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It’s Warming Up in Australia

22 Oct
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Country Road High Summer 2015 Menswear

Country Road High Summer 2015

While many readers of The Man Has Style are moving toward the cooler months of the year, here in Australia we are moving toward summer. Today it’s hot outside, and the Country Road High Summer 2015 shoot reminded me of how lovely it is to relax and enjoy the warmer weather. The simplicity of the collection is quite appealing. I’m quite fond of the authentic hand-made espadrilles, easily working in with the worn in raffia trilby. The silhouettes of the individual pieces of clothing are simple with beautiful texture. It all oozes relaxed, carefree and simply peaceful.

Sophie Holt, Managing Director at Country Road shares her thoughts –  “The summer wardrobe essential piece is definitely the linen shirt – have a couple in rotation — this season’s colours are inky blue and khaki green. With the sleeves rolled up loosely and slightly undone, it’s a relaxed look that works so well with a printed board short in the day or a simple navy deck short for summer nights.”

Check out the full range at the Country Road.

country road high summer 2015 menswear the man has style

Country Road High Summer 2015 Menswear

country road high summer 2015 menswear the man has style

Country Road High Summer 2015 Menswear

country road high summer 2015 menswear the man has style

Country Road High Summer 2015 Menswear

Clothes For the Little Man

I couldn’t resist and share a few of the boys collection. I always love the boys range at Country Road. The crisp, clean lines along with great quality fabrics and beautiful styling allow the young boys to look just as stylish as the men! For the full range: Country Road Boys.

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Country Road High Summer 2015 Boys

country road high summer 2015 boys the man has style

Country Road High Summer 2015 Boys

Words by Sarah Crawford, Editor, The Man Has Style

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A Country Road Adventure

14 Feb
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Country Road Winter 2015

Dreaming of Winter in Summer

The beauty with The Man Has Style is that I am talking to a global audience, so I tend to flick between summer and winter in my coverage. Currently, on the super hot days where I live, sometimes day after day of blue skies and blasting sun makes me crave winter. Of course, winter in Australia is not the same as the colder months elsewhere in the world, but it does get cold, so thankfully we do get to indulge in dressing to meet the cooler climate. When I was designing menswear, I loved, no, really loved the winter styles. I always felt there was so much that could be done and I became more fascinated than ever with different textures and fabrics. With a few cooler days recently (far from cold though), I have thrown myself into what’s around the Australia market for this coming season.

country road menswear winter 2015

Country Road Winter 2015

I was looking through the Country Road Autumn Winter 2015 collection and admiring the way they had pulled together an adventuress spirit with their signature classic styling. A little sports-luxe, a touch of military and some beautiful tones that give way to a feeling of exploration. Beautiful soft knits, which I adore, go so well with both the suiting and more casual chino track pants. The pieces all work well together and I do love to see quilted puffer and bomber jackets, especially in the mix with leather high-top sneakers. Of course, my fondness for suiting is met with satisfaction also. They have collaborated with one of Italy’s oldest and most renowned mills, Marzotto, for their suiting. The silhouettes are shown in modern and the ever lasting classic styles.

country road menswear winter 2015

Country Road Winter 2015

Sophie Holt, the Managing Director at Country Road had a little Q&A around the menswear collection for this season, which while not exclusive to The Man Has Style, I wanted to share with you regardless, as it gives a good insight into the collection.

Explain how you have been inspired by the concept of Adventure for the AW15 menswear collection.

Sophie: We’ve recognised a renewed desire for authentic experiences – for adventure, for rediscovering the outdoors. We wanted the range to reflect that.

How you you balanced this influence so that men can easily incorporate the trend into their wardrobe?

Sophie: The collection is modern and versatile. A lot of key pieces are practical and utilitarian: think puffers, quilted herringbone and waffle tees that are easy to layer.

country road menswear winter 2015

Country Road Winter 2015

What are the other trends prevalent for AW15?

Sophie: Sportswear is influencing how we dress on a day-to-day basis. That performance-inspired aesthetic is also informing our designs in a clean, luxe way.

What are the key colours and textures for men?

Sophie: Cool grey is key for men, sitting along new neutrals of soft tan and sulphur. This season, men should look to army green, especially alongside a woodland colour palette. Details are important too: but bold patterning is taking a backseat to subtle textures and knits.

country road menswear winter 2015

Country Road Winter 2015

country road menswear winter 2015

Country Road Winter 2015

What are the essential building blocks that every man needs in his wardrobe?

Sophie: Slim-fit denim and chinos are versatile essentials. I think every man should have at least three suits: Navy, charcoal and then something a little more opinionated, like a check. Merino or lambswool knitwear makes for easy layering and a smart navy blazer is a must for throw-on-and-go style.

What is the best-selling piece of menswear for Country Road?

Sophie: Our slim stretch chino is such a great piece: effortlessly modern, and a perfect way to add a sophisticated neutral or subtle level of colour to an outfit.

What is one item that every man should wear this AW?

Sophie: The bomber jacket is a key silhouette this season. Clean joggers are a nice nod to the sports luxe trend.

Is there a star accessory for the season that every man should own?

Sophie: A pair of crisp white trainers. They’re versatile enough to wear with chinos or suiting.

country road menswear winter 2015

Country Road Winter 2015

Photographer: Simon Lekias // Model: Andrew Smith @Priscillas

See more from Country Road: www.countryroad.com.au

Words by Sarah Crawford, Editor, The Man Has Style

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Best Dressed, Best Undressed

13 Nov
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Diego Miguel in the launch of Calibre Underwear Collection

Calibre Underwear Launch Collection

Cheeky is one way of describing the video for the launch of the first Calibre Underwear collection. The campaign is called ‘Best Dressed, Best Undressed’ and Brazilian model Diego Miguel is the perfect man for this campaign and plays the role well. Director Liam Gilmour works wonders to balance the humour and style, not always as easy task when showing men’s underwear. The music is fantastic and works brilliantly with the voice over. The range itself features both briefs and trunks as well as a low rise option, named The Euro Cut. The collection is filled out by a simple singlet, which along with the other garments is made of Supima cotton stretch; a superfine, breathable American Pima cotton, made extra special due to it’s softness and strength.

If you live in Melbourne, keep an eye out for the campaign images by Justin Ridler, which will be featured on trams in the CBD from Monday.  If you want to get involved with the campaign socially, follow Calibre @calibreaustralia on Instagram and Facebook as well as #bestundressed #calibreunderwear

www. calibre.com.au

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Spring into HUGO BOSS

12 Oct
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HUGO BOSS Spring 2014

As much as I am always ready for Winter each year, by the time Spring rolls around I am so excited for the warmer weather and of course, new collections. Really, Spring is such a wonderful time! While we are moving toward Summer here in Australia, I like to keep a  look out for collections that encompass the spirit of this time.  In particular, I look for what men can wear to events such as the horse racing and polo as well as all the fantastic outdoor events on over Spring. The HUGO BOSS collection is perfect for this time. I love the mix of colour and of course, the design and quality is exceptional as always. I have shared some of my favourite looks from the range. Which of these looks would you choose to wear this Spring?

Hugo Boss Spring 2014 on The Man Has Style Australian Menswear Blog

HUGO BOSS Spring 2014

Hugo Boss Spring 2014 on The Man Has Style Australian Menswear Blog

HUGO BOSS Spring 2014

Hugo Boss Spring 2014 on The Man Has Style Australian Menswear Blog

HUGO BOSS Spring 2014

Hugo Boss Spring 2014 on The Man Has Style Australian Menswear Blog

HUGO BOSS Spring 2014

Hugo Boss Spring 2014 on The Man Has Style Australian Menswear Blog

HUGO BOSS Spring 2014

Hugo Boss Spring 2014 on The Man Has Style Australian Menswear Blog

HUGO BOSS Spring 2014

 

HUGO BOSS: http://collections.hugoboss.com/au

Words by Sarah Crawford, Editor, The Man Has Style

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