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    In honor of Father’s Day on Sunday, The Manila Times is gifting all men-with-children easy D.I.Y. fashion tips with the latest styles of some of today’s most popular clothing brands. With all the hard work you do for your family, you owe it to yourself to look good and feel good, not just this Sunday, but from Dad’s Day onwards.

    Meet the men of . . .

    Ben-Sherman

    A British invasion of men’s fashion from Ben Sherman

    … Ben Sherman
    The grand opening of top British men’s clothing line Ben Sherman at Robinsons Magnolia presented the fashionable Filipino his current crop of choices from the Kingdom of Queen Lilibet.

    Unveiled at a mini-fashion show, with the store’s popular T-Shirt Bar for a backdrop, were get-ups inspired by the sharp styles and new sounds of the 1960’s American Jazz scene and the fashion of local Britain Artisans.

    These clashing influences birthed a collection comprised of a muted color palette of ochre hued monochrome, evolving into richer, peach tinted oranges and onto raspberry reds, paired with khaki greens, slate, and warm blue, and highlighted with burnt gold and turquoise.

    Prints are also in the mode with a refreshing take on ikat print, art deco-inspired geometrics and dobby detailing, layered onto pinstripes and checks, and refined herringbone fabric.

    Oxford shirts are permanent staples for the brand in stripes and spots, gingham, Madras and traditional Mod checks.

    To complete the whole ensemble, an assortment of accessories including backpacks, holdalls, and messengers are also in, as well as leather must-haves.

    Feet call for desert boots, brogues and Derbys, supplemented by espadrilles and canvas trainers for a more casual and contemporary feel.

    … Penshoppe
    “Wear who you are” was the message of homegrown brand, Penshoppe, at the recently concluded Philippine Fashion Week Ho-liday 2013.

    A stylish man in a button-down shirt, a country cardigan, and a neat pair of slacks

    A stylish man in a button-down shirt, a country cardigan, and a neat pair of slacks

    For men, Penshoppe paid special attention to the streetwise guy with the Camo Punk collection comprised of rugged street wear, washed out denims, earthen jersey pants, gray pullovers and pocketed jackets.

    For the polished males, the Modern Heritage collection offered popular country fabrics like chambray, corduroy, cardigan and tweeds in long-sleeved cardigans or V-neck, button-down sweaters over basic collared tees, all paired with neat slacks.

    Finally, for the more luxurious man, the 21st Century Romance collection took form in geometric printed shirts topped with an array of jackets, blazers and coats. Bottoms were sleek jeans in shades of gray, black and white.
    EUDEN VALDEZ

    … Memo
    On-the-go men may just find what they’re looking for at Memo.

    Move easily from work to play

    Move easily from work to play

    Move easily from work to play in comfy polo shirts with stripe details. Remember, horizontal stripes give an illusion of broadness, adding masculinity and confidence to one’s stance. Complemented with bright yellows, warm oranges, cool greens and relaxing blues, these shirts exude a serious but approachable look.

    … Uniqlo
    As always, global Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo offers men the fusion of functionality and quality clothing with its “LifeWear” brand concept, as shown during the brand’s latest runway show to mark the opening of its SM Aura Premier branch.

    Uniqlo’s quick and comfy look means a polo shirt and slim jeans

    Uniqlo’s quick and comfy look means a polo shirt and slim jeans

    Espousing its slogan of “Clothes for a better life for everyone, everyday,” the brand dressed its male models it an attractive array of casuals, ranging from Dry Pique polo shirts, slim colored jeans, Washed Pique patterned shorts, basic tees, hoodies, as well as comfy boxers.

    Uniqlo now has a total of four stores in the Philippines, after opening in 2011 at SM Mall of Asia and SM City North Edsa The Block; and just this year at SM City Pampanga and SM Aura Premier. Soon to open within the month are branches in SM City Fairview and Glorietta 5 in Makati City.

    … Marks & Spencer
    For Marks & Spencer, a man is never fully dressed without a scent.
    This season, house brand Autograph introduces a daytime scent for the active man with Autograph Sport Eau de Toilette—an aromatic blend of spices, combining luxury, imagination and the spirit of adventure.

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