Proving that even superheros and secret-agents can’t escape Father Time.
Ahh… The stealth-like, cruel mistress that is middle age. It sneaks up on you without warning until one day you look in the mirror and suddenly it becomes glaringly apparent that you are, alas, no longer the ‘shiniest penny’ in the roll. So it is with a perverse sense of relief to see that mere mortals such as ourselves are not the only ones susceptible to the constant tick-tick-ticking of the biological clock. Read the rest of this entry »
Cinematic ‘Style Cues’ For Men… Take One.
Hollywood has long had a huge influence and impact on fashion trends for generations of movie-goers, both women and men alike. Iconic characters and the actors who bring them to life are permanently etched into our imaginations, as much for the style they exude as the roles they portray. Below is a cinematic ‘tip of the hat’ to just a handful of the actors and movies that have had a major influence on me stylistically and artistically… What are your watershed ‘movie moments’? Read the rest of this entry »
“It would be very hard for me to do things somebody else’s way.” - Giorgio Armani
If ever there was an understatement of the year… The above quote from one of the leading lights of fashion, design and taste would certainly qualify! Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani has, over the past 30 plus years, firmly established himself in the pantheon of fashion design as a true visionary, an artist who has touched not only the world of fashion but also home furnishings, cars, personal scents, hotel design and beyond. The Armani look is instantly recognizable and his influence, undeniable. Read the rest of this entry »
American Gigolo… A Cinematic ‘Tipping Point’ in Men’s Fashion.
The 1980 motion picture American Gigolo, a stylish crime drama directed by Paul Schrader, redefined men’s fashion, and in the process helped to launch the careers of both Richard Gere and a still mostly unknown designer, Giorgio Armani. The influence of this artistic ‘marriage’ is still being felt. Read the rest of this entry »
Take Your Fashion Cues from Clooney and Turning 50 Won’t Suck… As Much.
Role models… Mentors… Coaches. We men utilize their services, seeking guidance and inspiration from them all the time. Golf swing gone haywire?… Hire a swing coach. Working on that first million?… Follow in the footsteps of successful people who’ve gone before you. Presentation skills need polishing?… Take a public speaking class. Why then is it, that when it comes to matters of personal style and dressing well, so many of us struggle or even worse, ignore the subject all together? Read the rest of this entry »