Nick’s Fashion Quarterly: Autumn 2015

Today’s post is written by Nick. 🙂 It is really new for me to have someone guest post on my blog like this – apart from interviews, no one else has had a chance to feature on my blog, so it’s pretty special.

I am not too sure how I came up with the name, but we decided that it was perfect. We would have found it difficult to make this a monthly thing, so we went along with a seasonal-based, quarterly segment. It’s nice to have something different from the usual girly things on my blog, especially since I love fashion – so I hope you like it.


First of all, I just want to thank Georgie for supporting me and helping me to find my sense of fashion, and also for inviting me to do a quarterly fashion post.

Oriental Garden overlooking water
Oriental Garden overlooking water

I must admit, I was a bit nervous but excited when Georgie first asked me to write a fashion post. Obviously the first question I had was, “What do I wear?”. I have a lot of clothes which would have been perfect for this post, but I settled on an outfit which I mostly constructed while I was travelling abroad in the US late last year. The shoot we conducted in the Hunter Valley Gardens on a recent trip to the Hunter Valley over the Easter long weekend. It was a great location, lovely gardens, and we luckily just missed the rain.

A seat overlooking a garden display
A seat overlooking a garden display

Both the jeans and shirt are from Levi’s, in fact I bought them both at the same time in Soho, a neighbourhood in New York City. When it comes to denim jeans, I am particularly fond of colours which are dark, and these jeans are no exception. I had a similar pair I purchased the last time I was in New York actually from the Levi store in Woodbury Common Premium Outlets about an hours drive outside of NYC. If you want to get some serious bargain shopping done, I highly recommend a visit. I gave those pair of jeans a good workout and they still have a lot of life in them, but I wanted to get a similar pair. I was looking through the store and this particular pair of jeans stood out (I’ve always found it weird how we use the word “pair” for pants, I know there are two legs, but it’s still just one piece of clothing, anyhow). They’re dark, deep blue colour really stood out to me and they also fit great too; I only buy skinny jeans. These are definitely my favourite pair of pants right now.

Full shot on the deck
Full shot on the deck
Laying on a bench overlooking a garden display
Laying on a bench overlooking a garden display

I found the shirt in the same Levi store, it pretty much instantly beckoned me to try it on. I tried it on with the jeans and it looked great, I loved the combination. It’s a little bit tight around the elbows, but makes for a nice look. I have a thing for collared shirts, particularly ones with nice colours and interesting patterns, and this particular shirt fits the bill. I pretty much purchased both items to be worn together, which is why they ultimately made their way into my first post, I just love it so much!

Head shot
Head shot
Back of shirt
Back of shirt

The blue jacket I also purchased on the same trip to the US, this time however from Armani Exchange. I got a great deal on the jacket and a grey jumper from the store in Santa Monica. Just a quick aside, I love buying clothes in the US. I live in Australia and the clothes in the US are always so cheap, I can easily get 50% off the Australian prices and there is so much more variety too. I always leave plenty of room in my suitcase for some serious shopping! Going back to the jacket, its lightweight, quite thin, but a really nice material. Perfect for Autumn!

Adjusting jacket
Adjusting jacket
Sitting with jacket zipped up
Sitting with jacket zipped up
Back of jacket
Back of jacket

The last part of this outfit, and certainly my favourite, is the shoes. I was looking for new, smart blue shoes for a while. I described to Georgie what I was looking for in detail, then one weekend I was away on a work trip and there was a sale at Myer. She sent me through some photos of smart, blue shoes including this particular pair describing that it matched what I wanted and looked great. She went ahead and purchased it for me, the brand is Trent Nathan which is exclusive to Myer. When I tried them on later, they fit perfectly and looked great. These were the shoes I’d been looking for. Nowadays, I pretty much wear them whenever I am wearing blue, I just love them so much, and this outfit is no exception. They just go so well with the other elements, and really pronounce the smartness of the outfit, which I like.

Tying shoe laces
Tying shoe laces

Well, there you have it. This was my first Fashion Quarterly post. I hope everyone finds it enjoyable and helpful, and I certainly hope Georgie isn’t too embarrassed by my writing. If you have any questions about the outfit as a whole or the location for the shoot, ask a question in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them. Until then, I’ll see you in winter for my next Nick’s Fashion Quarterly post, I already have something in mind, and I’m quite excited about wearing it!

Walking shot
Walking shot
Front mid shot
Front mid shot

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This post is wonderful and it’s cool to see a fashion post from a guys perspective. 😄 The photo shoot is also really lovely and the background is perfect!

A great post by Nicholas.

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets sound so cool. Levi’s in India is quite costly brand, and though I love their jeans, sometimes they go out of my budget!

Looking forward to your next Fashion Quarterly!

I just realised (as I am currently writing my Fashion Friday post) that we say “these jeans” as well as “this pair of jeans”…

Thank you for contributing to my blog bb ♥️ I’m glad you like the shoes!

I thought this was hilariously adorable (in the cutest sense). It’s fascinating to read about fashion from a guy’s perspective who isn’t gay, or hasn’t devoted his entire life to the fashion industry as a whole, if only because the writing is… ugh, I just lost the word. :l

Anyways, plaid for the win!

Nick’s (er… your?) eyes look a lot like Sean Berdy’s, only they’re not blue, and not exact… hence “like”.

Well, this is certainly different! Reading a fashion post from a “regular Joe” 🙂 I liked it, and I really like your fashion sense, NIck! I also am loving that shirt. That’s the type of shirt I’d wear over a t-shirt. Be careful 😄 If I’m ever near you, that shirt may disappear mysteriously 😆

I look forward to seeing another post from you again, Nick!