Comme des Garcons has been one of my favorite brands for as long as I’ve loved fashion. Probably the thing I love most about Comme is that there is literally something for anybody, no matter how freaky or conservative your style might be, and no matter how deep your pockets are. When I was younger and broke I’d save up my dollars and dip my toe in the Comme water with the fragrances (Comme 2 is an all-time favorite), leather pouch wallets, and everything Comme des Garcons Play; but as I’ve grown older I’m more and more obsessed with Comme’s takes on really simple pieces, like the blue worker jacket I’m wearing in this photo — it’s a classic Carhartt or Dickies style, but cut in the most beautiful indigo blue textured cotton. There are also all these little details that I love, like the over-dyed garment tags on the inside and the slubby cotton that you’d only see if you looked at it up close.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! I’m on this quest to collect as much streetwear as possible right now. It’s a hobby I haven’t indulged in since my university days (over 10 years ago!!!) when I used to scour eBay for all the Nike Vandals and throwback basketball jerseys I could find, and wear them with the skinniest jeans imaginable. It was a look. This time round I’m toning it down. A bit. This yellow Stussy hoodie is my latest acquisition, and I love it under a beautiful piece of outerwear like my trusty Zegna coat, and some tailored pants like these wide-wale cords by Gant Rugger, all finished off with these heavy-soled Dries Van Noten derbies. I guess it’s like an adult take on a teenage style. Which is fitting, because I’m kinda like an adult version of a teenager.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! What was a mild winter is now turning into a diabolically cold and wet spring, with the occasional sunny day to brighten things up. So it seems a little incongruous to be pushing warm-weather-clothing in the current climate, but surely we’re only a week or two away from balmier days. SURELY. To wit, I got my hands on these Missoni pieces last week, and they’re a far cry from what I’ve been wearing for the past few months (overcoat and black jeans or black leather jacket and stonewash jeans). The pants are significantly wider and higher waisted than anything I usually wear, and the jacket hits above the hips in that perfect 1950s crop. This stuff is elegant as all hell, but works perfectly with a white T-shirt and white socks and my classic Dr Martens. Prime example of this East Villager-by-way-of-New Zealand’s take on Italian luxury. Va bene?Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! This right here is my favorite outfit of the moment. It’s a slight update on my favorite outfit of last summer — i.e. I threw a jacket over top — and I made one small improvement: my belt matches my shoes this time around. The look is a little bit 1950s with the candy striped shirt, the grey hopsack pants and the white socks, and it’s a little bit 1980s with the double breasted jacket, but most of all, it’s a cool take on what is probably the most
boring classic formal outfit a guy can wear: Blue blazer, button-down shirt, grey flannel pants. It might not exactly be wedding reception appropriate, but it’s perfect for any event I have to go to that requires me to be a bit dressed up but not personality-less. Ya dig?
Hey, gidday mates! I woke up one Saturday a few weeks ago and decided that I really wanted to buy something, so I walked to a boutique named Odin in Soho and picked up a grey boiled wool blazer by Engineered Garments on sale. I took it home, put it on, and within 30 seconds knew that I was never going to wear it. Bugger. So last weekend I went back to Odin and used my store credit to pick up this oversized army green hooded fishtail parka, also by Engineered Garments. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever owned before, and I’ll be quite honest and say that I haven’t quite figured out how to wear it properly yet, but I have a strong feeling that come next fall/winter it’s going to be my go-to. I’m saving it for a rainy day.Click to Continue!