Instagram Roundup

It's been a huge start to the year - a new job, a new house & a new year's resolution to get out & have a bit more fun. Of course a LOT of what goes on never makes it to Instagram, but the first three months of 2014 have been a blast. 

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Sport That Jacket

“A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgot all about them.”  - Hardy Amies

Summer has ended on this side of the world. Autumn (Fall) has crept in, which means it's time to think about Winter fashion, as the temperature drops and fabrics begin to thicken. For me, now is the perfect time to start wearing sports jackets. They help add a casual element to weekends or relaxed weekday dressing - The best option is something I can run around in comfortably, staying warm as the air cools, rain starts to fall and the wind picks up. 

This navy birds-eye weave is a great wardrobe staple and has a subtle texture too, fully lined and around 280-90g/10oz 100% pure wool. I'm wearing it here with Levi's vintage collection 1920s chinos for a touch of old school workwear. A sports jacket like this will easily take me through to the colder months as there are plenty of layering options. Lower temperatures don't have to mean dull dark colours, I'll be mixing earthy tones and check patterns to brighten up the gloomy days ahead.

Sports Jacket & Shirt by Oscar Hunt Tailors
Chinos by Levi's
Pocket Square by Eton of Sweden
Belt by Tailfeather


Secret Menswear Business

Fashion Festival may be over, but fortunately for followers of menswear in Melbourne, here's an event that's literally right up your (city's) alley. Henry Bucks are holding a pop-up installation in an unassuming nook of the CBD beginning next Friday, the 4th of April. This is something just for the men of Melbourne, so don't forget your password.


Runway Trend Setters

It’s a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.
- Alexander McQueen

Flashing cameras, beautiful people and an abundance of style. I love attending fashion events and always enjoy seeing the new season trends coming down the runway.
There's a lot of hype around the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (formally LMFF); with big name Aussie labels showcasing their current collections - It's the country's largest retail fashion event and the highlight of the year for many stylish Melbournians.

Personally I prefer the clothing on display at the graduates collection. Featuring the work of recent fashion school graduates, the student show is when things start to get a bit more creative and not so 'ready to wear'. There's also a lot more menswear on display - I think this is because young fashion designers have the freedom to invest more time and energy into developing cool stuff for men. Sadly that element seems to be missing from the mainstream shows, with womenswear still making up a majority of the parades.

Jacket & Pants by Oscar Hunt Tailors
Shirt by Eton Sweden
Tie by Tino Cosma
Shoes by Church's Footwear


Fairfax Interview on Executive style: The Rise of the Men's Style Blogger

Today across the Fairfax Newspaper network, the Executive Style section published an online article interviewing Sydney blogger Nathan McCallum from Bangarang as well as myself about the rise in interest in both street style blogging and men's fashion in general. Thanks to journalist Benjamin Judd for putting the piece together. You can read the full article HERE: