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M A G A Z I N E SPRING & SUMMER 10 • ISSUE 10

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you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want,
but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
~MarkTwain~

Welcome to the Spring 2010 edition of Channer’s Magazine.

Mark Twain had it right. Spring seems to open our hearts and minds again after
a long and chilly winter. At Channer’s, we could not have been more excited to
display our new spring and summer collections as they began to arrive. So
much colour! So many cool new takes on the classics. The season’s hottest new
trend: hybrid sports jackets and sneakers. A fantastic new way to jazz up your
spring look. These versatile items go with jeans and khakis and can work in the
office or go to the club and weekend ballgames too. They are not the traditional
sneaker nor the traditional sport jacket but blur the lines and can be dressed up
or down to suit the occasion.

The Channer’s man this spring is always stylish and modern in the classic
sense. We had you in mind during our travels this winter to New York and Europe
to see the latest collections from Hugo Boss, Canali, Coppley, Etro and many
others. We seek out the very finest and most elegant new looks within the latest
collections. Some seasons it is a challenge to find new and exciting things, but
not this spring. And our womenswear is no exception. Vibrant hues and pat-
terns were presented by Marc Aurel, Mexx, Michael Kors, Pink Tartan, Seventy
and Elisa Cavaletti to name a few.

Channer’s would like to thank each and every one of our customers for your loyal
patronage and support. Please enjoy our expanded spring publication. We want
to thank our world-class vendors and our local partners who make this publica-
tion possible. As a locally owned specialty store, we encourage you to support
our local friends at Cadillac of London, EZ Rock 97.3 FM, Finch Auto Group,
Kitchner Harley Davidson, Mercedes-Benz of London, Nash Jewellers and
Sifton Properties. We’d like to see the magazine expanded further for this fall
and encourage our friends to join us in the next issue to release in early autumn.
Just let us know!

Take special notice of the Channer’s gift certificates on page 54. This exclusive
offer is only available to our prized magazine readers!

Lastly, we’d like to remind you to put our 4th Annual “Fashions for Ovarian
Cancer” show on your calendar. The event is to be held in October at Riverbend
Golf Course. Last fall, the 3rd annual event raised over $30,000!

With heartfelt thanks,

The Channers

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WOMEN
Spring/Summer 2010
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Table of Contents
photo courtesy of: 8 Channer’s Services is all about mixing the
CHANNER’S
ELISA CAVALETTI
10 Style Meets Principle outrageous with the
CHANNER’S 14 Women: Outrageously Elegant elegant. There is a
CHANNER’S 20 48 Hours in Paris nod to trends of the
Todd Tufts
CHANNER’S
Editor in Chief, Publisher
24 De-Nimes Histoire
past, but this spring,
CHANNER’S
Gary Wollenhaupt fashion is taking a
Editorial Director 26 The Beauty of Precision
CHANNER’S big step in a new
Vence Vida 28 Fashionably Fine Dining
CHANNER’S Art Director direction. It's about
Stephen R. Lewis 32 Fit to be Teed smart and sexy looks
CHANNER’S Copy Editor
36 A Suitable Time paired with sporty
CHANNER’S 42 How to buy Lingerie for Your Sweetheart and delicate styles.
Channer’s Magazine
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Tufts Communications. 46 The Heidi Klum Interview
CHANNER’S © 2010,
Tufts Communications. 50 Stenströms for Women
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Printed in the USA.
52 The Trend — What’s New?
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A L B E R T O PA N T S L AC O S T E A N N E M A R I E C H AG N O N L AU N D R Y
ALLEN EDMONDS PA I G E AU T U M N CAS H M E R E LEFT ON HOUSTON
ANDREW MARC PA N T H E R E L L A BOSS ORANGE MAAE JEWELLERY
B E L S TA F F PELO BRAX M AG AS C H O N I C AS H M E R E
B O R G O I TA L I A N O P O L O R AL P H L AU R E N BRAX GOLF MAR C AU R E L
BRAX PURE BURBERRY MARC BOUWER
B U G AT T I ROBERT GRAHAM C C F O N TA N A MEXX
BURBERRY R O B E R T TA L B O T T CANADA GOOSE MICHAEL KORS

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COPPLEY ROCK & REPUBLIC COLE HAAN M I L LY
CANADA GOOSE S A LVA G E CAMBIO NEW MAN
CANALI SAND C H R I S T C O AT S PA I G E D E N I M
COLE HAAN SEVEN JEANS D AV I D K A H N J E A N S P I N K TA R TA N
CUTTER & BUCK SIGNUM E L I E TA H A R I POSTCARD
DAG R T H E A R T O F S H AV I N G E L I S A C AVA L E T T I R E P E AT
DOM REBEL TOMMY BAHAMA GEOX SHOES R I TA D .
DION NECKWEAR TRUE RELIGION HUGO BOSS ROCK & REPUBLIC
ED HARDY ZEGNA BY COPPLEY LA FEE S A R A H PAC I N I
ETON ZEGNA SPORT S AV E T H E Q U E E N
ETRO Z ZEGNA SEVENTY
FAÇONNABLE S H I R T PA S S I O N
GEOX SHOES S PA N X
HUGO BOSS STENSTROM’S
J O H N S TO N CAS H M E R E S U Z I R O H E R B E LT S
TIGER OF SWEDEN
TOMMY BAHAMA
VINCE
events

Fri. APRIL 16th thru Sat. APRIL 24th


Custom Suit & Shirt Event
Featuring Coppley, Zegna and Canali

Thurs. April 29th thru Sat. May 1st


A Footwear Fetish Extravaganza
Featuring men’s and ladies shoes by
Cole Haan, Geox, Hugo Boss and Allen-Edmonds

Sunday, May 9th


Mother’s Day
Channer’s Gift Certificates Now Available

Thurs. May 14th thru Sat. May 16th


European Invasion Event
Introducing ETRO from Italy and SAND from Denmark

Sunday, June 20th


Father’s Day
Channer’s Gift Certificates Now Available

Save the Date: Wednesday, October 13th


Channer’s Fashions for Ovarian Cancer
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SPRING 2010
MADE-TO-MEASURE
Made-to-measure suits, sports jackets,
trousers and dress shirts may well be the
answer for men who find ready-to-wear gar-
ments a difficult fit or who prefer
to select their own fabric, styling and
pattern.

SPECIAL TAILORING FOR MEN & WOMEN


Our specialized tailor will adjust and alter
your clothing in the old world tradition
inside our store to ensure the best fit
possible. We offer complimentary tailoring
on all regular price ladies fashions, as well
as men’s.
OUR STYLE
You know Channer’s as the finest cloth- FASHION EMERGENCY?
ing store for men & women in London, Need a tie for dinner or a meeting?
Ontario. We are an independently run Unsightly food or coffee stains on your
business with a total commitment to cus- pants? Need a new look for that last minute
tomer service. We know that a great first powermeeting? Call us or stop by and our
impression is important to set you apart fashion experts will solve your emergency.
from the competition.
FREE DELIVERY
EXPERIENCE HEAD TO TOE
We will ship gifts or altered items across
Our highly trained sales associates have Canada, at our expense. Channer’s is the one stop destination for
the experience and expertise to help you the well dressed man and woman from
make the best shopping decisions. You STAY IN TOUCH head to toe. Our shoe section is stocked
can rely on them for fashion knowledge, with great brands, including: Allen
Make sure your contact information is up to
guidance and advice. Edmonds, Hugo Boss, Cole Haan and
date by talking with your salesperson or
Geox.
send us an email at info@channers.com.
SHOP BY APPOINTMENT
Also, tell us how you would like to be noti-
Call us, based on your style and your RETURN POLICY
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needs, our staff can pre-select a range of phone, snail mail or email. Of course any If one of your purchases fails to live up to
garments—even a complete wardrobe— feedback or comments on how we’re doing reasonable expectations, feel free to
and have it ready for your consideration, are always considered and appreciated. return it for a replacement, refund or
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fashion by m a r i e v e rdun

Style meets Principle The Coppley Man; fresh, contemporary, fashionable

Taking some liberties with Jefferson’s notions, the trick is, just how fast do you
swim and how far out should you be on the edge of the current? And, in all things
fashion, just what are the principles?
“In matters of style, swim with the current; in
Coppley Chairman and the consummate Coppley man, Warwick Jones, has the
answers. matters of principle, stand like a rock,”

The Coppley label consistently turns out impressive and inspiring collections — Thomas Jefferson, the third
imbued with au courant style, while retaining the tried and true principles of sophis- President of the United States
ticated and professional dress. “Fashion,” Jones contends, “must meet the demands
of personal style and a business’ demands for appropriateness.”
“Our customers definitely move with the front edge of a current,” says Jones.
“The Coppley man is someone that likes to have personal expression in how he
dresses and what he wears; he’s buying our product as a means of expression as
opposed to conformity.”
The Coppley story began before the turn of the twentieth century. In 1883, Coppley
Noyes & Randall Ltd. began operations out of a landmark building in the burgeoning
City of Hamilton. The company still cuts its cloth and tailors its wares within that
same building.
Coppley has been making suits, sport coats and trousers out of the same location
for 130 years. “None of our original employees are with us anymore,” Jones says
laughing. “But having said that, it gives us experience. Over the years, we’ve dealt
with look, fit, and feel as being fundamental as to why a man would wear our
product over someone else’s.”
Weaving a story of manufacturing solely in North America is rare in the
apparel industry, as labels continue to move manufacturing offshore in droves.
Gemma Giovinazzo, Coppley executive vice-president, says staying in North
America gives Coppley, and the men who wear the label, an edge. “The qual-
ity of our garment is superior to anything that arrives from offshore,” she
says. “Our garment tailors better and the life of the garment is a lot longer
than normal. To get Coppley quality from a made-in-Europe label, you’ll pay
twice as much.”

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sojourns taken by its principal buyer and merchandiser, Lewis Mitchell.
allow for shaping without sacrificing comfort, and the interior and exte-
rior pocketing gives ample load capacity.
Mitchell scours the United Kingdom and Western Europe sourcing luxu- Not to be missed is Coppley’s legendary reputation for made-to-
rious fabrics from the finest mills. This means Coppley is able to offer measure garments. “We’ve built a reputation as the best maker of men’s
exclusive fabrics from Ermenegildo Zegna and prestigious cloth like that tailored clothing in the world,” Jones says. “It’s not just that we have
from Loro Piana, two of Italy’s finest and oldest, mills. such an incredible offering of fabrics and an amazing offering of styles.
Coppley’s strategy with cloth is to source fabrics that are technically But if you go into a store, select from 1,000 fabrics and myriad styles,
advanced with colour and texture that never take a quiet, expected then put some of your own nuances to it, like fancy linings, seven days
approach. The result is a modern, European-inspired take on apparel later, your suit is there for you — built to your specifications, built to your
ranging from tailored suits, sport coats, outerwear, and trousers. demands, in the style and fabric that you want. No one else is doing that.”
“When we talk about the mills we work with, whether its Reda, Loro Jones says there are two types of customers that fit custom ordering.
Piana, Ermenegildo Zegna, or Barbaris, we’re really talking about the “The first one is the consumer who, flat out, cannot fit an off the rack
marriage of a terrific suit maker with a fantastic creative and quality garment,” he says. “He may be an extra long, he may be a short, or he may
weaver,” Warwick Jones says. “The mill is thinking, eating, and sleeping have what we call a drop — his chest may be a 44 and his waist is a 46.”
direction in terms of the fabric, while we’re doing the same thing in terms There is also the discerning customer that can envision a garment
of the look. When you marry the two together, that’s where you really hit with just a swatch and a style to go on. Either way, Coppley’s made-to-
the home run.” measure garments give customers the option to pick from 1,000 fabrics
For Spring 2010, Jones notes there is change afoot in the colour spec- and nearly 40 styles. “When you start putting that into SKUs, you are
trum, a move he sees as a hit out of the park. now talking upwards of a million variations” Jones says. “Off the rack

“Normally in a recession, retailers hunker down and go with navy and cannot satisfy those needs.”
black. This time, retailers seemed to say, ‘No, if we’re going to own inven- While the custom program has been around for some time, last fall
tory, we’d better make that inventory exciting and colourful enough that it Coppley introduced something new with its overcoats. The Fenwick is a
is going to entice our customer.’” He says. “If Spring 2010 says anything it short, contemporary coat available in three fabrics. Coppley’s feature
is ‘We’re taking a chance, we’re going to step out a little.’ So, colour will be fabric is the Storm System from Loro Piana in a summer weight.The fab-
a far bigger part of Spring 2010 than it has been in quite sometime — tra- ric is resistant to water, windproof, and is a cotton silk blend.
ditional colours with accents like lilac and crimson, heather and hunter “A blinding windstorm will not pierce that coat,” Jones says.
green which are far more friendly toward interesting neckwear and shirts.” The Fenwick is also available in Coppley’s popular Amaze bi-stretch
Jones also thinks the Coppley man wants a change in fit. and wrinkle resistant fabric as well as the Primo fabric, a versatile all-
“We’re finding our man wants to wear something different,” Jones wool serge with a great price point.
says. “He also wants clothing that accentuates. He wants a waisted coat One of the Coppley’s must haves this season is a suit in exclusive Cool
and a narrow leg that accentuates the thinness of the body, and he wants Effect Ermenegildo Zegna fabric. New from Zegna, the Cool Effect suit and
higher armholes that make him look taller and at the same time, slimmer.” blazer make it possible to wear extreme dark colours in the summer with-
Another trend is toward garments that flex and are easier and more out the negative heat effect. The garments repel infra-red rays, a process
comfortable to wear. As men look for a more relaxed way of dressing, designed to ensure the surface temperature of the fabric never becomes
Coppley is meeting the demand by introducing softness into their suits excessive, even in extremely warm temperatures. It makes wearing a suit in
and sport coats. the heat of summer a more comfortable, and pleasant, experience.
Coppley’s Camden sport coat has a soft supple feel and is designed Coppley’s spring 2010 line seems to carry that theme throughout — a
to allow for a more comfortable fit. The Camden is featured in Coppley’s move toward fresh, easy to wear garments that allow for personal
Spring 2010 Look Book in a hounds tooth with an aqua polo and pure wool expression and a cool approach to fashion.
gabardine trouser. It’s a smart, modern take on preppy, with just enough Alas, there is a common thread to Thomas Jefferson’s approach and
colour to make a statement. Coppley’s philosophy, when applied to men and style. It was the former
Taking soft construction even further is the Kenya shirt jacket. The who said, “Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as
Kenya is designed to feel like a shirt. The drawstring waist adjusts to to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”

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A FITTING
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fashion

Spring / Summer 2010 is all about mixing the outrageous


with the elegant. There is a nod to trends of the past, but
this spring, fashion is taking a big step in a new direction.
It's about smart and sexy looks paired with
sporty and delicate styles.

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Spring / Summer 2010 is all about mixing the outrageous with the elegant. There is a nod to trends of the past, but this spring, fashion
is taking a big step in a new direction. It's about smart and sexy looks paired with sporty and delicate styles.

Neutral Tones: Neutral tones create that elegant, barely there look. Champagne, beige, and all shades of grey are in. Part of the reason why this neu-
tral colour style has emerged is due to the volume of print and energy in other trends, this season, which suggests that neutral will also outlive these
other trends.
Heavy Print: Everything from boyfriend sweaters to fitted pants are coming in bold geometric patterns, including camouflage, nature, and animal
prints. This trend both complements and contrasts the neutral tone style. Stripes are still in, but not in their usual form. Expect stripes to take on a
new almost optical-illusion feel. Heavy print leggings are going to be especially hot for spring.
Very Short Shorts: Hot pants and boy shorts are making this spring all about the legs. Pair them with knee high or over the knee socks for an unex-
pected sweetness to contrast with the super-sexy. Also — word of wisdom — don't go too short. There's a fine line between sexy and leaving little to
the imagination.
Masculine Elements: Blazers and vests are still in, but now they're worn with shorts and leggings. Big shoulders are coming back as well, meaning
that the 80s are now officially vintage. Why not play up the masculine tones with a feminine accessory like a hairband or a locket? It will add a little
bit of tomboy chic to the outfit.
Short in the Front, Long in the Back: T-Shirts, blouses, and tunics just had a makeover! Now they're short in the front and long in the back. This
style is called the fishtail shirt. The back can be as short as a few inches longer than the front or as far down as the knees. As with anything extreme
style, dress the t-shirt or tunic with something simple, so that this fantastic trend can take the show.

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Sheer Fabrics: In spring and summer, fashion tends to get a little more revealing; we blame it on the heat, and one's desire to show off. So in 2010,
turn to the sheer/see-through trend to keep you cool, yet sexy. Today’s sheer pieces go from soft and feminine to the opposite extremes of the hard-
core sex-kitten.
Boyfriend Blazers: Continuing to be a wardrobe staple for spring/summer 2010, the boyfriend blazer is a simple way to look chic, whether on a fresh
spring day or a mild summer's night. There were very few cardigans on the runways for spring 2010. It seemed like the boyfriend blazer just, plain, took
over as the topper of choice, with options that range from open and oversized to more tailored and fitted and then shorter and belted — to contain
the volume. We’re keeping an eye on vests, as well. We figure they'll evolve into the latest layering sensation soon enough.
Ripped, Torn, and Patched Denim: Just when you thought they would never return...ripped jeans are back. Starting in 2008 with a horde of sexed-
up editorial shoots and celebrity sightings, those torn denim shorts and shredded jeans are hitting the streets. Ripped denim in 2010 is certainly sexy
and revealing. Patched denim? It's not for everyone, but it is an option that's gaining traction. Patched jeans work well as skinnies, or try patched
denim flares for a revival of 70s chic.

The Slouchy Pant vs. The Skinny: This, as they say in the fashion industry, is a trend with legs. Not because it’s a pant, but because it's totally
wearable for all kinds of body types and is poised to be available at all levels of the retail spectrum. Far less extreme than the dropped crotch harem
pants from the past two seasons, the slouchy pant for spring 2010 is anything from a khaki or chino with a little more room through the hip (as seen
at Tommy Hilfiger) to the flowing wide legged beauties from Isaac Mizrahi, Marc Jacobs, Badgley Mischka, Oscar de la Renta, and so many more. The
rule: keep the top slim to balance fullness on the bottom. And just as in life, where opposites attract, your ideal closet for spring 2010 will contain as
many skinny pants as full ones. It also looks as though the skinny pant is an essential part of a slim suit — whether in muted plaid, shocking colour,
or with a motorcycle inspired jacket. You already know how to rock that slim legged look, but for spring 2010, it's as if you’ve been granted permission
to take it even further; fitted tops are now part of the equation.

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Abstract Prints and Plenty of Pretty Colour: Of course, there were enough neutrals — khaki, black, brown, taupe, grey — to keep working women
suited up for their jobs, but what really thrilled us were all the beautiful colours we saw coming down the spring 2010 runways; bright clean turquoise,
orange, and hot pink, softened coral and turquoise, and all the shades necessary to create pretty ombré effects. But when all this gorgeous colour
was used to create prints and pattern, we were practically overwhelmed with the results. Perhaps there's a mental angle here — are designers so
hopeful and optimistic about what Spring will bring — a strengthened economy, lower prices, and perhaps most important to better well being, that
just the thought of these pretty flowers and abstract patterns calms us like nothing else? Practically every designer participated in the print and pat-
tern party.
Denim and Chambray: Always part of the mix in the modern woman’s closet: all kinds of denim — skinny, slouchy, shredded, and even tailored were
shown on the Spring 2010 runways for New York Fashion Week. A denim zip front belted dress should already be on your spring shopping list. And
even newer was chambray — denim's lighter weight cousin. There were chambray dresses with flowers embroidered along the hem, a hooded cham-
bray dress, and even chambray shirts over cropped tops and shorts.

Sportswear and Jumpsuits: Rarely do sports and high fashion have similar aesthetics. This spring, lace-up shorts, v-neck sweaters, and fashion-
conscious sweatpants make an effortlessly sexy and competitive look. Style with stripes and comfortable shoes for a casual date or night in. Football
inspirations turn tomboy chic to sexy, yet effortless looks; while Bond girl scuba inspired clothing is the pinnacle of sporty bombshell.

As with all seasons, there's plenty more to get excited about: sheer and shine are always two important elements for spring. Short skirts and shorts
will prompt you to consult with your trainer on an exercise regimen to have you thigh-ready come warmer weather. T-shirt dresses will definitely find
a place in your spring/summer closet. Ruffles are a huge part of the mix — designers used them everywhere — on tops, skirts, and pretty layered
dresses.

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travel by nick ryan

The City of Light, it is called — La Ville- 10.00 - 15.00


lumière — the most popular tourist destination If you feel energetic, walk from your hotel — Paris is a city
in the world. It is a place of lovers and best experienced on foot — or take an open top bus tour. Your
two-hour ride will take you past all the main sights, including
painters, intellectuals and bohemians, and
the Champs-Elysees, the Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur, the muse-
some of the finest shopping anywhere in um at the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Pompidou Centre. The
Europe. A gourmand’s delight, its cobbled Cityrama tour allows you to hop on and off the bus at stops
streets have rang to rebellion and protest, yet around the city over a two-day period (this way you can visit all
take on a magical air come the fall of dusk. the famous stops in one day, should you wish).
Take a weekend break to Paris to reveal its After getting your bearings, take a chance to hop out at
Montmartre and the famous church of Sacre Coeur, lording
secrets, both ancient and modern.
over the rooftops of the city below. The acoustics are outstand-
ing. See if you can attend a service. Then amble down the steep
cobbled hill to Montmartre, home to street artists and buskers.
48 Hours in

Paris
This is where Picasso once spent time as a penniless artist
(even selling his paintings for meals). Nowadays, you have to
pay for the food, but a three-course meal with a glass of wine
won’t set you back much. On your way, stroll past the famous
Moulin Rouge, which still hosts its nightly can-can cabaret.

16.00
Head into Le Marais for a spot of window shopping. Once a
favourite of French kings, it fell into decline after the
Day 1
Revolution, but now it's back in fashion, and the old royal man-
09.00
sions have been restored. Wander down Rue St Antoine, one of
Paris is a city split and defined by its great river,
Paris' oldest streets, once used for jousting. Henri II was fatal-
the Seine. The waters down which the Vikings once
ly wounded here by a lance in 1559, when a wedding party for
sailed now pass beneath iron footbridges and the
his daughter got a bit out of hand.
stone of La Pont Neuf — painted by Rodin and fea-
Keep and eye out for the delis in this Jewish area, with their
ture of numerous films — before flowing around the
amazing pastrami, and remember that it tends to be quieter on
Île de la Cité, past the famous church of Notre
Saturdays.
Dame, and out towards its mouth at Rouen.
Here is where you orientate yourself. The north,
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or right, bank of the river was traditionally the
As dusk draws down, head towards Place Vendôme,
richer, grander side, and the left, poorer and
via Tuileries Gardens near the Louvre museum. Down
more avant garde: the land of bohemians.
rue Danou, a side street not far from the Ritz where Lady
Getting around is easy: within central Paris,
Diana last stayed, is Harry’s Bar. Finish your evening in
use the Metro, bus, or RER trains. Buy a
style at this hangout for Hemingway et. al. and the birth-
Carnet (10 tickets).
place, they say, of the Bloody Mary drink.

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travel Day 2

Paris
09.00
For something rather different, head over to Père-Lachaise
Cemetery (Cimetière du Père-Lachaise), one of the most visited
cemeteries in the world. It’s a fascinating experience to wander
the cracked but magnificent tombstones and mausoleums of the
great and good of history. Jim Morrison’s grave/shrine is here, as
is Oscar Wilde’s once-desecrated statue, and singer Édith Piaf’s
tomb, among others.

12.00
16.00
Travelling further south brings one to the Catacombs, a net-
work of subterranean tunnels and rooms. An eerie spot to reflect
on the city’s grim past of wars and plagues, as you stroll among
the bones of the dead and witness on how the French Resistance
once hid beneath the streets.

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By now, the pull of the high-class shops and restaurants of the
Champs Elysees, Paris’s main thoroughfare, should be irre-
The call of the Rive Gauche — the Left Bank — make the Latin sistible. Delve into the perfumeries or admire the designer stores
Quarter a must-visit. It’s lost a little of its original bohemian such as Louis Vuitton with its exterior built as a massive suitcase.
charm, with the advent of cheap touristy restaurants haggling for Le Touqet's will feed you like a prince — and charge like one — or
your trade, but La Maison de Verlaine does a fine kir (a mixture of you can easily grab a street bagette and Orangina for, pretty
white wine and cassis) thrown in as part of its “menu” dinner, much, small change.
which will includes the ubiquitous French onion soup, steak au As the night draws in, take a tour up the Arc de Triomphe, built
poivre, and luscious profiteroles. by Napoleon to celebrate his military victories, now a monument
As you near the river, take a moment to step inside to French war-dead. From here, gaze out and soak in the myriad
Shakespeare and Company. Paris’ most famous bookstore also twinkling lights of Paris coming alive once more.
operates as a lending library. Breathe in the atmosphere of liter-
ary greats and the era of jazz as you thumb between the tomes. Nick Ryan is author of Homeland: Into a World of Hate
The upstairs also serves as a makeshift dormitory for travellers, (Mainstream Publishing & Routledge NY)

known as tumbleweeds, who earn their keep by working in the


shop for a couple of hours each day.

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D Denim jeans and attire have been associated with the range of heavy industry to
high fashion and have become one of the most versatile and enduring clothing styles
in fashion history. Hollywood stars like Katherine Hepburn aided denim’s progress
through fashion in the 70s. And now, Savile Row tailors champion its continuing suc-
cess, as they cut denim suits for some of the most famous names in the world. But
what of its origins? Denim and Jeans have traveled the world.
Captured in denim which Americans invented, commercialized, stylized, and popu-
larized (in a word, Levis) is American Wild West culture. But the fabric was adopted
from another continent by early Americans, who created functional, hard-wearing
work gear. At the same time, they introduced a style without the aid of catwalks and
drop dead handsome models.
Mr. Jacob Davis, a tailor from Reno Nevada decided to put copper rivets on the
corners of his denim trouser pockets to prevent them from ripping. Unable to cover the
cost of patenting the idea, he sought help from prosperous clothing distributor Mr.
Levi Strauss. Mr. Strauss added his own style by putting the garment label on the out-
side rather than on the inside. Voila! a new style was born.
Denim (derived from De-Nimes in France) had already been styled into bell bottom
trousers and worn by Italian sailors from Genoa and given the name Geans (Jeans).
These trousers had very practical applications. If a sailor went overboard he could
easily slip off his trousers without his feet getting caught, and thus, stood a better
chance of staying afloat.

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The history of Denim

The style has gone from De-Nimes, to Denim, from Genoa


to Jeans, from France to America, and traveled the world.
Style knows no cultural or geographic boundaries.
Experience the histoire of denim.

Did you know maverick screen


actress Katherine Hepburn, whose
long-term lover was Spencer Tracey,
took the extraordinary step of order-
ing bespoke denim jeans from her
late lover’s Savile Row tailor?
Katherine was ahead of her time.

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watches
The Beauty of Precision
TAG Heuer’s Monaco LS, now available at Nash Jewellers

Marrying vintage appeal with a Other features include: scratch- In this updated version, McQueen
thoroughly modern aesethic, TAG resistant sapphire crystal and case- is pitted against Hamilton, the 2008
Heuer is ushering in a new era of its back, and water resistance to 100 Formula 1 world champion. Sporting
classic Monaco chronograph with the meters. It is featured on a black alli- the Monaco LS, Hamilton goes toe-
introduction of the Monaco LS gator strap or stainless steel bracelet to-toe with McQueen on the windy
Chronograph Calibre 12. This time- for $6,000. roads of Le Mans, and secures a vic-
piece is as aggressive as a Porsche tory at the last moment in dramatic
917 taking to the curves of Le Mans. The Duel fashion. At the end of the film,
The hallmark of the Monaco LS is At the press conference, Babin and McQueen offers his Monaco Calibre
the disruptive design of its dial. Hamilton also debuted the finale of 11 to Hamilton, who kindly declines,
Unlike traditional watches that dis- “The Duel,” a digitally reworked ver- noting, “You keep it Steve. We’re in
play seconds in a circular manner, the sion of the 1971 racing movie Le Mans. the future now.”
Monaco LS defies convention and Starring TAG Heuer brand ambassa-
indicates them linearly, enabling dor Steve McQueen, Le Mans The History of the Monaco
wearers to effortlessly differentiate recounts the story of two teams com- The Monaco’s introduction in 1969
between seconds and chronograph peting on the world’s most difficult marked a radical departure from the
functions. The seconds, which are endurance race course, found in Le conventional codes of watch design
demarcated by luminescent indexes, Mans, France. and engineering. Watchmakers had
tick off right to left through a rectan- been unable to create perfect water-
gular opening at 3 o’clock. A red resistant square or barrel-type cases,
rhodium hand sweeps across the forcing them to produce only circular
opening, pointing up for zero to 30 dials. TAG Heuer’s patented water-
seconds, and then pointing down for proofing system allowed for a break
30 to 60 seconds. This new way to tell from the standard, rounded case, and
time provides at-a-glance access to the creation of the Monaco’s iconic
precision timing. square dial.
Moreover, an angled window at 12 Housed within the watch’s distinc-
o’clock shows the current date, as tive case is the Calibre 11 movement,
well as the previous and next day. the first-ever self-winding automatic
These windows, combined with the chronograph with micro rotor. This
chronograph hour and minute subdi- mechanism provides wearers with
als placed at 6 and 9 o’clock, respec- precision timing comparable to the
tively, complete the provocative look standards of professional chronome-
of the Monaco LS. ter instruments.

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dining by vence v ide

Fashionably Fine Dining


A few London culinary gems

A At Channer’s, it is our goal to make you look your best. But


what good will that be, if no one sees you? Sure, you spend
heavy hours at the office, and we’ve helped you make a killer
impression there, where it, arguably, matters most. But now that
again and would recommend it to anayone. ~A.P.
This was my first time at Berttoldi’s and it won’t be my last. I’ll
make the hour-plus trip
again just to dine here. My
you’ve got the respect of your corporate cohorts, it’s time to server recommended that
extend your reach. You work hard to play hard — and look good I try the blush sauce on the
doing it. So where does a couture gentleman go to make a Penne that I selected as an
splash in London? With the myriad eating establishments, how accompaniment to my
do you find that culinary gem — the perfect place to wind-down Chicken Marsala, I’m so
on the weekend or treat a special someone to an elegant glad that she did. I whole
evening? It’s a fair question; May we make some suggestions: heartedly give my experi-
ence two YUM’s up! ~ I.B.

Bertoldi’s Trattoria Pasto’s Grill


Bertoldi’s restaurant opened in London in 2002 by Bob Pasto’s Grill is found at the Best Western Stoneridge Inn. In
DiFruscia and is now man- Italian “Pasto” means meal, so there’s little guesswork regarding
aged by his daughter, their passion. Pasto’s is the perfect place for a flavourful, healthy
Jessica DiFruscia. Inspired and authentic Italian eating experience. All entrée items are indi-
by Bob’s grandparents vidually made to order using the very freshest of ingredients.
Nonno Gelindo and Nonna Journey to the west-side, relax and enjoy the tastes and smells of
Marie, who cooked in the Italy at Pasto’s.
true Italian way — made Here are a few of the comments we’ve heard:
from scratch using only the My wife and I enjoy trying new restaurants, looking for our secret
freshest ingredients possi- place — a place where the food is excellent and the prices are rea-
ble. Bertoldi’s bakes fresh bread daily, makes all of their spe- sonable with an atmosphere where you feel comfortable dressed
cialty pastas and all of their sauces, fresh on the premises. casually or in a suit — a place you can take friends and be confident
At the heart of the restaurant sits a fiery forno turning out they will be impressed. Pasto’s is Lambeth’s best kept secret and my
authentic breads and pizzas. Chef John Fisher imports selec- secret place. The panzerottis (my favourite) are to die for. ~R.H.
tions of foods and wines directly from Italy, and to round out Pasto’s is an unexpectedly-wonderful restaurant on the western
your experience, Bertoldi’s has a dedicated pastry chef creating outskirts of London. If you’re driving on Highway 401, Pasto’s is a
delectable Italian desserts. real find and it’s right off 401, at Highway 4. Pasto’s is rather elegant
Here are a few of the comments we’ve heard: inside. The interior architecture was also very attractive, and virtual-
Definitely the best place I’ve ever eaten since moving to ly every table has a window seat. Considering the advantage of the
London. The atmosphere was fantastic, the service went above and The prices were moderate, the food was delicious, and the service
beyond, and the food was delicious. Bertoldi’s is classy without was terrific. ~S.L.
being pompous, private without being exclusive, and sophisticat-
ed without being too intimidating. ~ P.N. Pasto's Grill
Received a very warm welcome, from start to finish we could Best Western Stoneridge Inn
not fault it. One couple in our party were Italian and run an Italian Hwy 401 & 4 in London
Restaurant and they were very impressed. we will certainly visit 519-652-7659

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dining
Garlic’s trü
Garlic’s of London has been a popular dining destination for Settle in and absorb the
over fifteen years. Located in the heart of Richmond Row, it is décor: a combination of warm
located minutes away from the Grand Theatre, Centennial Hall reds, rich mahogany, and soft
and the John Labatt curves, which set the mood
Centre. Downtown for a fine eveing. From the
London’s hotels, shop- freshly baked bread, to the
ping, businesses and silky smooth ice cream and
attractions are all close sorbets, everything is made
by. in-house. trü Executive Chef,
Executive Chef Daniel Irvine’s specialties
Wade Fitzgerald include a Duo of Duck, Pan seared Ahi Tuna, Roasted
believes in using pro- Australian Lamb, Honey and Fennel Roasted Chicken, Grilled
Beef Tenderloin and Bouillabaisse. A fresh catch is offered
duce and meats that are locally daily and a unique entrée feature as well; it may be farm raised
grown using natural farming tech- venison one day, or Ostrich the next.
niques and that are free of chemi- Dealing exclusively with independent and consignment wine
cals. Supporting local farmers by agents and importers, trü’s wine list offers a broad selection
purchasing and promoting their from around the globe. Celebrating a special occasion? You
products is one of his mandates. might ask what’s tucked away in the cellar.
The monthly changing menu com- Here are a few of the comments we’ve heard:
bines the seasonal harvests of the Food is awesome: foie gras paired with Sauternes is a must.
London area with sustainable, Service is awesome: in theme with new-style restaurant. Casual,
organic, Ontario and Canadian but knowledgeable. In Top 3 best restaurants in London, in my
products, all made entirely from opinion. ~ W.J.
scratch. The service was top notch, we were greeted and seated right
Here are a few of the comments we’ve heard: away. Our server was knowledgable about the menu and the spe-
Everything was exceptionally flavorful. Menu had great selec- cials. He was attentive without being overbearing, and very patient
tion with very unique choices. Both entrees had beautiful presen- when we took a few extra minutes
tation and were by far one of the best meals we have had out. The to decide on our orders. The food
chefs did not stop their magic at the meat when preparing our was superb. The springrolls were
dishes. The filet, vegetables and mashed potatoes were step above warm enough to soften the
and were a delight to the senses. We are looking forward to out cheese but not too hot that you
next visit. ~C.C. had to wait for it to cool down.
Fantastic food, every time we eat at Garlic’s it seems to get bet- My husband really enjoyed the
ter!! It wasn’t too busy with the bad weather and they did not rush chicken salad...again, warm
us at all, service was outstanding. I always recognise familiar enough to heat up the chicken but
faces in the staff and they remembered the wine we had when we not wilt the lettuce greens. The veal was cooked to order, and with
last visited. Well done to all, you’ll see us again soon! ~M.L. a cut of meat of this quality it is hard not to enjoy it. ~ U.C.

Garlic’s trü
481 Richmond Street in London 45 King Street in London
Tel. (519) 432-4092 (519) 672-4333

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health by jane t groene

Fit to be Teed
With golf more popular than ever, mas-
sage therapists are seeing an increasing
number of hackers, many of them unneces- also add music to the session. Her goal is
sarily in pain. Fortunately for serious play- to summon all senses to put the client in a
ers, golf massage is offered on more and state of total relaxation. With golfers, she
more spa menus. Even more specialized usually has to deal with lower back issues,
are targeted massages for golfers in the Certified in Reflexology, Acupressure, and she often finds shoulders “screaming
11-39 age group, the approximately 20 per- Aroma-Reflex, Shiatsu, and Watsu, Iris takes for relaxation.”
cent who are women, and those golfers a strong Asian path in her therapy. Her focus At this point, she uses therapeutic
age 50 or over who are likely to have addi- is on the mind, body, spirit connection. “I massage, a blend of East and West, hot and
tional problems such as arthritis. start golfers with a relaxation massage, per- cold, with accent on cold. It’s helpful, she
Massage therapists who see a lot of haps with assisted yoga, after the flight and finds, to use Shiatsu, with focus on the
golfers know there are subtle differences before their first round. Communication is so gluteus area, and she also uses trigger
between golf massage and a general important,” she explains, “Not just in learn- point release. She finds neuro-muscular
sports massage. How can you make sure ing how the client feels physically, but about release good for the lower back. While a
your therapist (1) prepares you for play, (2) their expectations from a therapist. As I 50-minute session is helpful, she prefers
puts tired muscles in repose after the golf work, we talk. Often a client doesn’t know 80 minutes, especially for a golfer’s first
game, and (3) maintains your muscles for that, for example, a tingling in the sciatic session with her.
powerful, pain-free golf games in the area has been caused by a golf posture.” When asked how she works with older
future? Casteen gives her clients total attention, golfers, Iris emphasizes the totality of
Iris Casteen, lead therapist at Stillwater not just as golfers, but as part of the total massage for the game as well as other
Spa in the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point at resort experience. On their first visit to problems, such as arthritis or bursitis. She
Bonita Springs in Southwest Florida Stillwater Spa, she explains the ritual of spa also works with younger golfers, who can
observes that “golfers tend to gravitate to and the importance of steam, sauna, and the choose from Stillwater Spa’s teen mas-
us once they’ve had a bad game.” Her chal- Swiss shower, followed by massage to bal- sage menu. Casteen finds younger players
lenge is to get golfers into massage therapy ance theenergy system. She blends the long- more resilient but also less experienced
before their first play at the resort’s famous repetitive strokes of European massage with with crisis areas. They need more instruc-
Raptor Bay course, educate them about Tuinai (Chinese push-pull massage) and tion in knowing the connection between
their bodies, and then keep them on the Thai massage (assisted stretching). their golf game and their bodies, she
right path. Because most of her clients are She also suggests aromatherapy. For observes.
on vacation, they may not have played golf golfers, she uses lavender, camomile, mag- “Lastly, it all begins and ends with the
for some time, or may not have done proper nolia, rose hip, or geranium. Often she devis- feet so I recommend Reflexology for every-
warm-up and stretching before the game. es a custom scent blend and she may one including golfers.,” says Casteen.

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Golf’s Top 10 Stress Points

According to John R. McCarroll, M.D.,


board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and
member of the American College of
Sports Medicine, the injuries most fre-
quently suffered by amateur golfers, from
greatest to least frequent are:

1) Lower back
2) Wrist
3) Elbow
4) Shoulder
5) Knee
Ariel Quinones is a licensed massage followed by a massage and adequate hydra-
therapist at The Spa at the Omni Orlando tion before and during the game. Then he 6) Neck
Resort at ChampionsGate in Florida, where advises re-hydration, sauna, and massage 7) Hip
there are two, 18-hole, championship golf after the game to bring muscles back into 8) Ribs
courses. World headquarters of the David balance. 9) Ankle
Leadbetter Golf Academy, the resort is fre- LMT Jane Frances is with the athletic club 10) Foot
quent host to some of the top names in pro- at the AAA 4-Diamond Peabody Orlando.
The most common causes of injuries in
fessional golf and it’s also popular for golf- The hotel doesn’t have a golf course but, as
amateur golfers, says Dr. McCarroll, are:
oriented business conferences. Quinones’ host hotel for the annual PGA Golf Expo, it
clients are likely to be expert and frequent accommodates many serious players, includ- • Too much play or practice
players, many of them with a support sys- ing local golfers who belong to the Peabody • Poor swing mechanics
tem that includes instructors, coaches, and Athletic Club. • Hitting the ground
personal trainers. She urges golfers to come to her pre- • Overswing
“It’s essential that we see the golfer game for a massage that prepares the lower • Poor warm-up
before inflammation occurs. At that point,” back, shoulders, hips, legs, and elbows for • Twist during swing
he says, “There’s little we can do except to the stresses of the game. “The lumbar region • Grip or swing change
work groups of muscles in areas other than is the fulcrum of the coil that goes with the
• Fall
the inflamed site. The human body was cre- golf swing,” Frances explains. If they don’t
• Bending over putt
ated to heal itself in many ways, so we try stretch properly or are tightened up from a
• Cart-caused injury
to educate athletes to listen to their bod- long flight to Orlando they are already hurt-
• Hit by a ball
ies. They can come to me for maintenance ing when she first sees them.
but they must be responsible for prepara- “I use warmth and cold, deep tissue mas- Janet Groene is an award-winning writer, columnist and
author of more than 25 books, including the Open Road
tion. With proper warm-up and stretching sage, and I like stone compression therapy to Travel Guides' Caribbean edition.
followed by massage to prepare muscles, sink heat deep into the muscles,” she
tendons, and ligaments, I can bring a golfer enthuses. Frances also focuses on circula-
up to 100 percent performance from a pre- tion in knees and hamstrings. She finds posi-
massage potential of only 60-70 percent.” tional release good for elbows.
At The Spa at the Omni, the women’s While she works, she talks about the
area has a Jacuzzi and wet sauna and, in importance of a thorough warm-up and
the men’s spa, steam and dry sauna. stretching. A lot depends on how often a
Quinones urges clients to start with these, golfer plays, Ms. Frances finds. A frequent
then he begins with contract-relax steps to player is more in tune than the monthly play-
increase circulation. His golf massage dif- er. In any case, she starts with a sports mas-
fers from his sports massage, in that he sage to loosen up restricted muscles and
goes directly to the deltoids, the four rota- urges golfers to get a massage after the
tor cuff muscles, calf muscles, gluteus game.
medius and maximus, and the lattissimus Ms. Frances, a Reiki master and licensed
dorsi. He, too, recommends 80-minute ses- facial specialist, recommends that golfers
sion rather than the more popular 50- have a one-hour aloe facial mask for deep
minute massage. hydration, and she also incorporates
As he works he tries to educate clients Reflexology into a golf massage. “We are like
about their anatomy and physiology and chefs,” she smiles, “We throw everything into
how it all relates to their golf game. He the pot that will address the client’s concerns.
advises them in warm-up and stretching, We listen with our ears and our hands.”

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WELL-GROOMED MEN LOOK FOR INVESTMENT FASHION PIECES AND TURN TO THE CLASSICS FOR INSPIRATION.

A Suitable Time
by t odd t uf t s
What elements should you look for?

The Cut
Just because there’s a move away from the skinny boy suit
isn’t to say that the slim look is also out. Suits which seem like
they barely leave you room to breath might not be the look going
forwards, but as we return to classic suiting, let's not forget that
the most classic suit is the English one, and that the best
English suits have always had a slim, military cut to them.
Consider suits in 2010 and beyond — the perfect fusion
between classic tailoring, classic looks, and the modern mascu-
line silhouette;

• broad shoulders
• a slim waist
• slim trousers

Double Breasted Suits


If there’s one thing I’m interested in adding to my wardrobe in
2010 it’s a modern, double-breasted suit. I only have one in my
suit collection, and it’s a Tom Ford for Gucci piece. It’s extreme-
ly elegant, but only because of the tailoring work done on it last
year that took it from an American box-cut to a slim piece of per-
fection.
And that slim cut is precisely what you should be looking for
in a double-breasted suit, this year. Broad shouldered with a
slim waist, 2010’s double-breasted suits trump most that current
generations will be familiar with. They’re no longer about hiding
a plump figure but are now tailored to highlight the perfect mas-
culine shape: the V-shaped, well worked body.
When selecting a double-breasted suit look for the Kent cut,
named after a style popularized by the The Prince George, Duke
of Kent, where a longer lapel line extends into the waist. This will
convey height and, if cut correctly, a slimmer waist.

Three-Piece Suits
Let’s face it, the waistcoat has long been a dead item for
most men, but thanks to a resurgence in its popularity in men’s
street wear, the suit’s waistcoat is back with vengeance. Well,
not quite vengeance, but it’s back, it’s subtle, and it’s classic.
And that means that in 2010, we’ll witness the return of the
three-piece suit, and I couldn’t be more happy. That's because
the three-piece suit has been one of the most under-utilized
parts of a man’s wardrobe over the last forty years.
The three-piece in 2010 is all about cohesion. Forget the mis-
matching style prevalent in the early parts of the 20th Century
and the 1980s. The return of the three-piece means that the
waistcoat has to be conservative and, thus, in the same fabric
as the suit’s other two pieces. If you do want to venture outside
the realm of three matching pieces, stick to a similar colour
palette and avoid any pattern except for stripes. You may want to
pair a pinstripe black suit with a pinstripe charcoal waistcoat.

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DION
ST YLE • QUALITY • SER VICE

w w w. d i o n n e c k we a r. co m
CLASSIC PATTERNS

If we're returning to the classics, then it stands to reason that


we're also returning to classic cloth patterns. Moreover,
the coupling of the classics with the current men’s fashion
revitalization means this is the perfect time to reintroduce
patterns into your wardrobe (if you haven't done so already).
The following are classic suit patterns perfect for this season.

Houndstooth Suit

Herringbone Suit

Glenurquhart Suit/ Prince of Wales check

Pinstripe Suit

Rope Stripe Suit

Those feeling even bolder may lean


towards a chalk-stripe, though it has an
early nineties feel to it.

Yes, suits in 2010 are all about classic elements but there are still Four Buttons or more
plenty of factors away from the trend elements that you have to Please don't. I've yet to see any four button suits offered in
contemplate. Consider all of the following before making an 2010. If you’ve got them, now is the time to replace them.
investment in a suit this year.

BUTTONS CONSTRUCTION

The amount of buttons a single-breasted suit jacket should The Shoulder


sport is really a matter of personal preference, but let me offer the A lot of suit terms can be mixed and matched, but I’m a fan of
following. something I’ve always called the British rolled shoulder. Others
might call it something else, but it is effectively based on where
One Button the shoulder padding finishes. A lot of Italian and US based
A single button falls into the realm of a fashion suit; it’s been designers prefer to have the shoulder padding finish precisely
a trend before and will go out again. And there’s a reason for it: where the bone does. A British rolled shoulder has the padding
within reason, the more buttons a suit jacket has, the taller extend over the shoulder and roll down into the sleeve and figures
a gentleman looks (yet another of the visual tricks a suit can into men’s suiting as another visual trick — this time designed to
perform). So it stands to reason that a single-buttoned suit does make the shoulders seem broader and the arms better built.
the opposite to conveying stature. So unless you’re over 6’ 2”, I’d
suggest you avoid a single-buttoned suit. Vents
This one is really simple: choose a suit with two side vents. The
Two Buttons only time to break this rule is if you're buying a dinner suit.
My preference for a modern suit. It conveys height, slims the When tailored correctly a suit jacket with side vents is always
waist, and fits perfectly within the realm of fashion and classi- preferential due to the perfect silhouette it can provide.
cism.
Lapels
Three Buttons Since the mid-twetnieth century, notched lapels on a suit have
Very much a look of the 1990s, it’s making a come back and has been the staple, but as we return towards classic tailoring in 2010
been seen amongst the tailored wares of some prominent we’ll see a return of the peaked lapel. Last at the fore of fashion in
American designer collections this year. Three buttons convey a the 1920s, the peaked lapel is another of the great visual elements
greater sense of height than a two button suit, but are harder to of a men’s suit. It helps convey the much coveted V shape.
pull off. I own several, and wear most of them in a fashion-forward That said, notched lapels aren’t out of fashion and both are an
sense. Definitely one for the more confident looks. equally good investment.

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WHICH CLOTH SHOULD YOU PICK?

The Wool Suit


The clear favourite for suits. My personal pref-
erence is towards a super-wool, with a thread count
somewhere between 120 and 150. I tend towards
150, as it’s often perfect on both cold and hot days.
In more extreme climates you’ll need both Winter
(200 thread count) and Summer (100 thread count)
suits in wool.

The Cotton Suit


Cotton can make a beautiful suit, but make no
mistake, it’s best only as an informal or fashion suit
and, unlike wool, is going to crease like anything. I
find it best in colours which aren’t black and gray,
tending towards navy and tan.

The Linen Suit


So many men simply don’t understand linen, and
it’s often those who had the luck of a childhood in
Europe that may ever truly appreciate it. But a linen
suit can be perfect for those hot, humid summer
days. Shy away from linen in browns, and wear it in
colours such as white and cream, and you’ll stand
out in a crowd of otherwise dull suit wearers.
One final note on linen: don’t be scared of its
penchant for creasing, it’s all a part of the fabric’s
charm.

THE FABRIC YOU BUY YOUR SUIT IN WILL BE ONE OF THE


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BIGGEST FACTORS IN THE PRICE YOU PAY, BUT SELECTING THE


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RIGHT FABRIC WILL ALSO PLAY A BIG FACTOR IN WHETHER


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YOU BUY AN INVESTMENT PIECE OR A ONE SEASON WONDER.

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for her by gr egg ha l l

How to Buy The Right Lingerie For Your Sweetheart


Okay guys, I know you don't want to hear this, but here it goes: when you are
shopping for lingerie for your lady, it isn't for you. I know, it's a shocker, but it's true.
If you want to make her happy, and you want her to love that the lingerie gift you
buy, remember you are buying it for her.
We all know, as men, what we like and, what we want to see, when it comes to
lingerie, but what we think is sexy and erotic may be something she has no desire
to wear. This is especially true if your lady is shy about her body, and you know if
she is. If you buy something that is overly revealing, and she wouldn't be comfort-
able wearing it, it doesn't matter what you think. She will put the garment in a
dresser drawer and never take the tags off.
You know your lady, if you don't, you shouldn't be buying her lingerie. When you
are shopping for her, think about the things you know she likes. Would she
really feel comfortable in this, or not? Educate yourself on the different
types of lingerie available and peek in her lingerie drawers to get an
idea of what she likes, if you have never bought any for her before.
While you are at it, make sure you take note of her size. Nothing
can cause a lingerie gift to backfire faster than to buy the
wrong size, whether it is too big or too small.
If you have never been to the lingerie department or a
specialty store that sells lingerie, you will be totally
amazed by the diverse selection of products on the
market. Take it up a notch from just bras and panties
and look at things like bustiers and corsets. If your girl
is more conservative and shy about her body, you
should consider a chemise, which is a little longer
than the Baby Doll nightie that you may have been
fantasizing about. Baby Dolls are really short, and
because of this, they usually come with matching
panties or G-strings. Don't buy your woman
something like this, unless you know for a fact
that she is into it.
Now that you are aware of some of the basic
styles available, you need to be sure that you
know her size in all of them. For men, this is the
defining moment that determines whether your
gift is welcomed and appreciated or thrown
back at you! There is no excuse, in her eyes, for
you not to know, therefore most of us have to
cheat and peek at the items she already has. If
you buy your woman the wrong cup size, it
will probably aggravate her just as much
as it would if you buy her a large negligee
when she wears a medium, so be sure.
You need to know her number size, such
as 6, 7, 9, as well as the standards of
small, medium, or large.
Now that you have all this down you
need to decide on colours. Pick colours
that enhance her hair, eyes, and skin
tone. Take your time and do a little
research, and you will both be happy.

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The best variety of
yesterday & today!
for her THE TREND
While all of us realize that our lingerie sojourns are going to be
limited to the bedroom, most of the time, it is still great to know that
whatever we are wearing underneath our clothes is trendy, modern,
and stylish. Lingerie trends change every season, just the way outer-
wear and party clothes change, and being hip means that you are
trendy and hip down to the last thread you are wearing, right? So if
you want to know what’s in in 2010, then we present some of the most
popular designer lingerie trends that we saw and will see burning up
the ramps in 2010.

Fabrics:
A large number of designers showcased organic cotton lingerie in
their 2010 collections. While organic cotton is definitely in, so is pure
satin and silk lingerie. Sheers are going to be very popular for night-
wear. Lace is once again going to be popular, as most lingerie this
season is very feminine in nature and style. You will see all kinds of
laces combined with cotton and satins in underwear this season.
However, unlike classy neutral combinations in lace, 2010 sees lace
being used in bold bright colours and combinations.

Colours:
The lingerie runway in 2010 has mostly been a riot of colour. While
neutrals like beige, skin tones, creames, and blacks will never lose
their stake in the lingerie market, this season has seen the revival of
bold hues that aim to offset the depressing economical climate.
Cotton and silk lingerie can be found in bright vibrant colours, with
some of the most popular colours this year being shades of pink, pur-
ple, blue, and green.

Cuts And Styles:


Most designers have showcased at least some cuts and styles that
go back to Victorian ages. Underwear items with feminine frills,
ruffles and ties are hugely popular in 2010; so are garter belts.
A number of designers have featured embroidery on bottom fronts
and combined it with ruffles on sheer fabrics, for a romantic look.
Another major lingerie trend in 2010 is geometric cuts and straps on
the back and the front. This cut is generally combined with bright
bold hues, while the ruffled ladylike look is achieved using neutral
and classic shades. As far as bras and panties go, minimum
coverage with maximum support is in, because while most gar-
ments are structured, they are cut as small as possible. Huge
coverall bras and panties are hardly going to be in this spring
season!

Prints:
Prints have come raging back like a jungle fire to lingerie
ramps this year. Animal prints are a definite rage this sea-
son, and if you are thinking browns and blacks, then you can
think again. Animal prints on lingerie in 2010 come in all
imaginable colours, with pink, purple, and green being the
most popular! Floral prints of all kinds, ranging from modern
and abstract to romantic and lifelike, are another hot item on
the lingerie ramps this year. Most lingerie designers have also
experimented with geometrics this year. Polka dots in all
shapes and sizes, materials and colours are another hot print on
lingerie items. Many designers have also introduced metallic and
embossed prints on lingerie, especially in geometric and dot pat-
terns.

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fashionista

HEIDI by bruce f re t t s

It's a tough job, but somebody had to do


it: eating fondue with Heidi Klum. "I love a
real stinky cheese," the übermodel con-
fesses, before dipping a hunk of bread into
a bubbling pot of her own personal guilty
pleasure. Then, after sampling the house
blend at a private table in the "cheese
cave" of Manhattan's tony Artisanal
Fromagerie and Bistro, Klum concludes:
"It's good, but I could easily go stinkier."
The same could be said of Project
Runway, Heidi's breakout fashion-design
competition that's hosted and executive-
produced by Klum. If reality TV is inherent-
ly cheesy, Runway qualifies as a classy
brand — a brie-ality show. "It's not like Big
Brother, where they all have sex with each
other and show their boobs," Klum says.
"That's not me. The designers should
show their talent."
They do, and as a result, Runway fans
shouldn't be afraid to show their pride.
"This is the kind of guilty pleasure you can
admit publicly," says designer Michael
Kors, one of the series' judges. "It's not
just people trying to win at all costs and
act like animals."
At least not always. The aspiring
designers engaged in a bit of animalistic
behavior during the first challenge of the
third-season premiere: They had fifteen
An Exclusi ve Int er v i ew wi t h minutes to rip materials for a garment
C h a n n e r ’s M a g a z i n e from the contents of their apartments.
It's this crazy-quilt unpredictability that
made Runway a hit, building to a big-
for-basic-cable 3.4 million viewers for its
second-season finale last spring. Few peo-
ple foresaw such broad success. "When
we were filming season one, I kept thinking
the only way to keep viewers is to show
sexcapades," says Tim Gunn, the Parsons
School of Design guru who's become a
cult icon among Runway devotees. "I've
never been happier about being so wrong."
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fashionista
Initially, industry insiders turned up But not everyone’s willing to flaunt their
their noses at the idea of a haute couture passion for fashion. “Sometimes, these dads
reality show. "The fashion world is so fick- stop me for a picture or an autograph and
le and critical," says Elle Magazine's fash- say, ‘My wife really loves you,’” reports
ion director, Nina Garcia, another judge. Santino Rice, the larger-than-life lightning
"They were skeptical, and now they’re all rod who dominated season two. “And I
obsessed!” (Not coincidentally, guest always say, ‘Who are you kidding? You love
judges have included such big-name me, dude! Say you love me!’ And they stutter
designers as Kate Spade.) Word of mouth out, ‘Oh, you’re right, I love you!’”
quickly spread beyond fashionistas. “It Klum often gets accosted by fans
was kind of like fashion — it starts perco- demanding to hear her kiss-off catchphrase:
lating, and suddenly everyone’s wearing “Auf wiedersehen!” It wasn’t the producers’
it,” Kors says. first choice. “We thought about ‘You’re cut!’
but then I was like, ‘Nah, I’m German, why
don’t I just make it a nice ‘auf wiedersehen,’ ”
she remembers. “And they were like, ‘Oh, my
God, that’s genius! That’s fabulous!’ In my
business, everything's genius and fabu-
lous. Still, Klum, 37, remains Runway's
Those words certainly apply to such biggest star. During it’s second season,
Runway-created stars as the clown- she taped the show while pregnant. Klum
ishly bitchy first-season champ Jay has two sons with her husband, pop singer
McCarroll and and the endearingly Seal, Henry, age 4 and Johan, age 3. She
genteel Gunn. “Tim doesn’t put on a also has a 5-year-old girl, Leni, with her ex-
stitch of fakeness,” Klum says. “When boyfriend, sports racing exec, Flavio
I go out there, I put my shoulders Briatore. “We are all so happy and
back, I suck my tummy in and lucky to have a big family,”
I want to show myself in a she says. “For us, that is
nice light. He's not made- all that really matters.”
for-TV." Klum says she
Gunn, who bal- plans to shift career
ances his duties with gears, producing
his administrative more TV shows and
demands, agrees. cutting back on her
“I’m just being me, so work in front of the
if people are respond camera. “I want to be
ing well, I’m thrilled,” he there when my kids
says. “I have no other life. I grow up,” she says. “I
used to say, ‘I’m married to want days off, and I want to
Parsons,’ and now I say, ‘ made me a travel with my husband, so we can all
bigamist.’” go together.”
But right now, what Heidi Klum really
wants is dessert. After finishing off the

GENIUS &FABULOUS cheese, she submerges a pink marshmal-


low into a vat of dark-chocolate fondue.
“You have so many yummy things out
there, you have to eat them once in a
while,” she figures.
“If you never do it, then that’s a really
such boring life, no?” She took the words
right out of our fondue-filled mouths.
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Stenströms
Stenströms’ spring and summer collections are sweeping in on a wave of colours.
Without departing from the characteristic classic style, they dare to challenge
and surprise. Inspiration from around the world shines through in colour combi-
nations and patterns.
The history of Stenströms, one of Sweden’s most well-known brands, began in 1899
when tailor August Stenström was overwhelmed with orders for his fine shirts.
By 1912, Stenströms had grown to become Scandinavia’s largest shirt factory. Then, as
now, style, comfort and quality down to the tiniest detail were the Stenströms signature.
Their experienced craftspeople still do many sewing operations by hand.
Every Stenströms shirt undergoes more than 60 different sewing operations. The collar
alone is fashioned in 25 different steps to achieve that special, comfortable feel that is so
typical of Stenströms.
The Stenströms Woman Collection presents a dazzling display of colourful details in
exclusive fabrics and elegant designs. Colours and patterns are mixed and matched in
seams, buttons, pleats and linings. A microcheck in lime and yellow on a tiny floral is per-
fect this spring, as is a paisley shirt with coloured buttons. An embroidered short-sleeved
blouse comes in check in turquoise-blue, apple green, or cyclamen. Strikingly lovely on a
cool summer day! A sporty line of denim shirts in grey-blue and dark indigo feature a strik-
ing zigzag seam and snap buttons.
Although Stenströms presents a spring collection in myriad colours, the classics-of-clas-
sics, blue and white, will also see a renaissance. Popular accent colours are coral and green,
as well as orange. A sporty range in comfortable washed cotton features stripes and checks
in orange, purple, green, pink and blue. The predominant look for the season is a natural,
casual/dressy style with soft, comfortable fabrics. The style is dressy yet comfortable, with
Well-tailored since 1899 elegant blouses that go equally well with a skirt or jeans.
For decades, Stenströms has been a purveyor of fine garments to the Royal Court of
Sweden, which is a testament to high Swedish quality. Over the years, many creative peo-
ple have worn Stenströms while creating their art. Among them are personalities such as
August Strindberg, Sara Lidman and Prince Eugen.
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the

FASHION
trend
S P R I N G 2 0 1 0 - W H A T ’ S

ALWAYS INVOLVES SOME INVESTMENT. FORTUNATELY, IT'S NOT AN EXPENSE THAT YOU HAVE TO INCUR VERY
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THESE TRENDS AHEAD, HOWEVER, LETS YOU BUY ALL THE KEY ITEMS EARLY ON, BEFORE THEY'RE SO POPULAR, AND SO EXPENSIVE.

Plastic Watches
Since men's fashion is all about heritage, tradition, and quality, it might seem strange that plastic would get recom-
mended for an item that's usually done in precious metals. This year, however, you just might be seeing a shift in
public attitudes toward plastic watches. Think Pierre Cardin’s 1971 Collection. They’re retro and collectible.
Plastic timepieces are largely restricted to a young, prepubescent audience that's fond of bright colours and
cheap goods. Your segment of the market, however, isn't always averse to such things; it looks like bright colours
will be an upcoming trend in the spring. Plastic watches might not be a long term commitment, but they're worth
buying for the next year or so.
What's not to like about them (besides the material)? They're functional. They're fun. And with manufacturers
like Nixon selling them for less than $100 a pop, they offer pretty good value for money. If you want a quick style piece
that adds a jolt of colour, this is it. Throw it on over any casual outfit or to give shock value to your usual office attire.

The Three-Piece Suit


A new year might not seem like a significant excuse to buy yourself a new suit, but a three-piece job is always
a good buy — regardless of the time of year — if you don't already have one. It's an even better idea now that it's turn-
ing out to be such a major fashion trend.
Throwing a vest into the standard two-piece mix has its advantages. First of all, it adds some defi-

photo courtesy of Canali


nition and shape to your midsection, thanks to the support of the vest. From a practical standpoint, it
lets you look sharp and dapper, even when you've ditched your jacket — something you're wont to do
anyway. At the same time, you get to adopt a much more mature and traditional look, without neces-
sarily looking stuffy, if the suit has the right cut.
A three-piece suit in black might seem a bit imposing, even for the highest officers in the office.
Perhaps something in gray or navy would help aleviate the feeling of being over dressed. Chalk or pin
stripes should also help lighten the mood of your suit. Wear it like you would your two piece only make
an extra effort to pick a tie that stands out to balance the visual real estate of the suit itself.
Quality should be a constant factor in all your fashion purchases. Remember that these are invest-
ments, not merely expenses, so you've got to think about whether the items can last, at least, a few
years of service.

Structured Leather Bags


Men's luggage is one segment of the market that's been changing quite rapidly, these past couple
of years. From artisanal leather to outdoorsy canvas, trends in bags have been coming hard and fast.
The next movement looks like it's in the direction of luxurious leather bags that have some structure
to them.
As financial problems forced everyone — including the fashion industry
— to go back to the basics, so did the design perspective on bags. But
since there's a near consensus on how stuffy the traditional old briefcase
can be, a less rigid (but still structured) replacement was in order. Look for
bags that have a defined rectangular shape, but aren't necessarily rigid all
throughout, in order to avoid the look of the ancestral briefcase.
Choose it like you would any
other item for work. That is, mini-
mize external detailing and prior-
itize function over form. Aim for a
bag that's as simple as possible,
yet can accommodate all of the things you need for work, at
the same time.

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clothes
modification
A woman I used to work with had a bad For the longest time, I fit myself into the in control of my life as I imagined this woman
clothes reputation. Her problem wasn’t overt Euro-bohemian camp — black turtlenecks and was. But as silly as this may sound, the
sexiness or mindless trendiness. Rather, she black jeans were my stock in trade. A few clothes helped strengthen and focus me
dramatically changed her look every few years ago, I began to feel that this get-up was whenever I felt a bit lost. I would admonish
months. One season she seemed desperate way too limiting. Not only did it represent only myself, “Can you imagine Her acting this
to be the office’s arty romantic, wearing lots one side of me (I do more than just sit in smoky pathetically?” This imaginary arty sophisti-
of floral skirts, peasant tops, and bangles, cafés), but it hardly represented the woman I cate woman — my clothes — had become a
and carrying around huge volumes of Auden. (hoped) I was becoming. So I started to exper- role model.
The next she apparently decided that a iment. One day I wore a skirt and blouse that I’ve come to call the theory behind this
sophisticated international businesswoman gave me the bearing of an Italian aristocrat. process clothes modification — if you dress
suited her better: The office soon saw her in Another day I wore a scarf that made me look like an independent, worldly woman, you will
a lot of short fitted skirts, Jil Sander jackets, like a Spanish dancer. One sweater I bought begin to feel like an independent, worldly
and sleek briefcases. made me feel like an Argentinian art dealer. woman, and you will ultimately begin to act
At the time we all found this sadly amus- (Yes, I have Mediterranean colouring.) like an independent, worldly woman. People
ing — she was the Madonna of the magazine, always say, “dress for the job you want to
desperate to find both herself and our regard have.” Why not dress for the person you want
through her choice of clothing. But, while this to be?
woman certainly represents an extreme case, Behavior modification — which has its
I have since come to believe that she may roots in the learned optimism school of psy-
have been onto something: Sartorial experi- chology (if you continually look at the positive
mentation may actually be good for women. aspects of situations, you will be happier), is
Not only does it allow us the ability to draw not limited to clothes, of course. You can eat
out our individuality, but it can help us work like the woman you want to be, exercise like
toward the women we’d like to become. the woman you want to be, work, shop, and
In many respects, using clothes as a take vacations like the woman you want to be.
means of self-development was inevitable (I once bought a soap container that I didn’t
— a result of the fact that both femininity and need because I thought it so perfectly reflect-
fashion have become far more elastic in the ed my ideal woman.) But clothes are more
past few decades. Women no longer have to direct — they’re with you all the time and sit
sit, stand, talk, and dress in a certain way in right next to your skin.
order to be considered properly female. This In the end, of course, clothes are not even
freedom can be exciting, but it can also be skin deep. They may help us to feel confi-
overwhelming. Constructing an identity from dent while we’re wearing them and help us
scratch necessitates the kind of emotional figure out what type of woman we each want
investigation that most of us would rather to be. But they won’t do us much good in the
avoid. long term, if we're not simultaneously work-
Meanwhile, the high priestesses of fash- ing on developing internal strength. Yet, as a
ion no longer force us to wear only one set supplemental tool, using clothes to help
trend — romantic or minimalist or exotic — or find and transform yourself is far more
one set hemline each season. Indeed, mixing All of these looks began to merge into a healthy and effective (not to mention effi-
periods and price categories is now “in.” broader style, one you could call arty sophisti- cient) than, say, using men — changing your
Nevertheless, many women still hide in cate. Whenever I wore them, not only did I feel personality every time you’re with a differ-
the uniform of their peers — ladies who more confident and self-assured, but I would ent guy.
lunch with women, cover themselves head actually act in a more, well, sophisticated way So, next time you’re about to hide in a
to toe in couture logos; women executives — more poised, self-possessed, in control. trendy uniform, try experimenting with dif-
do sleek minimalism day into night. Clearly, Soon, more than half my wardrobe was filled ferent moods, styles, and looks until you
certain clothes can make us feel more con- with these clothes, and they began to, almost find one that sets you apart from the others,
fident, and it’s not just because they make literally, take on a life of their own. I began to that maximizes your individuality and feels
us look thinner or taller or more beautiful. imagine — in detail — the kind of woman who somewhat like a more self-assured version
Yet while uniforms may get you an approv- would wear them all the time. Whenever I was of yourself. Watch how you act when you
ing nod from others attired similarly, they confronted with difficult situations I started to wear these clothes. I guarantee that they
do nothing to help you figure out who you ask, how would she deal? will help propel you to become the person
really are, or, more important, who you want Much of the time I still didn’t feel as though you want to be.
to be. I lived up to the clothes — I didn’t feel or act as

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Hello, I am Brian Finch, and I am excited to introduce the all new Finch Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC.
Over the past 6 months, through the phase out of the Pontiac, Saturn, Saab, and Hummer brands,
General Motors reduced the number of dealerships in London from 6 to 3. My staff and I are thrilled to
be one of the remaining 3 dealerships servicing the London market. But there is a catch, the old location
of Brian Finch Pontiac Buick GMC at 300 Southdale is now the new home of Finch Hyundai. And my
new GM dealership, Finch Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC has moved to 640 Wonderland, just South of
Oxford (former home of London Motor Products). We are proud to be selling and servicing all the
remaining General Motors brand. If you have any questions or comments, please email me at
welovecars@seefinchfirst.com. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you soon.

Sincerely,

Brian Finch
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