Category Archives: Mensential

Mensential: SnapLNX

SnapLNX, All In One Men's Accessory I came across SnapLNX recently and I couldn’t believe how great of an idea this is; as a guy on the go, I’m always looking for ways to make my life easier and more convenient. SnapLNX is just that, convenient. It truly is “The all-in-one men’s accessory”. Continue reading


Mensential: DSquared2 Tiger Scarf

DSquared, Scarf

You all know I love love love DSquared2, so I’m always on the lookout for another piece from them to add to my collection. This tiger scarf is an awesome accessory that isn’t as much for warmth but it’s for style and boy does it bring a lot of style. I think pairing this with a t-shirt and a great blazer or leather jacket would give you that edgy look on a night on the town. The scarf is available here from LuisaViaRoma for less than $100 which is a steal. I think I will be placing my order tonight so I have this beauty in time for the weekend.

UPDATE:  No sooner do I blog about this wonderful piece and now it’s gone. What a shame, oh well I guess I’ll have to keep my eye out for some more great pieces.

Must Have: DSquared2 Knit Sweater


As things start to cool down, all I can think about is being nice and warm yet equally chic. To me, this sweater fits the bill. It’s made from alpaca, wool and acrylic and looks like just the thing to thrown over on chilly days as you leave the house to run to the store. The other feature I love are the pockets, which can come in so handy when you are running errands. The sweater is available here from SSENSE and although it comes with an almost $800 price tag, once you are wrapped up in it, you won’t think twice about the cost.

Mensential: Seventy Eight Percent Man bag

Seventy Eight PercentEveryman needs at least one bag, that will come with you everywhere. That’s what Seventy Eight Percent aims to create, that one bag that you’ll keep with your and, like a fine wine, will get better with age. Continue reading

Mensential: Gladiator Sandals

Baptiste Giabiconi for Pirelli Calendar 2011 by Karl Lagerfeld

"Gladiator" Baptiste Giabiconi

With Spring right around the corner and Summer to follow right after, it’s time to start planning your wardrobe. One thing that I have been on the fence about for the last few years is sandals, more specifically “Gladiator” sandals. Now we have all seen lovely ladies rocking their sandals all over the place, but question is…is it our turn? Continue reading

Happy Valentines Day!

Hellraiser Mens By Unif Pink SilverHappy Valentines Day….to me! Okay, okay Happy Valentines Day to you as well. We all know today can be a great day for couples but if you aren’t a “couple”, it can be a sad day…but not if you have these!!! Continue reading

Mensential: Raf Simons Sneakers

Raf Simons Red High Top SneakersI posted a few weeks ago (here) about how the must-have accessory for fashion week was sneakers and then @LeBigT posted about his conversation over coffee with Raf Simons (here) where they discussed “culla” [sic]. So these two things were on my mind when I saw these awesome Raf Simons sneakers and immediately wanted a pair. With New York Fashion Week starting, I figured it was time for another pair of sneakers! These red hot sneakers are available here from SSense for a cool $620, which is a small price to pay for all the fun that these shoes are. What do you think? Are these Raf Simons Red Hot Sneakers a hit or miss?

Must Have: Louboutin Louis Men’s Flat Spikes

Louboutin, Louis Spikes, Christian Louboutin,  studded sneakers, spike sneakers, shoes, I know it seems all my posts have been about shoes lately…well I guess they have been but I really like shoes and these go along with my sneaker post. Anyways, a while back I talked about Christian Louboutin‘s new shoes (here) and I wasn’t very excited about the three pairs. Well in typical fashion, I came across these awesome sneakers and now I am very excited. The Louboutin Louis Men’s Flat Spikes are drool-worthy and as far as Loubs go, these are reasonably priced at a mere $1095 (available here). Now these aren’t for the faint of heart, but I love the spikes, (who knew that the spike trend would last this long) and coupled with the bright, eye-popping colours, these shoes are loads of fun! As far as what to wear these with, if you are bold enough to own a pair, then wear them with whatever you damn well please!

You can do anything but lay off of my blue rubber shoes

Vivienne Westwood, LOGO ORB RUBBER LOAFERS, Rubber Loafers, Blue Rubber LoafersWhen “they” say a man shouldn’t leave home without his Rubbers, I’m not sure this is what they are talking about.  Before I continue, there is a little bit of business that needs to be taken care of.  I want to officially dedicate this post (on rubbers no less) to Samantha Lim (@iamsamlim), for those who don’t know (or follow) her, she is the fab Editor-In-Chic of FashionIndie (@fashionindie). Check them out and give them a follow, once you are done here! Anyways, with business taken care of, we can get back to shoes! Click here to see more Blue Rubber Shoes

Mensential: Fashion Week Sneakers

Sneakers, Fashion Trend, Autumn Winter, 2012, Fall WinterIn his 2011 year end round-up for, aptly named “The Tommys“,  street-style photographer (and fellow Canadian) Tommy Ton noted that Sneakers were making a comeback during Fashion Week. The Cut recently did a list of their Top 5 sneakers which inspired me; with Men’s Fashion Week fast approaching (starts in Milan on January 14th!!) I thought this would be a great time to compile a list of some great sneakers for you to be “seen” in during Fashion Week. Click Here to see my Sneaker choices