Sunday, December 19, 2010

Filson Briefcase




Now that I am a working man I thought it appropriate to get a working man's bag to carry my lunch, pens, notebook, and 40 pound company-issued laptop. Solution: Filson brfiefcase (#257) in Olive green. Thanks to Alex at ROONEY!

Rooney
395 Notre-Dame W.
Montréal, Qc.
H2Y 1V2



Friday, November 19, 2010

Allen Edmonds Walton



A new job calls for a new pair of shoes.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Made to Measure at Clusier



Thanks to Pierre, and the rest of the team at Clusier in Montreal, who fitted me for a made-to-measure suit by Samuelsohn earlier this week. I can't (yet) afford going full bespoke, but the MTM experience definitely beats off the rack numbers. More details to come...

Clusier Habilleur
432 Rue McGill
Montreal
H2Y 4B5


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Style Innovators


A special 4 part series on Plum TV, hosted by (former) GQ style editor Adam Rapoport: Full Episodes

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Canon AE-1 Program


My next creative project: learning how to use my father's 30 year old Canon AE-1 Program.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Most Exterent
















Amazing!


Pictures courtesy of mostexterent

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

J. Crew on Madison Ave.








Here is a good reason to take another trip to NYC: J. Crew's newly opened Madison Ave. Men's shop.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Seize Sur Vingt



James Jurney of Seize Sur Vingt talks color. Courtesy of Dwell.com

Friday, August 6, 2010

Radiant Child

My lady friend and I went to see the movie, Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art this week and it was fantastic.

video

Having the title sequence of the film set to 'Salt Peanuts', by Dizzy Gillespie, is appropriate on many levels. Bebop broke new ground in Jazz music, moving beyond the popular songs of the 20s and 30s into something more intellectually and musically challenging. The creators of this music where men of supreme talent (Dizzy, Bird, Monk, Powell...etc), but some could not overcome their self-destructive behaviour. I can't help but think that the director of this film, Tamara Davis, had this in mind when she choose the music for the film.


Look out for GQ's Glenn O'Brien (a.k.a. The Style Guy), who features prominently throughout the film.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Bow Tied and Starry Eyed


What I'm looking at when I don't have time to blog myself: Bow Tied and Starry Eyed. A good place to see what other men's style blogs are up to and some good short editorial content as well.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

NYC Restaurant Week 2010

My lady friend and I were in New York City during Restaurant Week, and we took advantage of the $25 prix fixe lunch menu at two Manhattan restaurants which we regularly could not afford: Shang, Brasserie 8 1/2. We also made our way to Benchmark in Brooklyn's Park Slope district for an amazing diner. These are definitely three restaurants that you should try the next time you are in NYC, if you wallet can handle it, of course.



Is Italy Too Italian


The financial struggle of an Italian artisan: Is Italy Too Italian, by David Segal. Courtesy of the New York Times.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Take Ivy


The New York Times has a short article about the much sought after Take Ivy that is worth a read: Prep, Forward and Back.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

J. Crew


J. Crew is a store that hasn't yet come to Canada, but my lady friend and I were lucky enough to get to shop their summer sales while they were in full swing. One of my best finds was an orange 100% cashmere sweater for...wait for it... $41! My student budget would not allow me to afford the $188 price tag, but the sale that the Rockefeller Centre store has is incredible. If you have the chance to check it out please do, the colours and sizes seem to be going quickly.



Monday, July 12, 2010

New York

The lady friend and I are off to New York this week for a little shopping and relaxation. Stay tuned for a report in the coming days. The Wallpaper City Guide I bought the other day should come in handy.



Monday, July 5, 2010

Caffe Della Posta





I had a great brunch this weekend with my lady friend at Caffe Della Posta. The complimentary bread pudding, assortment of pastries and fresh juice they offer before the meal makes this a great value.

Caffe Della Posta
361 Rue Bernard Ouest
Montreal, QC
H2V 4H3