Menswear worth fighting for

When it comes to men and fighting there are those gritty, glass-breaking affairs that end in broken noses and the intervention of hulking bouncers, and then there’s, well, Bridget Jones’s Diary. You know the scene: it starts with Hugh Grant exclaiming “Fuck me, that hurt!” in his trademark foppish tone after being socked in the face by Colin Firth. What follows is potentially the most prissy male fight in cinematic history.

It’s hard to look at this shoot by Paola Kudacki and not recall the Grant-Firth altercation – if only for the dandy clothing, handsome faces, and lack of blood – even if the beach scene and sharp evening-wear should be closer to something off a James Bond reel. Either way, Keegan Singh’s styling offers up plenty of inspiration for keeping evening attire interesting and away from classic black and white. The trends here reflect much of what’s happening in the womenswear space, filtering through to menswear: metallics, prints and even a jacket constructed of white perforated mesh are all stand-out without being over the top.

menswear fight hercules

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James Penfold & Nico Malleville: Hercules S/S '12
James Penfold & Nico Malleville: Hercules S/S '12
James Penfold & Nico Malleville: Hercules S/S '12
James Penfold & Nico Malleville: Hercules S/S '12
James Penfold & Nico Malleville: Hercules S/S '12
James Penfold & Nico Malleville: Hercules S/S '12
James Penfold & Nico Malleville: Hercules S/S '12
James Penfold & Nico Malleville: Hercules S/S '12

Starring James Penfold and Nico Malleville, you can view the full shoot from Hercules S/S ’12 issue at the gallery above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.