A boost for Australia’s fine wool, a win for devotees of quality

The fine wool industry is delighted with the recent announcement that the luxury Italian fashion label Zegna is to buy a majority share of Achill, a 2564 hectare sheep property near Armidale, NSW. This acquisition will enable Zegna to be involved in every step of the...

New police uniform out in force

Powerful, solid and yes at times intimidating. Victoria Police’s new darker blue (nearly black) uniform is bringing a New York feel to the streets. Chief Commissioner Key Lay and his command team have been wearing the new look since last week and it’s to...

Woolies opt for denim

Woolworths Australia has changed its dress code and gone denim. In our opinion, this policy will not survive in the long term. Our reasons for this are varied. However, for the sake of this article, we note that in turbulent economic climate, denim as a uniform does...

Michelle Obama the real power behind the President

According to a new book soon to be released, the real power behind the presidential throne of Barack Obama’s White House is Michelle Obama. In The Obamas, writer Jodi Kantor, a respected New York Times reporter,   draws on interviews with 33 current and former...