Dean in Zara Man
We're not sure how we feel about the arrival in Melbourne of retail behemoths Zara, TopShop and soon H&M. On the one hand they feed a flawed retail model of landlords incentivising major clients to drive property values up, which works against our vibrant independant fashion community. On the other hand, they make fashion fast, fun and digestible to even the most conservative palate. It gives us no excuse not to step out looking like we've made and effort. Hopefully today's Zara customer is down at P.Johnson next year ordering his custom blazer because he understands how well great pieces work. Dean's jacket is actually what caught our eye on this sunny Melbourne afternoon, but he's made his funky little Zara patent oxford work pretty well too.