Top Trends from Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014*

Following the fashion world’s recent descent upon Milan for the Spring/Summer 2014 men’s fashion week, several prominent themes and trends emerged which are set to dominate the upcoming seasons. From Prada’s heavy Hawaiian influence with bold tropical prints and florals to Versace’s loosely tailored suits and Jil Sander’s relaxed sporty...

Frescobol Carioca: Style the South-American way

Founded in 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, beachwear and accessories brand Frescobol Carioca has been catching the attention of buyers and critics worldwide owing to the stylish way in which it embodies the leisurely and cool way of life led by ‘Cariocas’ (as inhabitants of Rio are affectionately named by...

D.Hedral introduces new beachwear range for men

In time for the first rays of this year’s summer, men’s bodywear brand D.Hedral has unveiled its inaugural men’s beachwear collection. Like its men’s underwear range (which The Style Examiner reviewed), D.Hedral’s new swimsuits are made in Italy and come in four models (Gigolo Joe, MF, Hermann and Hector) designed...

Adriano Meneghetti belts: tradition and modernity made in Italy

Adriano Meneghetti is a designer of men’s accessories whose belts have caught the attention of The Style Examiner for their craft and inspirational concept. Born in Milan in 1986, Meneghetti grew up seduced by design but mindful of the importance of good-quality materials and traditional manufacturing processes. After graduating in...

Paul Smith: The Reinvention of British Sartorial Tradition

If there is one fashion designer that the vast majority of men all over the world would not hesitate to define as the personification of contemporary British tailoring, that sartorial ambassador would undoubtedly be Paul Smith. In the business of fashion and design for over four decades, Paul Smith has...

Rafael De Cárdenas Collaborates with Rivieras Shoes

New York-based architect Rafael De Cárdenas has collaborated with leisure footwear brand Rivieras to create four exclusive shoe designs. Made from gabardine fabric, the dual-tone shoes update the traditional Rivieras by featuring De Cárdenas’s signature zigzag graphics and vibrant colour combinations. The limited-edition line launches in June 2013 at London’s...

Spring 2013 Shoe Trends: Fabulous Flats*

Good news for heel haters! This season, designers have decided to ditch the skyscraper heels of winter and go back to basics with classic flats; so heave a sigh of relief for your feet as this spring is going to get a lot more comfortable. To give you some style...

Hentsch Man x Mulo Hawaiian Print Shoe

Although Hawaiian prints have been popular over the last few years to the point of ubiquity amongst urban hipster men, a few fashion and accessories brands still manage to reinvigorate this popular print in a creative manner. One of the most successful examples of using Hawaiaan prints in a stylish...

Jack Spade Launches First Range of Watches

American men’s accessories and clothing brand Jack Spade (previously featured in The Style Examiner) is launching its inaugural collection of watches in stores worldwide today. Comprising 37 models, the collection accompanies Jack Spade’s Spring 2013 collection and comes in five categories that incorporate retro influences from timepieces designs produced between...

Finlay & Co. London Wooden Sunglasses

As sunny days finally seem to be making an appearance in the northern hemisphere, The Style Examiner’s attention has now turned to accessories such as sunglasses. Of the many brands currently out there, Finlay & Co. certainly caught my attention for its stylish wooden frames. Inspired by retro eyewear designs...