YNOT launches a new line

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If you have not checked out YNOT bags yet, I ask you: Why Not? The brand has recently launched a new line of streetwear bags; the perfect combination of high tech meets menswear trends.

I could list the many reasons you should check them out: Canadian designed and made (right in the Junction, Toronto), ruggedly durable with premium fabrics, cool self-closing magnetic hardware, waterproof zippers and liners, ergonomic straps and back support, blah blah blah

All you need to know is the bags are pretty fucking cool and well made. This shit is on point.

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Neo Backpack in grey waxed cotton (if you have never owned wax cotton, trust me, this baby gets better and better with age)

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Magnetic Backpack in black multicam

 

Vans Step it Up

There are few shoes that have been a staple in my wardrobe since I was 5 years old – classic black Chucks, some white Stan Smiths and a variety of plain or printed Vans Authentic Slip-Ons.  Now Vans have stepped up their game with a series of new finishes for the classic Slip-Ons;  the upgraded materials include suede, leather and wool, utilized across a range of six colorways.

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Available soon at Vans stockists. And they are a steal at around $50.

Cuffs that won’t cost you.

Men’s jewellery has come a long way since the days of your father. Up until recently, leather, braided leathers and rope have dominated mens’ wrists but now it’s time for the cuff.

 

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Giles & Brother Railroad Spike Cuff, $95

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Caroline Néron Braided Cuff, $95

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Miansai – Gold Plated Cuff, $185

 

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Saint Laurent Twisted Cuff, $345

 

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Alexander McQueen Silver Plated Feather Cuff, $465

Where to get your Yeezy on, Canada.

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As everyone probably knows by now, the second installment of Kanye West designed adidas is set to drop this weekend (June27) with the Yeezy Boost 350. Priced at $200 USD. Here is where to get it in Canada.

Foot Locker

Capsule
J2 Sneakerbox
Jonathan + Olivia
Less17
Livestock
Nomad
Roden Grey
SSENSE
TNT
 

Racquet Club Cocktail

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The original Racquet Club Cocktail called for pink gin but what exactly is pink gin? Simply, gin with a dash of Angostura bitters stirred through. The first use of pink gin is widely attributed to the Royal Navy who mixed the bitters with gin to take the edge off and apparently ease sea sickness. While I can’t guarantee that this one will ease your stomach, I can guarantee that is the perfect update to a classic martini.

 

  • 3/4oz Dry Vermouth
  • 2oz Gin Tanqueray
  • 3 drops Peychaud Bitters
  • 3 drops Orange Bitters
  • Twist of pink grapefruit for ganish

 

1. Combine all ingredients in an iced shaker (except the twist).

2. Shake hard.

3. Serve in a chilled glass.

4. Garnish.

5. Drink.

6. Repeat.

Hardy Amies SS2016

Born in London’s Maida Vale in 1903, Hardy Amies opened the doors of his Savile Row headquarters in 1945 and soon became a pioneer of British tailoring. For Spring Summer 2016, the brand update its classic silhouettes with a sports influence. And finally someone showed men how to incorporate a one piece flight suit into work wear appropriate for the office.

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SS2016: Post Dystopia

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You probably recall the fashion hard on I get from 3.Paradis, and the boys, Emeric Tchatchoua and Raymond Cheung, don’t disappoint for SS2016. Their collection, aptly titled, Post Dystopia, features a great mash up of military and streetwear inspired garments with references to a  variety of global cultures. This just might be what we will be wearing after the impeding apocalypse.  Here’s a sneak peak. Enjoy.

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