Sunday, 30 June 2013

Saturday, 29 June 2013


With the recent good news in the same-sex marriage front in the United States, pride week could not have come at a more appropriate time. We'd like to wish everyone a fun pride week: enjoy all of the festivities, and have a wonderful time!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013


Although it's the season for flip flops and sandals, your office may not want you to expose your toes at work. Cover them up with a great pair of shoes (of course) and a pair of our socks!
We've got new colours to add a bright detail to any outfit. Come by the shop and check them out!

Tuesday, 25 June 2013


We recently came across some news (and photos) of Roberto Cavalli in his swim trunks. The event was newsworthy because the look was, well, less than flattering. We thought we would break down what sort of swimwear to choose, because finding the right look takes as much care as it does with any other garment—not all swim trunks are made to fit everyone. 
Image via Google images.

If you stand under 5'8", keeping your swimsuit length above the knee will make your legs appear longer. Remember, the longer your shorts, the shorter you look. 

For taller guys, simply reverse the shorter guy's strategy: Wear longer shorts that hit at the top or bottom of the knee, to e
ven out your proportions.  

Slim fellas can fill out their profile with some volume in the suit. Bold patterns and color blocking can add substance to your size. 

For a flattering look, bigger men should try a classic fit, that's neither baggy nor skin-tight. Go for darker colours, print patterns, and vertical stripes to make you appear leaner.

It's getting hot out there, and now that you know what kind of swim suit you need to wear, go on and enjoy the sun and surf!

Thursday, 20 June 2013


It seems that for the last time, we can say that summer is finally here! Once the sun goes down and you've decided to relax from a long day of relaxation (Hey, trips to the beach get tiring, too!) we think that it may be a good idea to grab a beer and cozy up to a free movie at the Harbourfront Centre.

Every summer, the Harbourfront Centre hosts the "Free Flicks" event—nine weeks and nine movies for your enjoyment. This year's lineup includes That thing you do, Streets of fire, and a movie that we're quite looking forward to, Wallace and Gromit: The curse of the were-rabbit.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013


Photos by Yasuko Furukawa.
Function versus style is often a struggle for home decoration. You want to buy art, but that sofa from your days in college probably should be replaced first.

Japanese design studio YOY aims to solve your design woes by developing 'canvas', a series of 
two-dimensional hanging furniture pieces. They're constructed out of wood and and aluminum; the volume is covered by an elastic fabric, which is screen-printed with drawings of different types of furniture. Lean the pieces against a wall, and they'll stretch when weight is applied—basically, art you can sit on!  

How cool is this?!

Sunday, 16 June 2013


Image via Google images.
Here's to all of the fathers out there! Grab a beer, have a laugh, and enjoy your day!

Friday, 14 June 2013


Alright, last-minute shoppers, here it is: our Father's Day gift guide! Here are some gifts we think that dads all around are sure to enjoy!
1. Perhaps a new shirt to update their style? (Not that they need it, of course.) - Button-down shirts:
2. A Swiss Army knife would be perfect for the handy father who's likely already got every tool you could possibly imagine in their tool box. - Swiss Army knife:
3. "The nose brings notes of clover, vanilla, and old leather. The flavor balances fruit, honey and vanilla with a light spiciness. A long and warm finish." How good does that sound? - Elmer T. Lee Bourbon: 
4. Basically, everyone looks great in a pair of Ray-Bans. - Ray-Ban Clubmaster: 
5 & 6. A man can never have too many great accessories like watches and wallets—you can't go wrong! - Leather wallets and watch:
7. No Father's Day gift guide is complete without a cool electronic gadget. The Pentax Q7 is the perfect combination of point-and-shoot and DSLR. Plus, you can customize the colours of your camera! - Pentax Q7:

Thursday, 13 June 2013


It's (one of the most) wonderful time(s) of the year—Summer sale time!
Now would be great time to stock up on, well, EVERYTHING. So stop by the shop, say hello, and take advantage of a great sale! 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013


Father's day is fast-approaching, and since we've got so many ideas about what you should do for dear old dad this year, we thought we'd break it down into a few parts—today, we're showing you some cool spots you may want to take your dad to eat on his big day. Steakhouses are a-plenty in the city, and as we're sure your dad is sure to enjoy a great cut of steak, we think maybe trying something new might be fun!

1. The Antler Room
Photos via BlogTO.
Who doesn't want to grab a beer with their dads? You've seen them have a beer with dinner years before you were ever even legally allowed to, and now that you can have a beer, why not share a cold one with the first guy you've ever seen have a pint?

Aside from drinks, surely dinner will be on your minds as well: pork belly sliders, pescado tacos, and mini (salt and hickory smoked sugar-dusted, then tossed in caramel and rolled in crushed bacon) doughnuts are just some of the tasty offerings that are sure to please at the Antler Room.

2. Mill Street Beer Hall
We're really going for this dinner and beer theme, but why not? Dad's are well-deserving, and by the end of a long work week, so are you.

The Mill Street Beer Hall even has a beer-flavoured ice cream sandwich, which you can have for dessert once you've finished up your pints, or after you've filled up on their braised short ribs, roasted beet carpaccio, or the charcuterie board. Sounds delicious, right?

3. Lisa Marie
Located on Queen street, right near the shop, is Lisa Marie. They have a dish called the cheese thang (yes, cheese thang) as well as a deep fried pizza—not your typical burgers and fries. Your dad might appreciate the Elvis-y theme, but mostly, we think he'll like all of the cool-looking and tasty food. 

Tell us where you're going to be taking your dad to dinner this year, and check the blog again tomorrow for our other Father's day ideas! 

Friday, 7 June 2013


We're not entirely sure whether to say that Summer is here or around the corner—and frankly, we're getting a bit tired of speaking about Toronto's strange weather, but what we do know that we have some Summer essentials that we think you should all have! (In case Summer never arrives, at least it will feel like Summer because of all of the colourful details in your wardrobe.)

You may want to start with your footwear, and try on a pair of espadrille sneakers. If you're not into sandals, these closed-toe wonders are a stylish way to stay dressed for the season. *Bonus: If it gets a wee bit chilly later on in the day, your toes won't be exposed! 
A polo shirt in a bright colour is one way to dress according to the season. You can pair it with denim, or wear it with a suit. Check out how we styled it HERE.
Ah, ties and socks, likely the easiest way to add a touch of Summer to any outfit. Choose bright, solid colours like the ones below, or go for a something with a bold pattern—either way, just remember to keep it bright!
Now we know that watches should be timeless (no pun intended). However, who's to say a guy can't have a few different, yet still classic, time pieces in their wardrobe? Watches with interesting details and colours can still be used year-round as your every-day-watch. Also, we just think that any reason to add a new watch to the collection is a good reason, would you agree?

Wednesday, 5 June 2013


It's Wednesday and we're already thinking about the weekend: getting outside, enjoying the nice weather we've been having, and getting our hands on some tasty treats. If your weekend plans sound anything like ours, we think you need to try out the Toronto Food Trucks app from Blog TO's Toronto Food Trucks website.

This free (yes, FREE) app lets you pick a food truck, find where it's parked, check out their tasty offerings, save your favourites, and even share your own food photos. You can create your own private food truck festival and run around the city in search of some of the best meals served on four wheels.