Komono’s WIZARD print watches are killing it. The reason? They’ve got motif.
For summer 2013, Komono introduces eight new bold and brilliant prints to its coveted WIZARD print series, offering an effortless piece of wrist candy that will add character to any look.
“Go jungle-creeping commando-style or evoke memories of lazy Tropicana moments around a neon- splashed paddle pool… Pick the missing timepiece in your daily styling puzzle.”
Find out more about Komono’s WIZARD print series and check out the collection by finishing this article over at Fashionbeans.com
Taking comfort to a whole new level, D.HEDRAL combine their patented AngleFit technology with the very latest advances in seamless technology to create the definitive men’s underwear – complete with unique, figure-hugging definition and a visibly enhanced rear.
With recent reports showing the men’s luxury underwear market on the rise, brands like D.HEDRAL are leading the charge, providing the ultimate in design and comfort for the style-conscious man.
Each pair of D.HEDRAL’s new seamless styles boasts the brand’s coveted AngleFit technology: an anti-sagging fit and enhanced definition and comfort as well as freedom of movement and quick-dry lightweight microfiber fabric with ribbed support.
Find out more about D.HEDRAL’s underwear and finish this article over at Fashionbeans.com
Tiger of Sweden celebrate the ‘heroes of the night’ with the brand’s new ’9 to 5′ collection.
Designed as a tribute to the night shift, Tiger of Sweden reinterprets the classic ’9 to 5′ saying, flipping it on its head – saluting the moonlight labourers of the city nightlife. The new campaign follows a cloakroom attendant, DJ, busboy and a nightclub custodian, all dressed in Tiger of Sweden’s brand new spring jeans collection (obviously).
“At Tiger of Sweden, we’ve always been fascinated by the shadowy hours of nighttime and what takes place in the transition between day and night. We appreciate the dark and the secretive, the stuff you don’t notice at a glance. We also enjoy that party and the rough life that takes place in the darkest hours”
Johan Schalin, Designer at Tiger of Sweden
The new collection also sees an exiting musical collaboration between Tiger of Sweden and Björn Yttling, of the group Peter, Bjorn & John. Together they have created an exclusive remake of the iconic Dolly Parton-penned ’9 to 5′, released alongside an accompanying music video that sees our intrepid nighttime workers tackling a tough shift at a nightclub from 9pm to 5am in the morning.
Shop Tiger of Sweden’s new ’9 to 5′ collection over at tigerofsweden.com.
The track ’9 to 5′ by Björn Yttling/The Interns is also available now on iTunes, Spotify and Wimp.
Watch the video and see the campaign photos on the Tiger of Sweden website.
Check out more images over at Fashionbeans.com
Jimmy Choo has opened a stunning new store on London‘s coveted Dover Street and everything inside is just for us boys. (OK, and the ladies shopping for us boys).
The opening event saw London’s finest bloggers and beauties perusing the new 1,200 square foot, two-floor store and all of the sartorial goodness on offer. The store is a luxury replacement to Jimmy Choo’s existing store in Mayfair’s Burlington Arcade, allowing Choo to showcase its ever-burgeoning collection for men, including shoes, bags, belts, scarves and small leather goods.
The store space tells the Jimmy Choo story to perfection, providing an homage to the sensibilities of the Jimmy Choo man. The space oozes refinement the just the right cheeky dose of over the top bachelor (see zebra skin rug and marble panelling) , the perfect blend of masculinity and high-end luxury . You feel like you could hang out there comfortably as well as shop. (The amazing built-in bar with cocktails provided by Sipsmith Independent Spirits on the night certainly aided with the hanging out part).
“We are thrilled to be opening a new men’s standalone store in Mayfair, the spiritual home of the Jimmy Choo man. Dover Street is fast becoming a shopping destination for luxury fashion and cutting edge designers. The store is an exciting next step in the growth of Jimmy Choo Men” said Pierre Denis, CEO, Jimmy Choo.
Jimmy Choo’s current collection is truly a sight to behold, the glitz and the glamour that is iconicly Choo still remains, made famous by its namesake founder as well as Tamara Mellon, but now it is taking on a new attitude. Creative Director Sandra Choi (who attended the opening event looking beautiful in a zebra-print dress and leather jacket that perfectly complimented her baby-laden body) has been quoted as saying “It’s time to give this place a shake, Jimmy Choo is that sexy, strappy, stiletto thing – but it can be something else, too.” And it is. The collection boast an edginess to it that is energising and exciting. From the lady camo print on ponyskin, to the hardware detailing and exotic high-tops, Jimmy Choo has given itself a urban-luxe spin, offering more to the Jimmy Choo man than ever before.
Check out some more shots of the store, and the current men’s collection below:
It was a great evening and I cant thank Jimmy Choo enough for having me along. I’ll leave you with this final image of me and The gorgeous Nick Bains (Bainser.com) and Jonathan D Pryce (Garconjon.com) in the middle of our selfie.
See more images from the event on Jimmy Choo’s official Facebook page. (And don’t forget to like it too!)
Congratulations to Sarah-Jane form Essex, you are the lucky winner of the new Barbour X Proporta iPhone 5 hardshell case. It will be winging its way to you shortly! Enjoy!
In honour of the new Barbour X Proporta collaboration, TheScienceofAppearance.com is running it’s first competition! I have one of the collections’ quilt-effect hardshell cases to give away! Learn more about the collection below, then by answering one simple question at the bottom, it could yours!
The new collection is a hybrid of quality, channeling the quintessentially British style of Barbour with the wealth of experience in gadget protection that is synonymous with Proporta. Each style pays homage to an iconic facet of Barbour, the materials, the finish and colours. From signature leathers, to quilting and waxed cotton, each fabric is reworked and downsized in some of the most stylish tech accessories I have ever seen for a range of Apple and Samsung products.
“We are introducing mobile technology cases into the range as a direct response to our customers who have been Proporta who are renowned for their expertise and creativity in this area. By incorporating our iconic quilting and tartan materials into the cases, it makes them instantly recognisable as Barbour products and they are a natural accompaniment to our clothing and accessories as we continue to evolve as a global lifestyle brand.” Steve Buck, Barbour’s Managing Director.
The price points will please people too, especially fans who are eager to add a bit of Barbour to their style but aren’t able to get their hands on a quilted or waxed jacket. The classic quilt-effect hardshell iPhone cases start at £24.95 and the range tops out at £79.95 for the leather iPad case.
Barbour is more than just clothing; for fans of the brand and those who work within the company. “Barbour is a passion for something lasting and truly authentic.” Established in South Shields UK in 1894, Barbour originated as a supplier of oilskins and other garmetns to protect the growing communities of sailors, fishermen, river-men and dockers from the worst of the North Sea weather. Since then, Barbour has evolved in a globally recognised brand that offers a full lifestyle wardrobe for men, women and children. While still producing its famous outerwear, the Barbour offering now includes ready-to-wear separates; knits, tops, trousers, accessories and shoes.
Established in 1996, Proporta are leaders in the design of quality protective smartphone, e-Reader and tablet cases including iPhone 5 cases, iPhone 4S cases, iPad and mini-iPad, Samsung Galaxy S2 cases, Blackberry cases, Smartphone cases and covers, Amazon Kindle covers, MP3 Player Cases, iPod cases as well as providing the award winning Turbocharger 3400 – 5000, phone screen protectors, cables and PDA accessories.
It’s competition time here at The Science of Appearance and I have an iPhone 5 hardshell case (in Brown) to give away to one lucky winner. (Competition open to UK residents only)
Entering is simple, just answer the question below and send your answer to me through twitter, email or in the comment box at the bottom!
How to enter:
Tweet me: @IamNeilThornton
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
It couldn’t be any simpler! Get your answers in by April 30th to qualify, the winner will be contacted directly via the channel they applied within 5 days.
Check out more highlights from the collection below or head straight over to Proporta.co.uk and get yours now!
Barbour iPhone 5 Waxed Cotton Pouch – £29.95 – available in olive
Barbour iPad mini Quilted Cover – £54.95 – available in black, navy & olive
Barbour iPad Case – £79.95 – available in brown, navy & grape
The Barbour X Proporta collection is available now at http://www.proporta.co.uk/ and in Barbour stores soon.
This weekend I was privileged enough to get my hands on one of Holdall & Co.‘s beautiful leather folios. A versatile accessory to say the least, these leather crafted folios act as the perfect carrier for important work documents, Fashion Week notebooks or as chicest laptop case around.
Holdall & Co. is the outcome of a seven month exploration and development by designer Raimonda Navickaite, inspired by the designer’s own peronal collection of ‘made in England’ vintage cases and bags
“I love the fact that every item has lasted for so many years and that every good quality item blends with its owner like; where every mark or blemish has a story. I wanted to bring back the quality and values that these items had and to design a product that was timeless yet classically modern; a product that was made from the highest quality materials by expert hands so that it could go on to become a vintage piece with your own story.”
After traveling the country sourcing the best leather and scouting the best talent to produce the design, it was important to Raimonda that the cases were made in England by traditional case maker whose skills and expertise would not only ensure longevity for the folios but turn them into a unique piece of art.
A ‘for life’ design, the folios are a timeless style, crafted from smooth leather with a central compartment, fold-over flap with metal push-clasp fastening. The classic design was an important feature, allowing it to age gracefully without looking old in 10 years time. A logo-embossed stap to the back provides a quirky and handy place to store your daily broadsheets or even a must-needed umbrella.
The folios are designed with all of your modern essentials in mind and come in two colours (London Tan and Chestnut), in two sizes (12″ and 14″). The prices are at the higher end, but it’s clear on first site you are getting what you pay for, a British sourced, British made, British quality product that will stand the test of time.
- The Organized 12″ which is for everyday use and fits your notes and ideas; iPad, slimline laptop such as Macbook Air or even the Moleskin notebooks and a copy of the latest Monocle / Wired magazine. £185
- The Professional 14″ which is perfect for work and fits your documents and drafts; legal papers, your latest business plan or your slimline laptop such as the MacBook Pro. £210
The inside of the folios are not padded and show of the raw finish and quality of the leather. At first I was apprehensive of my laptop rubbing against the corse finish of the internal leather, but my 13″ MacBook Pro fit snug into the 14″ Professional, abating any pior reservations.
Buy your new go-anywhere folios over at www.holdallandco.com
Styling your new folio
For my little shoot with this gorgeous documents case, I had a little fun and styled it up with two looks; one for Fashion Week or formal function, and one for a creative meeting at work. This way I was able to show off these beautiful folios’ versatility.
In honour and homage of these chic folios, I kept the looks simple and effortless – block colours and tonal colours.
The Fashion Week look
Blazer Vivienne Westwood, shirt Smyth & Gibson, jeans Rick Owens, tie Topman, belt Dolce & Gabanna, shoes (out of shot) black Rockport brogues
The Creative Meeting look
Coat All Saints, jumper Uniqlo, shirt Selected, jeans Burberry, shoes Bertie
What do you guys think? Are you loving these folios as much as me? Let me know on twitter, or leave a comment below!