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Hosting a Stylish Mother’s Day Bruch

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, we’re big mama’s boys! And with Mother’s Day right around the corner, we were invited to join some of our favourite morning shows to discuss how to host the perfect Mother’s Day brunch!

Below are photos and details with all of the brands from this, one of our favourite tour topics!

The CANVAS Collection from Canadian Tire
First thing’s first, set a beautiful table for you mum! The CANVAS Collection has mix and match options so you can embrace your inner-designer. Affordable, durable and BPA-free, many of the pieces are hand-painted to give the look of real ceramic but are sturdy enough to host indoors or out.
Find out more! 

Make it a Moscato Mother’s Day with Jacob’s Creek
The #1 Moscato in the market today, Jacob’s Creek has a fantastic (and delicious) collection of wines to compliment your Mother’s Day brunch. There’s the original Moscato, sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir, Moscato Rose and the Moscato Sparkling Rose.
For more information click here.

It’s okay to save some time on preparing brunch from Sobey’s & Safeway
You don’t have to do everything from scratch so order a tray and take a few cues from Sobeys.com and learn how you can save time and totally wow your mom with your mad culinary skills.

Have a wonderfully simple moment with Rice Krispies 
Mom doesn’t want an overly complicated affair, she just wants to spend time with you and one way we will suggest you do this is by creating one of Rice Krispies delightful treats with a spring twist – flowers. Check out more ideas from RiceKrispies.ca.

Gift Mom some new kicks for Spring
You wouldn’t have thought it the easiest thing to gift but Mom will love getting some nice, new runners in time for spring. Whether she’s sporty or simply embracing the athleisure trend of the moment, check out Brown’s Shoes and see what pair of Lacoste runners will suit her best.

Protect your brunch photos with Picture Keeper
Mom will love how easy it is to save all of the photos from her phone on one of Picture Keeper’s portable devices. Simply plug into your phone (Android or iPhone), download the app and you’re done. No wifi connection required, no cloud storage and no doubling up of photos.

Picture Keeper is also offering 50% off in time for Mother’s Day if use the promo code STYLEGUYS. Here is the link!

Happy brunching!

Jason & Aly

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“Out of the Box” Valentine’s Day Gifts

Looking for something special for that someone special? Watch our latest segment on Global TV Calgary. Below is more information on each item and links to where you can find them.

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Chefs Plate: www.chefsplate.com
Valentine’s Day is all about experiences. It’s not just about the gift! Chefs Plate is a great example of that. Chefs Plate is a Canadian meal-kit delivery service that provides all the farm fresh ingredients and step-by-step recipe instructions to create a delicious, nutritious and balanced meal at home in 30 minutes or less. Meal kits are delivered to your door in a refrigerated box. Open the box and focus on cooking and creating at home. Servings start at under $10 so it’s really affordable too!

Dewar’s Scotch: www.dewars.com
Dewar’s 12 is the world’s most awarded blended whiskey! This scotch is double aged for a smoother taste, married in oak casks, blended, then placed back into the oak for another 6 months – this gives it a great smoothness and longer, lingering finish.

XO PM: www.xotreatmentroom.com
A calming remedy specially designed in Calgary for our dry, Calgary climate! XO PM is a serum designed with a precious blend of anti-inflammatory antioxidants, vitamins, and lipids to calm and heal your complexion. Not just for her – makes a great beard oil as well!

Picture Keeper: www.picturekeeper.com
A great gift for a couple who wants to keep their memories for a lifetime. This device works on both Android and Apple products when you simply download the app and connect the device. Forget about cloud servers and ongoing payments, this keeps your photos safe. The best part, it remembers where you left off in your download and picks it up from there. And for a limited time use the promo code “STYLEGUYS” and get 50% off!

Friday Flowers: www.fridayflowers.ca
Floral arrangements by Alykhan Velji Designs. Aly and his team are also doing special Valentine’s Day arrangements on February 14, available by pickup from their Bridgeland office. Order soon, these flowers are going fast!

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Red Carpet Roundup: Golden Globes 2017

Awards season is upon us! This is like the playoffs people, and it’s time to take a look at who is off to an early lead. There are a few trends that popped up throughout the night and we’re going to name a winner in each category. Keep an eye on this space so we can share our favourites throughout the season – surely there is a lot more glam where this came from.

Black is Back

Mandy Moore | Winona Ryder | Amy Adams

The Winner: Mandy Moore in Naeem Khan
The deep plunging neckline was super sexy but the sheer cape and other over-the-top details really made this gown a stunner.


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Not-so-Mellow-Yellow

Natalie Portman | Viola Davis | Reece Witherspoon | Maisie Williams

The Winner: Viola Davis in Michael Kors
Viola looked stunning in this sequined, off-the-shoulder gown. We loved that she let the colour speak for itself and styled it with a simple, white clutch and matching bracelet.


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So Much Sparkle!

Chrissy Teigen | Regina King | Priyanka Chopra | Sofia Vergara | Ruth Negga

The Winner: Sophia Vergara in Zuhair Murad
Because the detail in this dress was stunning and paired with her perfectly slicked hair and red lip it was a home run.


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Because It’s Your Night

Janelle Monae | Olivia Culpo | Evan Rachel Wood | Naomi Campbell

The Winner: Evan Rachel Wood in Altuzarra
There’s nothing more stunning than a woman in a perfectly-fitted tux. Extra points for fit and great hair.


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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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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

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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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GQ Lists 20 Most Stylish Men Alive

We love a good best-dressed list and GQ’s 20 Most Stylish Men Alive is always one to look forward to. Ever changing, this year we didn’t see Wes Anderson, Adam Levine or Matt Lauer (huh?) but we did see a few unexpected names on the list…this week, let’s talk about a few that we were a bit surprised to see. Do you agree?

Jeff Goldblum

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A great actor, with a broad range, he appears in some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters and also makes us bust a gut. But is he worthy of this title of Most Stylish Man Alive? Actually, if we do some searching, he’s doing pretty well! The guy knows what he’s doing when he gets dressed and changes up the look often enough to earn him a spot.

Jared Leto

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He’s tries really hard all the time, we give him that, but does he try too hard? Between all-white suits, beach blown hair and a daring street style the guy always makes a statement. Love it or lump it, we agree, he belongs on the list.

Jaden Smith

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When your parents have as much scratch as Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith it would only make sense that you’re going to be able to afford some good clothes (or at least get your dad’s Fresh Prince hand-me-downs). But is he really doing anything that outstanding, GQ? We say, not yet.

John Mayer

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Really? We don’t see it. He’s got a good casual style, and wears some pretty expensive brands, but does this translate to a top spot? Not quite. He’s about 50% of the way there for us.

The entire list breaks down below, any thoughts?

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Ryan Gosling, Jeff Goldblum, Jared Leto, A$AP Rocky, Lebron James, Bradley Cooper, Jay Z, Brad Pitt, Harry Styles, Daniel Craig, Jaden Smith, Russell Westbrook, John Mayer, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Mark Ronson, Mario Balotelli and Eddie Redmayne.

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BOW TIES for every occasion

We love our bow ties and like to sport them for any occasion. Bow ties can amp up any outfit. Most men cringe when they hear the word bow tie or you hear “I am not wearing that!” Well, listen up, if you are hipster enough to rock a ‘stache or beard, you can most definitely rock a bow tie. There are so many different options available from patterned, solids, different materials such as wood, fabric, and even feathers. We are sure you will find the right one to suit any occasion not matter how dressy or casual.
Kat Marks
Kat Marks is a Calgary based designer that studied in London. Her passion is working with exotic leathers and is a leader in fashion enterprise and design. She is so creative and when it came time for to dress for hosting the red carpet, her unique NEW AMBROSIAN style of neckware was where Aly had to go! A new take on a bow and a bollo tie made with the most gorgeous materials such as silks and leathers. Kat Marks is a fashion force in this city and we cannot wait to see what she comes up with next!
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Bo by Mansouri 
You’ll be the talk about the party with these bow ties made with wood. Thats right, real wood. Started by a father and son duo, these fashion forward bow ties are made with cut offs from wood processing facilities across North America. In addition to this, they also use soft leather offcuts sourced in Israel, which are used for the neck straps. The bow tie goes through several protoype phases before becoming the almost weightless version that you could have in your hands. We both own one and can’t say enough about how amazing they are made in Canada!
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Aristocrats Bows N Ties 
Based in Toronto, these gorgeous bow ties are available through their online shop. From florals, stripes, solids, to vintage florals, you will find whatever tickles your bow tie fancy. They like to pride themselves in their fashion details and like to call it sophisticated and dapper, with a twist. All their bow ties come with an adjustable band making it suitable for any man. They also carry a broad range of accessories from lapel pins to pocket scarves that will have you looking put together and dapper with a click of a button.
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Brackish Bow Ties 
Started in 2007, all because the designer was not able to find the right groomsmen gift, Ben handcrafted his first bow ties from turkey feathers and they were an instant hit. Every tie is handcrafted in South Carolina and every single feather is hand selected ensuring that no 2 ties are alike. Every piece is a sustainable work of art and ensures that it will make a fabulous statement. We love the organic and of course colourful nature of the feathers and think these are the perfect tie for weddings, graduations, or any fashionable social function.
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This Month’s New Celebrity Collections

You just never know who will design a collection (or collaborate) next. This week, we learned about three new collections by some of the biggest celebrities of the moment. Does this make us want to buy them though? We’ll see how the collections turn out when they are released later this year.

1. “ED” by Ellen DeGeneres – www.EDbyEllen.com (coming soon)

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Expected in mid-June, Ellen has created a new collection consisting of womenswear pieces raining from $45 to $400. “This is nothing new to say, but I don’t think you should sacrifice style for comfort. Everything about ED is casual and yet it’s chic.” Inspired by her love of tailored fashion, the word “LOVE” its stitched into all jackets.

According to an interview in Womenswear Daily, she wants to make this the biggest brand in the world and jump into a wide range of categories including menswear, socks, bedding, eyewear, candles and beyond.

2. “REBEL FOR TORRID” by Rebel Wilson – www.torrid.com

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Torrid is America’s fastest growing plus-size fashion brand and they have now teamed up with Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson. A limited edition collection (25 pieces from $28.50-$125.00), it will feature holiday wear and be available in November.

She was selected by the brand for being a fan of sexy, edgy fashion. Rebel explains, “I’ve always had a ‘torrid’ affair with buying clothes my whole life.”

3. Kim Kardashian for retail chain C & A – www.c-and-a.com

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In Sao Paulo, Brazil this week, Kim K announced that she had teamed up with retailer C & A to create a line that she calls “Simple and Sexy.” She also acknowledged that Brazil is a country where women’s curves are celebrated, to it was the perfect fit. The collection includes knee-lenth skirts, dresses, sandals and crop tops and prices range between $9 and $65 in C&A stores across Brazil.


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