Our Men Of Influence is in its 9th edition this year. I have now compiled five of them and so feel qualified to say this year’s list represents our most diverse collection of inf luential men to da te. From an architect to an optometrist, property developer, climate change specialist, chef and journalist, the range of di erent disciplines covered by our list is what – in our humble opinion – keeps it genuine and interesting from year to year. Like, we could probably make the list more Pr-able and social media-friendly, but Men’s Style readers are of the more savvy variety and see through such cynical manipulation. As one of this year’s Men, Winston Mccall, says, “in a world quickly becoming about manufactured personas, the starting point for everything is presenting an honest and true self to the public”.
Monday, May 9 - when this Winter issue goes on sale – is also the beginning of Wool Week Australia, a week of fashion, art and style which celebrates one of the world’s most luxurious natural fibres and which we here in Australia just happen to produce shedloads of. Highlights include the Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life exhibition at Sydney’s Powerhouse Musem and the hosting of a di erent Australian designer each day at Westfield Sydney’s Styling Suite on Level 6. See www.merino.com for more details.
The organisation behind Wool Week, The Woolmark Company, also helped us achieve our fashion story on coats beginning on page 120 – an essential pitstop in this issue if you want to stay toasty this Winter. Thanks for reading.