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Men on trend: The evolution of the bearded hunk, from Burt Reynolds to Ryan Gosling



He has clearly just rolled out of his log cabin to forage for berries and slap a tin coffee pot over a fire of loose twigs. His long hair and beard are wild, and he is dressed in things thermal and plaid, with barely laced, modified Kodiaks on his feet.

A maniac living off the grid? Hardly. This was the subject of a recent lush fashion spread in the Financial Times: a manly man “whose hardwearing frontier style is wildly on trend.” Total cost of the new Daniel Boone’s morning attire: $7,925, which includes his Gold Cybele necklace and Wright & Teague rings. Once, this beast-man would have been mistaken for a 1970s pot dealer, a sasquatch or our sexual antithesis. (I have heard so many women long for the smooth, hairless type that for years I assumed all women were looking for male/female hybrids.)

But now—as with another ’70s icon, Burt Reynolds lying bare-ass on a bearskin rug—the woodsman is a bona fide hunk, a highly masculine, testosterone-flaring, sexy wild thing who makes us look and feel so tiny and, well, pruned beside him.
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Cannes 2014: The best men’s fashion moments (and by that we mean eye candy)


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Images of beautiful women in couture gowns gracing the Cannes red carpet have dominated web buzz for the last several days and though we can’t get enough, we think it’s time for a valid chiffon pause in honour of Hollywood’s snappiest gentleman dressers. The Cannes 2014 red carpet has been good for men’s fashion, from Gucci lapels to laid back button downs.

Who are we kidding—roll out the eye candy!

A very grown-up Robert Pattinson emerged for the premiere of his new work, Maps to the Stars, looking festival apropos in all black and sporting a shorter, more mature (and therefore, more hot) haircut. And, whether Ryan Gosling was intentionally smoldering for the camera, or blinded by the Cannes sun, he seemed to gaze right through the lens and directly into our souls. The Canadian heartthrob looked handsome as ever in a light blue button up, brown trousers, and well-worn brown leather shoes. Blake Lively’s red carpet co-star Ryan Reynolds pulled his fashion weight wearing head-to-toe Gucci with a Bulgari watch (those two sure know how to work the red carpet)! With all the cinema excitement along the Riviera, one thing remains clear, no one can rock a light beige three-piece suit better than Adrien Brody.
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Men’s FASHION Spring 2014 cover: Taylor Kitsch


Mens FASHION Spring 2014 Taylor Kitsch

Photography by Jim Spellman/WireImage

The recent trajectory of Canadian star Taylor Kitsch’s career is testament to his staying power: after a duo of box office misfires, Kitsch has a series of upcoming movies that are sure to put dubious criticisms to rest. Known best for his role as Tim Riggins, the brooding running back in Friday Night Lights, Kitsch sprung to fame on the big screen for his role as fan favourite Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and as drug kingpin Chon in Oliver Stone’s Savages. Not one to dwell on his career’s more minor moments, Kitsch maintains that he will continue to choose roles in movies he cares about, regardless of the risk factor. Two such films he has slated for 2014 include The Normal Heart, which focuses on the early ‘80s HIV/AIDS crisis in New York City (costarring Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts), and Canadian comedy The Grand Seduction, in which Kitsch plays a big-city doctor who descends upon a Maritime village in order to secure a factory contract and save the town from financial ruin.

In an exclusive interview with Men’s FASHION, Kitsch opens up about upcoming films, his love of laying low in his adopted hometown of Austin, Texas, and his foray into a new side of moviemaking with his upcoming directorial debut.   Read more »

Menswear report: The best Fall 2014 shows from Toronto Fashion Week

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Christopher Bates Fall 2014

Photography by George Pimentel

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By Derek Lall and Jacky Le

Men’s fashion was given some much-needed attention this season at World Mastercard Fashion Week, as a handful of shows were dedicated to style-enlightened gentleman. In Toronto, we saw a range of menswear styles that were worthy of coveting—from modern contemporary at Thomas Balint to the bespoke luxury at Christopher Bates, we’ve compiled the highlight menswear shows from this fashion week for your viewing pleasure.
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Antonio Azzuolo Fall 2014: The bespoke men’s tailor delves into womenswear for next season


Antonio Azzuolo Fall 2014

Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani

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Tailors tend to breed talented offspring. Dries Van Noten, Domenico Dolce, Emmanuel Ungaro—they’re all cut from families of exacting cloth. Menswear designer Antonio Azzuolo is part of that club, having been raised by two in Montreal. After years in the business (15 in creative roles at Ralph Lauren, Hermès, Gap and Kenneth Cole, and six at the helm of his own bespoke line) he launched womenswear for Fall 2014, bringing old school tailoring techniques into new territory for next season. In his post-show Q&A with ROM curator Alexandra Palmer last night in Toronto, Azzuolo spoke of adaptation—something he’s clearly done in this collection. His full canvas method (all the handiwork goes on below the surface, allowing for the outside to maintain perfect shape) was applied to both men’s and women’s belted coats. Wool culottes were worn overtop loose-fitting trousers for understated statement making effect. Meanwhile, a sixties mod feel was woven through, with graphic alpaca sweaters done in magenta, maroon and white with unfinished hems which were layered over perfect white shirts.
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Jared Leto’s beauty secret: His Oscars hair was all about the second-day style

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Jared Leto hair oscars 2014

Photography by Christopher Polk/Getty Images

If you’re looking for volume or planning on styling an updo, chances are you know that second-day hair is the way to go. Freshly washed hair can look too squeaky-clean and doesn’t hold its shape as well, plus there’s also a gritty, cool-girl factor that only second-day hair can provide. However, should you think this is a hair secret only used by women, think again. According to Vidal Sassoon hairstylist Chase Kusero, Jared Leto’s winning hair at the 2014 Oscars was all about the second-day style.

Should you want to copy the look (hey, those beachy waves would look just as good on a lady as they do on Leto) or get your guy on the edgy, long hair train, here’s how it was done. The night before the Academy Awards, Chase prepped Leto’s wet hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Waves Primer Spray and Pro Series Waves Pomade. Read more »

Men’s Fashion Week Fall 2014: The top 5 trends from London you need to know now

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Burberry Mens Fall 2014

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Men’s Fashion Week Fall 2014 just wrapped in London there was plenty to drool over (aside from David Gandy getting comfortable in front row). This season showcased this Brit capital at its finest, from the impeccable Savile Row style tailoring at Alexander McQueen, to lustworthy equestrian blankets at Burberry Prorsum. London has always been the epicentre of what is soon to be cool and here, we break down the top 5 trends that most certainly will be.

Karl Lagerfeld promotes his bodyguard to be the face of his latest menswear campaign


Karl Lagerfeld Bodyguard Model

Personal assistant to Karl Lagerfeld may seem like a dream job to many, but the job description may be a little more complex than you’d expect. From bodyguard to actor, Sébastien Jondeau has worked for Lagerfeld for 14 years and moves in and out of the spotlight depending on his boss’s needs. With multiple runway stints under his belt and a role in the recent Chanel short-film starring Keira Knightley, it’s only natural that his next assignment would be to front Lagerfeld’s new menswear campaign. Yes, you heard right: WWD reports that the 38-year-old boxing enthusiast (who happens to be the perfect combination of tall, dark and handsome) stars in both a new photo campaign and a short video clip, a teaser for which was released today. Read more »

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