Makers of Melbourne

Welcome to Makers Of Melbourne – the ‘go to’ guide for our technically integrated age.

Makers Of Melbourne has been created to consume and assimilate Melbourne culture. We're male focussed, but not male specific, sorting through the dross to weed out the creative stars, standout events and stylish folk that make this city unique. 

MOM aims to embrace all facets of what makes this city a creative hub. Our aim is to inform without condescending – to keep you abreast of what’s going on without regurgitating Press Releases & to seek out this city’s sub cultures to give our readers the inside scoop on what’s REALLY happening with the people who make Melbourne Melbourne.

Filtering by Category: The Street

Street Style: Alvin

Makers of Melbourne grabbed marketing maestro Alvin for a photo from the line for Sydney photographer Giuseppe Santamaria's 'Men In This Town' book signing at the Henry Bucks flagship store on Collins Street. Alvin was dressed for the warm evening, wearing vintage loafers, H&M shorts, Prada bag, ASOS tee and vintage jacket.

Street Style: Chris

Chris always looks like the best dressed man in the room (or in this case, the street). The perfect personification of everything Melbourne tailoring brand Oscar Hunt stands for - no nonsense classic dressing without the fussy frills. Chris was photographed in South Melbourne wearing Oscar Hunt trousers, shirt & double breasted jacket, finished off with a pair of tan derby brogues from Loake. 

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Street Style: Jamie

It was hardly a surprise to learn that the stylish Jamie worked at the boutique of Japanese design company Kenzo. Well layered against the cool of a typical Melbourne Spring evening, Jamie interspersed his head to toe Kenzo garb with a pleated button-down from Erdem. 

Street Style: Cardin

Even among the dapper gents at this year's Festival of Steve, a more casually attired Cardin still stood out as a guy assured of his own style. Makers grabbed a few shots just on dusk outside of Russell Street's iconic Kelvin Club of Cardin wearing an M-ONE-11 shirt, Bell & Barnett Jumper, Kenneth Cole shoes & Kangol hat.

Street Style: Andrew

The Makers of Melbourne street style team stopped Andrew on a late Saturday afternoon in the Melbourne CBD. His Alfred Dunhill traditional leather holdall & the tailoring of his Balmain peacoat were dead giveaways that here was a man who appreciated quality, even when dressing for a casual day out. Andrew's leather & canvas boots were handmade in Istanbul by Helm & his jeans were from PRPS.

Street Style: Anthony

 Et Al Designer Anthony Capon

Et Al Designer Anthony Capon

Anthony Capon has been designing for Melbourne fashion label Et Al since 2008.

The Season 2 Project Runway winning designer is the personification of what Et Al is all about - relaxed monochromatic tailored style that couldn't be the product of any other city but Melbourne.

Anthony is wearing all Et Al pieces with the shoes a collaborative teaming of Rollie x Et Al. His vintage bowler hat was a gift from his housemate.

Street Style: Steve

Poetically, we photographed newest member of the Oscar Hunt tailoring family, Steve, outside of the men's event, the Festival of Steve.  A walking personification of the easygoing style of the Oscar Hunt boys, Steve was unsurprisingly wearing the brand's own jacket, trousers & tie along with Pike Brothers braces, Loake brogues & a Filson briefcase.

Street Style: Tsubasa

Fresh from Japan on a fly-in visit to Melbourne, we caught sock manufacturing impresario Tsubasa on a South Melbourne coffee break post-meeting with our friends at Beggar Man Thief. Out to discuss the footwear store’s new sock program, Tsubasa impressed with an outfit that looks casual but was all quality, from his Visvim shoes and Maiden Noir Trousers to his Carhartt jacket and Up There made in Japan shirt. “I used to be in to labels when I was younger,” says Tsubasa, “but now it’s just all about understated quality.”

Street Style: Theo

Makers of Melbourne grabbed Theo as he window-shopped on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Fitzroy. Wearing a mix of well chosen pieces, his weekend casual look was made up of trousers by Brent Wilson, tartan tee by sportswear brand Elwood, ASOS shoes, H&M scarf & jacket purchased on a recent trip to Europe.

Street Style: Bosco

Bosco is an understated guy. Softly spoken and not overly flashy, he's a stylish individual with an eye for classic pieces that marry well and are built to last. We stopped Bosco in South Melbourne where he shyly agreed to let Makers of Melbourne take his picture. His ensemble comprised a pair of New Balance sneakers, classic Levis jeans, Beams Boy scarf & Breton style tee by APC.

Street Style: Kieren

Kieren was stopped by the Makers of Melbourne team as he left Fitzroy cafe 'De Clieu' & it soon became apparent that every piece of clothing he wore had special significance for him. From his vintage American Varsity jacket to his embroidered Mexican chambray shirt, there was a history to how each item had come to be a part of his wardrobe. New Zealand artist & friend Joe Sheehan had given three of only a dozen handmade Jade keys to Kieren as a gift, which he wears as a necklace on an antique fob chain. His outfit was completed with a classic 1960's Rolex, Japanese designed S2W8 navy suede moccasins & a pair of Flat Head jeans. 

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Street Style: VAMFF 2014

While VAMFF (the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival) runway series may have had a heavy focus on the ladies, there were still a number of male attendees at the Docklands Central Pier shows. Forget the dime a dozen navy suits - here are a few boys who, through sheer originality, stood out from the typical fashion pack. 

  Will wearing Vintage jacket, ACNE tee, Uniglo trousers & French Connection hat

Will wearing Vintage jacket, ACNE tee, Uniglo trousers & French Connection hat

 Model/DJ Xander Pratt wearing all Eduardo Xavier. Steampunk accessories

Model/DJ Xander Pratt wearing all Eduardo Xavier. Steampunk accessories

 RMIT fashion designer teacher Dr Peter Allan in Japanese demin label 'Big John overalls & Levis jacket.

RMIT fashion designer teacher Dr Peter Allan in Japanese demin label 'Big John overalls & Levis jacket.

 Photographer Sam Wong in his mother's jacket & $2 tee

Photographer Sam Wong in his mother's jacket & $2 tee

 Taylor in Topshop top, Thai sarong, New Balance sneakers, Alexander McQueen clutch.

Taylor in Topshop top, Thai sarong, New Balance sneakers, Alexander McQueen clutch.