Photo Walk: Winter in Old Dubai

For anyone who’s starting out in photography, going out on frequent walks with a camera in tow is a great way to practice and develop your eye. We’re lucky to be living in Dubai, where the old and the new are beautifully woven into each other, forming one of the most visually interesting locales in the … Continue Reading

Chevron: From ancient Spartans to modern armies

One design element I’ve always liked and wish I could wear more is the chevron. I’m not talking about the dizzying repetitive array popularized by Missoni, but the singular V shape – that one commands attention all on its own. There’s a sense of power and masculinity about it, and if you read up on … Continue Reading

Investment pieces do exist, and the price tag is irrelevant

I don’t know how people these days justify their irrational fashion purchases, but back then, we used to call super expensive items as investment pieces. The concept has long been argued against by sartorially incapacitated financial experts, though, explaining that assets are supposed to appreciate over time. And that’s true, you just can’t expect as … Continue Reading

Pulling off a “comical” look

Once a wardrobe staple of comic book nerds and 13 year olds (believe me, the two subsets are mutually exclusive), hero tees have interestingly crossed over to mainstream mass consciousness. Whether it’s American TV hit The Big Bang Theory or activewear brand Underarmour that spurred on this successful integration, the important thing to note is … Continue Reading

Neoprene: When fashion hijacked chemistry

Neoprene was not something many a fashion follower would have expected to become a runway and retail hit, but for some reason it did. The material, known previously for its many industrial applications, was one of the focal elements in the long-drawn-out sport luxe trend, with designers ranging from Peter Pilotto to House of Nomad introducing … Continue Reading

Style resolution with ALDO and Matawari Homme

We all love fashion for one reason: reinvention. So why do we end up wearing the same tired look over and over again? A signature is one thing, getting lazy by putting on an everyday uniform is another. It’s time for a change. Let’s make a New Year’s resolution to explore new styles in 2016!

3 things you didn’t know about the Christmas jumper

It’s Christmas time again, and while that means something unique for everyone, for us retail therapy patients, it only means one thing: shopping, lots and lots of shopping! The most important item on that must-buy list, at least for many of us, is the Christmas jumper. Despite its bad reputation as Aunt Thelma’s yearly handmade present, the festive knit … Continue Reading

Animal icons in fashion and the case of Kenzo’s tiger

Some of the most recognizable brands in the world are headlined by an animal of some kind. I’m not talking about just fashion, but other industries as well. There’s Lamborghini’s raging bull, Mozilla’s cutesy red panda, and who could forget Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s mad lion? Companies all over the world have used animals as brand symbols in order to build … Continue Reading

Biker versus moto: Which is which?

There are two types of the riding jacket that has permeated the world of fashion. The much-revered biker jacket, which first landed on the backs of stylish lads and lasses about nine decades ago when Irving Schott designed the Perfecto, named after his favorite cigar, in 1928, is the more established motoring-inspired garb of the two.