Old Montreal is known for its cute boutiques, fashion designers, good taste, and good style. As the season changes, we have consulted the Gens du Vieux, our experts on the matter of masculine fashion, about dressing accordingly.
“There are 7 trends (content in French) emerging this autumn/winter,” explains Patricia Trépanier, personal men’s stylist. “First, regarding colours, keep an eye on beige tones, camel, tan, brown, and red. As for cuts, we’re going to see more rolled collars, a revised version of the classic suit, and we should also mention the “après-ski” look and geometric patterned sweaters. And finally for materials, leather and especially vegan leather are king.” If you aren’t familiar with these terms or you want to build your wardrobe properly, Patricia offers a “turnkey” solution service: according to your preferences, your body type, age, and activity level, she will build a collection of twenty clothing items, ready to be mixed and matched. All you have to do is contact her by email and two weeks later, you will be dressed in new duds from head to toe.
We love going to Clusier for the experience: here you can enjoy a coffee while the staff really takes the time to get to know you. Whether by discussing your tastes, your activities, or simply taking your measurements to get you an impeccable fit, the owner resolutely abides by this exceptional level of service. If you don’t have time to wait, or you’re just searching for a comfortable yet elegant ready-to-wear outfit, they have an entire line of season essentials, notably including their house brand with its ever-excellent fabric and cut quality.
Situated in Bonsecours Market, we love this boutique for its range of shirts and their selection of masculine hats. Firstly, about the shirts – even though the sleeves get longer, some just aren’t ready to put away the summer colours. But as a gentle reminder, bright shades are a great accent to more serious outfits. We also love their hats and the large choice of colours and sizes, especially welcome for the return of cooler temps!
On the sales floor at the beautiful boutique rue Saint-Paul, you can find elegant and chic cuts without the unnecessary frills. Simple in style, yet rich in looks, this autumn season collection comes in black, grey, and white, and all of these items easily accessorise with each other. We loved the touch of yellow that gives a sorely needed dynamic accent to any versatile wardrobe.
(Photo 1: Dubuc chez Pacini)
Sweaters, pants, shoes, and toques; this Notre Dame Street boutique is your outfitter from head to toe and every little detail in between. But for this autumn, we’d guess that you might want to add one of their overshirt jackets to your wardrobe to combat the changing weather and transition toward cooler temperatures. Also, Rooney still has a great choice of products from the Comme des garçons brand, always a real value. And, okay, okay. We confess that we also really love the inspiring magazines they carry, like The New Era and Kinfolk.
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OTH just received the latest collections from both Vans and Stüssy and company, and of course, now is prime hoodie season. But we also love Off the Hook's shoe selection. There’s no way their wide range of New Balance, some of the most original and colourful shoes around, will let you down.
Also, when you sign up for their newsletter, you will receive a 10% discount on your first purchase, and you can also register for their sneaker release calendar.
(Photo 4-5: OTH)
Here, we’re highlighting this “glasses bar”. Besides vision exams, this business pushes the concept of being more than just a simple glasses store: We’re talking about stylish eyewear and an entire panoply of services, advice, and support to help you find the best pair of glasses for your needs. Bold, chic, artistic, and minimalistic, your new frames and excellent service await you at this McGill Street business.
Sandrini is the destination for your next shoes, wallet, or bag. This boutique is a family business that made its mark in the neighbourhood through the quality of its products and the comfort of their shoes. The owner has taken over the work of his father with the same customer engagement. The classic, timeless cuts and styles sold here are evidence of the real value they sell.
At Maison privée they don’t just cut beards, they offer an experience! We love the dynamism and reception given at this flagship neighbourhood business, and the quality and price you get for the service will win over even the stoniest of hearts.
The face can take a lot of beating, what with the changing of the seasons and the wearing of masks. Make sure you’re taking care of it!
The facial treatment, “Man Overboard”, is the best friend of shaven faces, providing anti-aging properties and super hydration! Giving you a deep clean, exfoliation, scrubbing, and toning, it’s a nice moment of relaxation and revival for your face.
Good to know: Bota Bota also has the “For the Sailor” package, including a Layover water circuit, a 60-minute Swedish massage, and the “Man Overboard”. It’s a great way to combine and save for a wonderfully zen moment.
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