Born in the ‘90s, renowned from that moment on, EQT would deliver on an uncompromising promise: pure sport function, over trends and form. An anti-glamour, no-nonsense approach to footwear and apparel. A line whose DNA is transformed into a statement of authenticity today.
Available at adidas
We’ve been pals with Globe for some time now, sharing plenty in common including a mutual love of surf, skate and a little partying on the side. Being such kindred spirits, we’ve just connected with Globe on a capsule collection that can be worn to your heart’s content, available in General Pants stores nationwide and online right now.
The collection is suitable for everyday wear, arriving just in time for Australia’s long-stretching Spring and Summer arvos. Leading the charge is the ‘Pink Box’ design, which has been splashed across tees, totes, caps, shorts and socks, adding a minimal touch of flamingo flair to the monochrome and neutral backdrops. Elsewhere, there’s tributes to metal and rap legends of eras gone, as well as a single mustard shirt for those who like to be the loudest at the party.
Super casual with a bucketload of attitude, just the way we like it. You can see the videos and images we’ve cooked up for the range below, starring some of our close mates and Tuesday Without alumni. Grab the Life Without Andy X Globe collection from General Pants’ online store right here, it’s tasty!
Vowing to age gracefully and serve you a lifetime of reliable wear, Country Road have reworked staples and unstructured silhouettes this season in the form of that good, rugged masculinity. They’ve also added a touch of edge to their classic evening wear.
Available at Country Road
Photographed by Mitch Tomlinson
Tommy Jeans 3.0 is the brand’s latest capsule collection, which emphasises on 90’s nostalgia. The collection is full of archived and classic designs that we grew up with and adored when we were young(er).
Wear the collection here.
Photography by Kai Neville.
Armani announces a new fragrant pair and a new pillar of the Emporio Armani line which is supposed to represent "an olfactive embodiment of authentic modern-day love." The feminine edition Because It's You and the masculine Stronger With You come out in June 2017. The fashion designer himself was involved in all parts of the conception, including designing the bottles.
"Emporio is a brand that speaks the language of the present, and this perfume [project] captures two essential aspects of our time: on the one hand, the return to true, primary feelings — in this case, love; on the other hand, the increasingly close proximity between men and women, while respecting their respective identities and individuality," Giorgio Armani.
Available at Armani.
Dion. By Respondek is part one in a series of independent photography essay by John Respondek.
During my charmed existence as a surf photographer, I have had the opportunity to work with a whole bunch of professional surfers. Over the years, I have become great friends with a few, such as Dion Agius, Taj Burrow, Craig Anderson, and pals. These days I work and travel with these guys almost exclusively. In turn, my photo library of them is extensive, and although we have experienced a bunch of published success, in editorial exposure and advertising campaigns, there’s still so much imagery that deserves a chance to shine. It’s great to have the opportunity to catalogue these into a complete and tangible art piece for people to enjoy. This 120-page compilation of high-impact moments features the unique style and energetic flair of Dion, bound together in a pastel pink colour theme.
Available at Respondek Photo
NM girls have a handsome aesthetic with a tomboy attitude, that’s as effortless as it is cool. Our floating fabrics and oversized shapes are raw, modern, luxe and clean. The perfect mix for the girl that is oh so feminine but loves to mix her masculine rebellious side into her everyday wardrobe.
At Nice Martin price never outweighs ethical means, style or individuality. #MartinGirls can wear their pieces with pride, knowing that they were made in ethical conditions, made by people who love their jobs and with fabric that is sources by ethical means. We pride ourselves on making quality products, at affordable prices, giving #MartinGirls what they never knew they needed.
Designed in Sydney, made in Indonesia.
Available at Nice Martin
All your Autunm leather staples by Oroton.
Oroton is a modern lifestyle brand defined by its relaxed, modern Australian approach to luxury. Ever since it was founded in 1938, the company has been synonymous with products of the highest quality and became iconic in the sixties and seventies for popularising gold and silver metallic mesh women’s accessories.
Available at Oroton.
Photographed by Mitch Tomlinson
Le Coq Sportif is a French producer of athletic shoes, activewear, and sporting accessories. Founded in 1882 by Émile Camuset and located in Entzheim, France, the company first issued items branded with its now-famous rooster trademark in 1948.
Le Coq Sportif available at Glue Store
Photography by Life Without Andy
Epøkhe co-founder Dion Agius has just finished a full-length surf film with stellar surfing, hypnotizing visual effects, and a soundtrack that will make your ears bleed in a good way. At this point, you’d think Agius would have posted it online, pumped it up on social media, and tried to capture as much of our ever-shrinking attention spans as possible. Instead, he’s going in a very different direction, engaging surf fans through premieres and sending physical copies of the film to anyone who drops him a line. It’s either very old school, or very new school, depending on your point of view. Either way, The Smiling Bag is well worth the slight effort that Agius is asking his audience to make.
Download The Smiling Bag
Carhartt WIP is on the money. Every season is tailored to a collection of timeless design, that pays homage to the origins of Carhartt American work wear. It revisits classics but does it well. Light weight chambray, relaxed but somehow tailored pants and a plain canvas jacket in navy.
Head to Westfield.com.au to find more.
I recently sat down with Michael Small from Vancouver based, technical performance clothing brand, Kit and Ace to give an insight into the pace of everyday life. Here's how it unfolded.
In our Insta-Snappable world, instantaneous fame is the dream. For most of us this universal recognition is a fantasy – a bit of fairy dust to sprinkle over the days when we can use a little boost. But for Ryan Ginns, that instant fame materialized after the graphic designer won Australia’s Big Brother in 2014. It was a surreal experience for Ginns, who had never given a second thought to reality TV – he was contacted by an agency to apply for the show and three weeks later he was preparing to enter the house. “I kind of freaked out thinking I wouldn’t last. Funny thing was, I lasted the longest.”
Big Brother was just the type of unplanned adventure suited to Ginns, who’s always up for something new. He’s the restless type, not content with the status quo even when the going is good. So while the glow from his BB fame was welcome, it wasn’t something Ginns expected – or wanted – to last. “It’s a tiny window of notoriety, and it’s mostly over now. I’m still the same old me, but it was definitely a crazy experience.”
Soon after his appearance on the show, he opened The House of Louis Tan, an Asian/South American fusion Tapas tapas bar in Sydney. The project was necessary for Ginns, who says that keeping busy with new projects and challenges keep his constantly spinning brain in order. “When I have too much time to think it’s not a good thing. A fast pace works to my advantage.”
While he might have a million things on his mind at any given time, his outward style is perfectly at ease. “I’m pretty simple. Monochrome, black and whites. I don’t love trends. The stuff you’ll see me wearing is stuff that’s been around forever.”
Uncomplicated on the outside. Complex on the inside. Always moving forward.
Meet Ryan Ginns.
Check out their full range of men's and women's technical performance wear here.
Photography by Kat Parker
Top bloke Ryan Ginns is a young restaurateur doing great things in Sydney. He is a Bloody Mary fiend, as evidenced by that time he whipped up a damn fine looking BM for our pals Mishka (watch below!), will undoubtedly give you some serious travel FOMO, and is about to go ride his motorbike around India for charity.
We had a chat to him about the above and these are his stories...
Madeleine Woon: What are you up to at the moment?
Ryan Ginns: At the moment, I'm pretty tied up with the restaurant bar called Luis Tan that I opened up recently in Bondi. It's kind of mix of Latin American and Asian food. That's been keeping me pretty occupied. Other than that, I've just been working on a charity that I started — we're doing a motorbike ride through India early next year to raise money for multiple sclerosis research in Australia. My mum's got MS and I've always had this idea to do a ride through India, so I figured why not start a charity around it.
Where are your favourite places in Sydney to go out?
I'm more of a restaurant kind of guy. I'd prefer to go out with a few friends, start early and end early. One of my good buddies from the Sunshine Coast just opened up a good spot on Crown St called Master — they're doing their own contemporary Chinese thing. Manly's got some good nice little spots at the moment too; especially this new Japanese restaurant that's just opened called Sunset Sabi. Mary's in Newtown is always great.
You seem like a pretty avid traveller, what have been your standout travel memories so far?
I did a bunch of cool surf trips when I was growing up over in Indo, which were amazing. I also did a season in Canada snowboarding and I was actually in Mexico at the time, and I bumped into a friend who convinced me to come to this small redneck town called Revelsgrove. There ended up being 25 of us from the Sunshine Coast in this little town, and at first I was a bit hesitant 'cause it seems super clichéd to have a bunch of Australians in a ski town, but it turned out to be the most amazing season. That was one travel memory that really stood out for me.
So you're going on a motorbike trip around India. Do you have any other overseas motorbike experiences to draw on?
Nope, not one [laughs]. And the partner I'm doing it with only has one leg and hasn't really ridden a motorbike ever, so that's going to be interesting. I feel pretty at home on a motorbike; I've always ridden them. I've never been to India though, so I'm pretty pumped for that. Once I've done this one and proved to myself that I can do it, I’d be keen to do another trip, around South America.
Do you prefer being in crowds or alone?
I like being around people, but if I had a choice of being with a close bunch of friends and being around a huge crowd of people, I'd definitely take the former. I'm not a recluse, but I get bored of crowds pretty easily.
Who inspires you?
One of my buddies — his brother was my best friend growing up — Trent Evans owns the skateboard company Passport, and is a part owner of the beer company Grifter. I've always looked up to him; he's always stuck to his guns. He's really made a mark and everything he does is distinctly him, in his designs. I also really admire the ethics of his company. We stock his beer; and it's by far the best seller so it's good to be able to give back to him in a way. But yeah, creatively I've always looked up to him and that crew.
Where are your favourite places around Sydney to go on an adventure?
I love going over to the Northern Beaches — it really feels like home and I've got heaps of mates over there. Also the Hunter Valley, there's so many cool little pubs and everyone is so friendly, it's crazy. You go to a pub and no one is on their phone, it's just nice. People have a smile and it feels like they actually give a shit talking to you.
Are Bloody Mary's your favourite cocktail?
Yeah, definitely. I love a Bloody Mary. I'm really weird, I'll order them at any time.
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No better place than heaven, safe and dead, right? Check out a handful of the latest shit by Ksubi that will keep you warm through winter.
Ideas, individuality and authenticity have developed ksubi into a tangible subculture. Today Ksubi is as relevant and thought provoking as ever, whether it be their numerous conceptual feats, topical fashion aesthetic or signature denim.
Wear it here.
The good people at Atlas Lifestyles Co. have been making good things since 2011. They recently teamed up with Mitchell Tomlinson from Life Without Andy to shoot their latest range of premium leather accessories named The Passage.
Co-founder Mitch Roberts says that “‘Leather is the hero of all our pieces so we strive to always pay homage to the sophistication of the leather and its unrivalled ability to get better with age.”
If you're into accessories that are built to last and easy on the eye then you'll be into Atlas. Shop it here.
It's with great pleasure we present a short EPØKHE film starring Dylan Rieder and Erin Wasson.
Created by the talented Russel Houghten and filmed over the course of one afternoon with Dylan and Erin.
Designed and developed under the guiding eye of Dylan, his debut signature shade was perfected over the course of the last 18 months. With only a limited release of each colourway to be made worldwide.
Available at Epokhe
To prepare you for the much anticipated arrival of Spring, Oliver Grand present the latest trends from luxury department store, MYER’s new Spring Summer 16 collections. Featuring TV personality, Ryan Ginns and model, Tom Bull we showcase our favourite looks to take you from street to shore.
Words and styling by Jessie Arifien | H&M by Luana Coscia
A film by Kai Neville
From the man that bought you Dear Suburbia, Lost Atlas & Modern Collective comes EPOKHE founder Kai Neville's highly anticipated new surf flick featuring fellow ambassadors Dion Agius / Mitch Coleborn / Creed McTaggart alongside Dane Reynolds, Noa Deane, Craig Anderson, Jack Freestone, Dillon Perillo, Chippa Wilson, Conner Coffin, Brendon Gibbens, Jay Davies, Andrew Doheny and more.
Available on iTunes here.