Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mens Fashion Hairstyles Trends in 2012

Looking to revamp your hairstyle but can’t make up your mind? We present to you a compilation of the hottest hairstyle trends showing on Spring/Summer 2012 runways.
Take your pick from the masculine fringe at Burberry Prorsum to the classic part shown at Dries Van Noten .

1. Side Swept Fringe Hairstyle
Keeping it short at the back and sides, the side swept fringe, also called swept bangs can be played up accordingly as you like. To truly rock this style, you will need to find the perfect length for your face shape, be it at brow length or just around the temple. But, the trend for 2012 is gravitating towards a more textured, layered cut. For some great examples, look no further than Burberry Prorsum 2012 menswear show where the fringe style truly shined.

Quick Tip: Suitable for those with diamond face shape.
Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2012 menswear collection
2. Wet Fringe Textured Hairstyle
Slick your side swept fringe forward using a matte wax or pomade and you would have achieved this next look as seen in the Jil Sander show. This wetter than wet hairstyle is not for everyone but if you’re up for it, you can recreate this hairstyle by pulling in hair from the temples and crowning it towards the forehead.

Quick Tip: Suitable for those with diamond face shape
Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2012 menswear collection
3. Messy Hairstyle
2012 will be another year for messy hair style. If your hair is of a wavy quality, the messy fringe is definitely for you. Just run some hair products over your hair, tossle it up and BAM!, instant sex appeal.

Quick Tip: Suitable for diamond or square face shape.
Hermes Spring/Summer 2012 menswear collection

4. Classic Part
Exuding old Hollywood glamour, the classic part has always been associated with the greats such as the likes of Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant. It has become the ultimate trend setter for 2012 with a modern twist of course now that men are in pursuit of sartorial elegance.

Quick Tip: Suitable for Oblong, square or rectangle face shape
Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2012 menswear collection
5. Chic Bangs Hairstyle
At the Lanvin menswear collection, we see the comeback of a childhood staple-the bowl cut. In tune with a collection that shouts war and military, Lanvin’s creative director Alber Elbaz has opt for bluntly chopped Medieval-esque bangs. 

Quick Tip: Suitable for square and rectangle face shape
Lanvin Spring/Summer 2012 menswear collection
6. The Slick Back
The slick back goes hand in hand with George Clooney. This Adonis of a man has single-handedly catapulted this hairstyle into one that has dominated runways for the longest time. In fact, fashion has had a standing affair with the slick back and that is not about to change, as evident in the 2012 shows from Louis Vuitton to Ermenegildo Zegna.

Quick Tip: Suitable for square or rectangle face shape
Ermenegildo Zegna Spring/Summer 2012 menswear collection
7. The Crew Hair Cut
Think crew cut and G.I Joe comes to mind. Sometime we also called this as butch cut or buzz cut. The notorious “tough guy” haircut can be suave too as demonstrated by Calvin Klein in the Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

Quick Tip: Suitable for oval or round face shape.
Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2012 menswear collection
8. “Out of bed” look
Ah, the “out of bed” look, a hairstyle that oozes the devil may care charm. In this season, no one does it better thn Costume National Homme. Channel Robert Pattinson and you shan’t be too far off the mark.

Quick Tip: Suitable for rectangle face shape.
Costume National Homme Spring/Summer menswear collection

Hair is one of the first things that attract everyone attention, and it is just as important as the clothes and shoes you wear, so take the time to choose a hair style from 2012 trends that complements your personality and your face's shape.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Rag & Bone Raw Jeans

As I am seriously considering to wash my APC Petit Standard after wearing them during 14 months (I’ll put some picks on tumblr), I am starting to peep some new pair of raw jeans to replace them. I just came across those Rag & Bone selvedge ones, and they might be a good option to consider. Just like Oki-ni says : “there is nothing unusual or quirky about these jeans, they just get the essentials 100% right”, here is what we should all look for when getting some raw jeans. Slim legs, selvedge denim, contrasting stitchings, the features are quite similar to my APC’s and on top of that, Rag & Bone makes them in the USA.

£165 from Oki-ni

Carzor Razor

Here in our French Truck we think about every gentlemen in every special occasion. This is why I’m introducing you a solution for the kind of moment that we’ve all already experienced. Who has never been traveling and found himself in this position where he extremely needed to shave off his tree-days growth and of course did not carry his razor in his handbag? (It happens to me all the time!) We have your future solution: it is called Carzor. This is basically a credit-card sized razor plus a mirror in one item. The blades are stored safely behind the mirror and you can choose the scent of your rescuer between mint, orange, lemon, ocean or sandal. Now, just find a bathroom, and if you’re lucky, a shaving cream. Then you can thank us for this treasure, kiss your next date or shake the hand of your next boss ;)

$12 ($17) from Infmetry

Folk Tan Chinos

Let’s anticipate cold weathers before they sell out. Those loose-fitted chinos from Folk look awfully comfortable. First and foremost, because of their 100 coton corduroy construction, and then we can add their slightly tapered cut. Above all, details appealed us, lots of details… from the pockets; front and rear, from the waistband with a cool stitch and from the “Corozo nut” buttons. Another essential piece for the season to wear in a workwear outfit.

£139 from Kiosk 78
€158 from Six Whiting Street

Original Penguin Chinos

Red-colored pants are not only for reckless rockers. If you are still not fully convinced, check the new brushed cotton chino from Original Penguin. True to the iconic ‘50s American style, this model has been reconsidered with a slim fit to the leg and tailored darts. The color is certainly a challenge for your cloakroom but it is also the best asset of this chino. So pass over your decency and avoid common autumnal combo – khaki and grey. Mix preferably these pants with dark blue shoes and sky blue shirt. Will you dare ?

£70 from Asos

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Billionaire Boys Club Nothing Sneaker

 GreyLight grey and Orange from End Clothing : £135

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sean O’Pry for H&M Swim Campaign

Hot on the heels of a flurry of new star-studded campaigns from H&M, Sean O’Pry is the latest model to hit the beach for the Swedish retailer. Dressed in summer brights, board shorts make for the ideal essential.

Martin Pichler

Photographer Kosmas Pavlos finds a new way to colour-block for his new shoot featuring Winer model Martin Pichler.

Marlon Teixeira for Armani Exchange Summer 2011

Brazilian top model Marlon Teixeira posing for Armani Exchange's Summer 2011 look book.

Jon Kortajarena by Santiago Ruisenor for Elle Man Mexico

Supermodel Jon Kortajarena's Elle Man Mexico shoot accompanying the cover photographed by Santiago Ruisenor.

Summer Boys At Wrong Weather