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! 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!
Hey, gidday mates! I went to the J.Crew store on 5th Ave a couple of days ago to check out a panel discussion with some of New York’s leading young designers (Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra, Tabitha Simmons and the Public School boys included), and while I was there, I spotted a mannequin dressed in a blue blazer, pale blue oxford shirt and white jeans, and was like, ‘That’s my next outfit.’ It’s easy to forget just how good the classic menswear staples look, and how sharp a navy jacket looks paired with an oxford shirt, white jeans and a brown belt. Sometimes you’ve just gotta get back to basics. Check out the shoes too — they’re by To Boot New York, and they’re that perfect mix of suede and sneaker; not quite a chukka but not quite a designer hightop. Killer.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Allow me to detract from the matter at hand for a moment to say that this has been a crazy ass month. First, I went to Nicaragua. Then I came home and I’ve had a combination of two Australian boys and my parents staying at my apartment. Next, it’s getting hot in NYC which means that everyone is on the street constantly and tempers are flaring; there have been two shootings on my block in the last week. And finally, I’m turning 31 on Wednesday. It’s all happening. I remember GQ writing one time that the key to getting through stressful times (or work meetings when you haven’t slept), is to be the most dressed up guy in the room. I also remember hearing one time that blue makes people feel at ease. This outfit is my response to May. Do with it as you will.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!