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2 October
Your guide to the Spring Racing Carnival 2018
Yes, It's that time of the year again. Well and truly an iconic Australian event, It's important to respect it's tradition and adhere to its etiquette. The spring racing carnival is a time of year for men to express and present themselves as Gentlemen, but also not lose their individuality; And move… Read More
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22 February
Putting your best foot forward: Five-point guide to quality Footwear.
This is the biggest compromise I see the modern man make. Unfortunately, the profession of a ‘Shoemaker’ is now very close to non-existent in Australia; Thus, resulting in the vast majority of men having a lack of appreciation for well-crafted footwear. With fast/cheap fashion being more accessible than ever, it’s… Read More
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20 October
Melbourne Cup – Our five: Do’s and Don’ts
Style; an abused, but still beautiful term. Once a word which represented individualism, now gets thrown around like an old pair of socks. If there’s ever a time to showcase the true meaning of style in Australia, it's Melbourne Cup day! Don’t lose your individualism, but do follow etiquette. Here’s… Read More
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8 September
What is Business-casual, and am I doing it right?
Business attire used to be a no-brainer. You shaved, slapped some cologne on and slipped in to one of many black or navy suits. It was hard to make a fashion gaffe with this kind of dress etiquette in the workplace, because it was so damn simple. But now, the… Read More
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30 July
Distinguish quality – The Shirt: 3 steps in 30 seconds.
You wouldn’t buy a car without knowing its features, right? Then why don’t we do the same for shirts. Fortunately, it's more than ancient voodoo and tacky marketing that distinguish the quality of a shirt. There are generally signs you can look for to determine whether the shirt was made with… Read More
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11 July
The ‘Two Pillars’ of dressing well.
“I’m too lazy”. Gentlemen, you’re not running a marathon; How much effort do you think it takes to dress well? I mean, you have to wear clothes anyway, right?... RIGHT? We’ve grown accustomed to assuming that dressing well takes so much time and effort, which couldn’t be further from the… Read More
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2 July
Done right: That ‘Punch’ of colour.
We're men! and men don't get scared... right? I mean, unless you ask us to wear pink or something; only then will we blush like twelve-year-old girls and mumble "I don't wear pink". There's a big misconception of certain colours and the perception it gives to people, and rightfully so. There's definitely a… Read More
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28 June
The Pocket Square: 4 ways to ‘class it up’.
  "To wipe your nose on your sleeve was boorish"  - Although the 'Pocket Square' has lost its original purpose and functionality in modern society, the tradition of its finesse and class remains. Despite still being a common piece in a gentleman's wardrobe, there is a disconnect between liking them and knowing the… Read More
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26 June
The ‘Patina’ technique: Menswear’s best kept secret
  The Patina collection at URBBANA is a true reflection of craftsmanship at its finest. The technique involves applying many layers of colour to the leather to build up the design, until finally the artisan’s desired look is achieved. The process can unbelievably begin with applying up to seven or… Read More
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