How to collect vintage luxury watches

The true mark of a self-respecting man lies not in a designer wardrobe which goes in and out of style, but in his taste for fine timepieces. But the problem for most men when adopting this philosophy is this – luxury watches are cost-prohibitive, at least the new ones. Not everyone can and want to … Continue Reading

No-sweat style

Ever have one of those days when you want to dress up but don’t really want to make an effort – and yet still maintain some level of sartorial decency? Me too. Everyday. It’s a bit of a bind really, because great style requires great effort, and sometimes you just don’t want to make any … Continue Reading

I say no to #dapper

Based on the kind of outfits I’ve composed for this blog and the Editor’s Style section of La Moda, you’d have probably gleaned the fact the I am not a fan of this whole dapper trend. Yes, it is a trend, and like the exaggerated shoulders of Fall 2011 and the visual impairment-inducing sh*t of Summer 2012, … Continue Reading

Board Meeting

Ever heard of K•Swiss? Unless you were a 90s kid like I was, you probably haven’t. The heritage American brand, known among sneaker lovers as the pure tennis footwear brand, has launched a campaign to make the brand cool again and resonate with today’s youth – the way it did with us.

“Hi, I’m a Mac.” “And I’m a Trench Coat.”

Did you know? Even though Burberry claims credit for the invention of the trench coat in England at the dawn of the 20th century, something intriguingly similar had already existed in the North for close to 100 years. The mackintosh, born in Scotland in 1823, was created by Charles Macintosh as a raincoat using water-repellent, rubberized fabric.

Must-buy of the week: Vitaly Design

Men don’t have a lot of options when it comes to jewellery. Unless you’re a mafia don or the pope, there’s really not much you can spend a lot of money on apart from the wristwatch (timepiece, for you affectatious folks out there). That’s why we have allowed the watch  industry to jack up their prices … Continue Reading

The Berlin Express

Okay, so this wasn’t shot in Berlin, but instead at the Campo de las Naciones station in Madrid. However, let me tell you a story about trains and how they’re generally not the best mode of transport for people who have virtually no sense of direction. And tourists. “Let’s take the train! We have a … Continue Reading

It’s a steal

Ever have one of those days when you go shopping and run into something so cheap and so pretty that you think to yourself, “This is a steal. I gotta have this.”? You must have. And it certainly doesn’t make it any easier to decide against the purchase when you’re told that it’s the last piece. … Continue Reading