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Lifestyle, Street Style

The Perfect Fit

lacoste | Christian Confidentiallacoste | Christian ConfidentialHey guys, the weekend is finally upon us! If you’ve had a crazy week like I did, it’s time to let loose and turn all the way up! I put together a new style post that I think you guys are going to like. It’s simple, yet fun and oh so dope in my books. Let’s just say it’s a more edgy take on the ‘Canadian Tuxedo’.  I grabbed my vintage denim vest, a grey long line sweatshirt, my new favourite pair of light wash denim and my latest kicks from Lacoste, the Showcourt. A classic silhouette from the brand with premium leather and intricate details that make them fairly easy to dress up or down. Naturally, I dressed them down! This is the perfect look if you’re looking for something that’ll give you comfort + style at the same time.

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Lacoste’s Showcourt Shoes Available At  – TOWNSHOES

Longline Sweatshirt – HM | 93 Biker Denims  – SECTION CLOTHING | Denim Vest – VINTAGE |

 

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Shoe Game Strong

Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetHey guys, I hope that you’re all doing well. This is my latest style post featuring some new kicks that I got from Lacoste. I decided to switch things up from what I usually opt for when it comes to the brand (classic styles) and pick something a little more fun! I’m really into the contrast that the gum sole and upper leather area of the shoe create. It totally makes them pop compared to your typical navy offering. I decided to pair them with skinny jeans, a basic white tee  from Son Of A Tailor and my leather motto jacket. Clean, stylish and casual, just the way I like it.

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Lacoste Straightset shoes – TOWNSHOES 

Biker Motto Jacket – DIESEL (similar here) | Sanded Dark Wash Skinny Jeans  – FOREVER21 | Custom Basic White Tee – SON OF A TAILOR |

 

Fall Footwear with Lacoste | Style Post
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Fall Footwear with Lacoste | Style Post

Fall Footwear with Lacoste | Style PostIt’s a busy time in the city for those of us in the fashion industry, as next week is World MasterCard Fashion Week! Even though I tell myself every season that I’m going to take it easy, somehow my schedule always ends up being jam packed. Whether it’s watching the shows, catching up with the models, shooting content, attending gift lounges and or the hundreds of after parties… the week is full or glitz and glamour + a ton of work. That being said, I tend to style a lot of my looks the week before so that I’m not stressing over what to wear the day of. You may have seen a glimpse or two of this look on my Instagram account over the last few weeks but I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to post the full look + details on my site. I kept the clothes very simple as I wanted the shoes to pop and get the attention they deserve. These Millard Lace Derby shoes from Lacoste  are about to get a lot of play next week and furthermore the rest of the season. Comfortable, stylish with a classic yet modern feel to them, they’re the perfect addition to my footwear collection, don’t you agree?

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Millard Lace Derby – LACOSTE

Slim Fit Jeans – FOREVER21| Long-Sleeved Top (similar here) – HM |

 

 

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Can’t Go Wrong With Classics | Style Post

Christian Confidential | LacosteKeeping it super preppy yet casual with this style post. A Slim fit polo, khakis and a fresh pair of white Lacoste sneakers always make for a great outfit combination. Growing up my parents use to always dress me in preppy outfits like this and to this day this style is still a go-to for me. Whether you’re going on a first date, grabbing lunch with the boys or simply running around downtown, you’ll look fresh in this fit. If you’re looking for a little twist on the classic white sneakers, check out the ones that I’m wearing - still white but the pop of blue and red detailing give it a little more edge than your typical all-white kicks.  

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Slim Fit Polo – LACOSTE | The Khaki (skinny fit)  – GAP | Combra Pri Sneakers – LACOSTE

Live Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian Confidential
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Live Beautifully – The Lifestyle Series Pt. 2

Live Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialI’m uber excited to present the second instalment of my #LiveBeautifully lifestyle series in collaboration with Lacoste. If you’ve been following along via social media you already know that part two’s highlighted focus is, the importance of travel. Over the last few years, I have been fortunate to be given certain opportunities that have allowed me to travel and I can honestly say that every time I’ve gone away, I’ve come back a better person. Whether it be that I’ve learned something new, found a new source of inspiration or have become more open minded to a foreign subject, I always gain something of substance.

A lot of people make the excuse that they don’t have time to travel and that’s understandable to a certain extent but I wanted to showcase how travelling doesn’t always have to be a big production . It could be as simple as getting into a car by yourself or with friends and heading on a road trip. Maybe it’s for the weekend or even just for the day, sometimes all you need is a change of scenery to allow yourself to refuel and recharge.

Live Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialWith the help of Lacoste and my friends at General Motors I picked up my friends Daniel and Gordon and went off on a road trip to Jordan, Ontario, in the 2015 Buick Regal.

This was my first time driving a car from the ‘Buick family’ and I have to say it won’t be my last. I’m not the biggest car guy and I won’t pretend that I know everything about them but one thing I do know is how smooth of a ride the Regal proved to be. Our car had all the bells and whistles, including OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot and OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation, which everybody loved. My friends and I were able to stream songs off of Youtube and do some social media stuff on our ipads while being on the road. It’s something that you may not even think of but having that feature totally elevated our driving experience!Live Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialLive Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialAs soon as we arrived in Jordan, Ontario we were ready to explore. It’s a small community with casual restaurants, spas and super friendly people. We ended up checking out what is probably one of the main reasons why people visit this town, Cave Spring Cellars. I was introduced to the brand approximately 3 years ago and have been an avid supporter ever since. Getting the chance to not only visit the winery but learn a little bit of the history behind the company + being able to share this experience with two of my friends, is what living beautifully is all about. Our gracious host DeeDee has been working with the brand for approximately 11 years and proved to be very knowledgeable not only about the brand but the wine industry as a whole. Daniel, Gordon & I got the chance to taste test various wines from their catalogue and pair them with mini dishes that really brought out the flavours and aromas of each wine. If you ever find yourself in Jordan, visiting Cave Spring Cellars is a must. Make sure to also pick up a bottle of their Dolomite wine (it was the crowd favourite), which is only available for purchase at their winery/store front.Live Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialTake a look at the video my creative partner Silvex produced from our experience!

 

Live Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian Confidential

Live Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialI couldn’t talk about living beautifully even if the focus is on travel and not mention fashion. As important as I think traveling is, what you decide to wear while travelling is just as important. I always take three things into consideration when it comes to what I’m wearing/packing for a getaway; style, versatility and comfort. I always try to be prepared for whatever may come my way while being away from home. I tend to lean towards bringing more of my classic/staple pieces i.e; polos, layering tees, a clean pair of sneakers or two and at least one cool accessory. A good example of an item that checks off all boxes are the shoes that Daniel chose to wear, the ‘Misano Sport’  from Lacoste’s Spring Summer 2015 collection. They’re a classic colour with premium leather on the upper body, they can be easily paired with a variety of outfits and provide enough support to be able to be worn all day. For us, this was only a one day getaway but for longer trips, I definitely suggest using this checklist so that you don’t overpack or even worse under-pack.Live Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialLive Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialMisano Sport‘ – Lacoste SS15 – Photography By: Shayna DesirLive Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialI think that we live in a world where we always feel the need to be doing something and because of that we forget to make time for ourselves and or things that we really enjoy. Everyone has their own idea of what a good time is but I’ve never heard someone say they don’t enjoy traveling. I am aware of the positive effects that traveling has had on my life, personally and professionally and its something that I highly recommend. There is so much out there in the world to see and do, even in our own backyard. Remember, travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer!  Until next time.

Christian

#LiveBeautifully #TravelWithChristian

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Nautical Aesthetic ft. Lacoste | Style Post

Lacoste | Christian ConfidentialLacoste | Christian ConfidentialThe other night, I went out for a run by the lakeshore with my friend and got inspired. I’ve always been a wanderer looking for my next adventure or an opportunity to learn and there’s something about being near water that encourages that feeling for me. Later that night, I went home and started putting together new looks for the blog and I decided to play up on the whole nautical theme. I paired this navy blue striped sweater with my white denim shorts and my new Lacoste slip-ons that I got from Town Shoes. These kicks will definitely be in heavy rotation this summer since they’re so easy to wear,  super versatile when it comes to pairing with outfits and have a little bit of an edge to them with the inclusion of denim fabric on the upper canvas. I think what I like most about this look is that it’s super clean and embodies a classic more mature feel to it. Now the trick for me will be how to make sure my whites (shorts and slip-ons) stay clean. – Wish me luck!Lacoste | Christian ConfidentialLacoste | Christian ConfidentialWhat I’m Wearing

  Navy Striped Sweater – H&M (available in stores)|  Denim Shorts  – H&M| Maurice Slip-Ons – LACOSTE (available online and in stores at Town Shoes) |

 

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New Season New Chukka Boots | Style Post

Lacoste Footwear | Christian ConfidentialA few weeks back, I was asked to be featured in the super trendy London based menswear site, The Idle Man. They asked me a bunch of questions related to my sense of style. They were interested in finding out who influences my own personal style and as of lately, Kanye West is that person. Say what you want about him but in terms of edgy everyday street wear his looks are always on point. I always catch myself pulling inspiration from him including this look I put together for this post. This outfit actually features some of my favourite items; my camel car coat, denim on denim and my new suede Lacoste chukka’sLacoste Footwear | Christian ConfidentialLacoste Footwear | Christian ConfidentialThis whole look embodies my aesthetic to a tee. – A mix of street edge (the ripped denim joggers+ kicks) and american prep (car coat + denim jacket). I’m really into these Chukka boots as they’re a little different from my standard shoe choice. – I found that they made a great alternative for this outfit rather than a pair of white low tops. I’m obsessed with suede footwear, (hello my Chelsea Boots!) and I really like the contrast that the white sole and the grey upper portion of the boot have with each other. If you’re into this look, specifically my kicks you can pick them up at what is becoming one of my go-to spots, Town Shoes! Lacoste Footwear | Christian ConfidentialLacoste Footwear | Christian ConfidentialWhat I’m Wearing

  Camel Car Coat – BANANA REPUBLIC |  Denim Jacket  – FOREVER 21 | Grey Sweatshirt – CLUB MONACO | Denim Joggers (old) –ZARA | Zimri Chukka – LACOSTE

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Borrowing From The Hipsters | Style Post

Unpredictable | Christian ConfidentialRecently I’ve been really interested in experimenting with different colour palettes and pieces that I wouldn’t necessarily gravitate towards. I think it’s really important to not only try new things when it comes to fashion but to get outside of your comfort zone and be a little creative. It’s spring so light colours are everywhere and even though I’m not a huge trend guy I’ve decided to try out the whole coloured denim craze. Since the mint green is something I’ve never tried before,I decided to pair it with a cream sweater and my new Sherbrooke Brogue 4’s (Lacoste) that I got from Town Shoes. I think the colour combo really works well together and totally gives off a cool hipster vibe, especially because of the detailing on my kicks. Clean, stylish with a vintage feel this look would be perfect for a casual dinner with friends or an evening stroll throughout the city. Sherbooke Brogues | Christian ConfidentialUnpredictable | Christian ConfidentialUnpredictable | Christian ConfidentialWhat I’m Wearing

  Sweater – TOMMY HILFIGER |  Coloured Denim – H&M|

Sherbrooke Brogue 4 – LACOSTE 

(available online & in stores at Town Shoes)