Inside Mr Jones, Autumn/Winter 2019 Issue

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Mr Jones Autumn/Winter 2019
From sharp tailoring to off-duty dressing, Mr Jones has your new-season style sorted. Ted Baker jacket $499, and pants $200. Gazman shirt $89.95. Calvin Klein tie $70. Church's shoes $649.

Fifth century BCE philosopher Heraclitus once famously pointed out, “The only constant in the universe is change.” And he was right. Change is inevitable. The man who doesn’t embrace change is one who is stuck in the past; one who chooses not to evolve and sticks to what he knows.

In the Autumn/Winter 2019 issue of Mr Jones, we’re celebrating the Art of Transformation. From a style perspective, this means embracing new men’s fashion trends and hitting refresh on your wardrobe with the arrival of a new season. 

This issue, we shine the light on a number of Australian men who have undergone a personal transformation of their own – including LA-based actor Callan Mulvey, celebrity chef Hayden Quinn, architect Nick Tobias and mental health advocate Huw Van Cuylenburg.

Callan Mulvey

Autumn Winter 2019. Mr Jones Cover Story: Callan Mulvey

Callan Mulvey has come a long way since his breakout role as Drazic in teen drama Heartbreak High. Now based in LA, Mulvey’s film credits – Zero Dark Thirty, 300: Rise of an EmpireCaptain America: The Winter SoldierBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – are a testament to the years he’s spent honing his craft. “It’s so competitive here. Back home, getting work was easier but, in moving to the States, I had to prove myself all over again.”

For the 43-year-old, a near-fatal car crash in 2013 proved to be a transformative experience. (Thankfully, he made a full recovery.) “When something life-changing happens, there’s an opportunity to grow and find strength in yourself.” 

When it comes to style, Mulvey favours off-duty classics. Think: sharp tailoring mixed with soft knits and distressed denim.

When something life-changing happens, there’s an opportunity to grow and find strength in yourself.   – Callan Mulvey

Nick Tobias 

Mr Jones Autumn/Winter 2019
Men’s fashion trends. Anthony Squires suit $1399. Shirt $199, silk tie $99.50, silk pocket square $29.50 and leather belt $89.50

Award-winning architect Nick Tobias understands the impact of his work. When done right, architecture becomes history. 

As the founding principal of Tobias Partners, his Sydney-based architecture firm, Tobias spends his days refining his timeless aesthetic. “We try to be really authentic and look for things that are classic and timeless,” he tells Mr Jones, “no matter how contemporary they are.”

For Tobias, his most transformative role has been fatherhood. “Being a father makes you very aware of your own actions and behaviours and they influence they can have… It’s just an extraordinary sense of purpose and thinking beyond yourself.”

Tobias’s nine-to-five style is sharp. Similar to his design style, Tobias favours suits that are both fresh and timeless.

Hayden Quinn

Mr Jones Autumn/Winter 2019
Quinn’s personal style is both sporty and practical. Nautica jacket $329, rugby shirt $109.95, and pants $109.95

Hayden Quinn shot into the public consciousness as a crowd-favourite on Master Chef in 2011.  It was life changing for the 24-year-old. “I remember coming out [of filming Master Chef] and everything was different; people knew my name, they were reacting well to me. It was bizarre.”

In the years since Master Chef, Quinn has made a name for himself as a celebrity chef. He has released cookbooks, including Dish It Up – “that was big for me” – and two television shows, Surfing the Menu and Hayden Quinn South Africa. 

Quinn’s personal style is both sporty and practical, and separates and looks he models for Mr Jones sit closely with her own wardrobe choices.

Huw Van Cuylenburg

Mr Jones Autumn/Winter 2019
Mr Jones Autumn/Winter 2019 trends. Lab Pal Zileri jacket $799. Sweater $299, shirt $189, tie $185 and jeans $299. Hugo Boss sneakers $546.

Eight years ago, Huw Van Cuylenburg, founder of The Resilience Project, set himself an amicable goal: to support Australians struggling with mental health issues and change the way we deal with depression. 

“The biggest challenge for me initially was being resilient and practicing what I preach,” he says. “Because, for the first couple of years, no-one wanted to hear from me. No schools or businesses wanted to have me in.” Now, in 2019, The Resilience Project has reached more than 500 schools and 300,000 Australians.

Van Cuylenburg’s style? A modern take on smart tailoring.

To read our complete interviews with these inspiring (and stylish) men, pick up your issue of the Autumn Winter 2019 edition of Mr Jones, available instore from Sunday February 24.

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