Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Perfect...Urban Snow Boot

The Converse Storm Boot Woolrich

I woke up this morning to snow on the ground. Not enough to break out the Sorels, but enough to soak my feet in an instant.  With a little help from Woolrich, the original outdoor clothing company, Converse has created a boot perfect for the urbanite who wants to keep his tootsies warm while The custom Hunter plaid upper keeps out wind and wetness and the rubber outsole grips in adverse conditions. $140 at

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Perfect...Wrist

The Swatch 'New Gent' Collection

Want to reveal your true colours?  Try Swatch's 'New 'Gent collection featuring toned down colours and simple styling.  To me, they are comfort food for your arm.  $65 

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Perfect...Nap

The Area Clara Blanket

Have you ever had one of those days when you leave work early, exhausted, arrive home and fall into bed for the best nap of your life?  Well this is the blanket you will want to be curled up in.  Area linens, out of NYC, combines one-of-a-kind patterns and styles with natural fibres to create intelligent well-designed products. Sweet dreams! From $265 at

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Perfect...Pant

The Wings + Horns West Point Twill Slim Pant

Wings + Horns is becoming my favorite new desginer of men's essentials.  The Twill Slim Pant is cut to perfection and comes in a number colours.  I own several.  $180 online at  If you are looking for something to fit your budget try the Gap's Vintage Slim Fit Khaki pcitured below.  $60

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Perfect...Reusable

The Baggu Reusable Tote Bag

These aren't your average reusable grocery bags.  The Baggu can be caried  in your hand or over your shoulder and hold  the contents of 2-3 plastic grocery bags. They also come a variety of colours and sizes.  I use mine for just about everything.  Folds into a flat 5” by 5” pouch. Holds 50 lbs. 100% Ripstop nylon. Machine washable. $8 - $22 online at

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Perfect...Socks

Made in Leicestershire, England, with 90% Shetland wool and 10% nylon, these socks are designed with the belief that comfort is a key success factor.  Whether you are walking, hunting, hiking or just relaxing Scott-Nichol has the perfect sock just for you.  $37-39 online at Lark in Vancouver

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Perfect...Beard

The Beard Cap by Vík Prjónsdóttir

Just in time for Movember.  The beardcap refers to a traditional cap called “lambshed-hood” which was used in Iceland by farmers who in heavy snowstorms had to walk long distances between their sheds and to the neighbouring farms. The cap covered both head and neck and had only a small opening for the face. 100% Icelandic wool, five different colours and two shapes; The Gentleman and The Farmer. One size. $95  at Mjolk in Toronto or $135 online at Scandinavian Grace