Monday, 22 December 2014

Zig and Zag

During the 40's-50's Mix and Match was a thing. IT's BACK! 

Like most men, I love a full suit, but there is something to be said about a mix-and-match fashion situation. I feel like this day and age the fear of juxtaposition is overwhelming to gentlemen, but there is nothing to be afraid of, here, allow me to help.

There are several ways of incorporating your tweed jacket and your beige slacks, add a colour in-between and BAM, a whole new outfit and perfect for those casual Fridays at the office.

Another fun way to do a mix-match outfit is to incorporate your denim. Grab a great coloured jacket that you haven't worn in a while, pair it with a dark pant and add a casual sneaker for a relaxed weekend look.

As many of you know, double breasted is a trend that is popping up everywhere. The runway has been overwhelmed with designers incorporating the 1920's to the 21st century man’s wardrobe. Try a simple two or six button jacket and add a heavy chino, mole hair pant, or trouser. Put on a neck or bowtie to dress up the ensemble or remove all-together.

Don't feel overwhelmed by layers, embrace them and why not go a little nuts this year? I mean, tis the season right? 

x - the Collector

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Prada on the Ranch

Every season this collection gets me going.

I love a man who can connect with his audience, generally fashion shows are to display a new collection, a new season, but this creative director’s ethos revolves around the presentation of the fashion house. 

For fall 2014/2015 the Prada cowboy was bursting through and eager to show off his credentials. The heritage encompasses clean lines, comfortable but visually pleasing tailoring and an overall masculine fit! We’re convinced that the Prada man needs to escape from the city culture and be taken to the field to ride another beast!

The city slicker went to the ranch and played dress up.

x - the Collector 

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The Bag

There is something so meaningful behind a good bag. It's the thought and effort of choosing that bag to join your wardrobe. It takes time!

Personally I am a bag fiend, always looking for a new piece to add to my collection, and please do not assume that this is a simple task. I take my time, reading reviews and by holding the tote in my hands while wearing my most auspicious ensemble. It needs to make sense! 

For Herm├Ęs the idea of bringing a new bag into the family, is again, not an easy one! The task is painstaking and time consuming. Measurements must be taken, energy spent and hours of consideration against an outfit! 
Photo: Marcus Tondo /

During the fall/winter runway show, my eye was entranced by this tote, a bag so beautiful, so handsome and utterly divine. A perfect traveling companion, easily applicable to any outfit and clean enough to dress for every occasion. Available in an assortment of colors and materials, tangible for any occasion and beautiful for even the most mundane task. Introducing the Victoria bag; the perfect accessory for every season. In black leather, this piece is handsome and ready to be the talk of the town. 

Photo's from Pintrest 

x - the collector

Thursday, 11 December 2014

No Glove No Love

Check this one time!
Dolce and Gabbana

These gloves are on LOCK! I haven't seen a pair of gloves that look this sexy, so I'm sharing them with you! 

Thome Brown

x-the Collector