“Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.”— Martha Graham.

Looking to update? Give me a refresher …

Shirt shopping disaster? Not again! Stroll through Jermyn Street, the best address for well-dressed gentlemen, and take a look to Hilditch & Key and Emma Willis, which demonstrate that the quest for the perfect shirt is timeless!  
Is your 15-year-old leather wallet looking tired? Maybe it’s time to find a replacement. We introduce you to La Portegna, a one-stop-shop for all leather accessories that we know you need!
Omekasa + Appreciate? What’s that? A speak easy in Kuala Lumpur that once inside, you might feel like you have walked onto the set of Mad Men, but only in an Asian setting. Check it out!

What people are talking about…

A male-specific mechanical obsession… Robots? Nope, watch collecting! An obsession centred on exquisite mechanics, vanity and the chance of an excellent investment. Compulsive buyers, watch out!
Putting more than two bottles together… A new sort of a pin bowling frame? Nope, wine cellar for dummies! And who better than a Master Sommelier to get you started!
Be or not to be... Rehearsing for Hamlet or thinking of becoming a restaurateur?! Go through this hard reality check before you open your own restaurant and join the Master Chef’s league.

Have you heard of?

Cosmetics for men? The men’s beauty industry in places like South Korea is booming as brow and beard correctors, sculpting face sticks and confidence correctors are selling like hotcakes!
Barrel-aged drinks? Mixologists are preparing vintage cocktails with a twist and once again, old becomes new again with these aged beverages in the trendiest American bars and restaurants.
Urban balcony rocks? For those who love extreme sports that demands physical and mental effort: endurance, strength and agility along with mind control, we have a new challenge for you!

Why should you stick around this month?

On 7th August…
It’s summer! Suddenly, all metropolises seem empty, car parking everywhere, no queues and plenty of space. So where does all these people head to for partying in the sun? Ayia Napa of course!

On 10th August…
Fast and eco-friendly supercars anyone? A new eye-catching revolution has awoken. Meet the Porsche 918 Spyder, BMW's i8 and a new comer to the realm, the Blade.

On 12th August…
Find out why Haikure, a demin brand that uses fabrics from recycled plastic bottles, Lyocell fibres extracted from eucalyptus pulp and organic cotton is a must-have for your ‘green’ wardrobe.

On 14th August…
Are Wearables wearable yet? We revisit wearable accessories and smart clothing to see if they will be replacing your vintage watch or designer shirt any time soon or if they should remain in the gym locker.

On 17th August…
We take you on a journey of the fashion film world, talented producers, actors and all the glam that only the 6th La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival could put together! 

On 19th August…
How do you create a digital brand that lives online, mobile and in the real world through a unique creative process based on the principles of hacking? Rehabstudio tells us all!

On 21th August…
Who wears short shorts? Join the debate on whether men should show some leg or hide their knees. We bring you the story, facts and latest trends on men’s hemlines!

On 24th August…
How to find a perfect shirt? Classic or slim-fit? Point or spread collar? One button-round or two button-angle cuffs? What are the must-have accessories at work? Take note!

On 26th August…
It has never been easier, less painful and more enjoyable to get a male Brazilian than with the Wax in the City, a wax-only studio that uses its own exclusive wax based on natural beeswax!

On 28th August…
Interested in high-quality, sustainable materials embraced in designs done by people passionate about their craft? Then search no more as “All Conquered By Love” has it all!

On 31th August…
Are you ready yet? It doesn't just happen over night, men have some serious adjustments to make upon becoming a father, we hear one Dad's tongue-in-cheek recollections and advice for fathers-to-be.

What's New?

PSSST…we’ve got a new competition for you…
La Portegna is offering this beautiful £450 ($700) worth “Fat Carter Canvas Briefcase Green” to someone chosen at random from those who sign up to the competition starting on 10th August! Easy, fast and free-hassle!
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