5 benefits of wearing linen all year round

The year-round Dubai jacket is… made of linen. There, I said it. I know we Middle East inhabitants kid ourselves about the change of seasons – perhaps to rationalize and even justify our fashion purchases – but there really is no jacket or blazer fabric that you can get more value from in terms of cost per use … Continue Reading

5 benefits of outdoor exercise

We’ve all had that feeling at one time or another. The sense of being tired of doing the same workouts within the same four walls of the gym. You’re not physically exhausted, but you mentally burn out just imagining going to the same place for yet another weight lifting session. This feeling leads you to develop a … Continue Reading

Esquire Best Dressed Party with ICONIC

Esquire Middle East recently had their Best Dressed 2016 party and I was one of the 200 million guests who came to the Billionaire Mansion at Taj Dubai. I wasn’t lucky enough to be chosen for the issue this year – let’s face it, I don’t really dress in the title’s preferred dapper dandy aesthetic – but … 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

Turtleneck comeback

Turtlenecks, also known as roll-necks or polo necks, are staging a comeback this Winter! The trend has made its way onto the racks of ZARA and ASOS, among many other fast fashion brands, and that’s how you know it’s officially risen from the underworld of fashion.

Subtle Safari

If you’ve had a look at the colors that retailers are churning this Autumn, you’ll recognize just a couple standouts – deep maroon and safari green. Let’s focus on the latter. While the hue reminds you of designer safari suits popularized by Saint Laurent and Ted Lapidus in the 70s, in the back of your … Continue Reading

The Made2Measure jacket

Is tailoring a dying business? Most people would like to think so, due to the prevalence of high street alternatives ranging from the horrendously trendy to the I-can’t-believe-it’s-only-AED1,000 classy. If you happen to have an average body that doesn’t complain when stuck in a typical blazer pattern, then by all means enjoy the bargain-basement prices at … Continue Reading

Come on, Camo!

The fashion industry has a lot to thank the military for. From various elements such as epaulets and chevrons to entire blazer constructions, big names have made so many billions of dollars borrowing aesthetic cues from existing army looks that they should be made to pay higher taxes towards national defense budgets.

Lexus RC F: A perfect blend of luxury and performance

In a region where pretty much every other car is a Lexus, seeing one is nothing special. I mean, we have local teenagers here getting Abu Shaghara LS 400s from the 90s for their first car. It’s the prevalence of these cars that has built the brand’s reputation – a respected luxury automaker that produces … Continue Reading