Barbour Town


To be noticed without striving to be noticed, this is what elegance is about.
                                                                                             - Luciano Barbera





As attention grabbing as a pup may be, man's best friend isn't just the latest fashion accessory and while I wouldn't wear a suit down to the dog park, I don't think a casual day off should stop us from toning down our style. 

The sign of a good quality garment is the construction and longevity. There's a sense of freedom when you wear something that can be beaten up and thrown around while still maintaining its shape. Italian tailor Luciano Barbera is a man who put that into practice with his famous quote, "Dress up your sportswear and dress down your formal wear." 

My outfit today is a mix of smart-casual with a little workwear thrown in for good measure in the form of this heritage Liddesdale Barbour jacket. Barbour is a great fit in Melbourne with its smart style and work wear foundries. This jacket isn't a heavy winter storm beater but a lighter version, great to layer in the cooler evenings and early morning chills. 

As for my companion Uschi, the French bulldog - She makes the dry cleaning bill it worth it.








Jacket by Barbour
Shirt & Pants by Oscar Hunt Tailors
Sunglasses by Bailey Nelson
Shoes by Carmina