Monday, 27 February 2012

LOOK OF THE DAY: THE OSCARS

Alright, so we know that just about everyone is talking about the Oscars last night, but we're going to throw our two cents in anyway. Obviously, the women looked great - as always - but we thought that the men really threw together some great looks as well.

From left: Gary Oldman, Jonah Hill, and Diddy/P Diddy/Sean P Diddy/Sean Combs etc, etc.
Our favourite though, has to be Jason Segel in this navy suit. We liked it so much, in fact, that we thought we'd give him our very own award. We also thought that we'd re-create his award-winning look ourselves, for all of you dapper gents.



In the spirit of mixing things up - Jason Segel-style - instead of a navy suit, we chose a purple mohair suit and opted for a tie. If you do decide to go for this look, let the suit speak for itself and choose simple, complimentary accessories like understated cufflinks.

Of course, no best-dressed list would be complete without Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt... 


...Or Angelina Jolie's leg.


Who were your top picks for best-dressed celebrities?

Saturday, 25 February 2012

THIS JUST IN: TIES


Our Spring collection ties have arrived! But what good are ties if you don't know how to tie them? 

The most commonly used, and easiest, necktie knot is the four-in-hand knot. However, the Windsor knot (see below) is also popular because it makes you look like you're in-charge, and there are very few people out there who don't want to exude the aura of a boss - or something along those lines.


Here's a step-by-step guide on how to tie a Windsor knot, because we think that you should all look like a boss. 

1. Start with the wide end of your necktie on the right, extending about 12 inches below the narrow end on the left. Then cross the wide end over the narrow end.

2. Bring the wide end up through the loop between the collar and your tie, then bring the wide end back down.

3. Pull the wide end underneath the narrow end and to the right, back through the loop and to the right again so that the wide end is inside out.

4. Bring the wide end across the front from right to left, then pull the wide end up through the loop again, and bring the wide end down through the knot in front.

5. Using both hands, tighten the knot carefully and draw it up to the collar.

And there you have it, folks! A Windsor knot.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

LOOK OF THE DAY



Today's look features "Rosie," who has been parked in our shop window for a few days now. 


Let's face it - sometimes the best accessories don't have anything to do with what you're wearing.

*See also: other cool vehicles, guitars (and most other musical instruments), classic literature, athletic equipment, etc, etc. You get the idea.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

SIMON SAYS, "WELCOME!"

Do you want to be kept up-to-date on our promotions, get style tips (from some of the most stylish guys in the city), and previews of our latest products? Maybe you're having a slow day at the office and just need a good read? 
Pay us a visit every now and again, 'cause we're updating our content just. For. You. 

In the meantime, thanks for stoping by! Enjoy!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Friday, 17 February 2012

LOOK OF THE DAY




HIS AND HERS

We would also like to remind you that while couples who co-ordinate or (dare we say it) wear matching outfits can be cute, it may be wise to approach that fashion statement with caution to avoid looking like this:


We think that if you're going to co-ordinate or match, go right ahead! Just remember to keep it simple - and subtle - by wearing a single, matching accessory. Maybe something along the lines of matching watches in men's and women's sizes.



It isn't as permanent as matching tattoos, or quite as loud as matching multi-coloured track suits, but hey, if you want to be loud, you can always shout out your love from a mountain top.


THIS JUST IN: WATCHES


As you've probably guessed - new watch styles and colours have just made their way into the store. More exciting news than that, however, is...

(Drum roll please!!)

We now carry women's watches, too!



*Because not all women want a pink watch covered in rhinestones. Not that there's anything wrong with pink watches covered in rhinestones. We're just saying.

WISHFUL THINKING

More and more, the phrase, "Nice weather we're having," can be overheard (without the distinct tone of sarcasm) in small-talk all over the city. However, while it's not quite time to bust out the shorts and sandals just yet, Spring trends are beginning to creep into Winter wardrobes everywhere. Our favourite: cufflinks.



Cufflinks can add that eye-catching detail to the sometimes drab and heavy Winter outfits we're forced to walk around in. They're also a great way to polish off your favourite suit with a bit of colourful hardware.



BRIGHT IDEAS: A STORY.

It was September and Simon and Gervaise were having a long weekend on Lake Como. Gervaise wanted to go for a trip in the seaplane, but needless to say, Simon was visiting his favourite silk mill.

'Marco, what happens to all the scraps?'

'Ah, we have to throw them away, too small to turn into ties.'


But not too small to turn into dogs, thought Simon. 'Hold still, Gervaise! I need to see how much silk it takes to cover you completely!'

Gervaise sighed. No chance of the seaplane now.

Silk doorstop $45

TALL MEN: A CALL TO ACTION

There seems to be a growing problem amongst men of a taller stature - particularly in the NBA.


We're not quite sure how it happened (Some of these guys have stylists!) or what to call it, but from what we're gathered, this has been going on since the early 80s and it needs to stop. If you're a tall man who's tired of looking like an NBA rookie on draft night, you may want to consider a few key things the next time you look for a suit:

1. Make sure it fits: When you're tall, finding a suit that fits properly can be a bit of a challenge. It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to buy the right size, especially if you're a slim guy, too - because wearing a suit that's too big can make you look like a very tall boy wearing your dad's hand-me-downs. 

2. Pay attention to details: Choose a jacket with two or three buttons - at most. Any more than that, and well, do you really want to look like Bobby Jackson circa 1997? Also, lighter colours add width to a narrow frame, and so do ties with a bit more width to them, so steer clear of skinny ties.  

3. Relax: When it boils down to it, you're buying a suit, and the experience shouldn't give you a panic attack. If you think you're going to have a hard time remembering what to look for when you buy your next suit, just come on over and let us handle all of the technicalities. You can just check out how good you look in your new ensemble afterwards.