While not being the first brand which springs to mind when you think of men's designer belts, this Dior Homme calf leather belt is without a doubt one of the nicest belts I've ever owned.
The rectangular buckle is quite unique, entirely 'wrapped' in leather apart from the steel bars at the top and bottom.
The leather is divided into three horizontal bands, with the middle band embossed with the Dior Homme legend.
The leather quality is superb. A slightly textured finish and feels very significant. At only 3cm wide it's best worn with formal or casual trousers rather than jeans.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Maison Martin Margiela's 5 zip biker jacket is a classic design.
This dark indigo denim version was produced in limited numbers (just 50 for men and 50 for women) to coincide the the opening of the MMM online store.
The raw dark denim is beautifully textured and feels very substantial. There is a slight sheen to the fabric.
The two full-length diagonal zips look fantastic, behind the zips are two "normal-sized" pockets, with two further internal pockets. The jacket is fully lined.
The name "five zip" comes from the front zipper, the two zippered sleeves, and the diagonal zippers on the front. Designed to be worn fitted, this is a stunning jacket with a great fit and is a design classic.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Gucci grey and black socks with web detail, Autumn / Winter 2011 Collection
When thinking about Gucci footwear it's usually sneakers or horsebit mocassins that you think of first, but these Gucci black / grey socks are very comfortable, warm and stylish. I really like the red / green Gucci web detail at the top.
Bought from Gucci.com during their winter sale.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Dolce & Gabbana Leather Bracelet
Dolce & Gabbana Leather Bracelet with buckle
Having wanted a leather bracelet for a while, and not being able to find the Dior Homme one I'd wanted originally, I narrowed it down to two from Dolce & Gabbana and ended up choosing the more discrete plain watch strap style leather band with the circular "Dolce & Gabbana" embossed logo as opposed to the louder cuff style bracelet with the metal plate logo.
The silver colored pin-and-hole belt-style buckle is engraved with "Dolce & Gabbana" on the side...
... and the Dolce & Gabbana circular embossed logo is bracketed by two silver-colored worn-effect metal studs.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Gucci G-star T-Shirt with Web Detail Autumn / Winter 2011 Collection
The Gucci G-Star T-Shirt is a white 100% cotton T-Shirt from the Autumn Winter 2011 menswear collection. It's immediately recognisable as Gucci, despite the censored G**** logo on the front (you'll never see a Gucci shirt with "GUCCI" printed on the front - Gucci just don't do that, although there's no shortage of fakes).
Just under the G**** slogan there's the classic red and dark blue web design stripe.
The white background with the red and blue stripe and logo work really well together. Altogether a beautiful shirt, from one of my favourite brands. I saw photos of Will Smith wearing this shirt at a show he did last Autumn.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Gucci Messenger Bag
Gucci Medium Messenger Bag in black Imprime
I recently purchased this Gucci black messenger bag in the black imprime coated GG fabric (my favourite fabric in Gucci's current range).
Features a large main compartment with a smaller mobile phone pocket and internal pocket for wallets etc. The perfect size for carrying everyday essentials and an 11 inch or smaller laptop / tablet.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Prada Wraparound Sunglasses with triangle logo detail SPR57L
Just picked up some new Prada sunglasses for the coming summer (seems so long away still...) These are the model SPR57L. Available on the Prada website online store (listed in the women's store but, to be honest they seem pretty unisex to me.) Very attractive, visor style glasses. These are the grey / silver model but they're also available in several different color combinations.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Prada elasticated belt with steel Prada Milano logo buckle
This Prada elasticated fabric belt with Saffiano calf leather trim is available from your local Prada boutique or from the Prada website at €100. Typical understated Prada design. Featuring a brushed stainless steel buckle with the Prada Milano logo. Very practical and stylish. The belt is quite narrow at 3cm so best worn with formal trousers rather than jeans, unlike the Louis Vuitton Initiales belt.
The belt is available in various colours (the ever-stylish black version shown in the photo) to match any outfit. An essential item.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Prada Crocodile Boots
Prada Leather boots with embossed crocodile skin pattern and side zip
The Prada patent leather ankle boots with crocodile embossed pattern are available from Gest Outlet in Italy.
Beautifully designed, extremely comfortable and light. The inner leather is extremely soft and there is a zip the full length of the boot from the sole to the top ensuring that they are easy to put on and take off.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Gucci Men's Billfold Wallet in black Imprime with coin compartment
Similar in size to, for example, the Louis Vuitton Multiple Wallet, this wallet is also available in a variation without the coin compartment, and Gucci produce new color variations each season in the same imprimé fabric.