What You Can Learn from: @Christian_Kimber

June 8th, 2016

In this new series – “What You Can Learn From” – we highlight and breakdown some of our favorite menswear personalities on Instagram.

Christian Kimber is a British menswear designer based in Australia who has a knack for effortless tailoring, comfortable layering, and really cool footwear.

Here’s a few things you can pick up from the Brit down under…

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1. Button-down shirts, sportcoats and trousers can all be casual attire – if you choose the right fabrics.

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2. Wearing a suit doesn’t have to be about “business” as usual.

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3. Not every turtleneck has to hug the throat. Also frayed denim continues to be cool, and is great way to bring back an old pair of jeans.

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4. Don’t sleep on the layering benefits of the belted shawl cardigan

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5. A rain hat gets floppy, and that’s okay. Good headwear will bounce back and look even better.

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6. A high-waisted trouser (hitting around the naval) can make you look taller… Wearing trousers up high has been making a strong comeback, especially down under.

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7. Here’s a new way to tie a lightweight scarf over an unstructured tailored look. Matching sneakers optional, but very cool.

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8. A corduroy suit is soft, comfortable and casual – try styling it that way.

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9. When the weather warms up, swap out your loafers for some espadrilles in a dusty spring color.

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10. On vacation – always use the hotel bath robe.

Thanks, as always, for reading.

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  • DJ Hargrave

    He really knows how to style the casual fit garments. I’d feel pretty comfortable/baggy in them myself, but he does it so well

    DJ | Menswear Enthusiast


  • Abstraction

    I miss the days where you would post more than once a month – I understand monetizing has forced you to make sacrifices, but many readers (myself included) came here for your insight.

    • Dirk Gently

      I wonder what the bounce rate is from the main sight. Must be in the high 90s, with an average time of less than 5 sec, I’d imagine.



    There are very few men who can rock this silhouette and pull it off successfully without looking like they’re pea-cocking or trying to hard. I’m definitely not one of them. This dude does it with so much ease.

  • Miguel

    I follow Mr. Kimber on Instagram and it’s a pleasure, really like his lay back style while matching and mixing textures, patterns and make it look easy.

  • Armond

    Wow! I remember you from The Style Blogger Days. This was the first post I clicked on. And I am just thinking to myself: “What Happened?” It all looks so forced. Some of these looks are cool, but some of them looked so scripted and forced it almost looks uncomfortable. My my, how the times change.

  • Jeanscuffed

    I know for a fact if I tried on the same looks I would feel so baggy in my clothes. I don’t know how he does it and makes it look so effortless. Makes me sick lol. These looks are dynamite!

  • Dave Corey

    i wish people would take photos of me :(
    great stuff!

  • Bronello_Cucinelli

    Love that Sonny Crockett drape

  • tommyjohn_45

    Nice feature, can’t stress point 10 enough ;). This man has a collection of some exceptional jackets/sportcoats.

  • TO

    Mr. Kimber definitely has a unique style… Nice way to feature someone who is geographically out of reach :-)

    I’m interested to see his footwear line continue and evolve. Maybe one of these days I’ll make the jump on a really dope piece of his.