IF looking good, wearing wool and keeping up to date with the latest news trips your sensory meter, then Farm Weekly should be on your radar this week and next.
The latest giveaway competition courtesy of Farm Weekly and menswear label M.J. Bale, is for a wool suit wardrobe, comprising an M.J. Bale Classics woollen suit, shirt, tie and belt, valued at $1400.
Where most of our Farm Weekly competitions are open to subscribers only, the good news in this case is that all readers, whether subscribers or newsagency purchasers are eligible to enter.
Simply complete the entry form on the page opposite in this issue and post it to Farm Weekly as per the details contained within, for your chance to win.
A second entry form will be published in next week's Farm Weekly package, which will also include a copy of our WA Merino Week 2013 gloss magazine, featuring WA Merinos and the M.J. Bale Perth store on the front cover.
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The M.J. Bale brand, founded in 2009, is one of Australia's fastest-growing menswear companies.
Founder Matt Jensen, whose initials in part, give rise to the company's name, was raised on a family-owned superfine wool-growing property at Yass, NSW.
A love of wool instilled in him as a boy has forged a strong relationship with the Australian Merino wool industry which Matt says represents the true soul of the brand.
The company's message is to embrace principles of character, provenance and authenticity in offering supremely tailored, intelligently-designed garments of integrity from the world's finest raw materials.
"We don't just provide faceless pieces of cloth made in some far off place," he said. "We create stories and relationships."
M.J. Bale's obsession with quality begins with the supply chain, which stretches from the paddocks of Australia, to the centuries-old textile mills of northern Italy and sartorial (tailoring) workshops of Japan and the Far East.
Keen to have quality woollen products accessible to a broad spectrum of the population, the M.J. Bale brand is marketed in three distinct categories, Classics, Collection and Custom.
Its entry level Classics is described as encompassing a range of superbly-made products at a sensible price point while Collection explores the combination of high performance raw materials - the world's best practice in manufacturing techniques and a fresh, creative expression.
Custom is the brand's made-to-order service for discerning clients.
M.J. Bale has done its bit introducing wool to some of Australia's best known sporting teams - the official menswear clothier to the Australian cricket team, the Australian Polo Federation and rugby union teams, the NSW Waratahs, the Melbourne Rebels and Perth's Western Force.
Wearing an M.J. Bale suit will put you in some notable company and winning one will make it even more memorable, so send those entries in.
But be quick, the competition runs for two weeks only.
Full terms and conditions are in today's issue of Farm Weekly. More information on M.J. Bale is available at www.mjbale.com