Men’s Style Australia

Issue 74

Men’s Style Australia is the go-to magazine for the modern Australian man – the guy who’s keen on the latest news, trends and insights on fashion, grooming, design, technology and culture.

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in this issue

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editor’s note

Welcome to our final issue of 2017. Thanks to all those who’ve remained loyal Men’s Style readers during the year, whether the magazine, at mensstyle.com.au or on our social channels. It’s been annother eventful year which started with Australia’s Formula One sensation Daniel Ricciardo on the cover and ends with reformed (self-confessed) Irish party animal Colin Farrell gracing the same space. Personally I think he’s one of the most watchable actors of his generation (In Bruges is a personal fave) and I’d always wanted to put him on a cover. His reviews in The Killing Of A Sacred Deer are so good, now’s as good a time as any. This issue we’ve also given readers an extended Esquire section which celebrates the best things the US, UK and Italy have given men…

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IT’S TIME Well done on another great issue [Spring, 2017]. I’ve been with the magazine since it launched (have all but two copies!), back when men debated weighty issues like the pros and cons of wearing loafers with tassels. These days it’s all about lace-ups with or without socks and grooming tricks to ensure smooth looks but not too shiny a face. I think Gough Whitlam put it best when, with moisturiser in hand, he told the nation to “maintain the age”. Thanks Men’s Style,from a dedicated true believer. Craig Kingston, Queens Park, NSW GARY ON GARY Gary Vaynerchuk sounds like an interesting dude [Spring 2018]... though perhaps his surname should be spelt Vain-erchuk as clearly the guy has major tickets on himself. It’s not that I disgreed with a lot of what he said…

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summer compendium

Stay The Chen ~ Famous for its art-themed properties such as The Olsen, The Cullen and The Blackman closer to Melbourne CBD, Art Series Hotel Group now opens its eighth “art” hotel, this time in suburban Box Hill, Melbourne. Named after Chinese Australian artist Zhong Chen, the hotel will reflect his persona and be dedicated to the ‘Art of Joyful Journeys’. Opening on November 22, rooftop drinks with this view of Melbourne will be popular. artserieshotels.com.au Watch Phantom Thread ~Said to be the great Daniel Day-Lewis’ last ever film, this Paul Thomas Anderson-directed story will be out February 1, 2018. Day-Lewis plays dressmaker to the elite Reynolds Woodcock, who moves in a controlled way through high society until a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), comes into his life as both lover and…

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October 2017, Melbourne FERRARI & HUBLOT As part of the week-long celebration of its 70th anniversary, Ferrari joined with its watch partner Hublot to stage a red-themed cocktail party at Melbourne’s Docklands with Tim Schenken – Australia’s only ever Ferrari factory driver – as special guest. Model Jarrod Scott also helped Ferrrari unveil LaFerrari Aperta, air-freighted in for the night. A display showcased Hublot’s special timepieces created with Ferrari, including this year’s amazing Techframe Tourbillon Chrono. October 2017, Sydney LARDINI For more on the beautiful bespoke menswear brand from Italy , read our brand story on Lardini on page 74 of this issue. To celebrate Lardini’s three-year exclusive partnership with Australia’s luxury department store, Harrolds, founder Luigi Lardini and his brother Andrea travelled from Italy for an Italian-themed lunch at Bondi Icebergs attended by Harrolds’…

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fat boy gets fit

The latest version of Harley-Davidson’s ever popular Fat Boy motorcycle sort of makes a lie of that adjective due to an altogether tougher, more muscular styling. Most noticeably that begins with the “steamroller stance” of the front end, where solid-disc Lakester wheels support the widest front tyre ever affixed to a Harley-Davidson, at 160mm. Combined with a 240mm rear tyre, it maintains that classic Harley-Davidson silhouette. The impression of muscularity is also achieved by an overall 16kg weight reduction on the previous Fat Boy model, thanks to a lighter, stiffer frame. New suspension technology provides the performance of a racing-style cartridge fork and also reduces weight. A modern-day interpretation of the bike’s classic headlight nacelle features signature LED forward lighting which provides greater visibility during a night ride. The Milwaukee-Eight Big Twin Engine delivers…

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These pictures from Milan feature a number of the year’s menswear trends brought to life on the streets of the fashion capital. Unbuttoned shirts over a singlet or tee were prominent on catwalks during fashion weeks this year and continued outside the venues for that cool but casual look. Slides and futuristic trainers are an essential part of the high-end athleisure look, along with pants you could potentially go skateboarding in and then wear to cocktails afterwards. Statement graphics, logos, retro art – any or all of the above are a de rigueur part of the upmarket smart casual we see here. On the opposite page are a few looks from Street Seens taken from earlier issues this year. The take-out? There is no discernible thread running through mesnwear trends at the moment. In fact,…