Things we like

VIVID Sydney, 2018

Vivid Sydney is on again with a spectacular light show throughout the city and along the harbour foreshore. To mark Vivid’s 10th anniversary, artist Jonathan Zawada has put his own colourful stamp on the Sydney Opera House. Check out VividSydney for a…

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Tailored sheepskin vest

The last few years have seen 1970’s favourite, sheepskin make its way back into fashion. For anyone who has ever bought a sheepskin vest or jacket, you will know how tricky this can be to…

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Stevenson Overall Co

Stevenson Overall Co is the USA and Japanese workwear brand owned by Zip Stevenson and Atsusuke Tagaya. The company initially existed in the United States in the 1920’s and 30’s. However, it was in 2005 that Zip…

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Model railway, Daylesford

Barrie’s model railway has been lovingly created over the years by an owner who is willing to share his passion. Dressed in a blue terry towelling hat, he is the very picture of a man…

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Rimowa luggage

Rimowa’s classic ‘Topas’ range was introduced in the 1950’s as one of the lightest and sturdiest luggage ranges in the world. Designed for tropical travel, it protected against high humidity and remains (relatively) unaffected by…

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Vivid Sydney, 2017

Vivid Sydney is on again with a spectacular light show throughout the city and along the harbour foreshore. The highlight for me this year was the ‘Lighting of the Sails’ by Audio Creatures. Using the Sydney Opera House as…

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Akubra ‘Stylemaster’ hat

The Akubra ‘Stylemaster’ is an ideal autumn/winter hat. Available in a range of colours—Fawn, Black, Bluegrass, Mid Brown, Moonstone Grey, Navy and Loden—it’s traditional look adds punch to raw denim and leather jackets. Best worn with the…

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Barbour x Deus Customs waxed cotton jacket

Barbour’s iconic waxed cotton motorcycle jacket, the International, was created in 1936 becoming the British biker’s jacket of choice throughout the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. 2011 marked the 75th anniversary of the International and staying true to…

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Scarpa hiking boots

Italian company Scarpa is a world leader in the production of hiking boots. Consistent innovation in usage of materials has maintained their prominence over the decades, often being the first choice for serious hikers. These are my first…

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The Real McCoy’s, Japan

One of the joys of visiting a true megacity is the depth of its niches. In Japan, practically every interest is explored and this means stores selling the highest quality denim, leather, lacquer and ceramics. A favourite of mine is The…

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