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Just what we love- fast cars and sharp suits!

A suit looks good when it fits well. Have you heard of the “Made-to-Measure” program? Harry Rosen has a year-round made-to-measure program. Basically a “made-to-measure suit is custom-made according to the customer’s precise measurements, in a fabric and with the tailoring details he chooses, but based on a design house’s existing model”. These suits can […]

The Scarf: fun, fashionable, functional and affordable!

The scarf roots can be traced back to early Rome where it had a more practical purpose. Men would carry them as a sweat cloth, which would help them wipe away their perspiration during hot weather. During the 1800’s, popular fashion houses like Hermès began manufacturing ornate pattern-silk scarfs making the practical item a fashion […]

Define Your Style: Wear a Pocket Square

Pocket squares are apart of fashion history. It has been said that they date back to the times of the ancient Greeks. AMC’s “Mad Men” has re-popularized the suit-and-tie-man. The popular character of Don Draper is rarely seen without a sport coat or a pocket square. Pocket squares are an indispensable tool that can define […]

The Little Black Dress

Today’s blog post is inspired by SPI’s dear friend Lindsay Maskell. Why is the “little black dress” (LBD) such an essential wardrobe staple for women? Well it is simple-it is elegant and sophisticated. It can be dressed up or down depending on the function you are attending. Paired with pumps it can take a business […]

Professing my love for all things Takashi

Takashi Murakami is my favourite contemporary artist. His art encompasses a wide range of mediums that incorporate Japanese traditional and popular culture motifs. Takashi’s work in fine art and animation receive many accolades. His poptastic prints have been seen in many fashion collaborations, my favourite would have to be the 2003 & 2008 Louis Vuitton […]

Who are you, Steve Urkel? Get rid of those white socks!

There is no need for you to wear those white socks in public. White socks don’t match anything (unless you wear white pants everyday, and if you do there is no need to read further).  White socks are sportswear and  should be left for the gym. Your white socks will never look as good as when […]