Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jim Thompson, Designer of Three Over One, Sydney

Describe the Three Over One brand?
Three Over One is influenced by a British working man?s wardrobe from the 1930?s and 40?s and vintage American sportswear. The collection has a rugged and relaxed elegance with an appreciation of the attitudes, style, quality and workmanship of the past.


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  1. Simone

    May 27, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    There’s that gingery man again…falling further in love after reading background…sigh

  2. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    and you shot him in front of the best skin&hair care australia has produced: Aesop. great product and great store design. ilse crawford designed/styled the london store:

    and the brown bottle store in adelaide:

    sorry, couldnt go past letting the rest of the world know how great the product is!

  3. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Id love to know what kind of equipment you use- i mean you surely cannot run around with a big stativ all the time?
    And do you actually work on the finished photo (e.g. photoshop)?

  4. Carissa

    May 27, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    i prefer pleated denim on a man to a woman, i like him


    May 27, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    That’s weird, i don’t find him that british style, but yes something like australian, dont know…

  6. heathen

    May 27, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    I love the Three Over One aesthetic! So awesome you got some time with him.

  7. Sydneysider

    May 27, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Perfect description of what inspires Sydney design

  8. StyleSpy

    May 27, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Dreamy AND into fashion? Oh, please tell me he’s straight, oh please oh please oh pleaseohpleaseohpleeeeeeeease!

  9. diane

    May 27, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    I really like this guy. He’s very straight forward, and his style reflects that.

  10. chicmuse

    May 28, 2009 at 12:54 am

    adam kimmel and band of outsiders just rock this season. loved the collections.


  11. Welcome

    May 28, 2009 at 1:08 am

    His description of Sydney style is dead-on.
    Though you may want to change the word “Thong” to “Thongs”, because in case you weren’t aware, he’s referring to what Americans call ‘Flip-Flops’.

  12. The Swexican

    May 28, 2009 at 4:13 am

    *love at first pleat*

    please god, let him be single and straight. i’ll be your riveting rosie.

  13. JamieDOTBall

    May 28, 2009 at 5:33 am

    inspiring and wonderful. love

  14. joshylola

    May 28, 2009 at 6:10 am

    Nice blue chemise

  15. Gladys

    May 28, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Way to gooooO!!!

  16. stephanie-sarah

    May 28, 2009 at 9:00 am

    wow he’s absolutely spot on about sydney style, it is generally VERY ELECTRO… a bit too much actually.

  17. Ashley

    May 28, 2009 at 9:01 am

    I like the wide leg jean rolled up the way he has. It looks like something that could have been worn in the ’40s or ’50s.

  18. pete v

    May 28, 2009 at 9:18 am

    genuine style. the pleats would be a bit dowdy on me, though.

  19. Cynthia Maniglia

    May 28, 2009 at 9:26 am

    How about what does the name “Three Over One” mean? (Three colors over one color? 3/1? That’s a printing reference – I know because I’m in advertising. But it could be something else.)

  20. Bahrain Fashion

    May 28, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Very refined yet comfy.


  21. Mr Brown

    May 28, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Trickers Ahoy!

    See also Albam (London) and Old Town (Norfolk).

  22. Anonymous

    May 28, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    I think it’s great that you’ve been able to find such diverse styles and expressions down under! In my experience as a Swede living in Sydney the “relaxed look” as Jim is describing tended to take over and become a bit boring. Especially for a Swede as I hope you have experienced up here in the North! :) Next time be brave and step outside the box, welcome to my hometown of Gothenburg! I promise you won’t be dissapointed!

  23. Rally

    May 28, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    wow, another person who dress like me…higher waisted pants, w/pleats…comfort! yeah!

  24. Anonymous

    May 28, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    humphrey bogart always wore those high-waisted pants with his shirt sleeves rolled up. and i have always found it sexy but you have to have a particular body type for it. i don’t think it works on very slim men. a broader chest looks best. i would love to see this same vintage workwear inspiration in a women’s line. think rosie the riveter. -k8b8

  25. Skateboard B

    May 28, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    he looks like the kind of man that can punch through solid steel but be gentle enough to cradle a newborn child….there is only one other man that fits this description and i am sure Mr. Thompson knows who he is…Legends!

  26. pixie

    May 29, 2009 at 6:37 am

    This look is one my BF loves. I don’t like these pants on women but on some men they look good. I love nostalgia and 40′s and relaxed style. He’s got a great look.

    More classic so right up my alley.


  27. Anonymous

    May 29, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Can a brother get a URL? ‘Cause I can’t find it and I want dem pance.

  28. Anonymous

    May 29, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    does anyone know where three over one is stocked in sydney?

  29. Kent Johnson

    May 30, 2009 at 2:08 am

    I am going to go and find his shop. I love his sense of style.

  30. Anonymous

    May 30, 2009 at 2:33 am

    Interesting comment on australian style – it’s not really like that everywhere – melbourne now is much more european and subtle than that, the style he said is what was in here a while ago

  31. Tess

    May 31, 2009 at 1:57 am

    Yay! Go Aussie!! Aww I’m feeling a little proud.

  32. Kenyatte

    May 31, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    I love the blue on blue and I enjoy seeing denim the way it was intended…durable and casual.

    Make it an Outstanding Day!

    - Kenyatte

  33. thea

    May 31, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Good old fashioned gingery sexy MAN man. I like it… simple. to the point. looks like a dad somehow. Oh how we read into things…


  34. Wade Nichols

    June 8, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Jim Thompson, the "Thai silk king" is alive and well, and living in Australia???

    He looks amazingly young for someone who's 103 years old!

  35. Anonymous

    July 6, 2009 at 1:14 am

    He's hot. He looks MANLY.

  36. jdit

    August 21, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Sydney? Style?

  37. grace

    April 19, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Nice shot! are you a digital photographer? you got a good angle dude.Nice!

  38. Aaron

    April 27, 2010 at 1:42 am

    hi, i really like the style. where is the shop in sydney? i'd like to go have a look when i get a chance. is it very expensive? a.

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