Believe it or not, you can trust us unreservedly on some matters. Let’s take the topic of watches as an example. However, while things get tricky, and we are curious how to wear them, and how to match them, we are going to consult the experts. We were so lucky and happy to have the ex-Editor of GQ on staff for some time, which neatly covered the area off. Besides, on a trip to Florence in May last year, we are only replica watches fans any way. We asked him how he’d go about wearing a gold watch. This is what he said. If you’re in the mood, see below for Chris’ review of a watch he now owns – the Drive.
Warning: This watch review with a difference may include traces of man crush. So let’s address the chiselled jaw on the elephant in the room. Let us count the ways. He surfs and still dresses as sharply as anyone in the country (see these stunning photographs for perfectly fitted proof). On the business front, he co-founded a high-end tailoring business – Oscar Hunt.
Unreasonably, he was crowned the Australian ‘Drive Man’ by recently. But perhaps the hardest thing to stomach is that he’s actually a really good guy. And we all know, since we were lucky enough to join Chris and watch in Florence for Pitti Uomo 2016. He wore the brand new Drive de for a week – and on the flight back to Australia, he talked to us about these things.
I’d wear this with… my day-to-day suiting, my smart-casual and my formal wear. Essentially, I think the Drive is a really nice all-rounder. I especially liked how the cheap replica watch went with my navy linen suit. The simplicity of the steel case and black alligator strap worked successfully with the deep blue. I also liked that the watch was able to carry a more casual appearance with the open-neck tan suit.
If I could change something, that must be the clasp. I found it tricky to do up initially, although I got the hang of it several days later. But to be frankly, maybe that was because I hadn’t used that particular type of buckle before.
I love the watch so much. I understand that’s convenient, but it’s the fact. The more I wore it, the more it grew on me. Suits, both casual and formal, are an essential part of my life – and the Drive was functional enough to complement them all. This watch nailed it.