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Street Style

Athleisure Moment

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First off, are you guys as into this parka as much as I am?!?! Right before heading to New York for Men’s Fashion Week, I stopped by the COS showroom for some inspiration and I noticed this jacket – I knew that I had to have it! I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it but I knew that it was such an iconic piece that I would make it work. I wanted to keep this look super casual and athletic, so I paired this oversized parka with a classic tank, some white joggers and my new Cortez sneakers (you’ll see me wearing these a lot).

This look won’t be for everyone but if you’re confident and have some height on ya (I’m 6’0 feet), I’d definitely recommend trying to rock something like this. It’s so bad ass and functional at the same time!

Christian
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Oversized Transparent Parka – COS | Classic TankFOREVER21 | Z.N.E Joggers (old)ADIDAS | Classic Cortez LeatherNIKE SPORTSWEAR |

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Fashion, New York

NYFW: Men’s Photo Diary

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It’s been a little over a week since I’ve been back from New York for Men’s Week and sigh…I wish I was still there. For the last two years, I’ve made attending Men’s Week in Paris a priority but due to a scheduling conflict this season I was unable to make it out there. That being said, I had it in my mind to make it out to New York to check out the action over there and let’s just say it was a trip worth taking!

I love New York in general, so add Men’s Fashion Week into the mix and I knew that it was going to be a great time! The energy, the people, the culture, ugh..it just feeds my soul.

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This time in  New York I got to stay in the financial district at The Four Seasons hotel (it’s stunning and the service was on point). I attended a couple shows + presentations, some after parties and events, did some shopping, some fine dining and tried out a few fitness classes.

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One of the major highlights for me this trip was attending the Bally x Swizz Beatz party at Public. It was literally a mash up of two of my favourite things, fashion and music! Everyone was dressed well, the vibe was on another level and ASAP ROCKY (pictured above) ended up taking the stage for a quick set!

That same night, my friend Jay and I ended up heading over to 1OAK  and 2 Chainz performed as well. Honestly the nightlife in New York is just crazy and you all know, I love me a good party, especially when I’m away haha!

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This trip to New York was a complete reassurance to me that I’m on the right path to figuring out my purpose. I may not know exactly what it is as of yet but I know that it’s going to involve fashion, fitness travel and connecting with people. It’s what makes me feel alive and where I feel the most inspired and connected. Thank you for everything New York, I’ll definitely be back soon!

As always, I took some photos along the way for you guys – I hope you enjoy them and thank YOU guys for continuing to explore this thing called life with me!

Christian 

@christianconfidentialI’m wearing COS SS17, heading to a show for NYFWM

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Ps. I visited Barry’s Bootcamp for the first time and let’s just say it was hands down one of the best work out classes that I’ve taken. If you’re looking for something that’ll challenge you, this is a must try! For those of you that live in Toronto, Barry’s is opening up there first location later this year – I can’t wait!
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Street Style

Something Tells Me


@christianconfidentialHi guys – I hope that you all had a great weekend! For me, I feel like it came and went so quickly but that’s usually how I feel when I’m having a lot of fun. Last weekend was pretty busy with personal stuff and events but I still managed to shoot a style post. This look is giving me total retro + weekend vibes. It’s definitely not going to be for everyone but it works for me and hopefully some of you fashion risk takers! I decided to pair some denim overalls with an oversized hoodie, some high socks and the new Puma Tsugi Shinsei sneakers. It’s cozy, there’s a pop of colour and totally something I feel comfortable and confident in!

Christian 

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FILA Oversized Logo Hoodie – URBAN OUTFITTERS | BDG Denim Overalls –URBAN OUTFITTERS | Tsugi Shinsei Men’s Training Shoes –PUMA |

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Street Style

On-The-Go With Uniqlo

@christianconfidential@christianconfidentialHi guys, I hope that this week has been treating you well so far! This week has been pretty crazy for me and it’s only Wednesday (eeek!), that being said I’m back on the blog today to share my latest style collaboration with Uniqlo Canada.

You guys know that my style is heavily influenced by my mood and being that I’m a gemini, it changes almost every hour (I wish I was joking lol), kind of like my daily schedule. Some days are spent locked away at home editing photos and creating pitches, while others are full with photo shoots, meetings and events. On my busy social days it’s important for me to pick out clothes that are versatile and can be worn in multiple settings. This look that I put together with Uniqlo is the perfect example of one of those days!

A white short sleeve tee tucked into a pair of relaxed fit navy ankle pants, some white low-top sneakers, glasses and a light weight oversized coat (it’s spring so the weather is moodier than I am), does more than the trick for me!
@christianconfidentialThe key piece in a day-to-night outfit is essentially, the pants. I tend to go for a darker colour way as it’s always viewed as more sleek and in my opinion more versatile for different settings. These ankle pants have a relaxed fit and a belt-like elastic waist that makes them much more comfortable than your standard chino or dress pants. If you see me on the streets, 8 out of 10 times, i’ll have a bag/backpack with me. It usually has my laptop, a camera, some cologne and a spare piece of clothing or two.

Which leads me right into my night look. I changed the colour of my day shirt and shoes to black. Like I mentioned earlier about a darker colour way for the pants being viewed as more sleek, the same rule goes for your tops and footwear. Even though, I am still wearing sneakers (very rarely will you catch me in dress shoes), I feel much more comfortable and confident in my look to potentially attend an evening media preview, a restaurant opening or even a date over cocktails (very rare scenario). Either way, when it comes to having to dress for different events and lugging around a suitcase with multiple outfits isn’t an options, always remember to 1. keep it simple 2. make sure that you’re comfortable 3. choose the base of your outfit wisely!

Christian

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Street Style

What’s Next?

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So… these last two weeks have been pretty hectic on my end. I’m not sure if I shared this with you guys before but there’s something going on in the universe right now and I feel like there’s a huge shift that’s going to happen in my life and I’m just trying to prepare for it. I’ve been getting a lot of subtle signs and it’s caused me to be more present in my everyday life, which I tend to struggle with but honestly, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I just want this ‘thing’ to happen already (I have the patience of a two-year old sometimes haha)! I’m convinced that it either has something to do with my career path or my love life. I don’t want to assume too much as to what it’s going to be but either way I’m excited for it! Anyways… enough about all of that, let’s talk about this look that I put together over the weekend! I am in love with its simplicity yet how much attention it demands at the same time. Sticking to a pretty simple colour scheme, I wanted to make a bold statement with the pieces that I chose to incorporate within this outfit without being ‘too loud’. I just got this black jacket (not to be mistaken as a bath robe haha) the other day from ASOS and I’m obsessed with it. It’s so cozy and oversized and just plays well with so many pieces. I paired this jacket with a grey hoodie, some black joggers and the ‘zebra’ Yeezy 350 V2’s. This look is totally me at the moment, it’s fun it’s understated yet something you won’t forget. I hope that you guys are into it!

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Extreme Oversized Borg Duster Coat – ASOS | Grey Hoodie – Vintage | Men’s Joggers (old) –AMERICAN APPAREL | Yeezy Zebra 350 V2 – ADIDAS ORIGINALS |

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Street Style, Toronto

Athleisure Vibes // ECCO Cool 2.0

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Even though there’s currently some snow on the ground in Toronto, it’s time to start thinking about adding some new items to our wardrobe for spring! For the majority of 2017, I’ve been all over the whole athleisure look and I definitely foresee it continuing. I’ve been doing a lot of browsing on the internet lately and putting together some style boards to get a better sense of what I’ll need to buy to start the season off right, which I’ll share with you guys at a later date. That being said, I recently learned about a newly launched line of sneakers from my friends over at  ECCO Canada called ECCO Mens Cool 2.0 GTX Textile, that I was pretty amped to test out! Two main features about these shoes that make it a perfect spring option is that it’s waterproof and its breathability. You guys know me, so… as important as key features are to me, a good sneaker has to also hold its own within the style department as well. I got my hands on a pair of the all-white C00l 2.0’s and put them to the test by pairing them with this monochrome look. A basic oversized hoodie, a long-line tank, some track pants and high knee socks! I think they paired pretty well, don’t you?

Christian 

For more details on the shoe + where you can purchase a pair, visit here!

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Grooming, Lifestyle

The Key To Confidence

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Recently, I was having a conversation with a good friend of mine about confidence. He was asking me for a few tips on how he could build his own and where I get mine from. After discussing it with him for a while, I really took in how significant of a role confidence plays in our lives. There are numerous ways to build confidence but for me, I’m the most confident when I feel and look my best. I teamed up with Philips on a cool project to showcase what a’ Day In My Life’ looks like and how having a  Multigroom 5000 contributes to the confidence that I need to pursue my passions.

I’ve always lived my life with the optimism that everything can change in a moment – it’s literally been the driving factor that has kept me somewhat sane haha! When I’ve been in a bad place in my life, I’d remind myself that it’ll pass and when everything is going really well it also reminds to appreciate the moment. That being said, you never know what might happen, or who you’ll meet on any given day so it’s important to try and put your best self out there as consistently as possible.

You’ll rarely (and I mean rarely) catch me with a clean shaven face or a full blown beard, I’m the guy that likes scruff but not too much scruff (I’m picky, I know haha). It’s important to have a  good shaver in your arsenal to clean up those random hairs and trim your beard when it’s getting too long (or your barber isn’t available) . That’s what I like about the Multigroom 5000, it provides you with good trimming level options, it has turbo power boost (cuts down shaving time) and makes you feel like you’re in total control.

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A good chunk of my work involves being in front of the camera and interacting with people, so having a well groomed face is pretty important for me. It might sound trivial to some people but it’s one less thing that I have to worry about and one more thing that makes me feel better about myself.

We shot this lifestyle video over the course of two days to give you guys a glimpse into what a regular day can consist of for me. Check it out below and I hope that you guys like it!

Learn more details about the Philips Multigroom 5000 here.

Until next time,

Christian

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Street Style

Fall Attire

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Guys… did you miss me?! I’m going to just assume that the answer is a hell yes and get straight to the goods. I’m obsessed with this minimal fall/winter look that I put together the other day. It’s clean, it’s edgy and minus the exposed areas around the knees, it will actually keep you pretty warm this season. Recently, I picked up this asymmetrical faux-shearling coat from Armani Exchange and I can’t get enough of it! I think it really brings the whole look together quite nicely making it the statement piece of the outfit. This is a look that can  be worn to a lunch meeting and easily be dope enough to wear for some evening cocktails (minus the tuque).

Christian
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What I’m Wearing

Asymmetrical Faux-Shearling Coat – ARMANI EXCHANGE | Black Ripped Skinny Jeans –TOPMAN | Black Faux-Suede Chelsea Boots (old) – TOPMAN | Long-Sleeved Stretch T-Shirt – H&M |

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Paris, Street Style

Paris Men’s Fashion Week: Look of the Day

Christian Confidential | Paris I’m back in Paris for my second taste of Men’s Fashion Week! It’s been such a whirlwind already and it’s only been 24 hours since I’ve been in the city. I wanted to give you guys a quick post for my ‘look of the day’. I definitely went for a more conservative yet european look and I’m obsessed with it!  I played with a neutral colour palette as a base and added my new navy trench for some much needed contrast – I hope you guys like it! 

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What I’m Wearing 

 Trousers - COS  | Sleeveless T-Shirt – ZARA | Trench Coat – H&M | Men’s Tubular Nova – ADIDAS ORIGINALS |