We are well and truly settled into the shorter days of winter, meaning the wet, cold and windy weather predominates. Layer up and be warm and cosy, or escape altogether, with some well-deserved travel to sunny shores or skylines of countries enjoying their warm tropical summer.
Travel in style with new additions and re-introductions from the new Deadly Ponies Man 2017 Collection. The collection boasts classic men’s pieces with an edit of travel accessories. Every man must have a good duffle, and the Phantom Duffle has been re-introduced to the collection as a larger weekender with clever zip additions that not only go all the way down to the base of the bag, but also give you more practicality and double as a design statement too. The collection, led by creative director, Liam Bowden, is inspired by the ocean and sees deep blue hues as a theme across the pieces, painting the picture of a ‘moody seascape’.
Deadly Ponies, Phantom Duffle, $955.
The robust masculinity that lies in the men’s fragrance franchise of Jimmy Choo is juxtaposed with a refreshing twist in its latest iteration. Aptly dubbed as Ice, a chilled citrus concoction of mandarin, bergamot and cedrat opens up a playful factor in its game of seduction. Vetiver, patchouli and cedarwood ignites an enticing flavour in its heart with an unexpected fruity flourish of crisp apple to raise a curious brow. Further intensified by a passionate base of musk, moss and ambroxan, Ice places itself in the forefront of a tantalizing fragrance trend.
Jimmy Choo Man Ice 100ml EDT, $125.
Top looks straight off the catwalk
Hot off the runway are our picks from Milan Fashion week. From coutoure looks to new tech from Emporio Armani faced by Shawn Mendes: Milan had some of the greatest shows to date. Here are some key looks to take away and aspire to for the upcoming season.
Bringing together the ultimate in style and technology, the Dior Homme dark light trolley case allows travellers to enjoy an iconic visual signature alongside all the practical and technical details of the perfect carry-on bag. Its unique print is a revisit of the classic Prince of Wales check, transformed by Kris Van Assche in the spirit of new-wave style. Created in super-resistant canvas, featuring streamlined design and the perfect shape, the Dior Homme dark light trolley case puts creativity at the service of quality.
Dior Homme Trolley, available from Dior Homme boutiques.
With the change of season it is a good time to think about a new look. Update your frames to see a new you in the mirror. The new Eco-friendly eyewear range from Specsavers is one to check out. “The old and the new come together in these frames, where vintage styles are rejuvenated with new materials. Reduce, reuse, recycle and look good while you do it.” A personal pick is the Eco Larch, the wood grain gives a warm, on-trend tone and will have you looking slick.
Specsavers Eco Larch, two pairs from $459.
New Balance’s premier lifestyle silhouette continues to take us on a journey through the urban environment with this new 247 ‘Dawn Till Dusk’ pack. The collection consists of four clean colourways, each reflecting changes in the sun’s light as it travels across the sky. The shoe blends a handful of elements from New Balance classics, with modern materials – resulting in a super-comfortable, hard-wearing shoe that’s built to tackle whatever the daily grind throws at it.
New Balance, 247 Dawn Till Dusk, $200.