A leather belt can make or break a man’s outfit. Once you’ve identified the style, width, pattern and grain you’re after for your leather belt, it is important to assess the quality of your product. But how to judge the quality of leather belts for men? There are several criteria: the maison that produces them, of course, but also the quality of the leather itself, the quality of the buckle and the stitching work. Duret Paris offer a wide variety of leather belts for men which pass those tests with flying colours.
Men’s accessories are often under-thought. In reality, even they are a sign of the well-dressed man. Just like women’s accessories, they also bring a sense of completeness in a man’s look. Whether it is a watch, belt, wallet or even a bag, they are the pieces that bring a man’s look together.
As a gentleman, there are important accessories that should never lack in your wardrobe. Your wardrobe should reflect the kind of a person you are and also your work ethics. What is inside your wardrobe defines who you are. Wardrobe content separates a real man from the rest. In this article, we will look at some of the most important items and accessories that every man ought to have in his wardrobe.
Redoing your wardrobe can be a refreshing change in your life. By buying a few new pieces at a time, you can gradually build up an entire wardrobe of stylish clothes and accessories. Introduce different pieces as regularly as you can each time you shop. This will also make it easier for you to stick to your budget.
Tommy Hilfiger is pleased to announce the launch of the Tommy Hilfiger Holiday 2016 collection and global advertising campaign, Hilfiger Holiday Voyage, featuring the brand’s global women’s ambassador, Gigi Hadid, alongside Francisco Lachowski. Shot in New York by photographer Gregory Harris, the campaign channels Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall 2016 nautical theme as Gigi hosts a festive party aboard the “Hilfiger Line.” The Holiday 2016 collection will be available in Tommy Hilfiger stores worldwide, select wholesale partners, and online at tommy.com, beginning November 8, 2016.
For London Collections Men Autumn/Winter 2016, Christian Louboutin joined forces with two of our favourite menswear brands: E. Tautz and James Long.
There it is again, the word 'sprezzatura', often associated with the Italian Gentleman-scene. 'Sprezzatura' is an idea coming from the Italian Renaissance. It explains an attitude of nonchalance in order to cope with the day very effortlessly. This 'sprezzatura' which is lived up by plenty of Italian gentlemen, fascinates an always growing community.
Cufflinks are used to secure button shirt cuffs and may also be an item of jewellery for men. Cufflinks can be manufactured from a variety of different materials, such as glass, stone, leather, metal, precious metal or combinations of these. Securing of the cufflinks is usually achieved via toggles or reverses based on the design of the front section, which can be folded into position. In addition, there are also variants with chains or a rigid, bent rear section. The front sections of the cufflinks can be decorated with gemstones, inlays, inset material or enamel and designed in two or three-dimensional form.
For spring/summer ‘16, inspiration comes from independent minds. A gentle rebellion against sartorial tradition sees tailoring rules subverted in sleeveless jackets and bias cut skirts, whilst couture fabrics are offset with naïve screen-printing techniques.
This season, the dark green made its long waiting return. We can see the colour among the creations of Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Gucci.
The Sonia by Sonia Rykiel collection for Spring/Summer 2016 takes to the streets of Paris, imbued with dynamic spirit of Sixties and Seventies denim days splashed across the pages of the cult British title Nova magazine. Fast-forward to the Left Bank of today, where American illustrator Langley Fox Hemingway once again embodies the Sonia by Sonia Rykiel girl - this time captured amidst the passing traffic of the iconic rue Tournon by French photographer Sonia Sieff.
This collection was inspired by the Tudors and dedicated to Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth for her ninetieth birthday: an homage to a monarch who, in the 20th and 21st century has been an example of great style, elegance, civility, discretion and extraordinary balance.
John Varvatos Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection is inspired by 'historic images of legend Bob Dylan in Central Park during his musical heyday' (1965) and includes many trenches and leather coats, completed with criss cross belts and luxurious beaver furs.
Suneet Varma is one of the India's foremost couturiers, who has studied in Europe and has worked with Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, France.
Today in Japan, during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo (MBFWT, March 16-21, 2015), his creations presented Japanese designer Keita Maruyama. The designs are colorful, fresh, comfortable, modern and eye-catching, combined with interesting artistic accessories - hats, bags, belts, gloves, earrings and high-heel boots with fringes.
One of the major modern myths of our time is the idea that all high-heeled shoes are uncomfortable or difficult to wear. In truth many high-heeled shoes are in fact uncomfortable, but these days discomfort is the exception not the rule. Some doctors even say comfortable high heels may be the solution to back problems and posture. Ultimately when it comes to the level of comfort or discomfort of any shoe including heels, has much more to do with the quality of the shoe.
Brand's designers, Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier, offered a range of clothes with main theme 'Revolution'. The elements that were common for all looks were the berets, spiky boots, 'cris' utility belts and neckerchiefs.
For the February edition, the show's two forums, Display and Jewel Case, located at the heart of the show, will present the key directions of a richly inspiring Spring-Summer 2016, through a selection of the best developments and innovations from the exhibitors.
Men's collection Spring/Summer 2015 Milan - The Ermanno Scervino man appears on the catwalks of Milan with dandyish foulards and tailored plush trousers, in an increasingly eclectic crescendo of style.
The adidas Originals Blue Collection is a premium apparel and footwear line merging adidas' longstanding lifestyle heritage with a refined luxury street aesthetic. Mixing functional sport utilitarianism with a savvy street attitude, the SS15 collection perfectly combines the two sartorial disciplines by offering versatile garments and trainers that are aspirational in terms of both design and manufacturing.
'Expert Italian tailoring - an intrinsic part of the house's DNA - merges with sportswear to create a new archetype of the male wardrobe, acquiring an unprecedented, impalpable consistency unbound to seasons', Massimiliano Giornetti, Creative Director at Salvatore Ferragamo.
Girly, fresh, colorful - these words best describe the newest Patrizia Pepe collection.
Sonia Rykiel innovated not just with the cut of her garments, but also with her philosophy of fashion. She collaborated with the popular French mail-order company Les 3 Suisses in 1977 and then released a renegade fragrance, 7ème sens, the following year. She designed sweaters closer to the body than they had ever been — a sweater had never been sexier. Declared “Queen of Knits” by Women’s Wear Daily in 1972, Sonia Rykiel became an international icon.
The models are bright and chic and reflect the theme of the collection - 'Hope'. The 37 different designs were created for less than 5 months by Shirahama and her team.
This season the reference is to the Spanish invasion of Sicily, which began in the 15th century.
US designer Alber Elbaz and Dutch designer Lucas Ossendrijver presented Lanvin Spring-Summer 2015 menswear collection yesterday (June 29, 2014) in France during the Paris Fashion Week.
'You know men don't change every season, we are stubborn. What changes in life is the way we live', said Ossendrijver after the show.
Elena is an Italian fashion brand, which offers to its customers high quality handcrafted leather goods with care for little details.
With passion for Skiing and golf, Elena wants to bring passion in life of those who appreciate the Italian aesthetic.
Italian designer Roberto Cavalli presented his menswear collection for the hot season of 2015 on June 24, 2014 in Italy during the Milan Fashion Week. It brings the spirit of Miami in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Jean-Claude Jitrois - the founder and creative director of Jitrois fashion house - presented brand's Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection on March 1, 2014 in his Paris residence.
The designer said about his collection that it is dedicated to women warriors - 'the women who harness their own frustrations and use them to empower others to change'. It's an exotic and feminine exploration of leather.
This ladylike, trendy and fresh collection includes: fur-trimmed wool coats and sweaters, feather-embellished accessories, metallic accents, lamé tops, animal prints (lizard, antelope, crocodile), crinkled dresses, high-waisted trousers, little cocktail dresses, floor-length neoprene gowns, interjected crystal, knitted gloves, chunky belts, embroidered garments, double silk georgette, light flowing velvet, sculpted silhouettes and detailing.
Christopher Bailey (the Chief Creative Officer of Burberry) presented his womenswear collection for Fall-Winter 2014/2015 yesterday (17 February, 2014) at the London Fashion Week.
Bailey's inspiration for his work was the Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex, England - the place was home to artists like Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.
It’s never an easy task to find a Christmas present for a man. Buying for a woman can be hard but buying for a man is in most cases much harder, especially when it comes to fashion. As Christmas approaches this year, I started to wonder to myself....what kind of gifts would a man really want to receive this year? Here I have assembled a quick guide to help us ladies out!
And now we head to the runway at New York Fashion Week and check out the latest fashion creations by Hervé Léger. Once again, the label's designer duo dismissed the usual "sex appeal" dresses and opted for a more sophisticated look. And meanwhile, they've added swimsuits to their line-up of famed skin-tight bandage dresses.
The Hervé Léger signature bandage dress made its way down the runway on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
In his Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Haute Couture Collection, Jean Paul Gaultier employs richly saturated shades of black, red, and gold along with a dizzying array of big cat prints on coats, jackets, tights, cuffs and scarves.
It's about the powerful woman - bold, daring and impressive - combination of a modern Mata Hari, a Parisian femme fatale, a fashionable Catwoman.
Key ingredients are statement shoulders and tight waists.
La Garçonne style - the independent female archetype of the 30s, whose sense of liberation reflected in 'borrowed-from-the-boys' wardrobe with a sense of softness - that's the key of Giorgio Armani's Womenswear collection for Fall/Winter 2013-2014.
During the fashion show models were dressed in cropped, fluid pants, often sat at the hip and streamlined cropped or longer jackets, fastened with one or two gumball-size black buttons.
The palette is formal in black, white, light purple, gray and silver.
Belts are irreplaceable fashion accessory for any season.
Ladies belts for Summer 2013 are very diverse. Designers emphasize the waist, feminine and graceful, offering interesting fashion ideas.
During the hot season of 2013, the belt's width is not defined. Fashion collections offer both thin and wide belts with traditional or invisible zipper at the back. Corset-belts are less common, but some designers offer original models that emphasize the waist or hips.
Pieces of Versace Spring-Summer 2013 collection, created by Donatella Versace for 'Atelier Versace', can be defined as 'tailoring with a lingerie edge'. Yes, it includes a few oversized jackets, known as 'boyfriend jackets', but they couldn't catch the eye like the lacy tops with their crinkles, slashes and low-slung belts. The casual almost-nudity of slashed 'n' laced skirts and slipdresses fitted right in. Striated colors reminds about desert sands and deep, warm blue - about night skies over Cabo.
Versace Spring-Summer 2013 collection at Milan Fashion Week: Original, attractive, feminine and sexy
Original, attractive, feminine and sexy - those are the words coming to my mind looking at the Spring-Summer 2013 collection of Versace. The models were presented today at Milan Fashion Week.
The colours that dominate in the collection are black, blue, shades of gold and orange. Attractive belts are worn on the lower waist, giving a careless but stylish look. Dresses are short and sexy. A popular look is the one sleeve dress.
Ralph Lauren Spring 2013 collection is elegant and stylish with long dresses and exquisite jackets with embroideries and carved leather elements. The total look of the models however is completed by elements of foreign cultures - flat-topped Spanish hats, striped Mexican serapes, silk shawls reminding of former Russian pioneers. Accessories are widely used in the collection. The highlights are long earrings, large belts, hats and berets, shawls. Fringes and ruffles and long necklines are also among the fashion trends offered for the Spring 2013 season.
This is why I love buying accessories from Valentino you can buy one accessory and double it up as another too! This time around, the luxury brand has on offer 22-carat gold pearl belt-cum-necklace with Swarovski crystals.
This new wonderful design is suitable to combine with other Valentino’s accessories like shoes, bags etc. This is luxury belt it is crafted in brushed-gold brass and accented with blue and green Swarovski crystal.
Designer Nevena, presented her new collection of dresses yesterday at the Kempinski Hotel Zografski. This year, she decided to risk using unknown models from Expose model agency, because she didn’t want to distract the audience from the focus of the evening – the dresses. Sheer dresses radiating with the typical of fashion house "Nevena" aristocracy, perfectly blended with vivid colors and a dose of boldness.
Worn on all kinds of occasions, belts are a must-have accessory this winter. Almost universally made of leather, they are always delicately thin and elegantly complement the look of the woman.
During the day, you can double up the belt and sling it low on hips for more casual look. In the evening, however, is time for bold statement in terms of color and ornaments. Bejewelled and velvet belts add a touch of evening glamour.
New York is the city of the future and those who are in love with it, are drawing inspiration there. Nooka is a New York fashion design company (Nooka is a slang for "New Yorker") founded by artist/designer Matthew Waldman. The ethos of Nooka is universal language, which guides the creation of products with enhanced functionality with this futuristic philosophy. The first products in the portfolio of Nooka are the watches. The idea of a unique design comes while Waldman is watching the big clock in a London hotel and asks himself why the visualization of time is so standard.
In 2009, Gucci took pride in debuting to the fashion world, the world’s most expensive belt. And is the way in the fashion world, it was a given that someone would eventually challenge this feat.
Giving stiff competition to the Gucci belt and vying to become the world’s most expensive belt is this exquisite belt from luxury French jewelry designer Akillis. Retailing at $55,700(£35,560-€40,000), the alligator leather belt with a buckle made from empty Kalasnikov rifle bullets .
Jana Jekova presented her new collection of formal and business clothing with the brand "JANA JEKOVA BUSINESS Line" to journalists and partners in her boutique in Sofia.
Dosyo Dossev is designer of the collection. The outfits can now be purchased from the boutique in Sofa, 18 Angel Kanchev str.
The British singer Amy Winehouse lunching her long awaited collection for Fred Perry.
The collection is from 16 models, which include skirt in chalk color, rose polo shirt, black and white dress with bare back and a black coat with a belt of roses. The predominanted colors are grey, rose and black and prices vary between 55 pounds (50 euros) for polo shirt and 195 pounds (220 euros) for jacket.
"We make the belt fashion possible" – this is the motto of "BeltArt", which presented its collection of leather bags and belts during the event Fashion evenings 2010 in Grand Hotel Varna.
The mother company is founded in the 50's, in Oberberg German land. Well-known for the leather briefcases production, the activity field develops also by producing men belts within clothing industry at the beginning of the 60's.
Tireless designer Stuart Hughes is known for his amazing ability to transform almost everything into unique, one of a kind items, very often the most expensive in the world.
In collaboration with one of the most famous fashion houses – Gucci, Hughes created the most expensive belt in the world.
It costs 250 thousand dollars and its buckle is shaped like the Gucci logo with the double G symbol, made of platinum.
Welcome spring with the new seasonal collection from smog and amisu by New Yorker!
Be it on walks through nature that has burst into bloom, meeting up with your closest friends in your favourite cafés, or when dancing the night away - both of these brands offer young men and women the right outfit for any occasion.
Obviously summer is over and it’s the turn of autumn. With the arrival of autumn, however, each woman begins to see wardrobe and saddened to establish that once again there is nothing to put on cool days. No woman and for a moment thought is not to renew at least one coat your wardrobe.
Well, ladies … calm You can find the application and of old and forgotten by your clothes, of course if you have not already escaped from them.
Big and medium-sized bags make a comeback.
Soft, round-edged, rich in pleats, darts, pockets and depth; fabrics and genuine or faux leathers are smooth, often soft and highly treated: animal-marking-printed, pvc-film coated.
Even when bags want to be “clutched”, handles tend to be longer so they can always be “shouldered”.