July 15, 2008

Building Your Brand: Suits and Stationery




Mark Busse of Industrial Brand Creative had a suit made a while back at my old hangout, Modernize Tailors. Here's what he had to say about the tailor made experience:


My fashionista friend and design columnist JJ Lee convinced me to have a new black suit custom made by Modernize Tailors. It’s the first tailor-made suit I’ve ever purchased and as I experience the myriad of choices such as fabric, weight, colour, texture, pattern, lapel style, cuffs, buttons, pockets, pleats, hems, etc it occured to me: This is just like the many choices we make when executing stationery components as part of a client’s brand identity.


(read more at Industrial Brand Creative's blog)

July 8, 2008

Short and Stylish




Today, I've responded to the pleas of one man. He's 65 years old. A divorcée interested in dating and tuning up his look.

He's a very cool dude. A Liverpudlian of the same vintage as John, Paul, George and Ringo with a look reminiscent of Anthony Quinn. And he's short, like me.

Read my tips for the shorter man in the Vancouver Sun.

July 7, 2008

More on Shorts

How to wear shorts by the designers of Imaginary Friend, Megan Dengerink and Nadine Spidla. (Speaking of shorts, my next Vancouver Sun column will look at style tips for the shorter man.)