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FOR THE BOYS ISSUE XV

AARON MCCARTHY / SUITS / VIDEO GRAMES / ELEVEN / OWL EYES


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CONTENTS

30 AARON MCCARTHY

CLEMENTE TALARICO

Fortunes do come true for Aaron McCarthy

A Melbourne-based menswear label that is taking the market by storm

Bausele are making moves with their timeless watches

THE PERFECT SLICE OF PI

New technology allows everyone to have a slice of the Pi

OWL EYES

Eleven in his first face to face interview

With Night Swim taking the music world by storm, what’s next for the songstress

EDITOR’S DESK

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EVOLUTION OF DENIM & TEES

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MELBOURNE WRAP UP

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SEVEN QUESTIONS

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HOW TO: TIE A BOW TIE

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THE NEW AGE MAN

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HEALTH & WELLBEING

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SEVEN QUESTIONS

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FJORDE STYLE: MEN

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STOCKISTS

MEN’S GROOMING

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DID YOU SEE IT

WATCH YOUR STEP

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THE BIG BAD VIDEO GAME

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ET AL: MENSWEAR

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What is your suits really saying about you?

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Fashion is a state of mind. What does your mind see

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98 ELEVEN

THE PERFECT CUT

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40 WATCH OUT

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106 MEATBALL & WINE BAR Simple food with big taste

COVER Photographer Jon Lee Stylist George Goutoglou Hairstyling Rokk Ebony [South Melbourne] Make Up Jon Lee Aaron McCarthy is wearing Clemento Talarico


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CO N T R I B U TO R S

EDITORS

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

BEAUTY EDITOR

Patrick Price James Banham

Ben Anderson

Megan Bond

CONTRIBUTORS

PHOTOGRAPHY

MAKE-UP & HAIR

Anna Gilfillan Claire Story Erica Moloney Glenn Scott

Greg Desiatov Jon Lee Katerina Anna Lisa Diluvio

Karla Abdo Leesy Cherie Megan Bond

Graham Forbes Heather Burton Jamie-Maree Shipton Katerina Patras Kristina Bond Laura Timberlake Lauren Raffa Lauren Roberts Magda Soszynski Nikiforos Kilas

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BOYS & GIRLS It is finally here. This issue is something the FJORDE team has wanted to do for a while now. While we love bringing you all the beautiful and sometimes-extravagant fashions from around Australia. While we may have favoured our female readers in the past, this issue we are doing it ‘For The Boys’. Centred around those trendsetting gentlemen from here and aboard. We’re excited to bring you some exciting fashion, information about how to find that perfect suit to make you look your best as well as those toys we boys love to play with. We give you a run down on video games and a handy little gadget that we have you bemused for hours.

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Just to keep it interesting we’ve hidden a little riddle in the issue for you as well. Have a look through and see if you can find it. And if you can’t pick it yourself check out page 111 to find out! We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together for you.

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MELBOURNE WRAP-UP

THE COLLECTIVE BOUTIQUE HITS TOORAK ROAD WRITTEN BY LAURA TIMBERLAKE

Another fabulous recycle boutique has opened Since Rachel has a background in retail and styled for the likes of Fashion Journal, that in South Yarra. Nestled in the glamorous makes it understandable. shopping district, the Collective Boutique looks right at home. The Collective Boutique is a consignment And so it should. The new store showcases an store, with quality designer clothing from a alluring array of second hand designer labels. variety of clients. It is one of the things that Not that you can tell – the new owner Rachel makes shopping at a store like this so exciting – you may not find anything you like one admitted that she has styled her store to give week, and the next you’ll walk away with customers a fantastic retail experience. three pairs of shoes! The stunning displays have even caused people on passing trams to jump off at the next This store sells a mix of designer wares – clothing, shoes, bags and jewellery. At the stop and pop back for a closer look.

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moment Rachel is even selling some featured artwork by local artist Ayrlie Lane. The artwork adds a lovely splash of colour to the shop.

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KIEHL’S OPENS AT MELBOURNE CENTRAL WRITTEN BY ERICA MOLONEY

A Harley Davidson motorcycle gang is probably the last thing you’d expect at the launch of beauty store, but Kiehl’s (founded as a single pharmacy in New York City’s East Village in 1851) has always drawn a younger, edgy crowd. So it makes sense that their grand entrance into the Melbourne market was New York Style Street Party, complete with tunes spun by DJ Andy Murphy and catering by NYC style hot dog stand, Massive Weiners. Serving as official ribbon cutter to the NYstyle street party was the delightful Zoë Foster-Blake, who officiated with aplomb.

Zoë was also kind enough to offer the following tip – just for you, dear reader – about surviving that yucky change of seasons that seems to make skin go mental: “To survive the change to cold weather/ scorching heaters, inject a hydrating/ nourishing serum into your routine, after cleansing and before your night cream. One with some lovely plant oils in it is preferable, because our natural oil balance can be annihilated when you oscillate between cold, windy, blasty, shitty weather and super warm bedrooms and scalding showers.” Thanks for that Zo!

If you’re haven’t read Zoë’s Amazing Face (begging the question – why??), that’s OK there’s also an App by the same name and ad you will find Kiehl’se new Dermatologist Solutions Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB cream as her Top 10 must-have product on. Under the stewardship of L’Oreal (coz they’re worth it…) Kiehl’s now has more than 30 retail stores worldwide, the latest of which is the fun poppy fluoro fit out in Melbourne Central. That saying about kids in candy stores – a visit to Kiehl’s is kind of like that, except will most likely resolve your zit breakouts than start it.

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HOW TO: TIE A BOW TIE BY: LAUREN ROBERTS

THE EASY WAY TO LOOK FABULOUS

TYING A BOW TIE IS HARD. ESPECIALLY THE FIRST TIME YOU ATTEMPT IT. HOWEVER, THE MORE YOU PRACTICE THE EASIER IT BECOMES AND IN NO TIME, YOU’LL BE TYING BOWS WITH THE BEST OF THEM.

JUST FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS.

To start, put the tie around your neck. The right side (hereafter referred to as side 1) needs to be about 2-3cm shorter than the left. Cross the longer side left side (hereafter referred to as side 2) over side 1.

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Pull the side 2 under the cross and up towards your face (it should be vertical and near the buttonhole on your shirt).

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Fold side 1 so it looks like a two dimensional bow. The smallest part of the bow (the middle) should line up with your buttonhole and the cross you made in step one.

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And you are officially half way there. Take a deep breath because you have only done the easy bit so far. Prepare for the frustrating, fiddly half. Let side 2 drop so that it runs down the buttons on your shirt (and makes a ‘T’ shape). Fold side 2 in half upwards, effectively turning the ‘T’ into a crossroads.

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Tuck side 2 (still folded) behind side 1. This part takes the most practice. It is important that side 1 (the one that is horizontal) does not move and keeps its bow shape. While you are practicing I suggest keeping the crossovers very loose this helps to get the technique right. When tucking in side 2 it is easier to go from the left and make sure to tuck it into the small loop at the back of the bow. This loop is what secures the bow tie.

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Aaaaaaaand ajust! Pull both ends of the bow tie together at the same time or else you will get one side larger than the other. Pull both sides slowly but firmly.

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It is easiest to do this in front of the mirror so that you can watch the bow develop. Watching yourself is the easiest way to identify a problem before it becomes a problem. Also, when practicing, fasten the top botton hole of the dress shirt you are wearing. It ensures that the shirt doesn’t get in the way when fiddling with the bow. You may also find it helpful to watch a short video to see the fiddlier step 5 in action. YouTube has a large variety of short films that specialise in ‘how to tie a bow tie.’ Get your bow tie today. HIS HANDSOME SELF www.hishandsomeself.com info@hishandsomeself.com +61 (0) 414 513 163

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IN HIS OWN HEAD

IN HIS OWN HEAD BY: GLENN SCOTT

WHEN I WAS APPROACHED TO WRITE THIS PIECE ABOUT DEPRESSION I HESITATED FOR A MOMENT, WONDERING EXACTLY WHAT QUALIFIED ME TO DO SO? I’M NOT A DOCTOR OR A PSYCHOLOGIST OR A THERAPIST, I DON’T WORK WITH DEPRESSED PEOPLE OR EVEN HAVE ANY SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUBJECT. BUT I HAVE SUFFERED FROM DEPRESSION MYSELF, AS HAS MY FATHER AND, IN ALL PROBABILITY, HIS FATHER BEFORE HIM. SO, IF EXPERIENCE IS A QUALIFICATION THEN I OFFER YOU MY FAMILY’S STORY.

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Granddad, a WWII vet, killed himself in a drunken car accident and his legacy of drinkrelated family abuse has all the indicators of depression. From what his children say, before the war he was a good father, a good husband and a proud, hard working farmer. But after the war, this had all changed and the good man they knew, had been replaced by a violent, unhappy drunk. My father, an Australian Air-Force and university science lecturer for most of his life, ended his career teaching at a TAFE college. He often says how he still enjoyed the teaching but found the politics of the TAFE administration appalling, refusing many promotional opportunities due to this. It was during this period of less than satisfactory


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work life that my father developed high anxiety and depression.

it may strike a chord with you. Our self-worth and identity is the essence of our mental health and one of our major foundations At 26, after a number of years working as a of identity is what we do for work, how we musician and studio engineer, I suffered a make a living, what we do with our time. number of professional set backs including the My grandfather was obviously profoundly break-up of my closest musical relationship affected by whatever he was asked to do as and the failure of a recording deal. I a soldier, his actions had deep implications remember the feeling of shattered hopes for his feelings of self-worth and who he and dreams and the accompanying feelings perceived himself to be. My father, in his last of failure and shame were devastating years as a lecturer felt his efforts were going and overwhelming. With no experience or unrecognised and many times I know he felt knowledge of how to deal with these emotions even the teaching he was asked to perform I fell into a deep depression. Drinking, drugs was irrelevant and pointless. I can easily and a complete withdrawal from all my imagine how feelings such as these could relationships quickly followed. translate into how I felt about myself because that is exactly what happened to me. As I write these stories the central idea of my article has become apparent to me and I hope

The emotions we have about what we do are virtually indistinguishable from the emotions we have about who we are. Our choices of career matter, how we spend our time matters. If you are feeling down about your job, your career and what you do with your most valuable commodity, your time, take those feelings seriously. Examine your options and make positive changes, your future, happily fulfilled self, will thank you.

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MENS STYLE MAURIZIO LAINO

THE IN’S AND OUT’S

It’s no lie that women have more to play with when it comes to the wardrobe. Fabrics, styles, layers and different varieties of the same thing fill their racks and most of the time leaves regular men far in their wake. Australian men needn’t be the butt of all sartorial chuckles and upturned noses though, because dressing a man, truth be told is a lot easier than dressing a woman. At least, that’s what personal stylist and fashion critic Maurizio Laino has to say on the matter. When it comes to dressing this winter, it’s important to incorporate style with practicality to achieve the best of both worlds. SOME IMPORTANT STYLE TIPS THAT MEN CAN’T GO PAST ARE… If you’re wearing a jacket, use the three button rule. That is, if your jacket has two buttons, never fasten the bottom one. If it’s a three button jacket, fasten the top two, leaving the bottom one undone. It’s smart, sophisticated and stylish, making the natural silhouette of the man’s body really come to light. Clean your shoes. Enough said. “Nothing makes an outfit look worse or more thrownoff than a pair of terrible shoes,” said the stylist. “The old understanding that you can tell a man by his shoes still very much stands.” As for the pants, jeans, or whatever a man decides to cover his legs with need to sit on the waist and the pants hem needs to cover the back of a shoe.

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MELBOURNE IS KNOWN FOR ITS BLACK OVERTONE IN WINTER. FOR A TOUCH OF DIFFERENCE, COLOUR NEVER GOES ASTRAY…

TO STAY AHEAD OF THE 8-BALL, MAURIZIO SAYS THERE ARE A FEW KEY PIECES EACH MAN SHOULD INVEST IN THIS WINTER…

This autumn-winter season, leather is very popular so investing in a good leather jacket “Men in Australia tend to be afraid of can’t be overlooked. A classic piece like a exploring it, most of the time to their velvet single breasted jacket, in a dark navy detriment. There are only so many times grey, is the hue for this winter, while for the more black and blue can be worn in varying ways adventurous, fur trimmed coats are another before it gets tired,” he said. option. “Colour should be explored!” says Maurizio.

With Australia’s conservative look we tend to have here in winter, colour seems to fade out and black is the go. Splashing a little colour, whether it be in an item of clothing or accessories will add inject some life into the gloom of winter.

WE LIKE TO MAKE THE MOST OF OUR CLOTHES AND WEAR THEM WHENEVER WE CAN. CAN STYLE TRENDS BE INTERCHANGEABLE BETWEEN SEASONS? Maurizio is insistent that trends come and go but some pieces we can purchase during those times are worth keeping. Having said that though, Maurizio says that it’s often more inspiring to style an outfit based on the unique personality of the person wearing it than anything else.

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Want to add bright colour to your hair but know that if you permanently dye it you’re going to get called into HR first thing Monday and told Blue hair is not appropriate in the work place. Easy just try colour pigment, you can get it at Hair Supply shops like Hairhouse Warehouse, Salons that stock Kevin Murphy products or makeup stores like MAC sell the loose powder pigments. All you need to do is put in your hair product, one with a bit of stick to it like American Crew Fibre then rub the powder over it. If using loose pigments don’t do it on carpet and cover your clothes with a towel first. Also make sure you wash it out before going to bed or put an old towel over your pillow because it will transfer.

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CLEMENTE TALARICO BY JAMES BANHAM

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HE’S DISCERNING BUT NOT HESITANT, INDIVIDUAL BUT NOT EXCLUSIVE, INNOVATIVE BUT NOT OVERTLY NICHE AND CLASSICISTIC WITH A GREAT UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONTEMPORARY.

Clemente Talarico is the brain child of business partner duo Paul Talarico and Clement Chuah, two men from different worlds whose love for fashion and menswear gave rise to something great. Together they have driven and witnessed the birth of a Melbourne-based menswear label that is taking the market by storm. The Clemente Talarico brand is preferred by the leaders, the cool guy and the relaxed everyman whose idea of presentation is intrinsic to the way he is and who understands what it is to be the modern day classicist. The designing of the label is the physical embodiment of the creativity of both Paul and Clement. With Paul’s heavy background in design and Clement’s in interior design and merchandising, you can assume who does more of what. Together they make a formidable team whose aesthetic is an affordable and more realistic alternative to overblown, unattainable alternatives. With an intent to dress their ideal man in the Clemente Talarico way, they source the inspiration for their designs and the inner workings of their label from the world both past and present. Clemente Talarico’s AW13 collection is inspired by the leading men of Hollywood

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in the 50s and 60s. All the while entwined with the label’s signature look of crisp structured coats and top layers with warm, jeweled colour palettes. It is quite unique and masculine. On top of the Clemente Talarico brand, Paul and Clement try to infuse a distinct sense of lifestyle into the company. “We pride ourselves in providing a fresh and unique collection every season that does not look towards generic trends,” said Paul. “ We don’t just repeat ‘best selling styles’ from the previous season. It’s kind of like our revolt against what the mass fashion industry is: just an endless offering of the same product under different guises.” Paul and Clement respect their work, love that their future is bright – with a view to national and international wholesale, why wouldn’t it be? – and are so grateful for and humbled by their clientele; some of who even spend half days in stores, working through collections. Needless to say, with a lot of growth to come off the top of a lot of growth already, Clemente Talarico’s future of a vaster product mix and expansion is an exciting one. For a partnership whose infectious passion and enthusiasm is imbued right down to the nub, you could wish for nothing more.


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AARON MCCARTHY BY LAUREN RAFFA PHOTOGRAPHY BY JON LEE

Clemente Talarico Luck Strike Shirt $159

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SIX YEARS AGO, AARON MCCARTHY BROKE A FORTUNE COOKIE TO FIND THE MESSAGE: ‘THE ONLY WAY TO ACHIEVE GREATNESS IS TO HAVE A HIGH AIM.’ SIX YEARS ON, THIS SAME PIECE OF PAPER IS PLASTERED TO HIS FRIDGE, A MANTRA FOR EVERY DAY.

More valuable TV presenting opportunities came soon after with Aaron being offered to star in community TV projects Melbourne 22 and Live with Bowen. “You basically have to be able to live off no money to be able to get where I have gotten to with TV now, and just work for free. That’s what a lot of the people don’t understand,” says Aaron. “It’s definitely paying off now” he says before adding incredulously, “I’m working with one of the three major networks!”

Having recently joined the team of TV presenters for channel 10’s What’s Up Down Under, it seems that Aaron is well on his way for greatness.

“I didn’t want to have a real job. I didn’t want to sit at a desk, didn’t want to have that boring mundane 9-5 day. I was passionate about having fun and not taking life too seriously.”

The six year journey to reaching this height has not been without its trials.

After high school, Aaron completed a degree in recreation, hoping for a career in corporate training. This degree lead to a 4 year stint working on cruise ships running various activities on board. Aaron then was awarded a promotion, which saw him living on a cruise ship in Japan.

A laugh escapes his mouth, his expression playful as he prepares to inform me of the long journey that has him at present. He seems at a loss for a starting point before confessing, “I firmly believe that I have earned my stripes, and that I’ve earned my position.” Aaron’s passion for television presenting was not discovered immediately, nor was he always so confident. “My whole life has been one big identity crisis,” he admits with an easy laugh. “I went from being the grungy band guy to the jock, to a guy that doesn’t really identify with any group.” In his younger years, Aaron describes himself as shy and uncool. In high school he ventured into music and sport. His confidence slowly began to build as he began playing the drums before joining a band. He discovered a passion matched with great skill for basketball. His hopes for a career in elite basketball were shattered due to a knee injury at the end of high school.

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It was on this cruise ship that he first got a taste for television presenting. He describes himself as “nervous as hell”, but excited when offered the opportunity to present for the ships breakfast television show. Aaron then tackled television courses and workshops, whilst doing projects on the side such as presenting videos for various Melbourne night spots. “It was quite some time before anyone would even look at me for doing anything,” he recalls. Finally, Aaron was landed a role for the community travel and lifestyle TV show, Victoria’s Islands. It was here that Aaron was able to develop his talents as a TV presenter, explaining that the transition from the presenter that he was from the start to the finish of the show was a big one.

His passion for adventure becomes tangible as he explains some of his segments for What’s Up Down Under. His eyes shine with excitement as he recalls being asked to Jet Ski in some of Queensland’s most majestic waters. “You don’t have to act like you’re having fun when you’re enjoying what you’re doing,” he says. Along his path to fame, Aaron has received support from some of his biggest inspirations such as Jules Lund, Jason Dundas and James Tobin. “When you’re being supported by someone who you look up to as an icon in the industry, it makes me hope that I can repay the favour one day to someone else.” So what’s next for Aaron? He says that someday in the future he’d like to venture out and do TV reporting in America, or have a shot at acting. “It’s good to set big goals but also not look too far ahead and stay focused and take one step at a time,” he says. As he says this, I have a side thought that he probably could have alternate success in the fortune cookie writing business. What’s Up Down Under airs nationally Saturdays on Channel 10 and Sundays on One HD.


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Photographer Jon Lee / Stylist George Goutoglou [Style Me 365] / Hairstylist Rokk Ebony [Souuth Melbourne] / Makeup Artist Jon Lee

Clemente Talarico Jacket Ranch Jacket $389 TukTuk Contrast Shirt $109 Clemente Talarico Work Pant $219

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UNLIKE WOMEN A MAN’S WARDROBE HAS TRADITIONALLY BEEN THE MORE SUBDUED OF THE TWO. CONSISTING OF SHIRTS, JEANS, TEES AND SHORTS AND THE OBLIGATORY SUIT. BUT WHAT DOES THAT SUIT REALLY SAY ABOUT HIS WARDROBE AND THE MAN ITSELF. IS IT TIRED, OLD OR STILL BAND NEW? THESE QUESTIONS REPRESENT AN IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR A MAN. WHILE THE JEANS AND TEE WILL FOREVER HAVE THEIR PLACE, THE SUIT ON THE OTHER HAND SAYS THAT LITTLE BIT MORE. IT CAN SPEAK VOLUMES ABOUT THE MAN, WHO THEY ARE, WHAT THEY REPRESENT AND HOW THEY WANT TO BE REPRESENTED.

As such they say that a man is defined by the cut of his suit. But what does this mean; does it mean that only real men wear suits? Or does it mean a man’s status is based upon the suit on his back?

the office, creating a sense of authority and importance. A bold chalk stripe suit over a shirt with white collars and cuffs are the height and measure of the dapper man.

When opting for a solid block colour suit, choose a higher thread count all wool cloth What these questions all have in common is material. The fall and drape, along with the an underlying message; a suit has the ability to reveal the character of a man. Character is lustre in the cloth adds a quality look and in itself is many things, from the way he holds dimension, which ‘off-the-rack’ poly-mix suits just cannot compare to. himself, the way he speaks to how he acts in the public eye. Hand-stitched edges on lapels and pocket edges on solid colour suits create a sharper And thus the saying, the cut of a man’s suit more refined look; a small detail but certainly defines the man. one worthwhile. This is a finishing touch that So how does a man define the cut of his suit, can make all the difference. he first needs to know what he is looking Finally for the more athletic wearer a two for. Ultimately, a suit should be seen as button side-vented jacket tweaked in at the an investment piece. A quality suit is not waist, with slim fitting trouser legs is the just bought and used a few times and then perfect for a more sculpted body type. A replaced. Rather a quality suit is like a good wine and ages well over time and molds to the suit fitted to your contours will show off a body enhancing the definition of itself and the great figure, as well as being smart and sharp. Light colours like soft greys, blues and evenwearer at the same time. greens work best on this body type. With over two decades, Aroon Mahtani These are just a few insights into the vast Director of Himark Martin Tailor shares his world of bespoke men’s fashion and the years of experience about the fundaments of power and complexity a man’s suit can have. buying the perfect suit for your body type. And with men’s fashion on the rise with Taller men should steer clear of pinstripes. men now becoming more fashion conscious Narrow vertical stripes can give the illusion of its time you ask yourself, what does your height and therefore elongate the perception of suit really say about you? the body. In the opposite regard, shorter men would benefit by wearing narrow stripes, for it will make them look taller.

For the more mature gentlemen, 5ft 10in and over in height and in corporate job roles, double breasted stripes are back. Not for the style shy, this will create a statement in

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and Karl Lagerfeld offer an amazing and With the growing trend of the timepiece hitting Melbourne this winter, it’s no surprise enormous range of affordable watches for that it can be one of the hardest decisions for a men. man to pick the right watch. Representing the concept of accessible cool, Fossil’s identity is ‘anchored in vintage There are many factors to consider when authentic style mixed with a creative spirit choosing a watch; the brand, the design, the colours, the feel and the overall look. But the and a sense of humour that extends into all its product offerings, graphics and one-of-a-kind, buck doesn’t stop there. It takes a lot of time and energy when considering all those factors, trademark collectible tins.’ let alone deciding which brand or watchmaker has all your needs in one. A growing popular brand for watches this season is Bausele; Australian soul, Swiss made, there’s never been a better match made. Christophe Hoppe, the founder of Bausele said the brand was born during an early morning trip to the beach. He states his inspiration “As the cool neutral sand caressed my feet, and my hands picked up a large loose clump of hard jet-black coal washed crystal clean by the dancing surf I saw that the coal had fallen from the seam in the sea cliff and above it my eyes were warmly soothed by the exposed layer of dry red earth. This was my inspiration, my home by the sea, my Bausele.”

classical, trendy and luxurious make for your hand. The Geneva-based Brand belongs to the limited circle of Swiss watchmakers still in family hands. These watches can be located in many upmarket stores (for example Monards on Collins st, Melbourne). Raymond Weil launched the brand in 1976 during a period of crisis for the watchmaking industry. His fundamental goal: produce watches with a novel concept and design. Ever since, Raymond Weil has grown significantly, globally and fashionably. They have a huge collection; Don Giovanni, Freelancer, Traditional, Maestro... just to name a few! Luckily watches come in very many different styles to suit any person. Bausele, Fossil and Raymond Weil are three very different brands, each known for their unique approaches to their designs. But we know not every make will suit and there are a lot of other worthy watch designers, a few of our favourite choices are; Rolex, Nikon, Omega, Longines, TagHeur which can be found online or in stores.

Fossil watches can be found in most major As winter approaches and we start to cover shopping centres and department stores (Myer up our arms, it’s important to find a trendy, and David Jones). Below are some of our practical and comfortable watch that can be favourites; used as an accessory in our outfits but also As watches can range in price and your wallet is feeling rather light, Fossil, an international If cost is no issue for you, then Raymond Weil an important part to our lives, so that we are never late again! is the perfect accessory for your hand! It’s a brand that designs for Armani, Adidas With three different categories; yachting, oceanmoon and vintage there is a great range to choose from.

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HEY FELLAS, IT’S TIME FOR SOME SOLE LOVING THIS SEASON. THE COLD WEATHER HAS SET IN AND THE TIME HAS COME TO POLISH UP YOUR WINTER LOOK. DITCH YOUR DIRTY SNEAKERS AND REVIVE YOUR STYLE.


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A man’s footwear is key to his personal style code and can provide even the slightest insight into his character and personality. Old, scuffed and worn out shoes make for a tardy and less than mediocre first impression. While your well worn-in favourites may bring you a sense of comfort and nostalgia, the time has come to abandon ship. Suitable and tidy, well-matched shoes make for a fine and well-groomed image. Your look can have a profound effect on those around you. Embrace the language of footwear and understand that it is not a matter of ‘one style suits most’. Indeed, it only takes a few pairs to get it right. Look at what you need and make the decision on which styles are appropriate to you. Whether you are at a business meeting, out for casual Sunday night drinks or a mid-week brunch, your shoes need to be multifunctional and appropriate. Quality is key. On trend this season is Sydney based Squire Shoes. Founded by two brothers, these men

take shoe making to heart. They have a monumental range of fabulous footwear to suit all styles.

Derek in either black or coffee. The grungy look oozes sex appeal and shows that you are not afraid to be bold and assertive.

Here are FJORDE’s current picks that rise to various occasions:

A man in a military lace up boot turns heads for all the right reasons. Johnny Depp, anyone? Best worn with black jeans, fitted tees and a trench. Don’t be afraid to up the stakes and wear with a smart blazer.

BACK TO BASICS It is essential to have a pair of shoes that you can wear casually. These suede lace ups get our tick of approval. The Curve is perfect for a relaxed look. Team with chinos or skinny jeans along with casual shirts, tees and sweaters. Available in a variety of colours, the winner here is the Curve Accorn Suede. Best teamed with navy, taupe and other earthy tones. ROCK ON Boots are a winter staple and your saviour on a rainy day. Opt for the lace-up ankle boot,

PERFECTLY SUITED When suiting up, it is crucial that your shoes complement your tailored attire. FJORDE’s pick is the Pride Black Patent. Crisp and elegant, this style is made to impress and will guarantee you walk at a sophisticated pace. If you happen to be in Sydney, visit the store based at 262 Oxford Street, Paddington. Otherwise, visit squireshoes.com.au and get inspired this season. Squire offers free delivery within Australia and New Zealand and ships internationally.

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VIDEO GAMES HAVE GOTTEN A BAD RAP LATELY. FROM INSPIRING GUN VIOLENCE TO AFFECTING A CHILD’S BRAIN, IT SEEMS SOME BELIEVE THE SIMPLE ACT OF SWITCHING ON A CONSOLE CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE WORST. BUT AS MANY LIFELONG GAMERS WILL TELL YOU; THE WORST IT GIVES IS A PROCRASTINATION PROBLEM AND SOME SERIOUSLY SORE THUMBS.


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Video games have gotten a bad rap lately. From inspiring gun violence to affecting a child’s brain, it seems some believe the simple act of switching on a console can change your life for the worst. But as many lifelong gamers will tell you; the worst it gives is a procrastination problem and some seriously sore thumbs.

Problem is, despite the negative hype, a link between gaming and violent behaviour is yet to be proven. Though studies have found gamers can feel more aggressive during gameplay (anyone who’s felt like throwing a controller in the midst of a tricky boss battle can attest to that), that’s where the connections end.

In a world fuelled by electronics, the gaming industry is nearing a golden age. With $14.8 billion spent on gaming in the US alone last year, it seems that video games have hit the mainstream. An Xbox today is as much a household staple as a refrigerator. So, it’s no wonder scientists, politicians and the media alike are trying to define gaming’s affect on our lives.

This was proven in 2011, when the US Supreme Court rejected California’s bid to ban the sale of mature game to minors, stating in its decision that “psychological studies purporting to show a connection between exposure to violent video games and harmful effects on children do not prove that such exposure causes minors to act aggressively”.

Somewhere along the way, the definition got pretty harsh. In December last year, The National Rifle Association’s CEO Wayne LaPierre, blamed recent gun crimes on the gaming business, calling it a “corrupting shadow industry that sells and sows violence against its own people” in a statement to the press. International media followed suit. Headlines about gun crimes focused on the gaming hobbies of criminals, such as the Connecticut school shooter: publications like cried that “Adam Lanza spent days in a basement playing Call of Duty”.

In fact, it could be just the opposite. As associate psychology Professor Christopher J. Ferguson revealed in an article for TIME, while video game sales were reaching record heights, youth violence in America reached a 40 year low. Guess Call of Duty isn’t that bad after all.

fear that fighting zombies in-game could cause children to become mindless zombies themselves. Yet, as recent studies show, rather than hindering a child’s brain development, video games may enhance it. As professor of brain and cognitive sciences, Professor Daphne Bavelier discovered, playing action games may have real-world benefits for a child’s brain. After conducting more than 20 studies on the subject, she discovered that children who played action games such as Assassin’s Creed or Call of Duty – some of the highest video game sellers to date - performed higher than non-gamers on certain tests of attention, accuracy, speed, vision and multitasking. They had faster reaction times and were able to detect elusive irregularities in their environments and use them to their advantage, which as Professor Bavelier explains “are the things that help us guide our behaviors on a daily basis.” With more interest in video games than ever before, it’s only natural that we wonder about the hobby’s influence on our lives. But when our wondering leads to unnecessary worry, we need to take a step back and simply enjoy one of the world’s favourite pastimes.

While some worry about violent video games, others wonder what growing up controllerin-hand means for their child’s brain. A simple Google search reveals the concern. Headlines scream “Gaming stunts your child’s development” and the concerns of parents fill Somebody turn on that console. online forums. It’s a sign of the all too familiar

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THE EVOLUTION OF DENIM & TEES BY NIKIFOROS KILAS

FOR A MEMBER OF A GENERATION NAMED AFTER A LETTER OF THE ALPHABET, IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE THEM AS EVER HAVING BEEN ANYTHING OTHER THAN A NO-BRAINER FOR EVEN THE LESS SARTORIALLY INCLINED. BUT THE HUMBLE DENIM JEAN WAS ONCE SPORTED BY REBELS WITHOUT CAUSES (OR EVEN THOSE WITH THEM) AND WILD ONES ALIKE AS A BOLD AND DIVISIVE SOCIO-POLITICAL STATEMENT OF DEFIANCE, DANGER AND THRILL SEEKING ONCE ANTEBELLUM PEACETIME KICKED IN AND YOUTH CULTURE BEGAN TO BE NOTICED. Jeans quickly became synonymous with the breaking down of the long-held moral and behavioural codes of the West; of course, these were the days during which certain singers were only ever shown waist-up, seemingly for fear of impregnating their throngs of adoring and impressionable teenage fans through the television sets on which they were being watched, so in that context the controversy around a pair of pants could be justified pretty easily.

form of the stuff because, rather than distress patches churned out on a production line, raw denim essentially becomes the individual canvas of the wearer; any fade marks or distressing become specific to the body shape and movements of the wearer himself. As technologies have progressed and trends have evolved, so too have the colours and fits available to the jean wearer, from the relaxed straight leg of Levi Strauss’ classic indigo 501 made originally as a comfortable work pant, to the newer skinny leg jeans dyed seasonally in Although attitudes towards (not to mention line with the must-have colours of the season, uses of) the cotton twill material have changed usually - though not always - found in a fastsignificantly in the decades since Jimmy and fashion environment. H&M and Zara, we’re Marlon famously brought them to the masses looking at you. through their starring turns in their landmark films, what has not changed is their durability Arguably though the most classic of denim and practicality. looks is also the easiest, adding further weight to the idea of reliability. Taking their lead from The reliability of a favourite pair can be the first rock stars and their filmic equivalents, attributed in no small part to the fabrication of relaxed-fitting, block-coloured cotton crew denim itself, which in turn lends itself to many neck tees – with sleeves rolled up, of course more options in both colour and fit than any – suddenly became what every cool kid was other type of pant, both in an organic sense wearing with their latest denim threads. and machine-produced. The history of tees from cut-off onesie to In its most pure from, ‘raw’ denim – that undergarment to wardrobe staple would be drier, harder denim which is left unwashed long enough to fill a tome, but suffice it to and untreated after being dyed – is often made say since their integration into everyday with 100 per cent cotton (although these days wear, their adaptability with regards to some contain a small percentage of elastane fabrication, fit, cut and design has been much for a bit of necessary breathing room). more extreme than their natural counterpart Denim die-hards seek out this traditional

below the waist. Some changes have served, like jeans, as statements of subscription to a certain lifestyle at a certain point in time, like baggy cotton tie-dyes of the free-loving 1960s worn with bell-bottoms, or the fitted pastels worn underneath designer suits (or blazers with dark jeans) when every boy dreamed of being a cop in Miami two decades later. Others though were less statement and more new staple, like a ribbed tee or a raglan, many of which would have been cotton/synthetic blends to allow for a tighter yet comfortable and easy fit. Printing has also made possible the adaptation of tees into vehicles for political messages, wearable art and, yes, the muchmaligned but still ubiquitous souvenir tee. Different sleeve lengths, necklines, and cuts too, have reinforced the idea that there is a tee for anyone, regardless of his age, body type or personality, because even though sometimes a tee is just a tee, a particular cut or print may give an insight into who the wearer is and how he views himself in society – man cleavage, anyone? Ultimately, the classic combination gives men something we can’t refuse: comfortable, familiar and reliable options with room to experiment as much or as little as we want. In spite of – or perhaps even because of – all the transformations and available options, the marriage of denim and tees doesn’t look likely to end in heartbreak any time soon.

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Would you like to have an eco-friendly Apple Time Machine that you can put in a cupboard and use to back up files? Simply set Raspberry Pi up on your home Wifi, attach an No I’m not making that up. That little external hard drive and you have a personal computer is $40. Hell I once paid $40 for a network server. Do you want a digital media glass of scotch! player? Take your Raspberry Pi, install a free operating system, plug it into the HDMI on Raspberry Pi was designed as a “Singleyour TV and you have a cheap Digital Media Board Computer” all of it is in one neat little player (If your smart and you Google the right package, no fans, no big power supplies, no Do-it-yourself guides you can even set it up to massive video cards, what you see is exactly watch Netfix ). Are you feeling nostalgic and what you get. Pi came onto the scene in late would like some “Old school” fun? Find the 2011 early 2012, developed in Britain by the right instructions online and you can cheaply Raspberry Pi foundation as part of a project to and easily build your own super Nintendo. bring high school students back to the idea of Want a cheap touch tablet? Buy a touchscreen hacking around with computers. and built it yourself! About the size of a credit card and about as powerful as a smart phone from 2011 all this can be yours for the low, low price of $40!

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE A COMPUTER FOR $40? THE CURRENT COST OF ANYTHING TECH HAS ALWAYS BEEN DISTURBING, THE PRICE OF A NEW COMPUTER, BE IT A PHONE, DESKTOP, LAPTOP, MEDIA PLAYER OR GAMING CONSOLE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AS HIGH AS A TV AND THE COUCH YOU SIT ON TO WATCH TV. WHILE THE COST HAS GONE DOWN OVER TIME ONLY RECENTLY HAS A COMPUTER REACHED THE POINT WHERE IT COSTS LESS THAN A DVD. I PRESENT TO YOU THE RASPBERRY PI:

The impact of Pi on the world of education is something that can only be evaluated over time. What can be said for certain is that Raspberry Pi revolutionised the consumer electronics market. Designed to run a free operating system, draw little power and be easily connected to other electronics using standard communications ports Pi was embraced the hacker communities of the world. But more than that, it has brought a DIY feel to the specialised computer world.

None of these ideas are limited to Uber- nerds with too much time and too much spare cash. There is always that slight fear when fiddling around with their electronics, fear of that “OH CRAP, did I just break something ?!?” moment. But for $40 who cares if you screw up? Go on, get out there and see what you make!

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SEVEN QUESTIONS

SEVEN TRAINERS INTRODUCTION BY BEN ANDERSON INTERVIEW BY JAMES BANHAM

WITH WINTER REARING ITS UGLY HEAD, WE FIND ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN WHEN WE THROW ON OUR TRACK PANTS AND REVERT TO THE COUCH. IT’’S AT THIS POINT THOSE UNWANTED WINTER WEIGHT CAN CREEP UP ON US. SO WE SAT DOWN WITH THREE PERSONAL TRAINERS AND GOT THEIR INSIGHT INTO HOW YOU CAN FIGHT THAT WINTER WEIGHT GAIN AND STAY TRIM THIS WINTER SEASON.

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MARK VEITH THERE ARE SO MANY OPTIONS OUT HOW IMPORTANT IS DIET IN THERE FOR PT’S. HOW IS THE BEST FITNESS AND HEALTH? WAY A CLIENT SHOULD SEEK OUT There are numerous ways we as PT’s can help A PERSONAL TRAINER? A good healthy diet is extremely important to and assist clients regardless of age, fitness achieve optimal health. There is no point in The fitness industry is booming right now so level, gender, exercise history, confidence. regularly exercising and then eating poorly. to stand out both personally and professionally Our food choices are extremely important to PT’s can push a person beyond the point where a client think he/she can’t go, they offer will help set you apart from the rest. Whether our overall health and well being. Give our its word of mouth through family or friends encouragement and motivate you to do your bodies the right fuel and it will run smoothly. (we love Referrals) there really are numerous In other words train hard but don’t abuse your best, PT’s tailor individual programs; they ways to seek out a fitness professional near know the right exercises to give to clients body. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables you. People can search the internet in your to help them with their goals whether it be and choose healthy protein sources. local area, word of mouth - where a high weight loss, muscle tone, body sculpting, amount of your client base can originate from, WHAT OPTIONS ARE THERE FOR becoming physically fitter etc. PT’s keep checking out the local personal training studio PEOPLE WHO ARE TOO SELF training interesting by offering a variety of CONSCIOUS OR TOO TIME POOR TO or gym. different exercises, in a fun environment. HIRE AND WORK WITH A PT? TELL US WHAT THE MAIN PROBLEM WHAT’S THE MOST COMMON In our busy lifestyles, we always seem to be MOTTO OR LIFE MANTRA OF A PT? AREAS FOR MEN ARE in a hurry. Whether self consciously, through WHY? I’m sure if you asked most guys who work financial reasons or lack of time there are ways out or see those that do, whether a beginner or for people to exercise and do so without the Unfortunately for a lot of people choices we a seasoned veteran they would love big arms have made in our lifestyles are the reason we conventional way of joining a gym or seeing a are at gyms or searching for an answer to why and chest with nice wash board abdominals. personal trainer. Use your imagination and let we feel and look how we do. “We are all what Unfortunately for a lot of guys looking like the possibilities take you anywhere. It may be we eat” Educating, setting the right standards Arnie is not possible nor will it be feasible walking the dog, playing with the kids, getting for a lot of us. It doesn’t necessarily have to and practising what we preach enable clients together with mates and playing a team sport. involve a muscle or part of the body which to believe in what we do, and why we do it. Having a home gym, riding to work, hiring an may/may not be responding or an area they exercise video or playing on your Wii fit. At WHATS THE KEY THING FOR A PT wish to target. Whether due to injuries, poor the end of the day weight training, cardio and TO ACHIEVE FOR THEIR CLIENTS? food choices, rehab after an operation or to be a good diet will get you results. Not being able fitter and stronger we will all have our own to have access or feeling comfortable doing We are all different and unique to each other. areas we wish to work on and improve. This so shouldn’t prevent you from achieving your To say there is one thing we must follow could range from what we eat, how we train, goals. Any exercise that elevates the heart would be naive. Being able to listen to what we are told/or have heard or simply and challenges you whilst having fun is much your clients needs regardless of age, fitness getting started. better for us than doing nothing at all. level, gender, life experience is of utmost FOR ALL PERSONAL TRAINING importance. And being able to translate there ENQUIRIES MARK CAN BE FOUND needs to the client whether it be mental, lack AT IMPACT PERSONAL TRAINING of confidence or simply being there for them STUDIO, SURREY HILLS VIC OR ON in some cases can out weigh the physical 0412 666 824 benefits. THE MERITS OF HAVING A PERSONAL TRAINER ARE?

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JAMES TYLER THE MERITS OF HAVING A PERSONAL TRAINER ARE? It’s a huge advantage having a professional guiding you to your goals. We are able to assess problems or issues that need to be addressed and can fix them. Also, it allows people to feel more comfortable within a gym environment. WHAT’S THE MOST COMMON MOTTO OR LIFE MANTRA OF A PT? WHY? A lot of PT’s commonly use ‘Success is achieving what you want to achieve.” Personally I live by the term ‘Train hard and eat well. Simple as that’ WHATS THE KEY THING FOR A PT TO ACHIEVE FOR THEIR CLIENTS? Maintain a good/happy relationship so the client feels comfortable being trained by them and looking forward to going to training. Getting your clients results will also keep them very pleased!

THERE ARE SO MANY OPTIONS OUT HOW IMPORTANT IS DIET IN THERE FOR PT’S. HOW IS THE BEST FITNESS AND HEALTH? WAY A CLIENT SHOULD SEEK OUT Absolutely crucial. If your diet is not right A PERSONAL TRAINER? then you will find it very difficult to achieve I would suggest contacting them directly or the best results. I would say results come from even simply asking your gym to set you up 70% diet, 30% training. “Abs come from the with a personal trainer. kitchen, not the gym!” TELL US WHAT THE MAIN PROBLEM WHAT OPTIONS ARE THERE FOR AREAS FOR MEN ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE TOO SELF CONSCIOUS OR TOO TIME POOR TO Beer! A lot of men have a unbalanced diet HIRE AND WORK WITH A PT? and this includes excessive amounts of beer. I would suggest trying to minimize alcohol Make time available for yourself! There is no consumption rather than indulging in it. Start such thing as not having enough time. Little eating clean and try to avoid processed foods tricks at home can be used like getting the kids as much as you can. to help out so you can create time for yourself to be able to train.

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LIAM AYRES THE MERITS OF HAVING A PERSONAL TRAINER ARE? One of the major merits of having a PT is Confidence; Not only in yourself for being on the way to achieving your goals, but confidence you’re doing the workouts with the correct technique, ensuring you get the proper results without causing injury. WHAT’S THE MOST COMMON MOTTO OR LIFE MANTRA OF A PT? WHY? I honestly couldn’t tell you what the most common motto is of a PT, but there are a few mantras we can relate to which in turn we can use on our clients…“The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen” is a good one especially for people just starting out. Since PTs are motivators, when I find myself hearing too many reasons why someone can’t do something I try and remind them why they’re here…“Excuses are for those who don’t want it bad enough”. WHATS THE KEY THING FOR A PT TO ACHIEVE FOR THEIR CLIENTS? Keeping in mind the needs of the client is essential. When people come to us they have certain goals they want to achieve, so we try to make sure we’re helping them reach those goals the safest and healthiest way possible. Many people tend to only stick with a PT for a short time as results sometimes take longer than they’d hoped, but trust us, we’re doing all we can to help you get there and then to create new goals and healthy habits which you’ll want to stick with for life!

THERE ARE SO MANY OPTIONS OUT HOW IMPORTANT IS DIET IN THERE FOR PT’S. HOW IS THE BEST FITNESS AND HEALTH? WAY A CLIENT SHOULD SEEK OUT Diet is equally as important as doing a A PERSONAL TRAINER? workout. You can run as far and lift as heavy Location and time are two important factors as you want, but if you go home via the drivewhen choosing a PT. You’re more likely to go through for a burger and chips, you’re not if you don’t have to travel far, so walk around doing yourself any favors. You’re basically your local area or check out gyms near work taking two steps backwards! Depending on that offer PT services. Have a chat to staff, what results you’re after, chat with your PT giving them an idea of what you’re after in a about some tips for nutrition. Be prepared to PT and don’t be afraid to have a look around change some of your eating habits and stick the gym too. to them because once you start seeing positive results you’ll want to continue the great work TELL US WHAT THE MAIN PROBLEM you’re doing! AREAS FOR MEN ARE WHAT OPTIONS ARE THERE FOR Problem areas for men differ but the most PEOPLE WHO ARE TOO SELF common I see are generally due to unhealthy CONSCIOUS OR TOO TIME POOR TO eating and drinking habits and sedentary HIRE AND WORK WITH A PT? lifestyles. ‘Beer guts’ are a combination of these 2, showing little fitness in their day-toWhen it comes to exercise these days, there day and enjoying a little excess of the stuff are no excuses anymore. If time management that might taste good, but isn’t doing us any is an issue, try going to bed earlier one week favors! Some extra cardio, including interval night, then bite the bullet and get up early for training, is necessary as well as a change in a group class. There are so many options for diet habits. everybody too, including mobile PTs (come to you), large and small group sessions and 24Back pain is a common problem with men I hour fitness centres. also see usually due to long periods of sitting at a desk, a lot of the time with incorrect For those who are more self-conscious, take posture (ie; shoulders hunched, rounded spine, a look at the smaller, boutique style gyms. etc). Building a stronger core as well as proper They’re definitely less intimidating than some stretching and strengthening of the back of the major gym chains and aren’t overrun muscles can assist in reducing back pain. by people. Look for offers of a complimentary trial session and come and see how you go. PTs are here to help you get the results you want, no matter what shape you’re in! FOR ALL PERSONAL TRAINING ENQUIRIES LIAM CAN BE REACHED AT 0401 162 085 W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

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FROM A WOMEN’S PERSPECTIVE IT’S EASY TO LET YOUR MIND LINGER ON THE CRUDE POSSIBILITIES OF A ‘BOY’S NIGHT OUT’. ONE’S IMAGINATION CAN RUN WILD WITH IMAGES OF STRIPPERS, DRUNKEN BEHAVIOUR, OR JUST ROWDINESS IN GENERAL, BUT WHAT ACTUALLY EVENTUATES SEEMS TO BE QUITE DIFFERENT IF YOU SCRATCH THE SURFACE, FOR THE NEW AGE MAN.

This new age man can be categorised by his exterior features, his knowledge of fashion and style and accompanying masculinecome-fabulous dress sense and his pride in use of skin care and hair product. Most of which is atypical of the Australian man, but is becoming more and more the norm with the push for masculine grooming. With his appreciation for style he emits an air of chivalry and boyish playfulness. He is no longer interested in appearing macho and chauvinistic and thus the places he chooses to visit on his nights out are anything but dark and dingy haunts. If you wish to find one of these elusive creatures we have curated a list of the places he may visit on his nightly adventures…

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1806 1806 offers him an extensive variety of cocktails to choose from, ordered by the year they were invented so that he may drink the beverage of the year that most takes his fancy. Perhaps he is a man influenced by the 1920’s and as such chooses from the ‘Noble Experiment’ section. He usually begins in the main bar, where the bar is cut into an old stage and flanked on either side by large draping velvet curtains. Then, he will venture down to the understudy where he can enjoy the degustation menu of cocktails paired with small bites such as the Green Eggs & Ham cocktail paired with mojito jellies. And once a month he may even choose to participate in the Murder Mystery Night where he can dress up and do what he does best; mingle.

GIN PALACE Gin Palace offers another option where the new age man can begin his night with martinis. In fact, it may not even be his ‘night’, or the beginning of his adventure, as this venue flaunts “we never close” hours. With the bars hidden nooks and alcoves the outside world can slip away and he can enjoy his martini in the moment. And as such it’s not surprising that the venue regularly boasts innumerable gatherings where hilarity and immoderate behaviour reign and where completely ridiculous consequences follow.

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SHEBEEN Besides cocktails the new age man does in fact still drink beer, but he doesn’t just get it from any place and defiantly not on tap. He visits the Shebeen Bar where he can enjoy exotic beers from the developing world. While he enjoys his brew he is also contributing something incredible to someone else as all profits go to the third world makers of the beer. For example, an Ethiopian Beer provides agricultural equipment to a rural farmer in Ethiopia.

CHIN CHIN Drinking should never be done on an empty stomach, and the new age man is not interested in binge drinking and ending his night prematurely so he often frequents the popular and uber stylish ChinChin Restaurant & Go-Go Bar. He begins by enjoying the Asianstyle hawker menu and then moves below into the basement known as the Go-Go Bar. The DIY champagne cocktails make for a stylish accompaniment to a beautiful lady and the atmosphere is always turned up high for a good night.

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ELEVEN QUESTIONS FOR ELEVEN BY: CLAIRE STORY

“SUPER NERVOUS BURGER GUY” THE TITLE SHOULD READ, MIKE (AKA ELEVEN) POSTS ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE AFTER OUR INTERVIEW, “HERE’S ME SHAKING AS I’M BEING INTERVIEWED BY THE GIRLS FROM FJORDE,” IN HIS FIRST FACE-TO-FACE INTERVIEW. FUELLED BY CARTOONS, BURGERS AND SUGAR HIGHS, THIS MODEST YOUNG KID HAS BEEN SWEEPING THE STREETS OF MELBOURNE WITH HIS QUIRKY CARTOON-LIKE CHARACTERS AND INTRICATE DESIGNS, AND QUICKLY EARNING A REPUTATION AS ONE OF MELBOURNE’S BEST EMERGING STREET ARTISTS.

E: I grew up in a really conservative suburb and I went to high school in Sandi [Sandringham]. The friends that I made there were all into graphing, and eventually I wanted to do it too. So one day we went out and did it and it was fun, so I thought ‘this is ELEVEN: It’s me. From the outside it might easy, why not keep doing it?’ So that was my look kind of dark or sinister, but I think when mentality, and it was a hobby for a while until you look at it for a bit longer the undertones I thought, ‘holy crap, I really have nothing are just fun. It’s me picking fun at severity, else to do.’ So this mentality kicked in that if and if anything I have a lack of it. I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it right. So every day I would keep drawing and I would C: There’s a lot of fun creativity in your work, just put all my energy into it. And I think yet your style and technique is really precise everything for me since has just been lucky. and there is a lot of attention to detail in your designs. How did you develop your technique C: Where can we see your awesome creations and style, and how is it evolving with time? like the Notorious R.A.B. around town? CLAIRE: Your artwork has been described as cartoon-like, futuristic and surrealist, bordering on grotesque, but always with a hint of humor and irony. How would you describe your artwork in your words?

E: I never studied, I learnt by kind of teaching myself on a whim. If anything I was learning against my friends because they all picked up graffiti, but when they stopped I thought ‘if you can do it I can do it better.’ When I first started it was all very spontaneous. Most of my ideas start out as a joke in my head, and I kind of get sucked into it. I get stuck drawing, and I kind of have that out of body experience where I’m standing there watching myself. I just get lost in the detail. C: Your artwork appears in galleries but your roots are in street art, and you’ve done lots of works on the streets of Melbourne. Can you tell me about the first time you went out and painted on the street? And how did you make the jump from a hobby to a profession?

E: R.A.B. was in Hosier Lane, but it got capped like a day after I did it! I painted the smoker alley at Revolver [Chapel Street, Prahran] with little blue people, like drunk zombies, and that’s up for the next month. Also, I just painted this funny guy at Bar Ampere [Russell Place, CBD]. And in Brunswick East down a back lane is this big pink guy (who’s meant to be a policeman), that made Just Another Agency sign me. And my Facebook page, that has all my artwork up and it’s where I do all my business.

C: What do you think about the legalities involved in street art, for example $1,000 fines, and prison sentences? E: I think Melbourne is one of those weird bipolar cities where the law is really strict, but at the same time they say they love street art and want to embrace it. So it’s really condescending in a sense when something illegal goes up, that looks just as good as something legal, and it still gets buffed over. Then there are all these wanky debates over something so trivial getting buffed over. So it’s like, ‘make up your minds - you’re either going to embrace it and fill the streets with street art, or you decide to not do it.’ C: Melbourne’s famous for its street art, known as the ‘street art capital of the world’, and even the Lonely Planet guide to Melbourne now lists Street Art Tours as the number one tourist attraction. How do you think living in Melbourne has influenced your art? E: I think Melbourne is a really diverse place, it’s multicultural and it’s got everything you need. People come from overseas just to paint in Melbourne, so I think people here don’t need to go overseas to see that stuff, because it’s all here. All the doors are open and all these things are possible now. So I think by growing up here and being able to see what other people can do forces you to gain a new perspective on art.

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C: I met a street artist in Hosier Lane a few years ago who told me about some of the rules of street art and the gangs in Melbourne. Could you tell me a bit about your experience with the street art sub-culture and gangs in Melbourne? E: In my neighborhood where I painted there weren’t many other painters, so I didn’t have to worry about gangs or being toyed [painted over] or anything. But hanging out with all my other friends there was always heaps of drama. It’s all because the ego is just like a balloon, it’s so sensitive and easy to pop, no matter what you do you really have to tread lightly, otherwise you can get rolled over for nothing. A lot of guys have this macho ‘tough guy’ act, and that’s what the whole scene is like. But I’ve always thought ‘why can’t you just do it and have fun?’ And that’s when this

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whole street art vs. graffiti thing comes into play; a lot of people like street art and want to do it, but they always think they have to go through the graffiti avenue. When people ask me, what’s your advice on getting started in graffiti?’ my advice every single time is just ‘don’t do it, it’s not worth the trouble.’ You just don’t need to be a tough guy to do really cool things. It’s all about fun, that’s the main thing. C: You’re a proud Melbourne boy and this is your favorite place to paint, but have you travelled overseas and done any artwork anywhere else? And if not, where would you like to visit? E: No actually, I haven’t left Australia, which is really sad. I’m hoping to do that sometime later this year. I definitely want to go to Asia at the start of next year. I just really want throw

myself somewhere where the culture is not the same. I think when you throw yourself somewhere that’s completely detached from your culture you get perspective and realize you shouldn’t take stuff for granted. As for places I want to go to paint, apparently in the States if you put a sticker up you can go to jail, so maybe I won’t go to the states for street art just yet! Apparently Berlin is like the ‘new’ New York, like what New York was like back in the 80s, when it was all kind of industrial with artists fending for themselves… so I think I’d like to go there too. C: Who are your favorite street artists and who do you look up to? E: Does is definitely up there. Also, I really like a guy from Vienna called Nitrose, he’s really crazy; he’s like this metal guy, who loves to rock n roll and he just paints so well.


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C: You’ve been in a number of group exhibitions, and competed in the Secret Walls competition. What’s it like exhibiting and competing with famous artists that you admire? E: That whole ‘fan boy’ shy-guy kicks in. I’m pretty shy, so when I meet people I admire it’s kind of surreal. Secret Walls was really great, but the worst thing about it for me was you couldn’t just go up there and compete. Because I was going there and competing against people I really looked up to I had to bring more than my A-Game. I didn’t care about losing, I didn’t care about anything; I just cared whether or not what I brought to the table was up to their standard. But I try not to hold people up too high, because it’s kind of unreachable. I had this teacher in art class in high school, who was

an ex-graffiti artist, who said, ‘you shouldn’t put people on pedestals, or else you’re always setting yourself on the back foot. Everyone is on an equal plain, we’re all doing the same thing.’ But I still try to stay in the shadows, and I still feel like the fan boy. I think to keep humble and stay modest is important.

You can check out this talented young dude’s creations in the flesh at Just Another Agency’s next group exhibition One, at Just Another Project Space 153 Greville Street, Prahran, on 4th July.

C: So what’s happening for Eleven this year? Any collaborations, projects, travel? E: I never really plan anything further than three days ahead of me, it’s really bad but ever since I started there was never a big plan. Everything just kind of comes at me from out of nowhere. I’m just trying to stick in it for longevity. Recently I’ve been really pushing hard to make it big, but then I realized everyone’s sprinting, everyone’s trying to win this race really bad. So, I’m just gonna kick back, take it slow, and maybe at the end I’ll be on top, I don’t know…

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IF YOU’RE WONDERING WHAT’S NEXT FOR AUSTRALIAN MUSIC, LOOK NO FURTHER. THIS IS OWL EYES. AT ONLY 22, THE YOUNG SONGSTRESS ALREADY HAS HUGE NUMBER OF ACHIEVEMENTS TO HER NAME. SHE’S ALREADY APPEARED TWICE IN TRIPLE J’S HOTTEST 100, PERFORMED TO SOLD OUT VENUES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND RELEASED A HANDFUL OF EPS. REACHING ANOTHER EXCITING MILESTONE OWL EYES HAS NOW RELEASED HER DEBUT ALBUM ‘NIGHTSWIM’ WHICH IS AS MAJESTIC AND MAGICAL AS IT SOUNDS. STEPPING OUT WITH A MORE SYNTH LADEN AND ELECTRONIC SOUND THAN HER EARLIER WORKS, ‘NIGHTSWIM’ HAS TURNED MORE THAN A FEW HEADS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

Behind Owl Eyes is the sweet and humble Brook Addamo and we caught up with her for a chat about her new album and her upcoming tour. ANNA: I just wanted to say congratulations on the new album ‘Nightswim’, it’s really cool- I like it. How does it feel to finally get that all done? BROOK: Thanks, yeah I feel really relieved. It’s just really exciting and it’s really nice to work on something for such a long time and then to get such a nice reaction. It’s a release of the nerves which is really nice. A: How long had you been working on it for? B: It’s been about 2 years so it’s been a really long time. A: Compared to your earlier EPs, the new album has a more electronic, synthy sound that I really like. What made you go in that direction?

was just getting to know things about myself that I didn’t know about. Also where I was at- falling in love and heartbreaks. I wanted to be a lot more honest with this album. In previous works I tended to kind of disguise things with fantasies. I still love storytelling but I think I really wanted to be a lot more true to myself and let the listener in a bit more than previously. A: Do you have a favourite track on the album- one that means a lot to you? B: I love Salt Water, mainly because it was so easy for me. It came natural. I feel like I achieved what I was trying to with that song. It’s very straight forward. I like the honesty of it. I had a lot of fun with layering the synths. And the end which is like a little interlude part, I really like that synth breakdown. A: Who else was involved with developing the album?

B: The main producer on the album is Styalz Fuego and he’s amazing. Jan Skubiszewski B: I think obviously since I’ve grown as a was also involved in the beginning, we’ve person, my music’s going to grow from that. done a lot of stuff together in the past. Styalz It’s still pop music, it’s just a collection of and I worked on the bulk of it and we got to what I’m inspired by and what I listen to. I know each other over the course of the two really love that kind of sound. I love to try years and I just had a musical connection with and create something synth driven. I got really him and I wanted to hold onto that. I just like inspired by a lot of music while I was writing. to work with people that I admire and who I’m inspired by. We got along, he’s a really great A: What music were you inspired by? pop producer and then at the end of it, after B: I’m always inspired by Fleetwood Mac, working on something for such a long time Kate Bush and artists like that. But over the you get kind of a bit unsure so we brought last few years I’ve been listening to a lot of Cam Shazam in at the end to have some fresh intelligent electronic music and listening to a ears and to give us a fresh perspective and he lot of the Essential Mix on BBC. I’ve been to kind of added a few finishing touches which a few live shows like Mount Kimbie, Justin was nice. Martin, and I’m just really inspired by that A: You first became known as a finalist on kind of music and the way it makes you feel. Australian Idol. What are your thoughts on A: I think the album is very youthful, in a shows like The Voice and The X Factor and good way, it captures the essence oWf being their impact on the music industry and their young really well, was that something you role in giving people a break? wanted to portray? B: I get asked a lot about The Voice actually. B: Yeah, I think that’s because when I was I think it’s more about the person. If you have working on it I was 20- 22 and that kind of the mindset going into these shows that you’re naturally happens as you get to know yourself. going to be famous and that it’s an easy route, I think for a woman as well, the more you you’re going to be really awaken when the get to realise who you are and who you’re show finishes. I think if you have a mindset going to be. When you’re 16 you’re thinking that it’s just a platform and that you have to you’re going to be someone else but you’re work hard afterward it to make a living and not. When you’re 20-22 that’s who you are. if you want to be in the industry for a long I was just writing for a place that I was at. I time and be a professional musician, I think

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you can do well with it. But I think if you just want to be famous, then it’s not the right thing. But yeah I think it’s okay. I don’t really watch them though. A: How do you think you’ve changed from when you came onto the scene through Idol to now? B: I’m only 22 now but I was 17 then so that’s pretty young and I wasn’t really sure of anything and you know, it was an experience. I was a but confused because I got pushed in a lot of directions that I wasn’t too sure of and coming out of the show, I wasn’t discouraged with music, because I loved music I just kind of took the time to decide, well not really decide, but to let whatever came naturally to come naturally and just kind of learn about music a little bit more and be a bit stronger and I think it pushed me to do that faster A: You’ve got the tour coming up as well in May, what can we expect from the tour, are you excited about that coming up? B: I am excited, I think its going to be a lot different and a lot more fun. There’s three synths on stage so that’ll be exciting for me, no guitars. It will be high energy and you know, I’ve tried to think about the night and picked the supports accordingly. I love Collarbones, I think they’re really fun. I think they’ll get the night really vibing, and Mammals are first, electronic but still a bit atmospheric. I think it’s going to be exciting, well it’ll be exciting for me because its refreshing playing new songs and to gage what songs are really resonating, so I think its going to be exciting for me, if not anyone else. A: What are your plans for after the tour? B: I’m going to head overseas either by the end of the year or the start of next year and I definitely want to get started on another project, I don’t know if I want to get started on another album because it takes a long time for me as I’m a bit of a perfectionist, maybe just something like a little project. I just want to be creative again.

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In the grand arena of Flinders Lane eateries, it’s hard to compete. Thus when the Meatball & Wine Bar opened they had their work cut out for them. But with a simple formula they quickly established themselves as a serious contender. So what is this simple formula that has allowed them to achieve such success so quickly. The world is ‘simple’, simple wholesome food is the only way to describe the approach Meatball & Wine Bar has taken with great success. With a warm and inviting atmosphere the staff make you feel at relaxed and at ease like you’re dining at a friends rather than a restaurant.

can prove a little difficult a little assistance from the helpful and friendly staff is all that is needed. To begin there is an impressive array of cured meats and cheese, these will undoubtedly wet your appetite for the main course.

agian – homemade ice cream sandwiched between two delectable cookies. There is no more that needs to be said about the Whoopie Mac, only to try it for your self.

So If you find yourself on Flinders Lane and fancy a bite to eat head over to the Meatball & Wine Bar. But get in early as they don’t Offering a selection of meatballs, each a star take reservations, otherwise you might find in its own right. Made from the highest quality yourself like a ball in the wind and rolling on meats, perfectly balanced with its sauce. The through. simple nature of each meal is its greatest ally, as it gives the diner the pleasure of being surprised and delighted by its flavours. Staying true to its premise, the main is kept simple and straight forward, choose your ball, choose your sauce and if you want a little more, have the ‘Balls & All’, that little something extra to enhance your meal.

The menu is broken up in three sections, the Veloce, the Ballers and the inevitable cheery on top, the dessert. While navigating the menu Dessert is no different the Meatball & Wine Bar offeres its signature dessert The Whoopie Mac and like the meatballs keeps it simple

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DID YOU SEE IT he is a man falling in love with his feminine self or a woman falling in love with her masculine self. Technically this was quite a challenge. First step was to recruit my team – Dylan of course as the model. Initially I was going to do the makeup myself but upon realizing how much was involved from a photographic standpoint I decided to enlist Lisa Hutton for hair and makeup as she had worked with Dylan before with fantastic results. I then also brought on Kristina Shapova of StylEpic. For the clothing, I wanted the female Dylan to be very feminine and the male Dylan to be very masculine. I managed to get some gorgeous pieces from Matcho Suba Cleal whom I had shot with in the past and a selection of garments from various designers care of Gusto & Elan in Fitzroy. Kristina was able to help get the male garments from T M Lewin. Next step was to choose a venue – I wanted a romantic venue with an old world feel to it. I eventually settled on The Moser Room who were fantastic in helping us out.

WHY WE USE DYLAN AS THE ANDROGYNOUS MODEL FEATURES JON LEE, DYLAN PECK, KRISTINA SHAPOVA; (MIA LISA)

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Next, the shoot itself. I realized quite early on that if the two characters were going to interact and actually touch, that there would have to be exact duplications of lighting, angles and poses. This was achieved by initially making Dylan up as his male self and shooting each scene. With each scene we marked out the exact locations of the lights and tripod and even measured the exact height of the lights so these could be reduplicated when we shot Dylan as a female. In order to ensure his poses were accurate position wise and blending smoothly when touching his alter ego, both Kristina and myself acted as body doubles for the various scenes. This enabled a much smoother transition for post production later. Dylan was then made up in his female role and the scenes were all re-shot, with us trying to duplicate the exact same positions of lights and camera angles.

BY JON LEE has certainly been done before as well, rarely So if you haven’t managed to figure out the however has one model played both male secret to our editorial, its time to spill the and female roles interacting directly with one beans. another in an editorial. There is only one model playing both roles The legend of Narcissus seemed the perfect and he is male. platform to explore this in that it tells the I would like to introduce to you one of story of a man who falls in love with himself. Melbourne’s emerging modelling talents – For this editorial we wanted to play on the Dylan Peck. I was first introduced to Dylan classic couple editorial of a man and woman a couple of months ago and immediately falling in love with each other but the twist is I knew I wanted to try a shoot with him. that they are both the same person. So just as Finally the images were blended together in While androgynous models have been shot most individual’s have both male and female before and the theme of even having the one characteristics, so too does our main character, post production and the result is what you see model playing both male and female roles who falls in love with himself, unsure whether here. Hope you enjoyed it!

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FJORDE Magazine Issue 15  

FOR THE BOYS

FJORDE Magazine Issue 15  

FOR THE BOYS