TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?
I grew up on the Sunshine Coast, surrounded by the culture of the beach. I have my parents to thank for my interest in men’s fashion — they always made sure I was well–dressed whenever we were in the company of others. By the time I reached my teenage years, I made my own choices regarding clothing and developed my own style.
ANY REWARDING MOMENTS?
Being invited to be an ambassador for a men’s skincare range in the United Kingdom recently, would have to be the biggest highlight for me so far.
I can collaborate with well–known designers — not only in Australia, but around the world — and am able to showcase my own style to them.
WHAT ARE YOUR ‘WORDS TO LIVE BY’?
My idol, Tom Ford, once said ‘Dressing well is a form of good manners’ and I have this as my motto — it resonates with me, because I was brought up that way.
ANY ADVICE FOR MEN TO GET STARTED?
Nobody is born in a perfectly tailored three–piece suit, or with some magical intuition on how to dress well.
Dressing well is a skill that can be developed through practice.
Men tend to wear clothes that are too big for them, because it ‘feels more comfortable’, or they just don’t know how clothes are supposed to fit in the first place.
The simplest change you can make, is to start following stylish people on social media platforms like Instagram.
It’ll give you a double whammy: It’ll expose you to great style and give you inspiration, and will create an environment where dressing well is normal.
Check out my Instagram page @mistergentstyle for more tips.