Category Archives: Men’s Fashion

The Fashion Journals is now officially covering Men’s fashion, find all you need here.

Five stereotypical Melbourne Men

1. I spent all my money on clothes. I look fresh, but I’m starving

You know the saying “the struggle is real”? that term was probably coined by one of these Melbourne men. They’ll happily splurge on that unnecessary fifth Tommy Hilfiger shirt in that hideous colour that they’ll never wear; and their wardrobe is probably a lot more impressive than yours is, but unless their eating a home cooked meal, they’re probably starving (maybe that’s how they fit into their super skinny chinos?)

2. I spent all my money on my car and now I look like I just got out of bed

(and they’re not even wearing Peter Alexander pyjamas) ?

3. I drink organic coffee and talk about indie music all day

 

Have you ever read a book and imagined that perfect, cultured man with the flannel shirt and skinny jeans, who most likely plays guitar and can recite passages from literary classics while serenading the main character who you can totally relate to?

Well Melbourne is full of them and you can find your own at indie cafes, book stores, and the next Rubens gig.

4. Mum and Dad sent me to a private school and now I intern at a law firm (did you notice my Rolex as I told you that?)

These guys are all about polo shirts, knitted jumpers and Daniel Wellington watches (when they get tired of looking down on their dad’s old Rolex)

These guys are so preppy it’s like they’ve stolen directly from Nate Archibald’s costume wardrobe and didn’t think we’d notice.

5. I go to Rats every weekend and only shop at General Pants

Everyone loves a good banger but not quite as much as these guys do. In case you weren’t sure, STUSSY for them is like a drug and they won’t make out with anyone who isn’t wearing matching Adidas Superstars.

The guy’s guide to the coolest, easiest outfits ever

I’ve said this before and I will forever say it again: guys are so lucky.

I mean, not every girl can get away with wearing black skinny jeans and a grey t-shirt and still look great.  Guys however, most definitely can.

So you have the guys who just wear the simplest things and we’re all like “wow”. Then some guys decide to shock you and step up the game a bit with a shirt, or a shirt with a sweater over the top, or a printed tee with a leather jacket; let’s not even talk about those lucky bastards who wear jeans, a t-shirt and sneakers and radiate cool. How do they do it?! 

The answer is simple; self confidence. You could literally wear a tailored sack and as long as you feel great in it, the people around you sense it and start believing in your tailored sack too. How do you think models make everything that comes down a runway look good? It’s not because every piece in every collection is incredible, it’s because the designer’s enthusiasm encourages the model to feel their best regardless of what they’re wearing for that instant that the world sees them. The same principle applies with guys. The best dressed men I know don’t wear couture suits, but wear the simplest things and unintentionally use their confidence to make the whole outfit work.

Alternatively, guys can also accessorise a super simple outfit with beanies, scarves, and statement sneakers or classically elegant brogues or loafers. The opportunities are endless, affordable and achievable for anyone. Just look at these photos and try to tell me that any one of these outfits is hard to replicate.

Be original and think about what’s going to be the easiest style for you. All you have to do is stock up on the basics and mix it up with some cool statement pieces, trust me, it’s easy!

Also, in case you haven’t noticed by my constant lack of men’s fashion posts, I am stuck for ideas! What would you guys like to see more of? Scroll right to the bottom of the page and comment any ideas you may have and i’ll get right on it!

For the guys: You’re welcome

Mariano Di Vaio.

This Italian fashion blogger, model, and actor has literally done no wrong when it comes to fashion and lifestyle.

Mariano has become an international icon for men’s fashion, and you can see why! Mariano gives the impression of an effortless class for men, and shows how easy it is to achieve.

Although he is a model and actor, and is able to purchase expensive clothing and accessories, these items are easily attainable for a much more economic price, which must be exciting for you handsome hombre’s who would like to try to achieve a similar look!

For more on Mariano, check out his blog: MDV Style and stay tuned for my next “get the look” post just for my lovely lads!

Keeping warm this coming winter – Men’s edition

Unlike myself, many of you may absolutely dread winter. I on the other hand love winter… mostly because of winter fashion!

As winter is creeping up on us, I thought i’d put together a few of my favourite menswear looks for the colder months!

What I love about these looks is that they are so simple and easily achievable! All you need is the basics (button down shirts, plain pullovers, jeans, trousers…) and a killer jacket. These looks are practical, classy and stylish and can take you anywhere from uni to work, from work to dinner, or even to simple hang outs, without looking (or feeling) over dressed.

What I have noticed as well is that the jeans/trousers are tapered and cuffed, giving a really slim and detailed effect to the outfit.

Accessories for men are so easy that i’m getting jealous. All they need to make an outfit work is a signature pair of shoes, a cool jacket and maybe a matching scarf… Am I the only girl here who thinks that the sheer simplicity of these looks and the small yet really effective details are really unfair? Guys, you have it so easy!

Another bonus for men; these pieces are affordable!

James Franco: Gracing The Fashion Journals with our very first Men’s fashion post!

James Franco

James Franco: actor, director, screenwriter, producer, poet, author, teacher and The Fashion Journal’s first ever candidate for a Men’s fashion post!

Mr. Franco is a modest style icon for men, as his casual, elegant, simple style is surprisingly very achievable with minimal effort. James’ outfits consist of many basic items that are paired with statement jackets, shoes and accessories to make his outfits stand apart from the rest (in a very handsome way may I add) Using basics such as jeans, plain t-shirts and elaborating the outfit with a leather, denim, or corduroy jacket you too can achieve a look similar to that of James Franco.

Plus, who said that you can only wear suits to a wedding? If you’re looking for an instant “Ooh kill em'” outfit, suit up! Suit pants, a printed top (with colours that match the colour of the suit) and the matching blazer will achieve a well put-together look, once again with very minimal effort!