#2660 Fresh Off The Boat

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Hey, gidday mates! Just a quickie on Friday morning before the long weekend begins. Full disclosure 1: I’ve posted this outfit at least once, maybe twice on the blog already, but it’s one of my favourites, and this one was shot in beautiful New Zealand, so I’m taking a free pass. Full disclosure 2: I slept in till 11:15am this morning! On a Friday! Very strange for me because I wake up at 7:00am every day of the week, so it must be the jet lag and readjusting to this NYC late summer heat. The morals of the story are: Alongside my leather jacket and my denim jacket, this Baracuta jacket is the best investment piece I’ve picked up in 2015; and… That’s all I’ve got. Everything’s still hazy. Enjoy your weekend, friends!

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#2659 Advice For 21 Year Olds

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Anon asks: Hey Isaac, I’m turning 21 soon and I was wondering if you could do a post of advice for 21 year olds? Things you could tell yourself at that age, advice and tips? I don’t know how I feel about it but I’m getting old!!

1. Travel as often and as far as you possibly can. Go to places where you don’t speak the language. Learn a few words. Get out of your comfort zone. Eat the local food. Realize that your culture isn’t superior to anybody else’s, and that in many ways it’s far less advanced than you ever realized (this was a huge wake up call for me when I was 21 and I moved away from New Zealand for the first time).

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#2658 Brooks: 93 Til Infinity

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Hey, gidday mates! I’m back in NYC and back on my grind after the longest voyage known to man in the modern era: Auckland — Singapore (11 hours); Singapore — Frankfurt (13 hours); Frankfurt — New York City (eight hours). Never again. But it’s still summer here, so I can’t complain too loudly. Now, I don’t know about you, but the early 90s were not a particularly stylish period for me. I was still too young to get into the fashunz of the day, but it’s been fun in recent years to replicate some of my favourite 90s characters, from Ethan Hawke in Before Sunrise to Gap billboard stars to cool guy construction workers.

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#2657 Why So Jealous?

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Hey Isaac, my boyfriend and I have been together for 18 months. He’s a wonderful boyfriend, he hardly does anything wrong. But for some reason, I tend to get very jealous. I rarely express this, because I know I’m being ridiculous, but what do I do? Is there a quick fix?

Hey gidday mate. Jealousy is a tough one because it’s like an extremely sophisticated virus — once it’s gotten into your system, it’ll multiply and spread without any warning, and getting rid of it is no easy feat.

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#2656 So Here We Are

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Hey, gidday mates! My time in New Zealand has come to an end. I’m sitting in the cafe at Auckland International Airport waiting to board my flight to New York, and as always, feeling all sorts of nostalgic in the process. Coming back for New Zealand Fashion Week’s 15th Anniversary was a huge deal for me. I was a young kid with a huge amount of drive and determination — but very little direction — and it wasn’t until I started volunteering at NZFW as a VIP driver way back in 2002 that I suddenly discovered that this was the world I wanted to be part of.

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