Every now and then I get the chance to collaborate with a brand that really encourages me to tap into my creative space and create something that’s really different. If you’re into menswear, you’re definitely familiar with the heritage brand Perry Ellis. I remember while growing up and going through my step dads closet and seeing the logo on so many classic staples. You guys know me, I love my edgy statement pieces, my casual cozy pieces and my classic staples.
Perry Ellis is known for its suiting, contemporary apparel, cutting edge athleisure wear (have you seen their 360 collection?!) and are also pretty invested in the fragrance department. Last month, they came out with their newest scent, Perry Ellis and it’s a solid contender. A scent is personal, it’s a representation of you, and for me, I always choose my scents wisely. Think about it, there’s two things that people will always remember you by, 1. the way you made them feel and 2. your scent. I attach people and memories to scents all the time, kind of how I attach experiences to my favourite songs (PartyNextDoor’s Break From Toronto, will always remind me of my first visit to Paris).
The new Perry Ellis scent is for the modern day guy that’s a forward thinker, fashion conscious with a taste for classic and heritage style. Notes from Italian bergamot, crushed lavender and infused verbena gives this scent a refreshing finish.
For this project, my team and I wanted to really bring out the values behind this fragrance in a special way. In this short spot that we created with the brand, you’ll see me in my most intimate state that I’ve been on camera to date. I shed a layer or two, and let myself be vulnerable for you guys to get a glimpse into what I aspire for, what I struggle with and what I’ve overcome throughout my journey this far. Believe it or not, one of the most important things that helps build my confidence day to day, is knowing that I’m wearing a fragrance that supports and reflects my ideas and vision.
It’s been a little while since I’ve last posted, please forgive me! It’s all been for good reasons though, I’ve got a lot of cool projects coming up that I’m very excited to share with you guys, I just want it to be perfect when I do. That being said, let’s get to the topic at hand of this blog post… don’t settle. This is something that we hear very often but let’s be honest it’s a lot easier said than done, especially in the realm of love!
It’s kind of hard for me to believe it but 2015 is shortly coming to an end. I honestly don’t know where the time has gone, I swear to you that it was summer yesterday. That being said, I know that the last few months of the year are going to fly by even quicker due to the holidays and the millions of celebrations occurring at the same time. You guys know, for the most part this year I’ve been opting for more street style looks but when it comes to the holidays as much as I think ripped denim and bomber jackets are always a good idea, it’s probably better to dress up a little more.
I’ve teamed up with my good friends at RW&CO to showcase a look that I would wear to an event or party over the holidays. I opted to dress up their two-tone twill blazer with a collared shirt and a pair of slim fit dress pants. For me, I always try and find a subtle way to differentiate my look from the other men that may be in attendance. Something that’ll give me a little edge over the others or let people know that I didn’t just pick up the first items that I saw at a boutique. I think the two-tone blazer really helps me do that with this look. The material, the colour and the fit let others know that you’re comfortable being different in a room of guys wearing tuxes or following a black and white colour scheme but at the same time is subtle enough to not come off as if you’re trying too hard. – It’s all about a balance!If you’re in the market for a new blazer for the holidays or some dressy options, keep scrolling to the bottom for my “What I’m Wearing” section to get pieces from my look!
These last few months have been pretty busy for me and I’m finding that I’m spending less and less time at home. That being said, I’ve been having to dress myself in ways that are appropriate for any type of setting i.e.; a business meeting, dinner with friends or even a baseball game. Having to stay true to my style, I’ve been putting a lot of street and dapper pieces together. I absolutely love this look and I hope you do too! Ripped denim, basic tee, white low tops and a black blazer to add that extra class.
If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ve definitely seen these kicks paired with a few of my outfits. They’re my latest pair of Lacoste sneakers and are super versatile. Comfortable, with a more slender frame than most of the brands offering, I think they totally compliment the outfit.
Spring is finally here and that means one thing, out with the old and in with the new. I’ve been doing a lot of spring cleaning recently and got rid of a lot of old clothes that I’ve collected over the year and putting most of my warmer items into storage ( I still live in Canada, so I can’t put them all away). Spring also signifies the beginning of wedding season. – I don’t know about you, but the older I get the more wedding invitations I seem to be receiving (I’m only 25..sigh). Getting dressed up for these occasions can start to get a little pricey so I’ve teamed up with my friends at RW&CO to showcase how you can get the most out of your suit. I’ve put together a few tips to help facilitate shopping for the perfect suit that’ll help you not only look your best but feel your best while wearing it.Tip #1 Colour – If you’re only going to have a couple of suits in your closet make sure that one of them is a classic colour; grey, blue, or black. – They’re the most versatile colours to build with and if they’re of good quality they can be brought over from season to season.Tip #2 Fit – It’s 2015 guys, it’s time to get comfortable wearing more fitted clothes, so why not start with your suit? My favourite fit from RW&CO is the ‘Miles’fit. It’s the slimmest of their three options (Miles, Preston, Haddington) that they carry and happens to be one of their most popular. If you’re apprehensive about purchasing a suit off the rack, RW&CO offers alterations to allow your suit to fit just the way you’d like it to. Tip #3 Shirts & Accessories – Once the foundation has been selected, the fun part begins. I don’t get dressed up too often but when I do, I love being able to find cool but subtle ways to making myself stand apart from the crowd. I decided to showcase how you can do that through your choice of shirt and accessories. In my first look I decided to wear a bold coloured dress shirt and then use a more subtle coloured options with the pairing of the tie, vest and pocket square to tone it down a little. Which is just the way I like it. I went for a classic white dress shirt in my second look and paired it with a bright tie. Sometimes you can make the biggest statements through the smallest pieces. I had so much fun putting these looks together and if you guys have any tips that you’d like to share with us, I’d love to hear them and you know how to get in contact with me! Cheers to spring & wedding season.
What I’m Wearing
Miles (Wool Blend Suit) – RW&CO | Fitted Two- Tone Shirt – RW&CO | Fitted Shirt (white) – RW&CO |
Another Fashion Week has come and gone in Toronto and If you work in the Canadian fashion industry , last week was probably one of the busiest times of the year for you. I know for myself it was jammed packed with attending shows, fittings, castings, social gatherings, after parties and everything else in between. I had a few different looks that I put together for the week but I wanted to showcase this all black get up that I put together, it was definitely the highlight of them all for me. I’m not the biggest enthusiast for turtlenecks but I decided to put it into play with a black blazer, marled knit joggers and my suede chelsea boots. I think in the end, the look came together really nicely – giving off a very dapper look while providing comfort all at the same time. What I’m Wearing
Black Slim Fit Blazer – VINTAGE | Viscose Sweater – ZARA| Marled Knit Chino Joggers – FOREVER21| Suede Chelsea Boots– VINTAGE | Leather Portfolio – COACH | Supreme Canvas Belt – GUCCI