Hey, gidday mates! No trip to Auckland is complete without a stop off at Gubb and Mackie — the historic naval tailoring brand that’s been making all my nautical dreams come true since Murray Crane took over in the early 2000s. Right now the store is having a love affair with handmade utilitarian workwear, meaning it’s the go-to if you’re after polished chore shirts or sturdy cotton drill sport-coats. As you’ll see here, I wanted to go as classic sailor as possible, and if there’s one thing a sailor loves, it’s fifty shades of blue, paired with some wide-leg khaki pants. Kiwis for the win! Aye aye, Captain!Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Today is Blue Oxford Day — a partnership between Lands’ End and the Prostate Cancer Foundation — by wearing a Lands’ End Blue No Iron Pinpoint Oxford Shirt today, you’ll be standing in solidarity with survivors and sufferers of this brutal disease. Prostate cancer affects approximately one in every seven men, and my family is not immune; my grandfather died almost exactly three months after being diagnosed with the disease in 2007. So here’s what you can do: Get regular checkups, and purchase a Lands’ End Blue No Iron Pinpoint Oxford Shirt between now and February 13, 2016 — they’re donating 10% of sales to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Fall is here. It happened overnight. There are leaves in the street, the skies are darker, and the air has that hint of chill coupled with winds that whirlpool dust and newspaper pages all around. There’s electricity in the atmosphere. The clothing is becoming more interesting, too. Already we’re seeing richer, darker colours; heavier, longer layers; and textures coming into play that have been hidden in the back of closets for the past four months of summer. It’s a perfect moment for corduroy, and nothing beats a traditional American two/three roll sack jacket like this one by Alex Mill.Click to Continue!
I did all my Christmas shopping in NYC and couldn’t wait to give everybody everything the moment I landed in NZ, so I gave my family their presents the morning I arrived, and now there’s nothing for anybody on Christmas Day. Nightmare. But over the last few days I did the rounds at all my favourite shops in Auckland, which gave me a chance to pick up some ideas for last minute gifts. So if you’re in New Zealand and you’re still struggling to think of what to get for your people, hopefully this’ll help. p.s. Yes, those are socks.Click to Continue!
I went through this phase about five years ago where I deluded myself into thinking I had a lot more money than I really did, and lived like an absolute baller — eating out approximately five times a week at this not-inexpensive Italian restaurant in Auckland named Prego, and having almost all of my clothes custom made for me by the gentlemen at Crane Brothers. It was a good time.Click to Continue!