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Sweet as honey

By Jacki-Lee Munckton

Sweet as honey

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Capturing the beauty from the ordinary

By Jacki-Lee Munckton

Picture this.
An exclusive print.
Just for JACK LEE.
Hand painted 

floral motifs
including bougainvillea
and strelitzia.



By looking at the dry landscaping of typical
1970's suburban gardens,
we came up with the inspiration for our summer collection. 

Our head designer Robin Alexander, 
created this truly unique  design just for you to enjoy. 
Don't miss out. Click on the images below
to purchase through our online store. 

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What is The Fathering Project?

By Jacki-Lee Munckton

About The Fathering Project

The Fathering Project is a University of Western Australia based not-for-profit, whose aim is to help fathers realise how important they are in a child’s life and to give them advice on how to encourage their children.

This work was triggered by statistics that show:

  • whilst mothers are usually involved in children’s lives, education and health matters, many fathers are not as involved as they could be.
  • this father-absence has a major impact on education (eg. on attitude to school, truancy and bullying), health (more drug addiction, depression, cigarette smoking) and crime.
  • the cost of this problem to the Australian community is estimated to be over $12 billion per year, so this intervention could save many millions of dollars each year. 
A charity worth supporting. 

Sharrod Wellingham 
Dale Thomas


Scott Taylor
(Image courtesy of The West Australian)


Jesse Phillips

These Men Around Town will all be throwing their support behind The Fathering Project and feature in JACK LEE's showcase. 
Come along and show your support too. 

Thusday, 29 October. 
5pm - 7pm. 
Print Hall rooftop bar (Bob's Bar)
Purchase tickets through: 
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/men-around-town-tickets-18790247135 

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JACK LEE + The Fathering Project INVITATION

By Jacki-Lee Munckton

 

 

 

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JACK LEE Australia launches pyjama collaboration with Crown Melbourne

By Jacki-Lee Munckton

JACK LEE Australia is today proud to announce the launch of its first collaboration with Crown, designing a range of luxury sleepwear exclusively for the world class Crown Hotels portfolio.

Taking inspiration from the Qantas Business Class pyjamas designed by Morrissey, the Crown by JACK LEE Australia men’s and women’s pyjamas encourage guests to ‘Dream Big’. This unique quote is luxuriously screen printed onto the back of each individual pair.

“I’m thrilled by the launch of this anticipated collaboration. Much like the JACK LEE customer, Crown clientele are ambitious, driven and continually strive to ‘dream big’. I’m certain this idea of dreaming grandly will resonate wholeheartedly with Crown’s valued clients,” says Jacki-Lee Munckton, Director of JACK LEE Australia.

The launch sees AFL captain Andrew Swallow of the North Melbourne Football Club along with Miss Universe Australia finalist and international model Kirsten Clemens showcase the pyjama range in an opulent campaign photoshoot, captured onsite at Crown Towers Melbourne in one of the lavish suite rooms.

The Crown by JACK LEE Australia designs were created by fashion aficionado Robin Alexander who has over twelve years of experience in the industry. Drawing on her experience working on Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2013/14 collection which took its inspiration from men’s traditional pyjama sets, Robin has taken cues from preppy international brands such as Lacoste, Prada and Tommy Hilfiger to create classically inspired sleepwear exclusively for Crown Towers.

The pyjamas will be available for sale through Crown Gifts online and retail stores.

 

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The Business of Briefs

By Lucas Spezzacatena

Here at JACK LEE Australia, we love hearing about local labels who share our passion of helping the wider community. ZAYN Underwear is one of those labels doing so whilst making your 'package' look oh so good - all at the same time! We sit down with the man behind it all - Jarryd Haefele...

So, tell us a little bit about Zayn Underwear?

I've developed a brand of underwear called Zayn. It's all about looking and feeling comfortable whilst at the same time, giving back and knowing you’re doing a good thing!

The idea came about one day by purely wanting to be my own boss and also creating my own brand identity. I'd read articles and read some really fascinating stories on origins of other major labels. I knew it was something I wanted to do, and from that moment it was a dream I haven't let go of.

I began researching ideas to creating my own business, and knew I had to start off small. I found underwear to be fascinating with the different styles, colours and materials and thought, I'll give it a go. I sat down and sketched a few ideas in my bedroom, asked my friends what they liked wearing, and then I was off!

 And how did this great idea of donating to beyondblue come about?

The next step I wanted to achieve was to be able to give back to an organisation that was close to my heart. I didn't just want to make money, I wanted to give back. Having had family members diagnosed with depression and anxiety, I chose beyondblue. 

 


What's the design process in creating a pair of Zayn undies? (I don't think it's as easy as everyone may think!)

Having had NO experience in fashion design, I had a lot to learn. From different materials, to different cuts, measurements - practically EVERYTHING. I can cheekily say that Google was a big help! But I consider myself a fast learner, and one of my favourite things to do is teach myself something new.

I have a degree in graphic design, so I knew my way around Photoshop and Illustrator which came in handy when creating the mock designs to send away to be produced. To me this process was the best part! (Apart from receiving my first samples and holding the product in my hands).

 
What makes a 'good' pair of undies?

I find the best pair of undies need 

  1. Support
  2. To look good 
  3. Most importantly - comfort.

Zayn can be worn all day, fits snug around the important areas... and doesn't ride up like most brands. I think I've converted a few guys to wearing Zayn underwear!

         

I'm sure it can be incredibly satisfying and humbling to see the funds from this collaboration at work in the community. What kinds of initiatives do the funds raised go towards supporting?

The money that is raised for beyondblue is directed towards funding their programs, research and campaigns which in turn increases awareness of depression and anxiety, reduces the stigma that comes along with it, improves help-seeking and facilitates learning, collaboration, innovation and most importantly - research.

And let's finish up with a quick fast five!

1. Best underwear ad of all time?

The latest Calvin Klein commercial with Justin Bieber. It's not the best of all time, but it definitely had people talking about it, which was the intention, no doubt!

2. Favourite stiff drink?

I do like Vodka.

3. AFL Team?

North Melbourne!

4. Most inspiring person?

Walt Disney for sure, he has so many great quotes but my favourite is "If you can dream it, you can do it."

5. Sydney or Melbourne? 

Having lived in both, I have to say Melbourne. 



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New Year's WHAT?!

By Lucas Spezzacatena


With 2015 well and truly into full swing (sitting at your desk and blissfully day-dreaming of still being on holidays), we’ve all most likely broken one or even all of our New Year’s resolutions. Yes, yes, those same pesky resolutions to which we solemnly swore to keeping just days prior. Broken. Shattered. Non-existent. Embarrassingly so, probably.

 

Though never fear! We at JACK LEE Australia appreciate your first-world hardships and so have sat down and etched out a handful of realistic, sustainable resolutions which you’re welcome to embark on for the coming year but hey, no need to thank us!

 

Smile More

Possibly the most simple and modest of our suggestions, it is widely recognised that merely smiling (even forced smiling!) can move you to being happier and healthier. According to the science, the act of smiling activates the release of endorphins, serotonin and dopamine that in turn, help reduce stress and elicit positive emotions, as we start to actually feel happier. Strangely enough, much like yawning (which to quickly note, is not one of our thoughtful suggestions), smiling is actually contagious. Studies across Northern Europe show that humans can’t help but mimic the facial expressions of others which in turn influences their emotions! When you smile, you automatically appear more attractive, inviting, relaxed and sincere to those around you. The main takeaway: work your smile a little more – if you’re not sure how to react in a situation, a smile never hurts! Amy Cuddy provided a fascinating TED Talk on the profound impact of body language, including smiling, on our lives – give it a watch below.


 

Set Aside Personal Time

It sounds easy enough right? Well then how do we find ourselves never having a minute purely alone? Funny that! In an age where we are inundated with social media platforms and tech, it seems almost impossible to not be socially connected 24/7. Well, in 2015 we’re making a point (and perhaps, so should you!) of purposely setting aside time on our lonesome at least once a week. Lock up the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, even your LinkedIn (don’t fret, those lucrative job connections will still be there after an hour) and be fearless in kicking your shoes off and enjoying the company of someone you haven’t for quite a while – you! Hey, you may even decide to revisit an old hobby from years gone by.

 

 Uphold a regular health & fitness regime

Be gone with the funky diets and Biggest Loser – esque boot camps! It’s more than safe to say that we've all experienced these doing far more harm than good. Or is that just me? Anyway… the positive effects of simple routine and simple exercise are widely known – put them together and you've a foolproof way of sticking to a regular fitness regime. Whether it be regular jogging, walking the family pup, yoga (be sure to check out our Yoga blog in our archives) or even just running around the kids which counts as exercise in itself,  you’ll see a steady reduction in stress as well as improvements in energy, mood and sleep. In fact, studies cited in the Harvard Business Review cheekily point out that healthy – looking individuals are perceived by others as better leaders than even ‘intelligent – looking’ people.

 

 

Don’t commit to unrealistic New Year’s Resolutions

Not to be tossing negativity towards the idea of New Year’s Resolutions – hey, some 45% of Australians make at least one each year – but what spurred us writing this blog was continually seeing myself, work colleagues and countless friends shamefully unable to keep to our resolutions each year! And then subsequently lamenting our woes to each other for the next week at least. Our tip is to keep your resolutions relatively broad and hone in on one particular resolution at a time. You may just find that the success of fulfilling one resolve unconsciously spurs you to fulfil another!

We’d love you all to share your own New Year’s Resolutions or even your hilarious failed resolutions on our Facebook page or Instagram!

And cheers to a resolutions – filled 2015!

 

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On the Rise

By Jacki-Lee Munckton

The rev of the engine. The dead silence before a serve. That final minute mark. Read why these three Perth sports superstars have every sporting fanatic and the nation as a whole jumping up from their chairs.

 

Daniel Ricciardo

As an avid go – karter during his youth, it was a natural progression for the twenty – four year old to end up where he is now – as one of the nation’s youngest and most promising professional racing car drivers.

After displaying consistent performances and success throughout the Formula Renault, Formula Three and Formula Renault 3.5 series, Ricciardo was chosen as the replacement for legend Mark Webber at Infiniti Red Bull Racing at the beginning of the 2014 Formula One season.

As part of the season, to date, the Perth youngster has shone, winning both the Canadian and Hungarian Grand Prix, even beating team mate Sebastian Vettel, a four-time world champion. Although still relatively new to the pro realm, Ricciardo has already been hailed by many industry experts as the future of Australian pro – racing.

As his dad Joe jokes, “Yes, they’re trying to claim him in Italy, but his roots are here and he’s got the Aussie flag on his helmet.”

Ricciardo after winning the Belgian Grand Prix – August 2014

Ricciardo racing for Infiniti Red Bull at the Spanish Grand Prix – May 2014

 

Casey Dellacqua

When it comes to women’s tennis, Casey Dellacqua takes the cake as Perth’s rising star. Always being an active member of local tennis clubs and teams, at the tender age of sixteen she headed to Canberra to train with the Australian Institute of Sport.

Dellacqua’s breakthrough came on home soil in 2008 when she reached the fourth round of the Australian Open. The performance secured her the prestigious title of Australia’s highest ranked female tennis player, surpassing Alicia Molik.

Plagued by a string of injury troubles and surgery throughout 2009 and 2010, she returned fighting, taking out the 2011 French Open Mixed Doubles Championship alongside American Scott Lipsky – her first ever win in a grand slam.

Following continual solid success and growth, Dellacqua now finds herself ranked at a career high of No. 29 - and the only way is up!

Casey Dellacqua & Scott Lipsky celebrate their French Open Mixed Doubles win

Dellacqua after defeating Karolina Pliskova during the 2014 US Open

 

Nic Naitanui

No doubt about it, Nic Nat (as he’s favourably come to be known by) is the most recognisable face in WA footy and perhaps the AFL itself.

After playing impressively for the Swan Districts in the WAFL and being fiercely pursued by several AFL clubs, Naitanui was eventually snapped up by the West Coast Eagles in the 2008 National Draft.

Standing at an impressive 201cm, the youngster quickly became one of the most exciting and promising new players of the game that constantly has the nation talking. So much so that he was honoured with a nomination for the NAB Rising Star Award in 2010, which was followed up with him earning his first All Australian Team nomination in late 2012.

Off the footy pitch, Naitanui recognises his community duty and takes pride in being one of the eleven Australia Post AFL multicultural ambassadors. “I know in my own childhood, as someone who was a little different to most other kids, footy was a great integration tool for me. Hopefully, with an even more diverse society now, I can help kids belong,” he says.

Naitanui soars above the rest – West Coast Eagles v Carlton Round 14, 2011

Nic Nat proud to be one of the AFL’s key multicultural ambassadors

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