Shirts are important monikers of first impressions. They symbolize how you feel, your taste and your habits. Whether you’re selecting a button down for a formal event, or just trying to decide on what to wear to the office, it’s essential that you choose pieces that not only fit you, but your character. Of course, […]

The 1960s were about extensive transformations and provoked major nostalgia like no other era in history. Mad Men captured audiences and the characters became an integral aspect of fans’ Sunday nights as they followed their dramatic lives with rigour. However, it wasn’t only the plot that caught people’s attention, but rather the fashion. Suddenly, all […]

May 25, 2015

Coping With Graduation

Graduation season is finally here and it’s most definitely a bittersweet affair. You’ll be in the “real world” soon and you won’t be able to see your friends on a daily basis anymore. More importantly, you might be unsure of your future plans and have absolutely no idea what to do next. However, graduation can […]

Frank Sinatra’s jazz music defined the 1940s and his style was characterized by its dapper elegance. He was never seen without a fedora and a well-fitted tuxedo or suit during his performances and it seems as though it is simply his way of life. Sinatra cultivated his image with the precision of the artist that […]

Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or you suffer from incurable cynicism, once you hit a certain age, wedding season becomes unavoidable. It starts with one innocent early-bird invitation and ends with the outbreak of multiple wedding fever. There’s stress you didn’t plan for and the temptation to cope with it all by channeling the bride’s […]

There’s an undeniable synergy between music and fashion. Each one orbits around the other: setting trends, fusing sounds and influencing cultures. Dubbed the “King of Calypso”, Harry Belafonte’s career has spanned over five decades. Beyond his infectious lyrics, the singer, actor and well-known civil rights activist has had an iconic and inventive career, all while […]

In 2005, the term “Suit up” made its way into pop culture courtesy of Barney Stinson, the breakout character on CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother.” Stinson’s suit up concept revolved around finding indomitable self-confidence in a well-tailored suit. Clever phrase aside, Stinson’s idea of looking dapper in every situation is not a new one. […]

Once upon a time, the thought of a blue tuxedo at a wedding conjured images of unfortunate hair, gaudy ruffles and a shade of powder blue that’s better suited to a stick of cotton candy. With time and the return of the well-tailored silhouette, the blue tux has transitioned from being a frumpy 70s cast-off […]

February 26, 2015

The Tuxedo Takeover

Awards season is often seen as a bright, glittering spot in an otherwise dismal winter season. Whether you’re a pop culture enthusiast or someone who takes a noncommittal approach to the Hollywood hype, chances are you’ve tuned into an affair with beautiful people, even better looking outfits and some sort of gilded statue being handed […]

Grey has become an incredibly popular colour over the past few seasons as it’s a delicate alternative to your typical black suits. However, the colour requires a bit more coordination and styling to become truly sophisticated. It simply doesn’t help that Christian Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey is all that everyone talks about these […]