Sydney’s Strand Arcade. One of the oldest retail destinations (over 120 years old to be exact), a structural icon on the city and a must-go shopping destination for fashion lovers and magnificent bastards alike.
The Strand is once again celebrating its soul, heritage and influencers with the launch of the Autumn Winter edition of in-house paper, Volume 6 of 1981 which explores the unique stores and walkways which made up the Arcade, uncovers ideas, revelations and presents a melting pot of undeniable talent along the way.
The latest edition’s main fashion editorial, ‘Heavenly Creatures’, was curated by Australian fashion authority Alison Veness and features up-and-comers Charlie Nye and Joel Threadgold in The Strand’s latest menswear offering with luxury leather footwear from label ‘Double Monk’ who join already established artisans like Suit Shop, Andrew McDonald shoemakers and grooming experts MEN’s BIZ.
The Strand’s ‘Coming of Age’ 1981 edition closes with musings on the “Secret Strand”, divulging in-the-know confidences on the enduring artisans that are the backbone of the arcade’s unique and diverse community, treasured by seasoned gentlemen and rookie style experts for years to come.