Hey, gidday mates! If you’ve been reading this blog since day one, you’ll know that I’ve gone on a newfound health kick every year since I started, and that it usually lasts about four weeks before I get bored of running or working out or eating gluten free [or insert fad here]. But this time is different. This time it’s stuck. I’m four months into an almost daily workout regime, and I’m not just noticing the changes in my glorious physique, but I’m also seeing it in my wardrobe. Bear in mind that this is coming from a onetime hater of the athleisure movement, but if I’ve learned something over the years, it’s to never say never. NEVER. These days I spend half my life in sweat pants, tracksuits and sneakers enroute to the gym, a workout class, a flight, or just running around town wanting to feel comfortable. Enter Armani Exchange.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! D’ya like socks? I like socks. They’re up there with hand-knitted sweaters and the perfect blue jeans as some of my favorite items of clothing. My fellow New Zealander Ophelia Mikkelson has been quietly hand-making (not to mention photographing) some of the best socks in the world for the past couple of years, and they’ve only just become available online via her brand-spanking-new, perfectly pared-back e-commerce site. To celebrate, I asked her to answer a few questions, and she very kindly obliged. The following is a short conversation about socks.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! This one’s a bit of a throwback; I shot it in Auckland last month with Reagen Butler at the end of a long day shooting Tom Bull for the Barkers campaign from early morning to sundown. After Tom’s last shot Reagen and I ran up to O’Connell Street and took these ones just as golden hour was coming to a close. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times — I’m incredibly impressed with what Barkers have done on the tailoring front*. If you’re a dude in New Zealand looking to buy a suit, you literally cannot beat Barkers on price and fit. And if you’re a dude anywhere else, you can’t beat a solid blue suit/white button-down/navy knit tie combo. Everyone’s a winner!Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Just a quickie on Friday morning before the long weekend begins. Full disclosure 1: I’ve posted this outfit at least once, maybe twice on the blog already, but it’s one of my favourites, and this one was shot in beautiful New Zealand, so I’m taking a free pass. Full disclosure 2: I slept in till 11:15am this morning! On a Friday! Very strange for me because I wake up at 7:00am every day of the week, so it must be the jet lag and readjusting to this NYC late summer heat. The morals of the story are: Alongside my leather jacket and my denim jacket, this Baracuta jacket is the best investment piece I’ve picked up in 2015; and… That’s all I’ve got. Everything’s still hazy. Enjoy your weekend, friends!Click to Continue!