Hey, gidday mates! I’ve been going so casual for the past few months that I thought it was about time that I went back to my schoolboy-dressing roots for a minute. So with that in mind, this was the outfit I wore when Jenny and I deejayed the William Morris Endeavor holiday party at The Bowery Hotel a couple weeks ago. I’m not messing around when I say schoolboy, and to be fair, if I pushed this outfit any further it’d probably err on the side of costume, but here and now, it’s a uniform classic: Navy chalk-stripe blazer, white button-down shirt, navy knit tie, grey pants, black Docs, done.Click to Continue!
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I spend a lot of time hanging out and taking photos by the East River. Growing up in New Zealand I was always a stone’s throw away from a beach, so this is as close as I can get to feeling like home away from home in the big city. It’s beautiful during the day, but at nighttime in the summer the sun setting on the West side casts a golden purple hue over the sky, the water changes colour to a dark, moody green, and you can smell the salty air as the tug boats roll by. And that’s how it was last night when I shot these photos with the talented Carin Backoff.Click to Continue!
Did you know that when I first started this blog I was so obsessed with dressing like a schoolboy that I used to go to uniform stores in Auckland and buy actual school uniform sweaters and pants and socks in that perfect shade of charcoal grey? True story. So I guess you could say that if I’ve had any stylistic evolution over the past six years, it’s been from student to student teacher… And I guess we could count the 50 shades of grey in my hair as a kind of personal evolution.Click to Continue!
I’m not going to lie, I grinned when Zegna sent me photos to write about their take on preppy style. Here’s why: The outfit comprising of a navy blazer, button-down shirt, knit tie and rolled khaki pants looked so similar to my daily uniform that I was immediately sold. Call it Ivy League, call it schoolboy style, call it the influence of the wealthy North East, but regardless of which way you spin it, prep is perennially cool. After all, menswear is at its very best when it’s timeless. Here, Ermenegildo Zegna offers a simple way to dip a toeClick to Continue!
Photos: Sartorially Inclined The first time I remember hearing about Ovadia & Sons was three weeks ago today, on July the sixth, when GQ interviewed the designers/twin brothers for its 10 Essentials spot. Then one of those things happened where every time I turned around, I’d see their name. Needless to say I’m late to the party on this one, but I’m pleased to have arrived – the brand’s offering for S/S 2012 is pretty close to my dream collection: the pants are slim and cropped with fat cuffs and a longer rise (nothing kills me more than men’s pantsClick to Continue!