Hey, gidday mates! This summer has been all about consistency — having a routine and sticking to it (gym, therapy, ping pong, attempting to eat sugar free, rinse and repeat). And unbeknownst to me, that consistency has leaked into my wardrobe. Over the past few months I’ve worn white on white on white at least half the days of the week, and when I’m not, it’s been blue on blue or green on green, and now that it’s getting a bit chillier, I’ve started with the black on black. Going head to toe tone on tone is the easiest way in the world to dress; according to the experts over at GQ it makes you look taller, AND it’s like the casual answer to the summer suits we were all wearing a couple of years ago. I’m gonna try to carry this through to fall and winter.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! What a week it’s been. I don’t normally talk politics here, but how can you not at a time like this? Coming from New Zealand, it’s hard to understand the American system with its lack of diversity, its lack of universal healthcare, its lobbyists, its insanely high rate of military funding, and its second amendment. And that’s not even mentioning the general consensus that, ‘It is what it is, and it’s not going to change.’ I strongly believe that one thing this campaign has shown us is that racism and prejudice are alive and well and living in America, and that misguided fear directed in a cunning way is an incredibly powerful weapon. Don’t understand these people? Hatred is the answer! The system is broken.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! I don’t know about you, but everything feels weird right now. Spring keeps teasing; everyone I know is either sick or suffering from some kind of seasonal/occupational depression; and I think we’re all just desperate to get the winter behind us and move onto new adventures. But I walk through Tompkins Square Park and see the little green shoots and pink blossoms appearing on trees all over the place and it reminds me that everything’s going to be okay. Everything’s going to be okay. Everything’s going to be okay. As a way of combatting the seasonal slump, I’m setting myself a goal of wearing something completely different every day (as opposed to living in my black jeans and leather jacket). This is my attempt at British royal visiting Balmoral Castle in Scotland. How’d I do what what?Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates. I hope you like these photos, because I shot them with Bobby Hicks in the freezing rain on Tuesday, was in bed with the flu that same night, and am still in bed as I type. That’s two times that I’ve been seriously sick over the past two weeks, so either I’m having a particularly unlucky run, or my constitution is weakening in my old age. Anyway, you see the turtleneck I’m rocking underneath the plaid shirt? That’s a style move I stole from Leandra Medine over at Man Repeller. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Even a sick old dog like me.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hi Isaac! Valentine’s Day is like four fricken days away and I can’t think of what to buy my boyfriend!!! He’s got cool style and he’s super laid back and we promised each other that we wouldn’t spend more than $100… HELP ME! (Please.)
Hey, gidday mate! Never fear, your mate is here. But before we get into gift ideas I do have to tell you that my friend Richard Biedul is living at my house at the moment, so I shouted out, “Hey Richie! Come help me with this gift guide. What would you want your girlfriend to get you for Valentine’s Day?” And he ran into the living room with an excited look on his face… and gave me a lecture about the commercialization of love. I listened for approximately 15 seconds, then interrupted him and convinced him to give me a couple of good ideas. He did. See below.Click to Continue!