We asked the experts at BarChick how we should be spending our days in the run up to Christmas, here are the festive activities that you should be partaking in.
It’s nearly Christmas, and this is BarChick’s kind of season. Us alcohol aficionados behind the world’s best independent bar guide love nothing more than an excuse to begin our tasting of tipples at 11am (thanks mulled wine) and hiding out, keeping warm in log cabins ‘til the early hours. Santa, we love you.
With office parties, annual catch-ups and tinsel coming out in force, BarChick has rounded-up of all the seasonal frolics that simply cannot be put off until next year.
We’re constantly inspired by how Reiss is seen through the eyes of others, so it made perfect sense for us to ask US-based menswear influencer Moti Ankari (Associate Fashion Editor at Bloomberg and founder of menswear blog, The Metro Man) to style Reiss AW14 for the party season.
The results – as we’re sure you’ll agree – are as impeccably stylish as you’d expect. Read on to discover how Moti is preparing to party.
Break free from the formal dress codes so entrenched in the year’s closing social occasions; for this consider a printed shirt.
Eye-catching and unorthodox the design is a sure-fire way to make a sartorial statement that will endure long after the lights go on at the end of the night.
In this week’s Menswear Diaries, we show you how to incorporate this pinnacle of partywear into your wardrobe.
December heralds the end of the year and with it come so many of joyous rites and spirited social occasions that we’re willing to overlook the ferocity of dropping temperatures.
Here we pay tribute to the year’s final month with images which provide ripe inspiration for the 31 days ahead.
Few things rival the unmistakable luxury of pure velvet, and for AW14′s party season, nowhere is the fabric more relevant than when worn on a blazer. In this week’s Menswear Diaries, we show you how to wear men’s velvet blazers in many different ways.
Throughout the season we’ve been asking digital menswear influencers about their cold weather style to see Reiss AW14 men’s outerwear visualised through different eyes.
Hailing from Sweden, menswear blogger Tobias Sikstöm is no stranger to dressing for long winters. Here in Cold Weather Cool, he shows us how he tackles dressing during the autumn and winter, in the process imparting the key to his cold weather style.
To coincide with the Royal Opera House’ Live Cinema Series we’ve been delving into the world of the cultural institution for its 2014/15 season offering.
For the final part in our series, we go behind the scenes at the Royal Opera House for an exclusive interview with Performance Support Technician, Stephen Frosdick. Discover how the venue’s costumes come to life and learn about what life is like on the inside.
This week’s Menswear Diaries addresses the issue of which shoes will make the most stylish steps this season.
Lightly textured or smooth patent leather, lace-up or buckle strap, discover how a selection of Reiss AW14 men’s shoes can be worn to their fashionable best.
Throughout AW14, we’re asking menswear influencers what style during the colder months means to them.
Demonstrating the versatility of Reiss AW14 men’s coats and jackets, we asked each influencer to style Reiss outerwear designs and to reveal the secrets to their cold weather style.
Meet Sweden-based Tomasz Józiewicz, the blogger behind Studied Nonchalance, we turned to Tomasz for his tailored yet relaxed approach to style.
Read on to discover more about Tomasz’s style for the seasons ahead and for more Cold Weather Cool, see how Quyen Mike styled Reiss men’s outerwear.
The Reiss Archive looks back on the greatest menswear moments for Reiss over the past decade, taking the most popular designs and reissuing them for a new season in menswear.
The result? A forward-looking collection which feels modern yet comfortingly familiar.
To make sure that you’re as fashionably prepared as possible for the season’s coldest moments, we’ve compiled of the must-know knitwear styles for AW14.
From the style’s stalwarts to the season’s statement-making weaves, this week’s Menswear Diaries muses on the endless aesthetic charm of the cornerstone of off-duty dressing during winter. Consider the knit list your guide to the season’s most stylish men’s knits.
Inspired by the Royal Opera House’ Live Cinema Series, we’ve rounded up our top 10 independent cinemas.
Showing everything from art house and avant-garde, to blockbusting seat fillers, although these cinemas may offer a whole wealth of genres, they all have one thing in common; run-of-the-mill they are most certainly not.
To celebrate launch of Reiss’ AW14 outerwear collection, we’re asking key digital menswear influencers across the world how they would style Reiss coats and jackets to reflect their own personal style. We’re also asking our menswear influencers to reveal the secrets to their cold weather style.
For the series’ first instalment, we asked Mike of Quyen Mike - a London-based menswear blogger and photographer – what men’s cold weather style means to him.
Against London’s iconic backdrop, see how Mike interpreted our AW14 outerwear offering.
Or for more Cold Weather Cool, see how Studied Nonchalance interpreted our AW14 outerwear.
Renowned fashion magazine, Wonderland, have shot an exclusive video – reminiscent of the French film noir during the 1960s – to showcase our AW14 collection. Shot in simple black and white – with a decidedly vintage-inspired feel – an intimate narrative between a young couple unfolds, sound tracked by lilting French dialogue.
Using a retro Super 8 camcorder, the male actor follows the female actor throughout the apartment – cutting quickly from one revealing shot to the next. Reversing roles, we then see the female actor as she becomes the director, and her male counterpart her muse, smoking a cigarette as he takes to the piano. Flitting between both points of view, each frame is a vivid portrayal of their intense relationship; going on to highlight certain aspects of their personalities.
Co-produced by Nick Thompson and James Willis, and styled by Kusi Kubi, the film takes place in Bethnal Green’s Town Hall hotel, the minimalist interior – think high ceilings, wooden panelled walls and ornate windows – providing the perfect backdrop to the unfolding love story.
Read on for our interview with Nick and scroll through our behind-the-scenes shots for a stylish insight into the film’s most memorable moments.
A finely tailored suit is one of the wisest wardrobe investments a man can make. Cut just so, it functions as a sartorial second skin, an armour of cloth, whether worn in the boardroom or at the bar.
This week’s Menswear Diaries demonstrates how to wear tailoring for different occasions.