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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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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).

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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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Cozy Vibes // BALR.

christian confidential | christian thompsonHi guys – So I’m back tonight with a  nuuuu style post! I’ve actually been shooting quite a bit of content that I can’t wait to share with you all! It’s crazy because when fall usually arrives and the temperature starts to drop, it usually takes the MOST out of me to get outside but thankfully we’ve been having some good weather  in Toronto! Anyways, back to this look – I’m really into it! I’m wearing a new hoodie from my friends over at BALR. that I paired with some loose distressed denim, a nude long line bomber & some white sneakers.  It’s cool, it’s cozy aka the perfect fit for fall!

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What I’m Wearing

Toweling Graphic Hoodie – BALR. |   Loose-Fit Distressed Denim (old) –H&M | Nude Long-Line Bomber (old)  – MANIERE DE VOIR | Men’s Air Huarache  I.D. Sneakers – NIKE |

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Monochrome

christian confidential Hi guys, so I’m really into this look that I put together for a project that I styled for Puma. It’s clean, it’s comfortable and very true to my style. For me, it’s all about finding subtle ways to differentiate yourself from others without being over the top. I think that’s why I love overalls, to some people it’s a lot  but opting for a pair in black can bring it down a notch and has definitely become a go-to for me. I paired these overalls with a striped neoprene tee from DOPE and my new Puma suedes – I hope you guys like it!

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What I’m Wearing

Black Overalls – Imperial Official  | Striped Neoprene Tee – DOPE | Suede Classic – PUMA |

 

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Lifestyle, Paris

The Importance of Gratitude

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One of the main things that I love about having my blog is the ability to look back at some of the milestones or experiences that I’ve had in life thus far. As I’m sure you guys have noticed, I take a more personal approach to the content that I create – treating each blog post more of like an online journal entry. Coming close to the end of my content from Paris, I wanted to share with you guys something that I’ve been practising for quite some time now when it comes to how I live my life.

If there’s anything that I’ve learned over the last few years, is that nothing in life is guaranteed. 5 years ago, I was a recent college graduate, fell in love for the first time and had a clear picture of what my future would look like both personally and professionally. As the years went by, the same “clear picture” of my what future would look like became less clear, until it wasn’t visible at all. I wasn’t doing anything with my education, I broke up with my first love, and I felt lost in every way possible.

*** side note *** I’m a gemini so I feel things more than most people. My highs are the highest and my lows are the lowest (trust me… I wish I was being dramatic).

 Fast forward to the present day, I use the knowledge that I learned from college regularly, I get to do what I love on a daily basis and have found a more positive perspective on life than I ever thought possible… how? – Gratitude! 

Gratitude -the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

Instead of focusing on the negatives that were happening in my life, I started honing in on the positives. Every morning I would wake up and say out loud 5 things that I was thankful for (health, a roof over my head, new underwear, 5 extra minutes of sleep – you name it. It suddenly made me more appreciative of everything that I had in my life, which helped me attract even more! One of my best friends/photographer Shayna  and I were having a heart to heart, on one of our last nights in Paris. At one point we looked at each other and said damn, we’re having a moment, while drinking wine on a terrace in Paris – the universe is good! We’re both not necessarily where we want to be in life, and life might not be what we initially pictured it to be but we’re on the right path and for that, we’re thankful! I truly believe that acknowledging the blessings that come into your life (big or small) and being optimistic in unfavourable situations will always lead you to a brighter outcome!

Thank you guys for reading – this was a long one for me!

Christian 

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Paris, Street Style

Dapper Moments in Le Marais

christian confidential Hi guys, so I’m STILL going through my photos from Paris and wanted to share this look that I wore c/o COS for Men’s Fashion Week! I’ve really grown to love the brand, as I feel that a lot of their collection reflects my aesthetic – clean, minimal and oversized. I wore this outfit to  Sean Suen’s SS17 presentation, which was one of my favourite shows this season! To me, this look was perfect for the occasion – wearing regular dress shirts aren’t always my thing but the oversize twist to this one had me excited to style it. I paired it with some light pleated trousers, rose gold accessories (yes, I said rose gold) and white sneakers – are you into it?

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What I’m Wearing

Short Sleeve Oversized Shirt - COS (similar) | Light Grey Trousers – COS (similar) | Men’s Kiel Shoes – ADIDAS ORIGINALS |

 

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Paris, Street Style

Band Tees in Paris

christian confidential So… I’m back from Paris with a bunch of style content that I’m excited to share with you guys! I shot this super casual yet LA inspired outfit – one afternoon while exploring the 5th arrondissement. I love this look as it’s literally what you would find me wearing on a hot day in Toronto. It’s casual, it’s light and gives off an effortless vibe all in one! I’ve always really liked graphic/band tees but this year more than ever they’ve become a staple in my wardrobe. I threw on my favourite ripped denim shorts, a pair of Huaraches and a new flannel I scored on sale at Urban Outfitters!

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Vest Top With A Print- H&M | Vintage Levi’s Denim Shorts – F AS IN FRANK | Flannel Shirt – URBAN OUTFITTERS | Air Huarache Ultra Breathe – NIKE

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Paris, Street Style

Retro Vibes In Paris

christian confidential | parisThese last few days have been pretty crazy to say the least! Forget about having time to recover from jet lag, I feel like I’ve just been going non stop. From attending shows, meeting with brands and shooting some content for the blog – lets just say that free time has been kinda scarce. That being said, I’m that guy that no matter how tired I am, if I’m away from home and I have any free time, I need to explore! In Paris there’s literally something beautiful around every corner and that’s honestly what I love about this city! This was yesterday’s casual look that I put on before heading to an early dinner at Pink Flamingo (they have the BEST pizza). I wanted something super comfortable yet stylish and this two-piece track suit won me over – are you guys into it?

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What I’m Wearing 

Men’s Superstar Track Jacket - ADIDAS | Men’s Superstar Cuffed Track Pants – ADIDAS | Men’s Kiel Shoes (old) – ADIDAS |

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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 |