Hey, gidday mates! Another day, another Baracuta G9. This time it’s the stone colorway, favored by Steve McQueen. The only difference being that liked to wear his with a cream colored sweater underneath; the perks of a year-round tan. As a fairer skinned individual, I try not to wear too much beige too close to my face, but I hope the navy blue sweater (knitted by my Mum!!!) balances it out a bit. Yay? Nay? Now, a quick note on those sunglasses. I’ve been wearing Moscots for about five years — they were the first proper-good pair of sunglasses I ever picked up. This pair is part of a special limited edition collaboration with the Australian record label Future Classic, and there are only 100 pairs available worldwide, so get in quick.Click to Continue!
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!
Team #Menswear is on the homestretch here in Paris, but for some of the traveling fashion circus, the real tour hasn’t even started yet. Beginning with London Collections: Men on January the 8th, and ending with the Paris women’s shows on March the 9th, the first two months of the year are particularly grueling for the street style photographers, who spend long days outside in the elements, and long nights inside editing their work. Melodie Jeng is one of the few female photographers who does the entire stretch (all 10 fashion weeks), for a range of clients including Vogue, models.com, Barney’s New York, Saks Fifth Ave, New York Magazine, and more. Over the last few seasons I’ve interviewed almost all of the top male photographers, so I thought it was about time I spoke with one of the most successful females. The following is a conversation with Melodie Jeng.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates. The title of this blog post is somewhat misleading, I’ll admit, but let me explain. Back in June during the men’s fashion weeks in Europe, I went along to the No21 by Alessandro Dell’Acqua show, and everybody who was working that show (from the models to the ushers) was wearing one of these T-shirts. I begged the PR team to give me one, and a week or so after I arrived back in NYC, a parcel showed up with this inside. I’m obsessed. Not only is it a striking visual image, but it’s the fashion show equivalent to your favourite band’s tour T-shirt. Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt. Literally.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Just a quickie to show off what I wore on day one of the Milan men’s shows — aka my best attempt at channelling James Dean. Like I said yesterday, Ermenegildo Zegna is quite literally on the opposite side of the city from my hotel and I’m always the last to arrive; these photos were taken by Melodie Jeng as I was running into the show at the 11th hour. Speaking of Ermenegildo Zegna, check out my opinion of the collection, here!Click to Continue!