Wednesday, 31 October 2012


Today is Halloween, but tomorrow is the beginning of one of the manliest months of the year -  Movember. It's simple, really. First you sign-up, then you get a moustache growing to raise funds, and all for a good cause!  

Not sure if you can grow a manly Movember moustache? We've got you covered! Here's an 'informative' video, courtesy of Nick Offerman.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012


Do you remember our old made-from-scraps-of-silk-ties pals? Well they're back and better than ever.
We've got new colours, and we think they'd be a charming new addition to your home, office, or bed-side table. Wherever you put it - we're sure they'll make a great companion to any space.

Stop by the shop and check them out!

Monday, 29 October 2012


We're fans of the all-black suit, and we think that it's a look anyone can pull off. 
Just  few things to remember before you try it out for yourself:

- Make sure you're wearing the same shades of black: Go into a brightly-lit room to check if you've got the same shades of black on, because some of your black garments may have more of a blue undertone than others. 

- Add some interest to an all-black outfit by playing around with different textures and details. We liked the textured black tie, framed by the detailed lapel. 

Thursday, 25 October 2012


We know you're all probably past the point of getting excited about what costume you're going to put on this year. However, we also know that adults love a good Halloween shindig as much as kids do. If you're anything like us, you've probably been invited to one or two parties this year, but haven't actually considered what or who you want to come dressed as. Not to worry. We've rounded up some of our favourite, best-dressed villains to get you inspired.

DRACULA: Who can mess with a classic costume like Dracula?* Also when was the last time it was socially-acceptible for a grown man to wear a cape? This is a prime opportunity!

*Teenagers and Twilight

AGENT SMITH (The Matrix): Even if people don't know who you're supposed to be at first, once you call them "Mr. Anderson," people should be able to get it. We're also a big fan of Agent Smith because his character essentially gives you permission to forget everyone's name at the party. 

PATRICK BATEMAN (American Psycho): This one's incredibly easy - especially because we're sure you're already a sharply-dressed, good-looking man. Just carry around a plastic knife and pretend to be a sociopath. If people STILL don't know who you are, just tell them you're Dexter wearing a suit. 

THE JOKER (Batman): We're pretty sure we don't need to try and convince you why this would be just the coolest costume.

SEBASTIAN SHAW (X-Men): Fur is making a (slow, but steady) comeback, and this would be a great way to test-drive the look. Also, how many Halloween costumes let you wear an ascot? 

Who are some of your picks for "best-dressed villain"? 

Wednesday, 24 October 2012


As we're sure you've all noticed, the weather in the city has been quite unpredictable lately. However, a few warm days doesn't mean that we've escaped Winter. After all, we are in Canada: home of wicked snow storms and terrible wind-chills. 

That's why we don't think you should be without some of our favourite picks for this season:

We like hats, particularly these wool and angora ones. We think you'll like them, too.
GLOVES. (Not to sound like your mom, but) Can we place more emphasis on how much you absolutely need gloves? We're particularly fond of leather, because you can keep your hands warm without sacrificing your door-knob-turning abilities - because there's nothing worse than being stuck outside in the cold, on account of being unable to open your door.

*Oh, and did we mention that these gloves have been featured in another BLOG?
And who can forget scarves? Scarves are a perfect way to add a touch of colour to the sometimes drab outfits we wear during -30°C weather. We don't blame you. It's hard to keep your sartorial game on-point when you're trying to avoid frost bite.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012


This Friday, TIFF is presenting Designing 007- Fifty Years of Bond Style, in Toronto's Bell Lightbox! It's an exhibition exploring the films' signature British style.

The exhibit includes some of the iconic pieces, like Sean Connery's Anthony Sinclair overcoat in Dr. No, the steel teeth from The Spy Who Loved Me, and Casino Royale's poker table.

We had the pleasure of taking part in the exhibit, so look out for one of our iconic - and if we do say so ourselves, spy-worthy - "gadgets": the Aspirin cufflinks.  

We're certainly not going to miss the exhibit, and we don't think you should miss it either! It's on from October 26th, to January 20th. That's plenty of time to check out everyone's favourite spy/dapper gentleman.  

Monday, 22 October 2012

Wednesday, 17 October 2012


An interesting way to present a fashion editorial: This week's pick comes from VOGUE hommes Japan.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012


It's time to warm-up with these cozy sweaters. And we know that 'cozy' isn't the manliest of words (we were originally thinking about using the word 'snuggly'), but when the weather starts to cool down the way it has, getting cozy is always a good idea. 
Also, what's a better way to warm-up indoors than a gingerbread cookie (shirt), coffee, and everyone's favourite magazine: GQ!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


Image via Google images.
We'd like to discuss some serious issues regarding last week's Presidential debate, namely, what Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama were wearing.

Now it may not seem that important, but looking dapper and presenting a good image to the public is a pretty big part of a campaign strategy. Blue ties can be associated with feelings of trustworthiness and calm, and bold red striped ties shows fervor and confidence. It's pretty safe to assume that these visual statements were no accident, so it's interesting to note which colour they chose to wear. 

We would love to hear from you, so tell us what you think: Which candidate looked more presidential? Do the clothes really make the man?

Tuesday, 2 October 2012


We feel like ever since we wrote THIS, last February, we've discovered that the new guys in the NBA really cleaned up nice. We've seen a major improvement in wardrobe, since the days of Bobby Jackson. Thank goodness.

From right: Austin Rivers (New Orleans Hornets) and Michael  Kidd Gilchrist (Charlotte Bobcats)
Terrence Ross (Toronto Rators)
It's nice to see that the guys are still having fun with colours and patterns, but that they're also paying much more attention to fit as well. Like we've said before, "It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to buy the right size."

We'd also like to give special mention to Lebron James, who has really stepped up his sartorial game (and has even appeared on a cover of GQ) since we featured him in the blog wearing that disaster of a cream suit.

Before and after: MUCH better.
Well done, guys! Well done. The season's just a month away, so I guess we'll just have to see if they can play ball as well as they dress.

Monday, 1 October 2012


This week, we're featuring an Autumn colour palette in some of our favourite, new pieces. The weather man says some parts of the country are expecting light flurries pretty soon, so we're gonna live it up in our Fall wardrobe before this happens:
And on that note: HAPPY MONDAY, FOLKS!