Our Legacy Spring Summer 2015 
Nying & Hallin doing that weird high/low contrast (again) of fashuns and essential basics.
My affinity for Our Legacy stems from their work with silhouettes. Always progressive but never indulgent, the brand sports a slim straight fit across all their garments that is flattering to a wide range of body types straight off the rack.
You wouldn’t think that likely from a cursory exposure to the brand, but having picked up multiple pieces from them across several seasons its all quite modern without feeling shallow. 
As always, when it comes to their tailored offering, the minimalist aesthetic works wonders. That topcoat in the last shot has me feelin’ the vibe, no question. 
(Source: Selectism)STYLETERNITY 
Our Legacy Spring Summer 2015 
Nying & Hallin doing that weird high/low contrast (again) of fashuns and essential basics.
My affinity for Our Legacy stems from their work with silhouettes. Always progressive but never indulgent, the brand sports a slim straight fit across all their garments that is flattering to a wide range of body types straight off the rack.
You wouldn’t think that likely from a cursory exposure to the brand, but having picked up multiple pieces from them across several seasons its all quite modern without feeling shallow. 
As always, when it comes to their tailored offering, the minimalist aesthetic works wonders. That topcoat in the last shot has me feelin’ the vibe, no question. 
(Source: Selectism)STYLETERNITY 
Our Legacy Spring Summer 2015 
Nying & Hallin doing that weird high/low contrast (again) of fashuns and essential basics.
My affinity for Our Legacy stems from their work with silhouettes. Always progressive but never indulgent, the brand sports a slim straight fit across all their garments that is flattering to a wide range of body types straight off the rack.
You wouldn’t think that likely from a cursory exposure to the brand, but having picked up multiple pieces from them across several seasons its all quite modern without feeling shallow. 
As always, when it comes to their tailored offering, the minimalist aesthetic works wonders. That topcoat in the last shot has me feelin’ the vibe, no question. 
(Source: Selectism)STYLETERNITY 

Our Legacy Spring Summer 2015 

Nying & Hallin doing that weird high/low contrast (again) of fashuns and essential basics.

My affinity for Our Legacy stems from their work with silhouettes. Always progressive but never indulgent, the brand sports a slim straight fit across all their garments that is flattering to a wide range of body types straight off the rack.

You wouldn’t think that likely from a cursory exposure to the brand, but having picked up multiple pieces from them across several seasons its all quite modern without feeling shallow. 

As always, when it comes to their tailored offering, the minimalist aesthetic works wonders. That topcoat in the last shot has me feelin’ the vibe, no question. 

(Source: Selectism)

STYLETERNITY 

weareallalright:

Collar v3.0

Nabilmust in one of subskin's new steady state shirts from bntailor. Details of interest include the collar’s pronounced arc, light fusing, and the blackwatch tie in a seasonally appropriate weight. 

Believe it or not, wearing a wool tie can act as a moderately effective insulator. It’s also an excellent alternative to a full on scarf accompaniment, which can oftentimes look askew in the more dour commercial settings. 

Suiting by Rob’s tribe over at suitshop

Nabil is still steady rocking some of the best (and simplest) v-zone combos this side of Straya.

STYLETERNITY 

Barena Venezia
Lightweight wool construction
The ultimate jardigan/tailored pyjama special
(Source: Grail Shit) 
STYLE | ETERNITY 

Barena Venezia

Lightweight wool construction

The ultimate jardigan/tailored pyjama special

(Source: Grail Shit

STYLE | ETERNITY 

Woof, swoosh, swish

Its the Lunarglide 6

(Source: Mr Porter)

STYLE | ETERNITY 

'Beneath the chattering and the noise..splashes of beauty' | The house of P JOHNSON
It is my fervent opinion that one of the greatest barriers to entry when it comes to any kind of menswear is trepidation. Socially & historically men are taught to rely on safe practice, meaning that something as seemingly innocuous as visiting a clothier can often be an uncomfortable (and unfamiliar) experience. For these men - often young professionals with newfound economic freedom - stores like thearmoury and carsonstreet provide a safe haven, against a swirling vortex of vapid advertising and dubious value. What do the former two exemplars both have in common?
They don’t exist in Australia (yet).
Fortunately for the discerning local, we have an entirely original and as-of-now exclusive answer in P JOHNSON. Operating in both Sydney & Melbourne, Patrick, and his team, have pioneered a kind of hybridized style that marries Neapolitan savoir-faire with Aussie cool. When I first stumbled upon Pat’s brand - via Tumblr - I became intensely enamored with how relaxed the aesthetic was. Yet, not in a purely southern Italian way, beneath the veneer of that country’s trademarks the P JOHNSON aesthetic also carried an Australian swagger. That swagger has since been gradually refined by Pat and his guys, manifesting in super soft polos built for the Aussie climate and asymmetric safari jackets fit for the well-traveled larrikan. I needn’t speak more of the product, the P JOHNSON pedigree is something of a well documented phenomenon and a quick Styleforum search yields overwhelmingly positive feedback.
This is all a prelude to my visit at the Walker Lane location of P JOHNSON earlier this month. Located in Sydney’s Paddington, the showroom is a welcome respite from the bustle of the city. Natural light careens through the building, dancing across splendid furnishings and other priceless objet d’art (a highlight being Patrick’s Tiffany lamp). Having visited a fraction of galleries when I was in town my eyes were already sensitive to the many interesting details within, and from the insanely awesome Ming-style China table to the giant Agnelli portrait hanging by the entrance the whole space felt lived in. This authenticity is gilt with a sense of immense fun: Foosball tables dot the floor and a seating pit gives customers a place to luxuriate while taking in their surroundings. 
The fitting itself was entirely painless. Porter & Rob were both on-hand for the majority of the session and between the two of them, as a customer, I had a repository of excellent advice that steered me in - more or less - the direction I had hoped for from the beginning. I’ll spare the gory details and save those for a future outfit post in which the work makes its debut but suffice to say the guys at P JOHNSON are smarter than your average tailor. Their manner is relaxed, accommodating, and you can bet your hard earned dollars that they will furnish you with constructive - and more importantly - honest advice. When you’re committing to have something tailor made, that quality of advice is essential. 
In an age polluted with consumerism, one could be forgiven for raising an eyebrow at my observations. True, a well made sportcoat does not possess that essential indispensability to life that say food or water does, but,for a man who cares deeply about the value and longevity of everyday wear what is on offer at P JOHNSON ticks most of the boxes. Price may be - in some ways - a prohibitive factor but trust me when I say what you are offered for a pittance of the cost associated with the typical ‘luxury retailers’ is more than proportionate. 
The fitting ended, and several excellent camparis (shoutouts to Porter’s mixology) under my belt, I bid my goodbyes setting off into the voluminous spectacle of Sydney’s nightlife. “Be careful, once you get started, this can get addictive” grinned Rob. Knowing glances from Porter and the apprentices materialized at Rob’s words. 
If only all addictions felt quite so natural. 
P JOHNSON (in Sydney) is located at 7 Walker Lane, Paddington +61 2 9966 7548
STYLE | ETERNITY 
'Beneath the chattering and the noise..splashes of beauty' | The house of P JOHNSON
It is my fervent opinion that one of the greatest barriers to entry when it comes to any kind of menswear is trepidation. Socially & historically men are taught to rely on safe practice, meaning that something as seemingly innocuous as visiting a clothier can often be an uncomfortable (and unfamiliar) experience. For these men - often young professionals with newfound economic freedom - stores like thearmoury and carsonstreet provide a safe haven, against a swirling vortex of vapid advertising and dubious value. What do the former two exemplars both have in common?
They don’t exist in Australia (yet).
Fortunately for the discerning local, we have an entirely original and as-of-now exclusive answer in P JOHNSON. Operating in both Sydney & Melbourne, Patrick, and his team, have pioneered a kind of hybridized style that marries Neapolitan savoir-faire with Aussie cool. When I first stumbled upon Pat’s brand - via Tumblr - I became intensely enamored with how relaxed the aesthetic was. Yet, not in a purely southern Italian way, beneath the veneer of that country’s trademarks the P JOHNSON aesthetic also carried an Australian swagger. That swagger has since been gradually refined by Pat and his guys, manifesting in super soft polos built for the Aussie climate and asymmetric safari jackets fit for the well-traveled larrikan. I needn’t speak more of the product, the P JOHNSON pedigree is something of a well documented phenomenon and a quick Styleforum search yields overwhelmingly positive feedback.
This is all a prelude to my visit at the Walker Lane location of P JOHNSON earlier this month. Located in Sydney’s Paddington, the showroom is a welcome respite from the bustle of the city. Natural light careens through the building, dancing across splendid furnishings and other priceless objet d’art (a highlight being Patrick’s Tiffany lamp). Having visited a fraction of galleries when I was in town my eyes were already sensitive to the many interesting details within, and from the insanely awesome Ming-style China table to the giant Agnelli portrait hanging by the entrance the whole space felt lived in. This authenticity is gilt with a sense of immense fun: Foosball tables dot the floor and a seating pit gives customers a place to luxuriate while taking in their surroundings. 
The fitting itself was entirely painless. Porter & Rob were both on-hand for the majority of the session and between the two of them, as a customer, I had a repository of excellent advice that steered me in - more or less - the direction I had hoped for from the beginning. I’ll spare the gory details and save those for a future outfit post in which the work makes its debut but suffice to say the guys at P JOHNSON are smarter than your average tailor. Their manner is relaxed, accommodating, and you can bet your hard earned dollars that they will furnish you with constructive - and more importantly - honest advice. When you’re committing to have something tailor made, that quality of advice is essential. 
In an age polluted with consumerism, one could be forgiven for raising an eyebrow at my observations. True, a well made sportcoat does not possess that essential indispensability to life that say food or water does, but,for a man who cares deeply about the value and longevity of everyday wear what is on offer at P JOHNSON ticks most of the boxes. Price may be - in some ways - a prohibitive factor but trust me when I say what you are offered for a pittance of the cost associated with the typical ‘luxury retailers’ is more than proportionate. 
The fitting ended, and several excellent camparis (shoutouts to Porter’s mixology) under my belt, I bid my goodbyes setting off into the voluminous spectacle of Sydney’s nightlife. “Be careful, once you get started, this can get addictive” grinned Rob. Knowing glances from Porter and the apprentices materialized at Rob’s words. 
If only all addictions felt quite so natural. 
P JOHNSON (in Sydney) is located at 7 Walker Lane, Paddington +61 2 9966 7548
STYLE | ETERNITY 
'Beneath the chattering and the noise..splashes of beauty' | The house of P JOHNSON
It is my fervent opinion that one of the greatest barriers to entry when it comes to any kind of menswear is trepidation. Socially & historically men are taught to rely on safe practice, meaning that something as seemingly innocuous as visiting a clothier can often be an uncomfortable (and unfamiliar) experience. For these men - often young professionals with newfound economic freedom - stores like thearmoury and carsonstreet provide a safe haven, against a swirling vortex of vapid advertising and dubious value. What do the former two exemplars both have in common?
They don’t exist in Australia (yet).
Fortunately for the discerning local, we have an entirely original and as-of-now exclusive answer in P JOHNSON. Operating in both Sydney & Melbourne, Patrick, and his team, have pioneered a kind of hybridized style that marries Neapolitan savoir-faire with Aussie cool. When I first stumbled upon Pat’s brand - via Tumblr - I became intensely enamored with how relaxed the aesthetic was. Yet, not in a purely southern Italian way, beneath the veneer of that country’s trademarks the P JOHNSON aesthetic also carried an Australian swagger. That swagger has since been gradually refined by Pat and his guys, manifesting in super soft polos built for the Aussie climate and asymmetric safari jackets fit for the well-traveled larrikan. I needn’t speak more of the product, the P JOHNSON pedigree is something of a well documented phenomenon and a quick Styleforum search yields overwhelmingly positive feedback.
This is all a prelude to my visit at the Walker Lane location of P JOHNSON earlier this month. Located in Sydney’s Paddington, the showroom is a welcome respite from the bustle of the city. Natural light careens through the building, dancing across splendid furnishings and other priceless objet d’art (a highlight being Patrick’s Tiffany lamp). Having visited a fraction of galleries when I was in town my eyes were already sensitive to the many interesting details within, and from the insanely awesome Ming-style China table to the giant Agnelli portrait hanging by the entrance the whole space felt lived in. This authenticity is gilt with a sense of immense fun: Foosball tables dot the floor and a seating pit gives customers a place to luxuriate while taking in their surroundings. 
The fitting itself was entirely painless. Porter & Rob were both on-hand for the majority of the session and between the two of them, as a customer, I had a repository of excellent advice that steered me in - more or less - the direction I had hoped for from the beginning. I’ll spare the gory details and save those for a future outfit post in which the work makes its debut but suffice to say the guys at P JOHNSON are smarter than your average tailor. Their manner is relaxed, accommodating, and you can bet your hard earned dollars that they will furnish you with constructive - and more importantly - honest advice. When you’re committing to have something tailor made, that quality of advice is essential. 
In an age polluted with consumerism, one could be forgiven for raising an eyebrow at my observations. True, a well made sportcoat does not possess that essential indispensability to life that say food or water does, but,for a man who cares deeply about the value and longevity of everyday wear what is on offer at P JOHNSON ticks most of the boxes. Price may be - in some ways - a prohibitive factor but trust me when I say what you are offered for a pittance of the cost associated with the typical ‘luxury retailers’ is more than proportionate. 
The fitting ended, and several excellent camparis (shoutouts to Porter’s mixology) under my belt, I bid my goodbyes setting off into the voluminous spectacle of Sydney’s nightlife. “Be careful, once you get started, this can get addictive” grinned Rob. Knowing glances from Porter and the apprentices materialized at Rob’s words. 
If only all addictions felt quite so natural. 
P JOHNSON (in Sydney) is located at 7 Walker Lane, Paddington +61 2 9966 7548
STYLE | ETERNITY 
'Beneath the chattering and the noise..splashes of beauty' | The house of P JOHNSON
It is my fervent opinion that one of the greatest barriers to entry when it comes to any kind of menswear is trepidation. Socially & historically men are taught to rely on safe practice, meaning that something as seemingly innocuous as visiting a clothier can often be an uncomfortable (and unfamiliar) experience. For these men - often young professionals with newfound economic freedom - stores like thearmoury and carsonstreet provide a safe haven, against a swirling vortex of vapid advertising and dubious value. What do the former two exemplars both have in common?
They don’t exist in Australia (yet).
Fortunately for the discerning local, we have an entirely original and as-of-now exclusive answer in P JOHNSON. Operating in both Sydney & Melbourne, Patrick, and his team, have pioneered a kind of hybridized style that marries Neapolitan savoir-faire with Aussie cool. When I first stumbled upon Pat’s brand - via Tumblr - I became intensely enamored with how relaxed the aesthetic was. Yet, not in a purely southern Italian way, beneath the veneer of that country’s trademarks the P JOHNSON aesthetic also carried an Australian swagger. That swagger has since been gradually refined by Pat and his guys, manifesting in super soft polos built for the Aussie climate and asymmetric safari jackets fit for the well-traveled larrikan. I needn’t speak more of the product, the P JOHNSON pedigree is something of a well documented phenomenon and a quick Styleforum search yields overwhelmingly positive feedback.
This is all a prelude to my visit at the Walker Lane location of P JOHNSON earlier this month. Located in Sydney’s Paddington, the showroom is a welcome respite from the bustle of the city. Natural light careens through the building, dancing across splendid furnishings and other priceless objet d’art (a highlight being Patrick’s Tiffany lamp). Having visited a fraction of galleries when I was in town my eyes were already sensitive to the many interesting details within, and from the insanely awesome Ming-style China table to the giant Agnelli portrait hanging by the entrance the whole space felt lived in. This authenticity is gilt with a sense of immense fun: Foosball tables dot the floor and a seating pit gives customers a place to luxuriate while taking in their surroundings. 
The fitting itself was entirely painless. Porter & Rob were both on-hand for the majority of the session and between the two of them, as a customer, I had a repository of excellent advice that steered me in - more or less - the direction I had hoped for from the beginning. I’ll spare the gory details and save those for a future outfit post in which the work makes its debut but suffice to say the guys at P JOHNSON are smarter than your average tailor. Their manner is relaxed, accommodating, and you can bet your hard earned dollars that they will furnish you with constructive - and more importantly - honest advice. When you’re committing to have something tailor made, that quality of advice is essential. 
In an age polluted with consumerism, one could be forgiven for raising an eyebrow at my observations. True, a well made sportcoat does not possess that essential indispensability to life that say food or water does, but,for a man who cares deeply about the value and longevity of everyday wear what is on offer at P JOHNSON ticks most of the boxes. Price may be - in some ways - a prohibitive factor but trust me when I say what you are offered for a pittance of the cost associated with the typical ‘luxury retailers’ is more than proportionate. 
The fitting ended, and several excellent camparis (shoutouts to Porter’s mixology) under my belt, I bid my goodbyes setting off into the voluminous spectacle of Sydney’s nightlife. “Be careful, once you get started, this can get addictive” grinned Rob. Knowing glances from Porter and the apprentices materialized at Rob’s words. 
If only all addictions felt quite so natural. 
P JOHNSON (in Sydney) is located at 7 Walker Lane, Paddington +61 2 9966 7548
STYLE | ETERNITY 
'Beneath the chattering and the noise..splashes of beauty' | The house of P JOHNSON
It is my fervent opinion that one of the greatest barriers to entry when it comes to any kind of menswear is trepidation. Socially & historically men are taught to rely on safe practice, meaning that something as seemingly innocuous as visiting a clothier can often be an uncomfortable (and unfamiliar) experience. For these men - often young professionals with newfound economic freedom - stores like thearmoury and carsonstreet provide a safe haven, against a swirling vortex of vapid advertising and dubious value. What do the former two exemplars both have in common?
They don’t exist in Australia (yet).
Fortunately for the discerning local, we have an entirely original and as-of-now exclusive answer in P JOHNSON. Operating in both Sydney & Melbourne, Patrick, and his team, have pioneered a kind of hybridized style that marries Neapolitan savoir-faire with Aussie cool. When I first stumbled upon Pat’s brand - via Tumblr - I became intensely enamored with how relaxed the aesthetic was. Yet, not in a purely southern Italian way, beneath the veneer of that country’s trademarks the P JOHNSON aesthetic also carried an Australian swagger. That swagger has since been gradually refined by Pat and his guys, manifesting in super soft polos built for the Aussie climate and asymmetric safari jackets fit for the well-traveled larrikan. I needn’t speak more of the product, the P JOHNSON pedigree is something of a well documented phenomenon and a quick Styleforum search yields overwhelmingly positive feedback.
This is all a prelude to my visit at the Walker Lane location of P JOHNSON earlier this month. Located in Sydney’s Paddington, the showroom is a welcome respite from the bustle of the city. Natural light careens through the building, dancing across splendid furnishings and other priceless objet d’art (a highlight being Patrick’s Tiffany lamp). Having visited a fraction of galleries when I was in town my eyes were already sensitive to the many interesting details within, and from the insanely awesome Ming-style China table to the giant Agnelli portrait hanging by the entrance the whole space felt lived in. This authenticity is gilt with a sense of immense fun: Foosball tables dot the floor and a seating pit gives customers a place to luxuriate while taking in their surroundings. 
The fitting itself was entirely painless. Porter & Rob were both on-hand for the majority of the session and between the two of them, as a customer, I had a repository of excellent advice that steered me in - more or less - the direction I had hoped for from the beginning. I’ll spare the gory details and save those for a future outfit post in which the work makes its debut but suffice to say the guys at P JOHNSON are smarter than your average tailor. Their manner is relaxed, accommodating, and you can bet your hard earned dollars that they will furnish you with constructive - and more importantly - honest advice. When you’re committing to have something tailor made, that quality of advice is essential. 
In an age polluted with consumerism, one could be forgiven for raising an eyebrow at my observations. True, a well made sportcoat does not possess that essential indispensability to life that say food or water does, but,for a man who cares deeply about the value and longevity of everyday wear what is on offer at P JOHNSON ticks most of the boxes. Price may be - in some ways - a prohibitive factor but trust me when I say what you are offered for a pittance of the cost associated with the typical ‘luxury retailers’ is more than proportionate. 
The fitting ended, and several excellent camparis (shoutouts to Porter’s mixology) under my belt, I bid my goodbyes setting off into the voluminous spectacle of Sydney’s nightlife. “Be careful, once you get started, this can get addictive” grinned Rob. Knowing glances from Porter and the apprentices materialized at Rob’s words. 
If only all addictions felt quite so natural. 
P JOHNSON (in Sydney) is located at 7 Walker Lane, Paddington +61 2 9966 7548
STYLE | ETERNITY 
'Beneath the chattering and the noise..splashes of beauty' | The house of P JOHNSON
It is my fervent opinion that one of the greatest barriers to entry when it comes to any kind of menswear is trepidation. Socially & historically men are taught to rely on safe practice, meaning that something as seemingly innocuous as visiting a clothier can often be an uncomfortable (and unfamiliar) experience. For these men - often young professionals with newfound economic freedom - stores like thearmoury and carsonstreet provide a safe haven, against a swirling vortex of vapid advertising and dubious value. What do the former two exemplars both have in common?
They don’t exist in Australia (yet).
Fortunately for the discerning local, we have an entirely original and as-of-now exclusive answer in P JOHNSON. Operating in both Sydney & Melbourne, Patrick, and his team, have pioneered a kind of hybridized style that marries Neapolitan savoir-faire with Aussie cool. When I first stumbled upon Pat’s brand - via Tumblr - I became intensely enamored with how relaxed the aesthetic was. Yet, not in a purely southern Italian way, beneath the veneer of that country’s trademarks the P JOHNSON aesthetic also carried an Australian swagger. That swagger has since been gradually refined by Pat and his guys, manifesting in super soft polos built for the Aussie climate and asymmetric safari jackets fit for the well-traveled larrikan. I needn’t speak more of the product, the P JOHNSON pedigree is something of a well documented phenomenon and a quick Styleforum search yields overwhelmingly positive feedback.
This is all a prelude to my visit at the Walker Lane location of P JOHNSON earlier this month. Located in Sydney’s Paddington, the showroom is a welcome respite from the bustle of the city. Natural light careens through the building, dancing across splendid furnishings and other priceless objet d’art (a highlight being Patrick’s Tiffany lamp). Having visited a fraction of galleries when I was in town my eyes were already sensitive to the many interesting details within, and from the insanely awesome Ming-style China table to the giant Agnelli portrait hanging by the entrance the whole space felt lived in. This authenticity is gilt with a sense of immense fun: Foosball tables dot the floor and a seating pit gives customers a place to luxuriate while taking in their surroundings. 
The fitting itself was entirely painless. Porter & Rob were both on-hand for the majority of the session and between the two of them, as a customer, I had a repository of excellent advice that steered me in - more or less - the direction I had hoped for from the beginning. I’ll spare the gory details and save those for a future outfit post in which the work makes its debut but suffice to say the guys at P JOHNSON are smarter than your average tailor. Their manner is relaxed, accommodating, and you can bet your hard earned dollars that they will furnish you with constructive - and more importantly - honest advice. When you’re committing to have something tailor made, that quality of advice is essential. 
In an age polluted with consumerism, one could be forgiven for raising an eyebrow at my observations. True, a well made sportcoat does not possess that essential indispensability to life that say food or water does, but,for a man who cares deeply about the value and longevity of everyday wear what is on offer at P JOHNSON ticks most of the boxes. Price may be - in some ways - a prohibitive factor but trust me when I say what you are offered for a pittance of the cost associated with the typical ‘luxury retailers’ is more than proportionate. 
The fitting ended, and several excellent camparis (shoutouts to Porter’s mixology) under my belt, I bid my goodbyes setting off into the voluminous spectacle of Sydney’s nightlife. “Be careful, once you get started, this can get addictive” grinned Rob. Knowing glances from Porter and the apprentices materialized at Rob’s words. 
If only all addictions felt quite so natural. 
P JOHNSON (in Sydney) is located at 7 Walker Lane, Paddington +61 2 9966 7548
STYLE | ETERNITY 
'Beneath the chattering and the noise..splashes of beauty' | The house of P JOHNSON
It is my fervent opinion that one of the greatest barriers to entry when it comes to any kind of menswear is trepidation. Socially & historically men are taught to rely on safe practice, meaning that something as seemingly innocuous as visiting a clothier can often be an uncomfortable (and unfamiliar) experience. For these men - often young professionals with newfound economic freedom - stores like thearmoury and carsonstreet provide a safe haven, against a swirling vortex of vapid advertising and dubious value. What do the former two exemplars both have in common?
They don’t exist in Australia (yet).
Fortunately for the discerning local, we have an entirely original and as-of-now exclusive answer in P JOHNSON. Operating in both Sydney & Melbourne, Patrick, and his team, have pioneered a kind of hybridized style that marries Neapolitan savoir-faire with Aussie cool. When I first stumbled upon Pat’s brand - via Tumblr - I became intensely enamored with how relaxed the aesthetic was. Yet, not in a purely southern Italian way, beneath the veneer of that country’s trademarks the P JOHNSON aesthetic also carried an Australian swagger. That swagger has since been gradually refined by Pat and his guys, manifesting in super soft polos built for the Aussie climate and asymmetric safari jackets fit for the well-traveled larrikan. I needn’t speak more of the product, the P JOHNSON pedigree is something of a well documented phenomenon and a quick Styleforum search yields overwhelmingly positive feedback.
This is all a prelude to my visit at the Walker Lane location of P JOHNSON earlier this month. Located in Sydney’s Paddington, the showroom is a welcome respite from the bustle of the city. Natural light careens through the building, dancing across splendid furnishings and other priceless objet d’art (a highlight being Patrick’s Tiffany lamp). Having visited a fraction of galleries when I was in town my eyes were already sensitive to the many interesting details within, and from the insanely awesome Ming-style China table to the giant Agnelli portrait hanging by the entrance the whole space felt lived in. This authenticity is gilt with a sense of immense fun: Foosball tables dot the floor and a seating pit gives customers a place to luxuriate while taking in their surroundings. 
The fitting itself was entirely painless. Porter & Rob were both on-hand for the majority of the session and between the two of them, as a customer, I had a repository of excellent advice that steered me in - more or less - the direction I had hoped for from the beginning. I’ll spare the gory details and save those for a future outfit post in which the work makes its debut but suffice to say the guys at P JOHNSON are smarter than your average tailor. Their manner is relaxed, accommodating, and you can bet your hard earned dollars that they will furnish you with constructive - and more importantly - honest advice. When you’re committing to have something tailor made, that quality of advice is essential. 
In an age polluted with consumerism, one could be forgiven for raising an eyebrow at my observations. True, a well made sportcoat does not possess that essential indispensability to life that say food or water does, but,for a man who cares deeply about the value and longevity of everyday wear what is on offer at P JOHNSON ticks most of the boxes. Price may be - in some ways - a prohibitive factor but trust me when I say what you are offered for a pittance of the cost associated with the typical ‘luxury retailers’ is more than proportionate. 
The fitting ended, and several excellent camparis (shoutouts to Porter’s mixology) under my belt, I bid my goodbyes setting off into the voluminous spectacle of Sydney’s nightlife. “Be careful, once you get started, this can get addictive” grinned Rob. Knowing glances from Porter and the apprentices materialized at Rob’s words. 
If only all addictions felt quite so natural. 
P JOHNSON (in Sydney) is located at 7 Walker Lane, Paddington +61 2 9966 7548
STYLE | ETERNITY 
'Beneath the chattering and the noise..splashes of beauty' | The house of P JOHNSON
It is my fervent opinion that one of the greatest barriers to entry when it comes to any kind of menswear is trepidation. Socially & historically men are taught to rely on safe practice, meaning that something as seemingly innocuous as visiting a clothier can often be an uncomfortable (and unfamiliar) experience. For these men - often young professionals with newfound economic freedom - stores like thearmoury and carsonstreet provide a safe haven, against a swirling vortex of vapid advertising and dubious value. What do the former two exemplars both have in common?
They don’t exist in Australia (yet).
Fortunately for the discerning local, we have an entirely original and as-of-now exclusive answer in P JOHNSON. Operating in both Sydney & Melbourne, Patrick, and his team, have pioneered a kind of hybridized style that marries Neapolitan savoir-faire with Aussie cool. When I first stumbled upon Pat’s brand - via Tumblr - I became intensely enamored with how relaxed the aesthetic was. Yet, not in a purely southern Italian way, beneath the veneer of that country’s trademarks the P JOHNSON aesthetic also carried an Australian swagger. That swagger has since been gradually refined by Pat and his guys, manifesting in super soft polos built for the Aussie climate and asymmetric safari jackets fit for the well-traveled larrikan. I needn’t speak more of the product, the P JOHNSON pedigree is something of a well documented phenomenon and a quick Styleforum search yields overwhelmingly positive feedback.
This is all a prelude to my visit at the Walker Lane location of P JOHNSON earlier this month. Located in Sydney’s Paddington, the showroom is a welcome respite from the bustle of the city. Natural light careens through the building, dancing across splendid furnishings and other priceless objet d’art (a highlight being Patrick’s Tiffany lamp). Having visited a fraction of galleries when I was in town my eyes were already sensitive to the many interesting details within, and from the insanely awesome Ming-style China table to the giant Agnelli portrait hanging by the entrance the whole space felt lived in. This authenticity is gilt with a sense of immense fun: Foosball tables dot the floor and a seating pit gives customers a place to luxuriate while taking in their surroundings. 
The fitting itself was entirely painless. Porter & Rob were both on-hand for the majority of the session and between the two of them, as a customer, I had a repository of excellent advice that steered me in - more or less - the direction I had hoped for from the beginning. I’ll spare the gory details and save those for a future outfit post in which the work makes its debut but suffice to say the guys at P JOHNSON are smarter than your average tailor. Their manner is relaxed, accommodating, and you can bet your hard earned dollars that they will furnish you with constructive - and more importantly - honest advice. When you’re committing to have something tailor made, that quality of advice is essential. 
In an age polluted with consumerism, one could be forgiven for raising an eyebrow at my observations. True, a well made sportcoat does not possess that essential indispensability to life that say food or water does, but,for a man who cares deeply about the value and longevity of everyday wear what is on offer at P JOHNSON ticks most of the boxes. Price may be - in some ways - a prohibitive factor but trust me when I say what you are offered for a pittance of the cost associated with the typical ‘luxury retailers’ is more than proportionate. 
The fitting ended, and several excellent camparis (shoutouts to Porter’s mixology) under my belt, I bid my goodbyes setting off into the voluminous spectacle of Sydney’s nightlife. “Be careful, once you get started, this can get addictive” grinned Rob. Knowing glances from Porter and the apprentices materialized at Rob’s words. 
If only all addictions felt quite so natural. 
P JOHNSON (in Sydney) is located at 7 Walker Lane, Paddington +61 2 9966 7548
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'Beneath the chattering and the noise..splashes of beauty' | The house of P JOHNSON
It is my fervent opinion that one of the greatest barriers to entry when it comes to any kind of menswear is trepidation. Socially & historically men are taught to rely on safe practice, meaning that something as seemingly innocuous as visiting a clothier can often be an uncomfortable (and unfamiliar) experience. For these men - often young professionals with newfound economic freedom - stores like thearmoury and carsonstreet provide a safe haven, against a swirling vortex of vapid advertising and dubious value. What do the former two exemplars both have in common?
They don’t exist in Australia (yet).
Fortunately for the discerning local, we have an entirely original and as-of-now exclusive answer in P JOHNSON. Operating in both Sydney & Melbourne, Patrick, and his team, have pioneered a kind of hybridized style that marries Neapolitan savoir-faire with Aussie cool. When I first stumbled upon Pat’s brand - via Tumblr - I became intensely enamored with how relaxed the aesthetic was. Yet, not in a purely southern Italian way, beneath the veneer of that country’s trademarks the P JOHNSON aesthetic also carried an Australian swagger. That swagger has since been gradually refined by Pat and his guys, manifesting in super soft polos built for the Aussie climate and asymmetric safari jackets fit for the well-traveled larrikan. I needn’t speak more of the product, the P JOHNSON pedigree is something of a well documented phenomenon and a quick Styleforum search yields overwhelmingly positive feedback.
This is all a prelude to my visit at the Walker Lane location of P JOHNSON earlier this month. Located in Sydney’s Paddington, the showroom is a welcome respite from the bustle of the city. Natural light careens through the building, dancing across splendid furnishings and other priceless objet d’art (a highlight being Patrick’s Tiffany lamp). Having visited a fraction of galleries when I was in town my eyes were already sensitive to the many interesting details within, and from the insanely awesome Ming-style China table to the giant Agnelli portrait hanging by the entrance the whole space felt lived in. This authenticity is gilt with a sense of immense fun: Foosball tables dot the floor and a seating pit gives customers a place to luxuriate while taking in their surroundings. 
The fitting itself was entirely painless. Porter & Rob were both on-hand for the majority of the session and between the two of them, as a customer, I had a repository of excellent advice that steered me in - more or less - the direction I had hoped for from the beginning. I’ll spare the gory details and save those for a future outfit post in which the work makes its debut but suffice to say the guys at P JOHNSON are smarter than your average tailor. Their manner is relaxed, accommodating, and you can bet your hard earned dollars that they will furnish you with constructive - and more importantly - honest advice. When you’re committing to have something tailor made, that quality of advice is essential. 
In an age polluted with consumerism, one could be forgiven for raising an eyebrow at my observations. True, a well made sportcoat does not possess that essential indispensability to life that say food or water does, but,for a man who cares deeply about the value and longevity of everyday wear what is on offer at P JOHNSON ticks most of the boxes. Price may be - in some ways - a prohibitive factor but trust me when I say what you are offered for a pittance of the cost associated with the typical ‘luxury retailers’ is more than proportionate. 
The fitting ended, and several excellent camparis (shoutouts to Porter’s mixology) under my belt, I bid my goodbyes setting off into the voluminous spectacle of Sydney’s nightlife. “Be careful, once you get started, this can get addictive” grinned Rob. Knowing glances from Porter and the apprentices materialized at Rob’s words. 
If only all addictions felt quite so natural. 
P JOHNSON (in Sydney) is located at 7 Walker Lane, Paddington +61 2 9966 7548
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'Beneath the chattering and the noise..splashes of beauty' | The house of P JOHNSON

It is my fervent opinion that one of the greatest barriers to entry when it comes to any kind of menswear is trepidation. Socially & historically men are taught to rely on safe practice, meaning that something as seemingly innocuous as visiting a clothier can often be an uncomfortable (and unfamiliar) experience. For these men - often young professionals with newfound economic freedom - stores like thearmoury and carsonstreet provide a safe haven, against a swirling vortex of vapid advertising and dubious value. What do the former two exemplars both have in common?

They don’t exist in Australia (yet).

Fortunately for the discerning local, we have an entirely original and as-of-now exclusive answer in P JOHNSON. Operating in both Sydney & Melbourne, Patrick, and his team, have pioneered a kind of hybridized style that marries Neapolitan savoir-faire with Aussie cool. When I first stumbled upon Pat’s brand - via Tumblr - I became intensely enamored with how relaxed the aesthetic was. Yet, not in a purely southern Italian way, beneath the veneer of that country’s trademarks the P JOHNSON aesthetic also carried an Australian swagger. That swagger has since been gradually refined by Pat and his guys, manifesting in super soft polos built for the Aussie climate and asymmetric safari jackets fit for the well-traveled larrikan. I needn’t speak more of the product, the P JOHNSON pedigree is something of a well documented phenomenon and a quick Styleforum search yields overwhelmingly positive feedback.

This is all a prelude to my visit at the Walker Lane location of P JOHNSON earlier this month. Located in Sydney’s Paddington, the showroom is a welcome respite from the bustle of the city. Natural light careens through the building, dancing across splendid furnishings and other priceless objet d’art (a highlight being Patrick’s Tiffany lamp). Having visited a fraction of galleries when I was in town my eyes were already sensitive to the many interesting details within, and from the insanely awesome Ming-style China table to the giant Agnelli portrait hanging by the entrance the whole space felt lived in. This authenticity is gilt with a sense of immense fun: Foosball tables dot the floor and a seating pit gives customers a place to luxuriate while taking in their surroundings. 

The fitting itself was entirely painless. Porter & Rob were both on-hand for the majority of the session and between the two of them, as a customer, I had a repository of excellent advice that steered me in - more or less - the direction I had hoped for from the beginning. I’ll spare the gory details and save those for a future outfit post in which the work makes its debut but suffice to say the guys at P JOHNSON are smarter than your average tailor. Their manner is relaxed, accommodating, and you can bet your hard earned dollars that they will furnish you with constructive - and more importantly - honest advice. When you’re committing to have something tailor made, that quality of advice is essential. 

In an age polluted with consumerism, one could be forgiven for raising an eyebrow at my observations. True, a well made sportcoat does not possess that essential indispensability to life that say food or water does, but,for a man who cares deeply about the value and longevity of everyday wear what is on offer at P JOHNSON ticks most of the boxes. Price may be - in some ways - a prohibitive factor but trust me when I say what you are offered for a pittance of the cost associated with the typical ‘luxury retailers’ is more than proportionate. 

The fitting ended, and several excellent camparis (shoutouts to Porter’s mixology) under my belt, I bid my goodbyes setting off into the voluminous spectacle of Sydney’s nightlife. “Be careful, once you get started, this can get addictive” grinned Rob. Knowing glances from Porter and the apprentices materialized at Rob’s words. 

If only all addictions felt quite so natural. 

P JOHNSON (in Sydney) is located at 7 Walker Lane, Paddington 
+61 2 9966 7548

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"There are ‘dinner jackets’ and DINNER JACKETS. This is the latter." #pjohnson #menswear (at P Johnson Tailors )

mostexerent:

Hurro .. #guidowongolini #wear_without_care #whats_new_is_old #whats_old_is_new #grown_man_style #gms #creative_disorder (at Sydney CBD)

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There is a vague notion, among the uninitiated, that adherence to basic rules leads to boring dressing. When I think of those people and a rebuke for them my mind often turns to Guido Wongolini (the brilliant elder statesman behind mostexerent).

Wongolini recently got married - mazal tov - and used the occasion to relaunch his style series #wear_without_care. Espousing a uniform of well proportioned and tonally simple clothing, he eschewed a fancy black tie get up for something more contemporary. This kind of epitomizes his style: uncomplicated non-radical attire elevated by attention to detail.

I share this image because through it one can see how simplicity is not staidness:

  • La Spalla Camicia - the waterfall effect in the shoulder/sleevehead is a subtle detail that unconsciously renders a jacket’s vibrancy more casual. 
  • Hand rolled square - pocket squares in the tv fold frequently fall into the white linen category but Guido’s rig employs a square with colored edges. This small detail is a great way to break up an outfit without having to fold a giant piece of origami performance art on the breast. 
  • Textured chocolate tie - stay away from ridiculous patterns (anything that Fry’s Jeeves would wince at) and opt instead for a chocolate grenadine in a luxurious texture. Your wallet will thank you, you’d be surprised how versatile such an item can be.
  • Eyewear - aside from timepieces, a man’s eyewear is still one of the only areas in which he can unequivocally relax slightly. Aviators with a flat temple in tortoiseshell are a great choice.

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Gene Krell’s Focus | United Arrows Harajuku
United Arrows - as a brand and retail concept - has always been on my shortlist. That they have been able to maintain a consistent quality of clothing despite their ubiquity in Japan, and fierce competition from their neighbours (often literally across the street), makes me all the more jealous we don’t have them overseas.
The visual narrative of every United Arrows store is a self-contained affair. Whereas the more well known high street retailers thrive on uniformity, my understanding of visual merchandising within UA is that each store is given substantial stretch room. 
The clothes on offer never cease to impress. Whereas other brands that come to rely on a middle-of-the-road ‘look’ often grow staid, and fade into obscurity, UA’s clothing never feels commonplace. Admittedly, the proportions are typical of high quality southern Italian garb but this does nothing to detract from the creative way in which that classicism is conveyed. Knit ties come in ever so slightly more slubby textures, trad footwear is made radical by use of unexpected leathers, and suiting colors subvert tired expectations of inky navies and drab greys (not that there is a problem with either of those). 
(Source: GQ Japan)
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Gene Krell’s Focus | United Arrows Harajuku
United Arrows - as a brand and retail concept - has always been on my shortlist. That they have been able to maintain a consistent quality of clothing despite their ubiquity in Japan, and fierce competition from their neighbours (often literally across the street), makes me all the more jealous we don’t have them overseas.
The visual narrative of every United Arrows store is a self-contained affair. Whereas the more well known high street retailers thrive on uniformity, my understanding of visual merchandising within UA is that each store is given substantial stretch room. 
The clothes on offer never cease to impress. Whereas other brands that come to rely on a middle-of-the-road ‘look’ often grow staid, and fade into obscurity, UA’s clothing never feels commonplace. Admittedly, the proportions are typical of high quality southern Italian garb but this does nothing to detract from the creative way in which that classicism is conveyed. Knit ties come in ever so slightly more slubby textures, trad footwear is made radical by use of unexpected leathers, and suiting colors subvert tired expectations of inky navies and drab greys (not that there is a problem with either of those). 
(Source: GQ Japan)
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Gene Krell’s Focus | United Arrows Harajuku
United Arrows - as a brand and retail concept - has always been on my shortlist. That they have been able to maintain a consistent quality of clothing despite their ubiquity in Japan, and fierce competition from their neighbours (often literally across the street), makes me all the more jealous we don’t have them overseas.
The visual narrative of every United Arrows store is a self-contained affair. Whereas the more well known high street retailers thrive on uniformity, my understanding of visual merchandising within UA is that each store is given substantial stretch room. 
The clothes on offer never cease to impress. Whereas other brands that come to rely on a middle-of-the-road ‘look’ often grow staid, and fade into obscurity, UA’s clothing never feels commonplace. Admittedly, the proportions are typical of high quality southern Italian garb but this does nothing to detract from the creative way in which that classicism is conveyed. Knit ties come in ever so slightly more slubby textures, trad footwear is made radical by use of unexpected leathers, and suiting colors subvert tired expectations of inky navies and drab greys (not that there is a problem with either of those). 
(Source: GQ Japan)
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Gene Krell’s Focus | United Arrows Harajuku

United Arrows - as a brand and retail concept - has always been on my shortlist. That they have been able to maintain a consistent quality of clothing despite their ubiquity in Japan, and fierce competition from their neighbours (often literally across the street), makes me all the more jealous we don’t have them overseas.

The visual narrative of every United Arrows store is a self-contained affair. Whereas the more well known high street retailers thrive on uniformity, my understanding of visual merchandising within UA is that each store is given substantial stretch room. 

The clothes on offer never cease to impress. Whereas other brands that come to rely on a middle-of-the-road ‘look’ often grow staid, and fade into obscurity, UA’s clothing never feels commonplace. Admittedly, the proportions are typical of high quality southern Italian garb but this does nothing to detract from the creative way in which that classicism is conveyed. Knit ties come in ever so slightly more slubby textures, trad footwear is made radical by use of unexpected leathers, and suiting colors subvert tired expectations of inky navies and drab greys (not that there is a problem with either of those). 

(Source: GQ Japan)

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Maestro @lyoishizuka at PJT 🎩 #pjohnson #menswear #vsco #vscocam

Fashion Notes - Variations of Gray
Tom Ford v Thom Browne 
(Source: GQ Japan) 
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Fashion Notes - Variations of Gray
Tom Ford v Thom Browne 
(Source: GQ Japan) 
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Fashion Notes - Variations of Gray

Tom Ford v Thom Browne 

(Source: GQ Japan

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PJ & RG in LA

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The P Johnson uniform (and a damn good one at that):

  • Completely unstructured jackets, usually made up with 3 patch pockets 
  • Beltless trou w/ side adjusters and an incredibly clean knee taper
  • Simply detailed tonally perfect sneakers

We’ve moved out of the ‘Neapolitan’ closet and into ‘luxury casual’ territory methinks. There are very few situations in which either rig wouldn’t flatter the gentleman wearing it. 

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Emergency Broadcast - Do Not Adjust Your Set

Just got home from an absolutely killer four days in Sydney (still buzzin’). Thankfully the return to more stable commodes means I can bust out some images that do not fall into blurry-Instagram-reblog territory.

Caught the tail end of great sales at Incu (CBD) and The Standard Store (Surry Hills) but the highlight of the trip - as evidenced above - was undoubtedly a visit with the P JOHNSON gang. 

The inside of their new Walker Lane digs is splendid, luckily the guys were more than accommodating when it came to photos so there’s plenty more content focused around my visit with them that will be going up later in the week.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, fam. 

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"…stuff zucchini flowers, mix ricotta with the egg!" #compliments2thechef (at Fratelli Fresh Hickson St)

Skraight-cut lapel ✂️ #pjohnson #menswear #pjt (at P Johnson Tailors)

Quintessential PJT classics; three patch jacket & a thick gauge grenadine. Humbled to finally meet the guys, they’re doing good work in a part of the world that needs them #patrickjohnson #menswear #vscocam (at P Johnson Tailors)