Hey, gidday mates! I’m coming to you live from chilly Christchurch, New Zealand, where I’m hanging with my Mum, Dad, Nana, and Miss Jenny Albright for three days before things get going in Auckland. From Friday-Sunday I’m shooting the Barkers campaign with Tom Bull; on Monday New Zealand Fashion Week starts; and on a few nights scattered in the mix, Jenny and I will be DJing some cool spots in Auckland. It’s all happening! I shot this the day before I flew out for my epic NYC — Frankfurt — Singapore — Auckland voyage, and it was inspired by the sorts of outfits Tom Cruise wore in movies like Rain Man and Roger Moore wore as James Bond.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Nordstrom is having its huge Anniversary Sale right now, and ShopStyle asked me to shop the site to choose my favourites from the selection. Sales can be intimidating — there’s so much on offer, prices are slashed, and everything looks like a sweet deal, but it’s important to keep the following in mind: When will I wear it? What will I wear it with? And how many times will I wear it? Gotta keep that Cost Per Wear (CPW) in mind at all times! To make it easier, I’ve separated my selects into five easy-to-navigate groups: Footwear, tailoring, T-shirts, button-downs and accessories. So without further ado…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! I wore a variation on this outfit when I met up with my old boss, mentor and friend Murray Crane in Italy a couple of weeks ago. The only difference was the shoes: Instead of these Burberry beauties, I was wearing my trusty black Dr Martens; i.e. I was committing a 101 error of men’s fashion. After about 45 minutes, I couldn’t contain myself any longer. “Murray,” I said, “I’m not sure if you noticed, but I’m wearing a brown belt and black shoes. Can I get away with it?”Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! I’m writing this from my bed in my apartment in New York City, and it feels gooooood. What I would give to stay in this exact spot for the next 24 hours and doze and order Seamless and watch Netflix… But the real world beckons, and the moment I’m done with this blog post it’s straight out the door to meetings, then a tennis academy courtesy of Lacoste, and then Jenny Albright and I are DJing a party tonight at my favourite late night venue Never Never. No rest for the wicked. But to the matter at hand, this was the final outfit I wore to the Milan men’s shows. I wanted to go casual after the jacket and tie from the day before, and it just so happened that everywhere I went, yellow followed me.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!
First it was Rebel Without a Cause, now this candy-shop-inspired outfit, next it’ll probably be Cadillac convertibles and Brylcreem. I am going deep on the 1950s right now. Truth be told, I’ve always had an affinity for the decade — it was the peak era of Ivy League style, the heyday of Steve McQueen and Paul Newman, and the slightly more preppy, slightly more conservative lead-up to the 1960s where things got a little darker and sharper and edgier (see: Stones, Rolling, et al). Achieving the look is simple: Pull your pants about two inches higher than what you’re used to (this obviously can’t be done with lowrise styles), have them cropped at the ankle an inch or two higher than usual, tuck yourself in, always wear a white T-shirt beneath whatever it is you’re rocking, keep your shoes as heavy-soled and sturdy as possible, and never shy away from a pop of red. Das it.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!
Yeowwwww! Gidday mates, happy Sunday/Monday, wherever you might find yourself in the world. Here in Italia, it’s day two of Milan Fashion Week. Today is actually my busiest day of shows thus far (and possibly of the entire season), and I ran home quickly to post this on Le Bloggy Wog before I get back out there. So.Click to Continue!
There’s something about watching the most English of all English fashion brands presenting its collection on home-soil that just absolutely does it for me, and today’s Burberry Autumn Winter 2015 show was no exception. (Not even joking about the home-soil btw, the show is held in a tent on the grass at Kensington Garden.)Click to Continue!