Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Fashions on the Field

Brisbane's racing carnival is currently in full swing and this Saturday just gone was the premiere day - the Stradbroke Handicap.
After discovering that this year's Fashions on the Field had only 1 category (men and women together) I hesitantly entered myself. Dressed head to toe in Cloakroom kit, including a 3 pce suit and our new gloves (just arrived), I was pleasantly surprised to be the only male to make the final of 10 (from 150 contestants).
That I went on to win was a massive and very exciting shock.

Subsequent press coverage centered on the fact that it was the first time that a male had ever won the event. See here
Though we were referred to as 'tailors' by the journo, which we aren't, it was great to see some coverage for male fashion, which suffers from disproportionate under-coverage here in Brisbane.

The 3 pce is a great Winter suit as it allows for us to use a medium weight fabric that still works well in the warmer months as a regular 2 pce suit. Although we offer a number of waistcoat options including a version with a lapel, as well as a double breasted option, I find the the classic 5 button is an easy one to wear and the lines it creates work really well with a classic 2 Button suit.


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Congratulations Andrew!

We saw this in the press, and you are absolutely correct, men's fashion is certainly under-represented in the press, not just in Brisbane, but Australia generally (how many of the Australian's fashion pieces on a Wednesday are about men's fashion, perhaps a handful each year?). Hopefully our blog, which is in its infancy, will go some way towards redressing (no pun intended) the balance.

Out of curiosity, can you please provide more details on the gloves (colours, prices)? We are heading to NYC in September/October (their autumn) and currently weighing up whether gloves will be necessary. These ones look great!