While Vancouver has been very sunny and warm for the past couple of weeks, the city has reverted to its best-known rainy weather during my last week here. When I lived in Calgary, I didn’t even own an umbrella because rain is so uncommon in the prairies. It was in my freshmen year at UBC that I finally owned my first full length umbrella and pair of rain boots. For the rest of my life, the rain will always remind me of my time is “Raincouver”.
This may sound a bit extreme, but this week is the last week of life as I know it. This coming Friday, I’ll be leaving my current job to pursue a new life overseas. But before that, I’ll be spending a few months travelling around the world and doing what I love most. I feel very blessed to have the freedom to follow my dreams, but this week has been uneasy for me because I’ve been realizing that there are still so many things to do and people to see in Vancouver. It’s a good thing that every place on Earth is only a plane ride away!
My dress shirt collection can be divided into three categories: classic shirts, casual shirts, and fashion shirts. Classics include my plain formal shirts, casuals are my plaids and flannels, and fashion shirts are my fancier shirts that make a statement. I recently got in touch with Modus Man, a new online clothing store from New York that focuses on shirts in my third category. This yellow shirt is from their new collection and I’m a big fan of its vibrant floral print for this season. I’m also liking how this shirt’s shade of yellow gives my skin tone the illusion of tan! I intend on wearing this shirt for patio brunches and outdoor events that have a dress code.
Stripes are my pattern of choice in the summer. In this look I decided to pair two of my favourite striped pieces together. This is the first time I’ve worn horizontal and vertical stripes concurrently, and I’m quite liking its fashion-forward appeal. Nice to see when a little experimentation pays off!
To me, ties are as seasonal as any other type of clothing. During the Fall and Winter I prefer solid ties in darker tones and heavier fabrics. Now that it’s summer, I prefer ties in brighter colours, fun patterns, and lighter fabrics. Recently I got the opportunity to try out a tie from the new men’s accessories brand Bedford & Broome. Ties from Bedford & Broome are all handcrafted in New York City and they have a very impressive selection of neckties and bow ties. Not only do these ties have great designs and high quality, but they are at an affordable price point as well. This is definitely a great place to shop for dapper accessories on a budget.