Style – Men Style Fashion http://www.menstylefashion.com We Show You How Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:17:57 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Photoshop Altered Models – Do We Need Warnings Signs? http://www.menstylefashion.com/photoshop-altered-models-do-we-need-warnings-signs/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/photoshop-altered-models-do-we-need-warnings-signs/#comments Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:06:32 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=24268 Photoshop Altered Models – Do We Need Warnings Signs?

Magazine advertisements for alcohol and cigarettes come with warning labels. Now, some groups suggest that the celebrity and fashion photos should, too. A number of researchers and government regulators want photographs of movie stars and models to come with warnings that say the photos have been extensively altered with retouching software, such as Adobe Photoshop. The idea stems from scientific research that found that vulnerable consumers, particularly children and teens, might be fooled by the photos’ convincing illusions of perfection and suffer negative physical and mental health consequences as a result.

“Children and teens are particularly vulnerable to ‘perfect’ models of adults and children their age in the media,” Carolyn Landis.

So far, the most notable calls for Photoshop warning labels have come from Europe. Legislators in France, Britain and Norway have supported government efforts to slap warning labels on photos to alert consumers when they have been digitally altered.

How to Protect the Public

But in June, an American medical association denounced the doctoring of photographs, urging advertisers to work with child and teen health experts to set limits on Photo shopping. Two Dartmouth researchers have come up with a novel solution — a software tool that would detect how much fashion and beauty photographs have been altered, assigning them a rating from one (minimally altered) to five (starkly changed).

Photoshop enhanced Model

In general, contact with fashion and beauty magazines regarding their policies on retouching photographs or their thoughts on photo warning labels are not well received.

Research indicates that there is cause for worry about how celebrities and models, who appear forever trim and blemish-free, may affect how people view their own bodies. Several studies have linked manipulated photographs to eating disorders and other health problems. But psychologists say the most effective solution to helping children and vulnerable people develop healthy and realistic body images comes not from warning labels and photo-rating systems but from active communications and awareness.

Janis Rosenberg, a clinical psychologist said parents could start by not focusing too much attention on a child’s looks or appearance.

“Children are normally not aware of physical traits until their attention is brought to it,” Rosenberg said. “People who draw too much attention to beauty, comparing their children’s physical attributes and causing a child to be overly aware of physical traits can be a great source of anxiety for a child or even, in some cases, a vulnerable adult or teenage model.”

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Parents may be able to spot a few warning signs if their child is becoming overly fixated on looks. Kids may start making negative comments about their appearance, compare themselves unfavourably to others or begin restricting what they eat to avoid ´getting fat.´

While parents should certainly encourage children to eat a healthy diet, avoid oversize portions and exercise regularly, Landis said they can also restrict their comments about physical appearance in the light of what is healthy, not what looks attractive or desirable.

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Numerology – Numbers Equals Your Future & Destiny http://www.menstylefashion.com/numerology-numbers-equals-your-future-destiny/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/numerology-numbers-equals-your-future-destiny/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:45:55 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=72069 We travel for two reasons. The first is, of course, to discover new things and go off the beaten track in a way that, at its most extreme, is somehow transcendental. The second is more vulgar, but ultimately far more important. We travel in order to gorge ourselves to flood our sense with food and drink, music and sunshine. That’s why we demand to know which is the best place to buy food or the best place to find the finest stretch of sand.

Deep down we all desire to kick back, relax and overindulge ourselves. In this quiet time we also begin to reflect on work. What defines us and what consumes the endless amount of our personal time. We ask ourselves and begin to ponder. Where’s your spirit of adventure?

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Where’s Your Spirit Of Adventure?

I find I am asking myself this more and more. It’s when I am getting a massage that my mind begins to wonder. I start to calculate in my mind the numerology formula of what I need to change in order to create a better life for both my family and me. I reflect on my date of birth and what it means? And if in some way the numbers are significant? I am trying to decode my future and destiny through a numerology report.

Discovering how my name is significant in being in tune with my inner self. Understanding the inner skills, that are required so I make the best possible choices for life. To learn the key tools of how to unlock my mind to reach my full potential both personally and within my work place. By developing insight, self-understanding and wisdom, I found that it’s much easier to discover solutions for the problems that challenge myself.

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It’s for this reason in 2018, me and my family chose a huge life change. I understood by taking a numerologist approach, I had to create a different set of numbers that would change the course of my future destiny.

Numbers can actually guide you to greater self-knowledge by revealing hidden patterns and empowering you to make sustainable, positive choices for your life.

I am travelling around the globe because I understand what my DNA is made of and what my mind and soul need right now. I am seeking an adventurous life, because my spirit is demanding it. As the female voice for menswear since 2012,  travelling is now the key to my success.

Bangkok

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Real Fur Versus Faux Fur – It’s Your Choice http://www.menstylefashion.com/real-fur-biodegrades-naturally-environmentally-friendly/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/real-fur-biodegrades-naturally-environmentally-friendly/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 04:30:01 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=55033 Lets be clear, in no way does this article condone the use of real animal fur in fashion items. This feature is simply to make you good folks aware of some of the current fashion trends and suggest ideas to enhance your wardrobe and make you feel good.

Now before you start writing letters of complaint to ‘The Times’ please note that for reference terms within this article the word ‘Fur’ applies to fake or faux fur thus leaving the professionals to gad about the countryside in the real thing.

Faux fur is back in a big way from simple embellishment to full length Harpo Marx replicas that are now completely gender neutral and should help you feel confident wearing it but sadly won’t help with your piano playing unless you are already suitably gifted or perhaps a trainee starlet in waiting.

Let’s remember ‘real’ fur as such originated and evolved from a huntsman method of keeping warm to a luxurious yet controversial symbol of luxury for those that could afford it post world war two. As the demand waxed and waned fashion houses sensibly discovered that faux fur could be fun for all concerned especially if you are bold enough a guy to want to give off the rap star vibe.

Being a Minx

As Milan catwalks showed this season and other fashion weeks joined in the trend the popularity of faux fur continues unabated with trends percolating down to high street fashion chains. Once Joe or Josephine public got a handle on the fact that no animals are harmed, the moral and ethical implications of wear ability have vanished and confidence in the style have come to the fore that making affordability not so much of an issue.

This seasons faux fur is best in full length, full fat glamour style, which although initially intimidating, can and has been investigated by the houses of Milan to a great deal of accord from the press and knowing public alike seeing more than a passing trend and encouraging gentlemen with confidence and not necessarily bulging designer wallets to take the plunge on the streets of the world’s leading cities.

Leading By Design

Houses such as Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana and Dior Homme all exhibited full faux furs that are credible. Homage in many areas of design has been paid to the more historical aspects of fur wearing amongst men, with more than a passing nod to the current media frenzy caused by the ever popular ‘Game Of Thrones’; Dolce & Gabbana going all other world kingdoms on our asses with crowns, faux fur sweaters and full length furs over gothic style prints.

For the more traditional ‘Ice Station Zebra’ look, faux fur paneled khaki and jacket hoods had been reworked by Dior Homme to give a fresh approach to this ever popular classic, giving a more luxurious rather than utilitarian feel to the garments that dressed down other tailored items with starlet Astrid Anderssen leading the pack with a visually stunning yellow parka with blue grey fake fur hood. Whatever the take, the exciting world of faux fur can raise its head as a respected new kid of the fashion world. Long may it continue.

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Wedding – Top Tips When Proposing To Your Man http://www.menstylefashion.com/wedding-top-tips-proposing-man/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/wedding-top-tips-proposing-man/#respond Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:41:13 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=71533 Ladies, gone are the day when you would just sit and wait for the guy to pop the question. It is very okay and in fact sweet for ladies to propose to their men. So, have you found your Mr. Right? Do you keep dropping some marry me hints and he doesn’t seem to get it? Well, it’s time you popped that question.

Wouldn’t it be nice to surprise the man of your dreams with the most romantic proposal of all time? The truth of the matter is, just because he is the guy doesn’t mean that he wouldn’t appreciate some romantic gestures. And because you want this marriage proposal to look and feel right just for him, you must plan and strategize. Make everything about it and the things he loves and by so doing, you will be planning a wedding sooner than later.

Well, ladies, here are 6 things that you must do when proposing to the man of your dreams. Read on and make that proposal perfect.

Be Sure You Want To Do This

Proposals are very important in one’s life; man or woman. When you decide to propose to your love, it means that you have decided to settle down with this person. So, if this is not the case for you, take it slow and just enjoy where your relationship is at the moment.

Get Him A Symbolic Gift

Engagement rings are the best symbolic gifts that anyone could ask for. Fortunately, there are so many options for you when it comes to choosing wedding bands for both men and women. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a ring. You can get your love a wrist watch    because it is considered the perfect jewellery piece for men.

Be Sensitive About His Feelings

Congratulations for choosing to take that step and deciding where your future lies. However, some men are too old fashioned and would not appreciate their ladies stealing the moment like this. So, whether he was planning to propose to you or not, let him know that it is very okay for him to ask you back whenever he is ready.

Talk To His Friends Or Family

If there are people who know your man better that you do, that would be his close friends and family. Therefore, it would be thoughtful of you to talk to them and let them know what is going on. As a matter of fact, they will be of great help when it comes to personalizing the proposal to your man’s liking.

Keep It Simple

Proposals should be about the two of you. Even when you bring in his closest friends and family, don’t forget to keep it simple but unique. Overdoing it would cause so much distraction and steal the moment. After all, what matters is what you are going to say. So think about why you want to spend the rest of your life with this man and plan what you will say to him before popping the question.

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Catwalks – How Disconnected Are They For Menswear? http://www.menstylefashion.com/catwalks-disconnected-menswear/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/catwalks-disconnected-menswear/#respond Fri, 05 Jan 2018 02:03:47 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=69441 Why in the last two years has MenStyleFashion not attended a menswear fashion week around the globe? Should we with over 900,000 followers across all our social media dedicated for menswear, and recently ranked as the third best Mens Fashion blogs from thousands of top Mens Fashion blogs in the world. 

Why did this image go viral? Why did it get over 7 million views, 750,000 comments and 18,000 shares?

Why Are We Not At Catwalks?

Over the last few months I have tried to find out what the most engaging post are for MenStyleFashion’s social media. And, it all comes down to the following. With over 155,000 people reached in less than 24 hours of Facebook, MenStyleFashion’s  followers are truly commanding how disconnected fashion weeks have become as seen by the comments. I am known as the female voice for menswear since 2011, therefore it is important I continue to understand what my followers are seeking regarding men’s fashion.

For me catwalks are not only the true back bone of where menswear fashion trends are heading and what my followers want to buy into.

On this occasion and on many occasions, my followers are hating what they are seeing on the runway shows for men in 2017. Why is it that the designers are looking after the shock effect more apposed to what men are wanting to buy into?

Your Fashion Opinion Please?

Yesterday late afternoon, I placed the following image on our Facebook. It’s important to understand that MenStyleFashion is a platform in where anyone, any fashion brand can promote, highlight and share their fashion opinion. All we simply do is ask the same question day in and day out. Your #fashion opinion please? #WeShowYouHow

So why has this image below attracted over 2000 negative comments and 257 shares, towards the designers way of showcasing his collection on the catwalk for 2017?  I encourage anyone to take the time to read the people’s reaction.

 

My passion since 2011, is to encourage any man, of any age to dress well and creatively. It is clear on this occasion, that this catwalk clearly demonstrates, the disconnection towards fashion weeks and what men and women are wanting to buy into regarding their personal style.

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What To Wear For Every Dress Code This NYE http://www.menstylefashion.com/what-to-wear-for-every-dress-code-this-nye/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/what-to-wear-for-every-dress-code-this-nye/#respond Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:32:33 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=71274 It’s said that the way you ring in the new year is an indication of how you’ll spend the next 12 months, so start 2018 as you mean to go on: looking good and feeling great. What you’ll be wearing come midnight on December 31st will depend on the dress code of the event you’re attending — you don’t want to look under or overdressed, so be sure to find this out in advance.

Getting your outfit right can be tricky, especially if the event’s black-tie or smart-casual, which can have specific requirements and rules. To help you out, we’ve shared three tips to help you nail the dress code for any event. Whatever your plans, just read on to find out how ring in the new year in style.

Find a tuxedo or dinner jacket for black-tie events

If you’re off to an event at a high-end venue, or you’ve got a black-tie-only invitation, then you won’t be able to just roll up to the party in jeans and a casual shirt. This is an opportunity to get really dressed up, so make the most of it with a tuxedo, dinner jacket or formal suit in a dark colour. Black is a classic shade that never goes out of style, but dark grey and deep navy tones will also work if you’re looking for something a little more unusual.

To add a contemporary twist to your look, opt for a velvet dinner jacket, which will add a luxe feel to your outfit. Just remember to pair yours with a smart pair of dress trousers, as an all-velvet suit could be overkill.

…and make sure you style it to perfection

You don’t want to wear a shirt with a bold or colourful print with your dinner jacket, so team yours with a simple shirt in black or white. Pick a pair of shoes that will pull your outfit together: a pair of patent-leather evening shoes are a great way to add a touch of shine to an all-black outfit. A traditional dress shirt for a tuxedo should always be worn with cufflinks or studs, so don’t forget to pick out a stylish pair with an understated design.

Rock a smart-casual outfit for low-key celebrations

For casual events, like a house party or celebration down at your local pub, then it’s likely that you’ll be wearing smart-casual dress. To pull this look off, you’ll need to strike the right balance between looking laid-back and dressed up. It can be tricky to get this sort of dress code right: a full tuxedo or dinner suit can look over the top, while jeans and a T-shirt can make you look scruffy and underdressed.

When it comes to smart-casual dressing, it’s hard to go wrong with a classic combination of smart jeans, an eye-catching shirt, and a sharp blazer. Pick a shirt in a high-quality fabric and attention-grabbing colour or print: a formal shirt from this colourful selection by Joseph Turner should tick all the boxes.

You can afford to be flexible when dressing for this kind of event, so let your personality show with some interesting and unique colours, textures and styles. When wearing blazer with jeans, you can afford to experiment with some unusual textures or fabrics, like corduroy or wool — just make sure that whatever you pick is sharply tailored and a great fit.

Wrap up warm for outdoor events

If you’re heading out to watch the fireworks this NYE, then you don’t let the cold weather cramp your style. The key to staying warm is clever layering. Some lightweight thermal underwear, like these base layers from Under Armour, can be worn discreetly under your partywear, and will keep you warm all night long.

In terms of outerwear, you’ll want to avoid parka or puffer jacket styles, which tend to have a distinctly casual feel. Instead, a tailored overcoat will look sharp without weighing you down. Try a coat in an on-trend colour like camel for extra style points: the understated shade has been a key look this year.

Chances are you’ll also be heading to a bar to raise a toast at some point in the evening, so you’ll want to be sporting something stylish underneath your coat, too. For extra warmth, look for a suit or blazer in a wool-blend, which will keep you cosy in addition to looking sharp.

If you’re not sure what to wear this New Year’s Eve, then we’ve got you covered. These simple guidelines will help you to nail the dress code for any event, meaning you can look forward to ringing in the New Year in style.

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The Ultimate Guide to Wool Sweaters This Season http://www.menstylefashion.com/ultimate-guide-wool-sweaters-season/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/ultimate-guide-wool-sweaters-season/#respond Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:29:19 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=71236 Cooler weather is here and wearing sweaters is back in style once more. It’s easy to think of sweaters as accessories, but the truth is they are a pivotal piece of your wardrobe and wearing the right sweater can mean the difference between being seen as Old Man Parker of A Christmas Story and John Robie in To Catch A Thief. In order to help you keep looking sharp, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to wearing sweaters.

Picking The Material

The first thing to do is choose the right material for you. There are many different types of wool. Here’s a list of the most popular types.

Sheep’s Wool

This is the traditional material made from sheep’s fleece. It’s the most common and inexpensive material to make a sweater.

Merino Wool

This is a specialized wool from the Merino Sheep. The most defining characteristic to this type of material is its resistance to pilling. It’s quite expensive and rare.

Mohair Wool

This wool is taken from the Angora goat. It has a characteristic stiffness and when worn next to the skin can be itchy.

Angora Wool

Not to be confused with the above, Angora wool is from Angora rabbit hair. It tends to be fluffy and soft to the touch. Because it tends to be an unstable fabric, it’s often blended with Nylon.

Alpaca Wool

This fabric is usually made from the hair of Peruvian alpacas is a luxuriously soft material that is warmer than usual wool as well as being less prickly. It also doesn’t contain lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic.

Cashmere Wool

This fabric is silky soft, easy to care for, and versatile. It comes from the Kashmir goat and is known for its comfortably lightweight and silky feel. Cashmere wool is like fine wine, it gets better with age.

Choosing The Style Of Sweater

Cardigan

A Cardigan sweater is an open front sweater with buttons and long sleeves. It’s best worn over another shirt, sometimes a t-shirt. It’s best for casual to semi-casual occasions.

Crew Neck

These are the typical sweaters most men wear during the colder weather. It is versatile and depending on the occasion, can be used under a dinner jacket or with a pair of jeans on the soccer field.

V Neck

Bill Gates made this a type of sweater a household name in the nineties. It’s still a staple for those occasions where you want to channel their inner tech geek.

Roll Neck

On the opposite side of this spectrum from V Neck is the Roll neck, made famous by the other tech mogul in the nineties, Apple’s Steve Jobs. His signature style conveyed high end tech with edgy forward thinking.

Polo Sweater

The Polo sweater is perfect for those days when you are teed up on the first hole of your favorite golf course. The five o’clock tee time can be chilly in the fall so be sure to wear this staple of high class menswear.

Final Thoughts

Choose the most comfortable and affordable material for you. Finally, don’t forget to fill your closet with different styles to round out the season and you’ll be ready to tackle.

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MrQuintessential – Winter Style Tips For Thirty Plus Men http://www.menstylefashion.com/mrquintessential-winter-style-tips-for-thirty-plus-men/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/mrquintessential-winter-style-tips-for-thirty-plus-men/#respond Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:52:27 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=70225 What are the style rules when you are thirty plus? How do you dress your age without looking like a middle-aged man? At this age personal style is about experimenting with colour and choosing items that are all in the detail. How does a guy purchase items in where he is wearing the clothes and not the other way around?

Who is MrQuintessential and what is its fashion Journey all about? The key for guys as they get older is that they are more confident in choosing items that will blend in to their existing wardrobe. They don’t want to throw clothes out, they just want to add to their personal style.

MrQuintessential Autumn Winter 2017 collection is about items that fit comfortably into any man’s wardrobe.

Weekend Pieces To Wear

There is always that challenge where a guy wants to wear other clothes on the weekend as apposed to work attire at weekdays. Guys I find do not have the time or the energy to go and buy a whole new look for over the weekend, it is just not in their DNA. Thanks to MrQuintessential, who has created pieces to wear at the weekend with jeans or chinos. These pieces look just as good in the office over a crisp white shirt, or as pieces that fit neatly under a blazer on a night out.

In 2017, guys are so confident in showcasing their toned bodies but are not sure how to  choose items that balance their ego. So at MrQuintessential the collection is about items that fit well and wear well in a range of blues, greys and shades of black combined tactile textured knitwear.

Investment Pieces

Over the last five years, I have heard guys making it very clear too me, so many times.

I want to purchase investment pieces with a hint of detail. 

MrQuintessential has created items that stand out as classic and edgy, but without compromising comfort. I find when styling guys that knitwear can be hard to wear, without them looking like their grandpa. When men hit their thirties, I find self-image shifts and so does their fashion sense and personal style. MrQuintessential is not interested in age, you are as old as you feel, not ready just yet to dress like your father or your grandfather did.

You Can Buy Fashion But You Can’t Buy Style

MrQuintessential collection is about men who want to stand out, look good and showcase their identity. Men need clothes that are considered investments items that fit perfectly and show a degree of power when in public.  Having these timeless investments is why MrQuintessential offers a range of beautiful knitwear that looks relaxed and modern.

Items such as a classic crew and V-necks, sumptuous Roll Necks in Silk & Cashmere, T Shirts in Cotton / Cashmere blends, as well as a range of luxurious accessories are all items that  MrQuintessential offers. Items that can breathe new life into an existing wardrobe. Items in where a guy can take on the world and he sees fit.

The collection is available at MrQuintessential as well as at Fenwicks

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Fashion Photography – Confessions From A Male Model http://www.menstylefashion.com/fashion-shoots-things-to-avoid-be-aware-of/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/fashion-shoots-things-to-avoid-be-aware-of/#comments Wed, 01 Nov 2017 04:56:33 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=19502 I am a very famous male model and have been for several years. I want to share my story and encourage any male or female model that. For without the camera what does this become?  Sexual abuse within the fashion industry, especially at the hands of a professional photographer. Should never be tolorated at the expense of anyone wanting to become a famous fashion model.

The Flight To Mexico

I abuse the endless supply of salted nuts and can’t stop adjusting my fully reclining seat. The flight from Mexico is long and I’m tired and I should probably sleep but I’m so excited about the massage button on the seat controls and the free nuts that I don’t even bother. I’m wearing a hoodie/sweatpant combo and the rich businessman who’s wearing a suit sat adjacent from me keeps looking at me funny. I want to flick a peanut in his face. The flight attendant in First is all “Yes Sir, Of course Sir” and I find his pomp contagious and begin to say stupid shit like ‘splendid’ as he brings me my fifth bowl of nuts. I’ve just made 30,000 grand.

Treat Me How I Deserve to Be

We land late, my bags come out first and the rich businessman who deserves nuts in his face eyes me with what I think is contempt. In arrivals a man holding my name on a whiteboard meets me and he guides me to his black Mercedes that ferries me to a generic looking studio. Lightly varnished wooden floors meet white painted brick walls. A colourama is in one corner lights being set up.

Some semi-naked girl struts in front of me taking up a pose against one of the walls. I’m told to dig in to breakfast, a massive spread of everything, but before I can even start on it I’m ferried into make up where I’m oiled, tanned four shades darker and then handled through to wardrobe.

I’m basically going to be naked all day.

What a surprise. I chat to the other model dude. He sounds like a sure as shit douchebag, a European with an American accent who tells me the sort of stuff that’s been going on already. ‘Dude I’ve been like grabbing her ass, practically fingering her, she’s had her tits in my face whist she’s been like grabbing on her pussy.’ Yep. That’s how douches talk.

The Sleazy Fashion Photographer

The photographer introduces himself, he’s a douche too, a sleazy, cocksure Yank who arms himself with two compacts, one in each hand, who fires off the flash on both cameras alternately as if he were in some shit action film and the cameras were his guns. The makeup artist hates him. The production team hate him. We all hate him. At one point in the shoot he even stops and crosses over to the speakers to turn up volume of a song about having a massive penis.

I couldn’t have said it better myself. What a dick.

I resume breakfast sitting in the studio, sort of not knowing where to look, as the babe with her breasts out writhes on a beat up leather sofa whilst the douche with a camera leans over her and snaps away saying things like, “Yeah, real sexy, bite your lip, yeah, now look at me like you love me.” What a fucking douche.

I barely eat any breakfast because I want to look ripped in the picture. The girl wraps herself in a gown. In front of my eyes she’s just been totally sexualized and I can’t help thinking she’s a total fuck minx who would eat me alive. She kinda scares me. But when I finally pluck up the courage to talk to her, distracting her from the book that hides her face by enquiring about its contents, I realise that she’s shyer than I am.

She’s young, inexperienced, impressionable, and she’s really really uncomfortable doing what she’s doing. Her makeup is plastered on as thick as card and I can tell that under it all she’s quite plain looking and really insecure. How could my perceptions have been so wrong? Oh how quick we are to judge. It feels to me like she’s hating this.

There is only one reason why you close the set?

In the next shot I’m spread on a couch like jam, arms over my head, all my muscles pushed out. After this me and the other dude model pose awkwardly on a steel ladder before he’s instructed to climb atop my shoulders, his cock digs into my neck…But this is fine… I’m prepared for this. I’ve had worse. What I’m not prepared for is what happens next. The dickhead with the cameras closes the set. Completely. Not even his assistant is allowed behind the white polyboards that completely annex off a section of the studio. The fragile girl is somewhere behind there too. Hidden from us all. The entire team sits outside waiting for them to come out the only thing we can see from behind the polyboards is the flash that at least signifies that some photos are being taken.

There is only one reason why you close the set: people are getting naked. I’ve never seen a photographer abolish even his first assistant from attending. I ask his assistant whether he does this often. Apparently he does. I begin to fear the worst, I begin to fear that the young 16 year old behind the screen is being taken advantage of and were all just sitting here waiting for it to stop. A weird silence settles over us, our glances convey what can’t be said, and the only thing that breaks the tension is the momentary flash that outlines the polyboard walls.

Walls That Block Us From Seeing With Our Own Eyes

Walls that block us from seeing with our own eyes what cannot be worse than the images our collective imagination hold. Gradually the flashes become more intermittent and eventually stop altogether. For a long awkward time, we all sit there and wait. Wait for the flash that justifies us sitting here.

I’m holding my breath waiting for the next one to come. The silence becomes sinister. I can no longer hold back my imagination that now sees the photographer breathing onto naked flesh, whispering explicit, his subject held in the inhumane-eye of the camera, the camera that justifies all of it.

For without the camera what does this become?

The girl steps out from the behind the polyboards. The photographer follows kicking his feet guiltily after a period of time that feels too considered. The girl leaves the studio without saying goodbye to anyone. Maybe nothing happened? May!

Don’t Be Afraid To Speak Out

Next week I fly to the Maldives for a week to shoot a campaign with a photographer who loves me, though he says “amazing” far too much. It’s one of the places I’ve always wanted to go. I know I’m lucky.

Am I deserving?

How about the girl who left without saying goodbye.

Was she?

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Antony Joshua – Confident Effortless Style http://www.menstylefashion.com/antony-joshua-confident-effortless-style/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/antony-joshua-confident-effortless-style/#respond Tue, 31 Oct 2017 08:41:51 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=70094 MenStyleFashion had the pleasure of meeting Antony Joshua at a Jaguar event back in june 2017.  What struck MenStyleFashion about him was his relax nature to life itself. Trending some very cool oversized eyewear, Joshua was a man that oozed confidence. I have met and interviewed many world champions over the years within sport. I find at this level, they have one philosophy in common when it comes to fashion. Most of them keep it simple, they don’t overthink what they are wearing too much. For the simple reason when you are a heavy weight world champion boxer, the story itself stands out more so than the clothes.

On this occasion Anthony trended a white simple polo shirt, white trainers and grey tracksuit. Even though this was a sporting event, over the last several months even on his resting days Anthony opts for a casual white t-shirt.  With such a body such as his, it’s all about showcasing he muscle power by wearing tight t-shirts.

How To Stay Focused

When speaking to Anthony what is infectious is has calm relaxed nature. MenStyleFashion asked him the question regarding how he would stay focused throughout his years leading up to such an epic victory. It seemed that no matter what challenges Anthony faces his focus always is the same. Listen to what he has to say.

Luxury Lifestyle Style

When Anthony is asked to be on the red carpet or modelling for fashion magazines throughout the globe, we certainly see a different approach to what he chooses to wear. He mainly trends a black tuxedo from head to toe and sockless shoes.  My favourite attire for him is the white tuxedo, as it’s the perfect contrast to his wonderful skin colour.

As a sports style icon, Anthony can rock any look and therefore combined with his force of nature as a heavy weight boxer, it comes to no surprise that he is well sought after to model both on and off the red carpet.

Anthony Joshua, wears the clothes not the other way around.

Anthony Joshua’s Love For His Mother

What is amazing about Anthony, is his fierce commitment and respect he has towards his mother, who is an equal part to his success as a boxer. For this reason it is also why Anthony is a pure example of the English gentlemen. Over the years I have experienced so many men within the fashion industry, who look wonderful in a suit but when it comes to their manners, or the lack of them it instantly kills the respect I have for them.

But with Anthony, his true nature and character is apparent from the moment you meet him. He is an extremely well spoken guy and he does not fake or act who he is. For me I can only define him as a gentle giant. His personal style is even more extremely appealing because of the way he acts in public. In fact Anthony is everything opposite to what we expect as a boxer and his public image is pure class.

A Man Maketh The Clothes

I have been the female voice for menswear since 2012, I trully will always vouch that a man maketh the clothes.

It is the very person who chooses to create his own personal style, through the way he composes himself within the public eye, is the key to modelling fashion.

In 2017, what is trending for the marketing of menswear and fashion generally is celebrity status. They are as equally s as powerful as the male models themselves on the catwalk. At every high profile event let alone a fashion week for 2017, it is the celebrities and sports stars that are they key aspect of getting out the right message for that particular fashion designer.

In this saturated market in where fashion designers are fighting for success to get their label noticed, it comes to know surprise that Anthony Joshua is sought after outside the boxing ring when it comes to modelling fashion.

BBC Sports Personality Of the Year Award

BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award is coming up and I am an advocate of actions speaks louder than words.  For me Anthony Joshua, is already a winner because of his relationship with his mother the way he respects her.

In his mother’s own words.

“When he won the Olympics, I didn’t really want to watch it, because I don’t really like watching him, I was sat down and that was the longest nine minutes of my life. I had the paper over my face until the end then when I heard he won I was just so excited, so excited and I started jumping up and down. It was very nice, a very proud moment.”

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Suits – Our Top Party Tips http://www.menstylefashion.com/suits-top-party-tips/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/suits-top-party-tips/#respond Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:21:28 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=69336 Stylish mens party suits come in many different varieties. A lot of men might think that all suits are more or less the same. However, there’s a reason why some suits have a tendency to look like they should be worn by business men, some suits look extremely stylish, and some suits look strangely bland. Altering the cut of a suit slightly can make all the difference in the world.

It’s harder to find a suit that is going to look really stylish when it’s available right in stores. Suits have a tendency to look very bland when they don’t fit the wearer very well. They tend to hide the body. As such, a lot of men in baggy suits are going to look strangely uniform, and it’s hard to look stylish in this way. Many of the men who are more stylish will tend to wear suits that are tailored to their frames.

It is possible to find a suit that is more form-fitting without being tailored specifically. However, it’s often much harder to make that happen. Men will have to try on a lot of different types of suits in order to find one that already looks like it was made for them. Even then, they might not be able to find one that is going to work, depending on their frames and body shapes.

The cut of the suit and the design can have a strong effect on whether or not the suit is going to appear to be stylish enough as well. Some suits have a sort of trim or pattern that will tend to be more flattering on almost anyone. Other suits will look fairly generic on most people. Suits that have a vintage look are really popular today, because a lot of old-fashioned suits are going to stand out more than the suits that everyone wears today.

Choosing the right color is an important part of making sure that a suit is actually stylish. Different colors will look better on different people in general. Of course, there are still some shades that tend to be more flattering on most wearers. Black tends to flatter most people. There are instances where a black suit is going to look overly formal, however, especially when it’s paired with a white shirt. It can look too much like a tuxedo.

White suits are all the rage in some cultures, but they have a tendency to stand out in the wrong way in other cultures. Gray suits can also appear to be bland.

Players can be a man and win big jackpots with progressive games at Red Flush casino. Getting a stylish new wardrobe can be one of the rewards. A lot of men in this situation are going to want to upgrade what it is that they wear. A lot of professional gamblers often dress in a very stylish manner. People tend to associate casinos with stylish suits as well. It makes sense to look the part and to feel the part.

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Alpha Male Hormone – How To Boost It Naturally http://www.menstylefashion.com/alpha-male-hormone-boost-naturally/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/alpha-male-hormone-boost-naturally/#respond Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:17:11 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=69288 What makes a man a man? Is it their beard? Is it their genitals or is it their libido? What distinguishes between a man and woman? Well, harmonically speaking the Testosterone hormone is what differentiates a man from a woman.  These hormones are responsible for many apart from reproduction like building muscles, keeping the fat away, increasing libido, etc but if these hormones go ashtray then it is a slippery slope ahead that will pose serious repercussions even leading to male infertility. So how can one boost the testosterone, the alpha male hormone naturally? Let’s try these do it yourself hacks that will regulate your hormone profile and help you live a normal life:

  • Strength exercise over cardio: Have a strong core and uplift those dumbles rather than running on a treadmill. Strength workout will help to boost the testosterone level by working on the muscles and lifting weights. If you can’t hit the gym buy dumbles and weights at a reasonable price from by discount codes and workout at home.
  • Regulate your sleep: Don’t be a night owl and sleep at a fixed time daily. Sleeping at the same time every day will help you relax the mind and helps the body to heal itself naturally. So rather than sleeping late and hitting the snooze button set a time and have a sound sleep of 7-8hours.
  • Ditch the stress: Stress is a silent killer that will take your life away every day making your intellect dull and making your hormones go on strike. Constant mental chewing does nothing constructive rather it makes the person negative and under confident. Hence, take some time off from your busy schedule and meditate to keep the stress under control.
  • Stop Smoking and Pot now: Smoking is the worst thing you can do to imbalance your hormones. Apart from destroying your lungs and kidneys; smoking has effects the hormone profile as well reducing the count which can lead to infertility.
  • Have a Nut Case: Nuts like almonds, groundnut, peanut, etc. will help to boost the testosterone level and reduce the side effects of diminished hormone level. These nuts are enriched with good fat and help to build muscle. Peanut butter is also good but make sure it is made of peanut and not full of sugar and bad fat.
  • Be Break free in the bedroom: If lately, you have been feeling that your sex life has become a routine and has lost its spunk then it’s time to stir things. Use kinky stuff or sex toys to add some fun; you can buy a gift discount code and gift it to your partner to suggest something naughty is on the way. Best way to boost the testosterone level is to have a healthy and passionate time with your partner. It will not only bring the couple closer, it is a natural stress buster and helps to increase the testosterone level.

To conclude, if you are suffering from low sperm count or your testosterone levels are low then these are some of the basic therapies that will help you shake things up and get back to normal. So fret not and pave your way towards a healthy living.

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Ageless Style – The Art Of Dressing Well http://www.menstylefashion.com/ageless-style-art-dressing-well/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/ageless-style-art-dressing-well/#respond Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:15:23 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=69236 Why is it that when it comes to fashion anyone can buy into a trend. But when it comes to personal style, it’s a skill that can only be mastered over time and age. Due to the engagement of this tweet, I am being forced to reinforce that Gunther Krabbenhoft, will always stand alone from others. Guys like, Gunther Krabbenhoft don’t care what is trending on catwalks.

Gunther Krabbenhoft is the trend, he is the gateway treasure for menswear.

Let the Clothes Inspire You

It’s not the clothes that drew my attention to Berlin based style tycoon called Gunther Krabbenhoft. What drew me to this man, was I could clearly see, he had the skill in looking this dapper. I could see he understood the art of layering, by combing colours that complimented each other. Each time I took a closer look, the complexity of layering and combing the shoes, hat, bow-tie eyewear, jacket and overcoat, was an art in itself that could only be learnt over years.

If I wanted to define effortless fashion, let alone the true meaning of dapper, it was Gunther Krabbenhoft himself.

Over the years, as a woman, I have been asked how I just put it all together. How do I make it look so easy and turned heads on the streets.

It is very simple I do it, for the pure gift of wearing clothes from the heart.  I wear the clothes, they don’t wear me.

What Can We Learn From Gunther Krabbenhoft?

Age had no limits, regarding style icons such as Gunther Krabbenhoft. He clearly knows what works for his body type, skin tone and image. He is a master of wearing and choosing high quality fabrics. I can see he loves dressing up, dressing well and has a passion for fashion. His face tells the story of showcasing confidence as a man when it comes to style and clothing.

His choice of shoes, are quality and comfort. Keeping it simple, keeping it tidy. I can see he is a lover of leather boots and he understands that it is in the detail that counts regarding street style. Gunther Krabbenhoft lives the lifestyle of choosing to look his best every day, all day.

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With a whopping, 22,000 views, 49 shares, 40 comments, I can see that Gunther Krabbenhoft has left an impression. No matter how fashion designers try to reinvent the wheel regarding new trends for menswear. Thanks to style tycoon, Gunther Krabbenhoft we can only sit back and admire the commitment it takes to look this dapper.

 

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Why You Should Mix Match Your Suits http://www.menstylefashion.com/mix-match-suits/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/mix-match-suits/#respond Sat, 02 Sep 2017 01:48:43 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=68975 Having your own personal style takes time and effort. It usually includes lots of trial and error until you find the kind of look you like. For men, it can be a bit tougher to do this, especially in the professional world, where you are expected to wear suits. This, however, can be resolved by choosing to mix and match your suits. We will take a look at why this is something to consider.

Unique Look

Most men shop for suits in stores, not having the time or funds to get bespoke ones made. This can mean that a lot of people have the same suits which can be frustrating if you want to stand out of the crowd. If you want to have a unique look, then mixing and matching suits can be a great way to do so. Different cuts, fabric options, colours, and textures can create an entire new look that you can enjoy. You can also be sure that no one will be wearing the same thing as you. For men who hate going to a party or event and seeing someone wearing the same thing they are, this is a great option.

 

By mixing and matching suits, you are expanding your wardrobe. You will have many more clothing options to turn to without having to spend more money. Just having a few different dress shirts to pair with two different suit jackets can offer lots of variety. Add to that a couple of different pant styles, and you are set. Why spend tons of money buying complete suits, when you can create your own that no one else will have?

Fit

 It has happened to most men that they love the way one part of a suit fits but the other part does not quite work. By mixing and matching, you can find the perfect look every time. If you like a suit jacket but not with the pants the suit comes with, find another option for those pants while still enjoying the jacket. Allow yourself to get the perfect fit each time by adjusting and swapping pieces from different suits.

More Relaxed Look

Many times a suit is required but you do not want to be too formal. Mixing and matching suit pieces can create a more relaxed look without forgoing style. This can make a huge difference in how people perceive you, so keep it in mind. This is one of the most important reasons why men are turning more and more to buying suit separates and then mixing them and matching them.

If you want to at least double your wardrobe without spending another cent, consider mixing and matching your suits. You will not only look great, but you will also have a unique look that other people will notice. You do not have to wear the same old suits. Instead, consider turning to creating your own complete look by swapping jacket and pants.

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Wearing A Mandora – Charm Bracelets For Men http://www.menstylefashion.com/wearing-mandora-charm-bracelets-men/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/wearing-mandora-charm-bracelets-men/#respond Sat, 02 Sep 2017 01:40:44 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=68969 Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that charm bracelet is all the rage these days. It seems as if everywhere you look, women wear these fancy pieces of jewelry—and they are hard to miss! Such is the nature and appeal of Pandora bracelets, which have emerged in popularity over the past few years. Interestingly, the trend has become so widespread that it’s now common to see men wearing  Pandora charms or Mandora as some people affectionately refer to them.

Many would be quick to raise their eyebrow upon seeing men wear Pandora, but there’s simply no point in questioning this stylistic choice. Head over to any Pandora store and you will see a dedicated section for men. Yes, this section may be much smaller, owing to the fact that the bracelets and charms cater mostly to women. But the brand still recognizes their male followers, no matter how few of them are.

Buying Your First Mandora

If you have been interested in hopping on the trend but worried about how it would be viewed by people around you, then now is an excellent time to get started. There are numerous designs to choose from, and not all of them are on the feminine side. Surely, you will be amazed by the endless design possibilities. Because of the sheer number of charms, you can buy, it’s virtually guaranteed that you will have a unique and timeless piece. It can feel tempting to get your hands on all the charms that catch your attention, which is why many folks say that getting on this trend can be expensive. Even if it’s just a hobby, you might go beyond your budget without even realizing it. To make sure you keep more money in your pocket, you can check out Shop Pandora Discount. They offer promos regularly so you should be able to purchase  without worrying about overspending.

It’s only natural to be overwhelmed by the countless combinations of charms. But to make the process easier, you can use Pandora’s bracelet designer. The tool allows you to pick a bracelet and fill it with different charms.

They offer promos regularly so you should be able to purchase a cheap bracelet Pandora without worrying about overspending.

Breaking The Status Quo

Whether it’s for boosting your luck, starting a hobby, or setting the trend, a Pandora bracelet makes for an amazing accessory for men. While many people, including men, think that wearing a bracelet should only be for girls, there’s no reason not to try it if that’s what you really want. For all you know, it can be the reason for catching the attention of people around you, and all for the right reasons.

A Mandora should rank high on your list of accessories-to-buy. If ancient warriors wore bracelets to showcase their power and authority, you could do so as well to boost your confidence and style.

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