Myer Menswear Spring Racing Bernie Vince Josh Gibson

From the Football Field to the Race Track

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…

Myer Menswear Spring Racing Bernie Vince Josh Gibson

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.

Josh Gibson Myer menswear Spring Racing

Left: Josh wears WOLF KANAT Suit jacket, trouser, shirt & tie
Right: Josh wears JEFF BANKS STVDIO Suit jacket & trouser | JEFF BANKS Shirt & tie | FLORSHEIM 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.

Bernie Vince Myer spring racing menswear

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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3 thoughts on “From the Football Field to the Race Track

  1. Earlier this month I went shopping in your Melbourne CBD store. I went to the third floor where 2 sales assistance, busy restocking shelving, acknowledged me with “Hello, how are you?” to which I said “Hello, I’m lost.” Neither assistant followed this opening up with “How can I help?” Both went on about their business.
    Subsequently I found several items and headed to the changing room. There was no one around so I went in and started trying on clothes. Pulling on a pair of pants I felt a pain in the back of my leg. I put my hand down and found blood. Worried that the blood would go on the trousers I quickly pulled them off and checked to see what had caused the problem. It appeared the anti theft device had come apart and because it had been put on with the pin head on the outside the sharp piece had scrapped up the back of my thigh. The other end was lying on the floor.
    I put my own trousers on and went to see if I could get some help. There was no one around.
    Concerned that I had left all my worldly goods in the change room I kept going back and forward until at last I could see a sales person in the distance. After telling her my problem I returned to wait in the change room while she went to get assistance. Nothing happened.
    When I came out again I found the same lady and realized that we’d not discussed where I would wait for her. She, meantime, had found a first aid person but was concerned that he was male. She was waiting for a female.
    A young lady eventually appeared along with the floor manager. The first aid kit was huge but didn’t have the right bandage for a long wound. However, the girl was charming and did her best.
    The floor manager asked me to help with filling in a form in case further treatment was required.
    I purchased one top and left.
    So what do I think?
    If Myer are trying to save money by reducing staff it is false, false, false, economy. With assistance.I would have purchased more. With trained staff the anti theft device would have been attached properly. The floor manager should have had the authority to apologize to a customer hurt through the stores mishandling of the anti-theft device by offering a discount or certificate or something, anything, but obviously Myer don’t empower their staff sufficiently for her to do that.
    After leaving Myer I went to H&M. Whereas Myer were selling Polyester clothing for high prices H&M were selling 100% cotton for less than $40.00. While Myer was empty of customers and sales staff, H&M was crowded and fully staffed.
    I hope this feedback helps a store I had looked forward to visiting and was bitterly disappointed with. Having told my story to people in Melbourne and back here, in New Zealand, I find a number of people saying that Myer has lost its way.
    Good luck!

    • Hi Christine, we have acknowledged your information and sincerely hope you are ok from what has happened. We have forwarded this information across to the Customer Service Center Team Leader to follow up and she will contact you shortly via the email address you have provided, to discuss what has occurred. Thanks.

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