Anne Caver sports a vintage silk Dolce and Gabbana blouse she found at Kingpin’s Hideaway in Toronto
Last fall Anne Caver of the blog life in the m lane dropped by the Kingpin’s Hideaway pop-up shop on Queen Street West in Toronto and wrote a fetching article about the experience – kingpin’s hideaway : where the vintage goes to play. The author even used one of the blouses she picked up, a silk Dolce & Gabbana blouse, in a feature fashion shoot and article Icon: Anne Caver in the blog à la mode [adj: fusion of effects] . Here’s a little nugget of Caver’s elegant prose:
Hidden in the underground “backstage” of vintage shop Cabaret, Kingpin‘s pop-up shop is every man’s best friend. Lustful for the days of smoking jackets and pipes? You’re covered. Wishing a perfect suit could be easily found with shirt options to spare? You’re covered. Dreaming of that perfect bowler or fedora to top it off? You’re covered. From suits to shoes and all the fixins, you’re covered.
Being well received is always satisfying!
The real, live CBC Radio 3 2012 Bucky Awards – vintage trophies provided through the generous support of Kingpin’s Hideaway.
In honour of the 2012 Bucky Awards being presented this week by CBC Radio 3 Kingpin’s Hideaway has graciously donated the vintage trophies being given to the winners! The Bucky Awards are CBC Radio 3′s annual celebration of the very best Canadian music of the year, as chosen by their listeners.
The trophies even have there own gallery on the CBC Radio website. Here are a sample:
The 2012 Rookie of the Year
Creepy baby award presented to our rookie of the year.
The #socialbutterfly Bucky for 2012
the #socialbutterfly Bucky for 2012
The Bucky for Best Reason to Buy a Concert Ticket
The Bucky for Best Reason to Buy a Concert Ticket
You can listen the live broadcast of the Bucky Awards Gala here.
Bucky Crest (Photo credit: CBC Radio 3)
Help Kingpin be named the sharpest man in Canada by voting here!!
Few film events excite the sartorially inclined for reasons solely of style and clothing. But when they do… Bammo!
The buzz about Baz Luhrmann‘s 3D film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s The Great Gatsby has been steadily growing among the dandy set since the project was announced and is expected to only grow until it’s release. Starring as the titular Gatsby is Leonardo DiCaprio, along side Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher and Tobey Maguire among others.
American Dandy, Author and Poster Boy for the Lost Generation – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald’s story is many things, and in Luhrmann’s lush, ocular hands, is expected to be the style experience of the season. The few photos from the production that have been released teasingly promise a treasure trove of well dressed gentlemen in fine dandy style.
Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby Looking Sharp as He Walks Past a Duesenberg
There is also a full length trailer that is even more alluring, much like the stories of Fitzgerald himself.
And keep in mind you’ll be able to experience all this gentlemen dress and style in 3D. I’m off to mix a batch of mint juleps in anticipation! I suspect the only thing that could make this movie even more amazing would be a surprise cameo by Ryan Gosling…
Ryan Gosling as Imagined in a Surprise Cameo in The Great Gatsby
Mr. B. the Gentleman Rhymer and Victrolacore Innovator
Moving into mainstream consciousness is never a gentleman’s motivation, yet it is often a result of a gentleman’s actions. So a resounding ‘Hazzah!’ for Mr. B. The Gentleman Rhymer, chap hop innovator and victrolacore artiste, on his recent appearance at the Latitude Festival and performing on television for the beautiful and talented presenter Zoe Ball. Well done, chap, well done.
Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer performs ‘All Hail The Chap’ live from the Sky Arts TV Studio at Latitude Festival, 2011
Societe Perrier Reviews Kingpin's Hideaway and the New Look for Mens Fashion
It’s not about dressing like Draper (as in Don, y’know?) It’s about being dapper. Accoutrements are key, and being noticed by means of standing out as opposed to sticking out is where this rising trend is heading.
So says Adam Mazerall’s latest article for Sociéte Perrier, an online guide to “the global enthusiast’s source for engaging content and great events. Curating the best in nightlife, art, music, fashion, travel, mixology and cocktail culture.” Mazerall describes the intention of the Hideaway very well,
For Hagey, dressing the kingpin way is about confidence, masculinity, and conscientious dressing. Kingpin attire is essentially gentlemenswear taken to the next level. Sure, you have your suit, your shoes, your overcoat, but what can you do with a fanciful tie, or a vintage shirt whose pattern can seem otherworldly in today’s GQ-styled world, or a set of cufflinks that hearken back to the ‘20s, or a pair of shoes that conjure thoughts of Prohibition era…? This is where the kingpin is born. Having a sort of mise en place philosophy to one’s wardrobe.
The full article may be found here:
Kingpin’s Hideaway: Dress Like a Man, It’s Better
Vintage-style Pin-up Peek-a-boo Ties at Kingpin's Hideaway