by Tanya Puncher | Jun 6, 2020 | Men's Fashion
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.
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.
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!
by Scott Puncher | Jul 11, 2019 | Men's Fashion
There’s nothing like a heatwave to remind you that you need to refresh your summer wardrobe. We’ve put together a list of essential menswear to keep you cool…while looking hot!
Grey Tailored Trousers
A classic pair of grey trousers is a summer wardrobe essential taking you from work to a wedding. Grey is the perfect shade for summer, because it can easily be paired with lighter tones that are often worn in the summer months, such as pastels.
A Classic Tshirt
Summer is the time to relax, and there’s no better menswear to do so in than in a classic white tshirt. We know we don’t have to convince you, but just in case…it’s comfortable, it’s versatile, it’s a classic look, and it’s light.
The Polo Shirt
Like the tshirt, the polo shit is a versatile summer staple. If you’re stepping onto the golf course or need to sharpen your casual look, a polo shirt is the way to do it. Have you read our blog on the history of the polo shirt yet?
A Light Blazer
A blazer in linen or cotton fabric is the ideal piece to dress up while still staying cool. It’s the perfect line between casual and formal, meaning you’ll get to rock the blazer all summer. If you’re working your way down the list, the classic tshirt and polo shirt will fit nicely under your lightweight blazer.
White Long-Sleeved Button Up
Summer aside. This wardrobe essential is great all year around. You can dress it up for work and formal events, layer on your favourite jackets and blazers, or dress it down for weekend fun.
When temperatures are rising, the last thing you want to do in wear heavy pants all summer. Shorts are a great option for casual events, relaxing and packing for your vacation. Try a tailored pair in navy for a sharp look! Check out our guide on finding shorts that are the right fit for your body type.
A Slip-On Shoe
When you step out in a pair of tailored shorts, you want to make sure you have the perfect footwear to complete your outfit. Loafers, boat shoes, or any slip-on shoe is a must-have for summer.
Sunglasses are the perfect accessory for the summer months, plus they serve an important purpose. Protect your eyes from powerful UV rays and show off your personal style with a pair of designer sunglasses.
When the sun is shining bright, protect your head and face with a designer hat!
After you assemble all your summer wardrobe essentials, you’ll need a way to get them to your weekend destination! You’ll find that a weekend bag gets a lot of use in the summer months as you jet off to on weekend getaways.
Visit our Uptown Waterloo Showroom to find the latest designer menswear to complete your summer wardrobe.
by Scott Puncher | May 9, 2019 | Men's Fashion
Looking to add a few new items to your summer wardrobe? The polo shirt is the summer wardrobe essential. This must-have summer staple is perfect for warm weather plus it’s versatile and comfortable. You can layer it under your favourite jacket, or keep it casual with a pair of trousers or shorts.
Whether you choose a solid or a pattern, a polo shirt is a great wardrobe essential for summertime events, dates, and backyard BBQs or parties. Like a t-shirt, the polo shirt is a casual and comfortable wardrobe essential, but the button-down feature and collar will present you as stylish and put together.
|History of the Polo Shirt|
How it evolved from an on-court fixture to a streetwear staple
Before the polo shirt came into a rainbow of sorbet hues, before frat boys ever thought to pop its collar, before it became synonymous with upper-class prep or back-to-school uniforms, the polo shirt was simply, the top worn during polo matches, hence the origin of its name.
The sport in its modern form can be traced back to Manipur, a state in Northeast India, in the 19th century, which was then adopted and disseminated by the British military officers in the mid-1800s. The traditional polo uniform during this time featured long-sleeve cotton shirts, but uncomfortable with how the collar flapped during the game, the players attached buttons to secure them in place. Thus, the button-down polo shirt was born.
When John E. Brooks, a Brooks Brother legacy, caught wind of the button-down polo shirt while watching a polo match in England, he was so taken by it that he affixed button-down collars on all Brooks Brother dress shirts upon his return to the U.S. Hailed as “the original button-down polo shirt”, it made its debut in 1896 to enormous success, going on to change the landscape of menswear forever.
Visit our Uptown Waterloo showroom to find menswear, sportswear and a variety of polo shirts to match your personal style.