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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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Being Tom Farrelly

25 Jun
Tom Farrelly | Photo: Levon Baird | Grooming: Tracy Terashima

Tom Farrelly | Photo: Levon Baird | Grooming: Tracy Terashima

The One to Watch

It was just over one year ago I was telling everyone about this new model in Sydney I thought was going to go places and he was one to watch (read more here). Tom Farrelly has turned out to be exactly that. I met Tom through him working in PR and saw him venture into modelling early last year. It’s been quite lovely seeing the development and different projects he has worked on. The beauty with Tom (aside from the obvious) is he is a pleasure to work with and a genuinely wonderful man. His Instagram followers will agree, with the amount of followers growing quite quickly. He loves a bit of humour and loves to interact with his followers. Picked up by Kult in Germany and recently moving across to Priscillas here in Australia, Tom is making people notice. I had a chat to Tom to find out more.

Tom Farrelly | Photo: Levon Baird | Grooming: Tracy Terashima

Tom Farrelly | Photo: Levon Baird | Grooming: Tracy Terashima

TMHS: “You have your own blog now, Being Tom Farrelly (www.beingtomfarrelly.com). Congratulations! I was hoping you would start one, so it’s great to see. What are the plans for this? How has it been received?”

TF: “Thanks! It’s exciting to have another platform to share what I do with everyone. Right now I’m sticking to lifestyle and fashion, but eventually I would like to expand into filming videos and actually doing some singing and doing some remakes of songs I like! People seem to enjoy what I have to say so far which is nice.”

TMHS: “You were picked up by Kult in Germany and spent some time over there. What is your connection with Germany and what were some of the projects you worked on there?”

TF: “Getting signed to Kult is one of the most exciting things that has ever happened to me, they are the most amazing bunch of people and they really feel like a family now. I actually lived in Germany for 6 months after school on my gap year so it was great to get back there! I shot all over the place, in Berlin, Hamburg, Nürnberg, Munich, Oslo, Barcelona, Bordeaux. Just crazy!!! Bordeaux was shot a few days before I came back to Sydney and it was my second cover (for German magazine Free Men’s World) – we shot outside of the city near the Cap Ferret and after we had a massive seafood feast.”

Tom Farrelly | Photo: Levon Baird | Grooming: Tracy Terashima

Tom Farrelly | Photo: Levon Baird | Grooming: Tracy Terashima

TMHS: Alongside Kult in Germany, you are now with Priscilla’s in Australia and in some great company there too! How long have you been with them and have you worked on any projects through them?

TF: “I have just signed with them and have already worked on a bunch of great things! The men’s team are just fantastic and very professional! I am so excited to be part of the Priscillas family going forward.”

TMHS: “Your Instagram following seems to be growing quite quickly. I always love your Instagram not just for the photos but also you are quite interactive with your followers. How has Instagram helped you with your modelling? What do you love about Instagram?”

TF: “I actually love the direct interaction with followers! It’s nice making people laugh or just brightening their day a little. It can get a little bit serious – all pouting Kardashians and paid endorsements – but I try to keep it light hearted and fun by making fun of myself. Instagram can help with modelling, the photographer who shot the campaign I was originally sent to Germany for had found me on Instagram a month before and wanted to shoot with me, so when she saw my card with Kult she knew who I was and asked to book me!”

Tom Farrelly | Photo: Levon Baird | Grooming: Tracy Terashima

Tom Farrelly | Photo: Levon Baird | Grooming: Tracy Terashima

TMHS: “You were recently mentioned by British GQ. Tell me more about this.”

TF: “That was a crazy moment! I had no idea about it for two days then a friend of mine in LA who was also featured on the list (and is SO stylish) sent me a message asking if I had seen it. It was British GQ’s list for Top 50 Most Stylish Men on Instagram, so cool to be mentioned by GQ, let alone British one as I have lived in London and would love to go back – it’s a great city!”

Tom Farrelly was mentioned as one of the Top 50 guys to follow on Instagram by British GQ

Tom Farrelly was mentioned as one of the Top 50 guys to follow on Instagram by British GQ

Model to Watch: Tom Farrelly

Model to Watch: Tom Farrelly

I’m a big fan of Tom Farrelly and having seen the progress he has made in his short time modelling. As I’ve said before, he’s one to watch! Go and follow him on Instagram and his blog, or better still, book him. Make sure you tell him The Man Has Style sent you too!

Follow Tom on Instagram: @beingtomfarrelly

To book Tom contact Priscillas in Australia and Kult in Germany

Levon Baird – www.levonbaird.com

Words by Sarah Crawford, Editor, The Man Has Style

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Burberry Strait-Laced

20 Jun
Burberry 'Strait-Laced' Spring Summer 2016

Burberry ‘Strait-Laced’ Spring Summer 2016

The Experience of Burberry

When a fashion show is not just about showing the clothes but in an overall experience, encompassing sight, sound, smell and taste, the memory can stay with you for a lifetime. Burberry have the ability to create an experience that you won’t forget. From the hand-delivered invitations, so beautiful in design and quality, to the email from Christopher Bailey a few hours before the show, every detail was thought of before, during and after the show, in what I like to refer to as “The Experience of Burberry”.

Live performance by British musician Rhodes, accompanied by a 24-piece orchestra conducted by Joe Duddell at the Burberry 'Strait-Laced' menswear Spring Summer 2016 show

Live performance by British musician Rhodes, accompanied by a 24-piece orchestra conducted by Joe Duddell at the Burberry ‘Strait-Laced’ menswear Spring Summer 2016 show

A live performance by British musician Rhodes, playing “Vienna”, “Breathe”, “Close Your Eyes” and “I Put A Spell On You”, accompanied by a 24-piece orchestra conducted by Joe Duddell, was exquisite, with arrangements created exclusively for the show. In previous seasons, I had covered the show from Australia and been moved to tears at the beauty from simply watching online. The live music would give me that extra something that resonated with my romantic mind. With this season my first Burberry show where I was able to be there in person, I was more than a little excited to be attending. When the performance is so powerful musically and you are combining it with an amazing setting alongside a beautiful collection, your experience is taken to a level you can’t even imagine.

Set in a custom-built venue in London’s Kensington Gardens, we were surrounded by wild English flowerbeds filled with seasonal buds such as foxgloves and hazel, making it feel like the most wonderful garden party. There was live music and a feeling of anticipation in the air for what we were all about to see. The sun was shining and the sky was blue. Everyone was dressed beautifully and everywhere you looked, you could see happiness and bright eyes. I wanted to live my life in this setting!

Burberry 'Strait-Laced' Spring Summer 2016

Look #6: A slim fit caban in a super-lightweight wool-silk blend. Made in Italy, the fabric is specially treated with a water-repellent coating. An understated design with clean welt pockets and button-tab cuffs.

We were ushered into the space where we were to see the show, with bird sounds filling the air and the plush carpet under foot, further adding to the luxurious feel. The much admired front row guests were arriving with Samuel L. Jackson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Claflin, John Boyega, Josh Whitehouse (who I picked as one of my best dressed for the day), Hu Bing, David Gandy, Masahiro Motoki, Tinie Tempah, Mario Testino and Lewis Hamilton, amongst many others there.

The music began and we were treated to a beautiful performance and showing of the collection. The colour palette was stunning. Black, navy, charcoal, pale grey, brown, stone and white were prominent with accents of turquoise, red and mustard. The cloth was luxurious and exquisite, with the cotton lace a highlight across the collection. English wool/mohair tailoring cloth, wool/silk tailoring cloth, fine cotton tailoring cloth, Burberry gabardine, double-faced cashmere and knitted cashmere were shown in different looks.

A new tailored slim fit designed, called The Chelsea, was introduced in trench coats and suiting. Lace shirts, double-faced cashmere topcoats, cashmere knitted joggers, lightweight down jackets, and light wool/silk trench coats were filling my vision, and my mind was delighted. Combined with the beautiful colour palette, I at times felt overwhelmed by what I was seeing.

I’ve been working almost daily with eyewear over the past year and I thought the square tortoiseshell sunglasses were a wonderful preview of the eyewear collection for Spring Summer 2016. The ochre tortoiseshell flush acetate front and uniform thick temples looked magical with black lenses, with the traditional double pin hinges visible on the front and temples and a polished metallic Burberry logo on the temples. The strong look worked well with the more feminine feel of the lace. The balance was just right. Another wonderful detail featured were the bug tie pins. How I loved these!

The graphic print silk wool trench coat from the Burberry 'Strait-Laced' Spring Summer 2016 collection is one of my favourite pieces.

The graphic print silk wool trench coat from the Burberry ‘Strait-Laced’ Spring Summer 2016 collection is one of my favourite pieces.

One of my favourite pieces from the collection is the graphic print trench coat. I love this! What a wonderful trench coat. The artwork is hand-painted in the Burberry studio and silk-screen printed onto the crisp and lightweight silk-wool blend fabric. Crafted in Italy, the design is cut for a streamlined fit. The flow of the fabric was simply beautiful as the model walked and at the turn the trench coat almost went into slow motion, as if to emphasise the perfection of the design, as it flared out at the hem. Combined with the lace detail underneath, it is a standout. This overall look is a delight, I had goosebumps when I saw it.

Burberry 'Strait-Laced' Spring Summer 2016

Burberry ‘Strait-Laced’ Spring Summer 2016

Burberry 'Strait-Laced' Spring Summer 2016

Burberry ‘Strait-Laced’ Spring Summer 2016

Burberry 'Strait-Laced' Spring Summer 2016

Burberry ‘Strait-Laced’ Spring Summer 2016 features ‘The Barrow’ in patent leather. A sartorial document bag in high-shine patent leather. Crafted in Italy, the clean-lined design features a hand painted stripe. Structured top handles and detachable webbed shoulder strap in contrast fabrications add to the appeal.

Burberry 'Strait-Laced' Spring Summer 2016

Burberry ‘Strait-Laced’ Spring Summer 2016

Burberry 'Strait-Laced' Spring Summer 2016

Burberry ‘Strait-Laced’ Spring Summer 2016

Burberry 'Strait-Laced' Spring Summer 2016

Burberry ‘The Barrow’ in patent leather. A sartorial document bag in high-shine patent leather. Crafted in Italy, the clean-lined design features a hand painted stripe. Structured top handles and detachable webbed shoulder strap in contrast fabrications add to the appeal.

The show finishing was not the end of the experience. We were served summer cocktails and champagne from Thomas’s – Burberry’s new all-day café within its Regent Street flagship – whilst British musicians Keston Cobblers Club, played live on the lawn. It really was a delight! Everyone was talking of how wonderful the show was and the beautiful afternoon we were having.

If you are like me, you see something you like and want it as soon as you can. For those who cannot wait and want looks from the runway now, you can pre-order selected coats and accessories until 22 June and will receive them two months earlier than everyone else. The items can be personalised with a metal nameplate which makes each piece even more special. If you are looking for the sunglasses, they will be available from February 2016 globally. If only I could get my hands on one of those exquisite bug tie pins before then!

Keep an eye on The Man Has Style on Instagram as more photos are to follow from the afternoon. In the meantime, make sure you watch the full show (Burberry Spring Summer 2016 ‘Strait-Laced’).

‘The Experience of Burberry’ was spectacular. Thank you Burberry for inviting me to share this. It was a pleasure.

Words by Sarah Crawford, Editor, The Man Has Style

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Style Icon: Elvis Presley

11 May
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Elvis Presley

Elvis, A Source of Inspiration

Growing up hearing Elvis Presley felt so normal, not only felt normal, it was normal, it happened every day. It was rare to go to a friend’s home that didn’t listen to this amazing man, and so many of those homes had a collection of Elvis vinyl. Weekends were often spent watching one of the many films he featured in. Right now, I’m listening to one of my many playlists of his songs. What talent! His often over the top ‘costumes’ as I called them back then, a source of inspiration for expression. However, it was his hair I was liked in his style. Even as a young girl I remember being fascinated by his perfectly styled hair. He continues to be an inspiration now, maybe even more so as time goes by. A style icon, that’s for sure.

elvis presley sitting on green bench

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley with Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

Elvis Presley with Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

Elvis Presley at Frank Sinatra Timex Special March 1960

Elvis Presley at Frank Sinatra Timex Special March 1960

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Words by Sarah Crawford, Editor, The Man Has Style

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