Hey, gidday mates. I was walking out of my apartment yesterday to shoot this exact outfit but with the red version of the jacket, when a delivery arrived from Baracuta with the navy, green and khaki versions. I ripped open the box, tried them all on, the navy worked best, so I figured I’d shoot it instead of showcasing the red for the umpteenth time. I’m a big fan. The fact that I now own the G9 jacket in four different colors really speaks volumes about my obsession, but as far as I’m concerned, it is the perfect casual jacket. Worn by everyone from James Dean to Steve McQueen, amazing with denim, khakis, corduroys, sneakers and leather lace-ups, the G9 is my go-to whenever I don’t feel like wearing a leather jacket or a bomber, but I still wanna finish off my outfit with something easy and cool. Obsessed.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates. Overshare alert: I’ve had a stomach virus for the past four days, so besides leaving the house on Friday morning for 25 minutes to shoot with Kat and Jenny, I haven’t left my bed in 96 hours. Except, of course, to run to the bathroom and explode. In my downtime I managed to watch a season and a half of the BBC cop drama Luther, which stars Idris Elba as a rage-obsessed-yet-steadfastly-loyal detective; I read all 10 of these Incredible It Girl Profiles, nine of which were brilliant (the Tiffani Amber Thiessen one was just plain nasty); and watched the Super Bowl, which included a TV commercial featuring my friend and fellow New Zealander Georgia Fowler! I also obsessively pored over thousands of photos of The King of Cool, Mr Steve McQueen. Here are some of my favorites. Happy-er Monday than me, everybody!Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! I love New York in the fall (said Carrie Bradshaw in the opening monologue of every SATC episode ever), but for real though, this probably is my favorite time of year here. It’s even better this time round, because the real autumn chill hasn’t hit yet, so the city looks all beautiful and you get that insane golden light every day, but clothing choices aren’t yet limited to floor length puffer jackets and waterproof boots. So with that in mind, I’m very much feeling corduroy, trench coats, shetland sweaters, knit ties, oxford shirts and other standards of Ivy League style. Inspiration, below, featuring Dustin Hoffman, JFK, Wes Anderson, Paul Newman, Steve McQueen and Woody Allen, but first, read this great essay about how Ivy League style came to hit Japan in the 1960s.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hey Isaac, my ex broke up with me in April. We gave each other a good amount of space, but he’s suddenly come back into my life, texting me and emailing me sporadically. The sting of the breakup is over now, but his reaching out makes me think there’s still something there, even though I can tell he’s just keeping me at arm’s length. I know I need to ignore him, but I just can’t do that. He’s a great guy and I’d love to date him again so should I just be short with him? Or continue to be friendly?
Hey, gidday mate. Is he such a great guy? I’m not so sure. Obviously I have the benefit of being able to look at the situation with no emotion whatsoever, but it sounds to me like he’s being selfish and you’re allowing it.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: I met a guy through mutual friends and fell for him pretty fast. The problem was that I was moving From NYC to LA in a month, and things ended when he dropped off the face of the earth then sent me a message about how he wanted to continue as friends. Anyway, a year went by and I texted him out of the blue and he flew over two days later and we spent a great weekend together. The problem is that my friend tells me he’s also texting this other girl and he is interested in her as well. That’s technically fine since we’re not exclusively dating or anything but like WTF. What should I do? Also, I haven’t been too available when we text and stuff which I feel is the reason why he’s been consistently texting me everyday. This is good, right?
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