Hey, gidday mates! Happy New Year!!! Back to life, back to reality. Early January is always a weird time — everyone’s still in holiday mode but obsessively trying to cling on to their resolutions; after all, 17 days is all that’s required to create a habit (I have no science to back that up, FYI). I guess I’m no exception. I worked out at Equinox in Soho with Moti Ankari on Saturday and I even found myself promising to go at least five times per week in 2016. I rate the likelihood of success at around 33.7%.Click to Continue!
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!
Hey, gidday mates! If you’re in NZ or Australia or any other country that wakes up before we do here in America, Merry Christmas! If you’re not, Bah Humbug! We’ll get to you tomorrow. You might have noticed I’m obsessed shearling. Must be the New Zealander in me. I picked up this jacket from the sample rack at the Z Zegna offices a couple of years ago, and I pull it out of the closet whenever the temperatures drop below a tolerable level. The best thing — it’s so thick and warm that it works perfectly with the style-agenda I’m pushing this winter: Great jacket, white T-shirt, jeans, leather lace-ups. Harry Styles-chic, if you will. Invest in shearling (second-hand or new), and don’t ever underestimate the power of a great bomber. Try this one at home.Click to Continue!
Hey Isaac, just wanted to say thanks for being awesome and helping fellow followers out with advice. Always very helpful and thorough. Also, on a side note, was wondering if you would care to share some of your favorite breakfast/brunch/lunch places in NYC. Thanks!
Hey, gidday mate, thanks for the kind words. Below you will find a list of my top 10 picks for the best breakfast in NYC, plus a couple of my favourite brunch and lunch spots. Enjoy!Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hey Isaac! Great blog. You must get asked this on the regular, but I’m heading to New York in a couple of days – any chance of an updated summer edition of your NYC guide? Thanks!
1. I have to start with Black Market, because it’s the place I go most often in New York. It’s a bar on the corner of 7th Street and Avenue A in Alphabet City and it’s my favorite place to sit around for like four hours and be surrounded by the same crew of people every night of the week. Everybody from Macauley Culkin to Alexa Chung to Johnny Marr from The Smiths turn up, and it’s just fun and noisy and completely unpretentious in a way that I like. Plus the cheeseburger is one of the best you’ll ever try. And the bartenders and waiters are all sexy as hell. Just go. You’ll see what I mean.Click to Continue!