by MATT JENSEN
MJ Bale Creative Director,
Man Who Gets Practicality.
Since selling his preeminent menswear label, Herringbone, Matt Jensen has set off to make Australian men dress like the boss-without paying like one. With MJ Bale, he's conquering new sartorial heights: punchy, slim cut suits, next-level shirting and accessories that reject the status quo. It's no wonder that, when the Australian cricket team needed sharp suiting, they made a beeline for Jensen: success is his oldest friend.
Australian director Wayne Blair’s debut The Sapphires premiered on Cannes’ prestigious Saturday night, to a standing ovation. Not content to fall back on, y’know, immense artistic talent, Wayne called on The Mens Shop to craft his weekend style. Red carpet-worthy, if we say so ourselves.
Blair looked sharp by the French Riviera—and he knew it: “The Mens Shop kept me looking smart in Cannes—a big thanks to the team for the great Van Heusen and Pierre Cardin wardrobe they provided.”
The pleasure was ours, Wayne.
Sophisticated style—and perfect hair—didn’t begin with Clooney. Seriously. Cary Grant was his generation’s definitive leading man, and with good reason. Give your barber these instructions and take his class into 2012.
(Or be standing next to her.)
The ‘90s three-button is dead. Two-button suits elongate the torso, letting you to show off more shirt and tie. And, hopefully, your work in the gym.
by ROB MAGNESS
Chino master and Ralph Lauren alum..
Rob Magness is grown&sewn. Texas-born, but always New York bound; he launched his label after directing men’s design at Ralph Lauren. Magness’ rugged designs embody his all-American cool: and they’re all-American-crafted.
His attention to detail isn’t without its costs - G&S’ organic, local ethos means their product takes many times longer to manufacture. But the results speak for themselves. The Brooklyn-washed chinos are distinct-charismatic. Like their maker, they’re a little sharper and a little gutsier than the average.