Kingpin Setting Trends at Toronto Fashion Week

That’s me on the right!! I’m as shocked as anyone being  featured in a recent Toronto Life article naming current fashion trends in Toronto. I will take the nod of being well presented and for being patriotic! Related articles Kingpin Chic at Kingpin Chic Vintage Mens Clothing at Wychwood Barns Gadsden’s Toronto Vintage Clothing Show (kingpinchic.com)Continue reading “Kingpin Setting Trends at Toronto Fashion Week”

The Macaroni, The Dandy and Gender Identity

A short explanation before we get started: the term macaroni used in this article is not referring to the Italian pasta, but is related to it. Macaroni, when used in mens fashions, refers to a mid-18th century trend where young men started dressing in the most epicene (androgynous, effeminate) and affected style. They were theContinue reading “The Macaroni, The Dandy and Gender Identity”

The Spirituality of Dress and The Dandy

Our clothes are too much a part of us for most of us ever to be entirely indifferent to their condition:  it is as though the fabric were indeed a natural extension of the body, or even of the soul.  ~Quentin Bell It is easy for us to limit clothing and dress to a rudimentaryContinue reading “The Spirituality of Dress and The Dandy”

Style Site of Note – Put This On

This style site is of particular note as it accompanies a decent web series about, well in their own words, “…dressing like a grownup.” I like the weave of their tweed. Put This On shares the Kingpin attitude towards dressing and the male wardrobe and it is clear that neither of the hosts,  Jesse ThornContinue reading “Style Site of Note – Put This On”

Style Site of Note – The Chap

It was a lovely surprise to find The Chap, online! Dedicated to defining the modern gentleman in a cheeky style this magazine is published in hard copy bi-monthly. There online presence is a wonderful treat, as it is hard to find on the newsstand here in Canada! The online version is full of good adviceContinue reading “Style Site of Note – The Chap”