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A Golden Spring

Posted on 5th March, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like, Trends. No Comments

It looks like things are shaping up for a spring full of gold accents (though it’s not spring in Canada yet). This isn’t limited to clothing; Aston Martin takes an interesting approach to the…



The Japanese Style Continuum

Posted on 29th September, by iain in Like. No Comments

I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks in Tokyo this summer, and can honestly say that it is one of the most amazing places on earth. Beyond how fundamentally different it is from my Canadian home, what took me by surprise the most was the level of dress you…



Summer Prediction: Suede Shoes (Not Necessarily Blue)

Posted on 17th May, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like, Trends. No Comments

Much like my last summer prediction, this is about shoes. What can I say – I like shoes. The prevalence of suede for the summer comes as a bit of a surprise (I’ve personally always thought of …



Summer Prediction: Finally, the year of Rivieras

Posted on 1st April, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like, Trends. No Comments

Despite years of not quite making it into the mainstream, I think Rivieras is finally on the verge. Although they’ve been offering a variety of colors for many years, I feel that the current selection…



Wearable Trend from Fashion Week: Velvet

Posted on 6th February, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like, Trends. No Comments

When I first noticed the influx of velvet jackets/pants/suits/etc., I assumed (too quickly) that it was merely another manifestation of the rich textures that have been…



Wearable Trend from Fashion Week: Shawl-Collared Jackets

Posted on 26th January, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like, Trends. No Comments

Although Men’s Fashion Week in Milan is well over, I’ve had some requests to highlight some of the more “accessible” trends…



Dsquared² channel Malcolm X in Milan

Posted on 15th January, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

As part of their upcoming Fall/Winter 2013 collection, Canadian twins Dean and Dan Caten…



Justin Timberlake Finally Returns to Music

Posted on 14th January, by iain in Entertainment & Music, Like. No Comments

Here it is, after long last. Justin Timberlake finally returns to music. The single…



Woolrich Makes Me Want Next Winter To Arrive Soon…

Posted on 10th January, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

This beautifully rugged collection of outerwear from Woolrich was initially presented last week at Pitti Uomo…



I Guess Sports Can Be Fun

Posted on 3rd December, by iain in Like. No Comments

Alright, CNN, you win



Folk Autumn/Winter 2012

Posted on 27th November, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

As always, the good people at Folk deliver a beautiful Fall/Winter collection. Timeless cuts, contemporary styling. The perfect blend of dressing down while letting the…



Tadashi Yanai and Jade Doskow’s World Fair Project

Posted on 20th November, by iain in Like. No Comments

New York-based photographer Jade Doskow recently launched a couple of photo sets centered around sites of past World Fairs. Whether intentional or not, these photos…



Things I like in October (thus far)

Posted on 15th October, by iain in Entertainment & Music, Fashion and Style, Like, Trends. No Comments

Here are some things I like…



Layering I Can Get Behind

Posted on 22nd September, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

I came across this photo the other day, and felt like it was worth talking about. I love the angles, love the colors, hate the face paint. Regardless, the tailoring…



Axe Making and the Modern Appreciation of Antiquated Crafts

Posted on 18th September, by iain in Like, Trends. No Comments

I came across the above video recently, and sat in wonderment for about six minutes as the process of making an axe by hand progressed before my eyes…



All _______ Everything: The Monochromatic Future of Men’s Fashion

Posted on 14th September, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like, Trends. No Comments

As the week progressed at NY fashion week, it became increasingly clear that over-matching is the new not-matching in men’s fashion. As with all trends…



Michael Bastian’s Charlie Brown Influenced Sweater

Posted on 14th September, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

I don’t have much to say about this, other than if I had a spare $900 kicking around, I would have…



Rihanna ft. A$AP Rocky – Cockiness (Remix)

Posted on 5th September, by iain in Entertainment & Music, Hip Hop, Like. No Comments

This recently released Rihanna remix featuring A$AP Rocky shows some seriously tight rhyming. Considering A$AP Rocky is known to freestyle most…



Possibly My Favorite Sport Coat for Autumn 2012

Posted on 30th August, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that my favorite sport coat of fall 2012 would come from the United Arrows x Bathing Ape collaboration entitled “Mr. Bathing Ape”. I’ve loved every iteration of this collaboration – from its more humble and refined…



An Excellent A.P.C. x Nike Collaboration

Posted on 28th August, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

Wednesday will hold the unveiling of this soon forthcoming collaboration between French brand A.P.C. and footwear giant Nike. Two classic nike sillhouettes (Dunk High, Air Max 1) are given a…



Thom Grey’s Initial Offering

Posted on 24th August, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

Only a short while after the announcement was made that Thom Browne would be launching a diffusion line called Thom Grey, the first pieces appeared on the…



Hard Graft Boots

Posted on 24th August, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

I feel like I’ve posted about Hard Graft too much lately, but they just keep putting out good products. Their newest addition of a collection of men’s boots is my…



Drake’s F/W Accessories

Posted on 19th August, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

I recently experienced a change in careers, such that I am no longer required to wear a tie. Although I won’t quit altogether (some habits die hard), I will certainly be more selective about what I do wear…



Paul Smith x John Lobb Collection

Posted on 18th August, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

After an early sneak-peek, more pieces from the upcoming Paul Smith x John Lobb collaboration have been released. I am quite a big fan of both of these designers, and have been awaiting a further…



A Quick Update

Posted on 4th August, by iain in Like. No Comments

I must apologize for the massive delay in posting lately; I have been relocating across the country, landing in the wonderful city of Montreal. Posting should resume (semi-)regularly in the coming weeks!

Here is a view of the city atop Mount Royal:

Thanks for checking in!



Breaking In These Thom Browne Wingtips Would Be Arduous (To Say The Least)

Posted on 2nd July, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

As part of his shockingly colorful S/S ’13 collection, Thom Browne adorned all of his models with these real silver brogues. Although the shoe is not entirely metal, they were…



I’ve been saying this for years

Posted on 27th June, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

I happened upon an intriguing article at Medical Daily, which states that researchers at the University of Kansas found that people were able to correctly judge up to 90% of a…



Hedi Slimane Renames Yves Saint Laurent to Saint Laurent Paris

Posted on 22nd June, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

In a bit of a shocking move, Hedi Slimane has decided to rename the French luxury brand from its original name of “Yves Saint Laurent” to “Saint Laurent Paris”. Although…



Now is the Time: Further Reductions at Mr. Porter

Posted on 19th June, by iain in Like. No Comments

Now is the time, people. Mr. Porter (and Net-A-Porter for the ladies) has just increased its reductions up to a stunning 70%. This is big news for us online…



Favorite New Balance of 2012: M577 Farmers Market Pack

Posted on 15th June, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

For some time now, I have been looking for a pair of New Balance sneakers that I would actually feel comfortable wearing. I’m not enough of a sneakerhead to wear…



My Favorite New Collection of Pocket Squares

Posted on 14th June, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

Billy Reid is an excellent designer. He captures the look of the “modern southern gentleman” better than anyone else out there. However, with every…



Bapestas Worn Right

Posted on 13th June, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

I must admit that I love A Bathing Ape. I have caught a lot of flak about this fact over the years (for good reason), but feel as though I now need to clear the air. With that…



Radio Show Part II

Posted on 9th June, by iain in Entertainment & Music, Like. No Comments

Remember a few weeks back when I co-hosted a local radio show? Apparently it went well enough for me to be invited back. Here is a list of what was played…



I Made a Tumblr Page

Posted on 8th June, by iain in Like. No Comments

I recently opened a Tumblr page for Fashionistanaut. I can’t believe it took me so long to do this, but I’m sure you will enjoy it. I will be uploading pictures with…


Burberry Prorsum Resort 2013

Posted on 6th June, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

Although the reviews seem to be mixed, I really enjoy the new Burberry Prorsum resort collection. Although it is a little more sensible than the more…



The Style Blogger’s Guide to Buying Bespoke

Posted on 2nd June, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

Dan “The Style Blogger” recently posted this excellent guide to buying bespoke suits. It is excellently written, and contains wonderful guidelines for buying a…



Ellie Goulding & Xaphoon Jones – High For This

Posted on 31st May, by iain in Entertainment & Music, Hip Hop, Like. No Comments

I’ve been really digging this cover lately. Although I can’t say anything will top the overall feel of the original, I think this version successfully takes it another…


Jimmy Choo Men’s Collection

Posted on 29th May, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

It took me a while to come around to Jimmy Choo’s men’s shoe collection. I think I had anticipated the shoes would drastically change my perception of…



Hard Graft’s Fantastic Quality

Posted on 26th May, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like, Reviews. No Comments

Three years ago I bought a macbook. Part of my excitement at the time was the prospect of getting a case to go along with it. Although that may seem a little…



Finally a Bracelet Worth Wearing

Posted on 23rd May, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like, Trends. No Comments

Although it has seen some serious attention these days, I just have not been able to bring myself to get on the bracelet trend. Most examples I see remind…



Kidult, Marc Jacobs and the T-Shirt of a T-shirt

Posted on 21st May, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

There has been a bit of activity as of late between street artist Kidult and Marc Jacobs. Essentially what the story boils down to is that Kidult allegedly tagged the front of a Marc…



Coach Heritage Baseball Wallets

Posted on 19th May, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

This is a fantastic idea from Coach. Aside from a saddle, I am hard-pressed to think of anywhere else in the world to find leather of higher quality with a…



J. Crew x Pro-Keds Royal Master

Posted on 13th May, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

J. Crew does it again with another fantastic sneaker collaboration. Not long after the release of their collaboration with New Balance, J. Crew offers this beautifully simple…



Video for “About You” by XXYYXX

Posted on 13th May, by iain in Entertainment & Music, Like. No Comments

The other day, The Fox is Black posted this video for the track “About You” by XXYYXX. I can’t get enough of XXYYXX these days. His tracks are…


A.P.C. Suede Loafers

Posted on 12th May, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

The folks over at one of my favorite online shops Need Supply just released a men’s footwear summer lookbook. Buried in the middle was this beautiful pair of suede…



Shockingly Nice H&M Lookbook

Posted on 11th May, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

I’m startled to say that I actually like quite a bit from the new H&M men’s Fall 2012 lookbook. I love that they’re diving into dresswear a little more. Although the quality will be the same as ever, they will certainly…



Levi’s Footwear is Delightfully Subtle

Posted on 8th May, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

These shoes come from Levi’s recent collaboration with Journal Standard. I love the simple canvas, metal eyelets and understand low-top silhouette. Then again, maybe…



Mark McNairy Country Brogue

Posted on 7th May, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

Although I may not be a fan of some of his recent ventures into the world of camouflage, Mark McNairy is still one designer to be watched. These country brogues fall into the very small category of “uses of…



Warby Parker Finally Offers Prescription Sunglasses

Posted on 6th May, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

Although they were initially slated for release during the late-summer of 2011, online eyewear retailer Warby Parker has finally released its first collection of Rx sunglasses! Those of us burdened with…



Video for “Goldie” by A$AP Rocky (NSFW)

Posted on 4th May, by iain in Dislike, Hip Hop, Like. No Comments

haven’t stopped listening to this track for about two weeks now. The Hit-Boy produced single comes hard off the heels of LiveLoveA$AP, and delivers a solid groove with more of a “radio hit” feel. Nothing wrong…



Barneys’ Interview with Ovadia & Sons

Posted on 3rd May, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

Barneys recently published an interview with two of my favorite current designers, Shimon and Ariel Ovadia of Ovadia & Sons. The following quote from Tom…



Nick Wooster to J.C. Penney

Posted on 30th April, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

Although word dropped earlier this week, it is looking like Nick Wooster will be steeping into the role of Creative Director for J.C. Penney’s Men’s…



ASOS mid-season sale

Posted on 25th April, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

ASOS is having a mid-season sale…



Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar and Danny Brown at Coachella

Posted on 17th April, by iain in Entertainment & Music, Hip Hop, Like. No Comments

Although there may have been some more unorthodox collaborations at Coachella this year, this was one of my favorites…



Bottega Veneta Oiled-Denim Oxfords

Posted on 17th April, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

I would be happy if Bottega Veneta stuck with dark colors for the foreseeable future. Although these shoes show a bit of a departure from their usual leather…



Respect

Posted on 17th April, by iain in Like, Uncategorized. No Comments

This is beautiful. I am captivated.



Shoes for a Friend

Posted on 5th March, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

A good friend of mine recently laid a pair of mid-brown suede dunks to rest. Keeping in the spirit of those lost shoes, I present a new alternative. They are…



Patchwork Done Right

Posted on 5th March, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

Back in February I posted my distaste for SOPHNET’s recent patchwork releases. I feel it is necessary to clarify that I do like some patchwork pieces….



Levi’s Commuter Collection

Posted on 3rd March, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

This is another fantastic idea from Levi’s! With cycling as a means of daily transportation on the rise, it only makes sense that…



Bagua Has a Great Silhouette

Posted on 25th February, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

I really think that Bagua has one of the best silhouettes for spring. Everything they put out is so clean…



Burberry Always Has The Right Leather

Posted on 23rd February, by iain in Fashion and Style, Like. No Comments

It seems that time and time again Burberry astounds me with their beautiful shades of leather…