worth arm wrestling your best friend over or stealing from some trick at a bar (I didn’t say that).

(Studio Homme)

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THE DESIGNER
Levi’s Vintage Clothing

Levi’s® Vintage Clothing represents the heart and soul of the American worker and is dedicated to capturing the authenticity and spirit in chronicling their origins and journeys. Levi’s Vintage Clothing is a brand developed by Levi’s® XX, an independent, creative division of Levi Strauss & Co.

August 9, 2011

Dressing Taller: 10 Tips for Short Men brought to you by The Art of Manliness Website

by Accidental Bear

Via artofmanliness.com : Good work men.

10 Tips on Dressing Taller

FYI – I put these ten tips in orders of practicality and cost.  I realize some of these are beyond some men’s resources or not options worth considering–but I lay them out there so that you can make that decision yourself.

1. Monochromatic Color Themes

Along the same lines as minimizing visual clutter, removing contrasting color from your appearance helps streamline the way you look. Keeping all your clothes within a fairly consistent color theme, especially a dark one, will create an illusion of height. Different color shades are fine–just try to keep it loosely monochrome.

When you do wear different colors or different shades of the same color, try to weight the darker colors toward the bottom half of your body. That way people’s attention starts down near your feet and travels upward. Dark trousers with a lighter shirt create a lengthening effect; a darker shirt with lighter pants shortens your appearance.

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August 8, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: Wet

by Accidental Bear

(via ecossebear)

 

August 8, 2011

Isaia Autumn/Winter 2011 Looks: Flying Fishing Homo-erotica Looks for the Average Joe

by Accidental Bear

Isaia Autumn/Winter 2011 Looks

Hold on and let me grab my bucket list. Nope, fly fishing in a fine tailored suit isn’t on there, but I am a sucker for theatrics. That is exactly what Italy’s Isaia collection is, well fitted, bum grabbing clothes that will turn a $20- whore from West Hollywood into a gentlemen. Fly fishing poles not included

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August 8, 2011

Real Men Don’t Shop, Help for the fashion Phobic Meets Gay Machismo

by Accidental Bear

August 8, 2011 IssueThere is an enormous amount of stigma attached around machismo in the our gay world. Some gay men simply do not want to ‘look gay’. That’s a whole can of worms I just dropped so for this moment we focus on shopping. Shopping is for girls and sissy boy’s has been the message spread in mainstream media of the past. To break away from this thinking is not so easy for some of our gay brother who are trying to hold to there ‘manliness” or not comfortable in their gay skin they have been born into. Otherwise known as internal-homophobia. I fall prey to this as well. After buying a delicious $20- salad recently from San Francisco’s Firewood Cafe in the Castro district, I found myself rolling down the sides of the ‘retail shop’ looking bag, so I wouldn’t look like a gay on a shopping spree. But indeed I was carrying fru-fru salad. Things that make the gay in me go hmm. AB

I found this great read in The New Yorker called Real Men Don’t Shop, Help for the fashion phobic

ABSTRACT: ON AND OFF THE AVENUE about menswear. Brooks Brothers is still a fine place to go for unpretentious staples like khaki summer suits, oxfords, and button-down shirts. At J. Crew, purveyor of the I Don’t Care look, broken-in chinos, pre-faded T-shirts and madras shorts abound. In the Ralph Lauren mansion, the polo player logo appears on shirts and knits, sometimes three inches tall. Paul Stewart dresses men who want to look quietly dapper in suits of mixed American and English design. Bergdorf Goodman Men’s has exquisite Continental suits at exquisite prices. Designers include Isaia, Etro, Dries Van Noten, and Thom Browne. Tom Ford is no place for the unhip or chunky.

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