KITSUNE ENVY

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Aside from the countless volumes of ridiculously good mixes, (if your ears haven't had the pleasure, get on it), the Parisian label Kitsuné, could not be more spot on with anything threaded. Below are some shots from the Ivy League Autumn/Winter 2010 collection. The first shot really does pull the Ivy Knob look, i just dug his preemptive Christmas cheer and couldn't leave him behind, while the following use the bolder colours so well against the darker shades to give a perfect understated class, nice. Expect much more from Kitsune.


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THE FOUR THIRDS SHOOT OUT (SORRY COMING SOON!)

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I shoot with a Nikon D90 and love the quality and versatility, but often miss out on great shots simply because I wasn't bothered lugging it around that day. Micro four thirds cameras have been exploding on the market as they provide a perfect alternative to their bigger brothers. They have a great combination of an increasingly impressive photo quality, variety of lenses and lack of bulk. So from next Wednesday I am going to sift through what's out there, what is coming and what path you should go down. Stay tuned!

COLOUR FIX

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I know in life it might not make sense to go back on all the technology and innovation that our old's have spent tireless hours perfecting, but path logical is not always going to be the most scenic route. Even Buddha would say, why live a nine geared life of excess when one does just fine. No one needs to hog all these gears from the rest of the world. So when talking about the infamous fixie bike, less is more, much more.

When asking a fixie rider about there stallion, function is not going to be the hot topic of conversation, but more the artistic eye that has gone into it. Regardless of what you think, you can't dispute that some of these rides look stunning.

And then there is skill. Anyone will happily say they can ride a bike until they realise there on a freewheeled, brake-less bandit hurling down a hill. Good luck chump. You'll know a skilled rider when they're kicking the back out, to gracefully skid to a stop.

All in all, my respects to the solo speeds.

I came across www.bikebyme.com the other day. You can customize your own weapon from the frame to the chain. Definitely worth a look.


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MEN-U

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I'm always on the hunt for perfect facial products. Rarely one company offers it all, however these guys are bitting at the heels of that honour.

The London based company, going by the name of Men-u, release a phenomenal range of ultra effective, portion pump controlled, natural products. I picked up the moisturiser and facial wash and have been loving them! The very clean and crisp products get you, and keep you looking your Sunday best, everyday.
It is refreshing to notice an absence of that clinical, chemical feel found in so many products these days.

As for the concentrated shaving cream, I never actually shave to the skin, so I have had no need to take it for a spin, but if he's as reliable as his brothers, you can't loose.

You can grab the goods direct from the www.men-u.com site or from www.mankind.co.uk


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TEE FOR TWO

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The Tee shirt, an interesting, often overlooked little number that can really make or break your look. The most subtle differences in neckline, material and cut will set whether your hitting the town, or headed for a Sunday BBQ at Aunt Mavis' place.

It seems Tee designers get how hard it is for us, so are more than happy whacking ridiculous prices on. You can try justifying a 200€ tag by the amazing, organic, west mongolian hemp material, but i really don't care. So here are a couple from New Yorks Hyden Yoo that won't break the bank at 50USD a pop. You can grab them from www.idontlikemondays.us

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COAT CHECK

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With temperatures comfortably sitting at brisk, it's time to accept reality and dust off the wooly's. After going from an arctic Boston winter straight into a European summer, my wardrobe had nothing in-between. I needed something to fill my icy void! Thinking straight back to my Australian roots, i went for wool, as it provides that perfect, natural warmth and best of all cuts the breezy bite.

Typically, the weightier the garment the heftier the tag, so i went hunting for some nicely priced and nicely made threads.

As you can tell, I'm digging the 40's militant look

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Grab all these goods at www.needsuply.com

AURAL SNOBBERY

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Over the last six months I've had all my aural needs pleasured by a rose gold set of Eskuche headphones. Unfortunately, they have taken some inspiration from Sir Houdini and pulled a fast one. The good news is it's time to shop around.
I stumbled across a little number under the label Ultrasone. If like me, you haven't heard of them before, it's most likely because we don't know anyone that can afford them.
They look equally as elegant as any New York, 5th Avenue penthouse mantel piece, and also promise ultra blissful fidelity. Each set is built to such a ridiculously high standard, that only Ultrasone themselves can give justice in describing these babies :

"Precious Ethiopian sheepskin leather covers ear cups and head band. This is the smoothest leather available. The noble metal matt ruthenium, which is known for its elegant look and durable properties, covers the ear cups. The decorative shiny warm finish of the ruthenium surface shows a variety of eye-catching reflections. The ear cups are emblazoned with inlays of decorous Zebrano wood. Featuring a unique and stylish full metal headband that is also an extremely lightweight, solid design also bestow the highest comfort at the same time. Summing all this up, these headphones stand for extravagance in comfort, sound, surface feel and appearance."

I have never known metal to be refereed to as "noble", but either way, i want the guy that wrote this coming to my next dinner party!

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So raid your tip jar and pull together the MSRP of $2,749 USD! For more info on the 10's head to www.edition-10.com.

ALFIE IS BACK

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After a brief two month trip around the globe, Alfie will be back into full swing as of Wednesday the 5th. Expect more than posts ever keeping you contact with the swellest menswear known to man.
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