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By September 3, 2017 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

Fearlessness is a quality oft sought-after but very infrequently is it possessed by an individual. We are now in a time where some of us live our lives dictated by fear. I for one, have never been one to worry about things outside of my control, or of other people’s opinions.

This crosses over into the fashion world as well. Being a person who possesses what some might call a “weird,” “quirky” or “androgynous” sense of style, you get used to being stared at. I’ve been stared at, shouted at, and had the worst putdowns you can imagine yelled at me. Does it phase me? Briefly yes, but you just have to move on and know that you’re fucking fabulous, even if the rest of the population haven’t quite caught up yet.

People fear what they can’t define. Transgression, liminality, androgyny. All of these concepts people fear, because it’s not what they’re used to. They’re used to people in a stained hoodie and thongs. They aren’t used to corset belts, chokers, fishnets, high fashion. Especially not on a mildly pudgy 6’2 man with highlight.

So I encourage you, be fearless. Whether you’re nervous about travel, what you’re wearing, or even just an exam. Be fearless and slay that fucker.

This look was shot by Ali Gordon, make sure you go check her out on Instagram @modestoblog or on Modesto Blog.

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Shirt – Fabrixquare | Jeans, Corset Belt, Shoes, Fishnet Socks – Asos | Choker – Lovisa | Rings – Joshua Hall

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Why Relaxed Attire can be the Most Rewarding

By July 7, 2017 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

Deliberately understated, carefree attire can sometimes be the most impactful clothing statement. You aren’t dressed to kill, you aren’t extra, you’re just unapologetically you.

Now whilst some people may take relaxed clothing to mean slobby, “comfortable,” or *shiver* a tracksuit, I for one don’t want to look like an extra in a John Waters film. No, by relaxed I mean carefree, artlessly disheveled if you will. The perfect visualisation of “model off duty.”

The crisp white button-up has certainly been making the street style rounds lately. But this truly is a classic piece that works with any type of look. I agree that the white shirt worn casually can get a little too romance movie 101, so I’ve created a point of difference here by unfurling the french cuffs into an insouciant masterpiece that Anna Quan would be proud of.

I’ve teamed this with a pair of cropped statement jeans, sans shoes and socks for maximum comfort, and I’m surrounded by my favourite things: magazines, books and coffee. My highlight is popping (MAC Lightscapade ftw) and I’m ready for a day of doing absolutely nothing.

This look was shot by Ali Gordon, make sure you go check her out on Instagram @modestoblog or on Modesto Blog.

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Shirt and Jeans – Asos | Rings – Joshua Hall

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Get The British Look

By June 16, 2017 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

In the olden days, Blackfriars was a salacious district of London. Prostitutes abounded and Shakespeare’s Globe was almost directly across the river. The area was a derelict hub of creativity, poverty and uniqueness. Today the area features Victorian architecture and is the setting for the film and TV versions of Sherlock Holmes and David Copperfield.

So when I happened across Blackfriars Lane in Sydney and I got the same Victorian British vibes, I knew that ti had to shoot a British-themed look there.

I’ve updated it somewhat – Victorian steampunk isn’t exactly in my repertoire – so it’s a modern take on British fashion. Naturally I’ve included the ubiquitous trench coat. This version is a wrap tie one in a thick wool. Obviously it’s completely impractical for Brisbane, but fuck it, it’s pretty.

I’ve also drawn inspiration from Anna Quan and the oversized cuff trend that’s dominating women’s fashion at the moment. By unrolling (and ironing the wrinkle out) your french cuffs you can achieve a similar look that’s still masculine. Plus I really love the crispness that a fresh white shirt adds to a look.

Topping off the ensemble with cropped, distressed jeans and cuban heel boots, I’m ready to tackle the London rain. Like not really cos these boots are suede, but ya get the gist.

Sidenote. Guys, invest in a good pair of cuban heeled boots. They add so much height, they make your legs look better, and they just elevate your outfit so much. It’s actually insane how much I love these.

What do you think of this outfit? Did I get tha lundun look?

This look was shot by Ali Gordon, make sure you go check her out on Instagram @modestoblog or on Modesto Blog.

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Coat – Topman | Shirt – Asos | Jeans – Asos | Shoes – Asos (similar)




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By February 7, 2017 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

I was on a boat off the coast of Vietnam when the feeling hit me. A gigantic gut bubble that built in my stomach and expanded until I was drunk with queasiness. Stuff the buffet that was being laid out on  the upper deck. Screw the stunning views and humid sunshine. I had issues. A short, calorie expelling journey later, and I was feeling better. The eye in the storm some might say. Day tripping has never been more awful. Needless to say, ever since then, boats have been my nemesis. I have never gone on a cruise, floating pontoons are evil and even a trip on the CityCat renders me apprehensive.

That being said, naval-inspired fashion is an area that I do enjoy. Blues and whites, crisply starched shirts and brocade. It’s great. Navy and blue serve as a great way to break up the ubiquitous black, yet still staying within the cool-toned, darker colour palette.

I’ve taken those marine inspirations on board in this post. Mixing a navy coloured tie-dye shirt with white jeans and navy brogues allows that perfect blend of classic insouciance that is my forte.

So whilst I can’t go anywhere on a boat, at least I can feel like I am in my wardrobe!

This look was shot by Ali Gordon, make sure you go check her out on Instagram @modestoblog or on Modesto Blog.

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Shirt – Factorie | Jeans – Asos | Shoes – Zu | Rings (assorted) – Joshua Hall and Michael Hill

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How To Wear White Jeans

By October 21, 2015 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

There are few things that I like more in this world than a good white jean – oversized tees excepted obvs! But the frustrating thing about it is that I don’t see many guys wearing them! We aren’t women, we don’t get periods, we can wear whatever pant colour we like haha.

The reason I like white jeans so much is that they go with pretty much anything, and they make you stand out for all the right reasons. Unless you spill food on them. Then it’s just like, go home.

I’ve gone country traditionalist and paired mine with a solid chambray shirt, boots and a chain. Because if you can’t rock a country look what can you do?

Do you like this look? Let me know down in the comments! Your feedback is truly important to making Infirm of Purpose even better.

This look was short by the amazing Amie Casey, check her out on Instagram @amiecasey.

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Jeans – Asos | Shirt – Just Jeans | Boots – Str8 Up Threads | Chain – Michael Hill

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Turquoise Dream

By August 26, 2015 Style

Words by Matt Huxley

It should be absolutely no secret to anyone that I really like colour. Whilst black is obvs the go-to, a pop of colour here and there can really change up your look. Contrary to what most people think, colour can also be super flattering, as long as you choose the right one.

Being super super super pale, I can get away with most bright colours – except yellow, oh god please no yellow. This ancient Turquoise shirt has seen many a season, and it’s still in firm rotation in my wardrobe. Having blue eyes, the colour really emphasises that asset.

If you want to tone down the colour, paring it back with black or grey basics will allow you to still show off the colour, but not look like a walking fruit loop.

What are your favourite bright colours to wear? Let me know in the comments below!

As always, this shoot was photographed by the amazing Ant of Painted Rust, go show him some love on Instagram @paintedrust.

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Shirt – Tarocash | Cardigan – Asos | Jeans – Cotton On | Shoes – Zu








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Maritime Thinking

By August 5, 2015 Style, Uncategorized

Words by Matt Huxley

Living in Australia, the water is inherent in our lives, from Mick Fanning bashing sharks on one side of the globe, to the fact that there’s a flood whenever a drop of rain spills. This crosses over into fashion from time to time, there’s even a whole collection based around it (resort for the plebs who ain’t in the know).

This is what gave me the inspiration for this look. Being in Brisbane, I thought what better to show off a nice blue and white look than our mud brown Brisbane river. Sharks and all.

A nice coloured short is the perfect piece to take you into spring, where everyone is shaking off the winter chill, getting their legs out and finally rocking some colour. It also makes a nice change from denim or black. Typically you’d pair a coloured short with a plain white shirt. I shook it up a bit by using a linen one with a grandpa collar. Linen’s a great transition fabric, regulating your temperature well and providing a great textural element to your look. One problem? It creases like fuck.

Now I had this top and shorts made specifically for me in Vietnam. But I’ve listed some similar items below. Or you can simply fly to Da’Nang, drive down to Hoi An, visit Yaly Couture, and ask them to whip it up for you :p.

This look was shot by the gorgeous Lorraine Hanson, follow her on instagram @lorihph.

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Shirt – Yaly Couture | Shorts – Yaly Couture (similar) | Shoes – Asos | Watch – Daniel Wellington | Bracelet – Thread Etiquette | Rings – Joshua Hall

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Cable Knit

By July 22, 2015 Style, Uncategorized

Words by Matt Huxley

It’s blatantly no secret that winter is upon us, and what better way to keep warm than with a gigantic chunky jumper. Not only will it keep you toasty, but it covers those bumps well and it’s 100% bang on trend.

My personal fave/the only knitted jumper I own, is this cable knit River Island one. Cable Knit was all over the runways last season and the trend has trickled down to the high street and finally jumped over to Aus.

Once used to keep fishermen warm out on the pond, or lake or whatever, it’s now been re-appropriated for your sweaters.

Naturally with something bulky up top, I wanted to balance it with a pair of slim fit chinos. These ones from Industrie work perfectly. Offset with a white button up and white espadrilles, this outfit works perfectly for a crisp day relaxing on the balcony. BBQ outfit anyone? Do people BBQ in winter? I’m so not outdoorsy.

These shots were taken by the wonderfully fabulous Ant from Painted Rust. Make sure to follow him on Instagram @paintedrust and on Facebook here.

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Jumper – River Island (similar)| Shirt – Roger David | Chinos – Industrie (similar) | Espadrilles – Asos








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Take Thee To A Nunnery

By June 10, 2015 Style, Uncategorized

Words by Matt Huxley

Black and white is truly the staple of most people’s wardrobes – mine included. Naturally mine is a bit more on the black side (all the better to cover my lumps and bumps with). But wearing black and white together can be more striking sometimes than wearing a bunch of bright colours.

Whilst on set shooting this outfit, it dawned on me that not only was black and white striking, but it was also making me look a bit like a nun or priest. Hence the title. And you know what? I’m ok with that. It may not be a full priestly collar, but it’s about as far as I’m prepared to go, lest my skin start smoking.

To put together this nun look I hit up my old staples. Asos loose black jumper (and when I wear it on its own, my slutty jumper.) Roger David white collared shirt, Armani jeans and my ubiquitous black points. Seriously I need new shoes.

This look was shot and edited by the incredibly fabulous Elise from Offbeat Imaging, who had me cracking up all day and ignoring all the people who were staring at the tennis court (definitely not sponsored by Yonex FYI). Go check out her work here and here, and follow her on Instagram – @offbeatimaging.

As always, throw me some love on Instagram – @infirmofpurpose – and on Facebook. And leave your thoughts down in the comments below!

Shirt – Roger David (similar) | Jumper – Asos (similar) | Jeans – Armani Exchange | Shoes – Zu











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Baseball Anyone?

By May 5, 2015 Style, Uncategorized

Words by Matt Huxley

I’m probably one of the least sporty people you will ever meet. I have successfully convinced multiple – yes multiple – people that I have no idea what Rugby League is. But that doesn’t mean that I’m totally unaware of the sport luxe trend that is sweeping the fash pack.

So when I saw this oversized baseball-esk jersey tee, I knew it would quickly become a statement piece in my wardrobe. For this look I really wanted to play up the baseball theme of the look, so I pared it with a pair of white skinny jeans (possibly not the best choice for someone with thick thighs) and my new Nike’s.

Would I wear this look out? Probably not hey. But it’s a cool style and for those more daring than me, possibly wearable.








Shirt – H&M | Jeans – Asos | Shoes – Nike

These photos were taken by the wonderfully talented Ryan Young, go check him out here.

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