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The weather is heating up, summer ’16 is here and so is the music festival season. Sifting through Festival information can be overwhelming in order to find which one would be for your taste in music. We’ve provided a roundup of festivals for you to check out:

1. NXNE: June 13-19

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NXNE is an interactive music and gaming festival and conference festival. Last year they had the likes of Rae Sremmurd, Shad, Ty$. If you’re a rap/rnb/urban music fan, this is for you. ScHool Boy Q will be the headliner. On the Conference side, the founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell will be a keynote speaker. Some of the top artists include Mstrcrft, Ghostface killer, Mick Jenkins and so much more check them out here.

 2. Electric Island: May 23, July 1, Aug. 1, Sept 4-5

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Electric Island is the continuous danceparty in Toronto they already kicked off their first festival recently (May 23rd) but the party continues every long weekend until Labor day. What’s noteworthy about this festival is that you can get a season pass and attend 3 times in a year, versus paying for each festival. Acts like Ben Klock Vs. Marcel Dettman, Apollonian Honey Dijon, Dirty Dale, Jeff Button, Koki, and Butrous are listed to be performing on their next date July 1st.  

3. Bestival: June 11-12

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Instead of having the festival at the Toronto Islands, Bestival is happening at Woodbine Park this year (thank heavens). Headliners like The Cure, Tame Impala, Odesza, Grimes, Jamie XX and more will be performing. The sound varies, artists like grimes and future are on separate ends of the spectrum. As well to the performers, traditions like their costume party will be executed as well.

4. Field Trip: June 4-5

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Field Trip is the underdog of the festival round up. The two-day line-up that will give you and your family a fun experience. The National, Robyn, July talk, Of Montreal, Santigold, Charles Bradley and much more are said to put fire to the stages. As well there will be a kid’s area with comedy, VR demos, photo galleries & photo-shoots, and food trucks that will keep everyone busy in between performance sets.

4. OVO Fest: July 29 – August 1

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If you haven’t gotten your tickets, good luck with purchasing at resale. The OVO fest is one of the biggest annual festivals in Toronto. It’s been moved from the Molson Canadian Amphitheater to the Air Canada Centre to seat more people. Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg are set to perform July 29th. The OVO fest overlaps with Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour with Future which is on July 30th and August 1st. As usual, expect Drake to bring out surprise special guests.

6. TD Jazz Festival: June 24 – July 3

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The TD Toronto Jazz festival has become known as North America’s premier jazz festivals produced annually by Toronto Downtown Jazz, a Canadian registered charity. For jazz lovers, this is a must-see event, performers like Sarah McLachlan, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Grace Potter and more will be performing.

7. Digital Dreams: July 2-3
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Along with Electric Island Digital Dreams is set to up expectations at the Ontario Place location Canada day long weekend. The venue is set to have top EDM artist including Armin Van Buuren, Knife Party, Bass Nectar, Above and Beyond, Axwell & Ingrosso and many more. Hopefully, there will be good weather.

8. Veld: July 30-31

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Veld came with the EDM heavy hitters this year. Scheduled on the Simcoe long weekend, headliners like Flume, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, and Kygo will be raging on stage. If you’re an EDM fan this is home. Tickets will sell like hot cakes make sure you scoop yours up before it is too late.

9. Mad Decent Block Party: August 29

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The Mad Decent party is set to be a party for the ages. Mad Decent has a roster of label hit makers like Major Lazer, CL, Xxyyxx, Jauz, What So Not and Riff Raff. The selection offers a variety of dance, urban and some music to two-step to. Though a tad bit different in music taste in a festival the performers bring an infectious energy you will never forget.

 

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Gentlemen, it’s 2016 and it’s really time to embrace the shorter swim shorts and allow your thighs to be tanned for once. That is why you’re in the sun, no? Stop looking like a bad American tourist or a pudgy tween, modernize your swim shorts and look like a man.

We’re not talking banana hammock here but try to have the length at least 4 inches above the knee. Keep in mind to go for ones that are trim but not too tight. Long or oversized board shorts have a way of making every man who wears them look shorter and wider than they really are. Don’t you want to look instantly trimmer?

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STYLE TIPS
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Forget about 9 to 5 style and relish in the joys of patio season attire. Whether it’s a classy garden party or wild pig roast, here are your 5 summer essentials to lounge in style.

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1. The Unconstructed Blazer

Keep the look, lose the weight. Dress it up or down, a deconstructed blazer is the answer to all your sweaty style problems.

Outfit Details: Vito Bowie Tooth Embroidered Stitch Blazer $198, Tiger of Sweden Cotton Linen Crew Neck T-shirt 129,  John Varvatos Bowery White 5 Pocket Pant $188, Anderson’s Woven Belt $135, buy now.

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2. Light Denim

Keep it light, not tight. These aren’t your dad’s jeans. Rock’em, roll’em, get down and garden in them. A little dirt never hurt anybody.

Outfit Details: DL1961 Russel Slim Denim $215, Mood’s Of Norway Kristian Vik Embroidered Polka Dot Shirt $159, Anderson’s Woven Belt $135 buy now.

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3. Duffel Bag

Don’t check it, duffle it. Stay-cation or vacation- a weekender is the answer to packing light and right for a quick and easy getaway. Don’t forget the sunscreen.

Outfit Details: J.Lindeberg Leopard Print Polo $125, Vito Solid Cotton Short $89 buy now, Anderson’s Woven Belt $135, Monte & Coe Duffel Wool Felt Bag $389 buy now.

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4. Updated Swim trunks

A cut above. A swimsuit that fits will give you confidence, make you look trimmer and even out those tan lines. In this case, shorter is better.

Outfit Details: Benson Anchors Print Swim Shorts $98, buy now

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5. Bold Floral Shirt

Be a big, bold, no umbrella in your cocktail type of flower. People will comment, but that’s kind of the point.

Outfit Details: Circle of Gentleman Botanical Print Shirt $300, The Daily Chino Pant $95 buy now, Anderson’s Woven Belt $135, buy now.

NEW ARRIVALS
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Without Prejudice is undoubtably one of our prized brands. They offer great value for money and constantly deliver on their promise at being an innovative brand that’s built on quality not brand worship. For those of you who know the brand we know you get it, for those of you who don’t, we recommend you come on in and give them a try especially now that we’ve just received a brand new SS15 shipment. New this week from WP are then amazingly colourful deconstructed blazers. Great at keeping you looking cool, calm and dapper without breaking a sweat.

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Without Prejudice Hiley Linen Light Green Blazer: $650

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Without Prejudice Buckley Linen Blue Blazer: $595

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Without Prejudice Hiley Herringbone Grey Blazer: $595

Without Prejudice Hiley Seersucker Light Blue Blazer: $595

Without Prejudice Hiley Seersucker Light Blue Blazer: $595

NEW ARRIVALS
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Whether you’re updating, adding or simply re-inventing your suiting wardrobe you’ll love the latest new arrivals from Tiger of Sweden. Established in 1903, Tiger of Sweden has mastered the art of seamlessly blending minimalism with true style. With clean cuts, tailored silhouettes and sizes ranging from a 38 short to 44 tall these suits are the perfect go-to brand for the everyday guy. Drop by our Bathurst or Distillery location to check them out and try them on.

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Tiger of Sweden Nedvin Marzotto Textile Grid Check Suit: $899, Evert Stretch Slim Peak Lapel Suit: $899, Nedvin Chambray Suit: $849, Evert Window Pane Suit: $999

STAFF PICKS
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Kick up your style profile this Spring with these hand-picked suits from our incredible stylist Neale, Mallory, Sarah and Bee. Featuring a wide range of styles and colours, these suits are guarantee to help you break free from your Winter rut and step into some Spring time fun. Whether you’re looking to update your wardrobe or simply replace it, these suits are just what you need to add some character and depth to your closet.

We encourage you to drop by our Distillery District store and ask Mallory, Neale, Bee or Sarah why they picked these suits as their favourites for the season. And if that isn’t good enough you can rest assured in knowing that there are at least another 40 styles to choose from- we’re certain you’ll find that works for you.

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Tiger of Sweden Nedvin Marzotto Birdseye Suit: $899

Tiger of Sweden Nedvin Marzotto Birdseye Suit: $899

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Tiger of Sweden Evert Barberis Peak Lapel Suit: $899

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Tiger of Sweden Nedvin Suit: $899

 

Tiger of Sweden Nedvin Suit: $899 STAFF-PICKS-BEE-1

Hilton Notch Lapel Pin Stripe Suit: $798

Hilton Notch Lapel Pin Stripe Suit: $798