Archive For May 24, 2016

Most men can wear anything to work, so why would one choose to wear a suit?

I was at a meeting recently with a couple of colleagues in the men’s wear world, two impeccably dressed guys in jackets and expensive leather shoes. One wore an immaculate blue sport coat with white buttons, a yellow tie and spotless suede bucks, with a two-tone Rolex glinting subtly under his crisp white shirt cuff….

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Canadian apparel company sells T-shirts to help Fort McMurray

Province of Canada, a small apparel company with a made-in-Canada ethos, has released a heather grey T-shirt with the words “Fort Mac” in a neat, black typeface across the chest. “We didn’t want to sit on the sidelines, so we asked, what can we do?” said company co-founder Jeremy Watt. “We wanted to create something…

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The new Mustang is the ultimate muscle car – four decades too late

The Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang is not a subtle machine. It storms into your driveway like a V8-powered hallucination: carbon air splitters, racing stripes, and the most aggressive engine sound this side of an Indy 500 qualifying lap. Some cars occupy an indeterminate place on the great psycho-social scale. Not the Shelby. If it were…

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Nathalie Atkinson: Documentary League of Exotique Dancers reveals the empowering nature of burlesque

When it comes to memorable cabaret numbers, personality only goes so far. Without clothing, there’s no act – this is true even for Magic Mike’s buoyant entertainment. In both its original heyday and current incarnation, stage costumes are integral to burlesque’s personas and performances. Judith Stein and Camille Sands are both subjects in Rama Rau’s…

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Jewellery designer Lynn Ban’s dramatic accessories adorn some of music’s biggest stars

To really make a mark in fashion today – to get heads turning, people talking, and the world’s top celebrities clamouring to sport your wares – a designer has to be unapologetic about his or her vision. And that’s precisely Lynn Ban’s approach. The Singapore-born, New York-based jewellery designer has become the go-to brand for…

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Founding Beastie Boys member John Berry dies at 52

John Berry, a founding member of the Beastie Boys who left the group before it found major label success, has died. He was 52. Berry died Thursday morning at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts, following a long battle with frontotemporal dementia, according to his stepmother, Louise Berry, of Stamford, Connecticut. He had been in declining…

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Men’s fashion: Sure, I regret the banana coat, but who hasn’t made a style mistake or two?

I might have known something was wrong sooner, but such is the case with regrets: I thought I looked great. It was coming on winter, and I knew I was unprepared, so I headed to my local Mountain Equipment Co-op to sort myself out. I wasn’t inclined to spend top dollar, but I found something…

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Seinfeld’s J. Peterman wants to sell you an Urban Sombrero

His company is known for its true-to-history clothing items, but now John Peterman is hanging his hat on the playfully fictitious Urban Sombrero. Yes, the wacky head-wear innovation from the iconic television sitcom Seinfeld, in which Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s character Elaine Benes, in charge of the J. Peterman catalogue, invented a topper that “combines the spirit…

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