A few months ago I had the pleasure of meeting of very dapper Sam Wines, we got to talking about what we do, and decided that it would be fun to work together.  The following post is the beautiful outcome (in my opinion) of our collaboration.

Carl Navè × Man of Style

MARCH 23, 2016

After two months in the making, I am excited to be able to finally share the imagery from my collaboration with bespoke tailor - Carl Navè. After meeting Carl at an event for Spring Racing last year, we both agreed that collaborating was a must. Within a few weeks, Carl invited me to his studio where we caught up over an espresso and began to plan my individually tailored suit. After flicking through countless fabric samples, we settled upon a grey glenplaid cloth with a fine blue detailing from Lanificio Cerruti dal 1881. I opted for a single breasted jacket with peaked lapels, a ticket pocket and functioning buttons on the cuff. I opted for a fully lined suit with paisley detailing and my initials woven into the inner left breast. Naturally, with the suit pants I went for a cuff with a single break to show a bit of ankle or sock depending on the time of year. Finally, the shirting. I went for a classic oxford with a cutaway collar in blue, as well as a collar pin oxford in white and both finished off with french cuffs - just the way I like it. 

After 4 weeks I came back in for a round of fittings, and Carl and I began to plan our shoot. In addition to our collaboration, we then decided to team up with a range of boutique businesses from Melbourne's own  City Precinct. These small, independent retailers that are featured below are scattered throughout the heart of Melbourne. Some are found down alleyways, others hidden in basements. All of which have a unique story to tell. So, if you have seen anything you like, it's definitely worth checking out the City Precinct website for more information on some of these local brands and any of their upcoming events! 

Carl Navè - Look 1

Carl Navé - Look 2 

Carl Navè -  Look 3 

All imagery from the three looks above is shot by Grace Petrou with her Cannon 5D MkIII whilst all imagery from Carl's studio is shot by Jake O'Donnell and his Nikon D7200. 

I hope you enjoyed this collaboration just as much as I did! 

- Sam