The Hottest Spring/Summer Trends For Men #MHStyle

The Hottest Spring/Summer Trends For Men #MHStyle

Now, I know I don’t usually post too many Men’s features, but hey, stylish gals need to be complimented by stylish guys right? So today’s feature is all about hot summer fashion trends for the guys, as styled by Men’s Health Fashion Ed, Azeez Jacobs. Recently, I attended the eighth annual Men’s Health Menswear Collection event, and let me tell you, guys, you’re in for a treat when it comes to choice! From brands such as Adidas, Superdry, Soviet, River Island, Converse, Polo, and The North Face (to name a few), your style options are limitless! And who better to show you how to wear them than the ever stylish Azeez? “You can expect to see the rise of sport luxe, fresher prints, statement tailoring, monochrome looks and bolder denim” says Azeez! I had the best seat in the house, Front Row and got to snap up some of my favourite picks! If you follow me on Snapchat (@stylescoopblog), you would have seen these looks coming down the runway, but sadly, since Snapchat only keeps these for 24 hours, they are long gone. Luckily though my photos are still accessible… River Island Adidas Converse (Thanks Shaun for the pic 🙂 ) Soviet The North Face The North…

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Boys in Burberry!

Boys in Burberry!

It’s not often that I post menswear trends here on StyleScoop, but I couldn’t help sharing a sneak peek at the latest collection from Burberry for their Menswear, Spring/ Summer 2016 Runway. The Strait Laced collection is all about introducing the new silhouette, The Chelsea – a tailored, slim fit design in trench coats and suiting, coupled with lace shirts, double-faced cashmere topcoats, cashmere knitted joggers, lightweight down jackets, light wool/silk trench coats… Fabrics focus on various cloth, including; English wool/mohair tailoring cloth, wool/silk tailoring cloth, fine cotton tailoring cloth, cotton lace, Burberry gabardine, double-faced cashmere, knitted cashmere. The colour focus is on a palette of black, navy, charcoal, pale grey, brown, stone, white, turquoise, red and mustard. And who said guys don’t need accessories? Accessories for this collection include the Burberry Barrow bag with painted stripe, superlightweight Scottish cashmere scarves, hand-painted Derby shoes, tassel loafers, handmade English ties, bug tie pins and square tortoiseshell sunglasses. Images Courtesy Burberry

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Oh Boys!

Oh Boys!

Gotta love a well dressed man! I mean, what could be more appealing than a strong, sexy man who know’s how to look stylish! Today I have a double feature for ya! For the guys, there’s a little peek at the latest trends fresh from the recent Men’s Health Menswear Fashion Show, and for the ladies… well, I think it’s pretty obvious! The boys are getting braver, with bolder more striking prints as seen on MRP, Scotch & Soda and Edgars runway looks. Denim is always a good look! Always! Some great ways to style denim from Edgars, Polo, Guess and Dickies! Shorts are going shorter this season, and the hottest shade it seems, is ocean hues of blue and green as seen on Scotch & Soda, Lyle & Scott, Superdry and Kurt Geiger. Staple “khaki” turns to a more olive green, solid or accenting on jackets, shirts, trousers and denim cuffs! Some super sexy looks from Dickies and Soviet and great casual combos as seen on Celio and Spree. Loving the old-school-new-cool sporty trends for the boys! Lyle & Scott, Le Coq Sportif and Spree have nailed this one ! Okay, be honest! Who doesn’t luuurve a man in a perfectly tailored suit! Yeah! Me too! Oh wait! There’s something better… Men’s Health Cover Guys! You’re welcome! For more summer trends for the guys and for tips on how to interpret them into your daily wardrobe,…

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Casual Cool Key Looks For Spring/Summer 2014 with Tom Tailor Denim

Casual Cool Key Looks For Spring/Summer 2014 with Tom Tailor Denim

The weather is definitely starting to look up, and for us on Southern Hemisphere we can finally start ditching those heavy clothes and boots and get ready for Spring!

To get you inspired, I’ve rounded up some key looks for Spring/ Summer 2014 from Tom Tailor Denim. The best way to do casual-cool style!

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Cristiano Ronaldo underwear to launch in SA!

Cristiano Ronaldo underwear to launch in SA!

Can you believe it’s nearly December!? If you’re looking for the ultimate stocking stuffer for your man, we’ve just got word that Cristiano Ronaldo – the Portuguese soccer stud, will be launching his underwear range, CR7 in South Africa next month, thanks to Edgars! Designed by the footie hottie himself together with NY designer Richard Chai, Cristiano Ronaldo has been involved in everything from the making of the various styles, to the colours and the fabric. The CR7 Collection features high quality textures which includes three styles consisting of briefs; from R249 and boxers in four different sizes in a wide range of colours and patterns; all at R299.   Keep an eye out for the range in November, exclusive to Edgars’s and available at these outlets; Sandton, Eastgate, Canalwalk and Gateway.

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GUCCI Menswear – What the Glam Guys will be wearing for Winter 2013

GUCCI Menswear – What the Glam Guys will be wearing for Winter 2013

Textiles meet novel construction and silhouettes with oversized proportions in the new GUCCI Man collection for Winter 2013/ 2014. Elements of this collection have been borrowed from the cavalry soldier’s wardrobe with hints from the countryside shifted into an elegant metropolitan panorama. “The Gucci man expresses his inherently free spirit with bold nonchalance,” explains Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini. “He returns to a sartorial tradition only to live it on his own terms – pairing formal and informal as he likes. This is a contemporary gentleman with a romantic soul.” GUCCI is available exclusively at GUCCI Boutiques in Cape Town and Johannesburg in Southern Africa. Image Credits: GUCCI

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Fashion For the Guys… Paul Smith’s Spring Summer 2013 Collection

Fashion For the Guys… Paul Smith’s Spring Summer 2013 Collection

Paul Smith looks ahead to summer with a collection that brings a spark to the senses by celebrating modern masculine elegance, bold colour and sharp, refined tailoring. Colour is key and present at every level. Every shade of the spectrum is used from pale pastels to dusty blues, pinky taupes, and deep reds through to bright, hot, vibrant colour. Brought together, simple elements impact strongly against luxurious blacks and prints of scissors and manipulated roses. Tailoring is smart and modern; jackets, slim and unfussy, have shoulders that are structured to give definition, but are not big or bulky. Trousers are pleated and pegged, with a stitched in stay press to accentuate the silhouette. Shirts return to larger, longer, angular collar points with high neck lines, which are worn with slim silk black polka dot neckties under laddered scissor-snipped knitwear or short zipped leather pieces. Outerwear comes in the form of a fully waterproof reversible welded seam mac cut with raw edges, with a contrast inside colour, creating a stiff straight silhouette to be worn over the tailored look. Footwear is all about elevating heels in turn creating an upright posture. The shape is short in length with a point in the toe,…

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Burberry’s Male Metallica

Burberry’s Male Metallica

It’s all about the men at Milan Fashion Week, and unsurprisingly it’s Burberry Prorsum’s S/S 2013 collection that’s making all the headlines. Christopher Bailey’s bringing sexy back to metallics – yep!  Chrome and all things shiny has been trending for the past couple of seasons, but you ain’t seen nothing yet. Bailey has taken his signature trench and spruced things up a little (a lot) showcasing new and improved mint, blue and fushia trenches for spring. The same colour palette was used for a range of metallic collared shirts. And not forgetting matching metallic footwear in the form of sandals (with socks) – looks fab on Burberry models, but I’m thinking not so fab on the average guy. Metallic aside, the collection also featured the classic Burberry slim-fit suit, and shoes with coloured soles (but not red – Louboutin watch out!) The most sought after piece is this two-toned bomber jacket (below). The collection has been described as ‘Quality Street like”, and I’m calling it casual-chic-crazy-cool (only Christopher Bailey can make a dude in a lilac metallic shirt look cool). Let’s face it “summer” in the UK needs inverted commas cos it doesn’t come round that often, and this multicoloured metallic…

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Back to Basic Bags for the Guys

Back to Basic Bags for the Guys

Most modern guys have a thousand-and-one things to drag around with them and there is nothing worse than having your hands full trying to keep all your stuff together. A really stylish or quirky bag can take care of all your stuff and can also create a unique and fashion forward look for yourself at the same time. Get a bag that suits your needs and personality to ensure a stylish yet practical look! Get your hands on

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Ben Sherman Sandton Store Launch

Ben Sherman Sandton Store Launch

Iconic Mens Fashion Brand Ben Sherman recently opened a new Flagship Store in Sandton City with a new funky Old London Underground look. The new stores layout and design reflects the brands fusion of edge and style into a brand all guys love to wear. The current seasons collection is inspired by the notion of an “Englishman in New York with a mix of Old English and Militaristic influences. Ben Sherman is a brand that offers menswear with a unique edge and style and is a must for fashion forward guys. Spotted at the launch party! Dion Chang, Anthony Billa, Saint Francis Tohlang along with Josie Field Fredy Fred, Randal Abrahams along with David van Vuuren and Benny Mudie, Dan Patlansky Ben Sherman is definitely a brand to check out this summer, we love their range of tailored chinos, edgy shirts, chunky knits and trendy blazers perfect to pull together your summer style! By StanRaw Photos courtesy of Red Flag

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Nautical Trends (For the Guys)

Nautical Trends (For the Guys)

One of the hottest trends this summer is the Nautical Look – this “Boating” or “Sailor” inspired style goes hand in hand with the current Laidback Preppy vibe that’s trending in SA and it is a great summer look for guys that likes to look stylish and well groomed. Here are a few items you will need to pull off this trendy Nautical look: Striped T’s – Striped T’s and shirts are essential to pull off the Nautical style Striped T with pocket detail by Witchery Man available at Stuttafords (Sandton City, Rosebank Mall, and The Pavilion) Two-Tone Wayfarer Sunglasses – Wayfarer shades are still very trendy this summer, but for your boating inspired look go for a two-tone style in a brown or clear tint. Al Capone Wayfarer Sunglasses by Le Specs available at ASOS.com Chino Trousers – Pants and Shorts are all about semi formal trends when it comes to putting together your laidback preppy style. Chino shorts keep it casual, while a pair of long Chino trousers will create a more dressed up appearance. Chino Shorts by Witchery Man available at Stuttafords Blazer – The preppy style relies on a mix of casual and formal, and a…

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Watch Trends (For the Guys)

Watch Trends (For the Guys)

These watches will keep you on time and on trend – the biggest trends this season is Nautical, Tailored, Preppy Boating and Sporty Chic styles, and here is some watch designs that will suit those trends. Styles to consider this summer: 1. Oversized Making a BIG comeback this summer are oversized watch designs. This is the ultimate “must get” for trendy guys. Make: Diesel Price: R3492.40 @ ASOS.com 2. Retro Retro designs are great for guys that want to get that “hipster” look. This design also works well for “hip hop” looks and styles. Make: Casio Price: R285.09 @ ASOS.com 3. Quirky Quirky watches are a huge trend this season, and a wooden watch like this one is the perfect edition to your nautical inspired look. Make: WeWood Price: R943.96 @ We-Wood.us 4. Leather Strapped Leather’s always been a trendy and edgy way to create a fashionable look. This is a design that will work well with any trendy casual outfit. Make: ASOS Price: R356.40 @ ASOS.com 5. Macho Military The militaristic trend seems to be sticking around for another season and these military inspired designs will suit guys that want a slightly more masculine yet stylish look. Make: Nixon…

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MEN’S FASHION AT Africa Fashion Week 2011

MEN’S FASHION AT Africa Fashion Week 2011

This year’s Africa Fashion Week kicked off at the Sandton Convection Center with an intense lineup of amazing shows. There was a lavish amount of fashion and style for the ladies, but for us guys there was only 3 shows that incorporated a few men’s looks. David Tlale The men’s piece form David Tlale’s show was a mixture of traditional drapery and semi fitted suiting. The colours from this collection ranged form dusty browns to earthy greens with pops of silver that was brought in by the accessories. Dax Martin Dax Martin swimwear is known for their bright prints and small men’s swimsuits. This collection of speedos consisted out of brown and blue prints and is definitely not a range of swimwear that any guy can pull off but for some this might be a great summer – next to the pool or on the beach – choice. Soucha The Soucha collection was an amazing showcase of eclectic pieces with a strong Arabic and African fusion. The range was made up out of golds, crisp whites, and deep reds. This is a great example where you should be taking selected pieces – Scarfs, Turbans, and other Accessories – to add…

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Summer Shoe Trend “Espadrilles” (For the guys)

Summer Shoe Trend “Espadrilles” (For the guys)

The hottest shoes trend for guys this summer is Espadrilles. Style them up for a preppy look or go for a casual Jean & T’s look; these versatile shoes will cove all aspects of your wardrobe. These laidback shoes are also a great alternative to flip-flops for a beach day, keeping you cool and trendy! Get them in Navy, Brown or Black for basic trends, or go for Bright Prints to get a more edgy style. Metro Man brings you the hottest Men’s Trends and Styles every second Thursday only on Style Scoop. By StanRaw Photo source on request

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BEACH BASICS (FOR THE BOYS)

BEACH BASICS (FOR THE BOYS)

With summer almost in full swing, loads of sea, sand and surf lovers will be heading to the beach for some much needed sun. Get your hands on these Beach Basics to make sure you look “cool” on the beach this summer! Tank Tops: The latest in men’s summer fashion seems to be the return of the Tank Top, get them in bright colours or with graphic prints to make a really edgy stamen this season. Just make sure you spend some more time in the gym to tone those arms if you want to rock this style. Shorts: It goes without saying that during summer guys will be wearing shorts, but for this season get them slightly longer so that you can fold up the bottoms to create some really trendy turn-ups. Flip Flops: A staple for any guy’s summer wardrobe is a pair of Flip Flops, they are great for a chilled day at the beach and Flip Flops look a lot better than hitting the boardwalk bare foot. Beaded Accessories: The hottest accessories this summer is any and everything beaded. Get leather beaded bracelets or even African inspired items to style up your look. Overboard Water Proof…

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Men’s Hair Trends 2011

Men’s Hair Trends 2011

If clothes maketh the man, then HAIR maketh the Metro Man! This season is all about looking the part with Retro inspired hairstyles. The must have hair products for guys this season are: The new ghd Gold Mini Styler – This slightly smaller ghd is great for shorter hair and perfect for guys who want sleek straight hair. Retailing for around R1,999.00 you get a lot for your money: • Sleek Design: Allows for better handling for all types of styling. • Protective Plate Guard: Great to safely cover the hot plates when you need to style and go. • Ceramic Heaters and Contoured Plates: Insures a smooth glide and snag-free styling. • Sleep Mode: Heater automatically switch off if not used for 30min. VO5 Extreme Style Clays & Gums – VO5 has a great range of Clays and Gums for all your styling needs, including VO5 SurfStyle, VO5 MattWax, and VO5 ReWork. Tresemmé Shampoo & Conditioners – This line of hair care products are great to keep your hair clean and shiny. Hairspray (ghd “Final Fix”, Tresemmé or Power Surge) – The key to having great style all day is styling your hair and then using a good fixing…

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Men’s Scarves Must Haves

Men’s Scarves Must Haves

The must have accessory every winter is a great scarf and this winter is no exception, it is the perfect fashion item to add style to your look. This season is all about retro trends and layering your scarves to create a unique look that suits your personal style, here is my Metro Man choices for must have scarves. Scarf Styles from top left: Brown Heavy Knit Scarf, Dark Brown Basic Scarf, Gray Tube Scarf, Light Brown Hooded Scarf, White & Red Polka-Dot Silk Scarf, Dark Gray Snood Scarf, Striped Basic Scarf, Dark Gray Basic Scarf, Brown Pashmina, Gray Pashmina. Basic Scarf (Plain Scarf) – The basic scarf is a great staple piece to have in your wardrobe, keep it plain and in a basic colour like black or brown to match with everything you already own. Snood Scarf (Bulky Scarf) – Making a big comeback this winter is the snood scarf, this is the perfect combination of functionality and style – this bulky scarf will keep you warm and on trend at the same time. Pashmina Scarf – This eclectic styled scarf is great for a more urban look, a big trend is to tie 2 or 3 of…

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The Trend Friend’s Men Trends

The Trend Friend’s Men Trends

Need some style tips for your better half? Here are some of best Spring/Summer trends straight from the catwalk. Urban Safari Muted camels and khaki shades return this year for adventurous type. Multi-pocket shirts and  cargo pants give a cool urban feel. Partner with a loose fitting jacket to keep this look street. Experienced Biker For the well traveled rebel, this year’s classic biker is a bit more casual, a bit less leather top to toe. Weathered biker jackets worn with slouchy trousers (almost like trackie bottoms, but not quite) and leather trousers with nude toned knitwear make this year’s biker a bit more chic. University colour Step away from Wallstreet grey by adding a block of colour, either in a bold tee or nautical stripes. Aim for a preppy, freshman feel. Trending last year and again this season is the urban take on the lumberjack. A checked shirt is still a stable item but suggest wearing shirts open, baring a plain fitted tee or look out for other graphic prints. Knitted jumpers are also everywhere, but they don’t have to be something your grandmother conjured up. Thin knitted jumpers work well with smart trousers, especially if fitted and v-necked.…

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Messy bed, messy head!

Messy bed, messy head!

New Years Day, Ramadaan and Spring. These are just some of the events that mark the start of a new beginning. Sometimes work and life get’s the better of us and we find ourselves in need of a change mid-year. This is good, in fact I encourage it.

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Cape Town Fashion Week: Men’s Picks

Cape Town Fashion Week: Men’s Picks

A whirlwind of a weekend. Hundreds of fashionista’s and fashionisto’s alike flocked to the CTICC on Friday for the commencing of Cape Town Fashion Week. There was posing, and the nervous approaching of  fan to Editor or T.V personality and trust me, Faux-pas a plenty. FW brings out the admirers and then also the people who truly believe they are above it all, without any credibility, which is amusing. The shows ran smoothly except for the odd sound glitch but overall it was a very successful showing for the season. Some of the shows (Viyella, Stefania Morland, Craig Native) stepped up with theatrics giving the audience something to remember. In the case of Morland, even more so since she gave away baby-tree’s to the first five rows.

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