WORDS: SHAUN MARQ / PHOTO: MARK BINKS
There ain’t no shame in couch surfing
Even the wealthiest of Torontonians can be found shacking up in a friend of a friend’s swanky New York loft in order to take in the full Big Apple experience. Whether saving a few dollars or not, we will show you how to feel confident, comfortable, and look like you’ve got it together as you hop from sofa to sofa.
Oversized tufted sectionals make for some of the best makeshift beds for guests! Grab a big duvet, and feel right at home. Kick up, relax and play it casual cool with this navy stunner. You may even feel so inclined to have some friends over when the host is away, but our advice is think again because really, who has time to change into pants anyway.
Outfit details: Champion for Todd Snyder T-shirt $85 / Champion for Todd Snyder Zip Up $225 / Wheelers Shorts $135 / Ted Baker Sandals $75 / Nixon Watch $175
This downtown loft has it all. If you find yourself in a spot with furniture worth more than your mortgage, sprawling windows and silk rugs you are afraid to step on, then bring your A-Game and learn a few tips of the trade from your host during your stay. Spend your days and nights lounging in a refined, ready to take on anything, sporty look – sans the game and pizza boxes of course.
Outfit details: Cahill Bomber $235 / Selected T-shirt $55 / Champion Cargo Sweatpants $198 / New Balance Sneakers $100 / Neighburr Baseball Cap $74
If you have friends with a picturesque locale in the North of Vermont or the backwoods of Muskoka, make sure you pack for an intellectual time. Sophisticated comfort is the key here, make sure to take notes from your good ol’ pops. Here we take couch surfing and bring it next level- to the chair. Grab the clicker, a great book and a gin and tonic while you cozy up for a great stay.
Outfit details: Blue Industry Sweatshirt $120 (layered over) / Zanerobe White T-shirt $50 / John Varvatos Sweatpants $148 / Garment Project Sneakers $257 / Neighburr Baseball Cap $74 / Daniel Wellington Watch $265