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Trend On The Street // The Sweatpant Posted on 19 Oct 01:33 , 0 comments

Whats not to love about wearing sneakers to work, or sweatpants to lunch? “Sportsluxe”, “Athleisure”… Call it what you will, leisurewear as everydaywear has become de rigueur and we love it. Our favourite athleisure look is of course the sweatpant.  Teamed with a vintage tee and leather sneakers or matching cashmere sweater and Springcourts, the sweatpant has become our wardrobe staple on highest rotation and we couldn’t be happier about it.

The Beach Pant is the perfect casually luxurious sweatpant. 100% cashmere with a wide drawstring waistband, ribbing at the ankles, side pockets and signature B&M hand-sewn xx detailing, the Beach Pants get softer with wear and can be worn curled up on the couch, to and from yoga, to lunch or the school pick-up and drop-off.  Pair them with sneakers and your favourite t-shirt and thank us later.

The Sea Pant is a light-weight, incredibly beautiful silk & cashmere blend alternative for the warmer seasons. Once you try them you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. xxx


Sweatpants in Vogue

Vogue US, 1976


Vogue US, 1984


Vogue France, 2010


Vogue US, 2011


Vogue Australia, 2014


Muted Tones


Shop the Beach Pants, Grey here
Shop the Beach Pants, Wheat here
Shop the Sea Pants, Grey here 



 Shop the Beach Pants, Navy here
Shop the Beach Pants, Black here
Shop the Sea Pants, Black here 

Statement Colours

Shop the Beach Pants, Klein Blue here
Shop the Beach Pants, Sky Blue here



Shop the Beach Pants, Navy here
Shop the Surfer Crew, Navy here

Shop the Beach Pants, Heather Grey here 
Shop the Sloppy Jojo, Heather Grey here

Shop the Beach Pants, Black Marle here
Shop the Speakeasy Cable, Black Marle here

Shop the Beach Pants, Black here
Shop the Surfer Crew, Black here



Trend On The Street // The Roll Neck Cable Posted on 12 Oct 14:32 , 0 comments

The roll neck cable is the perfect trans-seasonal staple. Whether paired with skinny jeans and ankle boots, layered over a leather skirt or thrown together with denim cut-offs, the cable will take you from Winter through to Spring with absolute ease.
The Surfer Cable is our bestselling cable staple. Our most luxurious and bestselling sweater in 100% cashmere with a fisherman knit detail, slightly oversized, relaxed style, extended arms and high roll neck, the Surfer is the most luxurious way to wear the cable trend. Now restocked in all our bestselling colours across all sizes.
The Speakeasy Cable is a perfect alternative if you prefer the single cable detail on the front with contrast buttery soft suede elbow detailing.

Black Minimalism

Shop the Surfer Cable in Black here.

Black Marle Simplicity

Shop the Speakeasy Cable, Black Marle here.
Shop the Surfer Cable, Heather Grey here
Shop the Surfer Cable, Charcoal here.

Neutral Palette

Shop the Surfer Cable, Ivory here.
Shop the Surfer Cable, Wheat here.
Shop the Speakeasy Cable, Ivory here.

Colour Pops

Shop the Surfer Cable, Klein Blue here. On sale now. 
Shop the Surfer Cable, Sky here.


Banjo Loves // Tanja Gacic of My Empirical Life xx Posted on 06 Oct 20:17 , 0 comments

Meet Tanja Gacic, the Croatian born, Sydney based writer, stylist, mum & Vogue Oz contributor. After an incredible 17 years in the modelling industry Tanja now spends her days jetsetting around the world (When we last spoke with her she was in Sydney for 3 days between holidaying in Bangkok and a work trip to Hamilton Island), collaborating with some of the worlds biggest luxury brands (In 2013 she collaborated with Louis Vuitton and their Alma Bag...) and raising her beautiful daughter, Coco Valentine.

Here she chats with us about personal style, family, holidays, the perfect cashmere sweater & finding her work/life balance.

What gets you out of bed every morning?
I'd like to say something inspiring like "seizing the day"... But it's usually either my cat or my daughter jumping on me! 

Most rewarding part of what you do?
I love fashion, I truly do. The most rewarding part is seeing designers evolve and when new collections come out. It gets me so excited! In addition, when a shoot comes out particularly well, it gives me a thrill.

Describe your personal style.
It's really all over the place. There is not one set style I adhere to. I feel like I have many personalities living inside me and it's all about which one takes over on the day. There are so many different ways of dressing I find appealing. I can't choose! I'm too much of a magpie! 

What inspires your personal style at the moment?
Anything from Gucci / vintage inspired to mannish / suits juxtaposed with pretty delicate lace. And I always love cashmere everything or a beautiful dress... 

What song do you have on repeat at the moment?
I'm loving Pink + White by Frank Ocean or King City by Majid Jordan. 

Favourite places on earth?
That's like having a lot of children and asking to choose a favourite! It's impossible! I do love the South Coast, Byron Bay, British Virgin Islands, the coast of Croatia, Tuscany, Paris...

Whats next on your bucket list?
I want to visit Kerala in India.

Favourite Banjo pieces?
Gosh I love the Surfer Crew and Beach Pants! The best travel outfit ever hands down! 

Where can we find you online? and


Tanja wears the Surfer Crew in Black and the Beach Pants in Black

Street Style // London Fashion Week Posted on 30 Sep 00:11 , 0 comments

“Make a sweater more than something rugged to wear –
make it a key piece of an ensemble, the utterly charming accent.”
– Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence.
London Fashion Week is always circled and highlighted in the Banjo diary.
Every September we refresh and reload, waiting for the live streams to start – To see Christopher Bailey’s Burberry, Alexander Shulman in the front row, and the next generation of UK models walking down the runway for Erdem, Christopher Kane & J.W.Anderson.
This year saw knitwear take center stage once again. From graphic knits to subtle, layered hues, the Brits showed us how to wear our sweaters for SS 17.

Tangerine // 

Shop Tangerine Here 


Sloppy Jo // 

Chloe Hill in a sloppy joe at LFW. Shop the Sloppy Jojo Here

Poppy & Blue Melange //

Poppy Delevigne in a poppy & blue mélange knit at LFW.
Shop the Stripe Rolled Crew Neck | Blue Melange here


Navaho //

Carlotte Oddi in a Navaho woven knit at LFW.
Shop the Navaho Jacquard Sweep Cardi here 


Aurora //

Model off duty colour clashing blush and red at LFW.
Shop our aurora here


Turtle Neck //

Turtle neck perfection at LFW. Shop our cable collection here


Layered //

Ivory layers at Pringle of Scotland SS17.
Shop the Oversized Coatigan in Ivory here 

Oversized tonal layering at LFW.
Shop the Surfer Crew in Chamois here


Trend on the Street :: THE VEE Posted on 04 Jul 00:00 , 0 comments

The Vee Neck is a classic when it comes to knitwear. A beautiful "Vee" can elongate the neck, bring light to your face, and definitely add an elegant sexiness to any look. Plus, there's more space for accessories, right?! Here are some of our very favorite street style looks.  xx

Trend on the Street :: METALLIC Posted on 28 Jun 00:00 , 0 comments

Metallic. The best way to bring light to any look. Throw on some silver loafers or a gold coat (plus your favorite Banjo sweater of course!) and you've got yourself the perfect day to night outfit. xx

Trend on the Street :: FRINGE Posted on 13 Jun 17:52 , 0 comments

Knits and fringe are a match made in heaven. We love mixing and matching textures because it adds such interest to any outfit. See some of our favorite combinations below! xx

Trend on the Street :: DECONSTRUCTION Posted on 08 Jun 09:17 , 0 comments

We love a little deconstruction to add an effortless edge to any look. Holes in denim, rips in sweaters, frayed hems. We're about it all. Here's a look at some of out favorite outfit inspo. xx

Trend on the Street :: Athleisure Posted on 31 May 14:48 , 0 comments

We can't get enough of the altheisure trend. Comfortable, effortless, and chic all at the same time. What more could you ask for? Here are some of our favorite off-duty looks...some include knits of course! xx

Trend on the Street :: STRIPES Posted on 24 May 10:06 , 0 comments

We're a huge fan of a classic pattern to dress up and add interest to any ordinary outfit. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is stripes! We just can't get enough. Here's a little outfit inspo to get your day going. xx

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