Winter is definitely my favourite time of year. This is mainly due to the multitude of options available when getting dressed for the day, a lot of which is dependent on melbourne’s ever changing and often temperamental weather patterns. It gives us a chance to pull out some statement and investment pieces that spend the majority of the year buried at the back of our wardrobes.

I tend to keep things reasonably simple and adopt a less is more approach to what I wear. Classic colours, simple lines and nothing too flamboyant. I’m a sucker for a white button down shirt and I think everyman should have multiple in his repertoire. In this outfit I have opted for an Engineered Garments 19 Century BD Shirt in a White Cotton Oxford, as far as quality and fit goes these are unbeatable. With a slightly looser and elongated hem, they put a nice twist on a classic oxford.

Layered over the top is a Norse Projects Sigfred Marino Knit in Navy. Majority of my wardrobe is some shade of navy or blue so this piece was a no-brainer and it pairs nicely with my new pair of Aprix Suede Low. Aprix are a new brand for the store and I already love them, nothing beats a clean, basic sneaker that can be dressed up or down, perfect for all occasions.

With Melbourne’s weather being as unpredictable as it is, a nice coat that can be layered and keeps you dry is essential. It’s hard to go past Hancock VA when it comes to rainwear, their classic and elegant silhouettes add a touch of class to any outfit. This time around I’ve gone for my Article 56 in the Fawn/Mastic colourway.

I’ve decided to keep it reasonably casual on my bottom half with a much loved pair of OrSlow 105 Standard Denim, 2 Year Wash. Previous to purchasing my first pair of these, I had always struggled to find the perfect pairs of jeans, but I haven’t looked back since. They have a great relaxed cut through the leg and a medium rise in the waist. They are also a great length in the leg, which is a tall order for us vertically challenged folk.

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Outfit Of The Week 10/7/2017

7/10/2017 10:25 AM

It’s that time of the week again and Mr. Mannequin is cruising around in a selection of our finest wares. Making his way about town in selections from Bleu De Paname, adidas Originals X by O, Aprix Footwear, Vans X Braindead and Mikia.

Kicking things off, Mr. Mannequin wears his take on a Canadian tuxedo with Bleu De Paname’s Veste Standard Jacket and Pant de travail combo, layered on top of an adidas Originals X by O Oth hoodie. Keeping things casual Mr. Mannequin wears a freshly laced pair of Aprix Footwear, Suede Low in grey.

He has loaded up on the accessories this week, with Mikia’s Painted Snake Beads Bracelet in white and 4mm Beads Bracelet with Suede in Obsidian and to finish everything off a Vans X Braindead Tote.

Has he outdone himself this week? Continue reading after the jump for all of the finer details, and head in-store or online to check out the individual pieces…

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Outfit Of The Week 29/05/2017

5/29/2017 9:55 AM

Mr. Mannequin’s back and in action this week, roaming the streets of Melbourne in a selection of our latest arrivals. Putting together another instalment with selections from our in-house logo range, Indigo Robes, orSlow, Aprix Footwear, Mikia, Tom Wood, and Norse Projects.

Kicking it all off with a combination of layers from Indigo Robes’ Indigo Boucle Workers Jacket, paired off with our OG Logo Sweat Hood in Grey. Accessorising this week with all of his daily carry in Norse Projects’ Ripstop Tote, before covering his wrist with Mikia’s Bandana Bracelet and Tom Wood on the finger with their Tiger Eye Cushion Ring. Heading down to the lower half of this weeks’ outfit, and Mr. Mannequin’s opted for a pair of orSlow’s US Army Fatigue Pants before finish it all off with a freshly laced pair of the Aprix Suede Lows in Navy.

Has he outdone himself this week? Continue reading after the jump for all of the finer details of the outfit, and head in store and online to check all of the selections out individually.

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Aprix Footwear

5/22/2017 3:45 PM

From brand designing for New York heavyweights Supreme, to launching his own label under the moniker Noah, Brandon Babenzien takes on footwear with Aprix. Taking design cues from the classics, each Aprix silhouette mixes a minimalistic approach, with premium materials, and construction to display a sense of timelessness. With a sole unit crafted in Italy, and the rest of the silhouettes crafted in Portugal, the Suede Lows come to us in Grey, Navy, Pink, and White.

Whilst they’re not box logos, they’ll certainly do the trick. You can grab the range from our Up There location on Level 1/15 McKillop Street. For those of you who can’t make it in store, they’re also available online with all of the finer detailed imagery after the jump.

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