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Pink is the new Dope

pink hoodie for men

It’s already been a few months that this trend has spread so you’ve surely seen it on the streets. However seeing it one thing. Pulling it off is another. If you’ve been hesitating on how to wear pink (we assume you are a male reading, most females will have no problem pulling off pink), then you’ve come to the right place.

We all know how trends go. Something becomes popular, everybody starts wearing it. Then the ones who wore it first feel jaded and want to find the next big style niche to exploit, in order to differentiate themselves from the “masses”. This is exactly what happens with the “pink” trend, because just before that, what was everyone wearing? Black. Black caps, black hoodies, black jeans, and (often) black sneakers. Now when everyone is wearing black, what are you going to wear to try and stand out? See where we’re going with this?

Men in Pink is not really a ground-breaking concept, but it is one which has become more clearly visible and which is leading the styles since about mid 2016. But it’s a thin line between looking like someone out of a Chris Brown video, and flopping the style completely. Worry not though, this is where our tips will come in handy.

  1. It’s a summer thing

So this is pretty obvious but let’s start off here. Wearing pink for men is a summer thing. Don’t start wearing pink scarves and jackets in the middle of winter, that is a period during which the fashion codes dictate that black, brown, grey are the protocol. If you want to flame it up a bit, go for bright red. Not pink. Not in winter.

2.  Keep it simple

Let’s get this straight from the beginning. No matter how natural you are, no matter how great you can pull it off, no matter whatever, pink remains original, and attention-grabbing. Use that wisely by not adding into your outfit other elements which are going to be very original and attention-grabbing such as big prints, patterns, or too much accessories. Let the pink do the job. Combine  a pink sweater for men with a pair of casual slim jeans, washed out blue or black is good. And some clean white or black sneakers.  Brown, camel, grey can all pass but avoid adding any other bright colors in your outfit for maximum impact and harmony.

 

3. Balance the outfit

Pink is a feminine color. We said it. That doesn’t mean that it can’t be worn in a very masculine way though. On the contrary, the key to pulling off the pink look is to balance the outfit out. Yes, pink is a girly color, so make sure the rest of your outfit is on the opposite side of that scale. If you’re drooling over a pink sweater for men, then think Timberland boots, Air Force 1s or other chunky sneakers to wear with it. Add in a dope chain or a grizzly man bracelet made of something raw to counter the feminine feeling of the pink, and I guarantee you that you will hit the streets looking fresh as f**k and ready for business.

So there you have it, a few style tips to guide you, although the most important thing to remember is to always be comfortable in what you wear. If you’re trying to force a look, it is so obvious and looks terrible, everyone can see it from a mile away. So consider the pink trend for this season, ask yourself if you have what it takes to pull it off and mainly, keep smiling, keep looking dope and keep checking out our latest arrivals fresh of the plate!

Secret Solstice Festival – Party in a giant ice cube

into the glacier - ice rave

You remember your biggest party, right? Raving all night, music, no one to break up the fun? Well even your most exclusive parties will look frail compared to what is happening in a few weeks in Iceland. The 2015 edition of the Secret Solstice Festival is taking place on the 19th-21st of June weekend and it is the very first time that people will be partying inside a glacier… as in, under 580 metres of ice. (more…)

5 items to wear on a date if you want to impress her

As a guy, dates are tough. On one hand, you want to look good to impress her. On the other hand, you want to seem casual, like getting dates for you is no big deal…

What you wear is a big part of how she perceives you. Although we’re told not to judge books by their covers, we often do, especially on first dates. In essence, first dates are “tryouts” for relationships – you better be giving it your all in terms of appearance.

Here are five items to wear on dates that you cannot go wrong with. Add these items to your current wardrobe and watch as the smiles you get on your romantic dates get bigger and bigger. (more…)

Summer Tees – What’s Your Style

The classics are classics for a reason, but that doesn’t mean that new types of t-shirts aren’t constantly being thrown into the arena of men’s fashion. These new types of shirts are those that will make you stand out in a crowd; they’re those that will catch the eye of that girl walking by.

Oversize

You’ve probably seen it all over your Instagram, Facebook and in the streets. This year it’s all about the long tees inspired by Rick Owens designs last year and you’re bound to have great fun layering these with your sweaters, jackets and other swag paraphernalia. (more…)

The Quick Guide To Business Shoes for Men

The people telling you to not stress the small things are wrong. The small things can transform you from average to extraordinary.
In the business world, that small thing is the pair of business shoes for men that you choose to wear. They can turn a good suit into a great suit… or they can ruin your entire look. You can tell a lot about a man by his shoes – in fact, many women say that one of the first things they look at in a man is the shoes that he’s wearing.

First thing is first – no squares!

If you’re currently wearing a pair of business shoes with a flat toe, take them off, walk over to the nearest trash can, and throw them in with force. Square toes never look good. They’ve never been in style – we’re not even sure why shoe companies are still making them.

square toe shoes

FAIL!

Next: choosing your style

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What You Need To Know Before Buying a Winter Parka

winter parka

The appeal of buying a winter parka is very real – you can imagine yourself as an explorer, hiking through vast canyons in knee-deep snow, living off of canned food and the warmth of your fire, and taking in life to the fullest.
The reality of it? You’re probably considering buying a winter coat, and parkas look cool. They have their uses, but it’s important to determine if a parka will actually be useful for you, or weigh you down – literally.

What makes a good parka?

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So you want to buy a leather duffle bag?

vintage leather duffle bag

There are certain times when a briefcase or backpack just won’t cut it. Whether you’re a college freshman or a CEO, there are always times when you’ll need more storage on the go. This can be anything from going on vacation to going to a sporting event.

Just like when you buy a backpack or briefcase, you don’t want to go with the cheapest model. Sure, you’ll save a couple bucks, but it won’t hold up to the elements and you won’t look professional carrying it. The solution to your portable storage needs while still looking good? A leather duffle bag.

Durability above all

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Banksy does it again

banksy pigeons

The elusive Banksy has done it once more. Recently discovered at Prayers Park in Folkestone and another in a town called ‘Clacton-on-Sea’.

In the first one, we see a candid old lady wearing a headset bending over a Roman column reminiscent of a museum display, except of course, what is on display is completely painted over, probably the works of buffers covering up some graffiti. The display is just so capturing, we are immediately drawn to the hidden art by the curisoity of this old lady in the street, and it is truly quite brilliant.

 

 

banksy mural

 

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