Articles tagged with: mens fashion

Form & function in men's spring style.

published: March, 13, 2017 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Philip Minaker

Philip Minaker reports on this spring's casual looks for men.

Form & function in men's spring style.

Many of us have opted for a less structured approach to dressing that accommodates our lifestyles. Incorporating clothing specifically designed for workouts and other athletic activities into our work, casual and social wardrobes has become a new standard of dressing. And since it has begun chipping away at sales in casual (think jeans) and ready to wear commodities it has created one of its own. Pieces specifically designed for true sportswear have now expanded into everyday wear. Whether fo

Spring awakening

published: February, 26, 2016 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Our style guru Philip Minaker on how to look good in the months to come

Spring awakening

Each season fashion designers put a fresh spin on various themes that become synonymous with the times in which we live. Whether they are romantic, sporty, nostalgic, futuristic, androgynous or inspired from different parts of the world we integrate these various influences into our own wardrobes that inevitably depict our own true sense of style.  Colours, fabrics and silhouettes are key components derived from these various trends that are important to take into consideration. Selecting wh

Summer coolers

published: July, 29, 2015 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Philip Minaker

Our style guy Philip Minaker reviews what’s hot in swimwear

Summer coolers

Okay! It’s now time once again for a little fashion sense with a whole lot of eye-candy! Swimwear is an essential staple for any summer wardrobe so let’s explore what’s hot. And with all the options available, show and tell has never been better!  Regardless of whether you chose to just soak up the sun or expand on your workout regime with summer outdoor activities, you will want to don the most appropriate trunks.  Function as well as colour, silhouette and proportion are the key f

Moschino lives on

published: March, 05, 2015 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Philip Minaker

Our fashion guy Philip Minaker gets excited about a new line of men’s and women's fashion from an old name, the original Moschino having died from AIDS in 1994

Moschino lives on

From time to time various fashion designers have been selected to breathe new life into European designer brands that have lost their namesakes. Rarely do a select few manage to ignite the spark from the greatness the brand once had and run with it. Whether they relate to the mindset of the original designer or channel their own ability to absorb the nuances that are well documented in the labels archives it's a difficult balance to create collections that are still relevant and appealing. 

C.mon. Lighten up!

published: May, 12, 2014 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Fashion news. Philip Minaker says its spring - and what better way to celebrate a new season than to spark up your look

C.mon. Lighten up!

Rejoice! After that long and nasty winter we all endured in southern Ontario, spring has finally arrived. And what better way to celebrate a new season than to spark up your look. There is an abundance of exciting colours this year that can easily transform your dull drab look and attitude into the effervescent being you are indeed meant to be. Whether you decide to mix a variety of bold colors together or simply opt for a floral shirt that can work wonders under a suit or liven up your favor

Shorts story

published: May, 30, 2013 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Philip Minaker and Shorts R Us for summer.

Shorts story

As the temperature begins to rise so does the desire to wear shorts. Despite their practicality, shorts can be a sure fire way to spark up your wardrobe simply by adding them into the mix. From casual to dressy, shorts are definitely on the playlist this season.  For summer 2013, designers have created a wide range of options that are guaranteed to garner attention. Fit, length, fabrication, colour and even the option of going for patterns or prints are necessary components to consider in

In the Swim of Things

published: June, 10, 2012 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Thinking about Speedos? Our style guy Philp Minaker says maybe, but there are a lot of other flattering options this summer.

In the Swim of Things

When it comes to swimwear there are plenty of options to chose from this season. Ideally, you want to find the style, fit and fabrication that best suits your needs. It is a great idea to have a few trunks on hand for the various occasions you may want to wear them. Whether it is for sport, pleasure or just to catch some rays there are styles that suit each purpose.  First, there is the Long Board swimming short popularized by the surfing dudes. Usually they are knee length and tend to hav

The Short Story

published: May, 18, 2012 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Philip Minaker

Our style guy Philip Minaker on a sure fire way to help beat the summer heat.

The Short Story

A sure fire way to help beat the summer heat is to sport shorts. We all tend to wear less during the summer months whether it is for added comfort or just to bring a little sexy back. After all, what better way to flaunt all that gym time, exercise and/or great tan than by exposing those sexy gams?  Once reserved exclusively for sports and casual attire, shorts have expanded into other realms of one’s wardrobe needs. Case in point: designers have teamed up Bermuda shorts with blazers over

More on Fashion from Philip Minaker

published: April, 08, 2012 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

“Wearing vibrant colours may be a new adventure but you will be surprised at how it will also lift your spirits and project your lighter side.”

More on Fashion from Philip Minaker

Regardless of the plethora of trends you decide to tap into this season, colour is the quintessential component to sparking up your look and attitude for Spring/Summer 2012. Design elements and detailing are secondary and favor a classic twist with a casual edge in an effort to compliment rather than compete with the huge influx of colourful options so readily available. Ideally, the overall result is a more relaxed approach to dressing that coincides with a more socially aware demeanor that s

Philip Minaker on Spring Fashion

published: March, 06, 2012 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Our style expert on what to wear now the end of winter is in sight.

Philip Minaker on Spring Fashion

The general consensus among Clothing Designers for Spring/Summer 2012 is to turn those frowns upside down. It’s inspiring advice for making the best out of a bad situation and taps into a more optimistic approach that just may help to shape this decade into one of positive change. Don’t worry. Be happy. Thanks to technology, we have become more and more globally connected and designers have taken notice by integrating a variety of influences from around the world into their collections.

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