Monday, 5 August 2013

Mr. Cavaliere has moved!


Hey guys,

If you don't know by now, I have moved my site to mrcavaliere.com and will be posting from there from now on! A lot has changed since the old site and I am excited to get working on new content to improve your experience of Mr. Cavaliere. I wanted to create a site that not only answers all of your menswear questions, but also inspires you in your day-to-day sartorial choices. I hope the site becomes a place where menswear enthusiasts of all types can share, learn and grow to develop their own personal style.

Click here to see the new Mr. Cavaliere experience. 

Yours truly, 

Mr. Cavaliere

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Crombie - Timeless Elegance

One thing that I always stress when it comes to menswear is traditional elements mixed with modern aesthetic and Crombie is a brand that exemplifies just that. Crombie started in 1805 by John Crombie, son to a family of Scottish weavers. John established his first woollen mill at Cothal Mills in Aberdeen, Scotland and quickly established a reputation throughout Britain for the quality of his luxury cloth. By the mid-nineteenth century, the Crombie business had established its reputation amongst the fashionable drapers of London and Paris. 
Crombie's fine wools, tweeds, cashmeres and merinos became the fabric of choice for Savile Row tailors and gentlemen of taste. During the First and Second World War, Crombie temporarily switched its production to military officers' uniforms for the British Army without compromising one important aspect, exceptional quality. With its war work over, Crombie reassumes its position as a purveyor of fine British fashion to celebrities royalty, and statesmen worldwide. Crombie wearers include such iconic figures such as Cary Grant, The Beatles, John F. Kennedy, Jack Nickelson, Mick Jagger, and Elton John just to name a few. Crombie has found a way to be a Iconic brand for over 200 years by developing top of the line quality as well as adapting to customer demands.

 Below is my favorite coat from Crombie’s iconic outerwear collection!


British Army Green Authentic Great Coat

As you may or may not already know I am a huge fan of big pronounced collars on my wool over coats and this army green number has just the right size. I love the slim silhouette throughout the jacket as well as the bold gold buttons. I also am a big fan of its military inspired roots. The great thing about army green is it can be paired with a numerous amount of colors and outfits. Formally I would pair this coat with a slim grey window pane suit to add some depth, a tailored white pique dress shirt, a hunter green varsity printed tie with yellow stripes, and a two tone beige and brown leather wingtip boot. In a casual setting I would pair this coat with a chambray shirt buttoned all the way to the top, slim brown chinos with a slight cuff, and a dark brown distressed military boot tied all the way up to the top.  
Below is actually a visual of Nick Wooster donning the Great Coat at New York Fashion Week 2013! 

Yours truly, 
   Mr. Cavaliere 



Thursday, 22 November 2012

Seanol Canada Review


Just a couple of weeks ago I was sent a few products from this new men's grooming line called Seanol. Seanol is originally from Korea and is becoming known for their men's skin and hair remedies. This past May, the two young & trend-savvy female entrepreneurs behind Seanol introduced a new Korean brown algae skincare secret to Canada.

Seanol is luxurious, anti-oxidizing, direct from South Korea, and made of Ecklonia Cava. Ecklonia Cava is a sea polyphenol extracted from brown algae that grows exclusively off Jeju Island, one of the worlds 7 Wonders of Nature. Seanol Canada's brown algae has been proven to promote cell-generation, in turn, clearing and softening skin, promoting hair growth and thickness, and many other benefits. 

Here's what I though of Seanol products.

Procava Shampoo and Conditioner: 



At first I wasn't too keen on putting brown algae in my hair but after using it multiple times, I began to see results. My hair felt thicker and healthier and I would definitely recommend this product to people who have thin hair since it really helps to thickening up each hair. Another great benefit is that the bottle is quite small (under 100ml) and is perfect for people who travel a lot since it saves space and is airport friendly!

Procava Scalp Tonic 
What a lot of people think when they buy hair growth products is that their hair is going to grow back immediately; sadly this is not the case. These types of products are not magical, they simply create the environment needed to promote hair growth. That is exactly what the Procava Scalp Tonic does! It's quick and easy to use: just a couple sprays when you jump out of the shower and a slight rub into the scalp and you're done. Seanol definitely had the typical time savvy gentleman in mind when creating this! 

Seanol Toothpaste 
I have to admit this was my least favorite of the bunch. This flouride-free, paraben-free and preservative-free toothpaste effectively controls bacterial growth in the mouth and on toothbrushes. It's also supposed to maintain healthy gums but personally I felt as if this product tasted like nothing. Once I would finish brushing my teeth I wouldn't get that minty satisfaction I get from other toothpaste brands and for that reason I wasn't a fan.

The Creme Cava   
I hate having dry flaky skin but I was never really able to find a skin care product that worked with my specific skin type. The majority of the products I tried were always either too greasy when applied or smelt really sweet and feminine. What I love about The Creme Cava is that your skin gets the right amount of moisture without feeling slick and slimy. Also, it has a very pleasant but muted scent. 

If you want to check out any of the products for yourself, just click the product images above and it will link you to the Seanol Canada website!  

Yours Truly, 

   Mr. Cavaliere

Monday, 5 November 2012

HP and Windows 8 NYC Launch Party

Last week I was privileged enough to attend a really cool event in New York City called ARTIST#TALK. The event was a live interview series with musicians of all different genres, developed by Arjan a music blogger from Arjanwrites.com, HP, and Microsoft. It was a really interesting segment which spotlights the careers and creative process of an artist though conversation and music in a very intimate setting. ARTIST #TALK is unlike most talk shows as it focuses in on the one thing that matters most, music. 



The segment that I attended though was a little bit different than the normal version of ARTIST #TALK. This episode not only featured musical group The Far East Movement, but was part of a bigger HP initiative to mark the release of Windows 8 and to showcase some of their new products that include Beats by Dre audio technology. Throughout the iconic Terminal 5 complex was interactive games, an unforgettable show by two aerial acrobats, as well as a high-energy private show by the Far East Movement that included fan favourites, new songs and the very first live performance of “Little Bird” from their new album “Dirty Bass”.
During the ARTIST#TALK portion of the night, Far East Movement talked extensively about their humble beginnings as a band, growing up in downtown Los Angeles, interning with universal music, as well as their musical and fashion inspirations, quite notably, The Beastie Boys.
Overall it was a great experience and I would like to thank HP and Microsoft for inviting me to the event, Far East Movement for putting on an amazing show, and Toronto is Fashion for giving me the opportunity to attend!
Your truly, 
   Mr. Cavaliere

Monday, 29 October 2012

Mr. Cavaliere is now on Tumblr!


Welcome to my new page, Mr Cavaliere: The Life & Times! This page is dedicated to my daily activities and will offer a slightly more personal feel than the blog. Here, you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at our photoshoots, you'll find great pieces I find while out and about, street style photos, pictures from events I attend, and much much more. Think of this page as a visual journal in the life of Canada's Sharpest man! 


Click the logo to the right to visit!


Yours truly, 

   Mr. Cavaliere