Although not as glamorous and well paid as female models, male models deserve a list of their own. Our top picks from Toronto have truly distinguished looks which would not be as welcomed in their female counterparts. The ever-evolving world of fashion is coming into grips with the realities of a futile global economy. With shifting powers, and the growth of Asian markets, there is a new demand for racially diverse and multi-ethnic models. As the multicultural hub of the world, Canada is seen as a mine for a new crop of exotic and unique faces. Some of the men listed below exemplify this trend as they hold traditional angular frames of previous generations but still have a look all their own.
Every year, Toronto (Canada) holds an all night art festival: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Across the city, both local and international artists showcase their work for citizens and tourists to see – all for free for the whole 12 hours. Intersected with sponsored/comissioned exhibitions are those put on by the art community at large. Previous years have seen downtown boutique hotels with massive balloon installations on the outside, bands performing in the window of closed stores, and two locals dress up and re-enact a famous tennis match.
So much of our daily life is often spent in the kitchen. From prepping a family dinner to whipping up a quick breakfast on the way to work, our day often starts and ends there. Toronto is home to some of the best kitchen supply stores around. Some of them known for their dirt cheap prices, some for their kitschy gadgets and others for their high tech (and sometimes high cost) accessories.
With 48% of Toronto’s population being of the male gender, it’s not surprising that the city has a number of barber shops filled with well-trained and talented barbers. What qualifies these classic mens’ hubs to fall under the category of being the best? The combined years of experience their barbers hold and their ability to make a man feel at home in their well designed experience.
In the last couple of years the international fashion community has increasingly looked to Canadian agencies for new faces. Long-crowned Canadian queens of the runway, Coca Rocha, Daria Webrowy, and Jessica Stam have paved the way for a new crop of fresh-faced Torontonians. Though young and quirky, the models listed below have strutted some of the most coveted runways worldwide with grace and confidence beyond their years.
Whoever said one man’s trash is another man’s treasure must have been a professional vintage shopper. Be fair warned, vintage furniture shopping isn’t for everyone. You must be well equipped with an eye for finding diamonds in the rough and a generous amount of patience, otherwise your efforts may go in vain.
When it comes to retail, appealing to a single gender seems like a daunting task enough. Although there is a ton of truth to the saying “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” there are nonetheless a select group of stores who seem to have mastered the art of pleasing both sexes.
Combine one part applied art, one part applied science, two parts aesthetics and ergonomics with a pinch of improved marketability and production and you’ve got the recipe for the fundamentals of industrial design.