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Wrangling some Wranglers

Growing up in a smaller community, I (Jason) went to school with some legit ranch kids. Let’s call them cowboys. I remember my first day moving to said community, I saw these classmates wearing full attired: cowboy boots, hats, and of course Wranglers. Now, these kids didn’t really understand or embrace a young budding style guy, so I always associated these jeans with getting pushed into a locker or called a variety of colourful names (you take a guess).

Fast forward 10 years later (okay, maybe a little longer) and a gift arrives in the mail from Wranglers (VFC Canada)…. a new pair of Wranglers. I proceed with caution, careful not mess up the wrapper in case I get the bum of a flat-arsed cowboy and need to re-gift them, and pull them out of the box. No retro stitching, stiff denim or boot cut on these Wranglers, so I put them on.

Aly and I both were really imWrangler RED 4pressed by the cut, fit and style of these newly launched Wrangler RED jeans. How could I have been so biased for so long? Available in three fits – vintage slim, vintage straight and vintage boot, we both tried the slim. The denim is soft, the fit very flattering and the price is great, coming it at around $30. Can’t beat that!

Check them out at Wrangler.ca/RED.

 

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Shopping for the right winter coat

There’s no doubt about it, the winter chill is here, and if you’re in the market for a new winter coat you will be overwhelmed with choice. We are both looking for winter coats ourselves and have been struggling, what length, what colour, what weight? Here are  a few things to ask yourself before you hit the stores (or possibly make a bad purchase):

1.How many jackets do you already have and what do you need (and can afford)? 

Winter coats are expensive! Wouldn’t it be great to have as many jackets as you do pair of shoes? If you really need a jacket that can serve all duties then spend the most you can on a quality one that will last for a few years. If you can afford a few options then by all means, enjoy the variety and think about which ones are best for your lifestyle.

2. How exposed are you to the elements?

Are you the person who drives from your attached garage to an underground parked, walks the +15s all day and then goes home? In this case, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to have a really heavy jacket and a wool coat will work to cover up as you run into the bank. If you ride transit, need to wait at a bus stop, have a long walk from the car to the office, need to sit in a rink while your kid plays hockey at 7AM then by all means, think very warm coats like down-filled.

3. What will you be wearing underneath this jacket? 

If you wear a suit to work then make sure you have enough room inside to button it up over your blazer, fit is very important. Think about how you’ll be steering your car when you have these layers on, give yourself room to breath. If you are typically not wearing more than one layer (or covering up your mom-0-flage in the morning), then something more fitted can work.

4. Length- two key considerations here:
1. will you be sitting down on something cold?  If so, then a longer jacket will definitely be your friend.

2. will something be sticking out from under it? Think about what you wear after you take your jacket off. Are you someone who wears long sweaters, blazers, long shirts? If so, a long jacket will keep you looking great. If you like the bomber style jacket, and have things tucked in, it will work.

5. Colour/materials

This is a big one for busy parents who have to deal with messes in the back seat, carrying too many things at once or are trying to have their coffee, answer a call, take a note, all at once (basically breaking every Alberta distracted driving law). Likely a cloth jacket, lighter in colour will be ruined by the new year. Look for something that wipes off easily, probably black, navy or dark grey. If you have options or a cleaner lifestyle then look at other great neutrals like camel or grey.

Stay warm out there!
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Savings Secrets from Crossiron Mills for Fall – Global TV

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In case you missed it, we were on Global TV Saturday September 20th to talk Fall trends for the ladies from some of our favourite retailers at Crossiron Mills. A huge thanks to Ania, Jade, Yvonne and Kim from The Nobles for getting up early to help us out. See more about the looks below the video and check out Crossiron Mills for more.

 

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Jade’s look from Banana Republic Factor store at Crossiron Mills

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Kim’s look from Joe Fresh at Crossiron Mills

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Yvonne’s look from Banana Republic Factor store at Crossiron Mills

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Ania’s look from Kixs at Crossiron Mills

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Nordstrom opening gala

 

 

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Last night, we had the great privilege of being invited to the opening gala of Nordstrom’s first location in Canada. The night was filled with fantastic eats, cocktails (no red wine, of course!), an R&B band that rivalled Bruno Mars and let’s not forget fashion to make you giddy. The streamlined and modern aesthetic of the store was the perfect to backdrop for this fabulous soiree attended by the who’s who of fashion and society peeps of Calgary. The gala night was also a fundraiser for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and United Way of Calgary and raised $180,000.

The store officially opens Friday September 19, 2014. We thought to share some of our fun selfies from the night taken with some of our great fashionable friends!

We know we will have to make several trips back to the store to get the complete experience and pick up a thing or two while we are there. 😉

Check out: Nordstrom Calgary

Listen to our segment on Virgin Radio (starts at 04:19):

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Fall 2014 Shoe Trends & Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

This weekend is one of our city’s most important fundraising events – the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life. The event kicks off at Eau Claire Plaza at 11AM and is hosted by HIV Community Link a resource for HIV prevention, support and advocacy. This year’s fundraising goal is to raise $110,000 and continue to raise awareness and reduce the harm associated with HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C for all individuals.

If you’re interested in walking or donating, click here.

AND if you’re going to walk, don’t forget to look your best of course! Here are some suggestions on what footwear you might consider wearing to this year’s walk – practical or not for Fall.

Listen to the segment from Virgin Radio:

LADIES:

Ankle boots are everywhere. Practical and easy to wear, an ankle boot is perfect for pants, skirts or even shorts while the weather lasts!

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Over the knee boots. Look out pretty woman, they are back. Wear these with a more tame outfit to balance the look.

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Animal print. You don’t have to run like a leopard to rock this hot fall trend.

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The chelsea boot – The no lace ankle boots can be worn with jeans or suits and are now coming out in lots of colour combinations.

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Brogues (boots and shoes) – these are everywhere! The stitched toe adds some visual interest and they can be dressed up or down.

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Smart athletic shoes – think quilted leather, slip ons, and always make sure your sole is clean if you are buying white soled shoes (Magic Erasers work great).

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How to Pick Yourself Up After a Breakup

On Virgin radio this week, we’re talking how to give your self a little pick-me-up after you’ve gone through a breakup. Making that decision to go out on your own again is a tough one, and often there are hurt feelings, esteem issues and cash issues. So, how do you give yourself a style boost when you’re feeling low?

We are exploring this topic for an upcoming presentation we’re giving at the Divorce Transition Weekend taking place at the Banff Springs Hotel from October 3-5. This exciting weekend is designed to change your life and give clarity on how to move forward with a successful new life. Topics cover all areas of life including finance, fitness, legal issues, and of course style! Ours is the first presentation of the weekend — designed to start the weekend off in a light and positive way.

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We have a limited number of free tickets we would like to share with you so if you or someone you know needs a weekend like this email us! info@thestyleguys.ca. 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick tips: 

1. Get back to the gym. We’re not saying you need to lose weight or bulk up but nothing will perk up your mood and put some blood back in your face like some fitness. Whatever your fitness poison – lifting weights, yoga, a walk, a swim, just make the time and get back into it.

2. Purge your closet. If you still have your wedding dress or tux hanging in your closet but the nuptials are over, get rid of it! Gifts from your ex that remind you of them every time you see them–OUT! If they have value and you don’t want to toss it quite yet (think diamonds) put them in a vault or give them to a trusted friend who can keep them safe and out of site.

3. Get your hair did. Yup, simple and affordable. A new do will bring much needed compliments and a fresh outlook.

4. Buy some new shoes. Why shoes? Because putting your best foot forward is more than a metaphor. New shoes or boots that feel substantial will make you feel like you’re ready to kick ass. Think about power shoes, dressed up boots, or if they make you feel great–high-tops. It doesn’t really matter as long as you can put them on and you feel powerful.

 

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Resort Wear 2014 Fashion – The Style Guys on Global Calgary

Summer 2014 is in full effect and whether you’re headed to the South of France or the Okanagan, The Style Guys found some great looks from Crossiron Mills to keep you cool and looking great (and from going barefoot in a supermarket–we have seen this and it’s gross).

Outfit 1: Kixs
Outfit 2: Banana Republic Factory Store

Outfit 3: Le Chateau
Outfit 4: Tommy Hilfiger Outlet

And all of our lovely models are from LK Model Management.

 

Summer Style From the Style Guys and Crossiron Mills on Global TV Calgary

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DAY FIVE AT WORLD MASTERCARD FASHION WEEK

It is over already?! After a busy week in Toronto, we finish up the week with Matthew Gallagher’s closing show and Mary Lou Banks (Lulu B Jewelry). We also chatted with Paul from the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and Colin & Justin!

And don’t forget, tweet @jasonkrell and @alyvelji why you need a stylish holiday, and the hashtag #StyleGuysCayman for your chance to win a trip with us to the Cayman Islands and $1000 to Crossiron Mills.

Big shout out to Judy Gabriel from Hot Biz Media!

 

World Mastercard Fashion Week – Friday – Closing Night from Jason Krell on Vimeo.

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DAY 4 from World MasterCard Fashion Week!

We got our fashion second wind with F/W 14 collections from Bustle and Rudsak. Two great shows and a chance encounter with Calgary designer Caitlin Power!

And don’t forget, tweet @jasonkrell and @alyvelji why you need a stylish holiday, and the hashtag #StyleGuysCayman for your chance to win a trip with us to the Cayman Islands and $1000 to Crossiron Mills.

Big shout out to Judy Gabriel from Hot Biz Media!


 

The Style Guys at World MasterCard Fashion Week F/W 2014, Day 4 from Jason Krell on Vimeo.

Rudsak 20th Anniversary!

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DAY THREE AT WORLD MASTERCARD FASHION WEEK IN TORONTO

Day three brought us outwear, some menswear and some of the biggest shows of World MasterCard Fashion Week! We even scored an interview with Joe Mimram!

And don’t forget, tweet @jasonkrell and @alyvelji why you need a stylish holiday, and the hashtag #StyleGuysCayman for your chance to win a trip with us to the Cayman Islands and $1000 to Crossiron Mills.

Big shout out to Judy Gabriel from Hot Biz Media!

The Style Guys at World MasterCard Fashion Week F/W 2014, Day 3 from Jason Krell on Vimeo.

Backstage at WMCFW in Toronto moments before Joe Fresh.

Backstage at WMCFW in Toronto moments before Joe Fresh.

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