Bespoke goes high-tech at The Custom Shop

The fashion and luxury industries have always valued old-world techniques and heritage to an almost irrational extent. The claim, brands assert, is that these are the factors that guarantee a higher level of quality and differentiate them from mass market companies that can turn around new products and entire collections in no time. While these … Continue Reading

Spring 2016 Highlight: Bomber Jackets

The bomber jacket. A masculine, aviation-inspired design which every man has in his wardrobe. It was one of the key menswear pieces I wrote about when I first launched this blog, because of its importance and resurgence into mainstream fashion in recent seasons. For Spring 2016, it still is one of the highlights of many … Continue Reading

Fitness trackers: Are they worth the hype?

I’ve never been a big fan of fitness trackers, so I never paid much attention to what appears to be an already established market for these devices. But I guess I’m a stubborn old man who has been missing quite a lot from the technology that these little gadgets offer. I recently worked with Jawbone … Continue Reading

Go hardcore with Strongfit gym wear

Brazilian gym wear brand Strongfit is now in the UAE market and I’m proud to be working with them as part of the fit fam! Strongfit carries workout clothes for men and women, with styles geared towards serious fitness athletes rather than the cutesy target audience of the active wear lines of sport superbrands. For men alone, they … Continue Reading

10 things you didn’t know about the iconic biker jacket

The biker jacket. It has earned its place in every man’s wardrobe, with its badass styling and overall rugged vibe that make you look just that little bit more masculine. But do you know how this piece came about? Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the iconic style. 1.) Invented by Irving … Continue Reading

Spring 2016 Highlight: Camo Craze

Spring 2016 is exploding with all manner of camouflage styles and I am absolutely loving it. From Valentino’s brief dalliance with the trend in 2014, camo has emerged as a full-fledged, must-wear trend as it takes over the racks at our favourite fast fashion stores this season. The new visual has done away with the … Continue Reading

Outfit Video: FashCham x Stefan Redjimi

I recently had the chance to collaborate on a fashion-ish outfit video with athlete and videographer Stafen Redjimi (that’s @stefanredjimi on Instagram). This is my first stab at the format and I’d love to hear you think about the video! Look 1: ASOS leather biker and roll sleeve tee, Zara trousers, K-Swiss trainers Look 2: … Continue Reading

Slavic culinary delights at Vesna

When you say Russia, cuisine isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Maybe vodka and a distinct brand of over-the-top luxury, but not the food. So when I was invited to try out a new Slavic dining destination featuring a fusion of Russian and Ukrainian dishes, I knew I had to go! Opening doors at … Continue Reading

Cheap fun: One-dirham abra ride across the Dubai creek

I can’t recall how many times I’ve been told I don’t make the most of my stay in Dubai. Sure, it’s one of the most glamorous cities in the world, but you don’t really get to truly enjoy what the metro has to offer when you’re all caught up in the mundanities of day to … Continue Reading