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Do you need new gym wear?

20 Sep

Like most of us, we spend our summer’s outdoors. Whether it be swimming, running, biking, we take our active life outside, anything but being inside a smelly, sweaty gym. Now’s the best time more than ever to revamp your gym wardrobe. Need some motivation to hit the gym hard again, the best way is to do it in style.

As a gym enthusiast I am shocked at the amount of men I see not wearing “proper” gym wear and I don’t mean designer wear. I’ve seen it all from jeans, to dress shoes, clothes that are too tight or too baggy, ripped shorts and stained t-shirts.

Here’s a simple list of things to wear:

Tanks or t-shirts – can be cotton or any sweat wicking material for more comfort and won’t show sweat. Stay away from oversized shirts or too fitted. Find something that’s loose enough that you’re comfortable to move around in.

Shorts or pants – Depending on your preference, shorts not too short and cotton or synthetic fibers are a perfect way to stay comfortable during a workout. I do however suggest avoiding materials like nylon and any 80’s style bodybuilding pants, you know the ones I’m talking about that are colourful with patterns all over them.

Shoes – Any type of athletic shoe is great, avoid “casual” shoes like converse all-stars. If you are unsure as to what will suit your needs best talk to any sales staff at the store they are knowledgeable and will access your performance needs.

Accessories – AVOID sweat bands wristbands any bands, if you tend to sweat carry a towel with you. As well Du-rags are a big no, I don’t even know if i’s healthy to have something soo tight on your head.  Avoid wearing knee-high sock, the highest they should be is to your ankle.   

 It’s truly amazing how much we’ve evolved, don’t look like you’re stuck in the past!

  

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Gym Bags for men

10 Sep

Are you that guy who goes straight to the gym after work? If you’re looking for a stylish bag that’s practical yet looks great with a suit. Look no further this fall, designers have made some gym worthy bags.

Marc Jacobs – Nylon duffel $105 available at selected Holt Renfrew in Canada

Ben Sherman – Canvas duffel available online at zappos.com $96

Jack Spade – Nylon canvas travel bag $275 available online at jackspade.com or selected Holt Renfrew in Canada.

Addidas – SLVR Y-3 nylon duffel core $115 , available online slvrstore.addidas.com

Puma/Ferrari wknder bag $100 USD, available online shop.puma.com

Lacoste – New Sport Retro bag $155, available at Lacoste stores.

MSGM

6 Sep

Recently named one of the best new emerging designers by Vogue Talent

This Italian line from the Paoloni group, targets the demographics of 35 and under and we will surely be seeing more of this label in many stores to come. Made in Italy but without the italian known pricing this hip line is casual and sporty fit is made for the man who’s young at heart.

How to wear white pants

27 Jul

There’s that old saying; as a rule of thumb never wear white after labour day till memorial day.  Soo unless you’re on vacation, stick to the rule.

Achieve this look:

1. Make sure the fabric of the pant is not too sheer ( meaning see through) leave it for the imagination.

2. Length is important, too short or tall long can have you looking sloppy. Make sure if it’s a full length pant they hit the top of your shoe or sandal. If they are crop length they should be higher than your ankle in between your calf region. Rolling or synching to create a crop look is also a great option if your fearful of ruining the bottoms of the pant.

3. What to wear on top – Pairing it with a black or dark solid color t-shirt or long sleeve  fitted shirt creates a sophisticated and elegant look.  If tight is not your style they wear a button down dress shirt and leave the bottom 2 -3 buttons undone and roll your sleeves up to your forearm. Do not wear white on white, unless your going to an all white party it just doesn’t go. Avoid heavy prints and anything floral that makes you look like a tourist.

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Top 10 things to do in LA

25 Jul

 

1. Visit Universal Studios

2. Drive along the famous Pacific Coast Highway

3. SHOP – Fashion Island Mall, South Coastal Plaza, Robertson Blvd, Rodeo drive, Melrose ave.

4. Walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame (during the day, night time can be a little iffy)

5. Head to the beach – Newport Beach, Laguna Beach.  Huntington Beach, Malibu and of course Venice Beach

6. Dress like your from there – This includes nothing but a pair of flip flops and swim trunks. Now don’t take me literally that i mean when your walking on the beach. Otherwise dress how you would normally without looking like your trying  to fit in.  

7.  Go see a baseball, football or basketball game… california has sooo many sport teams to choose from.

8. Quicksilver and Billabong offer morning, day-long, week-long surf lessons. Learn the basics of surfing.

9.  Check out Sunset Strip for some of the hottest nightlife spots, a-list hotels and rock ‘n’ roll landmarks.

10. Eat, Dance, Drink and have fun

If your only staying for a short while I recommend flying into the John Wayne Aiport, its easier to get in and out of than LAX. Hotels in the area are great if your not looking for an ocean or city view. Renting a car is easy and most of the hotels in the area offer free shuttle service.

Men’s Health presents Urban Athlon 2009 – October 16th, Chicago.

21 Sep

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The Men’s Health Urbanathlon™ is a rigorous race and obstacle course that incorporates challenging urban obstacles at iconic city landmarks. Partcipants can compete as individuals or as part of a three-person relay team

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Aston Martin opens its first merchandise store

4 Aug

aston-martin-ring-store-outsideWith its first retail store opening in july at the famed Nürburgring race track in Germany. Aston Martin features A new way to highlight the upcoming One-77 million-dollar supercar. There has also been an expansion to the facility which includes the Grand Ring Boulevard a shopping mall.  The Aston Martin Store is stocked with merchandise from clothing, accessories, artwork and a supercar. This is one store that’s definitely worth checking out.

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