Hey, gidday mates! The second to last stop on our magical Grecian tour was the isle of Poros (not to be confused with Paros or Paxos), which is the closest island to Athens. As you can see, by this point on the trip, I was more tanned than I’ve ever been in my entire life, and I had well and truly embraced the kind of relaxed summer wardrobe that is typically reserved for European men and/or Jude Law in The Talented Mr Ripley. When in Rome, people, when in Rome. If you ever find yourself in Poros, I highly recommend you rent a scooter from a gentleman named Stelios, and take yourself directly to Askeli Beach. You won’t be disappointed!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!
I was researching some stuff about knit ties today, and I came across these The Talented Mr Ripley screen grabs which were taken by my main man Jake Gallagher. It was perfect timing, because whenever I’m in need of a little style inspiration, I either watch this movie or Google photos from it. This has gotta be my favourite era of menswear — classic, buttoned-up, late-1950s East Coast as worn by Tom Ripley (Matt Damon), mixed with the far more laid back Italian look of the same period worn by Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law).Click to Continue!
Bill Murray and Scarlet Johansson in Lost in Translation. 1. Lost in Translation – because it’s my favourite film of all time. Easily the best movie about the relationship between an aging star and a bored young married girl named Charlotte. And that bit at the end when he whispers in her ear – greatest film moment of all time. 2. Garden State – because you needed another reason to fall in love with Natalie Portman. 3. Reality Bites – ditto the above, but with Winona Ryder. Plus, it is the quintessential 90s movie; it’s superficially anti consumerist (the charactersClick to Continue!