Brian Langille’s collection of hockey jerseys make more than just a fashion statement
When it comes to fashion, specifically guy fashion, there aren’t nearly as many questions to answer as there are for our female counterparts. There’s no, “Do these shoes go with this skirt?” There’s no “Does this hat go with these gloves?” And there’s definitely no “Do these pants make my as…” oh, never mind.
See, it’s not that guys don’t care about fashion and it’s not that guys don’t care about looking good. Clearly we do, it’s just that we take a different approach. Normally it’s, “Is this clean?”, “Where are we going again?”, or “Are the Leafs playing tonight?” You know, the basics. (After all, you wouldn’t want to wear a jersey of a team that isn’t playing, right?)
See, we mention jerseys because our resident jersey collector Brian seems to have the ability to polarize a crowd with his jersey choices. It’s kind of like if two women show up at the same event wearing the exact same dress; people stop and they notice and they talk. It happens…and it happens to Brian, too.
Brian’s gimmick is that he wears hockey jerseys…a lot. He wears them on his YouTube show, The Langille Show. In fact, it’s rare that you don’t see him in one on TLS. He also wears them to local events – it’s how most people recognize him for the most part. So his fashion question isn’t so much, “Does this jersey go with these jeans?”; it’s more like, “Do I wear the Calgary Flames Heritage Iginla jersey, or the Boston Bruins Tim Thomas Finals?”
This year, we saw firsthand how the wrong jersey choice can be disastrous. While covering the ECMAs for SiFTcast, Brian was complimented, photographed and even offered money for his Calgary Flames Heritage jersey. However, during the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, he was jeered, mocked and cursed at for wearing the exact same jersey. That’s not to say that he wasn’t complimented there either; it just goes to show how the perspective was completely different.
Earlier this month, while attending an IHW wrestling event in Moncton, New Brunswick, Brian was told that he wasn’t getting in wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey…over the loud speaker, no less. People seem to really go out of their way to either “yay” or “nay” a fashion choice.
So ladies, we feel for your dilemma. Really, we do. However, as guys, we also have a bit of advice: whatever you do, it’s in poor taste to wear white after Labour Day… unless it’s an away team jersey.
Brian Langille’s collection of hockey jerseys make more than just a fashion statement When it comes to fashion, specifically guy fashion, there aren’t nearly as many questions to answer as there are for our female counterparts. There’s no, “Do these shoes go with this skirt?” There’s no “Does this hat go with these gloves?” And [...]
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Navigate the urban jungle with ferocious animal-inspired accessories
Photos and Story by Kimberly Rashed
I’m a little “wild” about animal prints (pardon the pun). I have many a dress, blouse and skirt dedicated to this fierce trend. It’s a very sexy style that requires confidence to carry it well; I’ve got to be feeling really good to pull these items from my closet. If you’re still working up the nerve to incorporate this daring look into your wardrobe, then you’re in luck. This season, the call of the wild is trending in bags, shoes and scarves.
Alligator and crocodile inspired bags are popping up in very structured looks. The animal skin gives this rather corporate shape some added sex appeal. Dior, Gucci and Valentino unleashed handbags in colourful and subdued python prints during their runway shows for fall and winter, while Dolce & Gabbana went wild with zebra. Party animal or beast in the boardroom, spice up any look with an exotic animal print.
Same goes for shoes; python adorned flats and pumps are big this season. While flats may not be considered “sexy”, by adding a little python texture into the mix, you can make any cute ballet flat super flirty. Dare to show your ladylike wild side.
Scarves are still considered one of the top accessories of the fall season; the variety of colours, styles and textures on the market is outrageous. Make a point of adding an animal print scarf in a leopard, cheetah, zebra or tiger print (or one of each, depending on what animal you feel like unleashing that day) to your fall collection. No question, this addition to your wardrobe can take an everyday look and give it some real sophistication and impact.
Animal prints can be worked into the most casual of looks or taken to the wee hours of the night. Don’t be weary to mix and match; it’s perfectly acceptable to pair elegant python pumps with a cheetah scarf. The look you want to achieve this season is sexy yet subtle. However, I don’t suggest going with a head-to-toe look – we’re not auditioning for the circus here. You’re goal is to attract your prey, not frighten them away. Keep your look simple with one or two prints, play with colour and you’ll look ready-to-wear fabulous!
Kimberly Rashed unleashes her wild side with the latest fashion trends and styles each month in G!
Navigate the urban jungle with ferocious animal-inspired accessories Photos and Story by Kimberly Rashed I’m a little “wild” about animal prints (pardon the pun). I have many a dress, blouse and skirt dedicated to this fierce trend. It’s a very sexy style that requires confidence to carry it well; I’ve got to be feeling really [...]
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A South American Adventure
By Cassandra Cotton
The anticipation was rising as we waited to board the Boeing 747 enroute to Lima, Peru. Heading out on a three month backpacking adventure after returning from teaching in South Korea for two years – it was the next destination on the wish list. Pack your bags and explore this vast continent…you wont be sorry you did.
Cassandra Cotton in Peru.
A Fortress city of the ancient Incas, Machu Picchu stands at 2,340 metres above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest in an extraordinary setting. This 500 year-old hideaway is one of the most beautiful ancient sites in the world. After taking in the awe inspiring view from a high vantage point, venture through the ruins to find palaces, baths, temples, storage rooms and about 150 houses, all in a remarkable state of preservation.
To reach Machu Picchu, tourists have the option of riding a train or venturing out on a five day hike totalling 65km while camping in the mountains. Machu Picchu is translated as “big mountain” or “old peak” in the native Quechuea language and was discovered by American, Hiram Bingham in 1911 who paid a local 3 soles to be his guide.
Puno, Peru – A small port village to Lake Titticaca, “Islas Flotanas” or the “floating Islands” houses approximately 3,000 people who live on 40 islands. The islands are not actually grounded in the water, but rather made from a type of reed that floats on the surface.
The Floating Islands
If you’re a real thrill seeker – make a stop in Cordoba, Argentina and go skydiving. Hop in a plane and fly through the air for only 400 pesos (Approximately $100).
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina shares a border with Brazil and boasts the beautiful and powerful Iguazu Falls. Spread over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River, Iguazu Falls are the result of a volcanic eruption, however, legend has it that Iguazu falls were created by an angry forest god who was trying to stop a warrior and his lover from escaping downstream, so he collapsed the riverbed separating the two forever. Four times the size of Niagara Falls, Iguazu consist of 55,000 hectares of subtropical rainforest and approximately 275 waterfalls. There are three walking trails throughout the park and taking a boat into the `Garganta Del Diablo`(The Devil’s Throat) is a must if you want to experience its beauty and power up close and personal.
One of Brazil’s top surfing destinations, Itacare, Brazil is a real gem. A laidback haven six hours south of Salvador, the town itself is lined with dirt roads and is surrounded with beautiful beaches and good vibes. Surf culture is present everywhere and at night there is always a place to grab a beer and enjoy one of the many amazing eateries serving local delights. Up until today, this town has been able to avoid hoards of tourists and maintain its generous nature.
Just what every backpacker craves after three months on the road – besides coming home of course!
Originally from Georgetown, PE, Cassandra Cotton has been traveling extensively since graduating from St. Francis Xavier University, and to date has experienced 18 countries. She currently calls Ottawa, ON home, but hopes to return to her roots in PEI in the near future.
A South American Adventure By Cassandra Cotton The anticipation was rising as we waited to board the Boeing 747 enroute to Lima, Peru. Heading out on a three month backpacking adventure after returning from teaching in South Korea for two years – it was the next destination on the wish list. Pack your bags and [...]
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