We’ve replaced snow with rain and while we’re glad for the deep thaw, one can be hard pressed to image wearing anything in this weather that won’t get ruined. While people write books upon books, style guides upon style guides on what you can wear for Summer, Fall & Winter, few pay attention to the dampening nature of Spring. It is precisely for this reason that we tapped our stylists to put together some of their favourite outfits that will allow you to beat the rain, in style.
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Normally the sartorial territory of ship captains and French film stars, the rarified double breasted blazer is hitting city streets in updated, more off-beat versions. The spring/summer trend is still ultra refined, but now works with denim (in a shorter length), work-worthy suiting, sleek social or imposing formal looks. The DB blazer elevates the simple to slick- there is an interpretation for every man.
Alright, we know it seems a bit early to start talking about Fall and Winter but let’s face it, it’s the middle of August and even though we’re having some incredible weather Fall is not too far away. In an effort to keep you one step ahead of the pack we wanted to give you the heads up on some of our new arrivals, especially these great sport coats from SAND. These versatile styles are great for fall but realistically speaking you could also wear them now, on those slightly cool evenings on the patio. With a wide selection of cuts and fabrics we’re certain to help you find a combination that’s right for you. Paired with each jacket is a series of other new arrivals from Strellson, Dr.Denim, Nudie, and Ted Baker.
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Summer is here, but is your style game up to par? We’ve given you tips on the hosttest style for this season from colourful chinos, to double breasted jackets but what about accessories? As with all things in fashion, it’s all in the details and having the right accessories to compliment your wardrobe is crucial. From watches to bags, our team of expert stylists have put together a great list of must-have summer accessories.
Daniel Wellington Watches: $189.00 Shop Now
Jenna’s Picks: Daniel Wellington watches are great for summer because they go with everything. From tee’s and jeans to 3-piece suits. They are lightweight, non-pretentious and come with an array of interchangeable straps. What more could you ask for?!
Anderson’s Woven Textile Belts: $135.00 Shop Now
Susanna’s Pick: Anderson’s belts are a great alternative to the traditional leather options in the market. These playful colours are sure you help you stand out of the crowd and brighten up any summer outfit. Wear them with a nice pair of chinos, loafers and short sleeve button up and you’re set to hit up any rooftop party this season.
Vitaly Design: Freunde Black Two Finger Ring: $130
Vitaly Design: Amici Black Unisex Ceramic Square Ring: $120
Mallory’s Pick: Lets face it men rarely wear rings. But when Vitaly Design offers them an option made of both steel and ceramic its pretty hard to say no! These pieces are great because they can be worn individually or stacked together. I personally love seeing guys stack the 2-finger ring with a single.
MONTE & COE Cotton Canvas Bag: $429.00 Shop Now
Sam’s Picks: With nonstop torrential rains hitting this city, we don’t blame you for wanting to get away. These weekend bags are great for quick trips to the cottage or mini road-trip to anywhere that isn’t here. And if you’re a fitness buff, you can also double up these bags for the gym. Let’s face it, you can do way better than those monogramed “gym” bags.
Shae’s Pick: Knits are a great alternative to stuffy silk ties in the summer! Knit ties add summer zest to an office suit or dressed down for date night with a sport coat. Every man should own at least one.