Hey, gidday mates! This was the final outfit I shot during my time in Los Angeles. We were driving down Wilshire Boulevard as the sun was dipping behind the buildings, and I spotted this cool old cinema named El Rey. We pulled up, stood out front, shot a few frames, and then the manager came out and said, “You know it’s a lot more impressive looking if we turn on all the lights. Wait a minute.” He went back inside, flicked a switch, et voila, he was right.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!
Back in March, following the release of Gucci’s new fragrance Made to Measure — which, as you might remember, was inspired by the tailoring process — the house of G invited me to take part in its made-to-measure suiting programme, and about seven weeks later, this bad boy showed up. Holla!Click to Continue!
A few weeks ago, during New York Fashion Week, the good folk at Gucci invited me to take part in a twofold fragrance immersion — to start, I visited the store up on 5th Avenue and was taken through the Made to Measure suiting process; the next day I took a trip to the NoMad Hotel to sit down with the fragrance team to learn how the company’s new Made to Measure scent was constructed. Full disclosure: 1. I’m a pretty cynical consumer; and 2. When I was first told about Gucci’s new fragrance being inspired by the made to measure suiting process, I wrote the entire thing off as a marketing gimmick.Click to Continue!