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Exclusive Online Portraits of Men of Style 2016

Categories Fashion

See the web-only shots from our prestigious Men Of Style 2016 feature and check the full list of men in our current Spring issue.

TJ Power, Actor

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Currently appearing as part of the wonderful ensemble cast of Ten’s enduringly popular drama OffSpring, actor TJ Power may be better known to some as the lad who played Javier Bardem’s son in 2010’s Eat Pray Love. The lanky talent from Sydney has based himself in Los Angeles the past two years as he seeks to expand his repertoire of work and where he says he “lives in thongs”. “I also probably wear Bonds singlets too much, at inappropriate times.” But Power says he enjoys chances to dress up and “let people have their way with me”. “I don’t think about fashion every day in my personal life so when I get the chance to do something different, I don’t mind at all,” he says. “I wore a felt jacket and a bow tie to an event the other night and I was like, yes, put that felt on me!”

TJ wears Ben Sherman knit, $119.95.

 

Jeremy Fernandez, ABC TV Newsreader

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We’ve long admired the appearance of polished ABC newsreader Jeremy Fernandez, who always looks just perfect in suit and tie whether delivering merriment or mayhem in the bulletin.  But we thought we’d take him out of the ‘bag of fruit’ for once, which he seemed totally agreeable about. “Colour and texture are my guiding principles when it comes to fashion,” he says. That much is obvious from his impressive collection of on-air ties, most of which he bought on work trips overseas. He’s also a fan of hand-made pieces. “I don’t have a big wardrobe at all, but it is full of things I love and that makes it fairly easy to approach it and ask, ‘what do I feel like wearing today?’”

Jeremy wears Burberry Zip Front jacket, $950.

 

David Campbell, Today Extra Host

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It’s always a joy to turn on the television of a morning to see David Campbell looking all-put-together-just-so, his suit-tie-pocket square game always on the money. But the father of three young children says “simplicity” is his guiding principle these days. “There wAas a loudness to what I wore when I was on stage,” he recalls. “These days, I want to dress like an Apple executive in one of its videos – plain greys, whites, blacks, no branding. But my wife [Lisa] doesn’t want me to look too much like a dad. She’s like, ‘Don’t buy cargo shorts!’”

David wears Ben Sherman Polo, $74.95.

 

Roger Shamoun, Zimma Tailors

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His sharp-dressing grandfather was one of the inspirations behind the career choice of self-taught Palings Lane tailor Roger Shamoun a.k.a Zimma Tailors in Sydney. “Personal style is an evolution of things that influenced you when you were young,” says Shamoun. “Going through photos of my grandfather was always something I liked to do.” Shamoun wears his own bespoke creations, saying he regularly wears 10-12 suits and changes their look through his accessories such as ties and shoes. How does he help the men who come to his tailor shop discover their own style? “Some guys come to me with an Instagram or a Pinterest picture and say, ‘I want to look like this.’ I say, ‘That’s Ryan Gosling, I can’t make you look like that.’  My rule is that I don’t tell anyone what to wear. What I do tell them is that by the end of our initial chat and after I measure them, I guarantee 100 per cent that they will be able to tell me what they want.”
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Roger wears his own suit from Zimma Tailors.

 

Drew Hoare, Brand and Marketing Manager, Bailey Nelson

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Formerly in the employ of suiting outfit MJ Bale, Mr Hoare has more recently been positioning growing Sydney-based optical specialist Bailey Nelson in the market. Always dapper, he credits his interior designer mother with an interest in fashion. “I also met [Sydney tailor] Patrick Johnson many years ago and that had a powerful effect on me in terms of demonstrating that Australian men could dress as well as anyone in the world, but more importantly to not take it all too seriously,” says Hoare. “What works for me depends on who you ask, but I’ve definitely learnt to buy less but buy better, over time.”

Drew wears PS by Paul Smith shirt $225, Paul Smith scarf $245,  and pants, $680, and belt, $190.
Gucci  G-Timeless Quartz in Gold PVD Watch, $1280.

 

Sam Wines, Menswear Blogger

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We should point out that the bio on his Instagram account (@samwines_; 44K followers) also lists him as “science nerd” but he makes this year’s list for more obvious and some may say prosaic reasons – his interest in men’s fashion, fantastic hair and a killer jawline. “My personal style is inspired by style trends from the past, like the original prep dressing,” says Wines. “And old-school English and Italian suiting but with a contemporary twist – a more tailored, refined cut.” Of the growing band of Australian menswear bloggers of which he is a prominent member, Wines enjoys being part of “a community”. “I know all of them quite well and they’re all great guys, enthusiastic and passionate about fashion. It also spans a wide age range. You’ve got guys in their mid-40s and others who haven’t cracked 18 yet, all equally passionate about their personal style.”

Sam wears Ben Sherman jacket, $399, shirt, $149.95, and pant, $199.95.

Photography Duncan Killick

Styling Kim Payne

Grooming Bradwyn Jones

Stockists:

Ben Sherman

Burberry

Paul Smith

Gucci

Zimma Tailors