Monday, 6 October 2014

Announcement: Ink & Leathers has moved

After six years of self hosted blogging through Blogger, I have finally purchased a domain name for my blog, and as a result I've moved to Wordpress and to a brand new URL.

You can now reach me at:

I am still in the process of getting the new site set up, but I will be blogging there from this point forward, and I would love for you to join me there. 

I will keep this Blogger account open for the time being, but I am hoping that those of you who still read this blog, or happen to stumble upon it, will join me in the next exciting incarnation of Ink & Leathers. I am so thankful to each and every person who stops by, and I am determined to continue to bring you new content from my new location.

Thank you for reading, and I hope to see you at

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Daily Outfit: Mid-week Casual

We're currently in between two public holidays here in Canberra, and as a result my outfits have taken a turn for the casual. It is one thing to dress to the nines during a regular working week, but when half the office is empty with people having taken leave to make the most of this rare occurrence, and the weather outside is just so goddamned lovely, it is really difficult to be overly bothered with dressing 'appropriately' for work.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Daily Outfit: Bamboozeled

A few weeks back I (rather aggressively) entered a competition on Instagram for a new Australian company, Bambooz, to win a $150 store credit for their online store.

I really liked the style of the glasses, and the colours, but I wasn't sure how how they would look on me, or feel for that matter, and so I thought that the competition would be the perfect opportunity to experiment with a new style of glasses, without having to fork out for something that may very well not suit me. So, I entered the competition the maximum number of times allowed (five, fyi), and stalked the wesite, trying to decide which style I would purchase with my credit if I won.

And then, of course, I did win, and I chose something completely different.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Hustle & Scout: Style Scouted

Yesterday was the first birthday of the Hustle & Scout Markets here in Canberra, and I headed out to the gorgeous new location at Hangar 47 at Fairbairn to spend the afternoon Style Scouting the other attendees for the Hustle & Scout Facebook page.

I had a really great time at the markets, and I have to extend a huge congratulations to Tegan and her team for an amazing job well done. The space looked fantastic, the talent on display was phenomenal, and I truly cannot wait for the next market to come around.

Below is a selection of my favourite looks from the day, with very brief reasons as to why their looks caught my eye.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Daily Outfit: Fairbairn

This afternoon I headed out to Fairbairn to the Hustle & Scout markets, to check out the stalls from local designers and purveyors of Delicious foods.

I was also there to act as a Style Scout for the crowd, and I spent the majority of the afternoon stalking around looking for well dressed guys and gals to snap a picture of for the Hustle & Scout Facebook page. I'll have a blog post featuring my favourite menswear looks up at some stage tomorrow, and all of my Style Scouting images should be available on the Facebook page by tomorrow afternoon.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Daily Outfit: Hand-me-downs

A little over two weeks ago a friend of mine contacted me and said that he'd been cleaning out his wardrobe, and that he had a few things that I might be interested in. I of course said that I would be, and we arranged to  meet up for a drink the following week so that I could collect the clothes.

I was not expecting to receive close to my own body weight in clothes to sort through, but I've never been one to turn down an opportunity to expand my wardrobe, and so I took the bulging bag home and proceeded to sort through the clothes, hunting for pieces to expand my wardrobe.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Daily Outfit: Style Scouting for Hustle & Scout

Today I met up with Jiawa from Closet Voyage, and she kindly too my photo for the Hustle & Scout Twilight Fashion Markets Facebook page, to announce that I will be there on Saturday doing Style Scouting!

I'm really thrilled to be able to take part in the event, and to see who will be there and wearing what. The past two Hustle and Scout events that I have been to have been absolutely phenomenal, and I am really looking forward to this new Spring session in a beautiful new home at Hangar 47 in Fairbairn.

I'm really excited to check out the new location this Saturday, especially with the promise of 2,000 free car parks, ATMs,  and a magnificent view of the runway and lots of aircraft activity.