About Kingpin Chic

kingpin chic (Noun)

A distinct type of male dressing style in which the attitudes of punk rock are combined with traditional dandy stylishness and the elegance essential to the success of a gentleman’s outfit. This look is often created using elements from across the history of mens clothing, with particular attention paid to the sartorial motifs of the upper class.

Usage: Morris was not the head of his department, yet his kingpin chic allowed him to take charge of any meeting.

“A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.”     ~ Hardy Aimes*

This quote by the grand Hardy Aimes sums up exactly what Kingpin is all about. Style for the contemporary gentleman that cares not a jot for the latest trends or what little boys wear.

Be bold and comfortable as a man.

You can see the designer uniques that I have curated online in my etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/kingpinchic

Kingpin’s Hideaway has moved to a new location in a heritage building – suite 309 at 19 Mercer Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 1H2 – 647-466-2945.

The Hideaway offers a full compliment of vintage and designer gentlemenswear, including tuxedos, 2 and 3 piece suits, bow ties and ascots, shoes, fedoras and Homburgs, waistcoats, smoking jackets, accessories and more!


The Kingpin

*English dressmaker Sir Edwin Hardy Amies (17 July 1909 – 5 March 2003) in 1946. Amies had been educated at Brentwood School, Essex,[15] and was a Lieutenant Colonel in the intelligence service during the Second World War. Amies was awarded a Royal Warrant by Queen Elizabeth II as her official dressmaker in 1955 which he continued to be until 1990. He was knighted in 1989. Amies also designed costumes for films, including 2001: A Space Odyssey.

4 responses

  1. Hi There,

    What is the best way to contact you about clothing that I have that I think you will be interested in?


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