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By Sam Diamond

The Festival of Steve

On Saturday, June 3 The Festival of Steve sets up shop at the Kelvin Club from 11am- 5pm. The Festival is an annual celebration of Melbourne’s modern men. The Festival of Steve showcases unique designers, retailers, purveyors of classic merchandise, stylists and outfitters that reside within Melbourne to rejoice in being a thoroughly modern gentleman.

2017 is the events fifth year and is hosted by City Precinct and supported by City of Melbourne at The Kelvin Club.

This year exhibitors include dynamic new start ups Article By Courtney Holm (A.BCH), Kimshu, Noble by Boble, Melbourne Watch Co., MET Designs, Trimly and Wawa Chocolatier as well as the return of Festival of Steve faithfuls such as Carl Nave – Individually Tailored, Farrah Life Equipment, Fortis Green Apparel, Lord Coconut, Mens Biz, Sally Mackinnon – Stylist for Men, Sinkonah Tonic, Little Brixton and The Wondersnack Co.

The Kelvin Club is a private members club formed in 1865 and located 14- 30 Melbourne Place, Melbourne. The Kelvin Clubhouse was originally built in 1873 as a warehouse by JB Watson and served as a radio station for numerous broadcasters before The Kelvin Club took up residency.

The event is free entry and will offer tastings of some of Melbourne’s finest food and beverage as well as give you the chance to chat with those that keep the fellows primped, preened and perfectly presented.

The Festival of Steve and City Precinct support Beyond Blue and donations will be accepted on arrival.

Festival of Steve

A festival for those who appreciate a certain dapper aesthetic

Gents (and ladies who don’t mind a well-tailored pantsuit), lock in your calendar for the Festival of Steve, a celebration of Melbourne’s modern gentlemen. The city’s stylists, retailers, and designers of timeless menswear and lifestyle products will be gathered at festival hub the exclusive Kelvin Club for a day of all things dapper.

Kelvin Club will be turned into a menswear market as the city’s best retailers showcase everything from leather goods to tailored formalwear. This year’s exhibitors include Article By Courtney Holm (A.BCH), Kimshu, Melbourne Watch Co, MET Designs and Wawa Chocolatier as well as Festival of Steve favourites Carl Nave, Farrah Life Equipment, Lord Coconut, Mens Biz and more.

The event is free, however the festival will be accepting donations for Beyondblue on arrival.

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THE FESTIVAL OF STEVE – MELBOURNE’S ANNUAL MEN’S EVENT

Festival of Steve

THE FESTIVAL OF STEVE – MELBOURNE’S ANNUAL MEN’S EVENT

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As the City Precinct oversees a community network of over 100 businesses, the promotion of new and upcoming businesses throughout various industries across Melbourne through events such as the Festival of Steve denotes the organisation’ commitment to providing “opportunities for members to showcase their products and services.’

As a free event, guests are encouraged to network and educate themselves amongst the various industries present at the festival. Whether it be to indulge in the variety of fine food and beverages on offer, or network with some of the leading local brands in Melbourne, the experience will surely leave a lasting impression of creativity and ingenuity.

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Festival of Steve

City Precinct President, Carl Nave, said in a statement that the festival prides itself on creating an environment where men can come together and celebrate a variety of likes and interests that are targeted specifically to them, a place where they feel comfortable to do so.

“It is very important for us to promote our new members and up and coming businesses,” said Carl.

“The festival provides an opportunity for the general public to engage with local traders and artisans whilst the Kelvin Club opens their doors for a one-day-only extravaganza. We see the Kelvin Club as the ultimate man cave and the perfect location for our festival.”

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With the festival celebrating its fifth-year anniversary, the idea for a fashionable venue was settled with none other than the exclusive Kelvin Club in Melbourne Place being chosen to host the 2017 event.

“We see the Kelvin Club as the ultimate man cave and the perfect location for our festival,” says Carl, “and this year we are thrilled to have the likes of ABCH, Little Brixton, Kimshu and Melbourne Watch Co as well as for the first time showcasing a small selection of rare and vintage sports cars, thanks to our good friends at Motorclassica.”

Doors will open at the Kelvin Club at precisely 11 am in the morning on June 3 and will remain open until 5 pm that same the evening. So without further ado, if you’re looking for an undivided event topped with inclusive perks such as complimentary shoe shining experience, and the chance to taste the finest food and experience some the finest beverages in town, the festival is definitely an event not to miss. The full program of the festival is available below.


JUNE 3 FESTIVAL PROGRAM


11 am – Doors open to the public – Come in and see what’s on show from Festival of Steve’s eclectic mix of exhibitors.

12 pm – 1 pm – Complimentary shoe shining – brought to you by Fortis Green Shoeshine.

1 pm – Tastings begin – Enjoy a selection of beers, wines and spirits from our sponsor’s Vantage, Colonial, Six Foot Six and Bertie Cider.

2 pm – Rare and vintage cars – Pop down to the laneway outside the Kelvin Club to check out a selection of rare and vintage cars.

2.30 pm – Pool competition – sign up on the day and be in to win a goodie bag worth over $250

5 pm Doors Close – that’s it, folks, see you next year!


For more information about the Festival of Steve, click here.

Thanks Tri Edition!

MEN’S BIZ: THE CLEAN SHAVE

Firstly, a special thanks to the Festival of Steve for organising the visit to Men’s Biz! Also a shout-out to Liam and Brian for being such amazing hosts!

In collaboration with the Festival of Steve, Men’s Biz hosted a special session for a haircut or a hot towel shave. At the time, I recently got a haircut so I went for a shave. I know what you’re thinking, and it’s probably down the line of how Brian, the barber, reacted: “We’ve never had an Asian came in who can grow a beard!” (HAHA!)

To most gents, this traditional concept of shaving is foreign, especially in the modern age, and they don’t really understand why or how it works compared to shaving at home.

So why go for a hot towel shave? Are there any benefits to it?

As a guy who shaves 3-4 times a week, I can tell you that there is a lot of difference! First of all, the time taken to shave. At home, if we were to take our time, we would take approximately 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, a hot towel shave would take up to 30 minutes. Secondly, most of us don’t have all of the tools for a hot towel shave. Thirdly, not everyone is confident with a straight razor. And lastly, a hot towel shave can result in giving you smooth skin and other health benefits, such as:

  • It softens and opens up your pours;
  • It provides a closer shaver;
  • It helps get rid of any impurities cramped in your skin;
  • It soaks up the steam and heat to moisturise and cleanse your skin.
  • It blocks out unwanted razor burn or redness; and
  • Massaging the skin stimulates the nerves and promotes circulation.

From my personal experience, there is no better shave than able to lie back and relax, getting the cleanest shave and coming out revitalised. It is a practice I’d recommend to every guy to do once or twice a month.

If you haven’t yet experienced a hot towel shave, be sure to book in with your local barber and get that fresh clean shave!

For more, visit Men’s Biz and Festival of Steve.

Photographer: Liam Sardea

Photographer: Liam Sardea

On Tuesday Festival of Steve treated Melbourne based dapper Instagram legend Gerry of @gezzaseyes fame to a shoeshine with Fortis Green Shoeshine at Collins Square’s  weekly ‘Tuesday Shoesday’ event.

Gerry 1

It was then off to Mens Biz at The Royal Arcade for a cut and trim of Gerry’s famous quiff and beard.

Gerry 3

Fortis Green will be shining shoes and Men’s Biz will be displaying all things men’s grooming at The Festival of Steve on 03 June at The Kelvin Club.

Time Out Melbourne April 27 2017

Festival of Steve

Gents (and ladies who don’t mind a well-tailored pantsuit), lock in your calendar for the Festival of Steve, a celebration of Melbourne’s modern gentlemen. The city’s stylists, retailers, and designers of timeless menswear and lifestyle products will be gathered at festival hub the exclusive Kelvin Club for a day of all things dapper.

Kelvin Club will be turned into a menswear market as the city’s best retailers showcase everything from leather goods to tailored formalwear. This year’s exhibitors include Article By Courtney Holm (A.BCH), Kimshu, Melbourne Watch Co, MET Designs and Wawa Chocolatier as well as Festival of Steve favourites Carl Nave, Farrah Life Equipment, Lord Coconut, Mens Biz and more.

The event is free, however the festival will be accepting donations for Beyondblue on arrival.

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Iconic Menswear Blog ‘Man of Many’ showcased The Festival of Steve on their awesome blog yesterday. Check out the article here Man of Many or check it out below.

Festival of Steve is an Annual Celebration of the Modern Man

By Michael Vane in Entertainment on

For one day only, you can gain entry to an exclusive members club without being related to a current member, knowing the secret handshake or braving through a torturous initiation. You can skip all the pain Homer Simpson felt when he was initiated into The Stonecutters. On June 3, Melbourne’s City Precinct will host the annual Festival of Steve, an event that celebrates the modern man by showcasing unique designers, retailers, purveyors of classic merchandise, stylists and outfitters from across Melbourne. The festival is held at the members only The Kelvin Club, one of the oldest exclusive clubs in the city.

This year, exhibitors include dynamic start-ups Article by Courtney Holm, Kimshu, Noble by Boble, Man of Many favourites Melbourne Watch Co., MET Designs, Trimly and Wawa Chocolatier as well as the return of Carl Nave – Individually Tailored, Farrah Life Equipment, Fortis Green Apparel, Lord Coconut, Mens Biz, Sally Mackinnon – Stylist for Men, Sinkonah Tonic, Little Brixton and The Wondersnack Co.

Venue The Kelvin Club is a private members-only club formed in 1865 and located at 14-30 Melbourne Place, Melbourne. The club was originally built in 1873 as a warehouse for JB Watson and also served as a radio station for numerous broadcasters before The Kelvin Club took up residence. The club held a long history of admitting only males until 1995 when changes to liquor licensing laws opened the doors to female members. To join this exclusive club, one must be referred by a current member, and a seconder, before approval from a committee. However, The Kelvin Club’s doors are open to all for the Festival of Steve.

Festival of Steve will offer tastings of some of Melbourne’s finest food and Beverage as well as giving you the opportunity to chat with those who keep men primped, preened and perfectly presented. Entry to the event is free, but donations to support Beyond Blue will be accepted upon your arrival. We’ll see you at The Kelvin Club June 3 for everything stylish and manly.

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Festival of Steve are excited to announce a selection of rare and vintage cars will be on display in the lane-way outside the Kelvin Club on 03 June. They include this mint condition Alfa Romeo 105.

Vintage cars for the modern man!

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Melbourne’s favorite festival for the man gives you a chance to see inside one of the city’s oldest members only clubs on Saturday, June 3

Festival  of  Steve Melbourne’s favorite festival for the man gives you a chance to see inside one of the city’s oldest members only clubs on Saturday, June 3. The  Festival  of  Steve  sets  up  shop  at  the  exclusive  Kelvin  Club.
The  annual  celebration  of  Melbourne’s  modern  men,  The  Festival  of  Steve   show cases unique  designers,  retailers,  purveyors  of  classic  merchandise,  stylists   and  outfitters that  reside  within Melbourne  to  rejoice  in  being  a  thoroughly  modern   gentleman.  2017  is  the  events  fifth year  and  is  hosted  by  City  Precinct  and   supported  by City  of  Melbourne  at  The  Kelvin  Club.
This  year    exhibitors  include  dynamic  new  start  ups  Article  By  Courtney  Holm   (A.BCH),  Kimshu,  Noble  by  Boble,  Melbourne  Watch  Co.,  MET  Designs,  Trimly   and  Wawa  Chocolatier  as  well  as  the  return  of  Festival  of  Steve  faithfuls such  as   Carl  Nave  -­ Individually  Tailored,  Farrah  Life  Equipment,  Fortis  Green  Apparel,   Lord  Coconut,  Mens Biz,  Sally  Mackinnon  -­Stylist  for  Men,  Sinkonah Tonic,  Little   Brixton  and  The  WondersnackCo.

The  Kelvin  Club  is  a  private  members  club  formed  in  1865  and  located  14-­ 30Melbourne  Place,  Melbourne.  The  Kelvin  Clubhouse  was  originally  built  in   1873  as  a  warehouse  by  JB  Watson  and  served  as  a  radio  station  for  numerous   broadcasters  before  The  Kelvin  Club  took  up  residency.  Female  members  were   only  admitted  into  the  Kelvin  Club  as  a  result of  changes  to  liquor  licensing  laws  in   1995.  Its  is  a  member  only  club  and  membership  is  by  referral  from  a current   member  and  requires  a  seconder  as  well  as  approval  by  the  committee,  however   it’s  doors  will  be  open  to  all  on  Saturday,  June  3.
The  event  is  free  entry  and  will  offer  tastings  of  some  of  Melbourne’s  finest  food   and  beverage  as  well  as  give  you  the  chance  to  chat  with  those  that  keep  the   fellows  primped,  preened  and  perfectly  presented.  The  Festival of  Steve  and  City   Precinct  support  Beyond  Blue  and  donations  will  be  accepted  on  arrival.