February 25, 2011

Yasuto Kamoshita

Mr Kamoshita is the Creative Director at United Arrows, in addition to running his own label Camoshita by United Arrows. 

February 23, 2011

Toronto 2011

Andrea and I just came back from a short trip to Toronto. It was my first time visiting the city and it was slightly different than I expected. There was a lot of driving, which I wasn't a fan of, but the large number of independent stores and diverse cultures more than made up for it. Most of our time was spent hanging out with friends and eating great food.  I'll definitely be going back in the future. 

February 2, 2011


Since the beginning of the Christmas season, I've managed to pick up a fair amount of accessories and other small items. I've always felt that accessories can go a long way in shaping a nice outfit and I have always given them particular attention. And while I'm skeptical of the term "accessorising," to me, the concept does hold some significance. A big thanks to my friends and family as a few of these items were gifts! The rest of the credit goes to my inability to save money.

These Paul Smith cufflinks were a gift from my girlfriend. I've been a fan of Paul Smith for a long time and couldn't have been happier when I unwrapped these. They're pretty bang on with what I wanted in terms of a basic size and shape. And its hard to go wrong with Paul Smith's signature stripes when you're looking for colour.

My older brother picked up this 1 inch tie bar for me as part of my Christmas present. He found a reference to the www.TheTieBar.com on Valet and ordered this one at a very affordable price. It's pretty versatile as it can be worn casually or dressed up depending on the occasion and size of tie. I would definitely recommend The Tie Bar if you're on a budget as all tie bars are only $15.

This classic Moleskine notebook was a gift from a friend of mine. Many of you probably use Moleskines, but for those that have only heard of their "legendary notebooks," I've got to say, they are pretty legendary.

I picked up this white pocket square from Club Monaco for $20. I needed a standard white pocket square and this one and its squared detailing do the trick.
The vintage woven belt is also Club Monaco, which I grabbed off this fine gentleman. The heavy gold buckle was the deciding factor in that purchase. Secondly, although I hadn't bought anything from Urban Oufitters in a very long time, I grabbed this D-ring belt from there. Surprisingly, its my first ring belt and I'm quite happy with the way it looks with a pair of chinos.

This knit toque is Oliver Spencer and I picked it up from Gravity Pope on boxing day. Much warmer in the -30C Edmonton weather than the GAP toque I used to wear.
Flask from J Crew. This is also from my older brother and he picked it up on his recent visit to NYC. I'm hoping the leather ages well and I fully intend on speeding up the process by using it frequently!

February 1, 2011

The Donut Mill

Almost every time I drive through Red Deer I stop at The Donut Mill. Everyone in the area seem to know that it's the place to go for donuts and overall good food. Each month they have a new donut just for that month, with past notables including Peanut Butter as well as M&M (seen below). I highly recommend visiting whenever you find yourself driving along Gasoline Alley and be sure to grab one of their many cream-filled varieties. Maybe even a dozen.