The Playbook For The Modern Man

Style Essentials For The Man In His 30s

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1 of 11|Ami|Houndstooth wool overcoat - AU$711 - LINK
2 of 11|Hugo Boss|Navy wool blazer - AU$530 - LINK
3 of 11|Roberto Collina|Cashmere sweater - AU$300 - LINK
4 of 11|Tauer|Signature fragrance - AU$269 - LINK
5 of 11|Paul Smitth|Grey suit trousers - AU$410 - LINK
6 of 11|Allen Edmond|Cap toe oxblood Oxford shoe - AU$500 - LINK
7 of 11|Saint Laurent|Leather biker jacket - AU$4000 - LINK
8 of 11|Bassike|Organic pure cotton t-shirt - AU$100 - LINK
9 of 11|Stone Island|Black slim fit jeans - AU$240 - LINK
10 of 11|Gucci|Leather wallet - AU$600 - LINK
11 of 11|Common Projects|Low cut white leather sneakers - AU$407 - LINK

Men in their thirties are expected to have ‘it’ – or life – all together. After experimenting away the 20s, turning 30 need not be so where-has-my-life-gone.

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Be kind to yourself: at this age, you’re probably leading a team at work, have a strong group of mates to tire away the weekend, and — if you live in Sydney — are in the beginning stages of paying off a million-dollar mortgage. On the flip side, if you’re lucky, you’ve found a significant other to help with the loan repayments. Cute.


Now, to your wardrobe. After investing in some affordable closet basics and on-trend statement pieces last decade, it’s time to drop some cash on quality style staples: a navy wool blazer, Italian leather dress shoes and a soft cashmere sweater that’s a dent in your wallet, but you’ll get solid wear out of them, both at work and on the weekend.

The 30s is also the age where you can actually afford all those cool things you eyed as a younger gent: that buttery leather biker jacket, pebble-grain leather wallet, and those white leather sneakers that make your uni-days canvas kicks look farm shoes. Moo.

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Chuck in a signature fragrance, classic wool overcoat and black slim fit jeans, and you’re well on your way dressing like a sophisticated thirtysomething, who still likes to have fun.


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