Friday, 30 May 2014

Jesse Williams and 'That Purple Jacket' he wore at the White House

Wil Valor received international attention this past week through Jesse Williams wearing the ‘Purple Star’ Jacket to meet the President at the White House with the Seattle Seahawks.

See the news video and the story of this Purple Star Jacket
Jesse Williams draws fashion attention ahead of NFL career
When I originally met with Jesse I quickly realised that putting him in a conservative grey or black suit wouldn’t represent who Jesse is or who he wants to be. He has an on field persona that is larger than his frame. Therefore the only thing I knew is he would feel amazing in was the ‘Purple Star’ jacket. The pattern is a repetition of the photo attached. I originally coordinated it with a dark purple trouser and a white shirt with Black MOP buttons. That combination is a little more refined than the black jeans and sneaker look for the White House.

Co-designed with Katelyn Aslett
There was both admiration for the jacket/outfit and disapproval about the appropriateness of the jacket when meeting the President of the United States. To be honest I understand both sides… in saying this, Jesse’s persona and personal brand is his hair, tattoos and his on field intensity and the jacket is just an extension of that. He is a gentleman off the field and the jacket is his way to make a statement without saying a word.

If you want a unique design we have the experience and knowledge to provide spectacular suits and jackets…

Similarly, if you would like a classic suit we would love to work with you and I am sure we will exceed your expectations.

-Mark Ferguson, Director

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Style Tip: Summer Fashion for Men

An Australian Summer is no excuse to forgo style.

Pieces like an unstructured jacket will always retain its formal roots, ideal for a a smart casual dress code during the summer.  Elements of tailoring is key in keeping stylish and well presented.  Opting for a tailored pair of chino’s or a well fitting linen suit will keep you comfortable and impress the crowd.

Don’t forget Wil Valor has a range of denims to select from for the perfect fit jean. Prices start from $350

Have a read on our Summer Suit Essentials.

this rad pink suit is from The Peacock Revolution Collection

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Summer Wedding Inspiration

A simple yet beautifully luxurious setting in colour palates of cream, jade, sage, beige to contrast with natural woods and browns.

Photographer: Studio Impressions
Stylist: Lovebird Weddings
Models: Division Models
Venue: Spicers Tamarind Retreat
Catering: Spicers Tamarind Restaurant
Bridal Gowns: MXM
Suits: Wil Valor
Florals: Mondo Floral Designs
Hair: Jacinta Lennox
Make Up: TF Makeup
Stationery: With Love
Cake: Cake Designs

Suit Soiree - A Review on GENTRY by Fashion Weekly

We just launched GENTRY, our 2013 Winter Collection last night at The Villager Hotel hosted by DAR Damien Anthony Rossi.

"I was inspired by Scottish Tartan in May last year. I feel the time is now and I want to show that tartan is not just for Scottish people."

Sneak peaks from last night's fashion event.

Thanking these boys who modeled the suits impeccably: Jonathan Ford, Dan Young, Ben Doolan, Joel Meacock, and Joel Brisblat 

Feel free to watch Fashion Weekly's video coverage of the Gentry Launch 

Videography: Ashley McLaren 

Read the review straight from Fashion Weekly site.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Get Ready for the Racing Carnival!


I am happy to announce that I'm one of the eight volunteers for this year's Brisbane Racing Club (BRC) Fashion Committee.  Headed by Alexandra Codd from Style Magazine, BRC's very own Anne Adams, Haley Wilson from TPD Media, Helen Stanley from MSIT, Kymberly Louise of Miss Show Pony, Laura Stead from The Style Report and Urban List's Hannah Murphy.

Let Wil Valor's Style Experts get you SUITED UP for Brisbane fashion forward events this coming June.  

So don't miss this discount offer...


~ Mark Ferguson


Friday, 25 January 2013

Let's Do This! I'm unveiling some new designs for MODA Creative Summer Fashion Parade.

To celebrate the latest summer trends, MODA Creative Who said they're "loving our Chuck Bass-esque collection" dedicated the January edition to emerging designers styled by Fashion Society. Labels also showing tonight are Begitta, Shakah and Saucy Rose Swimwear. Read their shout out to us in this post - "WHEN IT SUITS..." written by Sukriti Wahi.

We just published our first Style Guide article for this year which is all about Style Resolutions for 2013. This is a few suggestions to help men decide and make a few fashion forward resolutions that we think will help them be more the gentlemen they are, well groomed, stylish and smart.

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