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BILLY WOOD IN CRONULLA
In a new series of profiles, I’m focusing on capturing the man on the street in a single portrait and a conversation. First up, Billy Wood, who I originally captured at the Paddington Markets last year and appeared on page 127 of the Men In This Town book.
AUDIO INTERVIEW

BILLY WOOD IN CRONULLA

In a new series of profiles, I’m focusing on capturing the man on the street in a single portrait and a conversation. First up, Billy Wood, who I originally captured at the Paddington Markets last year and appeared on page 127 of the Men In This Town book.

AUDIO INTERVIEW

ROGER SHAMOUN IN POTTS POINT

There was a great sound bite I missed recording when I was shooting Roger Shamoun of Zimma Tailors this past weekend:

Sometimes I feel like one of those young DJs from the 80’s in a record shop but instead of flipping through records I’m flipping through fabrics”.

We had some great conversions about life and captured a bit of it in the video below. 

VIDEO INTERVIEW

JASON GRANT IN BONDI

One of the great things about Sydney are its beaches and if you’re lucky enough to live by one, as interior designer Jason Grant does, it’s easy to get use to shorts and a t-shirt. Check out our conversation below.

VIDEO INTERVIEW

NIC HOLAS IN POTTS POINT

I met with Nic Holas this past weekend on an unseasonably warm afternoon in Potts Point. A writer and HIV activist, Nic has a way with words I could only wish for. A natural born story teller. Check him out in the video below.

VIDEO INTERVIEW

JOSHUA FLINT IN SURRY HILLS

In the second of a new series of profiles, I met with the charming Joshua Flint in his Surry Hills flat in central Sydney. He talks about his love for food and friends, finding his creative outlet and how style in Surry Hills stands out from the rest. 

VIDEO INTERVIEW

MARK SOETANTYO IN SURRY HILLS

In the start of a new series of profiles, I met with graphic designer and restauranteur Mark Soetantyo at his home in Surry Hills, Sydney. Moving from the lively streets of Jakarta, to the relaxed beach vibe of the Australian coast, Mark has found the contrast a great influence on both his life and style.

VIDEO INTERVIEW

THE PRECIOUS LO’S IN TORONTO

On my visit back home to Toronto a few weeks ago I was introduced to Nik Timar (left) and Gil Masuda (right) of Toronto based HipHop/Electronic/Soul duo The Precious Lo’s. Along with creating some pretty amazing music together, the pair bring a unique look to a genre of music that was notorious for its sportswear, now sporting something a little more tailored. 

VIDEO INTERVIEW

LIFE WITH BEARD
I seem to have become quite well known for my beard and although I couldn’t imagine life without it now, there was a time when I hated the very thought of growing facial hair.
There was something about the itch, irritation and dryness (not to mention wearing your own personal bib 24/7) that I just couldn’t get my head around.
My younger years were an endless party and like most young men I enjoyed nothing more than a little dare between my friends. It was actually a group of my mates who came up with the idea of me not shaving and when a cash prize was offered up as a little extra incentive I thought, what the hell. I’m in!
At first it was tough to not shave and I didn’t have a clue about caring for my facial hair but I won the bet and gained newfound respect for my bearded brethren. 
I’ve come to enjoy having facial hair and the compliments that I get from my family, friends and even strangers has cemented the fact that I’d now be lost without my beard. 
Some people have trouble growing facial hair and find that it gets patchy or thin in areas. Although I can’t give you scientific answers, I’ve heard that a healthy diet is a major key. Upping your protein levels and taking a hair, skin and nails supplement may help those in need of a little filler action. 
I’ve also learnt how to care for my beard and the skin underneath it, as it can get very irritated and dry (beard oils, a comb and boar hair brush help me) and whenever I wash my hair I make sure to wash and condition my beard at the same time.
I love my beard; it makes me feel like I’ve succeeded in becoming a man. But just a word of warning guys, just because it may look like a soft, thick chin pillow for your partner to lie on, doesn’t mean that it’s going to feel that great for them. 
I’ve heard the words “ouch”, “it’s itchy” and “shave it off” so many times, but does that stop me? No. Does it mean that I withhold affection from my partner? No.
I just make sure that I keep it neat and conditioned and that I put as much thought into my beard as I do into the rest of my wardrobe…and then we’re both happy.
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Jared Acquaro is a menswear blogger at A Poor Man’s Millions based in Melbourne.
Illustration by Oslo Davis.

LIFE WITH BEARD

I seem to have become quite well known for my beard and although I couldn’t imagine life without it now, there was a time when I hated the very thought of growing facial hair.

There was something about the itch, irritation and dryness (not to mention wearing your own personal bib 24/7) that I just couldn’t get my head around.

My younger years were an endless party and like most young men I enjoyed nothing more than a little dare between my friends. It was actually a group of my mates who came up with the idea of me not shaving and when a cash prize was offered up as a little extra incentive I thought, what the hell. I’m in!

At first it was tough to not shave and I didn’t have a clue about caring for my facial hair but I won the bet and gained newfound respect for my bearded brethren. 

I’ve come to enjoy having facial hair and the compliments that I get from my family, friends and even strangers has cemented the fact that I’d now be lost without my beard. 

Some people have trouble growing facial hair and find that it gets patchy or thin in areas. Although I can’t give you scientific answers, I’ve heard that a healthy diet is a major key. Upping your protein levels and taking a hair, skin and nails supplement may help those in need of a little filler action. 

I’ve also learnt how to care for my beard and the skin underneath it, as it can get very irritated and dry (beard oils, a comb and boar hair brush help me) and whenever I wash my hair I make sure to wash and condition my beard at the same time.

I love my beard; it makes me feel like I’ve succeeded in becoming a man. But just a word of warning guys, just because it may look like a soft, thick chin pillow for your partner to lie on, doesn’t mean that it’s going to feel that great for them. 

I’ve heard the words “ouch”, “it’s itchy” and “shave it off” so many times, but does that stop me? No. Does it mean that I withhold affection from my partner? No.

I just make sure that I keep it neat and conditioned and that I put as much thought into my beard as I do into the rest of my wardrobe…and then we’re both happy.

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Jared Acquaro is a menswear blogger at A Poor Man’s Millions based in Melbourne.

Illustration by Oslo Davis.


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