the fabric is a bit different from my taste. however! I am i am in great appreciation of the details like; the the sleeve length and complementing shirt cuff. The well pressed pants and pinky ring are all romantic hallmarks of a time when people got “dressed” when leaving the house. it’s very nice to see. very handsome.
hahahahahaha bless. second what someone said up there about capturing the australianness of this shot – spot on. also second what somebody else said about dont waste all your time on chapel – go north baby! these pictures make me feel a wee bit patriotic… keep em coming!!!!!
Your a marvel Scott. They drop you off on Chapel Street with it’s solarium princesses and label-tarts and you return triumphant with a striking pic of this gorgeous old codger! I also thought you would enjoy Fitzroy or the CBD laneways.. Im just proud as punch to have you in town! If I spot you at RAFW in Sydney it will make my week ! xo
While you’re in Sydney I suggest you go and see Hannah Mcnicol, who has a shop with her own label in Paddington, (76 Paddington st, Paddington, right next to fashionable William st, called ‘hannah mcnicol’). The woman herself is magnificent and i’d love to see her on your blog. She is truly stylish.
The level of pattern matching is unbelievable. All the way from the lapel to pockets and sleeve head. I am not able to look closely at the pocket hinge roll detail, if he did match this, then what more can i say? I think the tailor chose this design to show his level of competency in the art of tailoring. Excellent eye for catching this Mr.Schuman—MB
I lived just around the corner from Emmanuel Dakis’ shop for 9 years and always thought the old world charm of his suits should make a comeback. My dad’s name is also Emmanuel so it always reminded me of him as well.
Michael – it’s autumn in Melbourne. Don’t be fooled by the bright blue sky – over the weekend we had unseasonably freeezing weather. It was 14 degrees (well, 58 fahrenheit) on the day this gentleman was photographed!
Aww, come on guys, most Melbournians know the South Yarra end of chapel is a joke but Windsor is a pretty cool part of town with many sartorialist worthy participants residing there. That’s my humble opinion anyway :)
Welcome to Victoria hope you enjoy your time here.If you have the time visit Sassafras and Olinda in the Dandenongs, it is a beautiful place. You will love Cloudehill Garden it is superb. Good to see you have found Chapel street, it’s full of young people. Enjoy, Enjoy. Kind Regards
About two years ago you posted here about a book you loved that was full of old Australian police photos, it all looked a bit Weegee… remember that? (City of Shadows: Sydney Police Photographs 1912-1948 by Peter Doyle) Well, the little museum that printed that book is very near Circular Quay where Australian Fashion Week is happening. They have an exhibition on at the moment called "Femme Fatales", which features old police photos of female criminals ("Wicked women, seductive sinners, vicious vixens!" the blurb says). If you get tired of the fashionistas and catwalks and feel like a fix of old photos, the Justice & Police Museum (link below) is only a 5 minute walk away…
My whole family was thrilled to see Emanuel Dakis on your site. He first came to our attention when my father tore the leg of his finest suit on a sharp fixture at the office.
He was aghast, but rather than dump the now unwearable suit, my mother decided to look for another solution and discovered Emanuel â€“ an expert in â€˜invisible mendingâ€™.
After Emanuel waved his wand over the trousers, the ignominious tear, once a pain to the eye, had vanished, and dadâ€™s fine wool suit was ‘as new’ once again. Emanuelâ€™s skill undoubtedly second to none.