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The Perfect Sunday ft. Merchant Sons

@christianconfidential@christianconfidentialSince I started Christian Confidential (which seems like forever ago), my life has changed in so many ways. I’ve been very fortunate to have been able to work on some really cool projects, travel to places that I’ve only dreamed of and build some really great friendships along the way. That being said, when you’re running your own business it’s very easy to get caught up in all of the day-to-day tasks that you never really get a chance to ‘clock out’ from work. Over time, I’ve learned that this type of living is not sustainable and sooner than later you’ll end up burning out. It’s a tricky balance to try and grasp, especially if you’re a control freak (ahem meeee) and want to be involved in everything!

 Three years ago, I spent a few months abroad living in Paris and really took a liking to their ‘way of living’. My favourite day of the week out there always happened to be Sunday. The energy of the city was different, there was a very ‘laid back’, ‘do things on your own time’ type of vibe that I loved. Since being back in Toronto, I’ve attempted to integrate that same ‘way of living’ as much as I can into my own life. Sunday is the one day for me, where I can wake up late (guilt-free) and put no real pressure on myself to complete things.

My friends over at Merchant Sons, a new home decor retailer based out of Toronto, Canada asked me to describe what the ‘perfect Sunday‘ looks like to me and instead of just telling them, I decided to take them along with me (and you guys, of course).

@christianconfidential@christianconfidentialLike I mentioned earlier, on Sunday I do as little or as much as I want. I may stay in bed until 11:00am and watch the latest release on Netflix (Chewing Gum, anyone?) or flip through magazines. I may go to the gym or I may go for a run through the city. I might meet up with the boys and grab brunch or an early dinner, or I might go catch a movie on my own.

For me, Sunday’s are about things being easy, which is also what I love about Merchant Sons. They create practical things that we all use on a regular basis with a mantra in mind of making life easier. Whether it’s cozy bedding sets, scented candles, blankets or pillows they’re all made to look great, provide comfort and support your lifestyle!

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In collaboration with Merchant Sons, my team and I put together a little video + photos, giving you guys a glimpse into what a typical Sunday can look like for me. The main message that I want you guys to take away from this post is to always make time for yourself. As important as it is to work hard to achieve and attain the things that you want it’s just as important to recharge, reflect and relax.

Christian
@christianconfidential@christianconfidentialFor more information on Merchant Sons, visit them here!

What’s In My Place

Complete Bed Set | Towel Set | Sweatshirt Cushions | Sweatshirt Blanket | Scented Candles

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Film by Tin Mantra Productions for Christian Confidential

Photography by Christian Thompson & Sean O’Neill for Christian Confidential

Friends featured in the film: Jason Oliveira and Daniel Hundertmark

Christian Confidential's Gift Guide For Men | Holiday Shopping Made Easy
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Christian Confidential’s Gift Guide For Men | Holiday Shopping Made Easy

 

Christian Confidential's Gift Guide For Men | Holiday Shopping Made Easy

For many of us, the holiday season can be one of the most hectic times of the year. With all of the decorating, holiday parties, birthdays and work deadlines, you really don’t have that much time left to do all of your holiday shopping. I’ve decided to try and make your shopping task a little easier (at least when it comes to the special men in your life) by putting together what I consider a pretty dope gift guide!Christian Confidential's Gift Guide For Men | Holiday Shopping Made Easy

1. Nike Air Max 90 Ice – Sneaker Boot $160.00

A great alternative to the standard winter boot that some guys unfortunately still wear. The Air Max 90 sneaker boot is perfect for the young guy living downtown that still wants the style and comfort of his favourite sneaker while being able to stay warm and dry at the same time. They also have great traction and come in four different colorways for you to choose from.

2. Tiffany Somerset Ring $345.00

If he’s a guy that’s into jewellery, you can’t go wrong with this sterling silver ring from Tiffany’s Somerset collection. A great alternative to the classic mens ring that will instantly grab the attention of others making it a conversation piece.Christian Confidential's Gift Guide For Men | Holiday Shopping Made Easy

3. Givenchy Rottweiler Iphone 5(s) Hardcover Case $102.00

If he’s into making a statement with his iphone accessories, he will love the Rottweiler print case from Givenchy. This is a great accessory for the fashion forward guy that likes to keep it simple but stand out at the same time.

4. Rimowa Classic Flight Cabin Trolley IATA $769.00

This item on the gift guide is for the man in your life that’s always on the go. Whether it be for business or pleasure the Classic Flight Cabin Trolley from Rimowa is the perfect piece of luggage for short trips. Beautiful, reputable and built to last – this is a great start to traveling in style.Christian Confidential's Gift Guide For Men | Holiday Shopping Made Easy

5. Noble Leather – Yves Saint Laurent $230.00

Another one of my favourite scents from Yves Saint Laurent is, Noble Leather. Sometimes difficult to find and at a slightly higher price point than your standard cologne. If you’re looking for a scent that’s masculine but not overbearing and will set you apart from the crowd this is a pretty safe bet.

6. Talbot Shearling Leather Coat – All Saints $1448.00

It wouldn’t feel right completing a gift guide without including a leather jacket. This Shearling black leather jacket from All Saints is something worth drooling over. It’s edgy, it will keep you warm and priced pretty reasonably for the quality and material. It’s definitely an item worth looking at for the fashion risk taker on your shopping list.
Christian Confidential's Gift Guide For Men | Holiday Shopping Made Easy

7. Veuve Clicquot – Champagne $68.00

I see suggestion number 7 as the ‘safe’ yet ‘special’ gift to give not only over the holidays, but anytime of the year. Even if he’s not the biggest champagne enthusiast there will always be an occasion worth celebrating that will only seem complete with a bottle of Veuve.

8. Raf Simons High Top Sneakers $659.00

If he’s a sneakerhead he would love to find these bad boys underneath the tree. Black high top leather sneakers with velcro straps give these kicks a little edge over the competition. Rock these with a pair of joggers and an oversized sweatshirt and you’ve got yourself a dope look.

I hope that this list  provided you with a few cool gift ideas to help check off some of the important men in your life!

Xo,

Christian

sweater weather | street style
Fashion, Street Style

sweater weather | street style

sweater weather | street stylesweater weather | street style I’m welcoming fall with open arms and a knitted sweater in today’s style post. Although I’m not a fan of the drop in temperature that comes along with the season change, I must admit I’m a lover of the cozy sweaters I get to add to my wardrobe. I kept it really simple with this look & played up the tone of the sweater by pairing it with all black counterparts and adding a hint of silver in the accessories department. – I hope you guys like it!sweater weather | street stylesweater weather | street stylesweater weather | street style
What I’m Wearing 

Purl – Knit Jumper – H&M| Leather Snapback – VINTAGE | Skinny Low Jeans  – H&M | Chelsea Boots  VINTAGE |

Christian Confidential x ManOfAKind | Paris
Paris, Street Style, Travel

Street Style ‘Paris Edition’ x ManOfAKind PT.3

Christian Confidential x ManOfAKind | ParisChristian Confidential x ManOfAKind | Paris I love fashion & being that I was staying in one of the worlds most fashion forward cities it only made sense to incorporate some street style looks while being out there! Staying true to my roots I wanted to showcase mixing luxury items with my everyday favourites – with the help of Henri -Nicolas of Man of A Kind I think we did exactly that.

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I paired  a vintage Neil Barrett  mixed media biker jacket with a Givenchy signature tee, black denim from H&M and a pair of suede Chelsea boots. While Henri wore a pair of biker jeans from Balmain, an IRO two toned pull over & a pair of Chelsea boots from Sandro Paris.

I hope you guys enjoy our looks as much as we enjoyed shooting them!

Bisous, Christian Christian Confidential x ManOfAKind | ParisChristian Confidential x ManOfAKind | Paris

Summer Forever | Style Post
Brand Ambassador, Fashion, Street Style

Tanks & Skateboards | Style Post

Summer Forever | Style Post

A new tank top,  acid wash shorts, skateboards & a buddy to hang out with is my definition of a perfect Summer day!

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Acid Wash Denim Shorts  – Forever 21| Tank Top  –Forever 21 |Chuck Taylor – CONVERSE | Gold Watch – Caravelle NY | Somerset Ring – Tiffany & Co

What’s Barrett Wearing 

Classic 5 Pocket Shorts – Forever 21 | Tank Top – Forever 21 | Sneakers – VANS | Leather Snapback – Vintage

Photography by: Tiffany S Photo