Last week while Toronto was all a stir with Fashion Week peacocking, I was recovering from knee surgery. Don’t worry, it wasn’t anything to serious. After being cooped for days I decided I needed some fresh air so I headed out for a walk around the hood. Despite my swollen and stiff knee, coupled with the grey day, it was a lovely spring day. To keep cool (figuratively) I put on my new favourite, go-to pants, Canadian brand The Daily Co.’s navy blue chinos, made for everyday, real world use. On the top I got my Canadiana on with local Toronto brand Tuck Shop Trading Co.’s burgundy buffalo check ‘Cottage Coat,’ Under that the staplest staple item in my wardrobe, a blue/grey chambray button down from New York surf brand Saturday Surf. To tie in the shirt, while still contrasting the pants I traded in my usual dope-ass sneakers with a pair of light grey Lacoste Derby shoes. To contain the heat from escape out the top of my head, I pulled on our homies Community 54’s black ‘Dodgers’ beanie. To keep track of time as I wonder the neighbourhood like an old man with dementia, I strapped on my new favourite watch, the Chronograph, from UK brand Paulin. To round out the outfit and to have something to do with my hands, I grabbed a freshly made flat white from my local coffee shop. Sometimes you just got to get all dolled up to still feel pretty. I mean rugged and handsome.
Take a closer look at the full outfit below.