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By Mark Hacking
A collection of cars for burning up the roads, these new models represent a potent mix of heart-stopping performance and heart-wrenching design.
2013 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged | $99,950
Most people who drive the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged will have no idea what they have on their hands. That’s because most people drive on perfectly paved roads. But the genius of the Range Rover is the way it can transition from ultra-luxurious urban cruising machine into rough-and-tumble off-road superstar.
The fourth-generation version of this icon has been redesigned and re-engineered from the ground up. Credited as being the world’s first SUV with an all-aluminum body, the new Range Rover is 39 per cent lighter than the outgoing model. This translates into a weight savings of up to 420 kg, depending upon the individual model chosen.
The supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine (510 horsepower; 461 lb-ft of torque) is linked to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. With its lightweight body and all that power and torque, the Range Rover Supercharged boasts a 0-100 km/h time of around five seconds, better fuel efficiency and effortless performance overall. Also, it could climb a sheer rock face if it had to.
Fashion gives guys the colours they’re used to from sports, action heroes and cartoons. In this photo shoot from our Spring 2013 Men’s issue, we take it to the next level with cartoon-like graphics and one seriously buff looking model.
Thom Browne designs clothes that have been thought to be comical and ill-fitting. They are also redefining modern menswear.
Menswear designer Thom Browne has used the runway to float some strange ideas. His provocative and characteristically wacky proposals have included a Big Bird suit of feathers in banker’s grey; punky makeup paired with papal-like capes; matronly skirts topped by jackets with the Hulk’s shoulders; see-through pants; square pants; and pants with three legs.
You might wonder, “Who but a clown is going to wear this stuff?” But all the theatrical pieces serve to put into relief the Thom Browne suit. Consisting of a short, snug jacket and trousers cropped to shin-revealing heights, it has been the basis of everything Browne has done since he launched his business a dozen years ago. In the beginning, it seemed extreme, was mocked and incited comparisons to Pee-wee Herman, but it has turned out to be a defining shape of men’s clothing today.
If you want to see something really freaky, take a look at an average suit from just six years ago. I’ve got one. Both jacket and pants are slightly too long, and the whole thing is made from the kind of lightweight, ultrafine wool that drapes like silk. Put it on, and it feels like a kimono.
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We’re not ones to turn down a celebration, especially when it’s in honour of a cool Canadian brand. That’s why we’re currently all over Naked & Famous’s capsule collection designed for its five-year anniversary in the denim biz.
Sure, the pieces are men’s but we’re always up for the challenge of appropriating menswear for ourselves and if you’re a guy looking for a summer closet update, this is exactly what you need.
Since 2009, the Canadian brand has specialized in high-quality Japanese raw denim and now, designer Brandon Svarc has teamed up with Toronto denim mecca Over the Rainbow—located in Yorkville—to create an exclusive 10-piece capsule collection.
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Men’s Fashion: 30 street style photos of Toronto’s most stylish gents (and a few ladies) at Uncle Otis’s Levi’s party
Levi’s, the iconic denim brand, has launched its first pop up shop with Uncle Otis in Toronto. To celebrate, over 125 guests filled the space for a launch party last night. In attendance were Hiroshi Awai from Creep Clothing; United owners Sydney and Michael and The Crow’s Nest barber shop boys. The event included a chance to peruse the Spring 2013 collection. The pop-up shop, which officially opened today, was designed by the Uncle Otis team. The space is based on the current Levi’s theme, so expect lots of rugged interiors that Levi’s is known for. The Levi’s shop in shop will be going on for all of 2013, including the spring 2013 and fall 2013 Levi’s collections.
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Well, that’s all she wrote. No more blurry runway pictures in your Instagram feed this season. Orange you kind of bummed?
It could be it caught our eye most because it’s the swatch of choice for safety vests, but it seemed we saw a whole lot of that colour for Fall 2013 at Men’s Fashion Week in New York. We’re not talking about the same neon hue we might have seen a couple years back, like that Jil Sander suit (you know the one). This was a burnt orange, and it was everywhere from a Mackintosh at Mark McNairy New Amsterdam to a window pane on a grey double breasted suit at Michael Bastian.
Speaking of the devil, one of the preppiest collections got a little moodier this year. Bastian’s designs were kind of like looking into Ichabod Crane’s closet, if Ichabod Crane was an Eighties arts student (Paging Baz Luhrmann!) Wide-brimmed hats and baseball jackets got plenty of runway time across the board and expect to see a lot more green suits for Fall 2013.
Though the runways are walled up in tents and studios, New York’s take on men’s fashion is more about the street. If European houses are about the fantasy, then New York Fashion Week is about keeping it real. And while a glance at the atmospheric photos coming out of New York Fashion Week will tell you just how frigid it was through the weekend on those very streets, we’ve brought you the 5 best hits to enjoy while keeping warm by the Internet’s glow.