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All this hot weather may have thrown Melbourne's classic autumn fashion into chaos, we like getting dark around now if you hadn't noticed. But there are plenty of upsides. The Melbourne boys have been running all sorts of colours and alternative fabrics during our late Indian summer, mixing weights and proportions to get the working summer right. Ben here doing Melbourne casual the right way, running a clean pair of chukka's - a collaboration between Comme des Garcons x Dr Martens. His shirt & trousers of his own design and label.
Born and bred in Northampton, the historical centre of the British shoemaking and leather industries, childhood friends Mark Jeffery and Guy West began their career in shoemaking at the age of 16. Jeffery West imbue their brand with the craftsmanship, quality, and pedigree available in having shoes manufactured in Northampton using traditional techniques, while putting their own slant on design. Being influenced & inspired by a swath of British swashbucklers, wits & hell raisers (such Keith Richards, Oliver Reed, Peter O’Toole, Brian Jones & Richard Burton, who give their names to Jeffery West's styles) - you couldn't come across a more Rock 'n' Roll footwear brand.
The The beauty of Melbourne is in the intimacy of the city and the colour and personality we seem to kick out of such a small space. As much as we have worked hard to capture the style of the city's men and all this fantastic footwear hitting our shores, sometimes it's good to be reminded that a well-cut pair of RM's and decent 'give-a-fuck' attitude has always been a cornerstone of Melbourne's culture. Magnificantly done. Still one of the best shoemakers on the block. www.rmwilliams.com.au
We bumped into Bruce blazing a brand new slate blue suit by Tom Riley at P.Johnson tailors. He told us after many years kicking around in trainers and denim he was finding himself keen to get back into some style and make a suit a weekday staple again. He chose beautifully, P.Johnson never get it wrong, and his choice of classic single buckle Monk from Loake Bros puts him right back in the game.
We photographed Ben outside the Melbourne Town Hall in a pair of boots that he had borrowed from a friend "ages ago" & loved so much, he had decided to conveniently forget to return. Comfort & versatility rather than brand have made these Ben's "go to" shoe & hopefully his friend doesn't see this post & demand his boots back.