Maison Martin Margiela x H&M Collaboration: Menswear [UPDATE]

Unlike H&Ms other collaborations which have taken on a super-commercial spin, the direction Maison Martin Margiela has taken is more subdued. The whole point of high-end designer and H&M collaborations is to bring luxury brands to a wider audience, and Maison Martin Margiela  has adhered to this whilst retaining their signature deconstructed approach to tailoring.

Representatives from Maison Martin Margiela have said that the men’s garments in the collection are reissued pieces from Margiela archives.

“It’s a pleasure to present these re-editions of Maison Martin Margiela to a new audience, to those who were too young to buy the original pieces and those who didn’t have access to Maison Martin Margiela before the days of internet shopping,” the house said.

“Put more simply, our designs will now be available to those who can’t afford our mainline collection. With this collaboration, some of our most iconic archive pieces can become modern classics.”

The Maison Martin Margiela collaboration will be in H&M stores on Nov. 15. Meanwhile, you can follow the talk on twitter with the hashtag #MargielaWithHM.

Below are menswear images the public have seen so far. Below are ALL the menswear images from the collection. What do you think? We like the footwear and the jeans.

An Overview Of Stocks


An Overview Of Stocks

Stocks are all the stocks owned by an individual or entity through which some part of its earnings is earned. In common English, the stocks are collectively referred to as “stock”. A single share of any company’s stock represents a fractional share in proportion to its total number of outstanding shares. The value of any share, therefore, depends on the price paid for it and the prevailing stock market price at the time of issue. There are two types of stocks-known as common stocks and preferred stocks.

Common stocks are those shares which are traded on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) and the Pink Sheets. Common stocks represent a portion of the entire marketable securities inventory. When these stocks are listed on the OTCBB, they are called the Over-The-Counter Marketable Securities (OTM). They are traded over the counter because they do not exist within the prescribed limits of limited trading to ensure their validity as genuine pieces of ownership. It is important for investors who purchase these shares to be aware that they come with no statutory rights to dividends or capital appreciation. The only right they enjoy is to receive dividends based on their performance.

Preferred stocks, on the other hand, are those assets which are owned directly by an individual shareholder. Unlike common stocks, these have one distinct advantage over them-permanently entitled to dividends. However, as with common stocks, dividends cannot be realized immediately.

There are two types of preferred stocks. The first type, called the “rights” preferred, gives the shareholders automatic rights to dividends according to their investment growth. The second type, referred to as the “dividend stocks”, gives an opportunity for the shareholders to earn dividends on their own through annual distributions. These stocks are popular with individual investors who can invest on their own and have control over their own portfolio.

Commonly, dividends are paid out by the company in two ways. First, it can be paid out to all shareholders as a distribution. This distribution is usually equal per stock shareholder. Second, the dividends are channeled in the form of earnings. A company may choose to channel dividends either to its own shareholders or to another investor who will pay it out; this is known as a “follow-on” distribution.

Since dividends allow investors to have more control over their investments, these stocks are ideal for individual investors. They allow investors to accumulate profits quickly. Another appealing thing about these stocks is that dividends are tax-free. This allows investors to minimize their taxable income. Moreover, since most of these stocks are sold on the over-the-counter market, investors do not incur any stamp duty or other tax costs when selling their stocks.

Leatherman celebrates 35th anniversary with Limited-Edition Pocket Survival Tool

Growing up, my dad always traveled with a Swiss Army Knife. While he wasn’t an outdoor adventure type of man, for some reason it would regularly come in use, whether it be cutting plastic strings or fastening loose screws for unexpected repairs.

So when iconic tool brand Leatherman invited me to their 35th anniversary event held at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, I couldn’t help but think of how much he’d appreciate the craftmanship that goes behind creating a Pocket Survival Tool (PST).

PSTs are essentially multi-tools (think pilers, wire cutters, knife and bottle opener) all in one small, pocket-sized package. Leatherman is the original creator of the PST. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a gadget lover who doesn’t own a Leatherman.

What I was surprised to learn was that the Leatherman brand had come a long way since its humble beginnings.

The idea for an innovative tool brand came about when company founder Tim Leatherman and his wife set off on a road trip throughout Europe more than 30 years ago.

On their trip, the car they bought for $300, perhaps unsurprisingly, required multiple roadside fixes. As an engineering graduate, Tim had the right know-how, but not the right tools, to fix it.

He thus returned home with an idea for a multi-tool to tackle life’s unexpected challenges.

After eight years of toiling in his garage and multiple rejections, the Leatherman Pocket Survival Tool was born.

In their first year of business, Tim and his co-founder hoped to sell 4,000 tools; instead, they sold 30,000. And over the next decade, they would sell over one million PSTs.

The event was an educational look at the history of the Leatherman brand, the enthusiasts who love gadgets and it celebrates the heritage of an iconic tool used by many men and women across the globe.

As part of its 35th anniversary, Leatherman has introduced a limited edition PST made of 100% stainless steel. It has 14-tools-in-one including: Pliers, Wire Cutters, Hard-wire Cutters, 420HC Knife, Wood/Metal File, Screwdrivers, Ruler, Can Opener and Bottle Opener.

As you can see above, the limited edition PST comes in a wonderfully crafted wooden case, portable leather cover and a certificate of authentication. This might just be what I’ll be getting dad this Christmas.