Friday, 9 March 2007

Man Bag? You’re having a laugh, mate.

Gone are the days of only women carrying bags to complement outfits. Now, in this new age of fashion, men’s bags are masculine and are a welcome addition to any outfit.

With the following bags mixed and matched with the appropriate outfit, you really can’t go wrong.

The Messenger Bag

Worn throughout history by, yes you’ve guessed it, Messengers, these updated bags based on the classic Messenger style are still hung from the shoulder, but with the chic associated with Urban Fashion. This laid back style has a classic flair, but complement with a leather version, and you definitely add that extra pinch of style to any outfit.
The Briefcase

Throughout the test of time, briefcases have been the most widely accepted ‘man bag’. These days however, the sharp box shape has gone, with classic elements such s buckles, and the leather exterior staying to make this a welcome addition to any man’s wardrobe.

The Camera Bag

Gone are the days of looking like a tourist wandering around somewhere new, with a map glued to your hands. The new style of camera bag is a brilliant way of discreetly lugging around your belongings. Simple, but with a lot of function, they can be worn across the shoulder or over it and add a touch of masculinity to any casual outfit.
The Tote

Another approach to the classic briefcase, the Tote is based on an artisan’s bag, but with a stylish, basic design and leather exterior.
The long handle gives an edge of differentiation and masculinity to any work wear.
The Holdall

Big bulky luggage? Who needs it! Sleek, stylish holdalls have updated this style by refining the appearance and keeping with a predominantly leather feel. This refined look can add a practical tote to any look.
The Newsboy

EXTRA EXTRA! Read all about it!!! Synonymous with casual wear, the retro Newsboy Bag is slightly different to the Messenger Bag by being slightly more casual with it’s canvas exterior.
This type of bag is perfect for the style savvy student lugging around those all important text books while making a perfect fashion statement.
All these bags are available over the glorius medium known as the internet, with key designers such as Man-Bag, and Paul Smith catching our eye.

Friday, 2 March 2007

Skiwear: Looking as Cool as Ice

Snow sports enthusiasts have never had it better. Not only can you technically look good heading down the slope these days, but you can also look stylish while doing it.

More and more companies such as Burton, Spyder, and Quiksilver are hiring young, hip designers to spice up their collections, as well as adding technology that will keep you dryer and warmer at the same time.

Burton Cargo Pant

Burton are essentially a snowboard make, but with cutting edge design like this, more and more skiers are taking to this type of clothing to make them look ultra-cool.
They come in a variety of lengths and fits to ensure you’re comfortable as well as looking stylish.
Fully taped seems and polyester mesh keep you protected from the elements, and with lots of pocket space you’ll be hard pressed to find a better cargo pant.

Spyder Scorpion Pant

A popular brand with skiers, Spyder are known for their technical excellence and modern cut.
We’ll all agree that a normal pair of suspender styled ski pants can make you look like a bad impression of ‘Eddie the Eagle’, so fortunately Spyder have come to the rescue.
With ultra-slim constructed, Thinsulate lined, water-proof pants they’ll soon have you adding the ‘rock and roll’ to skiing and apr├Ęs-ski.

Quicksilver Antarctica

Quiksilver’s Antarctica range has been really influenced by Polar expeditions.

Quiksilver have constructed the Antarctica jacket using their own Quiktech 5000 fabric which has had its critical seams taped, for first class waterproof performance and breathability, and with a colour scheme this cool, anyone can look as cool as ice.

Salomon Rocket Twin CP Glove

With ClimaPRO and Thermolite technology encased within these gloves, you can be sure they’ll fit your needs like a glove. Excuse the pun.
As well as being suitable for any weather conditions the slopes will throw at you, Saloman have designed them to fit in with the trendy styling seen on the sloped masses.

Becoming as good as Shaun White takes years of practice and an Olympic Gold Medal, but looking as good as him only takes a few minutes of online shopping, and with the choices above you’ll be staying warm, and looking chic at the same time.