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 Tag: lace-up

Bill in Westwood Tartan

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. 

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.

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.