Check Out The New Modus Vivendi Camo Collection

Modus Vivendi Camo Collection

This season, one of the hottest trends to emerge from the catwalks is khaki, olives and camo print. The colours, and print, are stylish and versatile and will match a wide variety of other colours and work in all manner of outfits.

Modus Vivendi Camo Collection

From tees to trousers, there are camo inspired pieces throughout the High Street and extends from clothing to accessories to footwear to, of course, underwear. Not one to ever be left out in the cold when it comes to the latest trends, Modus Vivendi have worked it into their new pieces for the season.

Modus Vivendi Camo Collection

Founded by Christos Bibitos in 1989, Modus Vivendi is a stylish, fashion led brand bringing the heritage of Greece into the modern age. Designed and made in Greece, Modus Vivendi – which means lifestyle or way of life – celebrates Grecian heritage and culture through striking designs that play on particular themes such as Greek gods and heroes.

Modus Vivendi Camo Collection

Modus Vivendi’s ethos of reflecting a lifestyle that is about doing what you do because you love it is the perfect complement to living life with a BANG! While each collection has a new theme, the designs rework the historic and cultural richness of Greece to create modern, stylish products.

Modus Vivendi Camo Collection

For the camo collection, Bibitos was inspired by “Querelle” a 1982 West German-French English-language drama film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. It’s a story about sailors, lust, love, and features a fair bit of man on man action. What a film!

Modus Vivendi Camo Collection

So it’s no surprise then that the camo collection is rugged, masculine and athletic, while still remaining sexy and contour clinging! The range includes low cut briefs, ‘bottomless’ briefs, boxers and lounge pants in various fabrics and colour ways, each as fashionable as the other.

Modus Vivendi Camo Collection

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Modus Vivendi Camo Collection

CREDITS

Photographer: Joan Crisol
Model: Javier F.A.
Video: Raúl Flory
Styling: Mario Ville
Special guest: Santa Kira
Location: Madrid, Spain

 

Calvin Klein Enlists Moonlight Actors In Latest Campaign

Calvin Klein Enlists Moonlight Actors In Latest Campaign

If you haven’t heard of Moonlight, then you must have been living under a rock. It’s one of the most critically acclaimed films of the past couple of years, and is the cause of much appreciation throughout the film industry. Based on a semi-autobiographical play by Tarrel Alvin McCraney and directed by Barry Jenkins, the story is told from the life of the main character. It explores the difficulties he faces with his own sexuality and identity and the abuse he receives because of it both physically and emotionally.

Calvin Klein Enlists Moonlight Actors In Latest Campaign

It was the first film with an all-black cast, the first LGBT film and has won a string of awards, including at the Golden Globes, and the Academy Awards! It was included in many top ten lists throughout 2016, from Buzzfeed’s to Vanity Fair’s and more. It actually caused more of a stir at the Academy Awards than anticipated, due to the fact that La La Land was mistakenly announced as the winner of Best Picture, when it actual fact, it was Moonlight that was supposed to scoop the covetable accolade, which they did eventually.

Calvin Klein Enlists Moonlight Actors In Latest Campaign

The cast of Moonlight includes Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert and Mahershala Ali. Not only have the cast been praised by their industry and their peers, but other industries have stood up to take note. None more so than the fashion industry. Some of the cast have recently been photographed for a Calvin Klein campaign entitled “Revelation”. Rhodes, Ali, Sanders and Hibbert have all been shot by Willy Vanderperre under the orders of Creative Director Raf Simons.

Calvin Klein Enlists Moonlight Actors In Latest Campaign

It’s his second campaign, with the first featuring young starlet Millie Bobby of Stranger Things. It seems that Raf is trying to merge the stars of the golden screen with the high fashion, and has cited that the ads were created to celebrare “revelatory performances in the film of the year.”

Calvin Klein Enlists Moonlight Actors In Latest Campaign

In the Moonlight campaign, Mahershala Ali speaks “Even after the performance is over, I realise that you still have to service it. I’ll be in a coffee shop and someone will come up to me and just open a vein…telling me how this struck a nerve for them, what their experience was. And I really try to be present for that. I’m really thankful for that.”

Calvin Klein Enlists Moonlight Actors In Latest Campaign

It’s also not the first time the cast have worked with Simons, as many of them have been wearing his designs around the awards season and to various ceremonies. Sanders, however has been a fan for years and was overjoyed working with the designer who he says he’s been a fan of for years.

Calvin Klein Enlists Moonlight Actors In Latest Campaign

So what do you think about the Calvin Klein Moonlight actor campaign?

 

Make A Splash With The New Addicted BLOW Swimwear Collection

Make A Splash With The New Addicted BLOW Collection

It’s finally getting closer to Summer guys! We can tell because it’s getting lighter and warmer obviously, but also because ADDICTED have just released a new swimwear collection, and we are absolutely loving it. Full of bright colours, zany prints and sports styles, this collection is full of swim shorts and briefs that would be ideal for the athletic and active guy who wants to stand out from the crowd.

Make A Splash With The New Addicted BLOW Collection

The 2017 Swimwear ADDICTED campaign was shot by renowned photographer Danniel Rojas. Hailing from Madrid, the talented Rojas has worked with the likes of Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire and Mens Health. His style is bright with bold colours and silhouettes, with a focus on clean, clear and often tanned skin. This shoot is akin to his style, with the 5 models: David Castilla, Pau Sanz, Arnau Serra, Felipe Piñeyro & José Moreno, posing in and by a pool at a sunny destination. The clear water of the pool and tanned, chiselled skin makes us long for a beach holiday, which is of course the aim for a brand like ADDICTED!

Make A Splash With The New Addicted BLOW Collection

The collection includes a range of fast drying swim short made from 100% quick dry polyester fabric, ideal for long Summer days. You could literally go from the pool to the beach to the bar in the shorts, all you need is a pair of flip flops and a tee and you’re good to go. They’re comfortable and stretchy, but made from high quality material meaning they won’t lose their structure, or fade too quickly in bright sunlight!

Make A Splash With The New Addicted BLOW Collection

Whatever your style, whether it be athletic swim shorts that are ideal for playing sports on the beach or splashing about in the pool, or something a little smaller and brighter, ideal for getting noticed on the strip, the ADDICTED Blow range has it all. With bold branding on the pieces, from an ADDICTED logo to slogans emblazoned on the back, you can show off the brand in style!

Make A Splash With The New Addicted BLOW Collection

For the extra daring amongst us, there are two cheeky swim briefs in the range that are certain to get pulses racing and hearts beating- just make sure it’s because they’re loving your style and not hating it! Strictly NSFBWC (not safe for beaches with children that is) it’s the Camo Penis Briefs! They are low rise seamless swim trunks that feature a removable Pack Up foam cup for extra padding down there. What is so great about this brief though is that the print is actually lots of little tiny willies in different colours. See the image below for the blue and pink versions!

Make A Splash With The New Addicted BLOW Collection

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#CoolBoy, Singer and Actor. It’s Joe Jonas

Joe Jonas CoolBoy Post

Ok, so I’m not sure about you, but my knowledge of the Jonas brothers used to be relatively sketchy. I mean, I’ve probably heard one of their songs before, and there was once something about chastity rings in the news, but aside from that, it was pretty much zilch. They’ve always been ‘there’, but I’ve never really taken too much notice. Up until a couple of years ago that is when it seems the Jonas brothers went from being Disney’s American Dream, to our American Dreamboats! The brothers themselves, Nick, Joe and Kevin are all singers cum actors, with Nick and Joe dabbling into modelling from time to time. Underwear modelling to be exact-  so right up our street!

Joe Jonas CoolBoy Post

Youngest brother Nick Jonas posed for Flaunt magazine in some Calvin Kleins, a shoot that was very Marky Mark-esque (see here for the images) which was of course, right up our street, and Joe Jonas is the newest face for the Guess underwear campaign. So what does it take to go from a teen heartthrob to just a heartthrob? We decided to delve into the Jonas history and have nominated middle brother Joe as this weeks #CoolBoy!

Joe Jonas CoolBoy Post

The Jonas Brother first rose to fame in the mid 2000s with their pop songs and innocent faces. They toured with the likes of Backstreet Boys and Kelly Clarkson and began to get a bit of a following themselves. They were signed by Disney and subsequently landed their own TV show. They also featured in the Disney musical teeny bop film Camp Rock alongside Demi Lovato who was also part of the new-age Disney clan. From there they carried on bringing out hit pop songs, and Americans hailed them as the paradigms of virtue- which helped a lot with the purity rings the lads used to sport. These were ditched a few years down the line, much to the horror of many parents.

Joe Jonas CoolBoy Post

The success of their singing careers and billboard charts slowed down, and the demand for the boys was slowing too, but their career had opened up a lot of opportunities for the Jonas Brothers, with them moving into TV, being part of the IT crowd and more. They decided to give music a break and pursued work separately. Kevin, the eldest, got his own show with his fiancee, and Nick and Joe made appearances when they documented the bands preparation for a comeback. Unfortunately it was short lived, and the band finally split up and cited creative differences. Joe, however had already been writing songs for artists like John Legend and more, so we can’t imagine the split affected his own creativity too much.

Joe Jonas CoolBoy Post

After the split Joe continued to work with artists on songwriting and collaborations. While working with other artists, it clearly sparked something in him and. he decided to set up a new band sans brothers Jonas. The band named themselves DNCE and released ‘Cake By The Ocean’. Yep- that ridiculously catchy song that was ALL over every radio station, is the product of a Jonas brother. Not only did it go down well worldwide, it also produced some pretty funny questions on what the hell Cake By The Ocean actually meant. Jonas confirmed it was about Sex On The Beach. He didn’t state whether it was the cocktail or, y’know though.

Joe Jonas CoolBoy Post

The song must’ve impressed someone over at Guess HQ (or maybe they were old school Camp Rock fans) as at the start of this year, Joe was drafted in as the new face of their first underwear campaign “Hero.” The campaign, shot by Yu Tsai and styled by Avo Yermagyan features Jonas solo and alongside Charlotte McKinney, who wears Guess lingerie.

“It’s the first time in history that Guess has commissioned a male star to be in an underwear advertising campaign. He’s a great talent who embodies all the characteristics of Guess’ DNA — sexy, young and adventurous,” said Paul Marciano, chief creative officer and executive chairman of the board.

We must admit, while he’s not as buff as lil bro, he still looks good in the shots (see below), and we can imagine that it will certainly help in opening even more doors for Joe. We’ll keep an eye out on the FROWs at Men’s Fashion Week next season!

So what do you think about Joe Jonas being our #CoolBoy?

Hot New Brand Alert: Danny Miami

Danny Miami Underwear and Swimwear

When new swimwear products come into the warehouse, we do a little dance here at BANG+STRIKE. A, because it usually means it’s the start of a new season (hello Sunshine!) and B, because it means another photoshoot is just around the corner, and we love a good photoshoot. The brand we’re about to introduce to you though is very exciting indeed. It’s stylish, sexy, and you’ll be wearing it from beach to bar on all of your Summer adventures. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the Danny Miami underwear and swimwear collection.

Danny Miami Underwear and Swimwear

According to the site, the brand was born from the founder’s love of the beach and obtaining the perfect tan. As is the case, he knew that everything looked better when you’re bronzed, but found the swimwear he wore to show off his tan, never quite lived up to his extravagant expectations. And so, Danny Miami was born. A mixture of innovative and daring designs, luxurious fabrics, flattering fits and dedication ensured the brand to be a success, and now they’ve just hit the virtual shelves at BANG+STRIKE!

Danny Miami Underwear and Swimwear

So what does this collection include? Lots of bright colour, outlandish prints, bold logos and so much more. It’s going to be your new go to brand when it comes to stocking up your holiday wardrobe. Whether you’re going to Ibiza, Mykonos, or just to Blackpool for the weekend, it’ll be sizzling hot no matter what with a piece from the Danny Miami range. Aspirational and inspirational, the campaign features the selfie-loving manbun-sporting Mr Miami himself in a variety of different scenarios. It’s for the cool, the athletic and the cheeky, and it will make you want to head down to the gym immediately!

Danny Miami Underwear and Swimwear

Baroque, leopard print, snake print and so many more patterns can be see emblazoned over tees, tanks, briefs, boxers and swimwear. With every colour under the Sun featured in some part throughout the collection, it’s most certainly one of the boldest ranges we stock, and for all you show-offs, you’re going to love it. It will definitely stand out on the beach, and ensure that when you’re strutting your stuff down the strip, you’ll be stared at for all the right reasons!

Danny Miami Underwear and Swimwear

The collection has been causing a storm on social media, with the brands’ Instagram engagement sky-rocketing when a new post is uploaded. With a mixture of Danny Miami’s own shots, plus some bronzed, buff customers and models wearing the collection, it’s most definitely a brand to watch and an Instagram to follow! Take a look here at the Danny Miami Instagram page for all the back stage imagery, close ups of the product and more.

Danny Miami Underwear and Swimwear

So now you’ve been introduced to Danny Miami, you better get over to their product page sharpish, as we reckon they’re going to go down a treat with you lot! We can’t quite promise you’ll look like a chiseled Adonis, but you’ll most definitely feel happy in this collection- who wouldn’t smile when they’re wearing bright, luxurious, fun and athletic swimwear and underwear?

 

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