DALLA: SS2016

The former sleek menswear staple HD Homme may have changed names, now known as DALLA,  but it has not changed its slick modern menswear aesthetic. Their latest showing proved why camouflage has become a menswear staple and that men can successfully mix multiple prints.

Oh yeah, and that nothing is sexier than a man in a well cut suit.

 

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Photography: Shayne Gray

FINEZZA: SS2016

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Finezza: au nom de l’homme made a splash at Toronto Men’s Fashion week with its refreshing colour combinations and updated menswear classics; they know how to cut a sharp suit. Their SS2016 collection was inspired by the French countryside; the unique combinations of fabrics, prints and muted tones were sublime. The brand prides itself on its use of imported fabric from the finest mills in Italy and Scotland; paying particular attention to details normally reserved only to bespoke. The whole collection was French Dandy perfection (even the addition of the straw hats).

They even pulled in some celebrity support via Canadian diver Maxim Bouchard (pictured above) who walked the runway for them. When asked about the experience, Maxim said he felt more self conscious on the runway than he normally does in a speedo on the diving platform.

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Photography by Shayne Gray

Drink your Brunch: Vampiro

One of my favourite brunch drinks (well, anytime drinks is the Caesar – yes, Bloody Mary for you Yankees) but sometimes it’s just too thick. Here is a great twist on the Caesar – it still retains the great Clamato and spice kick but lightens it up. Trust me, this shit is good.

Dobel Maestro Diamante Tequila cocktails,

Recipe

  • 2 oz Maestro Dobel® Tequila
  • 1 ½ oz  Clamato juice
  • 1 oz  Fresh orange juice
  • ½ oz  Lime Juice
  • ¾ oz  Grapefruit Soda
  • 7 drops  Cholula sauce
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 pinch Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Tajin
  • 100 ml  Soda to top
  • 1 Green chili
  • 1 Orange peel

 

How-To

  1. Pour Maestro Dobel® Tequila, Clamato, orange juice, lime juice, cholula, salt and pepper into shaker.
  2. Shake with ice.
  3. Strain into a Tajin rimmed glass.
  4. Top with soda and garnish with a tall green chili.
  5. Enjoy.
  6. Repeat.

Recipe by Jonny Gray | Photo by Tyler Rumi

Yeezy Boost 350

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The New Yeezy is coming. The latest incarnation of the Yeezy Boost 350 in murdered out black by Kanye West launches this Saturday, Aug. 22. Here is where to get yours Canada:

adidas Originals Store

Capsule Toronto
Haven
J2 / SneakerBox (Vancouver)
Jonathan+Olivia
Kokko
Livestock Canada (Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary)
LESS 17 (Calgary)
Nomad
NRML
Off The Hook
Roden Gray
SSENSE                                                                                                                                         TNT (Montreal + Toronto)

Palladium Pallabrouse

The Pallabrouse is a classic boot from Palladium; I know I owned a pair in my teens and you probably did too. The Pallabrouse TW is the fall 2015 update of this classic; this incarnation features durable twill, some great contrast leather seaming, paired with cushioned footbed and rubber outsole. Now you just have to pick which pair…I’m going with navy.

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Get a SPINE

I was recently sent a few pairs of sunglasses to check out from a new brand, SPINE, an eyewear company that is targeting fashion forward consumers who lead active lifestyles. What does that mean? Sunglasses that are high on design (and on technology); sports sunglasses that don’t look like wrap-around eyewear from the 90s (you know what I mean).

Inspired by the interaction between vertebrae, SPINE is crafted with continual flexibility, and will morph to fit any face shape or head size – providing optimal comfort, fit and durability. Constructed with patented micro injected metal (MiM) hinges, there are no screws used in the working mechanism. Even better, the temples shut automatically when removed from the face minimizing the wear and tear of the frame. Suggested retail is $199 (a deal).

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The three models are all based on classic menswear eyewear shapes – in fact, until you look closely at the hinges, you have no idea theses aren’t some pair of ‘designer’ sunglasses. I took these babies out for a run and they performed well. I thought I should step it up a notch and took them with me on some of the highest roller coasters in North America – and they didn’t even budge.