Hey, gidday mates! If you’ve been reading this blog since day one, you’ll know that I’ve gone on a newfound health kick every year since I started, and that it usually lasts about four weeks before I get bored of running or working out or eating gluten free [or insert fad here]. But this time is different. This time it’s stuck. I’m four months into an almost daily workout regime, and I’m not just noticing the changes in my glorious physique, but I’m also seeing it in my wardrobe. Bear in mind that this is coming from a onetime hater of the athleisure movement, but if I’ve learned something over the years, it’s to never say never. NEVER. These days I spend half my life in sweat pants, tracksuits and sneakers enroute to the gym, a workout class, a flight, or just running around town wanting to feel comfortable. Enter Armani Exchange.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hey Isaac. So I’m friends with a guy who I really like AS A FRIEND, and who has a girlfriend, but he keeps giving not-so-subtle hints that he likes me more than friends, and it feels like he’s testing the waters to see if I’d be into him before leaving his girlfriend or making a real move. It weirds me out and it’s the second time a guy has done this to me. How do I tell him I’m not interested without sounding like a jerk and/or super presumptuous?
Mate! I feel you on this 100%. I have a friend who has to deal with this crap all the time, and she has exactly the same reaction to you — if she says something she’s going to come off arrogant and ridiculous, but if she doesn’t, it’s just going to keep on keepin’ on.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! So this past weekend I went to Coachella with my mates from Ray-Ban. If you’ve never been, it’s like hanging out at the biggest camping ground ever with about 100,000 incredibly good looking people, with eight incredible performances going on simultaneously from the world’s most famous musicians every 30-45 minutes. Insanity! Plus it’s in the middle of the desert and it gets extremely hot and bright, so sunglasses are essential. Hello, Ray-Ban. Highlight moments included Lorde’s performance, seeing Joy Division do Bizarre Love Triangle IRL, and sitting in a giant field all alone contemplating my existence (aka crying) while watching Bon Iver. So many memories! Photos/outfits, below.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! It might not look like it from the cloudy skies in these photos, but you’ll have to trust me when I tell you that Spring has officially sprung in New York City.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Isaac! I’m obsessed with stalking my boyfriend’s ex girl. They broke up after two years and she was devastated for months; she even called him in the middle of the night once! I know they were open-ended and kept talking until we began dating, even though he downplays the recency/seriousness of the relationship. I don’t think he has lingering feelings for her but I can’t help feeling threatened/fearful that they’ll get back in contact. It’s been a year of stressing — how can I put this to bed?
Hey, gidday mate. We’ve all been there. Nothing spoils the mood quicker than jealousy (real or imagined).Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hey Isaac, my boyfriend and I broke up last night. Today was Day 1 and I was determined to stay positive, abide by your Dos and Don’ts of breakups and try to see everything as a learning experience. That being said: I’m scared. I’m scared that someone else won’t come along. I’m 31, looking for a new job and suddenly single again. The clock feels like it is ticking and I’m going to turn into one very lonely mad hatter without an important (and sexy) date. Does the fear subside?
Hey, gidday mate! I feel you so hard! Really and truly. I relate on all the levels.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! I’m on this quest to collect as much streetwear as possible right now. It’s a hobby I haven’t indulged in since my university days (over 10 years ago!!!) when I used to scour eBay for all the Nike Vandals and throwback basketball jerseys I could find, and wear them with the skinniest jeans imaginable. It was a look. This time round I’m toning it down. A bit. This yellow Stussy hoodie is my latest acquisition, and I love it under a beautiful piece of outerwear like my trusty Zegna coat, and some tailored pants like these wide-wale cords by Gant Rugger, all finished off with these heavy-soled Dries Van Noten derbies. I guess it’s like an adult take on a teenage style. Which is fitting, because I’m kinda like an adult version of a teenager.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hey Isaac, I was hoping for some insight. I like this girl but the problem is that I’m afraid of asking her out because she comes from a much wealthier background and I’m scared of embarrassing myself. Any advice or experience with this sort of thing?
Hey, gidday mate! I love this question and I love you for asking it.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hey Isaac, I’ve liked this girl for a while now but I’ve never explicitly told her, and now she’s interested in my friend. I really want to tell her but I risk upsetting the other man in question. Any advice?
Hey, gidday mate! I was in a similar friend zone situation when I was a teenager. I was semi-obsessed with this friend of mine, and I never 100% told her, and then she fell for one of our friends and they started dating and it sucked.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates. I was having a text conversation with a couple of red-blooded, macho male friends yesterday when they started teasing me about being gay. “You are gay though, right? That whole relationship thing with you and Jenny is just for work, right?” I lost my temper and what was a light chat turned dark pretty quickly after I lashed out. I overreacted. I said a couple of things I’m not proud of. In the moment, it was hard to see straight. With 24 hours under my belt, I know that it triggered a deep-seated nerve. When it’s hysterical it’s historical.Click to Continue!