Looking for something a bit darker? Step into the world of BLACKMAMBA with two locations in Buenos Aires, a boutique in Palermo SoHo and design studio in Palermo Hollywood. Specializing in subversive accessories and luxe leathers, this boutqiue will have you wanting to cross over to the dark side in no time.

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Head designer and owner Bianca Siconolfi bases her men’s and unisex collections on the one material no fashionable man can go without–leather, obviously. The options at BLACKMAMBA range from buttery leather jackets to suede button downs and sweatshirts with beautiful leather trim. The items are made here in Argentina, mostly in their locally based design studio.

With a monochromatic aesthetic, BLACKMAMBA has a petite selection of black, grey, cream, and army green wears that can take you from wandering the sunshiney streets to owning the night.

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To really take your look to the next level, check out BLACKMAMBA’s selection of unique and handmade accessories. Choose from black lace-up boots, sinder rings, or even a top hat to be that goth peacock of your dreams.

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For more information, visit the BLACKMAMBA Website.

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Bueno Aires, Argentina

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The guys behinds 28 Sport are serious about their hand constructed shoes. From design to production to sale, everything at this small, Palermo-based shoe company is anti-establishment. They don’t do mass production, marketing, or public relations, but since 1928, they have been making quality shoes for the urban athletic man.

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With original shoe molds from the 1930’s, handmade manufacturing processes, and the best quality raw materials the company can find, 28 Sport produces unique shoes meant to stand the test of time. All shoes made by 28 Sport have a natural grain leather uppers, leather interiors, reinforced stitching, and nailed outer and inner soles. They feature below and above ankle varions in a multitude of classic colors.

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One thing is certain at 28 Sport. No two men will ever wear the exact same shoe. For each style/color combination, the guys at 28 Sport produce exactly one shoe in each size. That means that no one will ever be wearing your same shoe in your same size. These one of a kind beauties all all yours.

The intricate designs are based off athletic shoes from the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s. With the inspiration of vintage football, boxing, golf, bowling, and climbing, their shoes herald back to a time when quality was a given and personal attention a must. Head into their store in Palermo SoHo for a tailored shopping experience at the ‘shoe museum’ in which their store resides.

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28 Sport has only one store location in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, but they have a following around Europe with resellers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Denmark. They also have resellers across Asia. For more information, visit the 28 Sport Website.

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As we descend into fall here in the southern hemisphere, everywhere I look I see men dressed in casual, luxe fabrics like suede, corduroy, and velvet. The men of Buenos Aires don’t often get overly dressed up, but they dress exceptionally well. Nowhere is this point of view better materialized than within the seasonal collections at Key Biscayne.

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With 10 stores around the city, this successful men’s fashion brand portrays the laid back, luxury cool that personifies the men of Buenos Aires. In fact, head designer Nicolas Cuño’s primary goal is to keep men comfortable, yet stylish in the pants, button downs, jackets and shoes he designs. I don’t think the men in this city are complaining.

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Meant for an active urban lifestyle, Key Biscayne’s wears are meant to be worn for an life, whether that’s playing a game of pickup futbol or eating at one of the city’s five star restaurants.

Head into the shop to pick up some cheery items for fall. From indigo sweaters to copper jackets, this fashion house is not afraid to use color. Check out their perfectly worn button down shirts for wandering the city during the day or their velvet blazers to take things up a notch when the temperature drops at night.

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In addition to clothes, they offer a full range of accessories from shoes to bags to ties. With beautiful offerings at a reasonable price, you can’t go wrong.

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Visit the Key Biscayne Website for more info.

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Buenos Aires can be a chaotic, frenzied city, so sometimes the best discoveries are the most simple. Beautifully minimalist Terán, located in Palermo Soho, features a select batch of men’s shoes and leather products that are sure to make you want to throw down the plastic.

Each pair of handcrafted loafers, oxfords, and boots is made with buttery local leather and assembled right here in Buenos Aires. The craftsmanship is classic, but the styles are totally modern. With unique details and finishes, they can meet your office, play time, and rockstar needs. Although they don’t yet have the capacity to release a collection each season, new styles and colors are added every few weeks, so you’ll always find something new to try. 
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Not in the market for new kicks? Check out their one-of-a-kind leather belts and weekend bags that are sure to last through multiple seasons and a few jaunts around South America.

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As the owner and designer of all his namesake products, Gonzalo Terán clearly loves building the store’s global brand. And his passion is proving positive. Just five years after opening their flagship store in trendy Palermo, Terán is about to open a second location downtown. The store is currently under construction.

These unique leather beauties are just too good to pass up. Next time you’re in Buenos Aires, make sure to stop by Terán, admire the perfectly assembled goods, and maybe even pick up a pair of shoes or a belt to wear to your next fashionable party around town. You’ve got to show off the goods!

Terán Website http://www.teranonline.com
Thames 1855
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires is known for many things, but the main attraction is its beef! The culture is defined by Sunday afternoon asados, where grilling up thick steaks and sausages is the social event of the weather. So what does prime cute of beef at nearly every establishment have to do with fashion? Well, lots of cows means lots (LOTS) of quality leather. You don’t need to look far to find a buttery smooth leather jacket or other accessory item, and here are some places to start with in the land of leather. Now that we know leather is trending for Fall 2013, it´s the perfect time to plan your trip to Buenos Aires and shop for leather. Check out any of the following to begin your search of the best brands and quality vendors.

Murillo 666

Address: Murillo 666, Villa Crespo

Phone: (+54) 11 4855 2024

Murillo 666 Website

Photo credit: www.murillo666.com.ar

Although most people will guide tourists to shop on Florida Street or Palermo SoHo, the best leather prices are found in nearby up-and-coming Villa Crespo. Located just a few blocks from the heart of Buenos Aires fashion center (Palermo SoHo), this barrio is much more local in terms of its offerings and pricing. Despite many great options along Murillo street (between Thames and Malabia), the most famous is Murillo 666. With everything from furniture to leather jackets and accessories, this place is a must-see in the heart of the leather district here in Buenos Aires.


Address: Thames 1855, Palermo SoHo

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Owned by Gonzalo Teran, this store is definitely one of the coolest showrooms in the city. As you glance through the floor to ceiling glass doors, each pair is displayed like fine china in a high-end antique store. With quality that matches their appearance, you can’t go wrong with spending a little extra for this elevated fashion and workmanship. Shop the assortment of crocodile embossed loafers to ankle high lace up combat boots, two-tone lace-ups to vintage wingtip dress shoes, and leave with a purchase that will last a lifetime.

Lopez Taibo

Address: Avenida Alvear 1902, Recoleta

Phone: (+54) 11 4804 8585

Lopez Taibo Website

Photo credit: www.lopeztaibo.net

For business travelers looking to spice up their look, you must make a stop at this small Recoleta boutique. With the main location just a few steps for the famous Recoleta Cemetery, enter and step back into the traditions of 1897 with hand-stitched creations that are perfected after over a century of craftsmanship and technique. Filled with attractive and professional staff, the best business travelers in Buenos Aires flock to this mascot of Porte shoemaking for everything from their signature full brogue oxford dress shoes to belts, jackets, wallets and briefcases. With several other locations throughout the city, you will have no problem finding one to stop by and pick up that special accessory that will have everyone back home feeling envious!

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Buenos Aires is sometimes said to be the Paris of South America and with good reason. The city takes on a European vibe, much different than its southern hemisphere counterparts, and whose inhabitants look for fashion which is hip, trendy and tailor fit. Although the city is large with many distinctive neighborhoods, look no further than the cobblestone streets of Palermo SoHo when hoping to mingle with the fashion-forward.

Aptly named for its similarities to the famous SoHo (South of Houston Street) in New York City, the streets are filled with an assortment of options ranging from upscale boutiques to national brand retailers. The atmosphere overall is quaint and bustling young fashionistas shop eagerly to find the hottest locally-designed and brand label fashions while stopping for coffee or lunch at one of the many outdoor cafes.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with where to begin, however, here are a few highlighted local boutiques that will have you dressing like a porteño in no time!


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This go-to boutique outfits some of the most fashion-minded and trend men of Buenos Aires. With collections ranging from graphic T-shirts to tartan and velvet sport jackets, the brick-walled interior of this popular boutique is sure to have you dressing with the best of them. So try on a pair of skinny trousers, grab a fitted blazer or pop on a pair of vintage sneakers before heading out to the coolest spots of the Buenos Aires nightlife.

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If you’re looking for a bit more uptown style, look no further than El Burgués, Weather you’re on your way to high tea, or heading to the polo club, this designer collection dresses to impress. If the interior’s wall-mounted deer head or grand piano does not shock you, the prices might. Although a bit steep, the quality at this hot spot is there to match, as well as the attentive and friendly staff who are happy to assist. If footwear is more your vice, be sure to check out their incredible collection with everything from wingtips to handcrafted leather boots. Or stop by the new branch location focused sole-ly on footwear right down the street at Gurruchaga1638.

Photo: www.blackbookmag.com

 Garcon Garcia

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European trends are all the rage here in Buenos Aires, and that is no exception for this Argentine label. Clean and simple looks make the fashion timeless, yet infused with lots of the current trends of men’s nautical striping, colorful swim trunks and tailor fit v-neck T’s. So if you’re off to a traditional Argentine asado or heading out on the riverboats with friends, pick up a your preppy silhouettes and accessories at one of their two Palermo SoHo locations.

Photo: Garcon Garcia Spring 2012 Lookbook


Gurruchaga 1581 (Nicaragua)



If you’re searching for a downtown look, head to this wooded, funky space for owner-designed, local fashions. Each has a personal, handcrafted touch that will allow you to fit in while still standing out With its simple style, but pops of unique color and pattern, the style ranges from V-neck sweaters to zip-up sweatshirts and distressed, contemporary button-downs. So slip on their staple, modern military jacket with a pair of lace up boots and head out the door feeling like a porteño!

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Since 2003, this international emblem of Argentine dressing has worked to perfect a timeless men’s style. The high-end brand designs clothing that fits impeccably and gives off an aura of sexy, effortless ruggedness, all while looking completely polished. The fitted Italian wool suits, basic luxe T-shirts, slim pants, charcoal sweaters, leather jackets, and more are all essentials for the best-dressed man. Citing motorcycles and classic cars as inspiration, it’s no wonder Etiqueta Negra designs are every bit as masculine and beautiful as an Aston Martin DB5.

Not only do they offer top notch apparel, the brand offers fragrance and accessories as well. Try the Acero watch for a touch of dark style or one of their formal suits for your next wedding.

Visit the Etiqueta Negra website or follow them on Facebook  for more information.

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