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.