Keep Out The Cold

Autumn is coming into full effect, so it'll soon be coat weather, but the best item for keeping out the cold is the scarf. 

This practical accessory comes in multiple sizes, colours, patterns, textiles and textures and is so easily worn - just wrap one around your neck and off you go. Just type "ways to tie a scarf" into Google if you're looking for new ways to dress it, but without giving it much thought, a scarf is the perfect way to brighten up a dull winter outfit. Having multiple options is a great way to put the cherry on top of your layering!

These are 5 brands I own and love:

1. Alpaca from Oscar Hunt Tailors

2.  Da Capo of Peru

3. Drakes


Check It Out

Better check yourself before you wreck yourself
                                                                              - Ice Cube

Check patterns are definitely a passion of mine and I think a lot more people are learning to appreciate the boldness of the check and the fearlessness that comes with wearing it. 

But here's where Ice Cube's famous words come into play; bold checks are a fantastic statement, especially when you feel completely comfortable and confident in your clothes, but going bold straight up can come with limitations. It isn't always appropriate for the office nor is it really suitable for weddings, funerals, or corporate events. On the plus side, you can easily split the jacket and trousers. Pairing either with solid a colour marries perfectly and gives great balance and greater versatility.

For those who are thinking about investing in a patterned suit, there are myriad options, not just checks, but pinstripes, houndstooth, birdseye and glenurquhart check, my advice is to start with something more subtle. If you go big straight up you had better be bringing your 'A' game and be prepared to stand out from the crowd.

Suit Sampled Fabric and Tailor
Shirt & Pocket Square by Oscar Hunt Tailors
Tie by Ascot Ties
Scarf by Johnstons Of Elgin
Shoes by Loake Footwear


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. 

APMM on Instagram 


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.