Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fun New Artist: Asher Roth

I have been criticised for having slightly boring/classic taste in music despite my young age. However I am still "hip" with the kids. Check out it out: kind of original suburban white kid rap. This artist is blowing up fast:

Playboy Mansion Party

If ever there was a hot party venue, it was the playboy mansion. Back in the 60's and 70's the mansion was where the rich and famous went to play. Seems like little has changed! You have to check it out HERE.

The song is kinda catchy too. Anyone know what it is?

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Style Profile: Jude Law

36 year old British actor, Jude Law, is no stranger to the spotlight. Since the late 80's appearing with the National Youth Music Theater, to such notable appearances in films such as The Talented Mr. Ripley and Road to Perdition, Law is a an international star with a reputation for style.

Slim, classic, and sometimes daring, Law knows a thing or two about fit. Never scared to experiment (to occasionally mixed results), he is his own man. Jude goes easily from mixing edgy cut fabrics inspired by British Rock culture to classic cut tuxedo's paired with Ray-Ban Wayfarers at Cannes Film Festival.

One thing no one can argue is that Jude has his own look that he is comfortable with. We should all strive to find that nonchalant style, disheveled elegance look.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Why Hipsters Suck

It seems to have started with American Apparel, then came the hipsters. Or is the other way around. I suppose it is the old chicken and egg argument.

In the beginning they were kind of fringe, on the edge, almost rebellious. The ironic moustache aroused a chuckle or two, even from me.

Now the trend has turned to be the next Ed Hardy, the contest appears to have become who can look like they make the least money. Montreal is flooded with them. I can see them snickering at me as I walk by, they think, look at him, he looks like he has a good job!

The one thing I don't understand is: how come it is now cool to look like you are wearing a sweater that you sewed together from used carpet? Oh, that is a nice scarf, you made if from a curtain from the 70's? Amazing!

The Style Advisor hereby pronounces the hipster trend dead.

Style is timeless. Fashion comes and goes. Hipsters, I hope you go quickly.

Wolf Shirt is back

An internet classic, check out the wolf shirt on Amazon here

If this is new to you, make sure to check out the comments!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Buzz Cut (aka shaved head style)

Short, clean and maintenance free the shaved head is a classic for men. From Justin to Beckham the look is timeless, and shouts confidence. Of course, it is not for everyone, it works best with people with regular, round shaped heads and strongly defined features.

A little scruff tends to balance things out too. Even better you can wear hats without worrying about hat hair! If your still hesitant, just give it a try, afterall hair always grows back.

The Style Advisor is definitely going for the look this summer, are you?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

This is England

Check out this cool scene from the movie "This is England".

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Prendre une Pause

Unfortunately, due to life circumstances I must take a break from writing on the blog. Feel free to contact me by clicking on the link to the right.

I look forward to continuing the blog in the near future.

Merci pour votre comprehension

Sunday, April 5, 2009

More Good Music

I wanted to post Alexandre Desilets - I Cry, but could not find it on youtube. The song is just haunting. Check it out on the front page of his site here. Or there is always itunes.
Its in English too, unlike this one.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

More Men's Wear Mistakes

If the back vent of your blazer splays open when you are in a relaxed state, it is too small.

Layering a dress shirt with another dress shirt of a different color (or the same color for that matter) is not a good idea ever.

I actually have seen this. A few times. Yes, really.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Common Project Sneakers

If your looking for a sneaker, I would definitely recommend Common Projects. Slim, sleek and modern they will get you through the summer.

Also available in mid and high top.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Esquire: Best Dressed Real Man

Check out Esquire's Best Dressed Real Man contest here.

The competition is not that great, so perhaps you can win! Although I don't know what you would do with $10,000 at Kenneth Cole.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Good Music 6

I am not much for rap these days, but this song is more of a story. Listen to the end, insane story.

I wonder if its true...

Immortal Technique - You Never Know

Sunday, March 22, 2009

St. Ambroise Abricot Beer

You would not expect a beer with a apricot flavor to be so delicious but you would be surprised. McAuslan brewery, in Montreal, Quebec has been around since 1989 and they know what their doing.

If you have the chance give it a try. You won't regret it, although I warn you it is highly addicting.

I will definitely be going to their brewery this summer. Perhaps they will even have their pumpkin beer which is only available for a limited time in the fall each year.

I think I need a beer....

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Essential: Leather Jacket

Very few items of clothing lend themselves to such mystery and nostalgia as the leather jacket. The thought alone can conjure up romantic images of rebellion and adventure.

From Fonzie to James Dean, and [insert favorite rocker here] the image is iconic. As a kid you look at these role models (well maybe not Fonzie) and imagine yourself hitting the open road on your motorcycle for a few weeks, living on the open road and sleeping under the stars. Or maybe your pictured yourself performing on stage for a crowd of adoring groupies, traveling from gig to gig on a tour bus, your biggest worry where to score your next hit.

But, wait you are not in your dressing room after a show consuming copious amounts of drugs. Perhaps your next road trip more likely consists of a minivan and the kids wondering "are we there yet?", then hitting the road on your hog.

The leather jacket can still be for you. However, you might want to pass on the black jackets with spikes and gregarious zippers. That does not mean you should not pay attention to fit, and quality. Far too often the leather jacket has been disseminated to an overcoat with four or five buttons sitting on you like a sack.

Pay close attention to fit no matter what style you choose.

-The jacket should fit snug not tight. If you see any pulling or the jacket restricts your movement, size up.

-Don't let the sleeves cover your hands. Although the sleeves can be longer then a blazer or suit jacket, the sleeve should still end at your wrist and not at the base of your fingers.

-Make sure the shoulder hem sits on the end of your shoulder. If it falls off in any way, that jacket is not for you. Put it back on the rack or size down.

-Keep the jacket on the short side, I like it to go slightly past the belt line, maybe an inch or two, anything after that is too long (obvious exception: Belstaff style jackets).

-Pair with your favorite pair worn in jeans and black boots.

So, even if even if you are so lucky to be contemplating your next rehab stint over guitar strings pay attention to these rules and your look will be iconic rather then abhorrent when the Enquirer snaps a picture of you checking into your favorite clinic.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Daily Grind

We all do it. Work. School. Work. Eat. Sleep. Rinse and repeat.

Our lives are based on routine. It has become quite depressing how many of us are drones, just going through the motions, but hardly conscious of our own surroundings. Money is God, living is pain. The more we have the more we want.

We do it because we have to. It is whats expected. What if I just left? What if I went back to school? What if I quit my job and traveled for a few months?

I am much more scared of another question, what if I didn't?

Have an adventure. Take a risk. Do it just because.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Skinhead Inspiration 2

I found some more fantastic skinhead pictures I thought I would share. When did the kids stop caring what they look like?

Check out the original post here.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Lofty Ideas

Something about lofts has always fascinated me. The open space, the minimalism, the industrial character all just attract me to these spaces.

I have this strange, almost romantic dream of buying one, setting up a couch in the corner of a huge open space and just living. No other furniture. Well maybe a few bookshelves and a rolling clothing rack. Its probably not the most practical idea, but it would be something.

I really love the loft pictured here. Especially the booksheft spanning two floors.However, I wish it was just a little less perfect. Maybe an exposed brick wall or some furniture with character and life.

One of my friends lives in a converted loft that was once a cork factory that had burned, but not completely. They had to sand down the charred beams that are still visible in his home. I love that kind of character.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Style Inspiration: James Dean

Not much needs to be said here. James Dean, a classic style figure if there ever was one. Effortless cool.

James Dean is a great inspiration for a Laissez-faire approach to life. Stick out from the crowd. Embrace youth. Live fast and hard.

He makes us realize that life is far too short to live with fear. James Dean embraced this philosophy and that is what makes him such an icon. He did what we are all so scared to do-- let go of preconceptions of what we are supposed to be. Sadly, his story also reminds us that life is short.

Live life by your own rules.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Essential: Black Boots

Every man needs a solid pair of black boots. Perfect for jeans, a night out, or those snowy days. they make a statement that no sneaker does. They have attitude, and a quality pair only gets better with age.

Above is a very nice collaboration with Wings + Horns and Dayton Vancouver. A bit pricey at $798. However, they actually tie the boot in a knot and dip it in water to get a distinct shape.

Below is the classic Red Wing Gentlemen's travel in black. It goes for around $260 and should last you years of heavy use. Be sure to size down on these as they run quite large.
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