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Heaven sent: Saint Augustine Academy AW09

In menswear on 5 July 2009 at 6:36 am

Some key pieces from the current Saint Augustine Academy AW09 collection, designed by Sydney-based Alvin Manalo.

Saint Ausgustine 1

The collection is called Corpus Christi Carol, inspired by the Jeff Buckley version of a medieval hymn, and the city of Corpus Christi, Texas, which has a thriving motorcycle culture.

Saint Augustine Academy 2

The result is the mixing of religious and biker motifs with Saint Augustine Academy’s signature indie rock look, and some seriously formal options inspired by smart mods and elements drawn from the classic gentleman’s wardrobe.

Saint Augustine Academy 3

The sleek one-button suits are detailed with satin and velvet. Shirts are dressy, with soft scarf or narrow flat collars, sometimes outlined in grosgrain ribbon. Jackets and coats follow lines of the biker classic, complete with asymmetric zips, while a tweedy waistcoast with zippered pockets features a leather tuxedo lapel insert. Skinny pants and skinny ties complete the look.

Saint Augustine Academy 5

The Saint Augustine Academy store is at 642 Bourke St, Surry Hills (map). The labelled is stocked by retailers around Australia and in Auckland, Singapore, Dublin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo. For stockist details, write to

Saint Augustine Academy 4

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  1. ooh la la! Thank you for posting, very glad you like!

    we are actually on sale right now with 20% off all winter stock – come and see us at 642 Bourke St, Surry Hills.


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