The Latest Articles By Shane C. Kurup

Men’s SS14 Fashion Trend: Pop-Colour Footwear

Men’s SS14 Fashion Trend: Pop-Colour Footwear

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

The modern gent is embracing colour like never before, so it comes as little surprise that footwear has received a bold tone rework for SS14. From formal to casual shoe styles, shades of tan and black...

Suitcase Essentials: The Spring City Break

Suitcase Essentials: The Spring City Break

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

When you're only away for the weekend with limited luggage space, planning your city break wardrobe essentials can often be a more taxing affair than prepping for a long-haul trip. We aim to take the...

5 Key Sunglass Styles For SS14

5 Key Sunglass Styles For SS14

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

We break down the 5 key sunglass styles you should be considering for spring/summer 2014. From vintage-inspired round frames and classic Wayfarers/Aviators to contemporary D-Frames that are guaranteed...

Uniforms For The Dedicated Menswear: SS14 Collection

Uniforms For The Dedicated Menswear: SS14 Collection

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

Uniforms For The Dedicated's SS14 range consists of intelligently executed classic menswear pieces, given a contemporary twist through the use of sustainable materials and dynamic prints. The 95-piece...

Outfit Inspiration: Après-Ski Dressing

Outfit Inspiration: Après-Ski Dressing

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

Apres-ski is an essential part of ski culture and gives the modern gent a chance to show off his style credentials. However, when battling the sub-zero temperatures of mountainous regions, usually well...

The Key Trends From London Collections: MEN AW14 – Part 2

The Key Trends From London Collections: MEN AW14 – Part 2

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

We break down the key fashion and hairstyle trends shown at January's AW14 London Collections: MEN event. From AW14's biggest pattern trend to the dominant footwear styles to edgy all-black ensembles,...

The Key Trends From London Collections: MEN AW14 – Part 1

The Key Trends From London Collections: MEN AW14 – Part 1

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

We break down the key themes and trends shown at January's AW14 London Collections: MEN event, in order to glean an insight into what may be inhabiting our wardrobes come next winter. From AW14's key...

Savile Row, Woolmark & St. James’s AW14 – London Collections: MEN

Savile Row, Woolmark & St. James’s AW14 – London Collections: MEN

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

Savile Row's finest used Whitehall's War Rooms to deliver an atmospheric presentation at London Collections: MEN. Anderson & Sheppard, H. Huntsman & Sons, Henry Poole & CO. and Chittleborough & Morgan...

Trending Fabrics In Modern Menswear: Part 2

Trending Fabrics In Modern Menswear: Part 2

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

Fabrics play a key role in how we dress - some materials are worn for their practical and functional attributes, while others serve more aesthetic desires. A stronger influence than cut and colour, designers...

Trending Fabrics In Modern Menswear: Part 1

Trending Fabrics In Modern Menswear: Part 1

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

Fabrics play a pivotal role in how we dress and are often a stronger influence on consumer trends than cut or colour. We take a look at how traditional materials like tweed, cashmere and merino wool are...

YMC AW14 – London Collections: MEN

YMC AW14 – London Collections: MEN

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

Anti-trend apparel line YMC revealed an AW14 collection of understated functionality at its London Collections: MEN show. Teaming up with Swedish label Grunden, the label previewed rubberised macs fit...

FashionBeans x Burberry Prorsum AW14: Access All Areas

FashionBeans x Burberry Prorsum AW14: Access All Areas

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

In celebration of iconic British brand Burberry's AW14 collection showing at London Collections: MEN, FashionBeans was invited to be one of only a handful of exclusive presences backstage at the show....

Burberry Prorsum AW14: Key Themes & Pieces

Burberry Prorsum AW14: Key Themes & Pieces

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

Under the gifted direction of Christopher Bailey, Burberry Prorsum is one brand that never fails to inspire and push the boundaries of creative ingenuity. In this special collaborative piece, we identify...

Hackett AW14 – London Collections: MEN

Hackett AW14 – London Collections: MEN

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

Hackett London used this year's London Collections: MEN as its chance to further cement a place in menswear, just weeks after opening a new flagship store. Under the direction of Jeremy Hackett, the show...

Topman Design AW14 – London Collections: MEN

Topman Design AW14 – London Collections: MEN

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

Topman Design opened its highly anticipated AW14 show on the first day of London Collections: MEN with a splash of theatre. In stark contrast to last season's theme of 'techno cowboy', the AW14 collection...

Key Men’s Bag Trends For 2013/14

Key Men’s Bag Trends For 2013/14

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

We break down the key men's bag styles for 2013/14 and present a hand-picked edit of our favourite carry-all creations. From folios and briefcases suitable for work to more relaxed totes and backpacks...

L’Estrange L’E Shop Christmas Pop-Up

L’Estrange L’E Shop Christmas Pop-Up

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

L'Estrange London is the latest resident of no. 46, on Covent Garden's Monmouth Street. The shop, a more intimate space than the brand's last pop-up venture, is a neatly formed venue with a sense of permanency...

Norwegian Rain x COAL

Norwegian Rain x COAL

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

Norwegian Rain is setting up shop in Harvey Nichols as part of the Scandinavian brand's debut to the UK market. The award-winning outwear label is marking its territory with a pop-up space in the Knightsbridge...

Dressing For The Occasion: Black Tie – Part Two

Dressing For The Occasion: Black Tie – Part Two

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

Black tie is a dress code we rarely have use for in today's world of relaxed sartorial standards, but when the occasion calls to dapper-up, do you know your barathea silk from your satin or how to handle...

Dressing For The Occasion: Black Tie – Part One

Dressing For The Occasion: Black Tie – Part One

Article by: Shane C. Kurup

Tuxedo, dinner suit, black tie, cravat noir... Call it what you will, this formal code of dress is probably the smartest ensemble most modern men are expected to don during their sartorial career. With...

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