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SS16 Looks - April Showers

There's a reason they say "April showers bring May flowers" (originally "Sweet April showers/Do spring May flowers"). April is a chaotic month in terms of weather. As we've witnessed here in Toronto this month, one day the weather can change from springtime sunshine to winter sleet and snow. In our first LOOKS of the Spring/Summer season, we take a look at your options to combat the rain.

Woolrich John Rich & Bros. - Teton Rudder Jacket - This technical, short hooded jacket features Woolrich's Teton technical fabric. Waterproof, breathable and durable, this outerwear piece is the perfect companion to keep you dry in and out of the city. Other details include hand-warmer welt pockets, a drawstring hood and adjustable cuffs.

Muttonhead - Waterproof 5-Panel Cap - Made from a dual layered soft-shell fleece, it's 100% waterproof and features an adjustable back leather strap that makes it easy to tighten or loosen to your desired fit. Whether it’s worn to shelter your eyes from the sun or to cover up a bad hair day on a rainy day, the Muttonhead 5-panel hat is sure to do the trick.

Outclass - Twill Pant - Olive Slevedge - These made in Toronto pants are constructed using a soft, selvedge cotton twill fabric and herringbone pocketing. They feature selvedge detailing on the double coin pockets, tonal stitching and an embossed leather patch. 

18 Waits - Neuwirth Shirt - Natural/Blue Stripe The Neuwirth shirt is a style often used as a blank canvas to craft more creative pieces such as this beauty. Everything else that we love about the Neuwirth remains such as the slim fit & hidden button down collar. However, this particular shirt features 45% Linen, providing a lighter-weight fabric for the warmer temperatures. 

FW15 Looks - Outerwear

There may not be a more timeless yet statement piece in a man's wardrobe than the camel overcoat. It can be worn in formal situations over a suit yet it looks equally as good dressed down with jeans and a t-shirt. In our latest LOOKS, we've showcased it somewhere in between formal and casual, pairing it with navy as well as some accessories.

Outclass - Camel Overcoat - This Overcoat is made with a thick melton wool body and lined with a soft, flannel fabric that features a distinctive multicolour, herringbone check pattern. Canadian-made kasha fabric lines the sleeves and allows for ease of movement of the arms, while the soft flannel underside provides added warmth. Other subtle design details include brown herringbone wool under the collar and side pocket flaps, single welt breast pocket and brown corozo nut buttons.

18 Waits - The Slims Casual Trousers - These pants, also available in Forest Green and Camel, are perfect for dressing up or dressing down. If you're feeling a littler adventurous, you can roll them up to reveal the taped seams. Other clean design details include double welt back pockets, angled front pockets and a front welt coin pocket.

18 Waits - Neuwirth Shirt - The devil is in the details with this shirt. The fit is slim and expertly tailored and the styling is clean. With hidden collar & cuff buttons this shirt always looks put together…even when you aren’t.

Anderson's Light Brown Calf's Leather BeltThis vegetable tanned light brown leather belt from Anderson's is made in Parma, Italy from premium quality calf's leather. The solid brass buckle is in a English silver finish. Each individual belt is hand finished and polished by expert craftsmen.

Woolfell - Olive Barrel Bag - This handmade in Montreal bag features 10 oz. waterproof canvas with antique brass and brown leather detailing, including the straps. It's also fully padded with foam so your belongings will be safe and sound.

Anonymous Ism Indigo Beacon Crew Socks - These cotton blend socks feature an all over woven design and are finished off with a ribbed cuff.

Liel and Lentz - Tiger's Eye x2 - This double bracelet features 6mm Tiger's Eye stone and 6mm Ebony wood, with a .925 silver accent.

FW15 Looks - Heavy-Weight Layers

It's cold. Not freezing cold, but cold enough to start thinking about thicker layers. When the temps hit the low teens, we layer up with a warm flannel shirt and flannel-lined wool-blend shirt jacket.

18 Waits - Rivington Weekender - Grey/Cream Wool Herringbone - This particular shirt-jacket from 18 Waits features side seam pockets to keep your hands warm. Shirt-jackets like this one (also available in black) can be worn as outerwear or as a layering piece that your parka goes over. It's super versatile and is wearable for Fall, Winter and Spring.

Portuguese Flannel - Vitoria - Fine metal brushes are run over the fabric to create a 'nap', which gives the material its softness. Beyond texture, the lifted material traps air and heat, making it the ideal counter to plunging temps.

Edwin - Skinny Stretch - Raw State - These jeans are made from Rainbow x Red/White Selvage Denim exclusively produced by the famous Japanese denim mill, Nihon Mempu. Selvedge denim is woven or knot so that they will not fray, ravel or curl...ie. better quality!

DW Leatherworks - Belt Loop Key Hook - Brown - The Belt Loop Key Hook is made of heavyweight bridle leather from Wickett & Craig that and can be fit onto 2" duty belts. Features a brass clip that will take any type of keys you have and a snap button for easy closure.

Anderson's - Calf Leather Belt - Brown - This vegetable tanned brown leather belt from Anderson's is made in Parma, Italy from premium quality calfs leather. Each individual belt is hand finished and polished by expert craftsmen.

FW15 Looks - Medium-Weight Layers

In our last "Looks", we explored light-weight layering. With fall well and truly here, and the temperatures dipping into the teens, this time we look at a medium-weight layering option. Layering allows for adjusting - if the sun decides to come out, throw the cardigan over your shoulders or around your waist. If the winds pick up, button up the cardy. You can also change up the weight of the shirt depending on the weather.

Outclass - Italian Twill Chino - Black - So soft!! These pants feature a finely woven, crisp Italian twill, slanted front pockets, hidden coin pocket, and double welt rear pockets.

Fred Perry Laurel Wreath - Yoke Panel Shirt - Navy - Made with a lighter-weight cotton than a classic Oxford, this shirt features a navy and black overscale gingham print with a solid black cut-and-sew panel in the front yoke. Also features the the 30 leaf laurel, which separates the collection from Fred Perry Authentic’s 16 leaves.

Outclass - Shawl Cardigan - Black - A shawl collar is great for fall when the temperatures dip...it protects your neck from the wind. The jersey-knit cardigan is made using an ultra-soft, wool blend yarn and features one-by-one rib cuffs with herringbone detail.

 

FW15 Looks - Light-Weight Layers

With the weather taking a bit of a dip into the teens, we thought it would be relevant to discuss layering. Fall is our favourite season to dress since layering provides so many options. We take a look at some light layering options to get us through those brisk days.

 

18 Waits - The Slims Casual Trouser - Camel Twill - These pants are perfect for dressing up or dressing down. If you're feeling a littler adventurous, you can roll them up to reveal the taped seams. Other clean design details include double welt back pockets, angled front pockets and a front welt coin pocket.

Outclass - Herringbone Check Flannel Shirt This shirt is made using a thick, cotton and tencel blended flannel fabric. Features a checkered tones of navy, camel and beige, making it the perfect fall shirt.

Woolrich John Rich & Bros. - Merino Button Cardigan - This 16 gauge knit merino wool cardigan is a wardrobe staple. A smart look no matter what you pair it with, it's an incredibly versatile add-on: layer it over everything from a t-shirt and jeans to a shirt-and-trouser combo.

Anderson's - Multi Colour Stretch Belt - This elasticated cotton belt by Anderson's features woven stretch fabric, leather trim, contrast stitch and smooth metal buckle. The Navy/Forest/Brown colourway evokes images of fall while being completely made in Italy.

Liel and Lentz - Golden Bracelet - 8mm Tiger's Eye stones Ebony wood beads are repeated with an 14K gold filled accent all strung with elastic wire. Tiger's eye is a powerful stone that aids in harmony and balance, and helps you to release fear and anxiety.