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10/03/2016
Man oh man.

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Fashion Journal

In today’s day and age, it takes more than a slick wardrobe to keep yourself looking sharp.

From beard oils to cardholders to socks, we've focused on the finer details.

Étiquette

Men can sometimes be forgotten when it comes to jewellery, which is where Étiquette comes in. Handcrafted in South Africa, Étiquette’s pieces have a distinct Scandinavian influence. This results in a simple aesthetic for the label’s all-silver rings. You won’t find any shiny silver here though, with Étiquette favouring a textured, matte finish to complement their bold shapes and clean lines.

Each ring has a personality too, with individual quotes accompanying each ring’s design. Think lines such as ‘a cultured man always polishes his shoes’ and ‘t-shirts are for kids’, always reminding you to be your best, gentlemanly self.

etiquettesilver.com

Proof Eyewear

Part of being a gentleman is taking care. Proof is a handmade sustainable wooden sunglasses brand, creating quality eyewear without negatively impacting the environment. Only the finest hardwoods are sourced for their frames including bamboo, ebony and lace wood.

As you would imagine, due to the handmade process, no two pairs are the same. All lenses are polycarbonate and 100 per cent UVA and UVB protected. Like a true gentleman, the brand cares about more than just itself. Proof has been involved in multiple charitable opportunities, including the funding of eye repair surgeries. This is eyewear but better.

iwantproof.com.au

Men's Biz

Whether you’re dropping by The Strand Arcade for a trim, or shopping for one of their many gentlemanly brands, Men’s Biz have got the expertise and goods to keep you looking sharp. One of Sydney’s best barber shops, they offer traditional hot towel shaves, haircuts, beard and moustache trims.

Their stores also offer a curated selection of over 2000 men’s grooming products from around the world, ranging from affordable to luxury. And with a strong belief in sustainability, all packaging is 100 per cent recyclable and biodegradable.

mensbiz.com.au

Kingswood

Kingswood is a premium brand specialising in men’s grooming. It understands that facial hair needs TLC and should be treated with the greatest care possible. The product offering includes a range of moustache waxes, beard oils and balms, all of which are crafted with 100 per cent natural and organic ingredients.

Aside from keeping your facial hair on point, the products also come with a range of benefits including reduced itching and ‘beardruff.’ You have been warned – use of these rich, rugged and smoky blends may become enjoyably addictive.

kingswoodbrand.com

Bellroy

Bellroy are on a quest to change the way you carry your items. They create slimline wallets, giving you more room in your pockets and a more practical way to hold your coin. Using the highest quality dressed, naked and all-weather leathers for strength and durability, Bellroy’s essentials will change the way you carry your cards. No, seriously. Their wallets eliminate air between your cards, virtually halving your wallet size.

They also include pull tabs, so you can easily access those cards in hard to reach places. Trust us on this one, they’re almost too good to be true.

bellroy.com

Sirsock

Listen up, lads. We think nothing looks nicer than pairing an outfit with some outrageously patterned socks. Sirsock agree with this sentiment, creating dapper socks for the polished sir. Established by two stylish gentlemen, Sirsock creates premium combed-cotton socks, with just a hint of nylon and spandex for flexibility.

They’ve also got hand-stitched features to add a little dapper detail. There’s a sock to suit every soul, with a carefully curated collection of striped, spotted, block and patterned styles filling the online store. What’s more? Sirsock gives you free postage, so you can shop to your heart’s content.

sirsock.com

The Daily Edited

By now you know The Daily Edited. Creating monogrammed leather goods, the label is instantly recognisable by its clean, minimal designs and luxe foil lettering. But bet you didn’t know about their men’s line. With a selection of cardholders and wallets in black, navy and a deeper shade of midnight, TDE’s men’s goods are perfect for the suit pocket.

There’s also a compendium and pouch on offer, both of which are slick. Each product is made from beautiful leather and is produced in limited runs. It’s like these were made just for you.

thedailyedited.com

Bared Footwear

Bared believe you should live every step. Founder and podiatrist, Anna Baird, wanted to fill the gap in the market that called for desirable shoes that are actually good for your feet. All Bared shoes come with a biomechanical footbed and multiple fitting options to cater for wide or narrow feet.

Pair this thoughtful design with a top selection of sleek leather uppers and dapper styles, and you’re onto a winner. They also go up to a size 48. Throw out those Hush Puppies, the dream is real.

bared.com.au

The Mister Brand

Gents, it’s time to start taking care of your face. The Mister Brand is here to help. Their products are gentle on the skin and easy on the earth. Sourcing top-quality ingredients allows The Mister Brand to create vintage-style products for the modern man, no matter the size of your beard.

And if you like to kick it slick, they also stock tools for the perfect shave. From barber razors to beard balms, there is something for every man. The Mister Brand is bringing back craftsmanship when it comes to grooming.

themisterbrand.com

Stock Watches

There’s a beautiful simplicity in the design of Stock Watches that would suit the wrist of any man. With clean contours and simple composition, each watch creates a confident presence on the wrist. Faces are available in white, silver and black, with black or brown leather bands keeping it simple. It’s a careful balance of material and form.

There’s also the Stock app, which taps the camera on your mobile so you can virtually try on each timepiece. It’s all part of Stock’s design intention to be influenced by the past but to captivate the future.

stockwatches.com.au

label.men

If you’re one of those men who likes to keep yourself smelling fresh, we’ve got something to share. label.m has launched its first men’s fragrance. Inside the clear glass bottle, you’ll find aromas of bergamot, citrus and cardamom, combined with wood and musk.The best part of this cool man’s cologne though? It’s not only for your body but for your hair too.

Its active ingredients work together to ensure you smell great, but also nourish your hair and freshen up your skin. If you’re looking for a cologne that says ‘old school class meets urban style’, then this is the one for you.

labelm.com/au

Turkish Murkish

It doesn’t matter how flash your swim shorts are if you pull out a crusty old towel. This is where Turkish Murkish comes in. These hand loomed towels are perfect for the beach or the bath. Not only are they snug and soft, they’re absorbent and quick-drying. The lightweight design makes them perfect and practical for a day in the water – you’ll be dry in no time and so will your towel.

With a huge range of colours, patterns, shapes and fabrics available (think cotton, silk, bamboo and linen), you can be sure Turkish Murkish will change up your towel game.

turkishmurkish.com

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