Guest Post | Seasons

Like seasons in a year, Daniel Levinson, author of ‘The Seasons of a Man’s Life”, points out that men tend to develop along a certain developmental timeline as well. He goes on to say that there are four seasons of a man’s life: spring, summer, fall and winter. Though the seasons are not chronologically based, … Continue reading

The LUMINA Chatham Tie | My Summer Favorite

Okay, I can’t keep this a secret anymore. My Lumina Chatham tie is quickly become my go to summer tie. Maybe even my favorite tie. This is the only article of clothing that I have which gets a compliment from someone every time I wear it. EVERY TIME! So many people have asked me about … Continue reading

Planning a night on the town?

The bank’s annual charity auction is coming up this month. It’s a great opportunity to dress up and hit the hottest after-parties in the Big Smoke. These sky-blue Pierre Hardy 910 loafers ($606 CAD) would be perfect for a night out.  

Now that’s bold | Oliver Peoples Bradford

Do you want to do something bold this summer? Stylist Brad Goreski, pictured above, certainly shows us what bold is all about. I’ve been on the look out for bolder eyeglass frames. These Oliver Peoples Bradford eyeglasses ($340) may be what I’ve been looking for.

The Peacock Effect | Redefining The Middle-Aged Man

We need a broader definition of what being a man is. I remember a female friend of mine many years ago trying to figure me out. She came to the conclusion that I was either a player or gay. I didn’t fit into her predetermined box of manliness. Why? Because I dressed well. Can you … Continue reading

Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture | If Bobbito Garcia had a shoe museum it would look like this

I do have a bit of a love for shoes. To be honest my shoe collection would even make Carrie Bradshaw say “that guy’s got a problem”. (Yes, I just made a Sex in the City reference… so what?) I didn’t realize the full extent of the problem until the other day I caught myself … Continue reading

Want.

No it doesn’t feel like spring at all right now. But I’ll start the transition to brighter, warmer colors anyway in hopes of its imminent arrival. This year I’m turning to the Ledbury Purple and Navy Royal Starks to brighten up my spring. I love this shirt! But it’s a limited edition shirt, on sale … Continue reading

Men’s Swim Shirts | What are your thoughts?

I noticed something interesting around the beach and pool on our family vacation last week. There were quite a few men wearing swim shirts. Although I really like the idea, I’m a bit torn on the issue. Swim shirts, or rash guards are tops designed originally for surfers to protect them from abrasions caused by their wetsuits. Now … Continue reading

Welcome to my shoe family Herring Chukka!

This week I welcome the Herring Chukka by Benjamin Daedfysch to my shoe family. I love the look the Herring Chukka. The herringbone tweed just looks smart in a chukka boot. Like the sage, old English college professor of shoes. Worldly and sophisticated. I can imagine it having long chats with my Chuck Taylors about … Continue reading

Don’t get me wrong. I love dress shoes!

I had an interesting discussion with my friend about my sneaker and suit post. The truth is some dress shoes are very comfortable. In fact some dress shoes are equally, if not more comfortable than sneakers. So I wanted to post about one brand that does it well. Cole Haan is one brand I can fully … Continue reading