Tag Archives: clothing

Getting familiar with Marc, Marc Jacobs that is!

6 Oct

With his latest scent “Bang” just being released Marc Jacobs surely has saturated the fashion market, with purses, clothing, stationary, handbags for men and the scented world of perfume and cologne.

 “Bang” has a masculine scent of  pepper, wood, that’s spicy and full of power. It’s rough metal bottle is invigorating thats’s fit for any man, who’s looking for a new cologne for the cold season.

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.

It’s that time of year again.

7 Sep

         

 Time to put away that summer wardrobe and start preparing yourself for the cold season. If there’s anytime to do this, now’s the time if you haven’t already started. Sorting through your wardrobe is the best way to see what you have and what you “need” to buy.  I always tell my clients splurge on staple items, stick to classic looks that won’t go out of style.  The same goes for footwear, outerwear and accessories its easy to forgot what you have in your closet already, so make sure to go through everything before heading to the stores.

Finding the perfect leather jacket

4 Sep

So here it goes, when it comes to leather jackets YOU MUST READ very carefully to the importance of fit, style and what and when to wear a leather jacket. I’m not going to go through all the awful leather jacket choices that people mistakenly make. But what I will tell you is how important the right jacket is, you don’t want to look like this guy!

 Leather jackets come in all different lengths, fits and colours. If you’re looking for a basic everyday casual jacket, I recommend sticking with black or dark brown. Look for a basic cut not really going with the seasons trend, keeping in mind you will have this jacket forever, so as little detail as possible ( meaning 3 pockets or less).  Choose a short to medium length based on your height and preference. 

 

remember that you don’t want it to be skin-tight because you might wear a thick wool sweater or have multiple layers on. Make sure the leather is not to shiny and is good quality leather (synthetic) Choosing the right type of leather is also based on preference; soft hand like lamb skin, calfskin, cowhide, buckskin.

One question I would like to clear with all you men out there. NEVER wear a short leather jacket with a business suit. It just doesn’t go together.  The most appropriate length must be longer than your belt line but not down to your ankles.

Picture: Danier leather canada

How to wear plaid

3 Sep

Now that fall is rearing its ugly head around the corner, stores and designers are continuing with plaid prints. Plaid in my opinion looks great on both men and women, that is with the RIGHT print.  Plais is trendy and hip and BONUS very comfortable to wear but there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

NEVER wear plaid on plaid, its not cool and its definitely not trendy.

Never wear a plaid shirt that looks like a farmer wore it for years.

Never wear plaid that came from your family’s tartan and in the form of a kilt.

How to wear plaid – It should be worn with denim or black  pants. Layering plaid with a sweater or cardigan gives a more polished looked adding a vest or jacket also keeps the print not looking to over bearring. To help update your  look for this fall check out some of these looks for inspiration.

STAND OUT, BY NOT STANDING OUT!

25 Aug

Don’t try to be the cool guy and stand out, your just going to look like a dork.  Picture ties, cartoon ties, or anything with too much junk on it, well, probably is junk.  Unless your 2-year-old bought it for you, or your best friend bought it as a joke.  Never leave the house with it on.

When shopping for a tie, look for subtle colors, solids work well, pinstripes do a great job complimenting a shirt.  Leave the polka dot’s for the women, and PLEASE, PLEASE, DO NOT PUT YOURSELF THROUGH THIS AND LOOK LIKE A JACKASS.

Ermenegildo Zegna celebrates its 100th Anniversary this Fall

24 Aug