The Tops at TOM* [Review]

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Adding extra heat to our city, Toronto Men’s Fashion week was held last week and showcased some of the best menswear designers Canada has to offer. Each season these talented creators inspire us with their skill and vision. After carefully organizing and reviewing each runway look I have selected my top 3 picks per category. Worthy of the editorial pages, yet highly retail ready, look below to see what I am dubbing the hottest looks for Spring/Summer 2017 and let me know if you agree or disagree.
(Top Photo: Che Rosales)


Stand Out Bold

Nobody likes a boring wardrobe. These three looks kick things up a notch with vibrant colours and energetic prints. Who says your trunks can’t have a sexy velvet look or your top and bottom can’t combine to create a psychedelic frenzy. Be bold and turn heads.Stand Out Musts1st – Dream like pattern in an acid hue. Wear together or break apart. Designer: Joao Paulo Guedes. Photo: Che Rosales
2nd – Cut just right with a “please touch me” finish. These trunks shimmer in the sun. Designer: Swam. Photo: Che Rosales
3rd – Stand out in the crowd of bland black with a colour that screams hello. Designer: Hendrixroe. Photo: Shayne Gray


Tailored And True

Summer suits and blazers are meant to be fun and these three outfits bring a whole lot of excitement. Whether it’s a wide check on a steely blue or a extra long jacket ready to make an entrance, these gents are full of confidence.Tailored and True1st – Real men wear pink, salmon and rose. The versatility of this colour is wide. Designer: Zane Barlas. Photo: Che Rosales
2nd – Little boy blue. Talk about dapper and refined. Designer: Finezza. Photo: Shayne Gray
3rd – Push the boundaries with the cut, but keep it classic in neutrals. Designer: Hendrixroe. Photo: Shayne Gray


Street Fighter

It’s dangerous on the street in the summer. Play it safe with something simple yet unique. Jumpsuits and long sleeves literally have you covered as you prepare to battle the ultimate fashion street style fight.Street Fighter
1st – This look is a “cinch” with a drawstring waist and plenty of pockets. Designer: Curtis Oland. Photo: Che Rosales
2nd – Bringing the future back to today, white and gray collide with fun crossed patchwork construction. Designer: L’Momo. Photo: Che Rosales
3rd – Blend with the night in an all black utility jumper.Designer: Joao Paulo Guedes. Photo: Che Rosales


White Done Right

Need a grab and go look for a summery getaway or perhaps a garden cocktail party? Something about the colour white says sophisticated chic and these looks live up to the demands of the vacationing gent.White Done Right1st – Easy breezy with the perfect tone on tone stripe. Designer: Caffery Vanhorne. Photo: Che Rosales
2nd – Give me a black and white print any day. Designer: Caffery Vanhorne. Photo: Che Rosales
3rd – What was simple now is a conversation piece. This gold detail will have them talking. Designer: Nabeel. Photo: Che Rosales


Congrats to everyone who showed at TOM*FW on the runway. Regardless of if you made the cut for this post or not, your work is appreciated. Your dedication to your trade is admirable and men around the world are inspired by you. Keep designing, dreaming and producing!

Special thanks to photographers Che Rosales and Shayne Gray for their contributions and support.

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2 Responses

  1. As always, brilliant coverage of TOM*. Thanks Stephen.

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