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It’s so easy to plough your way through the year without acknowledging the rolling seasons in your choice of workwear, opting for the same designer clothing, suit, shirt and tie combinations regardless of the date. However we’re in favour of a more nuanced approach to your suiting game: thoughtful dressing that reflects the time of the year not onl…
How to Finesse Father’s Day GiftingSupport, wisdom and the occasional bad joke: we owe our dads a lot. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a top-to-toe guide (literally) of our finest accessories, to help you select the perfect present for him. SocksYes, a pair of socks can be a predictable gift. But sometimes a classic is considered a classic for a …
While we’ve got no problem with stepping into a different pair of shoes every day of the year, there are a few styles that should anchor any modern man’s footwear collection. Read on to make sure you’ve got the basics covered. Oxford The classic lace-up Oxford leather men's shoe is the single most important dress shoe a man can own. Equally adept f…
 It wasn’t a runway for fast fashion, but the fashion was certainly fast and furious at the Myer Autumn 17 Launch last night. Aquila Menswear and Footwear were exclusively selected to feature on the menswear catwalk as Myer officially launched its collaboration with Tesla electric cars in association with its AW17 fashion range. The underground car…
Part 3: A Tailored Way to take on Europe. 26 days, 6 Cities, 3 Planes and 6 Trains later we have weaved our way from London to Rome, to give you the lowdown on all the do’s and don’ts when it comes to travelling around Europe. Here is our top spots to eat drink and shop in each city: London Where to Eat: The offering as far as food goes in London i…
Part 2 – Coastal Calling After making our way through Milan and Florence, we’d definitely got accustomed to an Aperol Spritz each afternoon and little gelato post dinner. After a lot of unpacking and repacking out of hotel rooms we decided it was time to head to the Amalfi Coast for some R&R. To give you an idea of what the Amalfi Coast is like…thi…
Part 1: Cultural Enlightenment  After a week of fine tailoring, a heat wave and black pudding in London, we were feeling the need for a change in scenery. Packing our bags, we jetted across the English Channel to the city of love: Paris! Jumping off the Eurorail late afternoon in Paris, four heavy suitcases in tow and peak hour congestion, our emot…
Sir Hardy Amies wrote The ABC of Men's Fashion and knew that when it came to summing up a man's worth, many people look at shoes first and the wallet second. It's an approach that Aquila has built its business on, supplying Australian men with European-inspired casual and business footwear. If you're stepping out to get noticed this season, the tea…

How to Look Good in Navy

29 April 2016

There are certain things that every man can look good in – and one of those things is a navy suit. This traditionally masculine, universally flattering shade has been embraced by the menswear crowd as a smart yet adventurous alternative to black. Here are our tips on how to wear it. Invest in staplesA navy blazer is one of the smartest garments a m…
Aquila is a family business founded in 1958, from humble beginnings in a small casual and business shoe factory in Melbourne, Australia. Building a reputation for quality shoes with Italian suit styling and traditional construction techniques, the Aquila name quickly became synonymous with well–crafted footwear.Over the following few decades, expan…