Hey, gidday mates! Happy Friday. It’s been a pretty slow week for me, mainly spent adjusting to the NYC timezone and remembering how to walk on snowy sidewalks, but as always, it feels good to be home. Okay, so: It’s customary to bring back a souvenir or trinket of some description on your travels, and I’m no exception. My haul includes teapots from Turkey, posters from Singapore, and vintage trunks from Californian flea markets, and now this Maison Kitsune sweater from Paris. I saw it in the brand’s lookbook almost a year ago, fell in love with its kitsch 1970s Swedish ski aesthetic, thought, “I have to have that sweater,” then completely forgot about it till I saw it in the store in Paris at 50% off. It was meant to be. Forget postcards from Paris, the best souvenirs come in sweater form.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hi Isaac! Did you and Jenny ever struggle taking your relationship to a more than friends kind of thing? I’m in a similar situation with a boy and we’re both very shy people and both of us get kind of nervous when it comes to kissing or holding hands and acting on the feelings that we’ve both been hiding for so long. Any tips?
Hey, gidday mate. To be honest, Jenny and my situation was kinda different — we hadn’t been hiding feelings at all, things just felt different all of a sudden and once that floodgate opened it was all go.Click to Continue!
Maison Kitsune has a new brick and mortar location in NYC, on the quietly cool stretch of Rivington (between Chrystie and the Bowery) in the Lower East Side. Fellow retailers on the block include Green Fingers (which shares its backyard garden with Kitsune), Freeman’s Sporting Club, and Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, meaning it’s fast becoming the ideal hang spot for anybody looking for a moment’s break from the traffic, the humidity and the noise so prevalent in the city this time of year. Moti Ankari and I paid the store a visit last Friday, and couldn’t leave without trying on some clothes; I’ve been reading my old Ivy League style books nonstop recently, and my number one takeaway has been cuffed pants with white socks, canvas sneakers and a button-down… See below.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Like I mentioned on Instagram earlier, Jenny Albright and I deejayed the Shop Style New York Fashion Week Men’s event on Tuesday night and it was a parrrrrty. I was dressed by John Varvatos for the occasion, and I chose my look based on one of my favourite movie characters of all time: Gabriel Byrne in The Usual Suspects. He plays a con-man turned Manhattan restauranteur, and his style is classic 90s formal — a dark suit with a white T-shirt tucked in underneath. You might have noticed from my recent Instagram posts that I’m tucking in nonstop at the moment, even with a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. Here are my reasons: It makes your legs look 10 times longer; it makes your waist look smaller and your upper body look bigger; and Johnny Depp was always doing it when he was young, so it must be a good call. Give it a go, I think you’ll be surprised by how good it looks right now.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates. It was my birthday yesterday. I am officially 31 years old. [Insert profound life statement here.] No but seriously though, it’s been a good few months. I’m happy. My parents came to visit me for the first time since I’ve been living in the States and I got to show them around my city and introduce them to all my friends. They go home tomorrow. Tears will be shed. But as of today, life is good. It’s a sentimental week so allow me this one little moment: Thanks for following, you guys are my mates.Click to Continue!