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:
- Underneath a Queen West vintage boutique, Kingpin’s Hideaway sells menswear “with balls” – Shop – November 2011 – Toronto (kingpinchic.com)
- Kingpin’s Hideaway and All the Queen’s Men – Toronto Star Review (kingpinchic.com)
- Kingpins Hideaway Grand Opening Soiree – Popup Haberdashery On Queen St. West (kingpinchic.com)
- Bella Quiz: Prohibition-Era Cocktail or Nail Polish Shade? (bellasugar.com)