Fashion

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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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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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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Allen’s Alterations, Sydney

Allen’s Alterations has been one of the go-to tailors in Sydney for a number of years now. Situated in the iconic Strand Arcade since 2008, the new second floor atelier has been beautifully designed by…

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Duluth Scout Pack

Inspired by traditional envelope style packs, American brand Duluth’s Scout Pack is made from 15-ounce canvas accented with riveted leather straps. Handmade in Duluth, Minnesota, these backpacks are ideal for urban adventures or day trips to the mountains. The pack has a slim…

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Best Made flannel pullover

This Best Made flannel pullover accompanied me on my recent travels to the Tasmanian wilderness. Over two years old, this shirt has been heavily tested, highlighting the quality of the cotton and the craftsmanship of…

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Professional dyeing, Cullachange

Cullachange are masters at reinvigorating tired and faded garments. These trousers, one an unfortunate purchase in pale stone have been dyed a spectacular ‘jungle’ green—the other dyed ‘indigo’—are now both in constant wear having been completely transformed….

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Belstaff motorcycle jacket

Belstaff manufacture stylish motorcycle jackets, balancing function with good looks. This jacket has expandable sides to allow for varying thicknesses of sweaters underneath. While perhaps not as technically superior as a BMW jacket, they do look infinitely…

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Wool flannel trousers
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Wool flannel trousers

Now that the cooler weather has finally arrived in Sydney, wool flannel is a sophisticated and practical choice of fabric for trousers and suits. Matt, textured and without pretension, it is undoubtedly one of the…

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Mister Mister, Sydney

Mister Mister is a made-to-measure clothing company located in Sydney’s historic Strand Arcade. More modern urban professional—smart denim, shirt and tailored blazer—than corporate suit and tie, Mister Mister’s products are ideal for client meetings at…

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Barton Perreira sunglasses

Barton Perreira sunglasses are the brainchild of two ex-Oliver Peoples employees; designer Patty Perreira and former President, Bill Barton. Their frames are not mass produced, instead each pair is handmade in Japan. The lenses are CR-39 Optical-Grade Plastic or…

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Akubra hats

Gentlemen, it’s time to retire the trucker cap. Akubra, the iconic Australian hat brand, offers some exceptionally nice products for the stylish city gent. This Long Island straw trilby is available in grey, fawn and black…

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Linen shirting in summer

Australians tend to shy away from linen shirting due to its natural creasing and casual connotations. It is however, a practical, robust and considerably cooler option for the summer months. It must me noted that not…

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Simon Miller Jeans

Simon Miller Jeans is the eponymous jeans brand from New Zealander Simon Miller. Manufactured in Los Angeles using Japanese selvedge denim, these jeans are straight leg, comfortable and of exceptional quality. The jeans pictured here were…

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