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What Am I Wearing Today – Look #1

6th December 2012
Let’s make this blog a little more interesting. WAIWT (What Am I Wearing Today) is mainly featured on my Instagram account (@drblogspot) and various forums, but I felt that my dear readers have been left out. Therefore I will start posting my individual WAIWT looks from this week onwards. WAIWT are photographes that features what I usually wear everyday in Melbourne, whether it is the outfit to uni classes towards special occasions. In this post I will demonstrate my daily style for the love of clothes.

What Am I Wearing Today – Look #1

Givenchy Tartan Plaid Rottweiler Shirt Fall Winter 2011 (Top), Balmain Black Destroyed Biker Jeans Fall Winter 2012 (Bottom), Kriss Van Assche Black High-Top Sneakers Spring Summer 2012 (Shoes), Zara Short Black Blazer Menswear (3rd Photo)

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Lane Crawford – Givenchy Tartan Plaid Rottweiler Shirt from Givenchy Fall Winter 2011 collection. This unique shirt features multiple Rottweiler heads on a white gradient background smoothing from distressed grunge plaids print. It has been speculated that design in particular has gone through a three-step printing process. The plaid is first fully printed, second step involves bleaching the bottom plaid print creating a white gradient effect and lastly finalising the rottweiler print. Size shown above – 38, 15.

Givenchy Tartan Plaid Rottweiler Shirt – A$1,300 (Sold Out)

‘Source: Vogue Italy – Givenchy Fall Winter 2011/2012’
MR PORTER – Balmain Distressed Slim-Fit Biker Jeans Fall Winter 2012. Balmain’s biker jeans have amassed a cult following, with their extra-slim fit and distressed detailing adding a dose of masculine cool to city ensembles. This pair comes in a washed black shade that will look particularly powerful with monochrome separates, so add a leather jacket to the equation for Parisian flair. *Buyers note, this item fits very large to size, take two sizes down. BUY IT NOW

SSENSE – Slim fit biker jeans in washed black. Fading, distressing and ribbed paneling throughout. Slash pockets, zip pockets and coin pocket at front. Patch pockets and black textile logo patch at rear. Tonal stitching. Zip fly. BUT IT NOW


Balmain Slim Black Destroyed Biker Jeans

Balmain Slim Black Destroyed Biker Jeans
Slim fit biker jeans in washed black. Fading. distressing and ribbed paneling throughout. Slash pockets. zip pockets and coin pocket at front. Patch pockets and black textile logo patch at rear. Tonal stitching. Zip fly.
Just One Eye – Kris Van Assche Black Leather High Top Sneakers. This classic shoe feature a rounded toe, extended tongue with laces up front and a white rubber sole. With exposed silver zip-fastening up back and a placket that extends from the top and bottom. Kris Van Assche Spring Summer 2012 shoes collection.

Kris Van Assche Black Leather High Top Sneaker – $640 (Sold Out)

Alternative similar items that I would buy if the above items are out of stock or size.

MR PORTER – Alexander McQueen Abstract Ivy-Print Cotton Shirt Fall Winter 2012. Bring new life to your evening looks with this standout Alexander McQueen shirt. The vivid abstract ivy print has a romantic feel that will give your off-duty outfits a hint of the British label’s dark drama. Ground this piece with understated styling, teaming it with black slim-fit jeans and an overcoat to take the look downtown. BUY IT NOW
SSENSE – Alexander Mcqueen Petrol Feather Print Shirt in Black Fall Winter 2012. Spread collar. Buttondown closure at front. Two button cuffs. Shirttail hem. Tonal stitching. BUY IT NOW
Alexander Mcqueen Petrol Feather Print Shirt
FarFetch, Nike – Via Verdi – Pierre Balmain Skinny Leg Jeans Fall Winter 2012. Black cotton blend jeans from Pierre Balmain featuring a skinny leg, a concealed front fastening, belt loops at the waist, a classic five pocket design, two zip fastening pockets at the thigh, a small silver-tone metallic logo at the ticket pocket and a logo embossed design plaque to the rear. BUY IT NOW
This pair of jeans is inspired from the early Dercanin Era, you can see the resemblance with the front two zips and rear zips pockets along with leg fastening which are elements only featured on the premium range Balmain Biker Jeans and Trousers. These elements are still incorporated today on the latest Balmain menswear. The zip tab design is exactly the same as early Balmain Biker Jeans design. This is well worth a bargain.
FarFetch, Capsule By Eso – Givenchy Star Studded High-Top Sneaker Pre-Fall Winter 2012. Black leather hi-top sneaker from Givenchy featuring a round toe with perforated detailing, a lace-up fastening, a velcro fastening tab to the top with studded silver-tone studs and a contrasting white bottom panel. BUY IT NOW
SSENSE – Kris Van Assche Black Leather Side Laced High-Top Sneaker Fall Winter 2012. High-top leather sneakers in black. Tonal paneling throughout. Round toe. White lace-up closure at sides of padded tongue. Perforated toe cap. Silver-tone eyelet vents at interior and exterior faces. Padded collar. Exposed silver-tone zipper at heel. White rubber foxing with signature carved at heel. White ribber sole. Tonal stitching.


BUY IT NOW

Krisvanassche Black Leather Side_laced High_top Sneakers
SSENSE – Kris Van Assche Black Leather High-Top Hiking Sneakers Fall Winter 2012. High-top buffed leather sneakers in black. Tonal paneling and suede accents throughout. Round toe. Tonal lace-up closure with black eyelets. Padded suede tongue. Padded collar. White rubber foxing with signature carved at heel. White rubber sole. Tonal stitching. BUY IT NOW

Krisvanassche Black Leather High_top Hiking Sneakers
SSENSE – High-Top Leather Sneakers in Blue and Grey Fall Winter 2012. Tonal paneling throughout. Round toe. White lace-up closure with silver eyelets and grey suede trim. Padded tongue. Padded collar. Exposed silver-tone zipper at heel. White rubber foxing with signature carved at heel. White rubber sole. Tonal stitching. BUY IT NOW

Krisvanassche Blue Leather High_top Sneakers

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Our New Running Shoes – The Nike Lunarglide+ 4

8th November 2012
The last time I bought a pair of running shoes was almost five years ago. Lately, my girlfriend and I have decided to take up running seriously, so we went out to choose the best looking and most comfortable running shoes we could find. The search has resulted us to pick these Nike Lunarglide+ 4 runners, also mainly because we liked the fluorescent soles and striking accents. They are extremely comfortable and provides good support, like a glove on feet. I recommend that everyone should get a pair. These Nike Lunarglide+ 4 are only ($99) on Eastbay, so cheap it’s a steal! I love this pair of Nike’s so much that I had to photograph them.

‘Source: Nike.com – Nike Lunarglide+ 4 Men, Women Campaign’

Not a sports person? No worries, Cole Haan has mix it’s classic wingtip style with Nike’s ultra-lightweight Lunarlon cushioning system. The aim is to create an everyday shoe for the city people like us who wants to weight comfort and style. Personally I would always choose style over comfort, and I never change to running shoes with a suit after work like most Melbournians. Ask my Thom Browne’s how much blisters they gave me when I walk in them sockless. Second thoughts, this makes me want to get these Cole Haan LunarGrand Wingtip after my wonderful Nike experience. The Cole Haan LunarGrand Wingtip are the ultimate metropolitan shoes, the ideal solution of practical style and comfort shoes to walk home with. Now available in a range of colour options for only ($248.00).

‘Source: Cole Haan – The Lunargrand Wingtip’
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Happy Birthday to Me and My Black Blazer Collection

26th August 2012

I can’t believe it has been another year, unbelievable how time flies. I celebrated my 23rd birthday yesterday at Bimbo Deluxe, a great place to hangout, it was the best birthday I had in a while.

Look what I got as a birthday gift from my lovely girlfriend…

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The Balmain Spring Summer 2012 Satin Tuxedo Crop Blazer

:] :0 :O XD :3 <3 <3 <3

Balmain Black Satin Lapel Cropped Wool Jacket

I love this blazer so much, I always wanted this blazer since the day I tried it during our Japan trip. Thank you so much, I am so happy :* <3

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Thom Browne Tragedy with These Balmain Sneakers

24th August 2012
I mention on the previous post that (22/8/2012) Harrolds on Collins Street, Melbourne is having an extra mark down sale on all floor stock, reduce to 50% off full retail price.
There is this pair of Thom Browne shoes from the Spring Summer 2012 collection that I had been eyeing for a while. Actually i’m not even sure why I wanted it so badly at the first place as I wasn’t attracted to this brand earlier. But when I stumble upon these Thom Browne shoes, it literally caught my attention, they look really eye candy and different, nothing similar in the market that could compete with its uniqueness. These Thom Browne SS12 Suede Grey Wingtip Brogues are truthfully distinctive with it’s tri-colour sole and tab. Harrolds at that time only had it in a size EU 42.5, UK 8.5, US 9.5. It wasn’t my size, but I could fit in them surprisingly.
Source: GQ, Oki-Ni
Thom Browne SS12 Suede Wingtip Brogue in Grey
was $990, now $495 AUD (50% OFF)

Nobody touched them even with 30% off the full retail price ($990 AUD). I was secretly awaiting for them to go 50% off ($495 AUD) and buy it before anyone does. Unfortunately, a friend of mine who works at Harrolds didn’t tell that he couldn’t reserve those shoes for me when I told him in weeks ahead that I was going to grab them on the extended sales day. I arrived 15 minutes after the store opened and it was too late. The scene was like an Asian market, pack with people like me hunting for all the best deals in store. Someone bought my Thom Browne shoes!
I was fortunate to be quick enough to grab these Balmain sneakers in my size before anyone else did. These Balmain Spring Summer 2012 Velcro Ribbed High-top Sneakers were initially sold out in a size 42, but Harrolds was kind enough to transfer a size 43 from the Sydney store base on my request. I was very happy with this purchase as these shoes were completely sold out quite a while ago around the internet. These Balmain SS12 full leather sneakers are quite difficult to wear, I have to struggle to get my foot in even though I had already loosen the laces. I guess that is why the new Balmain FW12 suede and leather sneakers has a back zip for easier foot access. You might also notice that the FW12 version has a higher shoe tongue compared to the SS12.

My happy sales purchase – Balmain Spring Summer 2012 Velcro Ribbed High-Top Sneakers
was $1090, now $545 AUD (50% OFF)

Source: Balmain.com

You can still find my Balmain SS12 sneakers at SSENSE, only size 43 left, or the following newer versions from the FW12 collection.
Source: SSENSE
Balmain Spring Summer 2012 Black Velcro Basketball Sneakers – $1275

Balmain Fall Winter 2012 Black Ribbed Tongue Sneakers – $1125

Balmain Fall Winter 2012 Black Suede Zip Sneakers – $955

Balmain Fall Winter 2012 Black Calf-hair Sneakers – $1175
Deep down my heart I am still upset that I didn’t get to buy those Thom Browne Suede Wingtips Brogue from the SS12 collection. So now I have my eyes set on this current season FW12 Thom Browne Buckle Wingtips Brogue, let see whether I will be in any luck to own these beautiful shoes in the near future.
Source: Oki-Ni
Thom Browne Fall Winter 2012 Black Buckle Wingtips Brogue – $1309 AUD
Fashion

The Harrolds Sale Starts Tomorrow – Spring Summer 2012

21st August 2012
All floor stocks are going 50% off tomorrow at Harrolds Australia. I have my eyes on a few items that is part of my Spring Summer 2012 wishlist. Harrolds only goes 50% off twice a year, August and February, 6 months apart. The February sales were amazing, they had almost the whole Balmain Fall Winter 2011 range on sale, all 50% off. It was worth it since most of the pieces from that collection was sold out before sale commence worldwide. However for Spring Summer 2012,  there isn’t much stock left from Balmain and Givenchy. But there are other brands like Thom Browne, Vivienne Westwood, Julius, Rick Owens, Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Kris Van Assche and etc. (checkout the list of brands that they carry).

Here are some of the key pieces from Balmain Fall Winter 2011 and Spring Summer 2012 that I presume are still in stock at Harrolds, Melbourne, at the moment – that are going to be 50% off tomorrow.

 
(This Balmain blazer non satin/ leather lapel version from SS12)
Fashion

Some Rare Runway Shoes on eBay For Now

9th August 2012
Prada Spring Summer 2011 Runway Oxford Espadrilles Creeper Shoes
(circa. Fall Winter 2010)


This is as rare as you can get on eBay, brand new with original box. This pair of Prada runway shoes were only made as an early prototype before the main production of the commercial version during Spring Summer 2011. There is significant difference between the runway and commercial version, in terms of height, width and design. This particular oxford style is impossible to be found in any Prada stores for now. Prada still manufactures the brogue version with the same height as the runway shoes, however, the width is not the same, so as the runway version which has a Prada Sport sole. They sort of improvise the height and design base on the feedback from Spring Summer 2011 commercial version, the current available version in store which are price at $1190 AUD, but has a thinner width compared to the runway and commercial version from Fall Winter 2010, Spring Summer 2011.

My Prada Spring Summer 2011 Runway Oxford and Brogues Espadrilles Creepers. I was lucky enough to buy one from Rakuten Japan last year, so as the right pair Brogues from a Prada manager who was kind enough to sell them to me (read more).
Prada Spring Summer 2012 Bejewel Tricolour Golf Shoes


Another fine example from Prada, i’m afraid to say that this eBay deal is so good that I was about to purchase them last night, without informing you guys about it of course, hahaha. But after careful consideration, I won’t be touching it even at this price. Don’t get me wrong, I love them a lot, but then again I can’t seem to accept the Golf soles, they are impractical for tarmac and would make lots of sound to attract even more attention. Even if I bought them, it wouldn’t be the right time for me to wear, as fashion here is quite conservative in Melbourne. If I live in Tokyo, I would definitely get these and wear them out for good, it depends which lifestyle you want to live to wear such shoes. I admit, I am not brave enough to wear these out.
Take note, that this shoe size runs slightly bigger. I am a size 43-43.5 but I could fit in Prada size 8-8.5, 42-42.5. So this particular pair on eBay would be around 45-45.5 if not mistaken. They are very comfortable, I doubt anyone would regret buying them.

Givenchy Fall Winter 2011 Rottweiler Thigh High Boots

Not every men gets to experience wearing thigh high boots in their life. This was a brave step by Riccardo Tisci during Fall Winter 2011, you would be surprise there is actually demand out there for these extreme eccentric boots. The last time I saw one which went on sale was from Koji Wang, some guy who works for the fashion industry in Lane Crawford who sold me a Prada Spring Summer 2011 Multi-colour Stripe Sweater, as seen on my profile picture there >>>. Koji had the exact size as the one currently on eBay, in a size 41 as well, but he sold it on bid in used condition for only $1059.99. The current one on eBay is also on bid, but for $2700 instead in brand new condition. Not to mention, someone has already place a bid on it. So for whoever out there who always wanted this pair of thigh high boots from Givenchy, this could be your last chance forever to buy one brand new. It would definitely be worth a collector’s item even if you don’t wear them. I could imagine it being in a museum some day.
Source: Riccardi Boston, eBay Australia, Vogue.it, Youtube Channel – Andrew Mukamal
Sean Godard discusses how he manage to get hold a pair of Givenchy Fall Winter 2011 Rottweiler Thigh High Boots with Andrew Mukamal. They are both wearing Givenchy Spring Summer 2012 Birds of Paradise collection.

Me wearing the Givenchy Spring Summer 2012 Birds of Paradise Shirt – Follow me on Instagram for more photos (user: mauricelwx)

My Givenchy Fall Winter 2011 Rottweiler Checkered Shirt + Givenchy Spring Summer 2012 Birds of Paradise Shirt.