No matter if you’re old or young, single or married, a man should always aim to look his best and the easiest way of doing that is by putting on a sport coat. As we’ve identified time and time again sport coats are one of the most versatile pieces in a mans wardrobe and have the ability to instantly upgrade your look. They are great at hiding your vices, making you look tall and lean and as Melissa would say “it’s always good to look better for your better half”.
You can’t have a conversation about legendary radio personalities without mentioning these guys- Humble & Fred, a Toronto-based Canadian radio show, featuring co-hosts “Humble” Howard Glassman and Fred Patterson, has aired on a variety of Canadian radio stations since 1989. These guys are the definition of Canadian radio royalty.
Though the industry has been good to their careers it hasn’t been that good to their personal style. Satisfied with relaxed jeans and polos just doesn’t cut it, especially when you invite founder Melissa Austria on the show to talk about her passion for menswear. Armed with sportcoats, tailored jean and some great shirts Melissa arrived on set determined to breath new life into the boys wardrobe. The end result, this awesome before/after makeover.
- Blue Industry Raw Edge Blazer $290
- Blue Industry Shirt: $140
- DL1961 Russel Slim Fit Jean: $198
What they wore: Fred Patterson
- Ted Baker Jersey Blazer: $385
- Ted Baker Geo Print Shirt: $185
- Daily Chino Pant: $95
Devon Travis is not a complicated man. For him, it’s about the love of baseball, the Blue Jays and living the dream. But being a major leaguer means dressing like one. And with players like Danny Valencia running the style game it’s only fitting that Devon step to the up to plate. To guide him to greener pastures Sportsnet anchor Hazel Mae teamed up with our founder Melissa Austria to give Devon a makeover he’ll never forget. Press play to see how it all went down.
Behind The Scenes Look With Devon Travis,
Hazel Mae and Melissa Austria
This is definitely turning into a year that keeps on giving. Now in its 17th year, the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 just named Founder/Owner Melissa Austria as one of their Top Female Entrepreneurs in Canada!
“You need a bold vision, an innovative strategy and loads of tenacity to earn a spot on the W100,” said James Cowan, Editor-‐in-‐chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “Every person on this list represents the pinnacle of business success in Canada. Their stories are inspiring and instructive for those seeking to excel as an entrepreneur.”
Published in the June issue of Canadian Business and online at PROFITguide.com and chatelaine.com, the W100 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women. Ranking Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs is a composite score based on the size, growth rate and profitability of their businesses. Simply said Melissa kicked ass!
“To be included in this list is an unbelievable honour, to be in this list in the same year as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary… that’s incredible!” – Owner/Founder Melissa Austria
To see this year’s complete ranking visit PROFITguide.com/w100.
Big thanks to the Riva Richmond, Director of Digital Media at The Story Exchange for her awesome feature on our Founder Melissa Austria. For those of you unfamiliar with The Story Exchange they are a nonprofit media organization dedicated to telling the personal and professional stories of women business owners. As a women in a “man’s world” this feature is both an honour and poignant reminder of everything Melissa has accomplished in her entrepreneurial life. Compound that with the fact that we’re celebrating out 10yr anniversary and this story only solidifies that women do mean business.
Click here to read the full story.
We get it, you’re not new to the style game. You’ve got the jersey blazer and have been rocking the jogger look since last year. So what’s new for you this Spring 2015? Press play and see Melissa’s latest style video where she breaks down the top three 2015 Spring Trends for the modern man. From the updated double-breasted blazer to layering with a modern polo, these three style essentials are all you need to step into spring with your best foot forward.
NO1. THE DOUBLE BREASTED
The double breasted will always nod to the old school. Keep it modern by going for a shorter length and trim fit.
Double Breasted Blazer by Tiger of Sweden $599, Pocket Square by Seaward & Stearn $85, Basic Dress Shirt by Stenstroms $195 Buy now , Jacquard dress pants by Hiltl $225, Double Monk Strap by Gotstyle $225 Buy now
NO2. THE LUXE BOMBER
Need a break from your Sport Coat? Try swapping yours for a luxe bomber. Think silky and sleek fabric, not just cotton.
Reversible Bomber by Ted Baker $248, Oxford Shirt by Lyle and Scott $120, Cotton Chino by Marco Nils $139, Buy now, Embossed Leather Shoe by Tiger of Sweden $229, Buy now, Casora Bag by Ted Baker $220, Buy now
Wool Bomber by Tiger of Sweden $499, Oxford Shirt by Tiger of Sweden $189, Jogger by Tiger of Sweden $249, High top shoe by Tiger of Sweden $229, Buy now
NO3. POLOS UNDER BLAZERS
The new polo has shorter sleeves and a trimmer body. This will keep you looking buff even if you skip the gym.
Cotton Stretch Blazer by Marco Nils $349, Acacia Cardigan by Haspel $395, Black Hearts Polo by J. Lindeberg $125, Nick Classic Fit Jeans by DL1961, Double Monk Strap Shoe by Gotstyle $225 Buy now