Sunday, 2 August 2015

Gucci Fall Winter 2015 Mens Bags, Shoes And Accessories

Below: Alessandro Michele's Fall Winter 2015 mens collection for Gucci has garnered a lot of buzz among the fashion circle... renewed interest for the brand has definitely made Gucci cool again. Check out the new collection of shoes, bags and accessories. Love the fur lined horsebit loafers and sandals... how about you?
 Below: You either love or hate these fur lined Horsebit Slippers... the fashion crowd definitely embraced them during the recent SS2016 mens fashion week in Europe...
  Below: Handbag-ish satchels challenges the perception of bag designs for guys... will you carry these? I love the ornate hardware!

Gucci Fall Winter 2015 Mens Bags, Shoes And Accessories

It is no doubt Alessandro Michele’s ascension to the creative directorship of Gucci was filled with corporate drama the likes you see on American TV drama. But the conversations generated by his feminism infused menswear for Fall Winter 2015 rivalled or even exceeded that ‘talkability’ amongst the fashion circle. Editors, bloggers, reporters were definitely paying renewed attention to the ailing brand once again. The gender bender looks and designs of Alessandro’s Gucci menswear are not everyone’s cup of tea, and perhaps that is why it garnered so much buzz.

Fur lined horsebit slippers and loafers and handbag-ish satchel bags were the key pieces presented. You either love it or hate it. But in my opinion, they were a good respite from the sporty themes flooding the menswear scene for so many seasons now. I am just glad there is another choice for guys looking for something other than sporty sneakers and backpacks again and again. So yes, I love the furry horsebit slippers. May not be exactly practical, but they are interesting from a fashion viewpoint. The ornate hardware on the satchel bags are simply stunning and luxurious too.

Below: Gucci logo belts have been frowned upon previously... but now they are looking cool and relevant once again!
Besides these controversial pieces, look out for GG logo belt, once frowned upon but now made cool again. Definitely going to air out and start wearing my old Gucci belts next Fall winter!:-P

What are your thoughts for the new Gucci mens collection? Will you wear or buy into these bold propositions for men?

Below: Beautiful jewellery for men... the new Gucci men definitely are not shy to accessorise!

Only time will tell if Alessandro will be another Kering success story after Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent.

Source: Gucci

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Montblanc Singapore Social Media Competition on Instagram

Below: If are an Instagram photography enthusiast, put your creative eye to good use and join Montblanc Singapore's Social Media Competition on Instagram starting today! (Read on for more details on how to join). Precious Montblanc writing instruments awaits the best 3 photos. Here's my entry:-P 'Singa,The Lion' is close to heart for me and very much a Singapore icon to grow up with.
Instagram Photography Enthusiasts: Join The Montblanc Singapore Social Media Competition on Instagram!

Montblanc Singapore invites everyone residing in Singapore to participate in their Social Media Competition on Instagram starting today!

To commemorate the 50th birthday of Singapore, Montblanc has designed and produced a limited special edition Star Classique timepiece and Meisterstück White Solitaire writing instruments, all bearing iconic Singapore design elements. To celebrate the launch, Montblanc is calling out to all Instagram photography enthusiasts to put their creative eye to good use to win coveted Montblanc writing instruments!

Yes, simply snap a photo and post it on your instagram, and you can be one of the lucky 3 winners.

Here’s what you need to do. From 1 August (Starts 10am) to 16 August 2015 (Ends 8pm):

1) Snap a photo that best capture an aspect of Singapore
(can be a landscape, monument. architecture, food etc) and Montblanc (Showcase Montblanc products or branding in a interesting way that compliments the Singapore elements in your photo)

2) Caption the photo in the most creative way! 

3) Post it on your instagram account and tag @MontblancSG50 and #MontblancSG50

Easy as 1,2,3. The contest will be hosted on Instagram Singapore and all submissions will be shared on Montblanc’s official facebook page. Winners with the best photographs will be determined by the jury and will each receive a Montblanc Writing Instrument.

 Below: My 2nd entry... Almost 80% of Singaporeans live in public housing... HDB flats (as we termed it) is home to many and filled with many memories and stories. So my 2nd entry pays homage to this Singapore icon many of us call home! (Check out my posting on instagram: @mymanybags)

So what are you waiting for? I posted 2 to get things rolling:-P Submit yours too!

For full terms and conditions of the contest, click here.

Check out the entries on @montblancSG50 instagram account here:-P. 'LIKE' my fanpage if you enjoy reading this post.

Source: Montblanc

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Coach Fall Winter 2015 Mens Bags And Shoes Collection

Below: Finally, some excitement for Coach... Coach Fall Winter 2015 Mens Bags and shoes are to keep a watch for... check out these Wild Beast Manhattan Backpacks, C101 sneakers and Tote, messenger bags with cool camouflage print... I want!
 Below: Many more desirable pieces such as the Rip and Repair Manhattan tote with whip stitch detailing reminiscent of a baseball... a favourite American sport! I love the watches (Shadow Ghost Strap Watch) with the leather covers too... amazing.
Coach Fall Winter 2015 Mens Bags And Shoes Collection

Coach’s newly invigorated Fall Winter 2015 Mens Collection sets a promising start for Stuart Vevers’ tenure as creative director. This is the first full fledged menswear collection that shows off Stuart Vevers direction for the American luxury goods brand. Drawing inspirations from a cinematic vision of the American landscape, lookout for lumberjack, military themes across the highly masculine looks. Outerwear is a strong showing (those leather shearling coats are to die for!)... but the spotlight is on the desirable bags and shoes, which to me, were a huge improvement from previous seasons.

Below: Beautiful military shearling coat in olive tones with a aged and smooth contrasting leather design...
My favourites being the Wild Beast Pebbled Leather Manhattan Backpack and all its related ‘cousins’, from totes to Manhattan messengers and C101 sneakers which contrasts grained leather with graphic camouflage prints. I never get tired of military inspirations, men just look sexy in them:-P And best of all, you rarely go wrong.

There are also cool ‘Rip & Repair Manhattan Tote’ incorporating detailing reminiscent of a favourite American sports obsession, baseball. I love this clever blend of tradition and modern design! The tote comes in 2 sizes and features black or saddle (Tan) colours.

Also to watch out are high top sneakers with shearling details, combining outdoor boots with a sporty attitude.

With this collection, Coach is on its way to becoming more than just a accessories maker. It’s foray into ready to wear sets the path for Coach to become a lifestyle brand which will offer fans an all round product range to fit in every occasion of their lives.

I see quite a few pieces that I want already! 

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Source: Coach