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6 Things We’re Looking Forward To Seeing at #TGE2017

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There are hundreds of products, services and ‘stuff’ on offer at The Gentlemen’s Expo. Every aisle you turn down, you’ll be sure to discover something new and something awesome. Here’s a short list of some items from brands that we are pretty excited about…

Hot Sox

We love love love the recent travel sock collection from Hot Sox. They keep raising the bar to help you raise their sock game. The artist collection from a few years back is still on point, as well. Looking forward to added to the stripes and dots of your current sock drawer? Look no further. Get a peek at what Hot Sox has been up to HERE.

Brave & Bearded

If you’ve ever wondered why some dude’s beards’ just look better than others – it may be products from B&B. They supply a whole host of barber shops with product, so you may have tried it already. They also have a pretty sick line of apparel.

Altorosto

You should never compromise on what you put on your feet, especially in the winter. Altorosto get this. Since forever, winter boot style has been function before fashion. Not anymore Gents. Take a look at some of these boots. Game changers. Canadian company HQ’d in Toronto.

Surmesur

If you haven’t figured it out yet, made-to-measure is the way to go. Surmesur know this and have been on the right side of this trend for a while. Locations are popping up all over Ontario and Quebec, but definitely come and see them at TGE2017. They are TGE vets, so the safe money is that they will have a specific offer just for you during TGE 2017. Get measured and get that custom shirt, suit or sport coat from some of the best in the business.

G Fox & Co Canada

Do you like watches? The Foxwood collection from G Fox & Co is simply stunning. Mixing leather, wood and other materials, these watches will turn heads. Be sure to put one on your wrist at #TGE2017. G Fox & Co also have a whole host of other offerings like sunglasses and snapbacks. People loved G Fox & Co last year at our event, so you know this year they will be bringing some great products and killer offers for the #TGE2017 crowd.

Parc City Boots

Parc City Boots were the talk of #TGE2016. Super cool shoes and boots, designed for Gents on the go. When you’re at #TGE2017, you must try on a pair. They are super comfy, stylish and I’m sure they will have proper deals for show fans. Honestly, these boots are stunning, hand-crafted in Portugal.

There’s a quick rundown of some our most anticipated partners at #TGE2017. Come to #TGE2017 is you’re into: style, grooming, health, fitness, food, drink, sports, entertainment, cars, bikes, and pretty much anything that involves living and being better! We will be unveiling our line-up of celebrity guests, attractions and exhibitors soon, so stay tuned!

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5 Reasons To Come To #TGE2017

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5 Reasons To Come To #TGE2016 from November 24-25, 2017 at MTCC North Building.

5) You’ll Learn Something. Walking thru #TGE2017 will be like walking thru your favourite men’s magazine. We hand pick our exhibitors. We want the most knowledgable people on the most relevant topics to be there for you. Subject matter experts: whether it’s suiting, grooming, drinks or pretty much anything related to the #BeBetter lifestyle. Strike up a conversation and you will not be disappointed.

4) Your Next Favourite Drink. Bartenders & Mixologists will be live and present each and every day. Yes, you may be amazed at some of the bottle flipping, but go a little deeper and you’ll be sure to see your favourite cocktail being made. Or maybe it’s your ‘next’ fav cocktail. Watch, learn, sample … and make sure you take away some pointers for making it yourself.

3) Like-Minded People. One thing you can guarantee at #TGE2017 is that you’ll be surrounded by like-minded people. We may all have a different style or a unique look, but one thread that connects us all is that we want to #BeBetter. The vibe on the floor is so cool, because every single gentleman or gentlewoman shares this common goal. Listen, learn, participate. Be sure to talk to people. Strangers will become friends. The experience of #TGE2017 is like nothing else.

2) Shopping. You’ll be surrounded by clothes, footwear, gear, and accessories. Get fitted for that custom suit. Try on those new boots. Add a tie-bar, leather bracelet and a maybe a new scarf. You may even leave with a whole new look. Make sure you take pictures of your purchases and tag them #BeBetter and #TGE2017.

1) #BeBetter. It’s what we preach. It could be as simple a new pomade for your hair or as large as solving world issues. Just by coming to #TGE2017 you have already taken the right step – and we thank you. We encourage you to try and sample as much as you can over the course of our two day event (Nov 24-25) and then put everything you soak up into practice in your life. Share the knowledge with your friends and keep the cycle going.  See you soon.

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The Rick Mercer Report Stops by The Gentlemen’s Expo

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Hey! Still feeling the aftermath of The Gentlemen’s Expo 2016? We don’t blame you… It’s been a few months now and we still can’t get over how awesome of a weekend it really was.

Luckily, our friends over at The Rick Mercer Report helped us relive the excitement last night on their new episode which features Rick at our annual event.

Check out the video clip below and see what it means to #BeBetter!

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How to Protect Your Dress Shoes From the Elements

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Worried about your bench-made brogues taking a beating once the weather takes a turn for the worst? Here are three simple ways to ensure your favourite dress shoes survive the winter.

Buy a Pair of Galoshes

They slip on easily over your dress shoes, and will not only keep them clear of slushy, salt-covered sidewalks, but will also provide you with some added grip for walking over icy surfaces.

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Brush and Polish Regularly

Even with overshoes, salt — which damages the leather — has a nasty habit of finding its way onto shoes in the winter. Keep them fresh with a thorough wipe-down every couple of days.

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Invest in Cedar Shoe Trees

Nothing helps to preserve a great pair of dress shoes better. The unvarnished wood will serve to eliminate odours and maintain the shoe’s shape.

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Written by: Yang-Yi Goh

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Gentlemen Tips For Starting 2017

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Here we are. It’s 2017. This is your year. Now, how are you starting the year off? Some Gents believe in making resolutions. That’s cool. We support that. On the other hand, some Gents just live their life without committing to any self promises on Jan 1. That’s cool too. We don’t judge.

We are a fan of tips. Tips that make your life better, and easier. Tips that help you kick ass and take names. Tips that help you be a better Gent. Here’s a few we stumbled upon recently…

STEP UP YOUR GROOMING GAME – Truefitt & Hill takes us through what you should be looking for in the perfect Straight Razor Shave.

GET A PROPER FITTING SUIT – Those pointy shoulder pads sticking out are just not cutting it. Get yourself a proper fitting suit and your will look (and act) like a million bucks. The style experts at Surmesur take us through what you should be looking for in a suit:

UPGRADE YOUR WIFI – 2017 is the year that you need to eliminate the lag. No more buffering. Multiple devices need to be connecting while you’re binge watching the latest thing on Netflix. Here’s a vid from our pals at Best Buy Canada with their choice for a proper connection:

MAKE A PROPER COCKTAIL – Here’s a quick video from Johnnie Walker using Blenders’ Batch Red Rye. Why not learn how to make a Manhattan? A Gentleman should know how to make a Manhattan.

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Plunge 30ft = Feed 10 Children

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One of our most popular Attractions at The Gentlemen’s Expo is the famous bag jump. Attendees are able to climb 30 feet of stairs and jump into a inflatable bag. It’s super safe, and quite the rush. This year, we are encouraging our fans to take the plunge but for a good cause. Just before jumping, you’ll be able to support Tenfed – a Toronto clothing company that ensures 10 hungry children around the world get fed.

So, how can you support the cause? Buy the GENTLEMEN GIVAFCK tee shirt. You see, for every GENTLEMEN GIVAFCK shirt sold, TEN meals are provided to help feed hungry children around the globe with the help of Kids Against Hunger Canada. There are only 200 GENTLEMEN GIVAFCK shirts available!

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More on TenFed:

So far, TenFed has been able to provide over 25,000 meals to hungry children around the world. All of TenFed’s clothing is 100% Canadian, made here in Toronto, ON. TenFed are now into 10 retail stores in Canada – mostly around Ontario and one in BC. Watch THIS Global News piece on TENFED to learn more.

More On Kids Against Hunger Canada:

Kids Against Hunger Canada keeps 1/3 of the food local, here in Canada (they provide for food banks, shelters, reserves in the northern part of Canada, the Salvation Army, etc.) and the other 2/3 of the food gets shipped abroad to developing countries.  They have shipped to over 60 countries since they started in 1999.

 

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Three Haircuts to Consider This Fall

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You’ve been rocking that high-and-tight side-part for a few years now, and let’s face it: it’s gotten a little stale. Next time you’re at the barbershop, ask for one of these of-the-moment cuts to freshen up your look. Thanks to our friends at Sharp Magazine for this piece…

The Pompadour

One easy way to give your current cut a little more edge: Add volume. The classic pompadour was the defining haircut of the 1950s, and the pomade-heavy, swept-high look still turns heads.

See: James Dean remains the gold standard, but John Cho rocks a great contemporary version.

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The Modern Buzz

There’s more to a great buzz cut than simply taking clippers to your head. Ask your barber for a #3 or #4 up top, with a clean fade using a #1 or #2 down the sides. The variations in length will look great kept short, but will also be a big help if and when you eventually decide to grow you hair back out.

See: Ryan Reynolds is a big proponent of this look, as is Chris Evans.

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The Well-Kempt Shag

Thinking about growing your hair long, but don’t want to look like such a, well, long hair? Don’t worry, it’s possible to sport a longer ‘do that still works in the boardroom. The trick is to continue seeing your barber as regularly as you would for short hair: with cleaned-up sideburns and a little layering, your mop will be just as manageable and presentable as it’s ever been.

See: Bradley Cooper and Kit Harrington both maintain handsome length.

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Get more Fall Style Tips and inspirations by checking out SHARP Magazine.

See SHARP’s top style experts and other sartorial aficionados from the likes of Rent Frock Repeat, Reiss, and Concierge Club, live at The Gentlemen’s Expo 2016 Fashion Show. It all starts at 8:15pm on Thursday, November 10 at #TGE2016.

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Use code FIVEOFF to save $5 off General Admission tickets. #BEBETTER at The Gentlemen’s Expo. November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Special guest contributor: Yang-Yi Goh.

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Fall Style Picks: Hot Sox

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Looking to step up your style game this Fall without breaking the bank?  Want to stand out from the crowd yet not look like you spent hours getting dressed?   Ties were once considered the easiest way to freshen up a look.  Times have changed though and with casual workplaces now the norm, fewemens-mona-lisar men are wearing ties on a regular basis.  Enter the new basic – fashion socks.

For many guys, socks have long been an afterthought.  Clean was good enough.  Black was standard and stripes counted as fashion.  Socks are the perfect way to add a pop of colour to any ensemble.  Unlike blazers, shirts or pants which can require substantial investment, socks are an easy, affordable way to update your existing wardrobe.

Hot Sox is hands down the go to resource for trend right fashion socks with an assortment that includes everythox3hing from on-trend geometric prints to unique novelty styles to the innovative Artist Series.  For the guy with the travel bug, the new Travel Collection, which features top destinations such as LA, South Beach and Paris, is a must have.  Be sure to check out the Hot Sox booth at the upcoming The Gentlemen’s Expo or shop The Bay (www.thebay.com) or Simons (www.simons.ca) for an extensive selection. Also check out Hot Sox current Halloween collection, pretty spooky stuff! Make sure your follow Hot Sox on Facebook, and Hot Sox on Instagram.

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Get more Fall Style Tips and see more sock inspirations by checking out Hot Sox.

See Hot Sox and an whole bunch more at #TGE2016. Tickets are ON SALE NOW. Use code FIVEOFF to save $5 off General Admission tickets.

#BEBETTER at The Gentlemen’s Expo. November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Here are some Instagram shots from Hot Sox account. How about those doggy socks?!!

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Fall Style Picks: Cognac Boots by PARC City Boot

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This Fall every gent needs a great pair of cognac coloured boots. This rich and warm hue is flattering with any look, and should be a staple in your wardrobe!

Whether you’re suiting up or playing it casual, a cognac boot will keep you sophisticated and stylish. This color is essential each season in PARC City Boot’s collection of high quality European leathers. They are dedicated to keeping you in style with our hand crafted boots that won’t break the bank.

The team at PARC City Boot pair their cognac boots daily with dark denim and khakis; reliable style for the everyday man. Seen here in their popular ‘Lincoln’ boot, this handsome color will have you strut from boardroom to boardwalk with ease. Try a pair on today!

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Get more style tips and see more Canadian inspirations by checking out PARC City Boot.

See PARC City Boot and a whole bunch more at #TGE2016. Tickets are ON SALE NOW. Use code FIVEOFF to save $5 off General Admission tickets.

#BEBETTER at The Gentlemen’s Expo. November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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