Saturday, August 20, 2011

THREE OVER ONE honest hardworking men's apparel

Sydney-based men’s fashion label Three Over One is inspired by the vintage man. The label draws influence from American sportswear from the World War Two era of the 1930-40’s, and by a British working man’s wardrobe. 2009 marks the labels first collection.

In an interview with Scott Schuman (founder of The Satorialist), Three Over One designer Jim Thompson states: “The collection has a rugged and relaxed elegance with an appreciation of the attitudes, style, quality and workmanship of the past “
”[Three Over One is about] getting back to what men need from their clothes — practicality and versatility”

Jim was born in London in 1973 and studied at the University of Manchester where he received a degree in The Management and Marketing of Textiles. He then pursued a successful career in the UK and Australia as a buyer for a variety of well known brands and retail chains, before setting up his own label Three Over One in 2008.

Three Over One is built around classic wardrobe staples and is influenced by vintage styling, fabrication and make. Jim designs collections that are driven by practical end use, for real people and real lives but always with a rugged elegance. 

Three Over One is a collaborative effort of Jim Thompson and fellow Australian fashion designer Kinae Kim (known for women's clothing label Staple).  The result is an old-school vintage look, with pleated Japanese denim, Italian check cotton shirting and dull shades. In a nutshell, Three Over One clothing is a practical men’s fashion label without compromise for quality – It is no one the label’s tagline reads 
“Honest, Hardworking Mens Apparel”

Heavily inspired by the photography of Irvin Penn, particularly his 1951 series “Small Trades”, where he photographed a wide range of people in a stark studio environment wearing their everyday working attire, Australia’s Three Over One spring/summer 2011 collection continues with designer Jim Thompson celebration of the working man in a range of rugged yet elegant menswear. The collection consists of unstructured tailoring with cropped fitted jackets and pleated relaxed fitting pants. Denim jeans are in the best Japanese Selvedge qualities with authentic fits and styling. Shirts are in soft washed linens and cottons and knits are influenced by vintage under garments and early athletic wear.

colour me pretty: 2 by LYN and TONY

Lyn & Tony are Australian born artists living and working between Sydney & Byron Bay. They have worked together for over 14 years in a relationship that is almost symbiotic. Their work travels between photography, art, objects and accessories. Both grew up near idyllic Byron Bay surrounded by incredible natural beauty and the idea of making beautiful images & objects now fill their days.

This collection, the couple draw on materials source from our fair land, Kangaroo crochet and plated leathers, agate & jade beads and swarovski crystals.

Be sure to call in for any queries and get your hand on your pick before they're gone!

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Manning Cartell - New Arrivals

The Raw Grace Dress $600

This vintage inspired feminine style looks best toughened up with ankle boots and leather to keep the look in line with Manning Cartell's signature aesthetic; feminine & strong.

Features tiered scalloped edges of French lace, and two tonal shades of cream to add depth.

Please email us at or call us on 02 8966 9555 for orders. 

Stone Miracle Drape Dress - $500

This immaculately draped halter wrap dress with plunging neckline is the key to easy elegance this spring.
Drawing in at the waist & cut with a flattering drape that also features a subtle racer back.
Comes with a mesh slip, that compliments the exclusive print.
100% silk crepe de chine
Exclusive digitally printed artwork inspired by the natural beauty and surface characteristics of sandstone.

Please email us at or call us on 02 8966 9555 for orders. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bassike - Every man's essential. First spring delivery just dropped in store

Deb Sams and Mary Lou Ryan, two friends with an impressive history in Australian fashion, started Bassike together in 2006 with the aim of filling a specific gap in the market. They recognised the need for adaptable and covetable everyday pieces with a design pedigree that allow them to work in a structured wardrobe just as well as with a pair of flip-flops. The Bassike brand philosophy is all about creating wardrobe staples with longevity, combining timeless style and quality, sustainable fabrics.
Building their brand on their wildly successful original range of organic cotton t-shirts; they soon expanded their focus onto denim, creating a range of handcrafted jeans from premium Japanese fabric with an emphasis on engineering.
“It’s all about what goes on behind every piece. For our t-shirts we buy organic yarn, design the fabric which is knitted in Australia, manufactured locally and then pre-washed and shrunk so what the customer buys remains the same even if they wash and wear every day” explains Sams.
The beauty of Bassike is its appeal to men and women whose easy-going style still requires an element of subtle luxury. Bassike’s very specific aesthetic is influenced by the contrasts of loose Australian beach style and the integrity and simplicity of Japanese design.
Today, Bassike has expanded from their ready-to-wear line to include sharply tailored pieces in luxe leather, denim and wool.
Bassike is available in more than 90 premium stores around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the UK, USA and throughout Europe and is available online at

Big Bob Jersey Pant

 Original Pocket t-shirt - denim
Basik tank White
 Heritage neck boxy tee- denim
Slim Tapered track pant -Black 
lo slung roll up pant- available in washed black
Slim Tapered track pant -Grey


By Malene Birger New Spring Arrivals