Video | Baume & Mercier “Celebrate Dad”

Ahead of Father’s Day Baume & Mercier recently launched their Spring marketing campaign “Celebrate Dad” #celebratedad. The story is told from a son’s point of view paying homage to his father during a celebration dinner. The son reminisces on his time with his father as a child and how much he’s learned and how much time his father took teaching him although its taken him until adulthood relax it.

In their second video following their Christmas campaign, Baume & Mercier again focuses on their core beliefs of family, gifting, and treasuring moments with those you love while the product they provide plays  subtle background role.

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Style Icon | Victor Borge

There are names in the canon of “style icons” that menswear aficionados laud over.  The usual suspects like McQueen,  Clooney,  Davis,  NewmanPrince Charles, and others.  Today we’d like to add a name to that list; Mr. Victor Borge, pianist entertainer, playwright, producer and humorist –a more authentic and engaging version of a comedian.  While the aforementioned men are standard bearers, there are others whom we feel deserve the same level of sartorial respect but are left out of popular discussion only because their careers or exploits may have been less documented.  Mr. Borge is one of these men.

“Laughter is the closest distance between two people.” ~ Victor Borge

Victor Borge, born in Denmark, made a career of making people laugh while simultaneously introducing them to classic music from Mozart and others.  His slapstick humor, combined with his stage presence entertained audiences of all ages on and off Broadway. Although he spoke no English upon arriving in America, he gained not only citizenship, but also his own critically acclaimed one-man television show “Comedy in Music”.

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Style Advice | 7 Ways to Shop Canada

On the eve of a business trip across the border to Toronto, Canada (pronounced without the second “T” by natives), we’ve received a timely Q&A from a Canadian reader seeking shopping options in Quebec and beyond.  Canada is home to several big box and independent brick and mortar shops as well as eCommerce providers.  Here are a few we recommend. Have you shopped with any of these retailers?  If so, we’d be happy to hear your experience.

Q&A ~ “I’ve just discovered your site and thank you for your time and effort. I’m a portly shaped 6 foot tall black man  from  Canada. I work as a pastor in a small town with the church. I have been trying a relaxed look, sports jacket, dark jeans and sneakers because I want to be portrayed as a young and serious guy. However, I’m not sure I’m accomplishing my goal. 

I’m willing to make a change but I don’t know where to start. Would you have some advice? I don’t know where to find a good tailor. What stores do I go to? I’m willing to buy a nice pair of shoes but where and how much? Where do I get started in my city?”

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Event | AICI Teleclass ~ The Art of Dressing Men of Color

We will be joining the AICI telecalss series to discuss the world of style for black men.  Black men are known to have their own unique  and descriptive style of dress, but they also have a set of issues which continue to plague men all over the world.

This teleclass is not only for AICI consultants. Anyone interested in learning more about how to market, sell, consult, and inspire black men to achieve their individual and collective style goals can join the discussion.  We hope to see you there.

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Video | Imperial Black “Sartorial Spring” ~ Philby

Last week we introduced you to our “Sartorial Spring” journey with Imperial Black in the first scene of a three-part video series. Founded on the principles of  dressing and travelling well, Imperial Black offers men a piece of their personal experience with each product offering.  In an effort to continue the philosophy of “sartorial travel”, we present the third and final scene in our series, “Sartorial Spring” ~ Philby. See the Philby in action below and stay tuned next week for a special presentation from the creative director of Imperial Black.