How to Assemble an Outfit 101 – The Toronto School for Gentlemen
The Toronto School for Gentlemen is an ongoing series of workshops on the art of living an elegant life, focusing on skills in dress, hygiene, etiquette, entertaining, conversation and more. In other words, a 21st century finishing school for men.
Our first session takes place Monday, September 30 at 8pm. “How to assemble an outfit” is intended for those men beginning their journey to building a wardrobe and will focus on the whys and hows of dressing well, including a dissection of the elements of an outfit, the rules of dress and long-term strategies for building a wardrobe. The session is priced at an affordable $25.
Your instructors are Jonathan Hagey, proprietor of Kingpin’s Hideaway and head writer of Kingpin Chic, a blog about gentlemen’s style, and Pedro Mendes, writer and broadcaster at CBC Radio specializing in men’s issues and menswear.
Learn how to Build an Outfit and Dress Like a Grownup
You may enroll in the first class by clicking this link; it is as easy as that!
The next in our series of pin ups in tribute to Alberto Vargas we present July’s Kingpin’s Hideaway’s Ladypin Pin up – Bridgette Jean!
“Darling, it’s too big to stick that in my pipe…”
Ms. July is clad in vintage velvet, wearing a mid-century oxblood velvet smoking cap and a Victorian oxblood velvet smoking jacket. She is holding a vintage briar bowl pipe with bakelite stem. Needless to say, Bridgette is smokin’.
Ms. June now graces the Kingpin’s Hideaway Queen Street West window display.
Photograph by Jennifer Toole – Hair by Amber Fairlie – Make-up by Bronwen Weiderick
Kingpin’s Hideaway is now on the ballot for consideration as the both the Best Men’s Clothing Store in Toronto and the Best Vintage Clothing Store in Toronto! It is, of course, a great honour to even be put on the ballot and doubly special as men’s vintage often gets short shrift in the fashion and clothing world. If you are a customer of Kingpin’s Hideaway, or just a fan of gentlemens vintage clothing, please consider voting for us!
Vote for Best Vintage Clothing Store in Toronto
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Please vote for Kingpin’s Hideaway!
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!
Love should never be confined to just one day, or one month and Kingpin’s Ms. February is letting us know in our newest pin up tribute to Alberto Vargas . Kingpin’s Hideaway is proud to present the Ladypin pin up for January – The Queenpin!
What am I wearing? Let me paint you a picture…
The Queenpin now graces the Kingpin’s Hideaway Queen Street West window display. She is modeling a vintage pair of new old stock 1950s mauve stockings, cheetah skin open toe mules and a Western Electric Model 302 telephone.
Photograph by Jennifer Toole
Hair by Amber Fairlie
Make-up by Bronwen Weiderick