January 31, 2012

An Interview with Alejandro Rodriquez of Beautiful Fül

Los Angeles based, Beautiful Fül looks to bring classic looks of menswear in line with the California ideals.

Designer, Alejandro Rodriquez has garnered respect and acclaim from both national and international retailers and industry insiders with the collection's clean modern lines and attention to detail.

Read the interview at Meet Alejandro Rodriquez of Beautiful Fül on the e-mag Men's Fashion by Francesco.

Photo 2012 spring/summer collection Copyright Beautiful Fül.

Eastie & 1908 Boxing!

Eastie Empire Tailors revives the boxing rings of the 1908 London Games.

Learn more about Eastie at Eastie Empire Tailors & the 1908 London Games.

Photos & text Copyright Eastie Empire Tailors.

We Arrive in Pieces by Kevin Azzopardi

How can a designer have full control over his collection? Will he ever be able to completely oversee and supervise the manufacturing of his garments? When do the clothes cease to be the work of the designer?

Find out at Kevin Azzopardi Autumn/Winter 2012 on Men's Fashion by Francesco e-mag.

Photo Copyright Kevin Azzopardi.

Official David Beckham Bodywear for H&M Super Bowl Ad

H&M is proud to feature our new commercial for David Beckham Bodywear in Super Bowl XLVI.

January 30, 2012

Boxfresh: Modern Street Fashion

Boxfresh fuses utility, work wear and street wear for newly inspired SS12 Collection

Classic work wear and shoemaker tailoring, outdoor and modern street fashion are the key inspirations behind the new Boxfresh clothing campaign for Spring Summer 2012.

See the collection at Boxfresh Spring/Summer 2012.

Photo Copyright Boxfresh.

It Is Summery Hot in Australia with Tribe

Check out the latest swim suits by Tribe—100% Made in Australia! Visit Tribe Swim Suits—It is Summery Hot in Australia.

Photos Copyright Tribe.

Camo Autumn/Winter 2012

Camo has released the 2012 autumn/winter collection, which is called “Casino.” Designer Stefano Ughetti writes:

View the collection at Camo Casino Collection.

Photo Copyright Camo.

January 29, 2012

Utre Ploier's Roots

Ute Ploier`s collection AW12/13 is about going back to the roots of life.

The collection was inspired by a trip to the mountains and staying there for 10 days without electricity, internet or hot water.

See the collection and read the press release at Ute Ploier Autumn/Winter 2012 “Roots” on Men's Fashion by Francesco e-mag.

Photos & text Copyright Ute Ploier.

Swimsuits, Phelps & the Fatskin3

Since the ban on the polyurethane and neoprene swim suits that came into effect on January 1, 2010, I have been wondering what would happen, not only to the 43 records that were set, but also the future of competition swim suits.

Read the rest of the article, Swimsuits & Computational Fluid Dynamics, on my e-mag Men's Fashion by Francesco.

Photo Copyright Speedo.

January 27, 2012

Ute Ploier in Black and White

In Ute Ploier’s 2012 srping/summer collection “Flux,” the Austrian designer plays with symmetry and asymmetry, light vs. darkness, and contrasts.

See the collection and read more on the e-mag at Ute Ploier 2012 Spring/Summer Collection “Flux”.

Photo Copyright Ute Ploier.

Latitude Supply Co. from the Streets of L.A.

Latitude Supply Co. launches its debut line of men’s street fashion for F/W 2012.

All apparel manufactured in downtown Los Angeles.

See the collection and read the press release on the e-mag at Latitude Supply Co. Autumn/Winter 2012.

Photo Copyright Latitude.

January 26, 2012

Hot Aussie Walkabout Trunks

Popular Aussie underwear company 2wink Australia takes a journey back in time with its new “Walkabout” range of designer men’s underwear. For the first time ever, an Australian underwear company has teamed up with an Aboriginal artist to create a new range of 100% Australian-made men’s underwear.

See more hot trunks at 2wink Walkabout Trunks.

Photos & text Copyright 2wink.

Autumn/Winter 2012 with Christophe Lemaire

The eye and the spirit are instantly warmed up by a serene range of copper tones (tanned browns and reds, alongside tweed carbons, and amber colored salt and pepper wools), which contrast with more severe blacks and whites.

Read more and see the entire look book at Christophe Lemaire Autumn/Winter 2012 on Men's Fashion by Francesco e-mag.

Photo & text Copyright Christophe Lemaire.

January 25, 2012

Great Boots by the Individualists.

These are great boots coming out next autumn/winter season by the Individualists.

Copyright the Individualists.

René Gurskov and the "Little Monster"

"He becomes a style icon just by closing his eyes and grabbing something the closet!

This collection offers a variety of “one off” like pieces.

From signature oversize tees and sweats to more formal coats and black wool pants.

Pieces of gold mixed with horror movie inspired prints - full moon, bats and lightning.

With thanks to Mel Brooks!"

Read more about the monster and view the images at Little Monster” Rene Gurskov Autumn/Winter 2012.

January 24, 2012

Wooyoungmi Autumn/Winter 2012

Autumn/winter 2012 Wooyoungmi reflects upon an urban solitude.

A moment in a mundane city life, captured so sensitively in Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks,” evoked in designers Woo Young Mi and Woo Jang Hee a feeling of both intense loneliness and of artistic beauty.

Read more at Nightwalks by Wooyoungmi in Autumn/Winter 2012 on Men's Fashion by Francesco e-mag.

Photo & text Copyright Wooyoungmi.

Celebrate Australia Day with DealByEthan

2012 just keeps getting better with Extra Savings during the Australia Day long weekend which kicks off Thursday, January 26 and runs through Sunday, January 29! Regardless of whether you’re a proud citizen of Australia, or an onlooker in another country, you can benefit from this patriotic time of celebration via additional Worldwide Savings through DealByEthan.

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January 23, 2012

Viktor & Rolf at Paris Fashion Week

Ever since Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren met at the Arnhem Academy of Art and Design in the Netherlands and began working together, they have been on the cutting edge of menswear in Europe.

Recently at Paris Fashion Week, their collection was a bomb. Read all about it at Men’s Fashion by Francesco e-mag: Viktor & Rolf at Paris Fashion Week.

Photo Copyright Viktor & Rolf.

Earn Your Stripes! 2wink Australia Releases Its Premiere Swimwear Range for 2012, Aussie Defence (AUS12)

Looking for the perfect square-cut swimsuit? 2wink Australia has created one exclusively for you!

With its premiere 2012 swimwear range, the only Western Australian underwear company, 2wink Australia, has created a line of swimwear called Aussie Defence AUS12 as a follow-up to its first ever swimwear range launched in 2011, which included styles named after famous Aussie stars.

Read more on my e-mag at Sexy Aussie Swim Suits as Your Defence!

Photos & text Copyright 2Wink.

Sexy Aussie Models 2Wink

Popular fitness model Lee Stram modeled the new line, and is featured in some of 2wink Australia’s videos on youtube. Watch AUS12 behind-the-scenes footage here:


Read more on my e-mag at Sexy Aussie Swim Suits as Your Defence!

Video & text Copyright 2Wink.

January 22, 2012

São Paulo Fashion Week & Mario Queiroz

While the popular fashion events like Milan Menswear Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin, and Bread & Butter steal the thunder, less publicized fashion weeks rumble onward with trendsetting collections!

At São Paulo Fashion Week, designer Mario Queiroz presented his 2012 autumn/winter collection, which was inspired by Art Deco and Futurism.

The forms were classic but flowing with wool, jacquard, and crystals.

What impressed me the most about this collection was the sustainable approach, in that materials were reused from previous collection.

See the photo gallery at Men's Fashion by Francesco e-mag.

Credits: Joe Takahashi/Ag. Fotosite.

Fause Haten at São Paulo Fashion Week

Recently at São Paulo Fashion Week, Fause Haten presented his 2012 autumn/winter collection, which drew inspiration from Elvis Presley movies and the Sixties.

Emphasis was placed on the use of tropical prints in silks and sequins.

Born of Lebanese immigrants, Fause Haten launched his label in 1987 and was nominated best designer of Brazil in 2001.

Check out the collection at Men's Fashion by Francesco e-magazine.

Credits: Joe Takahashi/Ag. Fotosite.

São Paulo Fashion Week, Cavalera & the Urban Far West

Creative designer at Cavalera, Alberto Hiar, was inspired by the urban far west, with jeans treated in resin, leather, corduroy, washed velvet, sweat shirts, embroideries, laser cuts, mesh and lace!

The location of the catwalk was Estação da Luz, which that reflects the diversity of the city.

Ethnic prints added the final touch to the collection.

Cavalera was founded in 1995 by Alberto Hiar and Igor Cavalera and has since been a strong street wear brand in Brazil.

See the collection at Men's Fashion by Francesco e-mag.

Credits: Joe Takahashi/Ag. Fotosite.

January 21, 2012

Spotlight on the Sunglasses Shop

If you are looking for sunglasses, then the Sunglasses Shop is the right place for you.

With over 100 top brand names from around the world, you can always for the right match at the right price.

What impressed me about the Sunglasses Shop is the list of glasses for 16 different sports and an entirely separate listing for goggles.

At the online shop, you can find tips and advice, as well as listings of your favorite celebrities donning their newest pair of sunglasses.

For the serious shopper of sunglasses, the Sunglasses Shop runs a Magazine with articles on fashion shows, must haves, male models, and more.

Browse the shop by color, face shape, hairstyle, frame shape, or occasion.

The Sunglasses Shop—your all-in-one, one stop-shop for sunglasses.

Whatever the occasion, you can find that perfect pair at the Sunglasses Shop.

Photo Copyright the Sunglasses Shop.

Milan Menswear Fashion Week 2012 in Review

As you know the focus of this e-magazine is onemerging designers and trends around the world; nevertheless, we should neverlose sight of the prominent players—that which we call in Italy “Griffe.” (Good Grief,What’s a Griffe?)

Since there are plenty of websites that report, playby play, on each runway collection, I would like to give you a summary of theMilan Menswear Fashion Week 2012 and, who—in my opinion—presented the best collection.

Read the full report on my e-mag at Milan Menswear Fashion Week 2012 Wrap Up.

Photo Copyright Moschino.

January 20, 2012

Kris Van Assche at Paris Fashion Week

At Paris Fashion Week, Kris Van Assches hints to the working man as he combines ultramodern suiting with Belgian tailoring.

Read all about the collection and see the photo gallery on my e-mag at Paris Fashion Week & Kris Van Assche.

Photo Copyright Kris Van Assche.

Berlin, Fier & Luka Maurer

It is definitely hard to keep up with all the Fashion Weeks and menswear events around the world—and Berlin is no exception.

As Bread & Butter and the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin come to a close, Fier Management is hosting collections, including Luka Maurer.

Have a look at this great emerging Swiss designer at Fier, Luka Maurer & MB Fashion Week Berlin.

Photo Copyright Luka Maurer.

January 19, 2012

Dolce & Gabbana at Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week is in full swing, and one of my favourite designers presented a collection that sweeps back in time, collecting elements from various decades of men’s fashion history.

Check out Milan Fashion Week: Baroque Tailoring by Dolce & Gabbana.

It's Bread & Butter in Berlin

From 18–20 January 2012, HIGH FIDELITY BREAD & BUTTER presents you with the outstanding portfolio of the world’s leading Street & Urbanwear brands.

You will be inspired by highlights such as the newly integrated area concepts D.O.C.K., Treasury, and the L.O.C.K. Fire Dept.

Be prepared for three days of maximum BBB: Best Brands. Best Buyers. Best Business.

Check out the video at Bread & Butter Is Being Served.


Photo & text Copyright Bread & Butter.

A Passion, a Dream & a Friend

Yesterday I posted an article about Uomo Moda, the menswear magazine in Egypt for which I am managing editor.

In the article, I also spoke about my collaborator, Heba, who today sent me the following article:

Being originally an engineer enriched my ability of understanding the lines, and between the lines. Engineering gave me this sense of feeling the beauty, analyzing it to know why I see it beautiful!!

“Respect the line” is one of the important phrases an engineering student hears. Unintentionally, I find myself looking for the lines, patterns, symmetry, harmony and contrast.

Getting into the point, when I had to give up working as an engineer, which is the love of my life, I had to search for another field, may be less tiring and more interesting, as my life has overdosed effort and boredom after all. Coincidence put me along with a family member and an old friend who asked me for help in his business in men’s fashion. I found it weird, and asked this naive question “Isn’t it all about pants and shirts??Huh!”

Now and after few years of asking this shallow question, and when I ‘m asked the same question , I answer with full mouth “yes, it is all about pants and shirt , but can you give me 10 different designs??” you will find that in best cases people can give you 4 to 6 designs for pants and a shirt look . That’s why I now believe that designing fashion for men is way harder than designing fashion for women, and its hardness results from its simplicity. For women’s fashion you have tens of items to change so you have a wider base to start with. On the other hand, for men’s fashion you have limited elements to start with. So, we decided to establish and publish “Uomo Moda” to be the first and only fashion magazine for men in Egypt, not only that but also in the Middle East.

A lot of brain storming, sharing ideas, contacting people, working on content and layout, hundreds of reviews , designs, labels and photos. Here, I have to admit, that men’s fashion catwalks impress me more, not because the smart athletes going on the catwalk, but because of the combination of beauty and masculinity. I invented a theory that says: when you can create harmony out of the contrast, just then you have a perfect case. May be I didn’t make the fortune I’ve dreamt of, but I met priceless people, Francesco Di Maio is one of them.

Last but not least, I have to thank Francesco for giving me this opportunity of communicating with more priceless people, and moreover for his voluntary yet professional support in “Uomo Moda” , the baby I never gave birth to.

Heba Hassanin – Editor in Chief

Uomo Moda

January 18, 2012

Farfetch—Living Up to Its Name


I would like to introduce you to a concept, a community, an e-boutique. It’s called Farfetch—a name that lives up to its name.
Farfetch.com is a network of independent boutiques that unites more than 1,000 fashion labels from around the world.
Imagine if you were looking for a men's designer jacket that would make you stand out from the crowd, and you found numerous pages of great jackets at your finger click!
I was just glancing over the brand page of Dolce & Gabbana, which features suede sneakers, straight leg jeans, plaid shirts, printed tees, jewelry, and much more!
So, if you want to shop the world’s boutiques in one click, let Farfetch do the fetching and bring those brands from afar!

Uomo Moda & Arab Spring

Already a year has passed since the last issue of Uomo Moda!

Because of the democracy movement in Egypt, we at Uomo Moda were forced to cease publications and wait for the country to regain some normalcy before continuing operations.

I must say that I am very proud of my coworker, Heba, who played an integral role in the Egyptian Arab Spring.

Heba is now contemplating the launch of an e-magazine for Uomo Moda in anticipation of the magazine being published again.

I will continue to keep you posted on events. If you have and questions or comments, please feel free to write.

January 17, 2012

Jonathan Saunders in Milan

Yesterday, Jonathan Saunders presented 22 looks in his first standalone menswear presentation, in Milan.

The looks made up the 2012 autumn/winter collection, which consists of a contemporary taken on menswear.

See the looks on my e-mag at Jonathan Saunders Autumn/Winter 2012 Menswear Collection.

Photo Copyright Jonathan Saunders.

Scott James: the Ameripean Designer

When you think of Scott James, you have to think Ameripean—rustic Tuscany and vivacious New York.

For autumn/winter 2012, Scott James introduces accessories—socks, belts, scarves, and shoes—creating a total look for men.

The key to a great wardrobe is layer-ability. Fall/ Winter is the perfect season to experiment and find pieces that fit together to reflect your own personal style, “says Scott Kuhlman, Founder and Designer of Scott James.

“The Fall/Winter 2012 collection of Scott James focuses on the evolution of its Ameripean aesthetic. Combining the rustic inspirations of Tuscany with the cosmopolitan vibe of New York City, the collection offers a freedom of style, from easy, yet lush fabrics, to sophisticated Neapolitan detailing.

Check out the collection at Men’s Fashion by Francesco e-mag: Scott James Merges Tuscan Inspiration with Utilitarian Ease.

Photo Copyright Scott James.

January 16, 2012

Rocking Royal with Ermanno Scervino

Ermanno Scervino has just released his autumn/winter 2012 collection, which is entitled “Rock Royal.”

This talent, self-taught designer mixes sartorial craftsmanship with an English flair. Check prints range from Prince of Wales to micro and maxi hound’s tooth.

One of the key elements of the collection is the white pants. Read all about the collection and view the photo gallery at Ermanno Scervino Rock Royal Collection.



ERMANNO SCERVINO UOMO AI201213 ROUGH from ERMANNO SCERVINO on Vimeo.

Photo Copyright Ermanno Scervino.

Meet All the Scabal Men Here!

You have met Mr. Aristocrat, Mr. Entrepreneur , Mr. Expert, and Mr. Intuitive, so now I would like to introduce you to Mr. Diplomat and Mr. Laidback.

Which one are you?

Photo Copyright Scabal.

January 15, 2012

Are you Mr. Intuitive?

You have met Mr. Aristocrat, Mr. Entrepreneur of Scabal, and Mr. Expert, so now I would like you to meet Mr. Intuitive by Scabal.

Photo Copyright Scabal.

Founded in 2004 by Fredrik Pira and Christian Cerna in Stockholm, Sweden, Whyszek is a menswear line of minimalist fashion that keeps step with the latest beats in music.

Check out the press release and image gallery at Whyszek 2012 Spring/Summer Collection

Photos & text Copyright Whyszek.

January 14, 2012

Check Out the E-Mag!

If you haven't done so yet, please visit my e-magazine, which features complete articles and photo galleries on emerging trends and designers from around the world.

You can also avail yourself of a full gamut of activities, searches, and categories, which are not available on a blog.

You can subscribe for a daily email of full articles and photo galleries.

I apologize for several technical difficulties, which should be corrected in a few days.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Meet Mr. Expert

We have already met Mr. Aristocrat and Mr. Entrepreneur of Scabal, so now I would like to introduce you to Mr. Expert.

Photo Copyright Scabal.

Ouch! Does My Look Really Need a Skingraft?

To get some guys to change their look is like asking them to get a Skingraft!

It’s scary, painful, and like performing long-term procedures of cosmetic surgery.

What’s good about Skingraft is that you don’t have to take the whole radical look.

There are separate items and pieces that can be brought into any man’s wardrobe.

Go get a Skingraft today at Does Your Look Need a Skingraft?

Photo Copyright Skingraft.

January 13, 2012

Stay Connected

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So, Which Guy Are You?

Which of the Scabal men are you? We have already met Mr. Aristocrat.

Now Meet Mr. Entrepreneur of Scabal.

Photo Copyright Scabal.

Do You Love Menswear Trade Shows?

Well, download the free app of the largest trade show ever!

Get the details at Download the Free Bread & Butter APP.

Have You Ever Heard of Holloh?

Holloh is a new French label, which has just released its 2012 spring/summer collection, including a suits, sportswear, pajamas, and more.

Read all about the line and view the picture gallery at Holloh 2012 Spring/Summer Collection

Photos & Copyright Hollow.

January 12, 2012

Matt & Nat for Apple!

Messenger bags and briefcases with custom pockets for Mac books, iPhones, iPods, and iPads.

100% recycled plastic bottles for linings.

Cork harvested from tree bark for inside labels.

Read all about the line at MATT & NAT Launches Exclusive Collection for Apple.

Photos & text Copyright MATT & NAT.

January 11, 2012

Are You Mr. Aristocratic?

For spring/summer 2012, I would like you to meet 6 Scabal Gentlemen. The first is Mr. Aristocrat who grew up with outstanding quality.

You care care of the way you walk…talk… and dress.

You love a Saturday night stroll…

Upper class, you love a bit of melancholy…

Find out more here at Scabal 2012 Spring/Summer Meet the Gentlemen

Photos & text Copyright Scabal.

Johnny Love, Sixties’ Lovin’…

I love the Mod look, the Sixties’ retro flair, and the Rock ‘n’ Roll elements—all mixed with a Norwegian spin!

More slim jeans, fitted jackets, and plaid shirts. Check it all out at Johnny Love, Rockin’ in Norway!

Photos Copyright Johnny Love.