Over the past few weeks we’ve been asking what some of the most beautiful fashionable women we know want for Christmas in Part I and Part II of the It’s All Style To Me Holiday Shopping Guide. Turns out the women are big on handbags, shoes, jewellery, make-up, and perfume. Last week it was the men’s turn to cough up their wish lists (Part III) and with only two weeks to go before the big day, below is our final instalment. It features a few more of the most stylish male CEOs, models, writers, creative directors, and stylists that we know and what they’re hoping to see under the tree on December 25th.
Kassius Denizen, CEO, Toronto
As CEO of Denizen Services Inc., Kassius manages the security needs for some of the biggest events and venues in the city. He’s always looking ‘Tom Ford’ fresh and is one of the sharpest dressers you’ll ever meet. In fact, we’re pretty sure they guy throws on a three-piece to go grocery shopping. Kassius’ Top 5 Picks: 1) Velvet Bow Tie (no brand specified), 2) Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite 55 Keep All, 3) Porsche Carrera 1980’s Vintage Aviators, 4) Tom Ford White Suede Eau De Parfum, 5) DDF -Doctors Dermatologic Formula- Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizer.
Dean Johnstone, Fashion Model, Toronto
This Winnipeg, Manitoba native recently moved to the big city looking to make a name for himself in the local fashion scene. We took note of the dashing James Dean doppelgänger at one of his first local gigs – the Toronto Hugo Boss FW11 presentation. He’s been busy with modelling projects ever since. Looks like Dean’s going to stick around for a while. Dean’s Top 5 Picks: 1) Lacoste Marceau Boot, 2) Scotch & Soda Chunky Knit Cardigan, 3) Jean Paul Gaultier Monsieur Energizing Eye Care, 4) Louis Vuitton Trifold Wallet, 5) Hermès – Terre d’Hermès “Flacon H” Fragrance.
Paul Aguirre-Livingstone, Writer, Toronto
The talented and stylish Mr. Paul Aguirre-Livingstone is one of Toronto’s best fashion and lifestyle writers. The man stirred the pot (a little) this summer with his feature in The Grid TO titled, Dawn of the New Gay. Whether you’re straight or gay, you should give it a read. You’ll find Paul’s brilliant work in The Genteel, In Toronto Magazine, Blog TO, and The Grid TO. He also has a pretty cool blog that you can follow called www.pliving.me. Paul’s Top 5 Picks: 1) Subscription GQ Style, 2) Gucci Guilty Pour Homme, 3) Belstaff Black Wesley Boots, 4) D&G Varsity Jacket with Leather Arms, 5) Marc by Marc Jacobs Mohair Blend Striped Sweater.
Sean Beckingham, Art/Content Director, Toronto
As creative and content director for both VIE and Bamboo magazines, Sean is immersed in the world of lifestyle and fashion. When he’s not slaving away at his office(s), you’ll find this dapper gent powering through business meeting after meeting at downtown Toronto’s members-only Spoke Club. We admire the man’s style for its sartorial elegance and strategic selection of key trend pieces. Sean’s Top 5 Picks: 1) Bowery Lane Bicycle Broncks Black, 2) Bell & Ross Aviator Watch, 3) Fuji Finepix X100 Digital Camera, 4) Philip Sparks Tall Boot, 5) Wolsey Earl Houndstooth Sports Jacket.
Tarek Al-Azbat, Creative Director, Toronto
Tarek is the creative force behind the high-quality vegan bag maker, Nella Bella. As well as designing some cool bags for the label, Tarek and his team private label bags for some pretty big New York designers. As busy as he is, Tarek also finds time to make it out to key fashion events in the city where he’s always gracing us with his unique clean contemporary style. Tarek’s Top 5 Picks: 1) Nella Bella Man Miami Bag, 2) Cartier Santos 100 Watch, 3) Narciso Rodriguez Fragrance for Him, 4) Levi’s 511 Jeans, 5) Scotch & Soda White Dress Shirt.
Tony Pham, Hair Stylist, Toronto
Hair stylist Tony Pham has been described by many as a fashion risk taker. Seems to be working out for him as he’s recently been selected as one of Toronto’s Most Stylish by Toronto Life Magazine. This party animal can usually be spotted (from across the room) at most of Toronto’s biggest fashion events sporting creative high fashion mishmashes that scream of unique personal style. Without a doubt, Tony is one of the most daring fashionistas we know and love. Tony’s Top 5 Picks: 1) Alexander McQueen Red Felted Wool Military Coat, 2) 3.1 Phillip Lim Jacket and Pants, 3) Alexander McQueen Boots, 4) Hermès Birkin Bag 40cm, 5) Hermès Medor Belt.