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.
MITCHELL OAKLEY SMITH IN WOOLLAHRA
Mitchell is the founder and editor of Manuscript, one of the more innovative men’s fashion publications to hit the newsstands in the last few years. Mr. Smith was kind enough to invite me to his home in eastern suburbs of Sydney to document his impeccable style and talk about what keeps him suited up.
Fashion credits: 1. MJ Bale suit, Three Over One shirt. 2. P. Johnson Tailors suit, Uniqlo shirt, Carmina shoes from MatchesFashion.com, Moscot glasses. 3. Vanishing Elephant shirt, Three Over one waistcoat and jacket, Uniqlo pants, Grenson shoes. Video. MJ Bale suit, Vanishing Elephant shirt, Prada pin.
ANDREW CHEN IN MELBOURNE
Andrew Chen, co-founder of New York-based 3sixteen, a contemporary menswear label with a focus on raw denim, was in Melbourne last week to launch his concept store in collaboration with MINI Paceman. I had a chance to sit with him over a round of scotch (or a least he did and I attempted) to talk about his own personal style, what makes the perfect jean and how to avoid crotch blowouts. Enjoy!
JARED ACQUARO IN MELBOURNE
I came across Jared’s style blog A Poor Man’s Millions a few weeks ago, only days after his first post. While it seems like there’s a new menswear blog popping up every minute these days, there was something refreshing about his point of view and knowledge on the subject. After planning a trip to Melbourne to shoot my Around Town column, I had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Acquaro at his workplace Beggar Man Thief and discuss how he went from wearing band t-shirts to dress shirts.
Fashion credit: 1. Del Monti suit from 1981 re-tailored, Oscar Hunt Made to Measure Twill Shirt, Paolo Albizzati Tie with custom 5 embroidery, Cordone Pocket Square. 2. Scotch & Soda Houndsthooth Sports Jacket, Oscar Hunt Made to Measure French Blue Shirt, Florence Style Pocket Square, Bailey Nelson Sunglasses. 3. Dormeuil Amadeus Made to Measure Blazer, Oscar Hunt Made to Measure Twill Shirt, Paolo Albizzati Tie, Asos Camo pocket square, Jack London Cotton Chino, Grenson Bert Oxfords.
JAYDEN ZERNICH IN MELBOURNE
Jayden first caught my attention when I discovered Mavericks Laces, a Melbourne based startup that provide men with a way to express themselves through their laces. His personal style represents the modern day entrepreneur; casual, sophisticated and always ready for business. I had a chance to talk to him about shoes, work and his love for Melbourne food, check it out below.
Fashion credits: 1. Bassike t-shirt, Nique denim shirt, Claude Maus vest and Claude Maus jeans. 2. Aster shirt, Hugo Boss jacket, Claude Maus jeans, Cole Haan shoes and Mavericks Laces. 3. Vanishing Elephant shirt, Paul Smith jacket and Nique chinos. 4. Nique White Label t-shirt, Claude Maus jacket, Industrie chinos, Grenson Glenn boots and Mavericks Laces.
PATRICK JOHNSON IN PADDINGTON
After meeting Tommy last week and hearing all the good things he had to say about Patrick Johnson of P. Johnson Tailors, I knew I had to meet him myself. I remember walking past his shop front in Paddington a few months ago and wondering what exactly were behind those walls. Let me tell you, if you’re after the sartorial look, you’ve reached nirvana.
The man himself was a delight to speak with, as his passion for his craft is inspiring. Have a listen for yourself in our conversation below.
Fashion credits: P. Johnson Tailors.
SIMON JAROSZ IN MANLY
Frequent visitors of my journal know that I am a man of few words. I like my images to speak for themselves while giving a brief observation. It’s the words of others that I truly appreciate. I take it as a learning opportunity that I can hopefully share with others in my own way.
That brings me to my first Profile, on Simon Jarosz. When I discovered Simon, his sense of style really stood out and intrigued me. We met for a drink at the pub and got to chatting about fashion, creative stuff and life in general. And I have to say, the guy is a charmer. He agreed to be photographed for Men In This Town and discuss where his sense of style came from. I’ll leave it to you to see for yourself in our conversation below.
Fashion credits: 1. Oliver Spencer shirt, Jac+Jack shorts. 2. Ralph Lauren cashmere knitted vest, ChroniclesOfNever t-shirt, Folk tweed trousers, Jeffery West shoes. 3. Lisa Ho umbrella, Hugo Boss shirt, Alexander Olch bow-tie, Belt from The Other Side Shop, custom tailored trousers, HappyFeet socks, Folk shoes. 4. Volklore shirt, Canali trousers. 5. Ralph Lauren white t-shirt, Bassike grey joggers, Brixton hat.
New little video feature I’m playing around with called Moments, a look through my eyes on the streets.