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Fashion & Style

The top 10 stores to buy winter boots in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 24, 2014

winter boots torontoWinter boots in Toronto are a must if you want to navigate our city's annual lakes of evil black slush. When we think about big-city winter style, our minds conjure up imagine sleek leather boots and perfect, minimal coats - not gigantic, clunky, fur-lined Sorels - but with five months out of the year spent in salt-encrusted snowy darkness, we can't help but be practical.

Luckily, winter boot manufacturers - and vendors have brought in trendier styles in recent years. When it comes to the cold, you don't need to suffer for fashion.

Here are my picks for where to buy winter boots in Toronto.

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The top 10 barber supply shops in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 21, 2014

barber supply torontoBarber supply shops in Toronto will help you get that barbershop-smooth shave at home. Of course, plenty of gents are happy with their Shoppers-special shave gel and whatever razor Gillette has managed to shoehorn another blade onto, and that's fine. But for others, a time comes when they're ready to graduate to shave brushes and fine soaps, imported blades, and non-Grandpa-scented aftershave.

Here are my picks for the top barber supply shops in Toronto.

See also:

The best barber shops in Toronto
20 essential beauty shops and salons in Toronto
The top 10 places for manscaping in Toronto
The top 10 spa and salon treatments for men in Toronto

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The top 10 places to buy a leather jacket in Toronto

Posted by Alex Brown / November 18, 2014

leather jacket torontoThe top stores to buy leather jackets in Toronto specialize in goods that are made to last more than one season. While faux jackets are perfectly fine for those who subscribe to changing trends or aren't able to dish out their hard-earned dollars for expensive outerwear, it's hard to dispute that a genuine leather jacket can be a ticket to timeless fashion.

Since pure hide is also an investment, vintage leather jackets have their own market and are, thankfully, plenty available in the city. In any case, new or used, the era of tough-skinned individuals looking for rebellious statement pieces began decades ago and has yet to go out of style.

Here are my picks for the top places to buy a leather jacket in Toronto.

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The top 10 independent magazines in Toronto

Posted by Alex Brown / November 16, 2014

magazines torontoIndependent magazines in Toronto are surprisingly varied in their content. While corporately backed Toronto publications seem limited to current events, Toronto developments, fashion, and the dreaded cross-pollination scheme for advertising bucks, these indie mags use their own voice to emphasize the diverse culture that exists within the city.

Topics range from underground zine philosophies to international design trends, homemade fashion stars, and local fiction. We have magazines for the radical thinker and the art connoisseur, the design-conscious, eco-friendly urbanite and the fashion theorist. The magazines in this city make nearly every niche interest one worth reporting on.

Here are my picks for the top independent magazines in Toronto.


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The top 10 places to buy a cheap winter coat in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 12, 2014

cheap coats torontoCheap winter coats in Toronto, like in most cities, are generally the provenance of end-of-season sales at big chain stores. But what if you'd rather give your dough to a locally-based business - or you just don't want to wait around for Boxing Day? Generally, you've got two options: Buy used (which can be hit or miss), or buy super-cheap (and potentially have your new coat disintegrate by Valentine's Day).

Do a little bit of digging, however, and you can satisfy your sorry budget with your desire to build a quality winter wardrobe. Here are a few of my favourite places to score an inexpensive winter coat in Toronto.

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What to expect at the 2014 Gentlemen's Expo in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 11, 2014

gentlemens expoLast year, the inaugural Gentlemen's Expo brought a flotilla of vintage cars, bulletproof suits, and musk-scented everything to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. If your apartment smells of rich mahogany, or your interests just run to scotch and pocket squares (guilty), the bigger-than-ever second edition of the expo, set to take over the MTCC this weekend, will be right up your alley.

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