Fashion bike brand Martone Cycling Co. has unveiled a special limited edition “rose gold” bicycle for 2017. The “Studio City” will be produced in 50 units only, and doubles both as a functioning, versatile city bike and as a coveted design item turned collector’s piece. Inspired by the signature gold “Grand” and silver “Regard” metallic bikes that launched the brand to fame four years ago, the rose gold is a chic, rose-hued accessory designed to amplify the rider’s personal style. Martone Cycling creator, Lorenzo Martone, commented, “I created this brand on the idea that people should not have to sacrifice style and beauty for functionality. A bike is an object you live with, and it should stimulate your senses and bring joy to the eye -- in addition to the more obvious health and environmental benefits.”
It features black detailing on the seat, grips, and rubber wheel treads that starkly contrast the rose gold paint, allowing it to glisten even more. Keeping true to MCC’s standards, this model boasts a dual-legged adjustable kickstand, a SRAM system that automatically shifts gears as the rider cycles, and of course, the signature red chain and lucite pedals. These limited edition bikes will for the first time also come with a special gift – a rose gold-plated necklace with a moving bike crank-inspired pendant, with the Martone Cycling Co. logo. These limited-edition rose gold-hued bikes will be available exclusively at Holt Renfrew in Canada, as well as www.martonecycling.com.
Designed in New York City and crafted in Taiwan, Martone bikes are composed of steel alloy and aluminum, weighing in at a mere 26 pounds (with basket). The wheels are 700 x 32c wide with stainless steel hubs and puncture resistant tires to tackle city streets.
Photography By Oliviero Fontana
Originally designed for the military in the 1930s, cargo pants are loose fitting trousers designed to be extremely durable and be suitable for tough outdoor activities. They are typically characterized by multiple large pockets that were traditionally used to hold field dressings and other equipment. Crafted for paratroopers who literally had to jump out of a plane and be ready for battle the second they hit the ground. The cargo pant has stood through the test of time and carries quite a history.
Despite their reputation for being unfashionable, cargo pants are one of the biggest trend pieces for this season. As skinny trousers become replaced by more baggy alternatives, cargo trousers will become increasingly more popular. They have been looked at as really masculine, and at other moments in time they have been looked at as lame and uncool. They can be spotted being sported by comic book nerds to soldiers on the frontline, ready to step into action at any given moment. The cargo pant is like the double-agent of the menswear world, simultaneously working for both sides of the field – the cool and the uncool.
Arguably the most traditional cargo pant style, Khaki is a colour originally worn by the military for camouflage. Army cargo pants for men have been around ever since they were invented. The practical applications of these trousers make them excellent for extreme jobs. However, the stylish khaki colour also means they’re great for wearing casually. Pair them with a white shirt and a heavy duty workman jacket for a great everyday look.
Some time ago I joined forces with Montreal based creative collective Kruger Originals to produce a look book featuring their latest pieces to their collection. Aside from hosting some the best parties in Montreal and home to some of Montreal’s top talents such as Pierre Kwenders, The Posterz, Abakos, and Bon Bon Kojak. Kruger Originals produces a line of merchandise that puts them over the top of other urban collectives in Montreal, Kruger sets to push the threshold of community and creativity and by far a brand to reckon with.
Last night ( Wednesday February 1, 2017 ) Surmesur showcased their newly revamped boutique in Montreal. With their exceptional shopping experience and quality products at the best value, Surmesur aims to be the main reference for custom made-to-measure menswear in North America.
From the wall to wall wide selection of over 8,000 fabrics to the latest design of podium-mirror space, the brand provided lighting specific changing room geared to viewing the selected clothing three different environments. These light settings include tropical sunsets, in the office-colder atmosphere and in home-neutral environment. But it doesn’t stop there, Surmesur has an online tool “ The Studio “ that allows customers to see their creation of personalized suits before placing their order. Too make the shopping experience even smoother, all adjustments needed can be made with their in-house tailors who will take care of everything at no cost!
Surmesur is an original concept-boutique that allows men to wear distinctive shirts and suits, tailored to their measurements, manufactured to their tastes, and offered at ready-to-wear prices. With many locations in various cities including Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Ottawa, Pittsburgh and Chicago, the stores are very accessible to the trendy gentlemen. I would highly suggest any menswear enthusiast to check Surmesur out and indulge in the suiting experience!