Behind the Scenes – Kingpin at ACF Magazine Fashion Shoot, Toronto

This past week the Kingpin as happy to lend his clothing and styling to the male model on the ACF (Amazing Canadian Fashion) Magazine fashion shoot. The shoot was staged at the restaurant House of Moments in Toronto, Ontario. Here are some shots from behind the scenes. I can’t wit to share the finished photographs with you!

Kingpin Chic-Styled Toronto Fashion Shoot - 70s 3-Piece Suit with Gold Collarless Shirt

70s 3-Piece Suit with Gold Collarless Shirt – Watch Ryan Gosling adapt this look! Kingpin Chic-Styled Toronto Fashion Shoot

The first look for the male model features a collarless gold-toned cotton shirt with a white 3-piece vintage suit from the 70s. The suit coat is single breasted with a peaked lapel and the double-breasted waistcoat adds an exotic element with its shawl collar.

Cashmere Blazer and Grey Large-Check Trousers Tweak A Classic Look

Cashmere Blazer and Grey Large-Check Trousers Tweak A Classic Look

The second look uses the traditional blue blazer/grey trousers outfit and gives it a sumptuous attitude with the cashmere of the blazer and the subtle yet impish large check on the light blue trousers. It looks great next to the brightness of the other model in this other shot:

Cashmere Blazer and Large-Check Slate Blue Trousers Make Any Mug Classy, Even Ryan Gosling!

Cashmere Blazer and Large-Check Slate Blue Trousers Make Any Mug Classy, Even Ryan Gosling!

Kingpin’s Hideaway at the Next Electro Swing Club

Kingpin’s Hideaway and Cabaret Vintage  are both pleased to host the Velvet Parlour at this month’s edition of Electro Swing Club at Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel.

This Friday, August 17th, the Velvet Parlour will feature our curated vintage fashion in a photo booth experience; featuring many original and designer pieces from our current collection. Linger in the Velvet Parlour and perhaps pose in our vintage photography booth. Find out… What kind of man wears Kingpin?

Define your style this Friday in clothing from designers including Hugo Boss, Yves St. Laurent and Alexander McQueen and make your mark on the world.

Electro Swing Club is a monthly dance party fusing traditional swing with modern electronic beats à la Victrolacore! Friday evening will feature DeeJays, live acts, visuals, burlesque and a 1920s – 40s dress code.

TICKETS to Electro Swing Club will be available for $20 at the door or $15 if dressed in
vintage attire.

Television Program of Note – Downton Abbey

The Well Dressed Cast of Downton Abbey

The Well Dressed Cast of Downton Abbey

From the BBC comes a well written and well costumed drama series, Downton Abbey. Set in post-Edwardian England, the television series follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants during the reign of King George V.

The main male characters exhibit all the sense of style expected from an Englishman in the jaunty manner of the county manor. There is the patriarch, Robert Crawley;

Robert, Earl of Grantham

Robert, Earl of Grantham

the interloper heir Matthew Crawley;

Matthew, third cousin, once removed, of Lord Grantham

Matthew, third cousin, once removed, and heir of Lord Grantham

and the gentleman caller, Sir Richard Carlisle;

Sir Richard, Suitor to the Crawley Women

Sir Richard, Suitor to the Crawley Women

There are several other notable characters that I am sure will be gracing this blog soon enough!

There is even a parody of the opening credits of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air that sets up the basic premise of the program:

and lest ye think it’s all a black tie and velvet affair, feast your eyes on yonder tweed and despair from envy,

The Characters on Downton Abbey in Hunting Tweed

The Characters on Downton Abbey in Hunting Tweed