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The Brown Spirits of #WhiskyWednesday: Aberlour, Glenlivet, and Powers

On one of the last warm Wednesday’s of the year, whisky enthusiasts were invited for an afternoon tasting and lunch at CC Lounge in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood of Toronto. Hosted by Corby Distilleries, one of Canada’s oldest and seemingly busiest marketing and distribution companies in spirits and imported wines, the group experienced some of the latest and greatest to hit the LCBO shelves this fall. The tasting included an assortment of delicious brown spirits that  ...

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Stylish Frames from Polette for Fall 2015

My trusted friends at Polette helped curate a beautiful trio of frames for this fall. In preparation for the long grind through winter, it may be worthwhile to look into shifting your focus to something a little more classic. Give Your Eyes A Break With e-Polette As Summer 2015 has reached the tail end of its life expectancy, it’s time to get back on the grind. September is genuinely regarded as a flashing green light on life’s long strip of road, and with that is the need to  ...

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Live Bold with Graffigna Wines

Prior to my July road trip to PEI, I was invited to join the “Live Bold” Influencer series hosted by Graffigna, an exquisite wine in the San Juan province of Argentina. While I’d like to think “living bold” is something every man should have already adopted (with varying levels of bravado), that’s rarely the case as there’s just too many guys out there living painfully average. But that’s okay, we all have to start somewhere, right? To  ...

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From Your Dad’s Suit to Your Power Suit: A Coming-of-Age Journey of the Suit

There’s nothing more visually mortifying than observing a man in an oversized suit. In most careers, where formal business attire is the requirement, ill fitted suits continue to be the never ending nightmare. From its unnecessarily wide pant legs to bunched-up cuffs; from its football pad shoulders to its box-like cut; the mysterious, draping phenomenon latches on to the psyche of the average man, heighten by the phobia of modern cuts and the illusion that “baggier clothes make  ...

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Learning Smirnoff as a Teaching Assistant

Guess what, y’all! I’m officially a Teaching Assistant. The Smirnoff Double Blackademy is a vodka-driven collective that inspires true knowledge in the wake of the average. And I’ll be your mentor in the process. As part of my initiation, I received a neat box of stuff that the every day guy simply needs in their quest to #StepUp past the dreaded average. For the next few cold weeks and months, Smirnoff and I are going to work on helping you become Verified: Awesome. Breda  ...

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Spending a Day with the Fit Family: Fitset in a Honda Fit

Big things come in small, little packages. You could say that the Honda Fit is one such vehicle that packs a punch, and by punch, I mean anything you can possibly toss into it. I got a call from Honda a few weeks ago, with an offer to take on this big things come in small, little packages challenge by pairing me up with one of their prototypical Honda Fit buyers: the busy downtown guy in need of a vehicle that’s compact enough to zip around the city for the purpose of fulfilling  ...

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Smirnoff Double Black Blackademy – Style Tips for the Absolutely Clueless

There’s nothing better than funny poking fun at the average Joe. He’s a bit lost in the style department, could use a bit of work with the ladies and well, etiquette? He’s still never opened a door for a woman not his mother. Lets be frank here: most guys, especially those who still subscribe to Maxim or wear unisex cologne are both clueless and everywhere still. Smirnoff’s latest campaign of 15 second style advice clips titled Blackademy include an army of  ...

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Getting Over My Fear of Eye Glasses with Polette Eyewear

I wasn’t always a confident dude, you know. For most of my life, I wore butt-ugly glasses. I’m not sure if it was like that for the rest of you 80s babies, but when I was in elementary school, eye glasses were always associated with geekery and nerdisms. In Grade 4, I used to be in big-time denial over it: lying about my deteriorating vision to my parents and guessing what the teacher wrote on the chalkboard. After crying my eyes out when I was told I needed glasses, I was sure that it  ...

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5 Things That Make the 2014 Acura MDX “POP”, Plus a Super Relaxing Getaway.

Alright, alright, alright. I’m probably little spoiled by Acura at this point. I must’ve test drove a slew of great vehicles on their fleet, including the TL [read this], ILX [watch this], and the RSX. All extremely legit cars that I’ve raved wildly about. I’m very specific about my favourite types of vehicles to write about. I don’t like driving shitty cars. At my age and experience, basic level vehicles are pretty much off the cards. Of course, I probably  ...

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Nota Bene’s Gin & Tonic Bar: DIY for the Wiser

There’s something beautiful about customization. Many times we’re given prix fixe, chef-selected, or options based around appetizer-entree-dessert. I’d like to think that after you’ve become a master at dining and having drinks, you can start making selections for yourself. While I’m nowhere near a master at dining and mixology, I sometimes think I’m nearing the 10,000 hour mark. And therefore, we tend to think we can start getting outside of the box a  ...

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