Interest in men’s fashion and grooming has come a long way in recent years, which could be traced back to the Don Draper effect. In downtown Toronto, it’s fairly common to go a few blocks and see dozens of men dressed in on-trend, seasonal looks. Some research even suggests that the market for men’s shoes could soon eclipse women’s.
From eyewear to shoes, some of the most sought-after brands that show up in the new Kingsman film are also available right here in Toronto – though many items designed specifically for the big screen are only available through an exclusive partnership with UK-based online retailer, Mr. Porter.
For anyone looking to incorporate some international spy flair into their look, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Kingsman style pieces and tracked down where you can pick them up locally or online.
A sleek watch makes a style statement and also transforms the gesture of checking the time from digging around for your phone into a simple, classy turn of the wrist. You can find the custom Bian Variani watches at variani.com
There are many suit jackets on display in Kingsman, but the one that caught our eye is a slim-fitted herringbone blazer with a felted undercollar and ticket pocket (view in photos above). This specific jacket is only available from Mr. Porter, though you may spot similar styles in Toronto.
Prescription glasses have rarely been portrayed as an asset to secret agents on film, unless they're harbouring a hidden laser or pin for picking handcuffs. Now, however, glasses can be a sign of style and civility for the fictional spies of the world. In Kingsman, multiple characters don glasses made by Cutler and Gross, who have a store location on Queen West.
A pair of Oxfords are standard for aspiring men of mystery. And while the specific George Cleverly shoes shown in the film are exclusively sold by Mr. Porter, you can find comparable and less expensive Oxford dress shoes from local stores like Heel Boy or Get Outside.
No sophisticated world-traveller look is complete without the right suitcase. In Kingsman, you'll spot Globe-Trotter luggage designed especially for the film. These items are not your typical rectangular monsters often seen rolling between airport gates, but vintage-style suitcases that complement a modern aesthetic. In Toronto, you can find Globe-Trotter luggage at Betty Hemmings stores.