Hey, gidday mates! Exciting news on this chilly Autumnal Monday — my good friends Moti Ankari and Marcel Floruss (aka the bloggers behind The Metro Man and One Dapper Street), are launching their shoe line Ankari Floruss today. I was a little dubious when I first heard that they were working on a footwear collection, because from what I hear, shoes are the hardest piece of clothing to get right, but over the weekend I saw the fruits of their labor in the flesh, and I was genuinely impressed. There are seven pairs of shoes in the first collection, one for every day of the week, in two different color-ways each, spanning a tassel loafer, a derby, a wingtip, a boot, a Chelsea boot, a double monk and a sneaker. My favorite pair is the Chelsea boot in black, which I’m wearing here. It’s a steal at $295. Also, they’re throwing a party to launch the shoes tonight at Hotel Chantelle. 7pm. Jenny and I are DJing. I dare you to come crash.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Have no doubt — we are well and truly living in the age of social media. Just this morning I took part in the world’s first ever Instagram fashion show for Perry Ellis alongside 99 of my favorite bloggers and men’s style gurus. We each shot a look and posted it to our grams with the tag #100PiecesOfPerry, and just like that, a digital fashion show was born. Who knew! I was given this simple black sweater with grey elbow patches, and I paired it with a grey T-shirt and my favorite pair of grey hopsack pants. To quote the indomitable Moti Ankari, “Simplicity wins.” You can’t go wrong with the classics. Very Perry!Click to Continue!
Yo yo! Comparing a bunch of menswear bloggers to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr is kinda like comparing your grandmother’s book club to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but… when in Rome? So yeah. On Tuesday this week, in the midst of NYFW, a bunch of us boys met up to hang and shoot. The dress code was tailored, the atmosphere was rowdy, the banter was as you’d expect: “Damn that’s a nice suit… does it come in men’s?” I thought I’d share some images from the day that was, featuring Messrs: Bobby Hicks, Denny Balmazeda, Steven Onoja, Sam White, Marcel Floruss, Ryan Styles and Moti Ankari, with photos by James Creel. For the record, I refuse to pull obscene gestures in photographs. Mum gets mad when I misbehave.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! I know this feels premature because the weather’s still balmy, but I live right by a park, and there are a scattering of brown leaves appearing on the ground. Fall is right around the corner, and I’m not even mad about it. But seriously, without getting all Carrie Bradshaw on it, the city gets crazy beautiful, the colors are incredible, and the weather starts to allow for proper clothing to be worn. What’s not to love?? So with that in mind, I took a couple pieces from the Abercrombie & Fitch fall collection out for a spin this week — check the plaid shirt, the puffer vest and the dark denim. These rich autumnal hues are doing it for me right now, and if you look closely, you’ll see the blue check in the shirt ties in perfectly with the denim and vest. Killer. Bring on fall!Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! In between doing everything I can to beat the fair skinned odds and get a tan on this trip, I’ve been running around the island of Santorini battle testing a bunch of new gear. This whole outfit’s from Abercrombie & Fitch: The jacket was part of my look at the brand’s relaunch party in NYC last month — at which Third Eye Blind played, and at which Jenny and I both stood directly below singer Stephan Jenkins and TOUCHED HIM WHILE HE WAS PERFORMING — good times were had by all.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! My mate Denny Balmaceda posted on Instagram a couple of days ago: “This summer, I’m all about Venice beach style.” and it resonated big time because my go-to outfits have suddenly become exactly that — printed shirts worn open over white T-shirts; jeans with white socks; Vans Sk8 Los; etc.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! I can’t believe that this time two months ago, I’d never owned a camp collar shirt; now, I’m practically living in them. In case you’re unaware, a camp (or Cuban) collar shirt is a short sleeve button-up — often worn open — which features a lapel-like fold below the collar, and a straight-cut hem. Not unlike Vince Vaughn’s favorite 90s bowling shirt, but without the colored panels on the front. This one is by the Japanese brand Blue Blue Japan, and as you’ll see below, it features an amazing Mt Fuji + tiger print on the back. Plus it’s on sale right now! Win/win. I’ve just arrived back from a beautiful weekend upstate, but I’m failing at life because I threw my back out trying to boost a certain someone up a tree she wanted to climb. Chiropractor appointment is one hour away. Just gotta hold on till then.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! I’ve officially set my style agenda for the summer, and this is it: Take one camp collar shirt (the type where the collar and top button are folded over like a mini lapel); throw it over a tucked-in white T-shirt; add a pair of cropped, baggy pants or jeans, some white socks, and sneakers or leather lace-ups, and das it das it. If everything’s a complementary shade of blue, even better. Side note: This backpack is from the Coach X Disney collab collection and features Mickey Mouse blowing a raspberry at whoever’s standing on your left. Gold.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Ever find yourself in a situation where you need to look like you’re making an effort but you don’t want to go overboard on the formality? Same. On those days, this is my go-to outfit. It’s simple and classic — blue blazer, grey pants, and leather lace-ups; but the unbuttoned (unironed) chambray shirt keeps things relaxed and a little disheveled. On the day I shot these photos with my boy Bobby Hicks, I was running all over the city from meetings to meetings — the hotter it got, the more buttons came undone. By the end of the day I was pretty much Richard Gere in American Gigolo.Click to Continue!