One for the Guys: What to Buy for the Men in Your Lifefashion
With Father’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d shine a light on the unique styles, fragrances, and accessories available for the men in our lives. From the best in denim to must-have cologne and sunglasses, here are some favourites that the guys in your life shouldn’t be without.
Ah the classic Levi’s denim shirt. Arguably one of the greatest pieces of clothing ever created. Does it look good with a beard while doing outdoors work like chopping wood? Why yes it does. Does it look good with black jeans, dress shoes, and nicely coiffed hair for a night on the town (when you can have those again)? Heck yes! It’s versatile, high-quality, and comes in almost every shade of denim you can imagine from faded light blue to black, and they all work!
Looking to stand out a little more this summer? Swap out the basic tee for something with a little more pop! Floral shirts are the perfect summer accessory for any event and are often made with lighter fabrics to keep you cool on those hotter days! There’s a ton of colours and designs to choose from, so anyone can find a style of their own and stay trendy.
Let’s stick with Levi’s (and denim) for one more pick, your next go-to pair of jeans. There’s a reason Levi’s is synonymous with denim, they make some of the most enduring pairs on the market. The environmentally friendly Levi’s 510 Dark Wash jeans sit tight where it matters (from waist to ankle) while having just a wide enough opening to rest nicely over top of sneakers, dress shoes, or boots. They’re skinny jeans that aren’t too skinny, making them a timeless staple for your wardrobe. Pair them with a sweater or tee for an upscale relaxed look, or a blazer and dress shoes for something more business casual.
Moving to something a little more seasonal, the beach has practically been calling to us lately, and we can’t wait to head out there! While you’re out enjoying the heat, you’ll want to make sure you stay comfortable too. You can’t go wrong with a good pair of chino shorts or drawstring jogger shorts. Combine with a good button down or a neutral tee and you’re good to go!
They say shoes make the man, so it’s always smart to put your best foot forward with your footwear game! Loafers strike the perfect balance between fancy and casual, so it’s great for those nights out and family brunches that we’re missing so much! We suggest either going for black or brown loafers to make them work with all kinds of outfits. The Hattemseflex from Aldo comes with a flexible sole that keeps them comfy to wear throughout the day!
If you're looking for a boot style, we dedicated an entire blog post to the versatility of Dr. Martens, so you know we couldn’t leave it out. Read all about them here.
It’s almost expected at this point, but sunglasses will always stay in-style during the summer seasons. Where fashion meets function, it’s important to invest in a solid pair for yourself that meets your needs and elevates your unique facial structure. Whether you’re aiming for a more classic look and shape or trying something new, be on the lookout for some fantastic frames from brands like RayBans, Tom Ford, and Saint Laurent!
For perfume and cologne enthusiasts, their scent is like their signature, and for us Dior Sauvage is the equivalent of a John Hancock. A classic scent, reinvisioned for the 21st century. The new Dior Sauvage (not to be mistaken for the classic scent) is perfect for the spring and summer months. It’s refreshing and lasts all day - if you’re anything like us you’ll be making sure everything you own has a hint of it.
We may not have to say this, but we will anyway - everyone, we mean everyone, should use a moisturizer on their face! Not only is living with dry, cracking skin uncomfortable, moisturizers have the added benefit of preventing fine lines and wrinkles. Specially formulated with a whole bunch of excellent ingredients including Vitamin C and caffeine, Kiehl’s facial fuel re-energizes and revives fatigued, dull skin.
See something you like? Shop the looks at these St. Vital Centre retailers:
Levi’s Standard-Fit Classic Denim Western Shirt: Hudson’s Bay, $69.95
Levi’s 510 Skinny Fit Jeans Dark Hollow: Hudson’s Bay, $89.95
Everyday Printed Short-Sleeve Shirt: Old Navy, $28.00
Men’s Chino Shorts: Warehouse One, $34.99
Heavy Knit Jogger Short: RW&CO, $39.90
Dr. Martens 1460 Pascal 8-Eye Boot - Black: Journeys, $199.99
Hattemseflex Loafers: Aldo, $130
RayBan Jack Sunglasses: LensCrafters, $161.00
Dior Sauvage, Eau de Toilette: Sephora, $75.00 - $249.00
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel: Sephora, $50