Showing posts with label Men's fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Men's fashion. Show all posts

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Thrift Pieces for Guys and Girls

Seems like awhile since I have thrifted.

The online retailing world was lured me away from my roots. It's the daily bombardment of emails and ads and facebook feeds.

But one trip is all it takes to remind me of why I fell in love with the sport of thrifting in the first place.

There is little that is more satisfying than finding that seriously amazing piece of treasure that countless people have passed up on and knowing that I have paid next to nothing for it. Oh, and part of that money I spend goes towards a charitable cause. Plus it's eco fashion. Oh the benefits! Why did I ever stop?

This haul is not as big as some of my previous ones, but it's safe to say I love all of the items. Michael came with me again, and he found some amazing pieces, too.

Gentlemen first.

He didn't make out with too much, but they are all great items.

Benetton corduroy slim fit, guess sweater, navy striped hoodie, thrifted finds, men's fashion

My favourite item would have to be those United Colors of Benetton slim fit corduroys.

That is until these amazing Florsheim wing tips.

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Effortlessly, they make a great casual pulled together outfit.

Triped hoodie, benetton corduroy slim fit pants, thrifted finds, florsheim wing tip burgundy dress shoes, thrifted fashion, mens fashion, outfit, style

I highly encourage you to visit our local thrift shop. But if that is not your thing, here's where you can find these items online.

Similar hoodie here or here.

Same shoes here.

Similar corduroys here.

Here are my spoils.

color blocking dress, embroidered shrug, seafoam shirt, saphire blue shirt, thrifted items, fashion

Thrifted large cable knite sweaters in red blue and yellow, large sweaters, cable knit sweaters, thrift finds

I can't wait to style out these items.

I also got some shoes.

stuart weitzman shoes, brown loafers, vintage lady shoes from france, thrifted shoes

But my favourite item of the day would HAVE to be this vintage Danier leather jacket?

Danier retro leather blazer with pearl buttons, green leather blazer, blazer with pearl buttons, thirted treasure

My iPhone white balance is whack, the piece is supposed to be the green color you see on the top right. It fits me like a glove! I definitely can't wait to style this one out.

Oh yeah, I got an oversized wool coat and a tribal print jacket as well.

Here's an impromptu outfit pulled from the items not individually photographed.

tribal jacket, striped shirt, black leggings, golden cowboy boots, thrifted style, outfit, fashion

Similar jacket here.
Similar shit here.
Similar cowboy boots here.

oversied london fog thrifted coat, over tribal jacket, golden cowboy boots, women's outfit, fall fashion, outfit, style, fashion, thrifted items

Similar coat here.

I hope you too would take some time out to do some of your own hunting. Now, go forth and prosper.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Boys'Co It's a Guy Thing

I want to dedicate some of this blog to men's fashion.

Aside from the April Fool's post awhile back, this blog is very much me-centric.

However, integrating some gentlemen style won't hurt it one bit.

I will start with this.

Boy'sCo, Boy'sCo it's a guy thing, Vancouver, Fashion, Men's Fashion, Vancouver Fashion, fall fashion

Once again, brought to you by ION Magazine.

"Purveyor of men's designer and casual sportswear apparel, Boys'Co celebrates their 28th anniversary with a new look, "It's a guy thing."

The president of Boys'Co David Goldman is leading the brand to embark on a new focus to make the product mix and especially customer experience the best it can possibly be.

Of course, I would bring my partner in crime to a guy's thing.

Spiky head band, spike bra from necessary clothing, sneak print gold leggings, lamb boots, vintage tshirt, grey pants, Fidelity Jeans, Boy's Co, Boy's Co it's a guy's thing, Vancouver, Fashion, Men's Fashion, Vancouver Fashion, fall fashion

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After grabbing a brewsky and getting the lay of the land, this brand grabbed my full attention.

Play shirts and converse sneakers, Boy's Co, Boy's Co it's a guy's thing, Vancouver, Fashion, Men's Fashion, Vancouver Fashion, fall fashion

The brand is called Play. The heart details are so endearing. To my male readers, if you want girls to think you are endearing, go get some Play gear.

The whole store is stocked with gems to brighten any wardrobe.

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Saxx underwear, Boy's Co, Boy's Co it's a guy's thing, Vancouver, Fashion, Men's Fashion, Vancouver Fashion, fall fashion



Boy's Co coloured denim, Boy's Co, Boy's Co it's a guy's thing, Vancouver, Fashion, Men's Fashion, Vancouver Fashion, fall fashion

They also carry a whole array of Fidelity Jeans.

Look how happy this makes Mike, probably because he designed the logo.



We also got introduced to a new brand, BLK DNM.

I immediately gravitated to this jacket and had to see it on Mike.

BLK DNM army green fur collar jacket, Fidelity Jeans, Boy's Co, Boy's Co it's a guy's thing, Vancouver, Fashion, Men's Fashion, Vancouver Fashion, fall fashion

It would to very handy for the upcoming cold days.

Ha, found the wife seats.

necessary clothing spiked bra, gold leggings, lamb boots, LV speedy 25, spiky head band

I have to say, my favourite thing though, is getting to meet wonderful people.

The dapper Darryl.

with dapper men at the party Darren, Boy's Co, Boy's Co it's a guy's thing, Vancouver, Fashion, Men's Fashion, Vancouver Fashion, fall fashion, Spiky head band, spike bra from necessary clothing, sneak print gold leggings

Natasha from ION Magazine

With Ion admin assistant Natasha, Boy's Co, Boy's Co it's a guy's thing, Vancouver, Fashion, Men's Fashion, Vancouver Fashion, fall fashion, Spiky head band, spike bra from necessary clothing, sneak print gold leggings

Vanessa, the publisher of ION Magazine, got to admit, I had a fan freak out moment when I found out who she is. I absolutely LOVE Ion!

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And check out her behind, the tights I mean! Those are so amazing.

Ion publisher's awesome tights, Boy's Co, Boy's Co it's a guy's thing, Vancouver, Fashion, Men's Fashion, Vancouver Fashion, fall fashion

Finally, Lindsay, the store manager at the Robson location of Boys'Co. If the company wants to offer a great customer experience, then they have nothing to worry about at the Robson location.

Boy's Co Vancouver location store manager Lindsey, Boy's Co, Boy's Co it's a guy's thing, Vancouver, Fashion, Men's Fashion, Vancouver Fashion, fall fashion, Spiky head band, spike bra from necessary clothing, sneak print gold leggings

If all men in Vancouver would abandon their MEC uniform for Boys'Co sometimes, maybe Vancouver will one day be regarded as a well dressed city internationally?

Other wise, fabulous wears will only be made available in controlled doses.

Check out the brands Boy'sCo carries.

Holy Promotion, Boy's Co, Boy's Co it's a guy's thing, Vancouver, Fashion, Men's Fashion, Vancouver Fashion, fall fashion

The Holidays are coming up, don't forget to head their for something special for your someone special.

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Monday, 19 December 2011

A Little 40's, Fur and Velvet and Versace

'Tis the time for festive parties.

In addition to the hustle and bustle of end of year celebrations, my favourite thing about this time of the year is parties. Getting dressed to impress and set out on the town.

This year, I am channeling the 40's. Starting with this lovely leading lady on the silver screen.

Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffanys poster, Breakfast at Tiffanys

From her inspiration, I have conjured up this outfit.

Fur Shawl, velvet gown, Versace for Hm chocket, Gold clutch

Clutch from Aldo Accessories, a while ago
Velvet gown from Le Chateau, a while ago
Choker from Versace for H&M collection, recent
Fur Shawl from Talize


I love the silhouette of a full length gown. It has such understated elegance, yet it makes a big statement.

Versace for HM choker, velvet dress, party dress, party style, chic style, street style, curly hair

In addition to that extra sparkle of the Versace for H&M logo choker. Adds just the right amount of glitter. Not over powering but enhances the whole look.

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I love my hair. The owner of Impulse Hair and Nail Salon is a friend of mine from highschool. She is meticulous and skillful. I have never left feeling disappointed. Any special occasion, if possible, I will always seek her magic.

Versace for H&M logo choker, Curly hair, Velvet dress, party style

The finishing touch has to be this beautiful vintage fur shawl.

Versace for H&M choker, Velvet gown, fur shawl from Talize, Talize find, curly hair, party style, chic style, party dress, 40's inspired

Again, Talize comes through. This is one of my most prized finds from there.


Now I am ready to set out on the town.

But wait, this joyous occasion cannot be complete without my true companion. He's featured in the "About" page. Not only is he an instrumental part of this site, he is also my one and only. I feel truly blessed to have him by my side.

Zara suit, Ralph Lauren shirt, Velvet gown, Versace for H&M choker, dapper style, men's fashion, party style, curly hair, party style, chic style

On him, Zara Euro cut silver suit. Best part, it was on sale.
Calvin Klein dress shirt. It was also on sale from the Seattle Premium Outlets.
Brown loafers from Nordstrom Rack.
Proving that men can look great on a budget as well
The trick though, is tailoring.


Hope everyone is having a festive party season.