On Hollywood Road

Mural Painting

Posted in Uncategorized by Alex Daye on September 6, 2010

Avid readers will note that we’ve been off the grid for a while; this, however, does not mean, that like most inhabitants of our fair city, we’ve jetted off for the beaches of Thailand or the drier climes of Europe- quite to the contrary, we’ve been in the midst of a massive redecoration of our shop to commemorate our first year in business, and after almost as much sweat and loss of sleep as we endured to open Moustache in the first place, we’re finally within spitting distance of finishing. Of course, we couldn’t have done it on our own; we’re honored that our dear friend James Dignan, who’s been with us since the beginning, took some time from his busy schedule in Sydney to paint a big mural on our back wall. James is a fantastically talented artist, designer and illustrator, and working with him on the new shop has been nothing short of a dream. We’ve also officially re-located j.a.daye, our bespoke tailoring service, from our old space on Hollywood Road, to the Aberdeen Street shop. We hope this will make for a simpler experience for our customers. We are hiring now for part time and full time shop assistants, so if you are or know any super stylish young gents interested, please send yourselves our way. We’ll unveil the new shop Thursday night, one year to the day since we opened Moustache; in the meantime, while we dot all our I’s and cross all our T’s (and try to get some rest), enjoy these photos of the mural painting…

original sketch

James tracing the sketch projected on the wall

Ellis at work on the pagoda

ellis at work on the lettering

the painting commences

alas, the work must go on

some more new artwork: on the left, by James, on the right, by Eric Raspaut

me in front of our very clever new “book shelves”

the man himself


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  1. sergio said, on September 6, 2010 at 11:30 am

    very clever bookshelves indeed! love them. and love the mural 🙂

    • jadaye said, on September 7, 2010 at 5:43 am

      thanks Sergio! can’t wait to see you thursday…

  2. Anton said, on September 6, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I can tell that the mural is going to be amazing! Congratulations on your first year and here’s to a brighter future for Moustache!

  3. anna said, on September 11, 2010 at 7:17 am

    great to see these process shots.

    • jadaye said, on September 12, 2010 at 5:22 am

      It was fun to do. Come and see the finished result!

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