TFW: The Best Menswear at Toronto Fashion Week

Official Toronto Fashion Week is back for a second season in their re-invented incarnation. This season they deemed up with The Collections to present a slew of established and emerging designers at the ‘tents’ in Yorkville Village. Now while the field was dominated with womenswear, we managed to catch some great menswear collections. Here’s our top five favourites for what you should be wearing for Fall Winter 2018.

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Andrew Coimbra‘s collection was dominated by amazing outerwear. His chic minimalist aesthetic exudes laid back cool effortlessly with a nod to classic menswear. Best looks: his outerwear would make any man look more chic this fall.

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Hendrixroe showed another strong collection with great energy. The show opened with a performance by Hip Hop artists Kardinal Offishall and Pree. The latest collection showed lots of great prints that emphasized the core of the brand – rocker cool. We loved all the use of print to update classic suiting.

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Hayley Elsaesser is known for her over the top custom prints that are not for the faint of heart. But we love her fearless approach to print and fashion. If you are want to experiment with more colour and print, perhaps try one of her amazing printed tracksuits. The perfect combo of retro and modern.

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Triarchy is a sustainable denim brand that showed updated versions of the classic Canadian Tuxedos – lots of great denim on denim looks. Our favourite – the sequin sleeved black denim jacket. Who says men can’t wear a little sparkle?

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Christopher Bates has been at this game for a few years. You could call him the veteran in this field. And he delivered some great classic menswear pieces with the classic Bates twist. His use of blue was perfection.

MAYER MAN is a new line from Ross Mayer (known for his womenswear). The collection features separates that blur the boundaries between casual and chic. The presentation featured 13 looks that included textured sweaters, wool coats with fur lapels, and tailored patterned trousers. His outerwear is worth noting.

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WIL Studio decided to show their collection in a gallery style showroom setting. The progressive, trend-setting and impactful show incorporated bungee cords and unique hardware to execute a cohesive menswear collection. This is great menswear streetwear with a little bit of wit.

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Christian Dare
Christian Dare spent much of his formative years working in the fashion industry as a National Visual Manager before he turned his attention to writing. He currently writes for AmongMen, Complex and his own blog, Christian Dare Edited. You can find him online at www.christiandareedited.com or follow him on Twitter @christiandare but he is more fun on Instagram @christian_dare
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