Etrusca: The Newest High-Quality Shirts Made in Italy

The Style Examiner recently came across Etrusca, a new brand of high-quality shirts for men made in Italy. After seeing their lookbook, we decided to investigate further and we couldn’t be more pleased with what we found out. The name of the brand is derived from the Etruscan civilization that...

Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City by Handel Architects

Handel Architects have completed the Dream Downtown Hotel in the Chelsea neighbourhood of New York City. The 12-storey building includes 316 guestrooms, two restaurants, rooftop and VIP lounges, outdoor pool and pool bar, a gym, event space, and ground floor retail. The boutique hotel sits on a site fronting both 16th...

Mr + Mr Menswear Spring/Summer 2012

Founded in 2009, the menswear label Mr + Mr is the brainchild of Graham Cruz and Eoin Dillon, who have been designing and producing their collections from their base in East London. The brand describes itself as embodying “the potent resurrection of a timeless masculinity, rebooted with a contemporary twist...

Swami’s & Paul Smith Collaboration

Fashion designer Paul Smith and the British surf company Swami’s have collaborated to launch a collection of surf-inspired clothing and a limited edition surfboard. The clothing range includes hoodies and t-shirts with stylish designs, including feather motifs (as the feather is one of Swami’s recurring metaphors for the weightlessness of...

New York’s Time Square to Undergo Renovation

Starting later in the year, New York’s Time Square will undergo a significant refurbishment. The objective of the new design by Norwegian architecture practice Snøhetta (which has a $45 million budget) is to create an integrated, safe and iconic multifunctional public space that reflects the best spatial qualities of this...

Porsche Design P’9981 Smartphone for BlackBerry

The Style Examiner has been following the technological war unravelling between BlackBerrys and iPhones since the first battles started taking place between marketers and users at the dawn of the smartphone era. As supporters of the written word, we find BlackBerry keyboards very convenient for typing away our views on...

“To Market, To Market”: J W Anderson Menswear Autumn/Winter 2012

On most J W Anderson‘s menswear shows, audiences seem to spend a longer amount of time engaging in a collective subconscious appreciation of the looks that take to the runway than actually examining the clothes for their ingenuity and technical proficiency. If this bodes well for Anderson’s stylists and editors...