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!
A little Friday inspiration courtesy of Hollywood and the Ivy Look, which I was given for my birthday last week, and which I can currently not put down. It’s easy to think Ivy Look and imagine natural shouldered sack suits and rolled-collar button downs with precisely knotted ties, but some of the best photos in the book feature nothing more than a pair of cuffed khakis worn over white socks and beaten up sneakers, or cardigans with their buttons askew. Such an easy style to replicate, it’s all in the fit. And like Nick Wooster so brilliantly noted in anClick to Continue!
Steve McQueen – Photos: GQ GQ has just posted an homage to the 50 most stylish leading men of the past 50 years. If a stylish Englishman is made in the fussy details, his American counterpart is made in the lack thereof. The nonchalance, the classic pieces, the relaxed look. Take Steve McQueen, for instance, above. White tee shirt, cream pants. It’s not about the amount of shirt cuff showing, or the perfect dimple in a tie, it’s about looking incredible in the simplest outfit you can imagine. Likewise with Paul Newman below, in a v-neck sweater, rolled up cordsClick to Continue!