Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Prahran still has class

So last week I bought you the dregs of this colourful area. This week I wanted to show you another side.

There are certainly some cool cats around here and these days they all seem to be heading to the ultra hip new cafe on the block, St Edmonds. They make a great coffee, have sensational pastries and can cook a great brekky and lunch too.

But an overarching reason to go there is the greet peeps behind the counter. Down to earth, friendly and are so damn cool that you walk away questioning if somehow you may just have passed your used by date. Or perhaps more precisely, you think these guys are so cool that you never even measured on the Richter Scale of coolness!

Alas, introducing my first fashion boast, the very chic and trendy Coco. Aint she a head turner.

What do you reckon - a boast or a roast?

PS Don't forget to send your photos (preferably a roast!) to

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The birth of Fashion Roast

Fashion is funny business. A serious business for many. But for me a business that too many people take way too seriously.

Now let's get this straight. I do like my fashion and do take pride in trying to look decent every time I leave the house but I also think a lot of people are getting so serious with their latest threads that they step out of the house in an outfit that makes them look more like a three year old has inspired their daily catwalk with a bunch of crayolas than being painted with the brush stroke of Gianni Versace.

This blog is about my take on male fashion. I am a pretty blokey Aussie guy who lives in the inner south eastern suburbs of Melbourne who occasionally gets carried away and buys a lot of clothes. It's not something I do often but when I do it usually involves departing with a lot of cash and only a few items.

Working on the doorstep of the city's fashion iconic Chapel and Greville streets, I am inspired, intrigued and astounded by what gents are wearing on a daily basis. And this is what I intend to showcase in this blog. The good, the bad and the outright ridiculous! I don't take myself seriously and neither will this blog. I intend to post photos of the guys around here in their daily outfits before giving them a fashion boast or a fashion roast...

Now let me open the account with a beauty. A really nice guy but someone who could have thought harder when he got out of bed. Dude. Dude. Maaaaate. SERIOUSLY. I'm not even thinking crayolas here, I'm thinking photoshop! This is a big big FASHION ROAST, I don't even feel like I need to explain myself here.