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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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MORE BLUE STEEL – Finally!

Nobody is more excited about Zealander 2 than we are. Arriving in theatres on February 12, we have a pair of passes to see the film in Calgary after it opens, all we want is for you to send us your best BLUE STEEL pose. Tag us on instagram (@thestyleguysca) and follow us, and we’ll put you in the draw for the tickets.

Not sure how to do BLUE STEEL? Check out the Blue Steel pose guide below.

Happy Zoolandering!


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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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Style Resolutions for 2016

Happy New Year!

Made any new year’s resolutions? Sure, we all have good intentions in January but they drop off fast and furious. We were asked, what are top three style resolutions that you can recommend? A great question! Here are a few we think you can incorporate easily, painlessly and maybe even stick to.

    1. Only wear what fits you. Purge your closet and take out those clothes that don’t fit well or aren’t flattering on you. If you’re not ready to part with them because your other resolution is lose 10 lbs, fine, but put them in a box and put them away. Looking at a closet full of unflattering clothes is a terrible way to start the day.
    2. Dress for yourself. Sure, we all have responsibilities and need to dress the part but don’t let anyone tell you not to wear something if you love it (ahem, except Crocs, yoga pants in public or cargo shorts). It’s your body, your day, and life is short!
    3. Try on one new thing. Afraid of prints? Always wanted a leather jacket? This is your year, just do it. Go get that one thing that you have always thought you should have but you’ve been holding yourself back from. You might be surprised by how you feel, who you meet and where 2016 takes you.

Whatever your goals, we wish you all a colourful and joyous year.

XO Jason & Aly

The Style Guys

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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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Packwood Grand Style

What to wear? One of Calgary’s hottest fashion events of the year (and not just because the forecast is calling for 30+ degree temperatures) is upon us and we’re having a hard time deciding what to wear. In case you missed our segment today on CTV Morning Live here are  a few of our ideas.

Don’t forget that we will be there judging for best outfits – one for the ladies, one for the fellas – and the winners will each get a $1000 gift card to CrossIron Mills. See you at the races!

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Let’s Hear it for the Mums!

She birthed you, bathed you and baked for you, so when Mother’s Day comes around we’re on the look out for the best gifts for your mama. Sure, perfume, flowers, breakfast, they’re all great gifts but this year we’re challenging you to think outside the box and come up with something that will really outdo your siblings (and isn’t this really the fun part?).

1. Handmade Items (but handmade by someone else). We’re big lovers of ETSY, and we especially love these pillows by Urban Tree Artistry ($34).

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2. Cleaning lady (or man) for a day. Mom’s, you’re welcome for recommending this one, we know you want to come home to a nice clean house.

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3. Tickets! This is one of our favourites, get her tickets to an upcoming show. Broadway? Mediums? Metal? Here are few upcoming Calgary shows with links to tickets.

Long Island Medium – June 11th

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Motley Crue – December 13th

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Musicals – coming up this year by Broadway Across Canada:  The Lion King, Once, Dirty Dancing, The Wizard of Oz.

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