Words by Keanu Adorable
In the modern day of fashion, we believe that everyone should be equal, and when it comes to footwear, we understand that men get the upper hand when it comes to footwear collection launches. We believe that everyone should get a chance to own a pair of sneakers no matter who they are. It is the 21st century after all! That’s where brands like Twelvesons are stepping up to give people an opportunity to express themselves through fashion and let people feel free and creative in their own skin. Their new collection features unisex silhouettes that both the ladies and the gents can rock with pride.
With the collections released in instalments with the monikers ‘Art 1’ to ‘Art 18’ there are plenty to choose from, and you can collect them like and build up your collection like a true sneakerhead. These sneakers took inspiration from the classic dress sneaker and revamped the classic Ultra Mid silhouette with intriguing colour and material combinations. The sole of the sneaker is made from a high-end rubber from Margom, providing flexibility and bounce as well as durability. The sneaker has a natural grip and a snug comfortable fit as the upper is lined with natural calfskin for a buttery experience as you dip your feet into the sneaker. You will not only stand out the right way but have a comfortable experience also.
We love aesthetically pleasing combinations, and that is something CMTM and this brand both believe in something, footwear can completely renew any outfit. You can grab or preorder shoes now over at twelvesons.com
The sun has started to show its face, the daffodils are out, and the desire to escape the city and head to the great outdoors is growing. So to help you out and get you ready for the weekend, the weather forecasters are predicting perfect conditions for immersing oneself in nature – piecing together a hiking look, that doesn’t involve a painful trip to Millets can be hard but below are some slick yet practical pieces that elevate any kind of elemental experience. Or simply take inspiration from natures gritty landscapes with these masculine yet effortlessly cool pieces.
Arlos Down Bomber Jacket by Tommy Hilfiger
Dingsley Trousers by Hugo, Hugo Boss
Olive Rookie Deck Jacket by Superdry
Macnee Backpack by Eastpak
Men’s Ultra Boost Running Shoes by Adidas
Green Zac Camo Parka by Peak performance
Clinique is one of THE most trusted names, not only in men’s grooming, but the entire beauty and cosmetics business. Now, for 50 Years they have been producing great producing like their Post Shave Soother or the Maximum Hydrator activated water gel concentrate and their latest offering is no exception.
CliniqueFit sees life like a marathon, jam-packed and full of surprises and they want you to look your best whether your off for a hike, on your bike or simply off for some lunch, healthy, obviously.
This range is a carefully curated unisex line of athletic-inspired, high performance skin care and makeup that’s long-wearing and designed to fit seamlessly into your on-the-go lifestyle.
Concentrating on the more male focused products for this post, we have the CliniqueFit Post-Workout Mattifying Moisturizer is a double action moisturizer that hydrates skin for up to 8 hours while keeping surface oil in check. This lightweight, oil-free gel formula provides a matte, shine-free finish leaving skin soft, comfortable and nourished.
The Workout Face + Body Hydrating Spray is a water-based on-the-go spray that instantly refreshes and hydrates parched skin. The non-sticky, oil-free formula absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling soft and comfortable with a healthy glow.
The Post-Workout Face + Body Cleansing Swipes help to refresh and invigorate skin leaving it soft and hydrated. The pH friendly towelletes remove excess dirt, oil and debris, while also gently exfoliating and moisturizing skin for a smoother surface. Suitable for all skin types and appropriate for use on both the face and body.
There are few footwear brands with such an enviable heritage and iconic status as Blundstone. The Australian brand have been producing their ever ready, tough, quality boots that are equally at home whether at work or play since 1870. Their boots have combined hardy resilience with classic style and appeal. Each Blundstone boot is finished with the core design element of the boot loop, a ‘tab device’ that contains the recognisable Blundstone logo. Whether its as a work boot, a trusted festival footwear or versatile shoe, which completes any formal to casual look effortlessly. Every pair of Blundstones are designed to be a true, trusted partner, for every journey. Wherever you go, and whatever life throws at you, Blundstone will help you on your journey.
Staying true to their Antipodean history the colour plaette of Blundstone boots is inspired by the unique landscape of Tasmania, using shades and tones such as rustic brown and black and stout brown.
This season the brand have launched a stand alone retail experience which encapulates Blundstone’s ethos of action, initative and classic style with a new 600 sq ft store in the heart of London’s Covent Garden. White walls are covered with minimalist wooden shelves finished with black detailing. The rear of the store will feature a floor to ceiling countryside landscape in contrast to the concrete accents surrounding the store. Ferns line either side of the shop floor, emphasising the town and country adaptability Blundstone provides.
CEO of the brand, Steve Gunn, sums up the thinking behind this launch because, “With over 200 products available today throughout 50+ countries, we are extremely excited to provide our customers in the UK with an all encompassing Blundstone shopping experience. This store allows us to create a one stop shop to showcase the breadth of our product set.”
WORDS BY ISAAC PERRY
Converse has to be one of the greatest sneaker brands ever to have existed, originating from the great US of A, the brand has gone on to global domination, with some of their designs being the most worn sneakers over the last couple of decades.
Funnily enough the Converse footwear was never intended to be a casual shoe with early designs created for the Basketball court, but then in the early 90’s the company found themselves fully submerged in the street style scene.
The most popular design being the Chuck Taylor, one of the most recognisable shoes of all time, however in more recent times the One star has increased in popularity thanks to the onslaught of new colour ways.
The new-borne popularity also comes with much thanks to multiple celebrity endorsements and collaborations on the one star. Just to name a few; Leo Mandella (@Gullyguyleo) is the face of the new campaign for the brand as well as Tyler the creator (@feliciathegoat) collaborating on the style to create the Converse X golf le fleur.
The Converse one star hotel is open for the next two days, offering the opportunity for a peak at their most recent and unique footwear as well as offering a chance to take a look at some of the workshops available.
Celebrity guests expected to make an appearance include; ASAP Nast, Young Lean and Tizzy T, alongside social media influencer Leo Mandella.
Converse have remained with the basic styling of their shoes. Now finding themselves a must have for every wardrobe due to it being incredibly versatile and thanks to a wider colour selection now introduced, there is a one star for every look you could possibly think of, and with spring just around the corner this is a shoe we highly recommend you pick up and stay true to size with!