mens fashion

Look of the (Golden) Day

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Rocking my new Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece tie. Picked up for an insane $13 on clearance at work. Seems people avoid 4″ ties like the plague these days, not this dapper fellow! For those that don’t know, the Golden Fleece line is the top of the top at Brooks Brothers. This tie is handmade in the USA from 7 fold silk, meaning there is no lining, just beautiful thick silk folded over itself to create this beauty. Makes a beautiful knot too. Retail value is about $150! A definite steal.

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Bringing Wall Street Back!

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Look of the day (after rushing from montreal to ottawa) to make it in time for work! My custom EPH Apparel shirt in action for the first time rocking a classic Wall Street look with yellow braces and dark tie. Absolutely love the cutaway collar I selected for it along with the necessary french cuffs and not seen from the photos, but my initials are monogrammed on the cuff. The contrast collar look is one that most men seem to shy away from. But you all know me, there’s not much that I won’t wear and make it look good (it’s all in the confidence!)

-The Don πŸ˜‰

Some trends are better left unfollowed, like an annoying Twitter troll

Sometimes, my dapperites, a trend will emerge in the fashion world that you just have to put your foot down to and say HELL F’N NO! We’re not gonna take it! Case in point, I was browsing the website of one of my favorite retailers, SimonsΒ and came across this bizarre trend, ‘Samurai’. Now I know this is supposed to be a casual look but there is casual classy and casual sloppy, and then there’s this:

What are these supposed to be?

I thought the tights under shorts look was a functional type of gym/workout wear?

This supposed to be a pajama? Afraid not

As you can see my friends, sometimes you just have to stick to your guns and your knowledge and believe that you know better than what stores and the high fashion world are spitting out there. There is nothing wrong with sticking to your guns in situations like these!!

Thanks for reading and goodnight!

-The Don πŸ˜‰

(Layered) Look of the Day

Perfect example of layering in the frigid months right here:

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Colorful V-neck merino wool sweater to liven up a neutral grey suit and neutral colored tie. A little layering goes a long way in making a dapper impact!

Wedding Weekend

So I had the opportunity to head back to Montreal this past weekend to attend the wedding of a family friend. Granted, I only joined the reception at midnight but dang was I on my dapper game, and of course, the family was as well! What a great time we all had!

For the church, I did not go with the full out suit, instead went with some light grey trousers, black blazer, bright pink patterned shirt for a splash, and silk white pocket square.

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And for the reception I was rocking my custom Indochino suit that I already rocked to 2 previous weddings this summer. Normally I would wear the all-purpose white dress shirt but I forgot my cufflinks at home so I went with the purple gingham and navy tie with burgundy dots, very subtle and businesslike.

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Let me throw in a shout out to my younger bro who was looking quite dapper himself in a royal blue 3 piece suit with white shirt, bright red cotton tie and complementing square.

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And what did my parents wear? Well my pops had to borrow one of my pink checkered ties to accentuate his look, but he wore it well. And my mom, well my mom always looks good for these occasions!

the dapper parents!

the dapper parents!

Bonus pic: The happy newlyweds!

Congratulations Pietro & Lucinda

Congratulations Pietro & Lucinda