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I’ve been back in Sydney for just over a week now and what have I done? Nothing :p That’s what heat does to you, it makes you lazy, well, that’s my excuse anyway. I’ve caught up with family and friends, caught up on all the new restaurants and shops that opened up while I was away. I’ve missed the Sydney vibe and you know what I’m almost surprised at how stylish and hip Sydney-siders are! How quickly one forgets. I’m surprised to see the amazingly bad fashion in department stores and the amazingly good fashion in small boutiques. The distance of Australia from the rest of the world serves both as an advantage and disadvantage. On one hand we get trends a few seasons late or they don’t come to our shores at all, on the other hand our laid back lifestyle and the lack of trends create something completely unique. I am so happy to see the smaller and the budding Australian labels doing their own things and doing it so well.

I’m glad to see vintage is still big but not done in obvious ways, I don’t see girls wearing grandma dresses for the sake of wearing vintage anymore. Let’s be honest, not many girls can pull off a vintage sack…

I took a walk around Surry Hills today and a few quick snaps. Summer it makes you dress lazy but lazy doesn’t have to be boring.

Boys of summer - Surry Hills

Boys of summer - Surry Hills

I used to be completely against denim on demin, as in a denim jacket with jeans, on girls or guys. However I think I’ve changed my mind, I think when it’s done well it can be a great look. And today, I got two looks that double up on denim and I got to say both look great.

I’ve recently become a huge fan of denim shirt with jeans (see second photo), so I’ve been scouting the perfect denim shirt, but I simply can’t bear the idea of paying over $50 for a new one when I know I can find a nice worn in second hand one. Well guess I got some scouting to do then.

Happy hunting, happy summer!

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Remember what I said about how Stockholmians seem to have the perfect formula worked out? How I said “Trendy, tick, sartorial, tick, unique, tick, timeless, tick tick tick!” Well! Here’s more proof for you.

Sartorial - Stockholm

Sartorial - Stockholm

Name: Mathas
Occupation: Medicine student
Describe your style: Eclectic, one half natural country style, one half all black.
Favourite fashion label: Jill Sander, Prada and Lanvin.
Favourite clothing store: Acne

What Mathas is wearing can easily be described as old fashioned, but with a loose t-shirt under the blazer, untied shoe laces, a head of floppy blonde hair, a great smile and a spring in his steps, I have to say, this outfit is nothing but youthful and a perfect autumn look.

Sartorial - Stockholm

Sartorial - Stockholm

Name: Christian
Occupation: Risk management – Key account manager
Describe your style: Classic, a little bit straight edged.
Favourite fashion label: Ralph Lauren
Favourite clothing store: Rose and born (Stockholm)

This does remind me that I can definitely see that American influence in the way men dressed in Stockholm, that preppy, relaxed but grown up look perfected. I dare say they do it better than the Americans.

Interesting how Christian’s outfit oozes a more grown up look than the outfit on Mathas, yet when you look closer at the individual items of clothing, Christian’s actually wearing a pair of jean with a pale denim shirt! Also note worthy is just the 1 roll on the jeans, not 2, which seems to be norm.

Rock and roll - Paddington

Oversized and vintage Marine Corp tshirt?! Awesome! A simple scarf adds quite a bit of depth. All black, all good. Oh, I like that bright lipstick too.

Blue and white - Chinatown

I’m loving these rolled up jeans/trousers that’s all over the Sartorialist, this is the first good example I’ve seen in Sydney. I saw this guy from the back only, usually I don’t approach someone unless I see the front of their outfits as well, but I took a chance and what a cool look he’s got.

Now to all men of Sydney, please roll up your jeans and or trousers, this look is fantastic!

Trend watch - Oversized manbag

I’m really liking all these oversized manbags I’m seeing around the streets of Sydney, so I’ll be keeping my eyes out and bringing you more. This bag is an old Gucci, quite worn out at the handles but still handsome and stylish.

I like this outfit too, so easy to put together, so simple yet perfect. Why can’t men dress like this more? A pair of fitting jeans, a crisp ironed shirt, a belt and a good pair of shoes, done! Is it really too much to ask of straight guys?

The Swedes - Somedays

Actually I think only the guy on the left is Swedish, but nonetheless this was taken inside Somedays, which is a cool shop that sells Swedish fashion in Surry Hills.

Not my best photo but great outfits! Left: The beard, the bow tie, the blue jeans, what a character. Right: The haircut, the glasses, the cardigan, the sandals and of course the oversized manbag, fantastic. Also note the shorter cut of his trousers.