STYLE WATCH: MEN
YSL La Nuit de l’Homme Frozen Cologne blends lemon, mandarin, and bergamot with black pepper and geranium, and a base of vetiver, cedar, tonka bean, and notes of cashmere wood with musk. Available now at YSL counters. www.ysl.com
HARRODS and PAUL SMITH will unveil a new cycling collection and pop-up shop on April 9. Open for the next six months on the Fifth Floor sports area, the space will house three world-exclusive products: a selection of Rapha + Paul Smith jerseys; a capsule collection of graphic printed T-shirts; and a made-to-order bicycle service, featuring four bicycle frames finished with leather saddles from British bicycle manufacturer Brooks. Log on to www.harrods.com and www.paulsmith.co.uk
Also, this month, PAUL SMITH Sunshine edition for men is available. Containing top notes of coriander leaves, grapefruit, and black peppercorns, the heart features coriander seeds, nutmeg, and star fruit, with a base of incense, moss, and sandalwood. Log on to www.paulsmith.co.uk to buy or find stockists.
FOURTH & MAIN is a capsule menswear collection inspired by English and East Coast American tailoring. Styles include unlined tailored linen jackets, chore coats, club collar shirts, tailored shorts and chinos, lightweight knitwear and swimwear. A branded bi-annual arts and culture publication, the Fourth & Main Journal will feature five sections: The Actors; The Artists; The Collection; The Musicians; and The Writers, featuring new talent in each field, and will be distributed at a select cultural institutions and boutiques around the world. Log on to www.fourthandmain.com
Key trends this summer for men are slimmer fits and vivid color, and now women’s designer MARY KATRANTZOU is considering launching a menswear line, featuring her signature graphic design prints. Watch the video of JOHN RICHMOND Spring/Summer 2012 to see some subtle ways to introduce colour, print, and the new cuts into your wardrobe. Video courtesy of FNetwork. Log on to www.johnrichmond.com and www.richmondproject.com to see full collections and stockists.
LIFETIME COLLECTIVE has rethought the cut and fit of the humble board short. Featuring long front pockets, and safari style shapes in durable fabrics, they come in wearable colours, such as navy and burgundy, with striped pocket accents, and graphic prints. The Collective also features easy lifestyle pieces for both men and women, accessories, and collaborations such a range of leatherworks by Ken Diamond. Log on to www.lifetimecollective.com
ROAMER is a Swiss brand that has been developing prestige watches since 1888, beginning in a small workshop in Solothurn, Switzerland. Bearing the Swiss Made seal of quality, the range includes classic and contemporary styles for both men and women. Pictured, three news styles from the Spring/Summer 2012 men’s collection. Log on to www.roamer.ch
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