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Men's style | October 11, 2017

Men's Edits

These summer essentials will keep you bang on-trend for work or play, stand out with out top 10 selection

Through Tom’s eyes 

When designer Tom Ford calls his latest collection of eyewear Private, you can take him at his word: “These are the frames that I personally wear and in some instances originally designed only for myself,” says Ford. “This is truly my own private collection. In most cases these editions of my favourite frames have been produced in new elevated materials that are uncommon in most commercially produced frames.” The 11 styles in the Tom Ford Private Eyewear Collection commemorate the designer’s 11 years in the eyewear business. The range is made from ultra-premium materials including real buffalo horn, which adds a warm and luxurious finish while its natural pattern gives each piece a unique quality; and the highest-grade Japanese titanium, selected for its lightweight and sleek, progressive look.

Available at Rivoli EyeZone, The Galleria Level 2 

Game on! 

Christian Louboutin took over Florence’s historic Piazza Santa Maria Novella for a bike polo tournament to debut his Aurelien low-top trainer, a key new AW17 style, during Pitti Uomo. The trainer is the result of an innovative mix of authentic Italian craftsmanship and innovative manufacturing technology. Each Aurelien trainer takes two full days to craft. 

Dhs4,290, available at Christian Louboutin, The Galleria Level 1

Keep it simple

IWC Schaffhausen has been lauded for the purist design of the Portugieser Chronograph Classic with its appliquéd numerals, railway-track-style chapter ring and characteristic feuille hands. Now, the Swiss manufacturer has updated it for the Portugieser Annual Calendar through even more simplistic design elements and three new colour combinations.

Dhs136,000, available at IWC, The Galleria Level 1

Serious fun

Coach adds a fun touch to this spacious wallet with a graphic Rexy the Coach dino patch. Crafted in glovetanned leather, it has plenty of room for cards, cash and coins. 

Dhs1,500, Available at Coach, The Galleria Level 2

There’s a new boss in town

Chris Hemsworth has earned his leading man status embodying iconic characters such as George Kirk in the Star Trek films, Thor in Marvel’s Avengers series and The Huntsman in the Snow White and the Huntsman films. Now he steps into the spotlight as the new face of Boss Bottled. The Boss Parfums ambassador will front the renewed Hugo Boss Bottled Man of Today campaign, which launches this month. “Having been around for so many years, Boss Bottled is unique in the sense that it’s timeless yet still relevant to men today,” said Hemsworth. The brand’s latest offering is Boss Bottled Tonic, described as an ideal scent for work and for everyday occasions. Notes of grapefruit, bitter orange, lemon and apple provide zestiness at the top, while ginger and cinnamon add a spicy heart. A vetiver accord, described as dry, earthy and elegant, forms the signature woody base of the fragrance line.

Available at Sephora, The Galleria Level 2

Writing speed

Montblanc get into the racing spirit with its Spirit of Racing line, which imbues the StarWalker collection with a sporty edge. The resin barrel gets a pattern resembling that of the tread on racing tires for a whole new writing experience, while the knurling is inspired by the pattern on the gear shift, pedals and steering wheels. The handcrafted fountain pen comes in a 14ct gold nib rhodium finish. 

POA, available at Montblanc, The Galleria Level 1

Past & present

Alessandro Sartori debuts in the role of artistic director for Ermenegildo Zegna in a dialogue between the art of exquisite tailoring and the fast-paced needs of the contemporary urban and globe trotter. The Tiziano trainer considers Zegna Couture detailing throughout.

Dhs3,450, available at Ermenegildo Zegna, The Galleria Level 1

Wilde and wonderful 

“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months,” said Oscar Wilde. He might have added an exception to this statement had he been alive for Alexander McQueen’s AW17 collection. Still sticking to its strategy of lookbooks in favour of runway shows, the latest collection features images by photographer Ethan James Green. It follows a London gent as he travels to Paris, his style becoming more fanciful along the way. There are jackets and coats in wool serge with velvet appliqués, a three-piece flannel suit in charcoal and exaggerated overcoats comprising or trimmed with shearling. One can imagine Wilde in two highlights — a fancy evening cape embroidered with a golden peacock, and a voluminous jacquard topcoat. Long lives the magnificent dandy.

Available at Alexander McQueen, The Galleria Level 1

AN INTESE JOURNEY

The new L’Homme PradaIntensemultiplies the idea of a binary dialogue between ingredients. Juxtapositions abound, while notes collide and converse to express the multiplicity of male identity. With its copious accords, this dynamic masculine fragrance rejects the clichés of fixed categories, reflecting the multifaceted nature of the Prada man.

Dhs485, available at Prada, The Galleria Level 1

Modern Arabian scents

What do you get when take oud — that agarwood derivative beloved by Arabs since ancient times — and the nature of an addict, always so devoted to their source of addiction? Odict, of course — the region’s latest fragrance brand. The new ethereal fragrance brand is “designed to make every day feel like a magical dream”.

Odict Cloud Nine, Dhs399, available at Sephora, The Galleria Level 2

Don’t cross the streams

New York-based graffiti artist Trouble Andrew AKA GucciGhost collaborated with Gucci’sAlessandro Michele in a collection that brings street art to the runway. The final product is a mix of two cultures, a juxtaposition of the past and the present.

Dhs10,800, available at Gucci, The Galleria Level 1

The Big Apple beckons

Tumi celebrates New York with its latest luggage range, inspired by the Big Apple’s contemporary style. The brand’s 19 Degree collection of aluminum and polycarbonate luggage, available in three sizes, now comes in a new seasonal colour. Lightweight and stylish, the range is wrapped in a special film purposefully employed to reflect light when the bag is on the move.

Dhs5,335, available at Tumi, The Galleria Level 2

Travel in style

Parisian brand Berluti perfects the art of travel with a selection of travel accessories to keep you sharp on the move, no matter how far you’re going. Its latest range adds a touch of savoir-faire to any outfit, and comprises everything from passport covers and luggage tags to carry-ons and backpacks.  

Green satchel, Dhs7,350; chestnut briefcase, Dhs13,200, available at Berluti, The Galleria Level 1

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