DEER FARMER, 42
Tim lives on a deer farm just outside of Orange, NSW, with his wife Sophie and their children Alice, 10, and Tom, eight. What do you love about country life? We are surrounded by great producers here and I enjoy being part of a community that values what we do and works together well. Being my own boss on the farm is really satisfying too. I love that now the kids are getting older, we can involve them in our livelihood. Describe your style. My mates will laugh at me here because I’m known for not really being one to follow fashion — blue shirt and jeans is my go-to. Not really pushing any boundaries, I know! It’s work clothes on the farm and ‘good’ shirts, jeans and jumpers for town. What are your wardrobe essentials? I like a really nice shirt and cashmere jumper. Do you have any favourite clothing labels? Rodd and Gunn and R.M. Williams. Where do you shop? Blowes Clothing and Jack Evans in Orange carry a good selection of farm gear. Every few years we go to Queenstown for Easter and I stock up at the Rodd and Gunn outlet there — it helps that the shop is right at the shore of Lake Wakatipu with incredible views and its own Lodge Bar, so not a bad place to spend a little time and money. 1803 Artisan Deer Design is my go-to for fantastic wallets, shaving kits and knives. Disclaimer: 1803 is my sister’s business and she uses antler and bi-products from our farm so we have a vested interest in supporting her wares. It’s no hardship though, the range is really beautiful. What grooming products do you use? I’m not really much into ‘grooming’! But I have a 1803 shaving kit, which is great. Otherwise I use Nivea and whatever shampoo Soph buys. For aftershave I like Issey Miyake Pour Homme. Who is your style influence? My late father Andrew. He was a country vet and always made an effort to look smart whenever he went to town or anywhere nice. I have a few of Dad’s big old coats, perfect for Orange winters! How will you be spending Father’s Day? Here on the farm with the family and my dog Elton. A picnic up on the ridge paddock, then maybe an early dinner around the fire pit. What do you love about being a father? The hugs! Having a laugh with the kids, coaching Tom’s football team, getting them to help on the farm (despite their grumbles). > Visit mandagerycreek.com.au
CLOCKWISE A tree-lined lane running through the family farm; Tim with his wife Sophie; Alice hanging from a tree in the backyard; some of the herd.