Two good friends of mine, Dayne Hudson (you may have seen him on television, or heard him on 2GB radio) and Ven Gia (a gentleman at the forefront of mens and womens style - a key talent in menswear/womens fashion and one to watch) have created this brilliant charity for a great cause.
If I could be so bold as to pull an excerpt from the about section of their website:
"100 Days of Style was created as an initiative to try and make younger people aware of prostate cancer and how it affects their lives and those of their friends and family members, as well as a way to learn a little bit more about men’s style as well.
Prostate cancer affects more men than any other cancer. Each and every day, 32 fathers, brothers or sons in Australia will learn that they have prostate cancer and every 3 hours it will take one of their lives. The good news is that prostate cancer is treatable if detected early and the process usually requires only a blood test. To learn more about prostate cancer, click here.
100 Days of Style is all about getting as many young blokes involved with the cause as possible. We really believe with your help we can save lives through increased awareness and early detection and by raising funds to try and fight this insidious disease. Head on over to the Join the Fight page to learn more about how you can help in the fight against prostate cancer.”
Please get involved, like them on facebook. You will see Patrick Johnson chipping in, as well as a number of very stylish Sydney gentlemen. Expect daily updates; a fresh insight on menswear in Sydney, and all for a brilliant cause!
The Infinitely dapper V.C.G donning a six-button navy double breasted in two very different ways.
While Ven comments on the ‘accidental’ un-buckled double monks - you can be sure style cue’s like this are no accident. (think, here, a very formal grey Prince of Wales check with a blue Windowpane overcheck - paired with tassel loafers sans socks!)
A play on the formality of double breasted with the un-buckled dub-Monks is a dapper F*ck You to the fashion world.
I liken distressed denim to a leathers aged patina. You’re wearing a piece of personal history; a visual smorgasbord of personal habits.
Ven doesn’t wash his denim - ever - and I have to agree with him on this one. A raw japanese denim will bleed over time (be careful sitting on white sofas, and expect discolouration of your brand new suede drivers!) with creases becoming more visible in areas of most distress (behind the knees, for example). And like I said, the pleasure is in creating your own unique pair.
Throw a three patch cardigan over an oversized white/grey v-neck tee and you’ve got the perfect summer get up.
And remember, Prostate cancer kills a hell of a lot of people. 3300 a year in Australia alone. It’s a national tragedy but you can help the fight against prostate cancer. Give generously to the PFCA and read up on prostate cancer here.