After a big year on the footy field, Melbourne Football Club’s Bernie Vince and Hawthorn Football Club’s Josh Gibson are heading to the racecourse in their new roles at Myer Spring Racing Ambassadors. We sat down with the AFL superstars to get to know them a little better…
Left: Bernie Vince wears VAN HEUSEN Suit jacket, trouser & tie | VAN HEUSEN EURO Business shirt
Right: Josh Gibson wears PIERRE CARDIN Suit jacket (available in selected stores), trouser & business shirt | BLAQ Tie & pocket square
hawthorn football club’s josh gibson
The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is smack the alarm and take the dog for a walk.
My favourite Melbourne dinner spot is Chin Chin.
During the off season, an ideal Sunday would be spent sleeping in, then a late brunch at Il Fornaio in St Kilda or at Brighton School House and have a good read of the papers. Then getting out of Melbourne and heading down to Daylesford.
My summer holiday destination this year is LA and Palm springs for a week, then I’m thinking about coming back and getting some sun in the Maldives.
My first experience of the Spring Carnival was when I was in year 9 in 1998, a friend’s parents got a Nursery Carpark. My school mates and I ran wild.
My number one tip for a day at the races is comfortable shoes. If you don’t have comfortable shoes it’s going to be a very painful day
My outfit for the races is always tailored and not too over the top.
I pick my horses based on one of my mates giving me form that never ends up being good form.
At the races, men should never wear a badly tailored suit. A cheaper tailored suit is always better than an expensive ill-fitting suit. And men should never wear white shoes.
melbourne football club’s bernie vince
The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is snooze my alarm twice.
My favourite Melbourne dinner spot is Squires Loft or Wagyu Ya.
During the off season, an ideal Sunday would be spent in a beer garden with some of my good mates.
My Summer holiday destination this year is Bali.
My first experience of the Spring Carnival was in 2011. I played international rules on the Friday night before Derby. It was a great day.
My number one tip for a day at the races is a good night’s sleep as you might not be getting any sleep afterwards.
My outfit for the races is always very last minute, but Myer are helping me out this year so I’m a bit more organised.
I pick my horses based on Mark Ricciuto’s tips.
At the races, men should never wear white shoes.
Left: Bernie wears CALVIN KLEIN Suit jacket, trouser, shirt & tie | AQUILA Balmoral shoes available at selected stores
Right: Bernie wears CAMBRIDGE Suit jacket & trouser | BOSTON BROTHERS Business shirt & tie
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