Casual Friday

by Lee Oliveira on October 22, 2010

It’s quite clear when it comes to Friday that people around the city are wearing there casual Friday looks. I was going to attend a fashion event at Circular Quay in Sydney’s CBD and this is where I bumped into Alex attending the same event.

Alex wears jacket, shirt all by Calibre, pants by Top man, belt by Ralph Lauren, shoes by Arthur Gallan and fragrance La Martina Hombre by La Martina

The first thing I noticed was that I have the exact same jacket as him. Not only that, but I also liked how he mixed these natural colours together. Not a lot of people get this right but I think he pulled it off. I asked him if he worked in fashion and his reply was no. He simply likes to dress like this when it comes to Friday in the office. I was also obsessed with his fragrance. And of course Lee never shuts up.. I found out that it was called  “La Martina“.

I found it interesting when I was doing some research on the fragrance later as I had never come across this before.  It had a combination of spicy, warm, rich, peppery and a very leathery scent although it doesn’t smell like leather. It made so much sense to me and perfectly matched with the colours he was wearing.  I will never stop asking my street fashionistas my 2 million questions. You know by now that I do love a chat.

On this particular day in Sydney it was so bright that I was concerned about too much light when I was taking his picture. I didn’t take the best shot of Alex but I really wanted to show his impeccable style to you all.

So, I apologize for that. If I do bump into Alex again one day on the streets I will definitely get another shot.

Great to meet you so quickly Alex. You do have great taste, especially the  jacket! haha


{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

JellyBen October 22, 2010

Hj de manha eu estava com uma calca da mesma cor. Mas agora de noite estou de preto heheh. Bjs
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fashion butter October 22, 2010

What a cutie – loving this look!
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jemina October 22, 2010

I LOVE Alex’s smile, so bright and genuine, great shots as always amigo, and I miss Sydney so much, I’m going there around christmas time, hope to see you there :)
BIG HUGS, MWAH!!! Jemina, xoxo
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Laura Tenshi October 22, 2010

Stylish man and he really did a great job mixing those colors. The pictures came out great don’t worry, the light doesn’t bother me at all.
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SACRAMENTO October 22, 2010

La Martina became very popular in Spain for a while. Ebay Spain was full of La martina shirts, trousers, etc. But now, it has desapared
They have good quality clothes, but I never head about their perfum.Worth looking into it.
Thank you for sharing.

Liz S. October 22, 2010

Oh, what a cute good looking fellow. I bet that smile wins many over! Great clothes that look casual yet tasteful.
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jasna October 22, 2010

Hes gorgeous and stylish! : ) Its Friday, yey, hope you have an amazing weekend xx

A Brit Greek October 22, 2010

Looking good! Very stylish too! I’m also one of those people who can’t resist asking what ‘perfume/smell’ they’re wearing too…
Have a fantastic weekend love! Is it warming up slowly Sydney side?
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Manon October 23, 2010

I love his style. He look gorgeous.

Tanvi October 23, 2010

Gorgeous face and great smile. … P.S. I was just thinking that the people you feature would never get such whole hearted compliments in real life by strangers! Just by featuring here they are showered with such kind words! Random thought. Doesnt imply anything. Ok never mind … Have a good weekend :)
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Bella Q October 23, 2010

You’ve got such a sharp eye, Lee. At first I was unimpressed, just a jacket, shirt and pants, then I realize how effortless it seems but careful in cut and color, and very pleasant to see. I can only imagine the smell, lol.

And how I wish I could bump into you and watch you ask those million questions, Lee. I’ve been snapping shots for my new street style blog, and could use some tips on how not to feel nervous approaching strangers.
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Monique October 23, 2010

He look perfect for a casual Friday! I really love how you always let us know a little more about your subjects! That fact that you ask lots of questions and give us insight into their personality is what sets you apart from the rest Lee! Keep doing it hun!
xoxoxox M
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prutha October 23, 2010

he’s cute!!
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sweet October 23, 2010

aww he is so handsome…and his casual look is the best…he looks good on it…

I really die instantly with his smile hahaha!!! but yes I love guys who dresses up like this…

isn’t he charming?


style-haus October 23, 2010

I also love the color palette of his outfit. This look is a great spin on casual Friday attire, without going to work in shorts and flip flops.
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Purses Pastries Etc... October 23, 2010

Very cute and great style! I love it when people don’t try too hard — they always look the best.
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KC October 24, 2010

i would honestly not have pulled off that look. it’ll be awkward for me to wear that jacket with the rest of the outfit. but he wore them all well.
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mo October 24, 2010

i love casual! my favorite look! :) hi Lee!

liana October 24, 2010

umm, what a hottie. to put it that bluntly.
i love the natural colours…they seem to work so well together. the jacket is awesome and the belt and shoes compliment each other very nicely.

dannie October 24, 2010

suuuch a pulled together yet effortless look, i loove the easy going confidence in this look and the fluid color palette

Angela See, Angela Blog October 24, 2010

The beige pants looks really suprisingly good on him!

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Sophia October 24, 2010

мне нравится сочетание молочного и белого!))
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a!kO October 24, 2010

Loving Alex’s smile, and I love a man who knows his style :) Loving your blog, glad I found it :)

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Couture Carrie October 25, 2010

Wonderful casual look!


Mademoiselle Marie October 25, 2010

you do great work buddy
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The Well-Appointed Catwalk October 25, 2010

Just read about your blog makeover on Grit and Glamour. Congrats! It’s my first time here, and I just love your photography!


ryan October 25, 2010

I love his (and your) jacket, it’s so stylish
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stella October 25, 2010

actually, I like those colours :)
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Closet Fashionista October 25, 2010

Oooh I love his outfit!!! 😀 😀 More men need to dress nice like that, haha
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style'n October 25, 2010

ok well first off he is good looking :) AND you are right he did a great job mixing up the naturals/neutral colors. It all works together so well. And who doesn’t love a great white crisp shirt right?
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Ashley [Free Honey] October 25, 2010

He is a cutie!! I love his clean cut, classic look. I’m dressing my next boyfriend JUST LIKE THIS.

xoxo, Ashley
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Pip October 25, 2010

Love you did a GREAT job with this shot in challenging lighting. Nice work! xx

Keith October 25, 2010

Great photo. I’m really liking his look a lot. Hope you had a cool weekend.

Jude October 26, 2010

Your work is just awesome! I love how you captured him (and that you found a great new scent to boot :)). Hope all went well with your weekend!
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Maddy October 26, 2010

I think his look is spot on and casual!!

The Well-Appointed Catwalk October 26, 2010

Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I’m absolutely in love with your street style photos.
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Christel October 26, 2010

Vive le vendredi ! Vive le week end !!!
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Alexandre October 26, 2010

Genteeeee, que tudoooo, ja deve saber que achei o máximo esse look. Amo o confortável. Mais uma vez. BRAVOOOOOOOOOO!!!

My Republic of Fashion October 26, 2010

I love his jacket and shirt so much! He wears casual chic so well.

Hope you had a fantastic weekend, Lee? :)SarahDx

Madeline Weber October 26, 2010

great outfit, very simple and classic

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Camila F. October 26, 2010

Adorei o look, ele realmente acertou na combinação de cores!
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Beny Ricardo Sadewo October 26, 2010

The Top Man Pant is Casual and Elegant yet! he know how to look simple and power full simply ^^..

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K N O C K Y O U F O R S I X October 26, 2010

Ohhh what a hottie, nice combo of colours/fabrics. Lee you’re taking over the blogosphere – yeyaaa!! Super exciting 😀 x
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isabelle October 26, 2010

ohh very smart
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jess- October 26, 2010

Oh my I am glad I made an effort to check up on your Casual Friday post! Alex is looking mighty good in his kit- love the mix of high st and high end xxx
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Kristin October 27, 2010

What a doll. Totally diggin’ that jacket!

Bionica October 27, 2010

well I think that you did a very nice job with the photo =)
Alex has quite a sense of style

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esther October 29, 2010

this man dressed nice !
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Jessie November 2, 2010

Great photo! Love your blog x
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