We’ve been away for too long, but now we’re back!
The new location for Kingpin’s Hideaway has been opened and is getting lots of notice!
Opening Launch Party for Kingpin’s Hideaway
The The Hogtown Rake wrote about our Grand Opening Launch Party and also listed the shop in their post on Men’s vintage clothing in Toronto!
I Am Dandy portrait of Jonathan Hagey by Rose Callahan
We also made it into the covetous Dandy Portraits blog by Rose Callahan and also her I Am Dandy book signing in Toronto at the elegant men’s shoe store Lodings Shoe Store.
The Queenpin and Kingpin at the I am Dandy book party
And there’s more, but let’s save it for the next post. I promise it will be sooner than this last one – much sooner!
A new post written by Leah Morrigan on “The Key of He” blog features vintage Kingpin’s Hideaway items from the 1930s. Ms. Morrigan’s article discusses the key role that wardrobe played in the movie “The Sting” and you may read it here.
Among the Kingpin items featured are:
1930-era silk tie available at Kingpin’s Hideaway.
Snap-together composite and mother-of-pearl cuff links available at Kingpin’s Hideaway.
Dove grey beaver fur fedora.
Two-tone leather spectator / correspondents shoes.
Grey double-breasted wool jacket with oxblood pinstripe.
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!
Portrait of Massimiliano Mocchia di Coggiola by Rose Callahan
Portrait photographer Rose Callahan has embarked on a side project titled The Dandy Portraits, a photoblog which features portraits of the well dressed men she encounters, or is referred to, during her travels. Callahan, who subtitled her blog The Lives of Exquisite Gentlemen Today, adds her insight to the stories of the well-dressed gentlemen her photos document. The bonus here is that you have dapper gents presented in a sublime fashion providing you a double dose of visual stimulation. I’ll let Callahan’s images speak for themselves.
Portrait of Dr. Andre Churchwell by Rose Callahan
Lord Whimsy at home, April 2008 by Rose Callahan
Doran the Dandy, San Francisco, May 2009 by Rose Callahan
The opening of Kingpin’s Hideaway, a pop-up haberdashery in Toronto, was mentioned in the local culture website, Blog TO. You can read about it here!