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.

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My shoes: Salvatore Malatesta, Owner St Ali

“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."

                                                                                - Salvatore


Donni Olrik Chelsea

Donni was on a brief visit home to Melbourne between projects in Bali and Bangkok when we bumped into him this week.  Despite spending the better part of 10 years in Asia steering some of the best clubs, he clearly hasn't forgotten how to run the classic Melbourne winter look.  It was the superbly cut denim trench that caught our attention, but as we got talking we could see the whole package was a quintessentially Melbourne streetwear masterclass.   The sharply cut black calf Chelsea's just reminding us how easy good style can be.

James Burnished Dior

We bumped into James yesterday as he was whipping around town running errands before heading overseas to attend the wedding of a friend.  A Sydney 'expat' now enjoying the Melbourne life, James is very much our type of man.   Full of character and energy, and always well put together.  His beautifully cut and understated three-piece, the full knit tie and of course a classic chestnut Dior derby to bring it all together on a wild and wet Melbourne morning.

Pio Autumn Palette

It's been an extremely mild Autumn in Melbourne, which has given us snappers a fantastic array of colours, texture and style.  We feel like we are witnessing the rise and rise the 'Australian Man' in fashion terms - equal parts attentive, indifferent and unique.  Pio just about summed up Autumn this week, spotted wearing a palatte of colour and style that has defined Autumn 2013.  Sure, the good shoes bring it all together, but the attention to detail is what makes it all so relaxed.

Andy Clarks Collab

Andy is the owner of renowned Adelaide menswear store Right Hand Distribution (with whispers of a Melbourne RHD soon to open). We photographed Andy outside De Clieu in Fitzroy wearing a striking pair of boots designed in collaboration between Clarks Originals and cult Japanese label Atmos.