It's that time of the year. Again. Every time I think forward to Christmas during the year, I always say, ahh it's ok - still have xx months to go. Being an adult sucks. It's filled with way too many responsibilities I wish I could refuse. Worst of all, time flies regardless if you're having fun! With shopping malls packed in tight and seemingly every brand / retailer having some kind of sale to get you through their door (or online store), where do you start when you're looking for gifts for a man thats seemingly 'got everything'.
Every year, Palm Springs California is filled with some otherworldly vibes. Music to feed and heal the soul. Every year, I tell myself I would go, and then it doesn't happen. Don't worry, I'm hopeful that I'll get there one year but not this one. But Coachella isn't all about the music. It's a bit about and bit about the camaraderie.
Boat shoes, Aperol Spritzes and everything that the refined sport of Polo brings to the shores of Portsea; think big, think bold. No. Not the Bold & the Beautiful. Though we could say that it's the most obvious theme for the event. Summer has peaked at the point of Nepean.
The holiday season is glorious. Spending quality time away from the chains of the dreaded work desk is one thing, but spending time with family in peace is the real home-run. While my nephews and nieces run amok, I love the feast made up from my mum's experienced hands, no doubt with the help of some extraneous family member wanting to help.
Fashion moves in leaps and bounds. Keeping up with every trend is almost a full time job, let alone applying these trends to your daily style. Yet, how do you apply these to your workplace dress codes without going over board or getting in trouble?
My respect for Nick Wooster is endless. When the menswear icon gets involved in the design of anything, you guaranteed to love it. The tweed superstar has had a history at big brands such as Ralph Lauren and Bergdorf Goodman. His work never goes unnoticed, a Business of Fashion's '100 Most Influential People in the World', a constant Vanity Fair best-dressed candidate.
2016 has longingly been the year of military wear. Camo has come back with vengeance, fighter-pilot inspired bomber jackets are a thing and military field jackets/trench coats/peacoats are continuing strong. With the prevalence of online shopping, getting off your butt and getting into stores has never been easier!
There is little to no doubt that I am a huge fan of anything that Pharrell Williams does in his life. I mean, look at his accomplishments! Lead singer of N.E.R.D (which got me through high school years), successful solo career, famed music producer, idolised by millions for his sense of style, and now taking the plunge into the fashion world.
Fashion has gone nuts. In the era of high-fashion houses putting on extravagant shows for their collections, a new trend is emerging. See now, buy now. When you watched a fashion show, traditionally you're looking at pieces that are coming; sometimes not necessarily ever to be available.
I know what you're thinking. Here's another list of stylish men that are outclassing everyone. The list is ever growing, and it's not making me feel great about myself. But none-the-less, we must continue on our own journey, kind readers.
Double Denim. What more can I say? It's a blessing in disguise. Dropping in and out of fashion every couple of years, it's a choice that divides friends. Should you or shouldn't you double up on your denim?
One of fashion's favourite duos, Shaka Maidoh and Sam Lambert, have created a brand for the people. Art Comes First was founded to “to circulate sartorial nourishment, oxygenating time-based projects through dynamic collaborations with different creatives in their network.”