Author: Jay Hitchen

Acting Kinda Shady

Spring is upon us and rather than listing five ground-breaking floral options for the warmer weather that’s well overdue for we the people of Canberra. I’m taking the opportunity to share the tea, and listing five modern takes on retro rounded style sunglasses that will have you moving away from reflective aviators and rocking round shades this summer. Baily Nelson’s Leopold design is an easy-to-wear everyday style tortoiseshell pair of sunglasses. These medium sized are flattering to on a wide range of head shapes and sizes. The metal inlay across the bridge is an added design detail that gives...

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Pack better, jet setter

Muji’s leading product designer Naoto Fukasawa held a masterclass on all things Muji to celebrate the Japanese based company’s recent foray in the Canberran market. Naoto spoke about his passion for design, minimalism and his driving factor Does this product make life easier? After visiting the latest addition to the Canberra Centre and having recently booked my own European getaway (thanks instagram) my mind wandered to all things travel. What will I pack? What do I really need and what can I do without? Whist getting organised is half the battle this quick guide should prove helpful when thinking...

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Put The Puffer Jacket Down and Back Away Slowly

I hear the word coat and immediately think Robert Redford in 3 Days of the Condor. The film isn’t one of my favourites but Redford’s style is iconic and unquestionable. This week I’m listing six ways to dress for the winter chill day and night – that isn’t a puffer jacket! Referencing Robert Redford’s timeless style this pea coat by Yves Saint Laurent proves that some pieces will stand the test of time and never go out of style. Worth the investment; this coat is neatly tailored in Italy from black virgin wool and features minimal detailing for a...

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Masterpiece of Time

Not every man can pull off jewellery, or even wants to. But every man needs a good watch. Those in the know, know a classic and quality timepiece is a worthy investment and always makes a treasured heirloom to the next generation. Some of my favourite watches were given to me by my grandfather and serve as a reminder of precious memories. Nobody understands more the importance of a stylish watch which celebrates classic design and boasts the highest quality engineering than Sydney based founder of Swiss watch makers Bausele; Christophe Hoppe. Founded in Australia in 2011 Bausele which...

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Hottest item at the style masterclass

Tuesday 19 June, The Canberra Centre played host to an exclusive event focused on providing Canberra growing population of fashion-forward gentlemen with styling tricks, buying advice and the best picks for winter fashion in our Canberra climate. Master of Ceremonies; local favourite Ashley Feraude interviewed James Want of fashion blogger fame from The Versatile Gent and Men’s Health Magazine’s editor Luke Benedictus on their favourite technical gadgets of the moment and their wardrobe staples. Enter: Chelsea Boots James advised what many of us can already adhere to, the Chelsea boot is the footwear dujour of 2018. Available in black to...

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