The Cable Knit Sweater | Street Style
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The Cable Knit Sweater | Street Style


The Cable Knit Sweater | Street Style
For all the downsides of winter in Toronto there are also some serious pleasures that come with all of the snow – curling up fireside in a great sweater with a cup of hot chocolate is not a bad way to wait out even the worst weather.  I think that heavy knit sweaters will always be in style in Canada simply because our climate demands them – I tend to stock up as much as I can in November and then just live in them until Spring arrives, not the most creative I’ll admit but completely acceptable during the deep-freezes we’ve been going through.  This cream coloured sweater from H&M is both stylish & reasonably priced, proof that these essentials can keep you warm without burning holes in your pockets.  Definitely win-win.

The Cable Knit Sweater | Street Style

The Cable Knit Sweater | Street StyleWhat I’m Wearing

 Cable Knit Sweater – H&M | Navy Blue Denim – Tommy Hilfiger |  Brown leather Boots – ZARA | Gold Watch – Caravelle NY 

 

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The Over Coat | Street Style

 

Christian Thompson | Christian ConfidentialAs hard as I try to keep my looks fresh & on point, I have to say that the weather outside these days is definitely uninspiring.  When I’m in the mood for something easy but elevated, it can be as easy as shedding that (ubiquitous) bomber jacket & grabbing a stylish overcoat.  Paired with a simple and refined all-black get-up, this two-toned coat by Toronto’s Krane Design keeps you warm & helps you stand out in a flock of Canadian Geese.

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Christian Thompson | Christian ConfidentialWhat I’m Wearing

 Jacket – KRANE | Biker Knee Denim – ZARA |  Black Suede Boots – TOPMAN |Basic Black Long Sleeve Shirt – BANANA REPUBLIC |  Fedora – H&M 

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Varsity Blues | Street Style

 

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Christian Thompson | Christian ConfidentialAs Toronto bundles up for a season of crisp winter weather, one thing I’ve noticed is the growing popularity of stylish varsity jackets.  This particular jacket from Canada’s Krane Design continues their tradition of high-quality construction and luxe-finishes, giving nuance and restraint to an otherwise high-spirited item.  While the varsity look will always be classically cool, buying a little up-market will ensure that your investment matures alongside the rest of your wardrobe and will keep you from looking a little too-juvenile at that next event.

Christian Thompson | Christian Confidential

Christian Thompson | Christian ConfidentialWhat I’m Wearing

 Varsity Jacket – KRANE | Biker Knee Denim – ZARA |  Brown leather Boots – ZARA | NY Baseball Cap – NEW ERA |  

Casual Days | Street Style
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Casual Days | Street Style

Casual Days | Street StyleWe all have those busy, errand-filled days where our outfit choices become less of a priority.  With the Holiday Season upon us, those days have been happening a bit more often than I’d like, so much that I decided to dedicate a post to it!  I definitely have my go-to casual pieces for those days when my mind is all over the place, things that I can throw together and know I still look stylish enough to be seen out and about.

Casual Days | Street StyleThis time of year it’s all about the sweater – this piece from Charlie Bymz is always a favourite because of its classic athletic cut.  The white calls for a bit more attention – I’d be lying if I said I minded.

Casual Days | Street Style

Casual Days | Street Style What I’m Wearing

 Sweatshirt – CHARLIE BYMZ | Spray On Denim – TOPMAN|  Black Suede Boots – TOPMAN | Sunglasses – Dolce & Gabbana |  Gold Watch – CARAVELLE New York 

The Winter Athlete | Street Style
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The Winter Athlete | Street Style

The Winter Athlete | Street Style

The Winter Athlete | Street StyleAs much as I enjoy it, outdoor running is a season pursuit.  This time last year I had definitely fled the elements and let mother nature reclaim the streets.  That’s changed (for now, anyway) thanks to Nike’s Flash Pack collection.  With an emphasis on comfortable warmth and heightened visibility they have made early winter runs something that I can actually look forward to.  The Nike 5.0 + Shield kicks are more than just a beautiful pair of shoes – super light and form fitting I can’t imagine leaving these at home any time soon.

The Winter Athlete | Street Style

The Winter Athlete | Street StyleThe staple piece in this collection is definitely the Nike Shield jacket – something you truly have to wear to appreciate.  Ultra lightweight and perfectly temperate, I couldn’t be happier with how it kept me warm and dry throughout my run.  The vibrant colours are both eye-catching and are also your best friend when it comes to staying safe on a dark street!  Anyone who knows me personally will know that I’m not a fan of the cold – this piece has definitely changed my mind and expanded my winter workout regime.  If you’re in the market for some high-quality outdoor winter workout gear this winter, I highly recommend giving this collection a test run!

The Winter Athlete | Street Style What I’m Wearing

 Nike Shield Flash Jacket | Nike Free 5.0+ Shield Shoes|  Nike Pro Combat Running Tights | Nike Pro Combat Long Sleeve Top |

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The Modern Day Gentlemen | Street Style

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Surprisingly, dressing up is one of my least favourite things to do.  I’ve never been one of those ‘alls fair in the name of fashion’ types and generally dress for comfort more than flare.  That said, there are many occasions where dress-clothes are a must!

I might not be able to get away from the indigo-jeans, but in this outfit I’ve paired them with a double-breasted vest & blazer.  In it I feel fashionable, flexible & fun.  The detailing on the blazer makes a statement without defining the look.  It’s a subtle style that suits the season with colours to match.

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The vest is definitely a highlight & the key to this outfit’s versatility.  Take it from office to afterwork effortlessly.

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 What I’m Wearing

 Blazer- GSUS | Doubles Breasted Vest – GSUS | Denim Jeans – Tommy Hilfiger | Brown Suede shoes – TOPMAN | Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs | Sleeve Brief Case – Coach | Rose Gold Watch – Michael Kors | Ring – David Yurman

 

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The Canadian Tuxedo | Street Style

 

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As I’ve mentioned before and definitely will again, denim is my go-to fall wardrobe saviour.  Rich and warm it’s the foundation of a lot my looks this season. Today I thought I’d get a little bit more playful and embrace the ‘Canadian Tuxedo’ – the all-jean look that has come a long way from it’s blue-collar beginnings.  Though frequently seen on the more ‘playful’ red carpets and at VIP after-parties, this look maintains its cool factor without making you seem unapproachable. If rocked right it’s a memorable way to change up how you wear your favourite pair of jeans.

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What I’m Wearing

Denim  Shirt- Zara | Denim Jeans – Tommy Hilfiger | Brown Belt | Black Suede Boots – TOPMAN | Fedora – Big It Up | Sunglasses – D & G

 

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The Downtown Runner | Street Style

 

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There are only a few good weeks left for road running in Toronto and I’m doing everything I can to take advantage of them!  To me, there’s no better way to set your day in the right direction than a good outdoor run – the fall air is brisk & the colors are the perfect backdrop.

Unlike a climate controlled gym, your street running wardrobe definitely changes with the seasons!  Today’s look is warm, comfortable and (obviously) stylish.  My go-to New Balance windbreaker keeps the chill out of my bones and, like all workout gear, is a great way to mix in some ultra-energetic colour into your closet.  I’m in love with my Nike tights – not only are they super comfy & warm but they also show off some of my best assets #justbeinghonest ;).  A compressed t-shirt keeps your body breathing through the sweat – a definite essential for any athlete.  I’m a die-hard Nike fan, but these new Minimus runners (also from New Balance) have quickly caught my attention.

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Shoes are obviously the most important part of the puzzle, not only is the right fit key to top performance but also very important in limiting fatigue and preventing injury.  These NB’s have a lower base – perfect for circuit training – but which definitely took some getting used to.  Pick up a pair, break them in – you won’t be disappointed!

 Until next time.

 XO

Christian

 

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Boy In Leather | Street Style

 

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Fall is such an amazing season to experience the best of Toronto – all of the indulgent & cozy classics that bring out the Canadian in all of us.  This is true for fashion as much as anything else!  The unpredictability of the weather makes layering a must – especially if you’re trying to carry an outfit from day to night.  With this look I layered a basic grey scoop neck t-shirt with one of my favourite cool-weather pieces, a leather vest by Canadian designer Ken Chow.  Tied around my waist is my ‘boyfriend’ shirt, a well-loved plaid number from Club Monaco, rocked with my favourite All Saints denim, a feathered fedora & a pair of shades courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana.

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The luxe feel of leather is as exciting as it is timeless:  a great leather vest is the perfect piece to add to your wardrobe this fall and have in rotation season after season.  Personally, I love the added edge it gives my outfits – it’s such an added confidence boost.  Let’s just say that it brings out the bad boy in me so to speak… ;)

Christian ConfidentialWhat I’m Wearing

Print Cigarette Jeans- All Saints | Leather Vest – KRANE | Basic Grey Scoop T-shirt | Plaid Shirt – Club Monaco | Combat Boots – TOPMAN | Fedora – Big It Up | Sunglasses – Dolce & Gabbana