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Style Guys Fall Press Tour 2016

Fall really is like the new year, and if you’re like us, it’s the time of year when you’re ready to get into new routines, set new goals and UP YOUR GAME! Whether it’s your home decor, grooming, fashion, or even your intellectual game, we have ides on how to finish off 2016 in style.

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We visited four cities this Fall: Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa to show off items from our friends at HomeSense, Philips, Kobo, and Dockers.

  1. HomeSense – this year, HomeSense launched their Privé event, giving shoppers the chance to discover a new line of small electrical appliances, all perfectly priced (of course). From express machines to toasters to robot vacuums, they’ve got you covered. Event runs September 15 – 21 in select HomeSense locations across Canada.HomeSensePrive
  2. Philips – the authority in shaving, Philips launched the OneBlade this year to compliment their stellar collection of razors and trimmers. We featured a few of their products, including the Bodygroom Plus – a great tool for all areas below the neck (our media hosts LOVED this product).
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  3. Kobo Aura ONE – delivering the best reading experience on the market today, the new Aura ONE features the largest screen in the category, front light technology, is water-safe, and can hold up to 6,000 books. It can also connect wirelessly to your local public library.AuraONE
  4. Dockers – The original casual Friday pant, Dockers recently celebrated their 30th anniversary. Continually upping their game, they launched a new collection of pants in a new Stretch Performance Fabric, so you never have to worry about saggy jean bum again. The Alpha Khaki was a big hit across the country, featuring a wider thigh for those guys who have large quads but still like a narrow fit.
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Happy Fall, Style Guys!

Here are links to all of the stops on our Fall tour! 
Global Edmonton | Global Vancouver | BT Calgary | CTV Morning Live Ottawa

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

In the past, we’ve explored the gift ideas that appeal to all kinds of dads, ones who dress up, enjoy fine wine or scotch, travel, and splurge on grooming products. This year, we’re giving our ideas for the other 2/3s of dads out there – the guys who prefer to be in the yard, get the guys over and BBQ. Don’t be confused, these are still Style Dads but these guys are more comfortable in the yard than they are at a martini bar.

Here are clips from our recent press tour, below are details on where you can find these great items for your dad.

CTV Morning Live Vancouver – June 10, 2016 –  Watch the segment here

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Global Morning Show Edmonton – June 13, 2016

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CTV Morning Live Calgary – June 15, 2016

GIFTS for Dad:

1. BBQ Accessories from Lee Valley – All those items for the woodworker and outdoor enthusiast. Dad may not have thought he needed all of these things but life won’t be the same without them.

2. Re-usable grilling sheets by Cookina – Get the grill marks without the mess, simply cut these sheets to size, lay them flat on the grill and cook away. Works great for camping too, you can even do your eggs the bbq. These are available at Canadian Tire, RONA and Home Depot.

3. Outdoor furniture from Patio Outlet – with locations in Calgary and Edmonton until end August, these guys get new stuff every week. Modern and traditional, modular, accessoreis, they have it all.

4. Outdoor accessories from PC Home – time to give up the red solo cups and paper plates. Trust us, once you have these, you’ll use them all the time.

5. Decor from Pier 1 Imports – beautify the outdoors for your dad with all of those pieces that turn the outdoors into an outdoor living space.

6. Fashions by Joe Fresh – Freshen up dad’s look with summer essentials like polos, shorts, tees, bathing suits and sandals.

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Juno’s Fashion – Canadiana or Bust?

It’s Juno’s weekend and everyone is planning their weekend music lineup, and hopefully their wardrobe. We Canucks love to show our Juno pride but we want to suggest that this weekend we evolve our Canadiana for a new, modern look.

The Canadian Tuxedo
We’re not going fishing people, update your denim-on-denim-on-denim for coloured jeans, mismatched washes and one of this spring’s hottest looks – lightweight denim. And always break it up with accessories.

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Plaid
This one is actually pretty on-trend but it is a style that has become more hipster than beards and toques.

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Fur
The temperature is rising so put away the winter outerwear and wear lighter layers. You’re no longer impressing anyone with your branded fur collar.

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Any kind of Jersey
No Canadian teams are in the playoffs, get over it.
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Love, The Style Guys
Happy Juno Weekend!

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Oscar Favourites – Let’s Do This!

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The Oscars are this Sunday and while we haven’t seen all (or hardly any) of the movies nominated, we are well prepped for the red carpet. Whether the fashion is on point or not, we love to see who is wearing what. It’s always interesting for us to see who takes a chance, who nails it and who takes a big bite of the red carpet.
Here are a few of our faves from the last couple years (it was tough to narrow down) and who we are excited to see this year:
Excited to see:
1. Kate Blanchette always brings it on the red carpet so we are so excited to see what she is wearing. We guess Prada!
2. Brie Larson (nominee) is a newbie to the red carpet and has had her fashion game on point lately so lets hope she gets a great look for the oscars to make her debut.
3. Eddie Redmayne (nominee) always looks chic and refined on the red carpet, but we are hoping that he gives us a little more edge this time around. Perhaps a coloured suit? Here’s hoping!
All time Faves:
1. Lupita Nyongo, 2013 Oscars
She channelled her inner Cinderella and her home town of Nairobi when she wore this gorgeous blue gown. We were wide eyed when we saw her enter the red carpet. So chic and simple, this look was one of the best we have ever seen.
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2. Charlize Theron, 2004 Oscars
Giving us old Hollywood glamour, this amazing gown by Gucci is a stunner! In our eyes, it’s simple, chic and sexy. Not over done and everything is on point from the hair, make up and can we talk about that tan?! Amaze!

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3. Gwenyth Paltrow, 2012 Oscars
How can you not look good wearing Tom Ford?! She put the cape back on the map. The fit is pure perfection and the colour pure elegance. Sometimes simple is the way to go when you want to make a statement when everyone else is trying so hard.
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Grammy’s 2016 Best Dressed

Although last night’s Grammys were a bit of a miss for us, we did enjoy the red carpet (as always) and want to share our best dressed of the evening. Overall, there were several

casual looks, some business suit realness and the odd outrageous look (mostly too out there for us to mention). We are all about expressing personal style, but pyjama pants and Hello Kitty do not belong on the red carpet.
Here are top picks for Best Dressed:
Carrie Underwood (Photo: Larry Busacca)
Giving us sexy and elegant, this black gown is sheen-tastic. Carrie showed a little leg, which is super on-trend on the red carpet these days, and the rouging gives it just the right amount of texture. The makeup and hair were also flawless.
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Sam Hunt (Photo: Lester Cohen)

Now that’s how you make a statement on the red carpet! Wearing Pantone’s colour of the year, Rose Quartz, this gorgeous suit is fit really well and hits the fashion mark. We love it and paired with a simple white shirt, and no tie, is the way to do it as to not overwhelm the outfit.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legen (Photo: Lester Cohen)

This was the best dressed couple of the night! We love Chrissy in white, showing off her gorgeous baby bump and amazing sparkly cape. John is killing it with a printed Blazer and black bow tie. Simple, elegant and with the right amount of fashion.

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Zendaya (Photo: Lester Cohen)

Face of Cover Girl, Zendaya is looking sharp in a black pant suit and short cropped hair. If there is anything we love it’s a fabulous woman in a pant suit and this double breasted number is so sophisticated and edgy at the same time. Perfection.

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Kaley Cuoco (Photo: Steve Granitz)

Styled by fellow Canadian Brad Goreski, Kaley looks fabulous in a Naeem Khan jump suit. She is all about sparkle, giving us all kinds of sexy with the deep-V and cut-outs. We also love her tossled hair giving the look a rocker edge.

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Early Spring Wardrobe Transition

The Groundhog stuck its head out this week and (in Calgary anyways) he didn’t see his shadow, so that means and early Spring! We already know that this has not been the harshest of winters and I think many of us are already itching to put away our winter garb and get on with Spring clothes.

But don’t get too carried away – it’s not time quite yet. Before you pull out your linens and open-toed shoes we want to suggest a transition period; one that will keep you warm but also looking refreshed. Here are a few simple ways we suggest you ease your way into a lighter wardrobe.

Get your colour on

Even if it’s just a belt or a shoe get some bright colour back into your wardrobe to break up the black and grey.

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Winter florals

Why not? Whether it’s through an accessory or a floral shirt, you don’t have to wait. Mix it up with your wools, furs and tweeds.

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Light Layers

Just wear more – it sounds easy enough, right?  That heavy winter coat is getting boring so pull out your overcoats, leather or denim jackets instead. Layer with sweaters, heavy scarves and hats to stay warm.

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Top 5 Trends for Fall 2015 – TAKE 5 with the Style Guys

Thanks for all of your support as we take on our next venture:

TAKE 5 WITH THE STYLE GUYS

Here is episode 1 – Top 5 Trends for Fall 2015. Enjoy!

Big thanks to CrossIron Mills, Bookstrucker Photography and Lemonade Pictures!

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Take 5 with the Style Guys

At long last we’re getting serious about ourselves at Youtubers!

Working with our friends from Lemonade Pictures, we will be posting videos with our TOP 5’s on all kinds of topics related to fashion, design and beyond.

Like, subscribe and share our videos. And if you have any suggestions on a Top 5 for us let us know!

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Dorm Rooms Do’s

It’s back to school time and for those of you that are heading to post secondary or somewhere abroad, you will most likely be staying in a dorm. Now most dorms come with a bed, night stand and that is pretty much it. Now, remember you will be spending a lot of time (studying of course) in these spaces, so make sure you are adding some personality to these spaces. How do you do this, you ask? Well, we are here to help. Check out the video below and our list of Do’s to make your dorm room have some major swag!

  1. Pattern and Texture – You can introduce pattern and texture through your bedding, window coverings, and artwork. Think bold and bright colour and have fun with your patterns. Mix and match and create a unique look thats all your own.
  2. Organization is Key – baskets, storage pieces, dual duty furniture is what you need to ensure you are organized through out the year. Have a space for everything so you don’t have everything all over your room. You don’t have to be scrambling in  the morning to find your books, shoes, or laptop.
  3. Don’t forget about lighting – Lighting is key. One centre light fixture in your room will not do. Think about table lamps and floor lamps for accent lighting. Trust us, it will help when you are up late cramming for that exam that you forgot you had!

Check out these amazing finds from Homesense!

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A great clip that was featured on BT Calgary:

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http://www.btcalgary.ca/videos/4416472170001/

 

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Kickin’ it back-to-school

A new pair of shoes is always a good thing! We both remember when we were growing up and new shoes was the only thing that made the entire situation of going back to school bearable!

Fortunately, there are no shortage of shoes available now for every kid’s style. You can go classic, modern, comfortable or even high fashion.

The classics – Jack Purcell Converse

Jack Purcell was actually a Canadian badminton player who won numerous titles in the 1920s and 30s. In 1935 helped design a new badminton shoe that became hot in street culture. Converse bought the rights to the shoe and has now re-launched the style with ultra-responsive cushioning and Nike Zoom air technology. That rim at the top (on the toe) is called the two-piece smile.

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The modern – Ciroc X Sully Wong

Another Canadian success story, Sully Wong is made up of George Sully and Henry Wong. The team is based out of Toronto and largely inspired by their Canadian-Asian heritage and pays homages to the history of hip hop and the Apollo moon landing. Most recently, Sully Wong launched an all-white sneaker with Ciroc vodka, perfect for a day at a cabana.

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Ciroc x Sully Wong Launch at Cabana Pool Bar. Toronto, ON, Canada. August 15, 2015. (Image: Ryan Emberley)

The comfortable – ECCO

All about comfort but never compromising style. The founder wanted these to be comfortable from the moment you put them on, no need to wear them in. Based in Denmark, Sweden and Norway, ECCO uses 85% of their leather from their own tanneries. Check out the new ECCO store at Chinook Centre for all the hottest new looks, in particular the Soft 7 collection is available in stores now (a great collection of black and white shoes, backpacks and handbags).

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The High Fashion – Thorocraft (or TCG)

Based in California, and known for top quality and modern style, we love these footwear because they are hand-crafted and produced in limited numbers. We first stumbled on these at the new Nordstrom and we love the patterns that are available.

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