If I Were a Man…


I would dress like this. All the time. I know we women have ample choices in the clothing department, but I believe menswear in the new millennium is giving us a run for our money. “Less is more” never rang truer than in regards to menswear. With visibly fewer options (after all, the three-piece suit … Continue reading

Dietrich and the Tuxedo

By Emily Patterson The re-appearance of the tuxedo on the catwalk this fall instantly sent images of a young Marlene Dietrich in Morocco (1930) to my mind. In her debut film role, Dietrich stood on stage, a magnificent androgynous sexually charged female, dressed in long black pipe trousers, a white shirt, and smoking jacket, and … Continue reading

Tweed Is in the Air


Could it be that men’s street style is finally catching up with women’s? Not that we would ever want for the former to resemble the latter in all its ornateness, but it’s refreshing to see men in tailored tweed jackets, adorned with colourful pocket squares, and cute bow ties or flamboyant cravats to boot. Dapper, … Continue reading

A Single Man: A Glossy in Motion?


Place a seasoned fashion designer behind the lens and what do you get? A Single Man. Designer turned film director Tom Ford is behind this cinematic offering. The film, which he financed himself, is the screen adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s novel of the same name. A Single Man (2009) tells the story of George Falconer … Continue reading