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FRAGRANCE | Man EDT by Adnan B.: For the price, a really good buy

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  Man by Adnan B. was a random discovery while browsing frags online. You see, I sometimes go through all the brands listed under a particular letter to see if there's anything interesting. This was a product of the letter A. After a little bit of reading, I jumped the gun and added a bottle to my cart, more so since it's really affordable.

FRAGRANCE | Zino EDT by Davidoff: A less polished, old-school fougère with grit

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This one's an oldie, a product of the 80s. I don't know how popular this was or if it ever became popular at all. Whatever the case, Zino Davidoff seems to have suffered in the shadows of its blockbuster sibling, Cool Water , to the point that, I believe, it's no longer produced. That's just sad because Zino is a fantastic fragrance. Old school, yes, but fantastic nonetheless.

LOOKBOOK | Mr Goodie Two-shoes

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Sporting a dual colored shirt here. I don't know but when I saw this online, I was instantly attracted to the clean image the white and powder blue color combination was projecting. It reminded me of the overall vibe of this powder blue suit I once wore to a wedding. I seldom do it but here I decided to wear the shirt all buttoned up to the collar . According to my colleagues, I looked like a priest or a really good boy, which couldn't be farther from the archetypal me.

FRAGRANCE | Room Service EDP by Vilhelm Parfumerie is nice but could be much better

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Maybe it's just me but the name gives me the impression of something that's soft and intimate, one that conjures up an image of yourself or of someone else (or perhaps both) lazily curled up in the king-sized bed of a posh hotel room. While there's some sliver of truth to it, Room Service by Vilhelm Parfumerie isn't exactly like that for me.

LOOKBOOK | Weekends with my Nike Offline 3.0

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My wife recently came across these mules called Nike Offline 3.0 . We both found them really cute, so she got each of us a pair. Except from a few searches on the internet, we don't really know how it differs from its two previous releases. After my rather outré J.W. Anderson mules , which were soon followed by Birkenstock clogs , I think I'm developing a fondness for this type of footwear. So how do these Nikes stack up? 

LOOKBOOK | Kimono-clad: Style that's effortless and relaxed

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Haven't worn my kimonos in a really long while, so I guess it's time for some casual, lightweight layering with kimonos . Here I'm just wearing a plain black tee underneath, paired with some linen pants and loafers in complementing colors. The result is effortlessly casual yet still stylish.

LOOKBOOK | Ba ba bandana

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Except for that red piece that's part of a typical Katipunero costume, I don't think I've ever worn a bandana around my neck before. I really don't know why I haven't because it's such a timeless and effortless way to accessorize. But there's always a first time for everything, right?