New tricks when the coats come out

 

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Temperatures drop and coats come out, reasons why I love fall. But sadly here in Quebec it’s crazy how quick that turns to the dead of winter. So us jacket lovers got to flex our fits while we can.

  You can say I’m romantic about my outerwear. A good coat is hard to come by, especially when you’re picky, have taste, but at the same time not into splurging if not necessary.

But when you find a gem, you find a gem. It’s just that simple. The Athletic Retro LA Kings jacket is definitely a gem in my books. Black, low-key, flattering fit, soft simmer. There’s no way I could pass up this piece, jackets are pieces that  always try to never let go of. I surely will keep this bad boy in the arsenal of outerwear for some time.

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When it comes to black denim I tend to keep it to fairly minimal slim silhouette. Style is to be explored, its always good to experiment with various styles you and try expand your range of style.  The Broderick Slouch Skinny by Hudson Jeans has a great deal of unique characteristics that are far from my personal norm. Such as the two front zip pockets on each side of the hip and the light grey distressed pattern through out the jean. I find my self rocking them more often then I thought. I guess Hudson can is teaching your boy some new tricks.HA!

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Moderate Winters

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Let me start this off by saying in my last post about layers I might have jinxed myself. When documenting my time with a few friends for the post, the weather was a breath of fresh air literally. It was a great relief from having to deal with constant blizzards and deathly colds. But what are we back to dealing with now? Snowfall. On the plus side it hasn’t been as cold also the city is gorgeous when the snow falls moderately, it could be worse. Mother Nature needs to bring back the warm temperatures. I think we’ve all suffered enough.

Never the less the layer game is still in full effect; there really is no other way around it. This time around I played around with proportion and print. Those who know me can testify that I’m a fond of prints and textures. For me everything lies in the details, from how a shirt drapes off my waist to the fridge edge details on he 5-inch cuff of my jeans.

No matter the ensemble there is no substitute to effective detailing, no matter how insignificant you may think any detail may seem. An outfit doesnt always need to be loud and aggressive to speak or grab an individuals attention. Just like many things less can be more and style is no exception to this.34

The Crewneck Sweatshirt

 

Montreal is in the awkward transition stage between fall and winter, why is it awkward? You really never know what the weather will be like from day to day one day may have a bit of a chill and the next way too much sun and others will have your teeth chattering. Weather lady isn’t really doing her job right, it’s as if she doesn’t know how to tell the truth anymore and is just as confused as everyone else throwing up temperatures that are way too misleading.

 

The crewneck sweatshirt is one of my favorite go to pieces for this awkward transitional period. It can be styled over a collar, even throw in a tie if you like to give it that sprezzatura touch. It’s a way good way to mesh a bit of ruggedness into an otherwise bland outfit, drawing from the unpretentious end of the work wear playbook. The grey crewneck is an all time classic it never fails, just be sure to ditch the gym bag and whistles.

“Sweaters are a versatile item of clothing and can be worn on top of almost any outfit. Sports sweaters, especially hoodies, are often worn on tops of sports kit while traveling to or from a sports ground. Sweaters can be worn with a dress shirt underneath (and optionally a tie), which has the advantage of allowing the wearer to have the option of removing the sweater when it is uncomfortably warm and still looking presentable in many situations. Layering and the ease with which it allows for temperature regulation is a major benefit of the sweater as an article of clothing. ”

 

Naked & Famous : Camouflage Denim

When it comes to Camouflage what’s the first thing that comes to mind ? to be hidden, protected, secure etc. But Naked & Famous really must have missed that part ( in a good way ). We have seen so much camouflage this past season, by now I would have thought that I would be sick of it already ( S/S 2013 there will be a lot more Camouflage so get used to it ). As long as its executed nicely I’m always on board with it.

These pants will keep you anything but hidden, for some that may be exactly what you’re looking for. They are a lightweight with a medium-low rise. The fit is called “Weird Guy” , which is a slim fit and is tapered from the knee down. Did I mention these joints are double sided?

Not sold yet? Details, details, details its all in the details. The Camouflage Denim by Naked & Famous is double sided with a different base colour inside and outside. So if you’re like me and from time to time you like to take time to cuff or roll your pants before making your way out. You’d be adding a bit more detail at the same time, N&F has got it all covered.