SUMMER OASIS IN THE CITY: DETAILS Summer Share opened its doors once again high above lower Manhattan in a breathtaking penthouse in The East Village. Over the course of two exciting days of fun in the sun, friends of the magazine were entertained by DJs Alexandra Richards, Steven Rojas, Charlie Klarsfeld and Louie XIV. While at the surf-inspired house, members enjoyed Grey Goose Le Melon cocktails, Diesel Timeframes tattoos by Tattly, cuts at the Baxter of California x Persons of Interest Barbershop, a private Yoga session on the outside deck, Foosball, World Cup action and a special musical performance by Liam Bailey.
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DETAILS celebrated the Spring/Summer 2015 menswear shows in Milan at the iconic Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone restaurant. Fashion insiders Elisabetta Canali, Massimiliano Giornetti, Andrea Pompilio, Alvaro Gonzalez, John Varvatos, Gaia Trussardi, Michael Bastian, and Neil Barrett sipped champagne and mingled in the candle-lit courtyard well into the night.
On the heels of London Collections: Men, DETAILS and MR PORTER gathered the at the forefront of fashion and technology for the DETAILS TxT: Tech & Tastemakers Summit, London. Also attended by influential forces shaping the tech scene in East London/Silicon Roundabout, the summit hosted a series of discussions around the latest innovations at the intersection of fashion and technology. Speakers included: Patrick Grant of E. Tautz, Designer Lou Dalton, Matt Bush of Google, Jo Bertram of Uber UK & Ireland, and Chris Martin of Lyst.
DETAILS has teamed up with Birchbox Man, the high-end grooming and lifestyle subscription service for men, to create an exclusive box of editor-approved products.
In the July Birchbox Man, subscribers will find deluxe samples from many of the DETAILS Magazine Best Products of 2014 nominees, plus full-size products from top lifestyle brands.
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In partnership with MR PORTER.com, DETAILS toasted our 2014 Digital Mavericks with a special fete at 41 Ocean Club in Santa Monica, CA surrounded by some of the most impressive tech visionaries in the industry today. The who’s who of Silicon Beach gathered to celebrate their peers and experience some of the featured pioneers’ innovations, including a custom Interlude video, social shopping with Wanelo, Anki Drive robotic car racing, a digital photo booth by Beats Music, and a curated display of Linus Bikes. DJ Plastic Plates provided the perfect soundtrack as guests mingled in the cool patio space.
Perry Ellis symbolizes All-American opportunity, optimism, and wit. Cobalt is a captivating, traditional cocktail with a pop of freshness and a splash of sexy. The ideal accessory to any man’s fashion ensemble, this addictive scent tantalizes emotions, stirs intuitions, and evokes a trail of sexiness, strength, and confidence.
There’s no blueprint for making it big in America. If only it were that, dare we say, elementary. But cracking the stateside market does require a specific mix: fierce talent, dashing style, unabashed confidence, and a customized strategy for world domination. Cue a new wave of British talent that’s descended upon the U.S., invading the airwaves with innovative sounds and disrupting playlists of even the most sophisticated DJs. It’s enough to make you want to turn the volume up—all the way up.Meet Tom Odell and Rudimental. We quizzed the gifted newcomers about the fast lane to success, their respective takeover strategies and why Brits are always so irresistible.
TOM ODELL: With his recently released debut album, Long Way Down, piano-playing rocker Tom Odell proves that he’s definitely a talent to watch. The 23-year-old won’t be in one place for very long—he’s speeding toward superstardom backed by soulful songwriting skills and a one-of-a-kind voice. We got a gander at the native of Chichester, England, posing next to a stark-white JAGUAR F-TYPE Coupe and one thing was perfectly clear—he’s ready.
Do you remember a specific moment when you knew that you’d arrived? One of the coolest things that’s ever happened to me is when I played in L.A. at the El Rey Theatre. I had just gotten to know Elton John and he was in L.A. at the time. When I arrived at the venue, he had left two bottles of champagne in the dressing room with a note that said, “Be brilliant. Love, Elton.” That’s the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me.
Let’s pretend that you get the JAGUAR F-TYPE Coupe to drive anywhere in the U.S. Where do you go first? I’d drive to Joshua Tree…. So many people I’ve met say that I need to go there because it’s a spiritual ground of creativity.
RUDIMENTAL: Underground music produced in London’s shadowy byways typically lives where it was born—underground. Rudimental, the electronic music quartet composed of East London songwriters/producers Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor, and DJ Locksmith, is causing a stir in the states following breakout performances at California music fests Outside Lands and Coachella. The bandmates and real-life mates dished on their road to stateside stardom during breaks from posing alongside JAGUAR’s sleek new F-TYPE Coupe.
What about your musical style has allowed you to disrupt the American music scene? DJ Locksmith: It’s new, fresh, exciting, and very British. But at the same time, it’s our own unique sound. It’s not that clean; it’s got that raw, soulful sound with electronic bass. That’s what everyone is feeding into. And the energy when you see us live is just the best.
What’s the biggest difference between your band and American bands? Kesi: There aren’t a lot of bands like ours. We’re a mix of electronic and live music. Not many bands I’ve seen can take it live like we do. With nine of us, including our live band, onstage at the same time going crazy, it’s a full-on experience—a big show!
DETAILS and Bloomingdale’s kicked summer of in style with the Bloomingdale’s annual SURF BASH. In tandem with Bloomingdale’s 10th Anniversary, DETAILS gathered select designers and VIP guests to celebrate the limited edition capusule collection with Surfer’s Healing to raise money for the foundation.
DETAILS once again kicked off the revelry during the biggest music festival in the country with our third annual DETAILS @ Midnight present by Lexus.
Going well into the early hours, the exclusive event drew celebs and notables to our sprawling private estate, including Selena Gomez, Josh Henderson, Nick Simmons, Christina Milian, Kurraueche Tran, Scott Eastwood, Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton.
The beautiful crowd enjoyed the Lexus IS F SPORT, Lexus social media photo booth and Instagram wall, make-your-own concert T-shirts from Original Penguin, Patrón cocktails and Patrón-infused Coolhaus ice cream sandwiches, snacks from The Melt food truck, retro movies on the lawn, and teepee lounges. The high-energy DJ sets from Hannah Bronfman & Brendan Fallis and The Knocks were capped off with a special live performance by RAC.
Check out all the excitement as DETAILS does it again in the desert…
A well-cut suit is often the cornerstone of any man’s wardrobe, offering a masculine confidence both at work and on special occasions. The suit you wore on your first day at work or the suit you proposed in – it becomes something more than just fabric and thread.
Cue Topman’s latest campaign: ‘It’s More Than Just A Suit,’ launching in stores this month. Topman knows how to take their suiting to the next level – it’s not all about the boardroom or Bar Mitzvah – it’s about breaking down the pieces, and adding tailoring into your day-to-day wardrobe.
We here at DETAILS fully endorse mixing your slim-fit suit jacket with your favorite skinny jeans, or pairing knitwear with tailored suit trousers. Mixing a new suit with your existing wardrobe is the perfect way to upgrade your look this spring.
Topman’s collection of suiting comes in three fits: Classic Slim-Fit, Skinny Fit, and Ultra Skinny Fit. Prices start at $250 for a full suit. View the collection in stores now and at us.topman.com.