How to wear the blazer and shorts combo

A blazer and a pair of shorts? It’s no longer unthinkable. The look has been nagging in the back of menswear enthusiasts’ heads since some genius stylist decided it was a cool look for a magazine editorial in the late 2000s. It’s one of the most polarizing styling ideas in recent menswear history and has fueled … 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

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

Big City Preppy

I’ve always found preppy style interesting. As a manner of dress, it is impervious to seasonal trends, cuts, and colors, which means there is very little need to update one’s wardrobe every three months. It holds its own, and has continued to do so decade after decade.

The Parisian Style Cheat

We all have this mental image of a typical Parisian on the street. They have effortless style. they look like they just threw on random pieces of clothing and the outfit works automagically. And it does 100% of the time. It’s not about some specific fashion formula, as many other ponderers before me have found out, but merely … Continue Reading