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Summer, summer, summertime. Time to sit back and unwind, party, tan and go on dates. Everyone knows that summer is the time when people come out of hibernation and look to get out, reconnect with old friends and more importantly make new ones. With Spring being break-up season, its only fitting that summer is matting season, make-up season, dating season…you get the idea. Summer offers some great options on what you can do when planning a date, from afternoon picnics, late night dinner, to casual walks by the water. Unlike winter where you are confined to being indoors, summer definitely opens the doors to possibilities, which can only work in your favour.

Once you’ve got the girl and activity nailed down, pardon the innuendo, the next step is to figure out what you’re going to wear. Your outfit is key in ensuring that you put your best foot forward, because there is no doubt that she will be paying attention. To help you in that department we reached out to our stylists to put together some of their best “Summer Date” outfits.

Neal: My inspiration for my Summer Date outfit was a nice day in the park or on the beach. I wanted a look that would be nice and fashionable yet light and airy. To start with I picked these great shorts by Parke and Ronen, they offer a great fit and are made of a nice light weight cotton making them very breathable and comfortable for long walks. I paired that with a Parke and Ronen mesh cardigan which I layered with a fun stripped tank by Benson. Mesh cardigans are on trend right now and offer a nice twist to classic sartorial style.

No picnic or beach date is complete without the appropriate accessories. For this outfit I included a large tote bag from benson for all your sunscreen, towels, hats and flask incase you get “thirsty”.  I also added a light John Varvatos scarf so you’re prepared incase it gets a little cooler in the evening.

Benson Beach Bag: $150
Parke & Ronen King’s Mesh Cardigan: $220
Parke & Ronen Slim Board Shorts: $138 Shop Now
Strellson Skinny Leather Belt: $120 Shop Now
Benson Stripe Jersey Tank: $60 Shop Now
Goorin Streetwise Paper Straw Fedora: $75
Maians Sisto Clasico Spanish Canvas Shoe: $120
Samy Stripe Scarf: $110
In God We Trust Flask: $60

Daria: My Summer Date outfit revolves around going on a nice dinner where you want to dress up but not look overly stuffy. It’s all about keeping it summery and light, yet sophisticated. I started with a classic navy Oscar shirt. This shirt is a no-brainer as it goes with everything and require very little finessing.  Same is true of the sport jacket, the great check pattern allows the wearer to pretty much pair it with any colour or style. You can dress it up, as we’ve done here with a pair of Hiltil trousers or down with a nice pair of jeans for a casual afternoon brunch.

One of my favourite items in this look are the light grey brogues from John Varvatos. These shoes are simply great, the light shade offers a nice twist to a smart summer shoe, while still being versatile enough that you can wear them with trousers or jeans. It’s a perfect example of  what we like to call “sophisticated casual”.

Anderson’s Textile Woven Belt: $135
Oscar Solid Slim Fit Shirt: $198
Hiltl Piacenza Check Pant: $228
Sand Wool/Linen Blazer w/ Suede Elblow Patches: $698
Base London Catch Suede Shoe: $175
A Christensen Pocketsquare: $45

Nicole: My inspiration is based on a man that is very well put together, he has a good full time job and someone who takes a lot of pride in the way he dresses. For that man there was no other option than our stunning double breasted jacket. This isn’t your fathers old double breasted jacket, it’s modern, stylish and sure to make you stand out from the crowd. What makes this blazer great is that its 1/4 lined making it light weight and ideal for warm summer dates on the boardwalk.

But let’s not forget that any well dressed man knows the importance of details, which is why I added this great WOOD watch which goes perfectly with our monk strap shoes. And for the cherry on top, I threw in one our floral print linen pocket squares…just cause!


Hilton Double Breasted Peak Lapel Jacket: $730
WeWood Metis Watch: $120
Haight & Ashbury Slim Fit Shirt: $120
Strellson Belt: $108 Shop Now
Matteo Massimo Monk Strap Shoe: $450 Shop Now


 Joel: I think the best dates are spontaneous and you never know where they are going to lead you, so I picked an outfit that would be very versatile and literally take you anywhere. You could go to a fancy dinner or a walk in the park, there are no limitations to where you can go in this outfit.

Wearing colour is on trend right now, which is why I chose these cotton trousers as they are very easy to wear. I paired it with a lot of neutral so that it wasn’t overwhelming in colour. The other main feature of this outfit is the cotton blazer because it adds that bit of formal edge while keeping the look very light weight and easy going. I also love the shoes because even though they seem a little trendy they are a classic and can be worn in the future.


Tiger Of Sweden Evert Blazer: $499
Tiger Of Sweden Rodman Chinos: $199
Rogue Rodman Distressed Wingtip Shoe: $250
Strellson Suede Belt: $108
Haight & Ashbury Slim Fit Shirt: $95
A Christensen Linen Pocketsquare: $45

 Lindsay: Mid-Summer night picnic in the park was my inspiration behind my Summer date outfit. With the great summer weather, dates in the park are always a sure bet at being romantic. Keeping that in mind I started with this sport jacket just incase it gets a little chilly as the evening progresses. We added some pop of colour under jacket with with a cool pink shirt (real men wear pink) and green scarf. No picnic is complete without some “beverages” which is why I included our great flask set, incase you guys get a little thirsty.

To round it off I paired this outfit with a nice WOOD watch, AG denim, and classic canvas brogue shoes.



Ted Baker: Rolando Cotton Check Blazer: $498
Strellson Scarf: $98 Shop Now
Adriano Goldschmied Jean: $310
WeWood Voyage Watch: $140
Oscar Shirt: $198
Wolverine Two-Tone Brogue Shoes: $300
Daines & Hathaway Triple Bar Set: $358

Shop the brands:
A. Christensen, Strellson, Ted Baker, Tiger of Sweden, Hiltl, Sand


No matter the generation Prom has always been one of those “rite of passage” kind of moments. We’ve all been through it and no matter our varied experiences and memories we can all agree that Prom night is one you’ll remember for the rest of your life. So why not take part in your son, brother, nephew, cousins prom by bringing them in to get fitted for a great suit. Much like how we’ve convinced most of you into buying suits vs renting, that same wisdom needs to be passed down to the younger generation. Helping them to purchase a suit will not only make them look like a star at their prom but give you bragging rights for at least a few years, or until they graduate from college or university.

To sweeten the pot we’ve got two great promotions for our young gents.

  1. Suit trade in: simply bring in an old suit and we’ll give you a $50 credit towards the purchase of your new suit.
  2. If you purchase one of these great promo suits, we’ll throw in a tie or bow tie with matching pocket square from Haight and Ashbury for FREE ( Approx Value: $65)

Haight & Ashbury Suit: $550
Haight & Ashbury Shirt: $95
Haight & Ashbury Tie & Pocket Square: FREE w/ purchase of suit.

Haight & Ashbury Suit: $550
Haight & Ashbury Shirt: $95
Haight & Ashbury Tie & Pocket Square: FREE w/ purchase of suit.

Haight & Ashbury Suit: $550
Haight & Ashbury Shirt: $95
Haight & Ashbury Tie & Pocket Square: FREE w/ purchase of suit.

Stefano Suit: $395
Haight & Ashbury Shirt: $95
Haight & Ashbury Tie & Pocket Square: FREE w/ purchase of suit.

“No longer the preserve of University lecturers, these are now a new modern style staple” – Mr. Porter

Get knotted this Spring with some great knitted ties. As we transition our looks from heavy wools to lighter cottons and linnens we also have to re-evaluate the accessories we pair with them. We recommend working in knit ties into your Spring/Summer wardrobe as they offer great versatility while maintaining a professional decorum. Whether you’re paring it with a nice chambray shirt and chinos or a summer suit for the office, a knit tie compliments virtually any look. Drop by either the Bathurst or our new renovated Distillery District store to check out our great selection of knit ties for the season. We’re certain you’ll find one that works best for you!

Haight & Ashbury Knit Tie: $45
Van Gils Knit Tie: $115

Dibi Knit Tie: $55

Haight & Ashbury Knit Tie: $45

Dibi Knit Tie: $55

What’s New: Spring Trench

February 20, 2013

Spring is not complete without a handy trench in hand. Originally designed for the British soldiers in WWI, the trench coat might have changed job descriptions but its never changed its function or aesthetic.

The trenchcoat is by far one of the most universally recognizable fashion garment on the last century and the fact that it has gone almost unchanged for that time truly speaks to its celebrity. Speaking of celebrity, the trench coat has been worn by superheroes, hollywoods elite and even animated superstars like Bugs Bunny (who typically never wears any clothes). Suffice it to say, this timeless classic is great addition to any mans wardrobe.

Traditionally the trench is a double-breasted jacket with 10 front buttons, wide lapels, a storm flap, shoulder straps and pockets that button-close. Having said that, in the last several decades many designers have put their own spin on this silhouette, offering up some great variations. These latest arrivals for Spring showcase some of these variations.   

Circle of Gentlemen – Siegel Trench Coat: $850

Haight & Ashbury Liverpool Trench Coat (Black): $350

Haight & Ashbury Liverpool Trench Coat (Camel): $350

Tiger of Sweden Zane Trench Coat: $549

Wear Canadian. Haight & Ashbury is a Canadian brand that was founded in 1999 by the creative director of CID Inc. Having lived in the U.K. for some time, the British influence is evident in the collection that offers a unique fashion balance marrying London street style with North American zeal. From the cargo jacket, to the militaristic overcoat, to the classic Burberry inspired trench there is no denying that H&A offers something for every man. What more could you want than to have a coat that can easily help you transition from daytime casual to a wonderful night out with some friends. It’s always a good day when you have one less thing to worry about.

So, lets recap. Haight & Ashbury is Canadian, offers style and functionality, craftsmanship and quality and comes with a consumer friendly price point. Lets face it, whether you are looking to invest or just out to treat yourself to a wardrobe update, you gotta give these jackets/coats a try.

Did you know?

Haight-Ashbury is a district of San Francisco, California, USA named after the intersection of Haight Street and Ashbury Avenue. In the mid-1960s, this was perhaps the most famous intersection in the world, a place where young people came to from all over the world, free spirited in search of love and peace. Otherwise known as the “Summer of Love”.

Wool jacket on left $295.


Grey wool coat $350, black wool coat $425, plaid wool coat $395.


Wool coat $395.Camel and black wool coats $395.