• Men's Watches

    Type of Straps- Seiko Waffle Strap

    Now we have seen the Tropic rubber strap which is very popular with diving watches during the 1960s, but did you know, that there is another type of rubber strap from Seiko? It is one of a kind and unique strap which you can’t find nowadays. Guide on Tropic Strap (Source: www.drmenstyle.com) Blancpain Tropic (Source: timeandtidewatches.com)   INTRODUCTION Seiko, the Japanese watch giant actually came out with a rubber strap of model number ZLM01 or also known as the famous waffle strap. Seiko Blue Waffle Strap (Source:plus9time.com) Waffle Strap (Source: Uncleseiko.com) It is called “waffle” as you can see from the surfaces are square like patterns which looks like a…

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    Watch of The Week #1- Thomas Sabo Rebel Race

    What kind of watch that suits you if you like racing, tires, gears, and anything related to cars? The answer is the Thomas Sabo Rebel Race of course. With small details on the dials and the buttons on the side, this watch definitely screams racing!! Lamborghini Aventador (Source: Lamborghini.com)   MATERIAL Thomas Sabo Rebel Race Black (Source: Amazon.com) Thomas Sabo Rebel Race (Source:Zalora.com) This watch sports a combination of many materials, just like a car. This watch is equipped with a stainless steel body in rose gold color. On the other hand, it also comes with a stainless steel bezel (Rose-gold) and ceramic inlay on top (Black). Thomas Sabo Rebel…

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    Watch of The Week.

    There are many types of watches in the market, with different designs, functions, and features which makes the watch unique. There is no such thing as a one watch fits all kind. In the world of watches, luxury watchmakers like Rolex and etc have been established for their quality and its history. However, they are really expensive, and unless you are really rich, then, by all means, go ahead. Rolex Submariner 116613 (Source: Amazon.com) For the rest of us, we are okay with settling for an affordable watch that fits its purpose. However, with so many different types of watches, how can we choose the right one? WATCH OF THE…

  • Men's Shoes

    Can I Wear Socks With Boat Shoes?

    There is nothing that sparks more argument than whether or not socks can be worn with boat shoes. If you do a quick search on the internet, a lot of people get butthurt when you wear them both. Apparently, socks are like that one person in University which you do not like for no absolute reason.   INTRODUCTION Weather Report Malaysia (Source: Google.com) Generally, boat shoes are meant to be worn during summer or spring. But since Malaysia is full round hot (with occasion rain), boat shoes will be the perfect casual-ish style. Personally, I prefer to wear either espadrilles, boat shoes or even a low cut sneakers if I…

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    Why Should I Buy a Tropic Strap?

    While wearing a watch with rubber straps may not look as fancy as a leather strap on a dress watch or as sporty as an oyster bracelet, it still nice to have a pair of rubber strap. Orient Divers (Source: Amazon.com) Invicta Dress Watch (Source: Amazon.com) D1 Milano (Source: Zalora.com)   FLEXIBILITY & PRICE Silicone Strap (Source: Lazada.com)   Rubber Strap (Source: Amazon.com) If you are someone who loves to change it up a bit and dress up your watch, a rubber strap is a more cost-efficient method. To replace rubber straps is cheaper as compared to a leather or even the more expensive metal bracelets. Metal Bracelet  (Source: Lazada.com)…

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    How to Recognize Tropic Strap V2

    While the most famous Tropic straps were easily recognizable by its distinctive features from basket weave design, to its waffle shape on its back, there is another type of Tropic strap which we will cover today. Tropic Strap (Source:ebay.com) BIG HOLE TROPIC Lol. That was my first initial reaction when I heard the name. Just like its name suggested, the Big Hole Tropic strap is a rubber strap made out of series of holes. There are 4 big noticeable holes from the top which gets smaller in diameter Tropic Big Hole(Source:ebay.com) Then, we have the standard 6 holes on the strap on the long edge of the strap. The other…

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    How to Recognize Tropic Strap?

    The Tropic strap instantly became one of the most popular rubber straps for diving and sports watches from the 1960s until now. In case you missed out on what a Tropic is, you can click this link to read about its initial history. Isofrane 1968 Rubber Straps (Source: gearpatrol.com) Polyurethane NLD Zulu Diver Strap (Source: gearpatrol.com) While the Tropic is no longer in production, you can still find modern replication of vintage straps from different manufacturers. In fact, modern Tropic straps retain the same features and design of classic straps which can be easily recognized. Here are a few methods to recognize a Tropic strap.   1) Basket Weave Design…

  • Men's Shoes

    How to Break Your Boat Shoes?

    Imagine this scenario playing in your head. You tried on a pair of boat shoes and walked around the shop and you thought, ” This is perfect. I will take it!!”. Feeling excited after purchasing your boat shoes, you can’t wait to wear them tomorrow and show it off to all your friends and family. Blisters on the back of the heel (Source:fairfieldpodiatry.com.au) As follows, you put on a pair of boat shoes and went to brunch. To your horror, while wearing the boat shoes and going on to do your thing, you keep finding the boat shoes hard leather scraping against your leg. When you get back home, you discovered…

  • Men's Watches

    Type of Watch Straps- Tropic Rubber

    We have seen leather straps and variations of stainless steel bracelets in the market. While a different type of watch demands a different type of straps, the same goes to rubber straps. Hummer HM1003-1744M with Suede Leather Strap (Source: Zalora.com)   Orient Men’s Ray || Japanese Automatic with Stainless Steel Bracelet (Source: Amazon.com) Indeed, the most popular rubber straps in demand until now are the rubber straps from TROPIC. Originally created in the 1960s, it became synonymous with diving watches and sports watches. Tropic orange and black straps on Seiko DIvers (watchintyme.com) A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY   As we have already known, Tropic straps were the first rubber straps…

  • Men's Shoes

    How Should I Wear Boat Shoes with Casual Pants??

    Apparently, men online only have two reactions to boat shoes. In fact, they either love it or extremely hate it. When we say hate, we mean total disgust, to the point of puking when they see boat shoes.   Personally, I really like boat shoes not only for how practical they are but also because there are many ways to pair it with your top and bottom clothing, especially in a casual setting. Don’t believe me, let’s dive straight in.   CHINOS ALL THE WAY   Yellow Chinos with Boat Shoes (Source: lookastic.com) One of the classic styles of pairing the boat shoes is with a cotton fabric chinos due…

  • Men's Shoes

    How Should I Wear a Boat Shoes?

      Boat Shoes on Display (Source: instagram.com/nobleman_shoes) I like boat shoes. In fact, I may be a little biased towards them as wearing one always brings me back memories during my awkward college days. In fact, every time I think of boat shoes, I will always think of my days studying at Taylor’s University. Awkward Photo’s during 2014 (Source: Facebook.com) With my awkward haircut, awful fashion sense and out of the place boat shoes fashion style, I felt confident at that time. Don’t laugh, everyone has their awkward days. (*Silently cries)   HOW TO WEAR A BOAT SHOES (LIKE REALLY!!) Last day of Uni, also saying farewell to our terrible…

  • Men's Watches

    More Information You Should Know About the Royal Oak

    The Royal Oak still remains one of the best watches to talk about as there are endless things we can explore. So before you grab these sexy watches for yourself, read on to find out more about the Royal Oak.   LAKE GENEVA, SWITZERLAND Lake Geneva (Source: Googlemaps.com) One day, Gerald was taking a walk along the shore of Lake Geneva. Along the shore, he spotted a diver coming up wearing a traditional brass divers helmet. He was inspired by the design of the diver’s helmet from its round glasses or porthole and screws surrounding it. From that fateful encounter, the Royal Oak was born. ThorInstruments Diving Helmet (Source: Amazon.com)…

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    Audemars Piquet & Gerald Genta- Integrated Bracelet

    INTRODUCTION   There is something about watches that will always attract men to them. Now, every guy is different and some may like to collect shoes while like to collect smartwatches or other gadgets. Personally, I love watches and anything related to them. Offwhite Blue and Yellow Running Sneakers (Source: Endclothing.com) Gerald Genta (Source: revolutionwatch.com) Royal Oak ref 5402 (left) and ref 15202 (Right) (Source:hodinkee.com) Now, even though you may not be particularly crazy about watches like me, it is still important to know the terms and names that are usually very popular among the watch community. In fact, two of the terms you should know today are the Audemars…