I had a hell of time trying to get a decent pic of this watch I recently picked up so forgive me. This Swiss made Mido Multifort Super-automatic Powerwind is from the mid to late 50s and I really fell in love with it. The Mido watch company has a 90-year history of making solid, quality watches with sophisticated movements that garner a cult following among watch enthusiasts. This one is self winding and has a uniqueness to it with it's gold hands and hour markers against the stainless steel case. I opted for a more subdued leather strap for work days but will be hunting for the ubiquitous military strap pretty soon. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention I only payed $8 for it after winning a monetary prize from a raffle I entered at a local antique dealers shop.
Nonnative SS11 Film
Thanks ONEEIGHTNINE for the initial tip on the Nonnative SS11 collection that has become one of my favorites so far as spring approaches. I came across this video showcasing the collection and really like it. The film's minimal, retro inspired tone appeals to me and the clothes are equally cool.
As a way of staying motivated to accomplish my 2011 fitness goals I decided to invest in a decent pair of trainers. The Nike Free Run+ is Nike's latest running shoe that really focuses on comfort and the design of running. I consider myself more of an urban athlete which probably just means I wanna feel good while looking good and these accomplish both. I'm not really a sneaker-head but I did do a little research beforehand and was impressed with the reviews and the story behind the shoe.
Tommy Ton's Milan fashion week shot's via GQ
I, like many, have been gawking at all the amazing street-style photo's from Milan fashion week that GQ has been posting. There are so many great styles and trends in menswear being represented but this guy's look really stuck with me. The tweed with army green trousers is something I've wanted to try and that tassel/gaiter/brogue paired with the nato strapped diver is adding the right amount of personal style to the mix. Head over to GQ and pick your favorite look!
Not Oprah's but Tank magazine's mens fashion quarterly covering all things menswear from a British point of view. I picked this up recently and was impressed with the layout, editorials, and interviews of some of U.K menswear's movers and shakers. There was a very insightful article on the history of Japanese fashion and its relationship with England. I recommend grabbing a copy.
Barbour To Ki To
Bridge & Burn
Some call it Drab in certain circles. To be honest, I've avoided wearing stuff like this for some time. I'm not sure why but I think in the past I've wanted to steer clear of people thinking I was somehow in the military(although my father was a Marine) and wasn't quite sure how I'd effectively pull off the look. Fortunately, with the resurgence of modern menswear being what it is there are many more stylish options than there used to be. I'm pretty convinced I'll be adding some green military inspired outerwear to my wardrobe soon. Hopefully it will be something like these above. I hope I can look as good as these gents below:
Stumbled upon this accessories brand by Amsterdam based Royal Republiq. I don't know much about the brand as I don't understand or read Dutch but I do like these vintage-y pieces they make. The color and structure of the leather suits me and make up what I think are the "essentials" of any gents accessory game.