Hey, gidday mates! I don’t know about you, but I go through these phases of buying multiples of certain basic pieces and wearing a variation on the same outfit, days/weeks/months in a row. Right now that includes canvas pants, white T-shirts and suede sneakers (all of which can we acquired for well under $100). That said, I love me a big ticket item, and my latest acquisition is from Demna Gvasalia at Balenciaga. His take on the black denim jacket has elongated shoulders and a cropped, tapered waist, which affords the wearer something of an inverted V superhero silhouette. Who needs the gym??? No doubt it’ll be on a constant rotation in the upcoming months, alongside this Loewe T-shirt (which looked just as good on Jenny as it did on me).Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hey Isaac, I’ve been seeing this guy for six months and even though I’ve tried to convince myself otherwise, I’m pretty sure that we’re not entirely compatible. We get along fine and we always do really fun stuff together but there’s just something missing and we seem to be on different wavelengths. I feel like I’m just using him to explore and do fun stuff cause I met him when I moved to a new city. Should I break up with him if I don’t feel like it’s a love prospect? I’m scared of being alone.
Hey, gidday mate. In a word, yes.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hi Isaac, my boyfriend and I have been dating for nine months. We’ve been getting into a lot of arguments recently over what should be small things. Usually I do something small he disagrees with and then he lashes out at me. I don’t mean to upset him I just don’t know what he wants. We had a long discussion about it and came to the conclusion that we need to communicate better. Honestly, it’s so exhausting it came to the point where I needed a weekend to myself and he got mad about that. I asked him what to do now and he said to not make him upset, but it’s hard when there’s no way of knowing what that is. I said he should try to not let his emotions cloud his judgment. When he gets upset he gets very very aggressive. He said that’s hard because his ability to control his emotions is low. Seems like he can’t have productive conversations about disagreements without aggression. Is this a fatal flaw?
Hey, gidday mate! Oy vey you’re in a tough spot.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hey Isaac! I met this guy seven months ago, we started talking every day and were clearly interested in each other. A month in he said he was very attracted to me, but I asked him if he had a girlfriend, he said yes, so I told him it should just be platonic. We were still clearly interested and talking all the time but he didn’t mention the attraction again until two weeks ago. We hung out, he said he and his girlfriend were on a break, and we hooked up. Now he’s distant — thoughts?
Hey, gidday mate. My thoughts on this are pretty simple. Whenever we get involved with someone who’s in a relationship, we end up getting burned, because it’s very difficult for the excitement of the new to trump history.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! I’m currently lying on my bed fighting off waves of exhaustion after two huge days watching Lorde, Wu Tang, Flume, Chance The Rapper, and a bunch of others perform at Governors Ball this weekend. So many memories. On the first night the line for the ferry was so long that I ended up walking across the RFK Bridge to the 120-something’th Street with like 5000 teenagers who were blasting Chance and DJ Khaled and Lil Uzi Vert from their iPhones. Almost made me feel young again. ALMOST. I shot these photos with my mate Jeremy Mitchell lastClick to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Long time no talk. My life has felt pretty hectic over the past few months, and my motivation to blog has dropped as a result. Sometimes when things are so up and down the last thing you feel like is writing about yourself on the internet. I’m sure you can relate. Or maybe you can’t, I dunno. Basically I’ve had a few huge life shifts which I don’t really wanna talk about and then a ton of travel in quick succession — Coachella, New Zealand for my Nana’s funeral, Anguilla to DJ a wedding — and then this past weekend Jenny and I deejayed 21 hours worth of parties in two days. Some would say I’m blessed to be stressed.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hi Isaac! I was studying at a coffee shop today and a cute guy kept looking my way. At a certain point, he was standing behind me in the line for the bathroom and asked me if that was the line (I said yes and smiled). He stayed at the coffee shop a little bit longer but we didn’t talk. My question is, as a girl, how do I go up and talk to a cute guy (and who possibly thinks you’re cute too) in these kinds of settings without seeming too forward?
Hey, gidday mate! By saying something entirely innocent like, “What’s that book you’re reading?” or, “How were the eggs?” or, “When is that rain going to end?” No joke, I’m like 99% sure that’s all it takes to get a guy to start a full-blown conversation with you.Click to Continue!
Comme des Garcons has been one of my favorite brands for as long as I’ve loved fashion. Probably the thing I love most about Comme is that there is literally something for anybody, no matter how freaky or conservative your style might be, and no matter how deep your pockets are. When I was younger and broke I’d save up my dollars and dip my toe in the Comme water with the fragrances (Comme 2 is an all-time favorite), leather pouch wallets, and everything Comme des Garcons Play; but as I’ve grown older I’m more and more obsessed with Comme’s takes on really simple pieces, like the blue worker jacket I’m wearing in this photo — it’s a classic Carhartt or Dickies style, but cut in the most beautiful indigo blue textured cotton. There are also all these little details that I love, like the over-dyed garment tags on the inside and the slubby cotton that you’d only see if you looked at it up close.Click to Continue!
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!