PAUL PUNCHER MUST HAVE CHRISTMAS GIFTS!

PAUL PUNCHER MUST HAVE CHRISTMAS GIFTS!

The countdown to Christmas is on! Paul Puncher presents our must have gifts of the year!

1. Socks

Pantherella socks are handmade in England with the finest luxury yarns in bright vibrant patterns and colours. From $35-$40.

2. Hugo Boss Card Holders

Sleek and simple design. Fresh colours, textures and finishes in a cowhide leather. Bound with heavy stitch and polished edges, these card holders are built to last! $120.

3. Scarves

Wrap yourself in luxury with our European cashmere scarves. Plaids, patterns and solids, one is sure to catch your eye. Starting at $125.

4. Wigens Caps

Stylish wool or cotton snap front caps and baseball style hats. Uniquely crafted in Sweden. Starting at $139.

5. Gendarme Cologne

A classic, clean, crisp citrus scent. Gendarme is a top selling favourite at Paul Puncher. $169.

6. Dents Gloves

Handcrafted in England, these deerskin driving gloves are a must have on cold winter mornings. Made since 1777 with the world’s finest leather. Starting at $229.

7. Bracelets

The height of luxury in men’s jewelry. Tateossian wrist wear is designed with leather and silver or choose colourful precious lava beads for a bolder look. Starting at $239.

8. Sweaters

Chose from a variety of wool sweaters by Paul and Shark. Nylon details like elbow patching and vests make these sweater jackets unique. Great for milder winter days. Starting at $329.

9. Re-Hash Jeans

Italian tailored jeans in a variety of colours and fits. Elevate your denim! $349.

 

10. Winter Coats

Designer European brands: Armani, Montecore and Joop will perfect your winter look and keep you warm and cozy. Starting at $799.

Paul Puncher’s Top 10 gifts await! European brands, expert advice and impeccable service. We invite you to Christmas shop virtually, privately by appointment or in person in our spacious elegant train station.

Merry Christmas,
The Paul Puncher Team 🎄

Paul Puncher’s Top 5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Paul Puncher’s Top 5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is just around the corner. We were thinking…do the special men in our lives really want another set of BBQ tools or Apron that says #1 Dad???  Perhaps we need to think outside the box this year. Let’s give our guys a gift that puts a little swagger in their step! 

1. Tateossian Wrist Wear

Made in London, these are the definition of edgy sophistication. Smart casual looks made with genuine Italian leather or semi-precious colourful stones. Securely fastened with a sterling silver clasp giving a cool contemporary look. 

2. Hugo Boss Sandals/Slides

Choose from lightweight quick dry slides in navy with sporty orange and blue stripes. Or luxurious leather sandals your choice of black or brown. Perfect for around the pool at the cottage or simply sliding into for a backyard bbq.

3. Paul & Shark Swim Trunks

Eye catching colourful prints. Drawstring waisted swim trunks in a comfortable mid-rise style. Quick drying and comes with a Paul & Shark Logo travel pouch.

Z Zegna Polo Shirts

4. Zegna Polo Shirts

Vintage pique cotton polos in vibrant colours. Teal, raspberry, ocean blue, soft grey and floral patterns. Casual but classy, perfect for a round of golf or family bbq.

Mason Shorts

5. Re-Hash/Alberto/Mason’s Shorts

Made in Italy with soft-stretch cotton. Bold colours, subtle diamond prints, muted tones, Bermuda or short length you’ll easily find the perfect pair.

Contact us or stop by the store for availability, pricing and sizing!

Quarantine Hair? Hats and Caps to Rescue

Quarantine Hair? Hats and Caps to Rescue

What a year 2020 has thrown at us so far.

We are living among a world wide pandemic causing all of us to shut down our regular lives and regular routines. New terms like “social distancing”and “contact tracing“ are now in our vocabulary. Schools are closed, businesses are closed and perhaps the most frightening of all … hair salons are closed!!!

To Cut or Not to Cut?

 

What do you do under such unprecedented circumstances? Hey, why not try a DIY haircut like these celebrities? It seems the men in our lives are growing tired of their shaggy side burns and messy neck fringe. Do we dare let them stream a YouTube self hair cut tutorial and hand them over the clippers? Seems this travesty is happening everywhere and there’s nothing we can do to stop it!

On the bright side these so called “quarantine haircuts” are becoming a source of entertainment for families. Online we even see celebrities jumping in on the fun, posting hair cuts they’ve always wanted to try but never had the courage to go through with. Shaving it off seems to be the trend for celebs like David Beckham and Blake Shelton and fun for the whole family as Gwen Stefani is the one doing the shaving! Another trend: grow that baby out! Bangs to the chin, a nice modern flow if you will… (Lol!) It seems anything goes right now.

Whether you are experimenting with the clippers or going for that man bun one thing is for sure you are going to need a good backup plan! It’s all fun and games until that self distancing business meeting comes up, or you perhaps want people to take you seriously as you venture back into society.

Maybe, just maybe, you’ll have to hide that masterpiece (as proud of it as you are).

Hats and Caps to the Rescue

 

A stylish baseball cap or drivers flat cap is a great addition to your wardrobe and could do the trick! You’ve had some time now to connect with your inner hairdresser, get creative and have some fun with it all. We love your sense of humour guys really we do. You’ve done your best to tackle that mop of yours but in the end I’m just saying…

Maybe it’s time for a hat!

 

Contact us for availability, pricing and sizing!

Paul Puncher Coppley Custom Clothing Event | October 16-24, 2020

Paul Puncher Coppley Custom Clothing Event | October 16-24, 2020

You are invited to the ultimate shopping experience!

During our special Coppley Custom Clothing event, select clothing that satisfies your individual lifestyle and get it expertly fitted to your silhouette and enhanced with many unique personal styling features.

Coppley Custom Clothing Event Details

Thursday, October 16, 2020 through

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Enjoy 20% off all garments ordered.*

*All bespoke garment upgrades and enhancements included (i.e. specialized buttons and linings, genuine surgeon cuffs, personalized labels. That’s a retail value of approximately $200.00!)

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Don’t miss out on this special event. Schedule your appointment today to work with one of our experienced clothiers and get fitted in Coppley clothing.

10 Tips You Need To Style Yourself Like A Pro | Menswear

10 Tips You Need To Style Yourself Like A Pro | Menswear

When it comes to your personal style, you’re allowed to set the rules, build your own unique wardrobe and dress yourself to match your personality and how you’re feeling each day. But if you’re not sure where to start, or need some ideas, these menswear styling tips can help guide you to develop your own style.

10 Style Tips For Men

  1. Invest in quality over quantity. Build your wardrobe with a selection of quality pieces, rather than filling your closet with lots of items that won’t fit you well and won’t last.
  2. Swap in trendy items. If you want to ease into a trend, take a look at one of your go-to outfits and swap one item out for a trendy item.
  3. When in doubt, overdress. When you’re getting ready for an event and you’re not 100% sure what the dresscode is, always err on the formal side.
  4. Give yourself footwear options. By owning more than one pair of shoes, you’ll give yourself more options for style and comfort. Every man should have a pair of sneakers, a nice pair of boots and a classic dress shoe.
  5. Take the time to find a great suit. Invest the time comparing jacket styles, colours, cuts and fabrics. Our experienced clothiers can help guide you through our selection of ready-made suits and custom designer suit options. Once you have the perfect suit, you’ll never have to worry about how you look.
  6. Complete your look with a pocket square. Any time you’re wearing a jacket, add some colour and flare to your formal look with a pocket square.
  7. Layer, layer, layer. Mix and match your favourite pieces by layering a new look together. By adding layers, you can use new combinations of your existing wardrobe essentials and create a whole new look.
  8. Wear a watch. A watch is the ultimate accessory. A designer watch is fashionable and functional. This classic accessory goes great with a suit!
  9. And on that note...don’t shy away from accessories. Adding a few accessories, such as cufflinks, can really complete your look with very little effort.
  10. Make sure your clothes fit! Not every man is built the same, so why should you expect every item of clothing to fit you perfectly? Take the time to get your wardrobe essentials adjusted to fit your body. We offer next-level customization, allowing you to create a look that is truly your own. Book a consultation to meet with one of our clothiers. This tip has a bonus tip: Know your measurements. Write them down in your phone so you always have a quick reference when you’re shopping.

 

Visit our Uptown Waterloo Showroom to add some quality designer menswear pieces to your wardrobe. We can help you find the right fit and styles so you leave looking great and feeling comfortable and confident (because after all, how you feel is what matters the most!).

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How Giorgio Armani Modernised Menswear

How Giorgio Armani Modernised Menswear

When it comes to men’s fashion, there are certain designers who have really made their mark. Giorgio Armani is one of them. The Italian designer has a rich history that led to the exceptional luxury menswear, suits, and shoes we know today; comfortable without compromising elegance.

Our Paul Puncher Showroom is your source for the latest Armani menswear in Waterloo. Visit us to find the latest Armani collection including Emporio Armani.

Grey Armani Suit from Paul Puncher, Giorgio Armani Menswear Waterloo

Keep reading for more about how Giorgio Armani modernised, redefined and, ultimately, transformed menswear.

How Giorgio Armani Redefined Menswear

source: therake.com

It’s impossible to overstate just what Armani did for menswear in the 1980s. One might just suggest that he sexed up men’s wardrobes early that decade in the same way Deep South blues sexed up rock and roll music half a century earlier. And the core of his strategic masterstroke was the frontier diving casualwear and formalwear.

Giorgio Armani wasn’t the first to see heavily structured clothes as inherently constricting – to note that their angular-linear silhouettes were dignified and imposing yet far from debonair and insouciant – and act on the problem. Frederick Scholte – mentor to Per Anderson of Anderson & Sheppard fame, and tailor to the Duke of Windsor – invented the British drape in order that clients might trade rigidity for fluidity, while around the 1930s, the most esteemed tailors of Naples – notably Rubinacci – began eliminating linings, canvasing and pads from their coats to create garments better suited to la dolce vita than a stiff appointment at the city’s Royal Palace.

But no one post-war has done more to transform male dress codes – and not just what men wear but, crucially, what they might be allowed to wear – than a then little-known Italian designer whose name now is among the most prestigious clothing brands in the world. Bolder colours were a big part of his revolt. Lighter fabrics including bouclé, flannel and crepe also played a huge role. The lowering of the buttons removed even more of the military sanctimony of traditional suiting. But it was those cleaner, more fluid lines that fuelled a kind of bloodless coup: one which didn’t so much tear the barriers down between formal and casual as expose the distinction as fictitious – chimerical, forced and entirely corrosive to post-war male elegance. In doing so he re-wrote the codes of masculinity forever.

“He has an incredible sensuality and wears every look so naturally, so he was a pleasure to dress,” Armani has said of dressing Richard Gere in what turned out to be his first of over 200 involvements with movie wardrobes, over which he’s made the link between cinematic costume and character inextricable. “I was motivated by the desire to modernise menswear – in the field of men’s clothing we were still tied to more or less the same clothes our fathers and grandfathers wore. I wanted to use softer fabrics and rethink the suit, getting rid of most of the linings and fillings. The unstructured result was a truly new look that preserved its precision while becoming more body-conscious and more comfortable.”

Other movies styled by Armani include The Untouchables, Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, the latter in particular – think pronounced shoulders, oversized lapels, wool-blends, pinstripes, dark greys and V-shaped virility, as befitting of early ‘90s alpha males – showing his versatility when it comes to making on-screen attire contribute as much to character, era and narrative nuance as any script writer. But American Gigolo is the one that threw down a gauntlet. When it comes to sartorially relevant movies, it’s hard to think of one which looms larger in post-war history (Shaft, Blowup and Quadrophenia are all a little too niche to be deemed sartorially seminal, while 8 ½, Bullitt, Reservoir Dogs and Oceans 11 et al are all up there, but didn’t exactly dismantle and rebuild the fashion mores of a whole generation).

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Our clothiers can help suit you in the latest Armani clothing and ensure you look just as good as the movie stars dressed by Armani himself.

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