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Portrait Session — Chris Low

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Welcome to season six of Portrait Session, in partnership with Emporio Armani. This season, I’m doing things a little bit differently. Instead of shooting men in this town in my studio, I’ll be capturing them in their natural habitat — living la dolce vita, and finding out what living the sweet life actually means to them in this day and age.

EPISODE ONE

In this episode, I’m chatting with Chris Low, the founder of Big Trouble Store, an independent shop in the Sydney dedicated to selling quality made menswear from Japan and the United States. We discuss the realities of being a shop opener, redefining luxury in the menswear scene and living life on your own terms — regardless of the bumps in the road.

CHRIS WEARS

Emporio Armani Modal Blend Stole, styled with his own garments.

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Portrait Session — Amy Tong

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I'm excited to be working on a new season of the Portrait Session podcast in partnership with Armani Exchange Connected. With the introduction of the hybrid smartwatch by Armani Exchange — a basic watch, now redefined with tech utility for effortless style and function — I wanted to connect with the stylish men I photograph on the street by bringing them into the studio for a portrait and have a chat about their particular approach to their personal style, work life and play. 

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AMY TONG

In this final episode of the season, I connected with a friend of Men In This Town, Amy Tong. As a regular writer in MITT magazine since issue 5, Amy has been bringing the stories of men from Australia and around the world to life with her wonderful writing and insightful interviews. We sit down and reflect on some of her favourite features in the magazine, her recent time living in Japan and a little taste of a new project we’re working on together.

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Portrait Session — Damien Woolnough

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I'm excited to be working on a new season of the Portrait Session podcast in partnership with Armani Exchange Connected. With the introduction of the hybrid smartwatch by Armani Exchange — a basic watch, now redefined with tech utility for effortless style and function — I wanted to connect with the stylish men I photograph on the street by bringing them into the studio for a portrait and have a chat about their particular approach to their personal style, work life and play. 

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DAMIEN WOOLNOUGH

In this episode, I connected with Damien Woolnough, an Australian fashion journalist originally from Melbourne who has called Sydney home for the past several years. With a career that includes helping launch Vogue.com.au and Elle magazine in the Australian market, Damien knows what it takes to bring a media brand to life. With the recent legalisation of same sex marriage in Australia, he saw an opportunity to create a new platform for gay men to celebrate their commitment to one another with his new brand, Marry the Man. We chat about launching a new website in 2018, dipping his toe back into print with the upcoming Marry the Man magazine and of course, reporting on the world of fashion.

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Portrait Session — Ali Asghar Shah

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I'm excited to be working on a new season of the Portrait Session podcast in partnership with Armani Exchange Connected. With the introduction of the hybrid smartwatch by Armani Exchange — a basic watch, now redefined with tech utility for effortless style and function — I wanted to connect with the stylish men I photograph on the street by bringing them into the studio for a portrait and have a chat about their particular approach to their personal style, work life and play. 

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ALI ASGHAR SHAH

In this episode, I connected with Ali Asghar Shah, a name you might be familiar with if you’ve read the last 4 issues of MITT magazine or attended one our talks featuring the fashion enthusiast. When I first met Ali a few years ago, his love and deep knowledge of the fashion industry was apparent from our first conversation, he literally could not stop talking about the matter. From then on, I knew he would be an amazing voice for Men In This Town, one of a fashion outsider, looking in and fanboying out. Along with discussing his MITT issue 10 cover story featuring Jeremy Hershan (which is available to order now), we also chat about growing up in Pakistan, his Lollywood famous father and leaving it all behind to follow his own path in Australia.

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Portrait Session — Stephen Grace

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I'm excited to be working on a new season of the Portrait Session podcast in partnership with Armani Exchange Connected. With the introduction of the hybrid smartwatch by Armani Exchange — a basic watch, now redefined with tech utility for effortless style and function — I wanted to connect with the stylish men I photograph on the street by bringing them into the studio for a portrait and have a chat about their particular approach to their personal style, work life and play. 

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STEPHEN GRACE

In this episode, I connected with Stephen Grace — a graphic designer hailing from the Barossa Valley in South Australia. After a move to Adelaide for a change of pace from the sleepy town he grew up in, Stephen eventually found himself in Sydney. Starting fresh and with a goal in mind, he eventually landed a job at Christopher Doyle & Co., a boutique agency he had his eye on back in Adelaide. Call it the universes plan, good luck or hard work, it seems to be the path leading Stephen through life so far and he plans to keep going with it.

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Portrait Session — Timothy Nicol-Ford

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I'm excited to be working on a new season of the Portrait Session podcast in partnership with Armani Exchange Connected. With the introduction of the hybrid smartwatch by Armani Exchange — a basic watch, now redefined with tech utility for effortless style and function — I wanted to connect with the stylish men I photograph on the street by bringing them into the studio for a portrait and have a chat about their particular approach to their personal style, work life and play. 

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TIMOTHY NICOL-FORD

In this episode, I connected with Timothy Nicol-Ford, the Fashion Programme Manager at the Sherman Centre for Culture & Ideas in Sydney and one half of demi-couture ethical fashion label Nicol & Ford. It was only a few months ago when a friend of mine shared Timothy’s Instagram profile with me, insisting I get in touch with him to feature on the blog. His love for vintage fashion was wonderfully unusual for a man living in Sydney, like a walking museum at times, full of knowledge behind every piece he wears. We could have chatted for hours more, but we restrained ourselves, focusing on the future of fashion, authenicity and finding your creative family.

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Portrait Session — Leo Greenfield

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I'm excited to be working on a new season of the Portrait Session podcast in partnership with Armani Exchange Connected. With the introduction of the hybrid smartwatch by Armani Exchange — a basic watch, now redefined with tech utility for effortless style and function — I wanted to connect with the stylish men I photograph on the street by bringing them into the studio for a portrait and have a chat about their particular approach to their personal style, work life and play. 

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LEO GREENFIELD

In this episode, I connected with Leo Greenfield — an artist whose work has brought him around the world, having collaborated with brands including Vogue and Gucci. His street style illustrations originally caught my attention on Instagram — his way of capturing strangers on the street has an almost whimsical feel to it, reminding me of the opening scene of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, only more fashion. When I learned Leo was living back in Australia, I was desperate to connect and share stories from the front line.

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