Originally hailing from Japan, Tatsuyoshi Kawabata is a design collaborator with Melbourne based fashion label E.S.S. Laboratory. Pictured here wearing his own brand, plus leather shoes handmade by Pionero in Tokyo.
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“The old cliché, shoes make the man, is true with Paul Smith: as a brand and as a product it’s about pedigree, longevity and quirky elegance. To me a good shoe is comfortable, fun and non-conformist. It's a vehicle of self-expression."
Bill has appeared on this site before - he knows his footwear & is always impeccably dressed (there aren't many Melbourne men you would find relaxing in a bar on Sunday afternoon in a three piece Vivienne Westwood suit). Working at luxury Melbourne menswear store Harrolds has given Bill access to some amazing footwear including these tan leather AW12 lace-ups with black galosh style rubber panels.
Andrei is the co-creator of the new Melbourne based Barnaby Shop sock company & we had to admire his cycle print socks when we stopped him ask for a photo. Andrei was shot in South Melbourne wearing a classic pair of 'Jensen' calfskin cap toe oxfords from Santoni.
Chris was a stylish standout during a wednesday workday lunchtime & it was no surprise when he told us he worked for Suit Your Style tailors. Chris was waiting for a coffee when we grabbed him on Little Collins street, wearing a pair of suede wrap boots by H by Hudson.
Head of the Chin Chin restaurant kitchen, Ben Cooper is Melbourne's most fashion forward chef. He's a man with a particular fetish for footwear, photographed in a pair of waterproof boots by Norwegian brand Swims