Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Palladium Boots: Then and Now

Lets take a short trip into the past, I'm thinking about 1920. A company called Palladium was founded as a manufacturer of aircraft tires for the aviation industry. Fast forward to 1939 and business is booming what with the world being at war and everything. Over the next 6 years Palladium are practically raking it in that is until about May 1945 when the war ended. Over the next 2 years the Demand for Palladium tires slowly began declining so they head guys at the company decide that rather than going bankrupt they'll put their expert knowledge in rubber and canvas to another use. And thus Palladium was reborn as a boot maker.

Known for being hard wearing (the soles of the boots are made using the same rubber as the tires) and for providing the French Foreign Legion with their signature Pampa boot, Palladium have somehow managed to make themselves even more relevant in terms of style and practicality.

Available at Size?

Last week I went to the launch party at The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch where I lost yet another brooch. I'm way to traumatized to go into the details of how I lost it. Just know that it was made using a vintage brass lion taken from a 15 year old belt, 24k gold coated stingray skin (yes the fish) and Swarovski crystals. I made it by myself by hand. The only consolation being that there are a pair of Palladium boots on their way to me as we speak.

A quote I found today...

Money can't buy class but it will pay for a decent interior designer.

An official Niyi Crown quote.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Battle of the sexes...

When it comes to accessories I believe that it's easy to blur the line that separates those made for men and those made for women. I also encourage men to do it. I think that our options though they may be widening are still somewhat limited but should we choose to take the bold step we can open up a door of endless possibilities without loosing our masculinity. Take this bracelet for example...

Made in LA by a brand called CC Skye, if worn correctly could give off the impression of an acute sense of style should a man choose to wear it. It's that adventurous combination of gold screws with the python skin that makes it work so well.

Click Here to get yours from Oxygen

In this day and age men shouldn't be afraid be bolder in their chosen attire. I'm not saying all men should be wearing Cesare Paciotti ankle boots with their 3 piece suits (unless of course that's your thing) but I think a little more sartorial freedom is needed to make things a bit more interesting. The idea of taking something that was made for a woman and wearing it would probably sounds a little tranny-esque to a lot of men but when done correctly the outcome can be quite impressive.
This to me is what defines the idea of a Glamorous Man

Monday, 29 March 2010

3rd Time Lucky?

The problem with being an alcoholic party animal that wears fabulous things is that sometimes when doing the things that alcoholic party animals do, clothes and accessories can get lost or damaged. I know this from first hand experience.
Isn't this a beautiful brooch?
So far I have been a proud owner of 2 of these. One in green crystals and the other in black. Both of which have been lost due to my drunken antics. The first was lost in September 2008 during London Fashion Week. Don't ask me how because I haven't got a clue. Just know that somebody else is walking around with my brooch. The second was lost in February 2009 again during London Fashion Week. It doesn't take a genius to notice the trend that I am cursed to forever loose this beautiful piece should I ever be in possession of one.

This makes me ask the question should I buy do I deserve another one? Maybe this time I will be more careful. The chances are slim seeing as my alcohol consumption has gone up 10 fold in the past 6 months.

Click here to get yours from Liberty of London. It only costs £95.

Friday, 26 March 2010

I could totally get into this...

She has a beautiful spine running her full length and the most perfectly formed ass I have ever seen on any automobile. She is the Bugatti Galibier. I can see myself stepping out of this at some pretentious fashion event. The bitches would gag at it's classy curves and luxurious demeanour.

I have nothing more to say...

Bugatti at The Glamorous Man
Bugatti at The Glamorous Man
Bugatti at The Glamorous Man
Bugatti at The Glamorous Man
But wait...
How much do you want the luggage to match?

Bugatti Luggage at The Glamorous Man

That is all.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

A quote I found today...

When life gives you lemons, ask for the receipt.

My humble abode

I never did tell you guys about my new area.

Well basically it's lovely. I moved house in September of last year and I've never been happier living in a location. I now live right by Tower Bridge which for those of you that don't know (seeing as 60% of you reading don't actually live in the U.K) is this countries most iconic bridge. It also means that I live near the Tower of London which is the castle in which the Crown Jewels are held.

As you can see in the pictures above one day as I was walking home from the east side of the bridge to the south side I managed to catch the it while it was open. I even filmed it closing...

What I also love about my area apart from the views is that it's walking distance from practically everywhere!!! Whenever I'm out with my friends and someone asks, "How long will it take you to get home?" it feels so good to be able to say "Oh don't worry about me, I can walk home from here"

Good times...

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

The girls get it so good...

Women don't know how lucky they are when it comes to fashion. It's okay for a woman to wear pretty much anything and get away with it. Hell, women can even venture into menswear and it's seen as "cool". The lack of sexual equality in fashion sickens me to be honest. Really and truly the level of sexual discrimination against men is beginning to reach proportions of an epic magnitude and I am even further disgusted when I see items like this...

As we all know Chanel is by default a womenswear brand. This shoe however could easily go between the lines of sexuality. Unfortunately the chances that this will be sold in a size above a UK 8 (42 in Europe) are next to none. I think it's just plain disrespectful unfair that as usual the men have been forgotten.

Click Here if you're foot will be able to fit into this and you'd like more information.

To those of you that will be making a purchase, just remember the rest of us men with size 9 feet.

Dope Chef Currency

I am not a fan of clothes with slogans on them. In my opinion there was nothing worse than when Henry Holland debuted his collection of Slogan T-Shirts at London Fashion Week in 2007. It was and always will be offensive and not in a "Look at me I'm really rude which makes me cool" kind of way. There are a few exceptions however and Currency is one of those.

So the first thing I saw from the brand was this "I'm Ur Boss" Sweatshirt.

At only £39 I needed one, that is until I saw this...

It's bloody amazing. This Cockral sweatshirt is perfect for those "I just don't give a fuck" days.
If you work in an office imagine wearing one of these on casual Friday.

Click here to get yours

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

BR Republic

I know you know I love Jewellery. There's no denying it at all. It's beyond an obsession, jewels are like the essence of my being and it's designs like these that give me life.

Taking inspiration from the battlefields of old and new London based jewellers BR Republic have used everything from Sterling silver to black rhodium, rose gold and platinum with diamonds and sapphires to create some truly amazing pieces.

With the likes of Maxim of The Prodigy and Jay-Z wearing bespoke designs, you should know that these masculine pieces are highly coveted.

True luxury comes at a price though with them starting at £350 and reaching an endless limit should you want something more unique.

Br Republic

Monday, 22 March 2010

The last of the Maybachs

Last week Daimler announced that they will be phasing out the Maybach brand. For those of you who don't know (I imagine there aren't many of you) Maybach is the super premium counterpart to Mercedes but in it's 8 years for some reason unbeknown to me it has never been able to match the sales figures of it's rivals Bentley and Rolls Royce. This isn't that big a deal as the plan is to just re-brand Maybach as the new luxury-premium-more-money than the bank, Mercedes Benz S class which is what it basically is anyway...

Maybach Landaulet...

As you already know, we at The Glamorous Man don't care for specifics. All we want to know is price and availability. Unfortunately neither of these details are currently available so all we can do is lust for now.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Summer is here...

Ok so that's a lie but I really need it to be here because I want a new wardrobe / to renew the wearing of some of my old clothes from 4 summers ago. When I was younger I used to hate summer because I never knew how to dress for it. I always preferred winter as I could use layers. I could pile on the fur, the gloves, the scarves, the boots. Winter was an excuse to use practically every accessory under the sun. But summer, summer was evil! Summer was the season that was there only to make those of us who didn't have great bodies feel inadequate. If you didn't have the abs and arms of a swimmer then you must refrain from removing your shirt and If you didn't have the legs of a runner then no shorts for you!

Things have changed now. Not that my body now looks any more muscular because it doesn't. My legs are still as thin as twigs but I actually don't give a shit anymore. Like really, I want to wear shorts and vests so I am going to wear shorts and vests and I will fight any mother fucker that tells me I'm to skinny to do so!

And on that note I present to you Franks!

Not only are they shorts, but they are proper shorts! This summer is apparently going to be one of the hottest this country has ever seen and I refuse to sweat! They cost £55 and you can get them from ASOS. We don't really have beaches in London so I'm just going to have to make do with the streets. I will be the envy of SE1!