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

Why we love water… and boat shoes

Start talking about going on holiday and a trip to the beach on a remote island comes to mind. There’s something about being near water that’s equivalent to watching cat videos on YouTube – it lets you forget about your worries and just enjoy the moment. It’s got therapeutic properties that not even those of … 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.

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