November 25, 2011
In Toronto TOMORROW (Saturday November 26) from 12 to 6PM:
Nouveau Riche vintage will be joined by Curiosities artisanal baked goods.
One day only! Two pop-ups in set in Toronto's most stylish shoe store, Chasse Gardée.
Nouveau Riche Vintage will present a selection of vintage garments chosen for comfort, luxury and also uniqueness. Offerings for this event include cozy coats and scarves, silk shirts, warm sweaters and pretty dresses. Nouveau Riche vintage is a new project by Andréa Lalonde, one of the organizers of this summers Gold Dust vintage pop-up.
Curiosities is Patti Robinson and Preety Mudhar, two bakers who have gained valuable experience throughout Toronto's food scene. With their combined baking experience and their desire to create interesting and interactive food, they return to Chasse Gardée with a selection of thoughtful edibles."
Maple Bacon Donuts,
Jams and Jellies,
Assorted pate de fruit, and more.
January 03, 2011
Since this blog was originally inspired by my Mod high school past, it's only right that I acknowledge the recent resurgent trend in mod-style fishtail parkas. It's been going for the past couple years but especially in the last year or so I've been seeing them everywhere including Urban Outfitters and even The Gap!
I'm now of the school of thinking that there's nothing more un-mod and tacky than a parka but that being said, I have to concede that some of the new designs I've seen (and admittedly even tried on) have definitely refined and improved on this iconic youth culture fashion piece. BAPE's take above is no exception. Y'all dig?
January 02, 2011
At Marlon Durant, the fit of a custom made shirt is worth the price.
The idea of a skilled tailor wrapping his measuring tape around you and cutting fabric designed to drape over your individual form has long been seen as a fiscally indefensible luxury, a rarefied fashion realm occupied by Bay St. financiers, trust fund idiots with Hummers and country club stiffs.
Except, not so much anymore. And it’s not just a little better. It’s way, way better.
Not far from the retail soullessness of the Eaton Centre’s male clothing shops, you saunter into the funky red brick Church St. studio belonging to Marlon Durrant, a Toronto bespoke tailor.
Among the swaths of fabrics from across the globe, the jazz tunes floating through the room, the big screen TV, the wet bar and the racks of custom-made suits and shirts, he’ll size you up, get a feel for your groove and pull out the measuring tape.
He takes nearly 20 measurements from the predictable to the far less intuitive.
For example, he’ll make the width of your left sleeve a bit wider than your right in order to compensate for your watch. And he’ll figure out that your right shoulder actually sits lower than your left — a fact that can be addressed with a bit of fabric nipping and tucking.
As you sip on whiskey, you’ll then discuss collars, surveying a half dozen options designed to flatter depending on the length of your neck or shape of your face (the rounder your face, the thinner your collar should be and vice versa).
These will all be considerations you’ve likely never pondered before as you stood flipping through the racks at Sears.
At this size, luxury is a necessity. [Toronto Star]
Swagger on a hundred thousand trillion? F-ck yeah!!!
Nature vs. nurture?
It’s tough to say.
When you’re DNA is this fucking crispy.
And as a young’n you kicked it in Pari.
Your kid probably geeks out over trivial shit.
My kid gets wide eyed.
When we discuss the merits of white jeans in winter.
September 12, 2010
September 07, 2010
Not really the core mission of The In Crowd to cover stuff like plus I like to usually only post once a week on Sundays here, but I'm getting open listening to some great hip hop on the radio, surfing the New York Times' site and saw this. How could I front on Freida Pinto under those conditions? Homegirl is beyond beautiful! Et voila....
Click HERE for the full article.
August 29, 2010
"Harrison Ford and Hamilton join forces to support the Team Earth movement. This is the second piece that Hamilton has created for the Team Earth cause and this watch is a beaut. It is housed in a stainless steel case weighing 42 mm, sapphire crystal and is water resistant up to appox 100 metres."
The Team Earth watch will retail for $895 USD.
[via I Liv Lola]
August 08, 2010
Pretty Green press release:
"Pretty Green, Liam Gallagher’s new critically acclaimed, high-end and limited edition clothing line will finally be unveiled and available from today in the heart of London’s historical rock and roll stomping ground at 57 Carnaby Street on Friday July 30th.
The 2000sq ft store is housed over two storey’s with the basement area featuring a panoramic image of Liam on Brighton Beach and a Lambretta Li 150 series 3 replica scooter.
The pop-up store will be selling a selection of exclusive one-off pieces as well as the Green Label and Black Label Spring Summer collections, plus featuring exclusive glimpses of the Pretty Green Fall/Winter 2010 Collection soon to hit stores in the United States.
Pretty Green draws its inspiration from the art, music and culture scene of the 1960’s, so Carnaby Street was the perfect location to open the pop-up store, due to its rich style, musical heritage and iconic status. Pretty Green is renowned for the attention to detail with an emphasis on quality fabrics, cut and classic tailoring. Demand for the SS10 collection has meant the collection sold out in several key stockists."
Note: the Pretty Green pop-up shop will be open through the Fall.
Previously on The In Crowd:
Watch the promo video for Pretty Green Clothing HERE.
August 01, 2010
Could have been a little more extensive but some interesting insights nonetheless. Click HERE to read them including his description of the A.P.C. New Standard Jean (pictured above) as 'quite possibly a perfect pair of jeans.'