Kicking off next week, and in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum, Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum is hosting the world’s largest exhibition of men’s fashion, and it’s very, very thorough.
Titled “Reigning Men”, the exhibit comprises sartorial excellence from the last 300 years. The collection encapsulates the zeitgeist of different eras (and regions), from the fineries of a common Edwardian dandy to very old naval and military uniforms; the outrageous zoot suits of 1940s New York to the Day-Glo contributions Jeremy Scott made to the Adidas Originals collection this past decade.
The museum has also enlisted the help of its chosen “Reigning Men of Sydney”; style ambassadors who represent (and set) the current tone for men’s fashion and style on our very own streets. Names include Jimmy Niggles Esq., Roberto Malizia, Rafael Bonachela, William Smart and Neale Whitaker.
Running for five months, there’s no excuse not to head to the Ultimo site and explore the history of men’s style and fashion, in the most comprehensive format ever displayed to the general public.
Reigning Men will run from the 2nd of May until the 14th of October, 2018. Powerhouse Museum is located at 500 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney. Tickets are AU$20 adult, $13 concession, and can be purchased via the link below.