EASTON WOOD: BEHIND THE SCENES
"Enjoy the moment; we look forward so much sometimes, we forget to celebrate the little things".
— Easton Wood
We at Uncle Jack couldn’t be more excited for our upcoming release of our collaboration with 2016 Premiership captain of the Western Bulldogs, Easton Wood. Easton is class act both on and off the field and whilst understated in many ways he plays with a certain amount of flair that made him a perfect fit for Uncle Jack.
Drafted in 2007 at pick 43, Easton quickly developed into one of the AFL’s most exciting defenders particularly with his aerial ability to take a huge speccy’s at any time. However, Easton is much more than an exciting moment, he is a true general down back earning All-Australian honors in 2015 and ultimately was named the Western Bulldogs captain and in 2016 he led his side to premiership glory for only the second time in their history.
Perched upon a rooftop overlooking the MCG, the spiritual home of AFL, felt to be the perfect setting for our photoshoot with Easton to symbolise his view when he soars for a mark.
Designing the watches was an enjoyable process between our designer and Easton in which Easton wanted to create something he wanted to wear and could be worn with just about any outfit. The striking but understated design evolved naturally given Easton and Uncle Jack shared vision was aligned from the get-go.
The hardest decision came down to the colour, given black is a favourite of both Easton and Uncle Jack, however there was something about the tan leather with white dial version that just caught the eye. In the end we all felt we had no choice but to just go with both.
SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW EASTON WOOD?
Who is Easton Wood away from football? What else aside from football do you enjoy doing?
I’ve got two wonderful young kids (Tilly 18 months & Freddie 5 months). They certainly keep my wife Tiff and I very busy! I also love taking our dog for a walk.
How does fashion play a part in your life? What are some of your favourite brands other than Uncle Jack?
I don’t generally follow fashion too closely but when I’m making a purchase I go for something of high quality and generally understated so that it will last a long time. One of my favorite brands is Scotch & Soda.
What drew you to design this watch with Uncle Jack? What about these watches are Easton Wood?
As I mentioned above, I love quality and understated pieces. We worked closely together to create something that exuded these qualities and I’m rapt with the result. The watches can be a feature piece at a wedding or worn day to day; and suit both situations perfectly. I love the versatility.
How would you style or wear these watches?
I would match the Black and Gold watch with dark colors and love wearing it with a suit. The Tan and White watch looks great with blue jeans and a white shirt.
What do you think of Bailey Smith’s mullet?
It’s almost safe to say he has brought the mullet back. Whether that’s actually a good thing or not, I’m not so sure haha.
Finally, what are two tips you have for your fans to #OwnYourTime?
- Enjoy the moment; we look forward so much sometimes we forget to celebrate the little things.
- Don’t skip leg day.
Our highly anticipated collaboration with Easton Wood can now be seen on our website and will launch on Thursday the 22nd of April at 7:30pm.
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