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Ellen Pedersen’s second collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week was inspired by British subculture the MODS. The young man wearing Pedersen’s designs is one longing for beautiful clothes in dark, deep undertones. The collection is definitely a big avant-garde and strays away from tradition to instead invite a bit of underground cult style.

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Long coats, tight pant, furry hoods and baseball hats give us a a Maharishi vibe, and I wouldn’t be surprised in Pedersen had a large underground following. Not to mention, her coats could keep a Scandinavian (or, a Canadian, New Yorker, etc) warm in the winter for sure.

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The line is youthful and geared towards an alternative man, not one, perhaps going into the bank on Monday morning, but instead one recording his own record, or clicking away at a vintage typewriter, sharing his memoirs with the world.

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Colorblocking and geometric stamping keep the collection moder and still relevant. Perhaps the same man who goes into the bank by day can still be a Pedersen man by night.

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At BDMOTP, we do appreciate a dapper gentleman, but also a creative one who is not afraid to try something new. And that something new is Ellen Pedersen.

Posted by Lori Zaino and photos by Charles Edouard Woisselin.

The collection Han Kjobenhavn presented at Copenhagen Fashion Week was unique and rugged, with models wearing scratchy burlap teddy bear masks. Han Kjobenhavn is clearly well prepared for the impending Denmark AW16/17 winter.

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His collection was furry and warm, and well, we can’t wait to melt into one of his coats, which look soft and stylish.

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The collection itself was funky and cool, street wear to the max, and we can see men all over the world sporting his designs.

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It seems that Copenhagen Fashion Week really brings out a more underground style, with designers pushing limits and trying new things. For BDMOTP, the winter coats were obviously a highlight and seemed not only trendy, but extremely functional as well.

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We love the coming styles of shearling lined coats with collars, and Hans showed several. Plus, you really can’t go wrong with a fur or fur-lined hood! So when considering how to stay warm in the coming winter, definitely check out a Han Kjobenhavn coat.

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Posted by Lori Zaino and photos by Charles Edouard Woisselin.

Lucas Balboa at MFShow Madrid blew us all away. Starting off the show with British bells chiming, visions of London fog dancing in our heads, the first pre-war pageboy look walked the runway and immediately turned heads. The Balboa collection is for the most gentlemanly of all gentleman.

Going for vintage look looks can tough, but Balboa pulled it off with grace. Capes, hats, blanket-shawls…all of these dapper Savile Row-inspired fashions were decidely on point, and amazingly enough, came from a Canary Islands-based designer, a solid five-hour flight from London. Whereas the inspiration lay in the past, the looks were still modern, as sassy models strutted the runway with funky jewelry (from innovative designer Jesus de Miguel) and deep stares.

Oversize bowties and glasses accessorized the collection, and hats in every shape, color and form were spotted as well. Three-piece suits, tweed, herringbone and modern printed shiny blazers wowed the crowds. Rich oxbloods and warm browns made us crave autumn 2016 already…”is it here yet?” Refined and classic, get your hands on a Balboa piece somehow, someway.

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Posted by Lori Zaino and photos by Paloma Canseco.

Fox Haus at MFShow Madrid was light and airy, and actually gave us more of a spring feel rather than autumn. However, pajamas are needed in every season, and these comfortable, relaxed designs would are a great way for gentleman to be fashionable while they lounge about the house or sleep.

Linen button-ups were paired with boxer shorts for an interesting combo. Robes and floaty pajama pants with ties walked the runway, and we saw various kitschy prints as well. Grey seems to be the color of choice for sleepwear this fall, and it works in the form of robes, boxer shorts, relaxed fit pajama pants and comfy shirts. The concept of layering a robe over a button up, collared shirt seems to be a new one in the world of sleepwear, and I suppose we’ll soon see if this style becomes the norm. It seems like as of late the lines between activewear, sleepwear and daywear have blended, and one may predict we’ll soon be seeing more of this for men. In any case, pick up some sleepwear from Fox Haus this fall.

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Posted by Lori Zaino and photos by Paloma Canseco.

Thinking MU at MFShow Madrid started off with an interesting concept: men actually getting dressed on the runway. Various shirts, scarves and bags were tossed about the runway and the models picked up shirts as the strutted down the catwalk and put them on. The concept was legit: real men, wearing real clothes. Obviously the line is focused on casual separates and boxers, clothes you’d where around the house or on the weekends.

However, thanks to Thinking Mu, men can still look stylish while relaxing. Comfortable cotton boxer shorts paired with loose button ups or fun t-shirts or sweatshirts with funky words and sayings give the line a playful and happy vibe. Plus, all the cotton used in the designs is organic–and even the tags are made from specialty recycled paper, so you can feel comfy, look great and save the planet in just one go.

BDMOTP favorite: green sweatshirt with the word VOYEUR spelled across the front

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Posted by Lori Zaino and photos by Paloma Canseco.

BDMOTP is currently hanging between NYFW Men, Copenhagen Fashion Week and MFShow Men, a hefty commitment but thanks to our worldly presence, we’ve been able to make it to all three fabulous fashion events. Here in Madrid, temps are mild but fashion is at all time high, and Madrid is not far behind the times when it comes to the hottest looks for AW16/17.

Garcia Madrid was a vibrant surprise for BDMOTP. Featuring a number of dapper suits and overcoats, there will be a world of color available for gentlemen this fall at Garcia. The show started off with some beige tones plus some beautiful fall shades like oxblood and evergreen, later incorporating shades of blue and purple. Suits walked the runway, each with some funky lines and styling to create that added bit of detailing. Why not make it an interesting fall after all? A little craziness was thrown in with some sequined and gold embellished blazers, even chains hanging from the sleeves for the final look closing the show.

Garcia, following the likes of DSquared and many other well-known fashion brands has dived into adding bling to their more subtle suits and blazers, and well, we love it. BDMOTP can’t wait to see what else Garcia brings for the coming seasons!

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Post and photos by Lori Zaino.

Je n’ai pas eu le cœur de présenter une mode fantaisiste, ludique, cocasse… mais plutôt des vêtements simples, élégants, sobres, comme nous essayons tous de l’être aujourd’hui, dans notre vie quotidienne de parisien

I did not have the heart to present a superficial, playful, and funny collection… but rather simple, elegant and sober clothes, the way we are all trying to be today in our Parisian daily life.

(signed Agnès B in the program notes from the show, thereby becoming the one designer at Paris Fashion Week Homme to make reference to the terrorist attacks on Paris back in November both in word as well as in her creations)

That 20’s milkman look (notice the pencil behind the ear)

That 20’s milkman look (notice the pencil behind the ear)

By far the best show we covered during Paris fashion week, this show was an homage to France and to style for men per se as we know it from the sober and distant past. It has a New York or Chicago feel from the twenties and the thirties where you expect a newspaper boy with a Gatsby casquette to appear in order to sell a freshly printed Tribune to a man who looks like Dick Tracy or, hey, why not Dillinger. It breathes class, distinction, quality, character and timelessness.

Whoever said that best of man’s fashion was to be found in Milan? For if this is the future of menswear in France, this return to the sober past of functionality and style will herald a new era in style pour homme: The milkman, the newspaper boy, the accountant, the lawyer, the scholar, the sailor, aye, the journalist – functional all in character, and impeccably dressed by Agnès B. Dandies please not apply.

The idea was always that mode pour homme in France should always come as chic – like, let’s say, as in Givenchy, or Saint Laurent. But now here comes Agnès B with a serious challenge to the global pre-conception that good times will last forever and that we are always entitled to our chic and our success. No, indeed we are not, and Agnès B, either willfully or intuitively, brings us back down to earth with the most functional, practical and most basic of styles for men. The style of the art of functionality and character from the men of yore who knew where was their place and position in society, and what was expected from them. A style for men who do not aspire too much. Or want too much. For men who like to stay calm and keep things simple but classy. This is the functionality and sobriety of a style which can only be compared to that what people must have lived in London in the forties during the Blitz.

And then on a separate and final note in the collection on the runway Agnès B suddenly makes an homage to La France by allowing for a cameo appearance of traditional French dress during revolutionary times. You will be able to find three pictures in the slideshow below.

Vive la résistance!

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Posted by Sandro and photos by Mous.

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There is something seriously dark and brooding about the Songzio shows, but also something seriously stylish and beautiful. Comes to mind the film cult classic called Interview With the Vampire, to give you somewhat of an impression. And aye, of course the setting of such a show would need to be appropriate as indeed throughout cosmopolitan centers in the world it seems that abandoned industrial railway, railroad, and railyard emplacements serve as the prime real estate and venue, and as the perfect backdrop for fashion shows the world over – if not for the urban exclusivity of it all, then perhaps for an ambiance that today’s buildings can no longer convey: Red bricks and steel in a show called Vermillon.

It’s that sulfuric red, deep down red sometimes called scarlet by mistake, but which in essence is nothing less but cinnabar, the elusive metal of yore, which, in English, since the year 1289 is called Vermilion. In India, where the color is much used in buildings and clothes, it is called Sindoor.

So sir Zio Song, designer extraordinaire from Korea, and Governor of the Asian Couture Foundation, knows of course precisely what is he doing, and precisely what ambiance to create. Because here we find a grand old master in the sartorial arts. The dark brooding in shades of black set on Vampire Red and then some only work because the cuts and designs are traditional and those of high class. This is high sartorial art. And in the process lamb leathers and oil paints are used, which are then put together in unison with both synthetic and natural fibers. That the results are quite stunning and memorable you will see from our slideshow below.

Perhaps that we need more urban abandoned railyard warehouses made from cinnabar bricks in this world so that Songzio can raise yet more beautiful vampires from the dead.

For it’s a pleasure!

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Posted by Sandro and photos from the Songzio press.

What is a man’s ultimate accessory?  This would be debatable under the time, place and circumstances no doubt, but many people would say, simply – a car. A car today is what a horse used to be – as without it a real man may not be considered as such by some. And of all cars we know it may be that only Lamborghini as a brand ranks above Ferrari in status, power, and reach.

And because with special accessories always comes the responsibility of nice clothes and good style, if not good taste, we should not fail to mention that Lamborghini has released a product line of high-end clothing recently of which here you will find a short review.

The Collezione Lamborghini was first launched and presented at the Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence earlier this month, and well, it’s fantastic.

The Collezione Automobili Lamborghini will have three different clothing lines:

  • Classic (made in collaboration with d’Avenza)
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Classic & sartorial.

  • Casual (running shoes in collaboration with Mizuno from Japan)
Casual & Sporty.

Casual & Sporty.

  • Squadra Corse (this is the technical wear part of the collections, ‘squadra’ of course referring to the racing team)
Technical racing wear.

Technical racing wear.

In addition there will be a fragrance line (L1, L2, L3, L4) as well as a luxury carbon fiber luggage collection available, both also made and produced in collaboration with other exclusive and well-known brands.

Here is where you can go in person to find Lamborghini clothes and accessories:

  • Sant’Agata Bolognese  (Lamborghini Boutiques)
  • Dubai (Dubai Mall; Galeries Lafayette; House of Fraser)
  • Taipei (Bellavita Shopping Mall)
  • Bangkok (Siam Paragon, The Emporium)
  • Pattaya City (Central Festival Pattaya)
  • Abu Dhabi (House of Fraser)

Posted by Sandro and photos from Lamborghini.

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We were not familiar with White Mountaineering so we like to introduce the brand by a quote from a recent interview with a fashion magazine by White Mountaineering designer Yosuke Aizawa from Japan which will tell you a lot about what you need to know in order to get this brand:

“I like to snowboard and when I snowboard I want to look good.”

Indeed White Mountaineering can be said to be making what is called ‘technical outerwear’ and the designer’s roots in loving outerwear and outdoor street wear comes part from growing up in the city while always going camping and exploring outdoors, which when you combine the two comes to stand for urban outdoor street wear, especially when you also must know that White Mountaineering by now is pretty famous for its collaboration with Adidas in making some super cool designer sports shoes these days (only three pairs per collection exists and each pair holds the name White Mountaineering & Adidas together in the logo).

As we mentioned earlier during Paris FW, those type of sporty super cool street designer shoes-slash-sneakers are one of the hottest items on the man’s fashion market of the young and the hip today, and the models on the runway at the Palais de Tokyo here in Paris are wearing the latest items in this genre of collection as proof (although not the Adidas ones).

Thus the brief press release AW16/17 calls the White Mountaineering collection urban outdoor work wear which in a way is a contradiction in terms as to the word ‘urban’ because the models are parading all types of lumber jackets, wood logger coats, and Cherokee pattern inspired parkas, sweaters, and blanket-capes, even hoodies, which is a rather new twist on what the urban dictionary would purport to hold dear as to what is outdoor style or fashion.

But perhaps that we should look it in this way, that when you take all those outdoorsy motifs, designs, and patterns from the mountains, the rivers, and the lakes, and you put them on a local skateboard gang, then you will have created a new urban style, a new urban wave:  Folks, in one sentence, White Mountaineering is Shaun White coming down from the ski slopes and the mountains and turning into Danny Way, street style and all, on super cool Adidas Hip Hop White Mountaineering footwear.

So come on now, you skaters and other young urban pioneers and explorers – you are too sexy, too sexy for your sweater, and too sexy for your sporty shoes …

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Posted by Sandro and photos by Monika Majewska.

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