North Star Sportwear x Geoff Mcfetridge Collection

North Star x Geoff Mcfetridge Collection - Hoodies and Tshirts
North Star x Geoff Mcfetridge Collection – Hoodies and Tshirts

North Star + Geoff Mcfetridge Pop-up Shop runs from June 22 – 28, 2012 at Magic Pony. I attended the launch party because I was dying to get a look at the collection. I wasn’t disappointed, it’s pretty damn cute.

North Star x Geoff Mcfetridge Collection - Tank Tops
North Star x Geoff Mcfetridge Collection – Tank Tops

My favourite is the moose print. Thanks to North Star I walked away with a red moose tank that you will see on Instagram soon, ha.  You can take a look at the North Star Sportwear x Geoff Mcfetridge Pop-up shop launch party photos on their facebook page.

images: Courtesy of North Star

i want: Classic Interlock Hoodie by Bench

Classic Interlock Hoodie by Bench

Classic Interlock Hoodie by Bench

I don’t feature hoodies that often on I want – I got anymore. It’s getting to the point where you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all. I do like the crossover detail Bench has added to this hoodie.

You can find Bench in Toronto at The Eaton Centre.

Update: I’ve been told Bench is at Yorkdale too. Thx elanacamille


Iris Clothing Fall 2010 – 2011 Motion Lookbook

Toronto based Iris Clothing is a locally made menswear label that is available online and at Uncle Otis in Yorkville. Merv Maranan is the man behind Iris Clothing. Merv cut my hair once. I cheated on my first and long-term barber with Merv because he was way closer to home at Mike Scissor’s. He’s also a friend of my brother’s who facilitated my infidelities. I attended the Spring 2010 launch party at Uncle Otis earlier in the year and really liked his collection of well crafted classics.

My brother is a big fan. I’m tempted to call my brother a muse to Iris Clothing as he gets special one of a kind styles that aren’t available to the public. That seems pretty muse worthy to me. My brother has great style and is immaculate in his dress. I’m sloppy while he is perfect. He’s a jeans, t-shirt, button up, hoodie, hat, jacket and sneakers person but looks really good.

Merv directed two short fashion films for the Iris Clothing Fall 2010 collection and they are amazing.

Directed by: Merv Maranan
Video by: Ian Schwaier
Performance by: Marcel Da Costa
Music by: IRIS 88 by Gameboy

Directed by: Merv Maranan
Video by: Ian Schwaier
Featuring: BJ Diona and George Carijutan (Inner City Circle BMX)
Music: Dream by Gameboy

This video features my current barber love, BJ Diona. He’s got a wicked barber themed blog at BJ is popular with fashion bloggers. He also cuts Kevin Naulls of Dressed for Dinner and my old alma mater blogTO. BJ cuts at Mike’s Scissors.

Iris Clothing is available at
Uncle Otis
26 Bellair Street,

DSQUARED² x Holt Renfrew

DSQUARED² x Holt Renfrew

Lots of collaborations coming out of Holt Renfrew. Just this week I posted about the exclusive Marc by Marc Jacobs tshirt. Today it’s DSQUARED² creating a limited edition Canadian pride hoodie. They are celebrating the collaboration in Vancouver during the Olympics.

DSQUARED², synonymous with trend-setting fashion and imaginative designs, will introduce a limited-edition fleece hoodie paying homage to Dean & Dan’s Canadian roots. An event to celebrate the exclusive collaboration between DSQUARED² and Holt Renfrew is slated to take place on Saturday, February 13, at Holt Renfrew’s Vancouver location, located at 737 Dunsmuir Street, between the hours of 5PM and 7PM.

The inspiration for this limited edition piece stems from Canadian pride. The hoodie, which retails for $350 CAD, captures Dean and Dan’s all-original and playful sense of style. “Keep it warm. Keep it real. Keep it Canada,” says Dean and Dan Caten, Creative Directors of DSQUARED². “And don’t ever let them see you sweat… in a sweatshirt!”

DSQUARED² x Holt Renfrew

I had a little sticker shock when I heard the price, $350. I don’t know why I’m surprised considering it’s DSQUARED² and I know their price points. The sweatshirt is available now at the Montreal, Bloor, Calgary and Vancouver stores.

P.S. Dean and Dan will also be running with the torch on the morning of February 10 at approximately 11:50 AM in North Vancouver. – Thank you for letting me know DSQUARED² PR.

images: courtesy of Holt Renfrew

i want: I’m Not a Smug Twat Bag

I’m Not a Smug Twat bag
I'm Not a Smug Twat bag

This is the best parody I’ve seen on the whole Anya Hindmarch “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” tote craze that the sheep are lining up for hours for. Don’t worry Canadian sheep, Holt Renfew will be carrying these bags, so get calling for the waiting list. The bag is from London-based designer, Marissa Vandersee. She makes a hot hoodie too.

via Catwalk Queen

Style Cog

This is the a cool idea, so I’ve adopted it from Danielle, who adopted it from Style Bubble.

I’m really interested in what other people’s wardrobe mechanics consists of so, if you have a little time to do some quick picture searching on Google, please do send me your cogs of style and I will post them up (they will look oh so cool next to each other!). Just to give you a few tips, I don’t mean things that inspire you or things that you want. What I mean are things that you can’t live without on a daily basis in your wardrobe, the things you use to glue everything together OR things that you consider trademarks of your style.

My style cog is about generalities. I usually have many versions of any one cogs. I won’t get into specifics, there are too many and I have no time. I’ll use existing posts to highlight my choices. Saves me from taking pictures. 😀

1. Sneakers – Adidas and Diesel are my favourites right now. I live in sneaks. Ya, I got heels and stuff and they are fun, but my heart is in the sneaker.
Adidas Gerd Muller

Hoodie heartattack

I opened my email after work today and I just about had a heart attack!

Threadless has hoodies now! HOODIES, people, HOODIES. Best of all they have my all time favourite t-shirt printed as a hoodie.

Damn Scientists
Damn Scientists Threadless Hoodie

I placed an order and I’ll be eagerly waiting for it to arrive. The small sizes went damn quick. The email arrived at 5:55pm. I placed my order at 7:30P.M. and by that time they were gone. Boo urns.

There were some other styles that you can view here:

Radios – I really like this one too!!!
Afternoon Delight

i go: ACuddle Pullover by Lululemon

Cuddle Pullover by Lululemon
Lululemon Cuddle Pullover

I’m not a crazy Lululemon junkie. I own none of their shorts, tank tops or pants. I do own this and another hoodie though and I really love them. The test of a great hoodie is in the hood and these are great. Lululemon hoodies are made to last using super thick cotton. They are preshrunk so you can toss then in the dryer. To be honest, it took me a year to put my other hoodie in the dryer. I’m obsessive with my clothes and wash anything I really, really care about in cold water and I hang it to dry. Oh and it’s black, not pink like the picture.

Anticon Hoodie on Sale now

You might remember a past “I want…” post featuring the Anticon Hoodie.
Anticon Hoodie

Well, they went on sale late last week. You can order online here. They retail for $105.00US. Shipping to Canada is a hefty $27.18 US (Total CDN $152.87), and then their is Mr. Taxman at the border. I’m not sure what the duty would be on this item. While I love hoodies, the unexpected suprise Taxman hit will prevent me from ordering as of yet. Perhaps if the word spreads and the hoodie takes off, we’ll see some local availablity.