A few years ago it would have been unthinkable to accessorise a pair of matching pink socks with a business suit. Today, men’s socks are key to making a real fashion statement in business wear as well as casual wear. Roland Gonzales, a finance worker from New York, says that he loves to flaunt the pink and purple striped Paul Smith socks he wore to his wedding. He feels it’s an effective way to personalise his work wardrobe and create a style that cuts through an environment full of conservative suits.
From August 9 – 10, Vancouver and Toronto will host Men’s Fashion Week for the third year running. It remains Canada’s lone menswear show but is expanding rapidly, gaining more attention each year. This major fashion event will showcase established and emerging Canadian menswear designers alongside global brands, says Founder and Creative Director, Jun Ramos. This year’s show has attracted new sponsors and promises to showcase Canadian and international designers. With a bigger venue that Ramos hopes will put Vancouver on the map as leaders in fashion.
Just back from co-hosting the Men’s Spring Essentials collection at the Hudson’ Bay department store, fashion stylist guru Michelle Addison says it’s all about colour this season. She has some styling tips for men who want to dress with verve and be hip but may be reluctant to jump into bold new suit colours. Addison suggests easing into colours and changing the tone with small but bright accessories of tangerine, yellow, and green. She also recommends adding coloured sneakers as an easy way to brighten your look, such as New Balance street runners in sweet blood-orange, or an eye-catching belt [...]
Need a few tips on how to make a fashion statement this summer? Celebrity fashion stylist Brad Goreski, star of It’s a Brad Brad World, has some tailored advice for guys on how to look smart and have fun. He lists his standout trends for this summer. Topping Brad’s wardrobe list is a colourful suit. Brad swears by his red tailored suit. He insists it’s a worthwhile investment, a must have that is sure to make a statement on any occasion, whether it’s just to stand out in a crowd or for special events such as a wedding. A colourful [...]
In the latest round of UK men’s fashion shows, Colin Chapman, a seasoned UK blogger, writes of the influence of the post punk theme making a statement in this year’s Autumn collection. It both celebrates and subverts the tradition of elegant tailored clothing that’s having its influence felt far beyond London. Chapman applauds the strong narrative accompanying this year’s catwalk collection of menswear, striking a chord with the audience that resonates with today’s urban lifestyle.