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5 Takeaways From #TGE2017

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First things first. We hope you had good time. We try and bring many worlds together under one roof. Style, grooming, tech, sports, food, wine, spirits, beer, cocktails, chefs, footwear, custom clothing and more. Here are the 5 big takeaways from the 2017 edition of The Gentlemen’s Expo.

5) Shopping

This was Black Friday after all. Those beautiful jackets from Wully Outerwear. Those plaid sherpa shirts from Honorable Beasts. Those gorgeous winter boots from Altorosto. The message behind TenFed clothing (buy a piece, fed 10 kids). That incredible selection of Parc City Boots. Those game-changing socks from Voxx Life. The cool factor of Brave & Bearded. The variety and styles of socks from Hot Sox. Those form fitting boxer briefs from Topik Wear. Those shoe saving products from Urad. The custom selection from Surmesur. The garment saving offerings from Park Lane Cleaners. The class of King & Bay Custom Clothing. The Canadian-inspired pieces from Gentlemen Of The North. The botanicals from False Ox. The vast product line from Elegance Gel.  The grooming essentials from 6ixMan.

4) Wine

Let’s be real here for a minute. Wine & Cheese is a crowd pleaser. Raven for Ravenswood was a collaboration between Ravenswood Wines and Cheese Boutique. Side note: this is what we are hoping the menu in heaven looks like. Eugene, Ravenswood’s Master Of Wine, weaved a delicious story of wine into his Culinary Stage presentation. It was magic. Glasses raised for Eugene and the entire crew at Ravenswood. Happy people all around.

3) Tweed

Every day there’s a story on the interwebz about Cannabis. It’s a hot topic from an incredibly fast-growing industry. We wanted to share knowledge on this emerging and ever-changing sector with our audience, so we enlisted the best. That’s Tweed Inc. Tweed brought their experts: Shega, Jonathan, Daniel, Adam – and hosted two panels packed full of Cannabis content. Totally engaging stuff.

2) Culinary Stage

Honestly, how great was Lindsey Greflund as host of The Culinary Stage. She was awesome. Also awesome… was live demo after live demo from the stage. Ted Reader and his grilling skills, Mark Bylok and his whisky knowledge, Rachel Bies and her healthy food inspiration, Tonia Wilson and her flavour combinations, Michelle Tham and her beer expertise, and Jason Nolan and his culinary creativeness. It was epic. The samples were epic. What an absolute treat.

1) Boxing

When we were talking about about adding a live boxing element to #TGE2017, we had no idea how incredible it was going to be. The headlining event of of #TGE2017 Day 1 was Friday Night Fights To End Cancer presented by Tweed. Proper pugilists aiming for Olympic spots were hungry and ready to put on a show. And boy did they. 5 exciting fights held the audience captive for the better part of Friday Night, and some money was raised for Fight To End Cancer. Special shout out to Jennifer, Virgil and the FTEC crew, along with Showdown Joe Ferraro for lending his talents. Could not have been possible with the support of Tweed and last but not least, the referees, judges and fighters. We will definitely do this again!

Photo: Rebecca Freeman Photography

 

 

 

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7 More Things Not To Miss At #TGE2017

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There are hundreds of products, services and ‘stuff’ on offer at The Gentlemen’s Expo. Also add in that this is the Black Friday weekend, you’ll be sure to find some deal. Every aisle you turn down, you’ll be sure to discover something new and something awesome. Here’s another short list of some items from brands that we are pretty excited about. The Gentlemen’s Expo is THIS WEEKEND, Nov 24-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building. See you soon. Here are a few more things to look forward to…

Jameson Irish Whiskey

Jameson Irish Whiskey will be at #TGE2017. They always do it up properly. Did you know Jameson is produced at Midleton Distillery, Co Cork where it follows a local diet? Did you know Jameson is triple distilled? Jameson is a traditional blended Irish whiskey made from rich spicy pot still and light fragrant grain whiskey and they are waiting for you at #TGE2017. 

Elegance Gel

Specializing in high-quality hair gels, shaving & colour products, Elegance leads the way with Professional Hair Cosmetics for Men and Women. The Elegance Pomade is perfect for sculpting and holding that style all night long.

Urad Leather Care

Keeping your kicks fresh and clean is what URAD is all about. In 1966, URAD was developed by the Daru family (Urad is Daru spelled backwards), for the Italian furniture industry. But as most great products, over time, URAD’s popularity has grown worldwide and is now available in many different sizes and formulations. With our harsh climate, Canadians love Urad Leather Care Products!

King & Bay

For almost a decade, discerning Toronto men have been trusting the Master Clothiers at King & Bay to interpret their personal style and dress them in quality, sophisticated garments. Going custom is an investment in time and money, and the gentlemen of King & Bay will make you feel right at home. Visit them at #TGE2017 and enjoy a cocktail and get all your custom suiting questions answered.

Tenfed Clothing

Tenfed is a clothing company based in Toronto, ON that offers unique yet simple, everyday apparel.  Tenfed launched back in August 2015 with a mission to help feed as many hungry children as possible. For every Tenfed item that is sold, TEN meals are provided to feed hungry children around the globe with the help of our partner, Kids Against Hunger Canada. Their mission is to help feed as many hungry children as possible, while continuously raising awareness to poverty around the world by offering unique yet simple, everyday apparel and accessories, where 10 nutritious meals are provided for every item sold.

Yvette Spencer

Ever heard of Scalp Micro-Pigmentation? To put it bluntly, it’s a tattoo on your head.  Yvette Spencer is a leader in this area. This Ancient Japanese secret has kept the men looking their best even when losing  their hair. It is achieved by implanting tiny hairlike dots and strokes into the scalp. The skin is prepared by using topical Anesthetic cream to get a numbing effect during the procedure. Also, talk to Yvette if you are interested in Laser Tattoo Removal and Fibroblast Skin Tightening. She’ll be at #TGE2017

Voxxlife

VOXXLIFE is a technology company devoted to drug-free wellness, optimal health and improved human performance. The company develops innovative technologies to create wellness and performance products that allow people of all walks of life to enjoy an improved quality of life and achieve their true potential. Athletic socks, liners and insoles

The Gentlemen’s Expo is the premium event for emerging and established men’s lifestyle products, integrated consumer experiences and on-stage programming that will entertain and educate men.  It all happens November 24-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building.

Come to #TGE2017 if you are interested in: style, tech, music, sports, cars, alcohol, grooming, sex, food, entrepreneurship, whiskey, beer, spirits, gaming, DIY, wellness, health and more.  Come to#TGE2017 if you want to see great speakers and compelling attractions. Come to #TGE2017 if you want to #BeBetter.

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