The aphorism has become a staple in modern philosophy and the tumblr The Crazy Truth continues this tradition by mashing up pithy insights on relationships with images reflecting the aphorism’s meaning. Interspersed among these ‘aphorimages’ is an advice column. While this site does target women about relationships, several of the posts are equally valuable to men, and this picture of Ryan Gosling in a suit is a perfect example:
Ryan Gosling in a Well Tailored Suit
A well-tailored suit indeed. Gentlemen, you have to wear clothes anyway so why not make them work for you.
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!
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
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!
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
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
the interloper heir Matthew Crawley;
Matthew, third cousin, once removed, and heir of Lord Grantham
and the gentleman caller, Sir Richard Carlisle;
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
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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