Hey, gidday mates! A few things: 1. New York Fashion Week: Men’s starts today; 2. It is unseasonably warm right now in New York (it’s going to be 16 degrees/61 Fahrenheit on Wednesday); and that means, 3. We can actually wear well-thought-out outfits without having to worry about dying of cold. Hooray! This Tatras goose down puffer jacket is my secret weapon right now. It’s warm but almost completely weightless, and because it’s puffy it compresses, which means I can wear it underneath just about anything — including a tailored suit jacket — eliminating the need for an overcoat. It also makes me look super Italian, which can only mean good things. Si si? Maybe. Hard to say. Happy Fashion Week, New Yorkers! Happy Monday, everybody else!Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! First things first, my apologies for the drought in style content over the past week — I finally got my computer back from the repair shop late last night and was extremely pleased to find all the images I’d shot the week before still on there, which was lucky because my entire hard drive had crashed and I was freaking the F out. Phew! But back to the matter at hand: There’s something I love about the crisp formality of a great charcoal suit. It looks amazing with a pale blue oxford shirt and blue knit tie like I’m doing here, and it’s an absolute knockout winner with a white button-down and a black knit tie, which I’ll do in the next few weeks.Click to Continue!
Imagine a place where dudes as stylish as these two Japanese gentlemen are so common you can’t turn a corner without running into 10 of them, and that’s the Pitti Uomo experience. The moment the men’s tradeshow begins, the tiny city of Florence is flooded with over 1000 exhibitors (and all the staff they bring with them), plus 25,000 buyers and all the international men’s press, creating this week of menswear perfection in one of the most aesthetically pleasing locations on the planet. So with that in mind, stepping up my game was front and center of my agenda (apologies in advance for the brown belt/black shoe combo, I covered that here). This has been my go-to semi-formal combo all summer — I love the play of colours between the pistachio green jacket, denim shirt and deep midnight blue pants; and that solid base of the black shoe adds weight to the whole look. Try this one at home, it’s easy.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Day three of Milan Fashion Week is done and dusted, as is my time here with the shows, with Italy, and with Europe in general. I’ve got a couple of final blog posts to write (including my round up of favourite looks from today), and then I’m flying back to New York tomorrow. It was a tough call to skip Paris because it’s my favourite leg of the whole shebang, but I’ve got too much work happening in New York right now to be able to afford to leave the city for a 20 day stint, so I made the difficult — but maybe adult? — decision to go back home at the end of Milan. But what a week it’s been! (More on that, later.) So without further ado, here’s what I wore yesterday for day two of Milan Fashion Week — as captured by some of the world’s top street style photographers.Click to Continue!
Cast your minds back a couple of years to 2011 when the #menswear movement was at its peak, and this would have been the outfit that broke the internet. Not even joking. It has all the right elements: trim tailoring courtesy of Gant Rugger, a button-down oxford shirt with that good collar, the knit tie, cropped pants with the two inch cuffs and the Mark McNairy navy bucks. Times have no doubt changed since 2011 and the #menswear cognoscenti have moved onto brighter, shinier and more multi-layered pursuits, but a guy’s need for some solid casual tailoring remains the same. So for anybody wondering how to dress semi-smart at the office if a suit isn’t required, this wouldn’t be a bad place to start. (Glasses optional, but may raise your implied IQ.)Click to Continue!