When I prepare for my day, the first thing I check for is the weather and my schedule, that way I know exactly what to wear so that I can look and be prepared for what my day brings. Spring is an interesting season because it feels like autumn and you can still layer a bit.
Two things that I always carry with me, besides my wallet and keys, are my iPhone and my MacBook – I’m always connected. I always like reading the local newspaper because it keeps in touch with my city and besides reading print never gets old.
A typical day for me begins with a stroll to the Joys of Living juice shop that is a few blocks away from my place. It’s important for me to remain on top of things and their juices really keep me going throughout the day. Afterwards, I head to the office and work on my upcoming projects.
Today, it’s raining out and it’s a bit cold outside, so out comes my trench coat, which I layered with a button up shirt and tie, while the jeans are a raw denim made locally here in Montreal. When it comes to the shoes, it’s important that they are comfortable and look great. To add a touch of formality I put on Rockport’s Brogues. Not only is the slim silhouette handsome but also the Adiprene by adidas and the EVA footbed offers all day comfort.
As always, fashion and function is what I strive for when it comes to my personal style. Whether I’m expecting to travel, be at meetings, or on my feet the whole day, I know that I’ll be comfortable doing it.
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When it comes to weather ready apparel, Hunter is one of the first brand that comes to mind. Their pieces are functional without sacrificing style.
One of our favourite pieces is their Original Lace Up boot. This ankle height boot is handcrafted with matte rubber. Furthermore, the bellows tongue and natural rubber renders the boot entirely waterproof. Finally, the chunky sole and raised details are a nod to the brand’s original rain boot.
We got a chance to test out the boot at Coachella and we loved it!
Available at Hunter.
Waltzing Matilda that was founded in Pennsylvania specializing in handcrafted leather sandals, bags, and accessories.
Our favourite piece from their collection is their NICA sandal a Birkenstock Sole. The sandal is constructed from Horween leather, hand tacked nails and it is finished off with a rubber Birkenstock EVA sole.
This sandal is perfect for a day at the beach!
Handmade in the USA.
Available online at Waltzing Matilda.
One of our favourite shoes this season from Fred Perry is their Davies silhouette. It is a fusion of a classic lace-up Derby shoe with a ‘creeper’ gum sole bottom. What we love about this shoe is the combination of a formal and casual design.
The leather upper is detailed with formal brogue patterning in a full wingtip, while the gum sole bottom is casual but not overly. Made in Northampton with a crepe-effect outsole and five-eyelet construction. The finer details include a laser-etched Laurel Wreath.
Available online at Fred Perry.
The sneaker you see above marks the first collaborative project between Off The Hook and adidas Original Consortium. It’s a Tubular Moc Runner that is inspired by the early French Canadian voyageurs.
These voyageurs were tradesmen who traveled tirelessly across what would become Canada, on foot and canoe, to Native American communities and trading posts. They adopted many style cues from their indigenous counterparts and, in turn, OTH has integrated these traditional elements in their adidas shoe.
The upper is a blend of smooth premium black leather and wool uppers that is accented classic moccasin stitching at the toe box and a split tongue. Inside, a frozen lake is printed on the insole to recall the many treacherous lake crossings during winter expeditions. A lake-blue is also featured on the outsole.
The shoe will be available at OTH on April 17th and at No74 Berlin, No 42 Paris as well as selected Consortium retailers worldwide as of April 25th.
Slip-on shoes of any kind are a necessity for spring and summer. Whether they are casual or formal you can’t go wrong with having a few pairs in your rotation.
We have combed through Lacoste’s latest offerings to share with your our favourites. Their Keellson and Bonand styles are on the top of our list. The Bonand is a classic loafer that exhibits clean lines and formal details. While the Keellson is a classic boat shoe with a sportier design, this is especially seen in the slimmer profile.
Browse their new arrivals online at Lacoste.
For those that can remember, an Air Jordan “Georgetown” Collection was seen back in 2012, which highlighted an Air Jordan 11 “Georgetown” colourway.
This year, the Air Jordan 11 Low “Georgetown” is set to be released. This colorway is a nod and a remembrance to the classic basketball games between North Carolina and Georgetown – which climaxed when Michael Jordan made his famous shot against the Hoyas, a team that Patrick Ewing was also part of in 1982.
Available April 11th, 2015.
If you weren’t already a fan of Converse’s All Star Chuck Taylor ’70, with its reinforced double layered canvas upper, comfort sock liner and a thicker, more comfortable outsole, you will rejoice again.
The brand has executed the iconic sneaker in a two monochromatic colourways, all-black and all-white. Dope right? We can’t wait to get our hands on both pairs!
Available at Converse.
FACTO founder Victor Hsu turned 35, he decide that this style should mature with him but still keep things fresh without being flashy.
The monochromatic sneakers from FACTO’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection are constructed from the same Italian factory where Lanvin and Jimmy Choo footwear are produced. The softness of the black premium leather and the contrasting white outsoles give the shoe a vintage but contemporary aesthetic. This is exactly what Hsu are wanted to achieve.
So far, the collection has received positive attention, with retailers like Saks and KITH looking to stock their shelves with pieces this coming fall.
Be on the look out for FACTO’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection at the brand’s online shop within the next few months.