Here's the Secret to Networking, According to a Guy Who Knows Everybody

Shayne Stephens throws around the word “authenticity” a lot. He believes it’s something we’re seeing less and less these days. “I’m a kid that’s from Winnipeg. I’m rough around the edges,” he says. “I am who I am. I say what I say and that’s fine with me.” That’s Stephens’ brand of authenticity and it’s taken him pretty far—from a hockey-playing punk in the ’Peg, through the world of publishing and into fashion, where as Marketing Director, he successfully brought Saks into Canada. Now, he’s bri

Why Lacoste Is Cooler Than Ever Right Now

Why Lacoste Is Cooler Than Ever Right Now The Supreme collaboration is just the tip of the iceberg. When I was in middle school, you were “cool” if you had a little crocodile on your polo shirt. Lacoste was the be-all and end-all of classroom-appropriate swag. That didn’t carry over to high school. Not that Lacoste ever went away—the stalwart French sportswear label has been churning out their signature polos and beyond for well over 80 years at this point, with no signs of slowing down. It j

Nine Pairs of Sensible Boots to Help You Survive the Icepocalypse

I suppose what seems to be never-ending winters is the trade off for universal healthcare, a life expectancy two years longer than the global average, and cannabis legalization. While others may enjoy their spring showers, ours comes in the form of falling icicles, because #Canada. As I watch Instagram stories of my friends at Coachella or off the coast of some Mediterranean island, I’m pulling my winter boots back out of storage. That is, if I don’t buy a pair from this list of ice-approved sh

Three Spring Trends Worth Trying (and the Overrated Ones to Avoid)

All trends aren’t created equal, obviously. For every corduroy suit, there is a fedora waiting to sabotage your game. While the current spring/summer cycle is full of trends we can get behind, there are, as always, some to avoid. Now, don’t take this as a list of do’s and don’ts, even though that’s exactly what it is. Take these as mere suggestions. Maybe you’re one of those people who can make any trend work. What with fashion being cyclical and all, ’90s style is having a moment. Peep the log

Meet the Dutch Composer Behind Your Go-To Chill Piano Tracks on Spotify

As we learned from Josh Radnor, it’s never too late for a second act. Let Dutch pianist and composer, Joep Beving be further proof. Four years ago he made the transition from the advertising world to the music world at the ripe age of 38, when most men are considering moving from a sedan to a sensible SUV. Joep (pronounced like “Yoop”) first started dabbling in music when he was 14 and made his debut at his town’s jazz festival. But, like most creative endeavours, it takes an unparalleled level

Here's Why Your Next Bag Should Be Nylon

Here’s Why Your Next Bag Should Be Nylon The techy, durable material is in the midst of a major comeback. The ’90s are officially back. But you knew that already, thanks to all the chunky sneakers, distressed jeans and grungy dudes with long-hair-don’t-care locks populating the sidewalks. The next age-old trend raring for a comeback? Nylon bags. Twenty years ago, Prada’s techy nylon backpacks helped propel the stalwart Italian heritage brand into one of the decade’s most forward-thinking fash

Six Defining Moments That Led Virgil Abloh to Louis Vuitton

LVMH, Disney of the luxury world, continued its run of recent shakeups yesterday. Just a week after announcing former Louis Vuitton menswear head Kim Jones would be shifting over to sister label Dior Homme, the conglomerate officially appointed Off-White founder Virgil Abloh as his successor. The move is groundbreaking for a litany of reasons—none more monumental than the fact that Abloh is Louis Vuitton’s first black artistic director, and the first African-American designer to lead a major Eu

Dior Homme Just Swapped Kris Van Assche for Kim Jones

Another day, another major shift in the fashion world. Just weeks after Ricardo Tisci was named Christopher Bailey’s replacement at Burberry, Dior Homme artistic director Kris Van Assche has announced he’ll be stepping down after an 11-year run. We didn’t have to wait long for the Parisian house to name his successor: Kim Jones, who departed Louis Vuitton in January, will debut his first collection for Dior during Paris Men’s Fashion Week in June. The move comes after former Fendi boss Pietro B

Your Grandpa's Favourite Sweater Vests Are Having a Seriously Stylish Moment

So, we’ve all been dipping into our pops’ wardrobes for a minute now—what with all the dad hats, dad jeans and dad sneakers that are making waves at the moment. But it might be time you start looking for fashion inspiration a little farther up your family tree. Grandpa-approved sweater vests are back in a big way, in forms both classic—such as the solid-hued versions from Lacoste and Pringle of Scotland—and edgy, like the playfully subverted takes by the likes of Raf Simons and Comme Des Garçon

Hubert de Givenchy, 1927-2018

The fashion world lost a giant today. Earlier this morning, it was announced that Hubert de Givenchy has died at 91. Perhaps best known of creating Audrey Hepburn’s “little black dress” in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Givenchy was a powerhouse in post-Second World War fashion—defining the new codes of Parisian elegance. Born to an aristocratic family in Beauvais on Feb. 21, 1927, Givenchy founded his namesake label in 1952. His entrance into men’s fashion came soon after, with the launch of his men

Our Seven Biggest Takeaways from the 2018 Oscars

The stars of Call Me by Your Name were undoubtedly two of the best-dressed men last night. Nobody can pull off an all-white outfit quite like Timothée Chalamet, but Armie Hammer ultimately takes our best-dressed award with his velvet oxblood Giorgio Armani tuxedo. Velvet was definitely the unorthodox texture of the evening. Check Oscar Issac, Daniel Kaluuya, Matthew McConaughey, and Darren Cris, too. But unlike most who donned the fabric, Hammer decided to go with a full velvet tuxedo (much lik

Nine Pairs of Dress Shoes Worth Investing In Right Now

No matter how “dank and wavy” that menswear Instagrammer you follow thinks dad sneakers are, no man can survive on chunky-soled New Balances alone. At some point, even if your office has no discernible dress code, you’re going to need something a little more sophisticated. A pair of shoes that commands actual respect—not internet clout. The kind of footwear that won’t look the least bit out of place at your best friend’s wedding, say, or a job interview at an old-school law firm with a very disc

All Patched Up: Patchwork Is the Next Big Thing in Menswear

I spent a good chunk of my adolescence living in Paducah, Kentucky. For the uninitiated—which, I feel confident in assuming, includes just about everyone reading this story—Paducah is known for one thing, and one thing only: quilts. There are, based on a quick Google search, at least six quilt-specific stores servicing a population of just 25,000. Twice a year, the city plays host to “QuiltWeek,” a gathering of over 400 vendors and thousands of patchwork enthusiasts from across the globe. And, o

12 Unconventional Romantic Movies to Watch with Your Valentine

Because you can do so much better than The Notebook . It’s not that love is bullshit, per se, but Valentine’s Day kind of is. It gives a false sense of what love actually looks like. If you have a healthy skepticism of Valentine’s Day, worry not. Here, we’ve complied a list of the best “Valentine’s Day” movies for a full-day film festival. Don’t expect to see The Notebook on this list: we need to stop letting Nicholas Sparks fool people into thinking love looks like James Garner and Gena Rowlan

Diora Baird Is the Wokest Scream Queen in Hollywood

You might remember Diora Baird. She was a scream queen in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Vivian in Wedding Crashers, and, more recently, Meg in Shameless. Oh, she also had a stint as a Guess girl — you know, those ads from the ’90s featuring Anna Nicole Smith, pre-TrimSpa — bringing her to full-on sex symbol status. Today, she’s not so much in the limelight for acting or modelling. “For a minute I was like, I don’t even know if I want to be an actress anymore,” she says. She’s focu
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