Alan Caruso

Alan Caruso

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For fans of Christian Louboutin’s dangerously spiky silhouettes, the French footwear brand releases the overzealous Dandy Pik Pik Velours. The slip-on is being described by the brand as the Louis Pik Pik in loafer form. The shoe is made from black calfskin suede and, of course, features the brand’s signature red bottoms. You can purchase a pair of the Dandy Pik Pik Velours from christianlouboutin.com for approximately $1,807 USD.

Last time, Mercedes-Benz was kind enough to invite us along for a spin in its newly introduced 2014 CLA. This time we are back for another video featuring Benz‘s 2014 range of E-Class models. Taking place in Hamburg, Germany we were given a rundown on different variants of the E-Class, from the E200 to the E500, however, our test vehicle of choice was the E400 Cabriolet — the successor of the E350. Fitted with a 3-liter bi-turbo V-6 engine that is capable of an acceleration of 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds, the E400 boasts 333hp and 354 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 RPM. Mercedes have also made additional changes to the interior and exterior, adding refined touches like an analog clock, redesigned surfaces with premium leathers, and a truly aggressive front that contains multi-lighting under one housing and a single bar grille, reminiscent of the SLS. Enjoy.

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The gorgeous Blanco House is a residential project, defined by James D. LaRue Architects, in 2012, in Austin, Texas. The architects envisioned a flawless living environment, a home characterised by elegance and comfort. Its striking-beautiful terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a fine evening with a good wine, in the company of a dear friend. The glossy floor adds a touch of sophistication and offers a sneak preview of the graceful interior. [See & Read More]

Every man should own at least one good pair of shorts. Comfortable and relaxed, they're the perfect fair-weather fall-back, and, as Style Director Mr. Dan May demonstrates in our new video, there are a number of ways to wear them. To illustrate this point, we have chosen J.Crew's Stanton Chino Shorts ($60 USD). Constructed from rugged cotton twill, they are available on MR PORTER in a wide range of colours, but to emphasise their versatility we've chosen just one: a sun-bleached shade of lobster pink that brings to mind an East Coast sensibility, and imparts a summery, preppy flavour to each of our five looks. Shorts are inherently informal, and will likely never be appropriate for dinner at The Ritz, but it's possible nevertheless to dress them up or down to suit a variety of laid-back summer scenarios. Enjoy.

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British soap-star Michelle Keegan sizzles in a steamy photoshoot for our friends at FHM. She’s one of the sexiest UK actresses existing apart from everything else and is regularly given grants for looking good. The 25-year-old who currently is dating ex-Towie star Mark Wright peeled down to a dotty bra and little else in this sizzling photo session. Checkout the behind the scene footage of the visuals after the jump. Enjoy. [Watch More]

The Rolls-Royce Wraith, the first incarnation of which was initially produced in 1938, is set to make a return to the roads after more than 70 years on hiatus. As the vehicle is completely outfitted with luxurious new features, the product manager Phillip Harnett takes viewers on a tantalizing trip down the sweeping roads of London’s outer country from behind the wheel of the Wraith. Here we find the 625hp car executed with road-curve foresight, as informed by its acute GPS navigation; able to maintain its poise in the harshest conditions – thanks to testing in Sweden and Death Valley; and fitted with seamless automatic gear shifting for urban driving. In combination with a handcrafted leather, chrome, and wooden interior, the impressive Rolls-Royce Wraith is certainly its own spectacle. Enjoy.

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Tiger Woods, whose four wins this season have seen him return to the top of golf’s world rankings, is also back on top of Forbes’ list of highest-paid sports figures. An article posted on the magazine’s website this week gives the rundown of the 2013 list, which will appear in the June 24th issue. Woods had topped the Forbes list from 2001-2011 — staying there despite the loss of some sponsors in the wake of the sex scandal that engulfed him in November of 2009. But he fell to third last year, behind boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Forbes calculates he is back on top, raking in $78.1 million over the 12 months from June 1, 2012 through June 1, 2013 from prize money, endorsements, appearance fees and golf course design work. [Read More]

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This season Christian Louboutin has worked up its signature Rollerboy Spikes in camouflage-print pony hair for a new take on the luxe-cum-punk shoes. The loafer silhouette gets a predominantly brown camo upper punctuated by the bold use of gold-colored studs across the entire shoe. Complementing the special exterior is a rich leather lining inside along with black piping on the edges of the shoes. Available now at the Christian Louboutin online store for $1,495 USD.

Over 400 guests -including Zhang Zi Yi, Choi Si Won, Sandra Ng, Zhang Zi Lin, international model He Sui and socialite Pansy Ho - attended the cocktail party to celebrate the opening of the new Giorgio Armani store in Hong Kong on Canton Road. Guests were entertained by a VIP dinner at SKY100 Hong Kong Observation Deck and were given a private viewing of the Eccentrico exhibition, a showcase of 51 dresses and accessories from the Giorgio Armani and Giorgio Armani Privé Collections, dating from 1985 to the latest season, for the first time also including a unique selection of cosmetics and fragrances. A selection of hand drawn sketches from the Eccentrico Exhibition were revealed for the occasion.

Welcome to the Style Clinic. We're grateful for the sartorial queries you have sent to Mr. Porter thus far - please keep them coming. Alternately, you can send a letter to the address here. Our enquiry this week is from African pharmaceutical executive Mr Willem D van Niekerk, who wants to stay cool in the heat while still looking the business. Click on the video above to see how we advise him. Enjoy.

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