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IN-Magazine Spring/Summer 2017

Burrows' quarter annual style guide

Belstaff

Riding on the open road, high on the adrenaline of adventure. Living fast and free with a desire for discovery. That’s the image that comes to mind when we think Belstaff, a British heritage brand that exemplifies rugged elegance. Renowned for its roots in motorsports, its high-quality fabrics and old-world craftsmanship separate it from the rest. Casual yet composed, their sweatpants are a brand staple. They’re the perfect choice for someone who wants to dress in a more relaxed style while still maintaining a refined look and feel. It’s made of a premium cotton jersey, lined with fleece and remains true to Belstaff’s biker attitude with articulated panels and gunmetal hardware. Rebellious yet tasteful, technical yet stylish, Belstaff is made for modern lifestyle.

Fine Suits and Sneakers

For men who are rarely seen without a suit, this is a trend worth trying on. This genre-mixing, comfort-forward pairing is an extremely assured look that can take you from the office to the beach house. Suits and sneakers are an era-defining look and it’s a tricky one to get right. For those who wear tailoring for the fun of it, go classic with some low-top white sneakers and a pair of fitted navy blue trousers. For a weekend of gallery openings and garden parties, be daring and wear a simple dark suit sans tie with a pair from Hugo Boss. For everything else, woven-silk and linen jersey go with leather Giorgio Armani slip-ons, mat with patent Belstaff lace-ups, and wool with performance brands. For more ideas, come in and talk to us. 

Surf Holidays

There’s a great little place I know in Honolulu, Peniche, Sydney, and the Maldives where the breaks are long and slow, and the hotels are luxurious and off-the-radar. Where the water is warm and the weather is perfect. Surfing holidays are this year’s vacation scene. Gone are the campouts in beach parking lots, sipping bitter coffee and eating dry granola. These resorts are pristine paradises. Places that are as much about socializing as they are, surfing. Where you go to be deeply comfortable and left alone to enjoy the sounds of relaxation. In your Etro swimwear, you’ll learn from experienced instructors who will have you standing up on your board within hours and enjoy the waves like a pro.

High-End Sea Salt

One of the simplest ways to improve your fine cooking skills is to consider the use of premium sea salts. Traditional, natural, ancient, modern; these are not the supermarket varieties labelled as gourmet. These artisanal products are developed by passionate people who are committed to purity. They can bring out sweetness and spice, mellow out acidity, add a delicate texture that’s hard to resist and enhance the character of any recipe. Maldon Salt from the U.K. is one of the most famous; light, flaky, and distinct. Jacobsen Salt from Netarts Bay on the Oregon Coast is one of the more expensive at $55 for 18 ounces but you’ll immediately understand why. Vancouver Island Salt is hand harvested and can finish a dish perfectly. Within the category, flavoured sea salts are gaining popularity for the way they add complexity to everyday cooking. Try sprinkling blue cheese sea salt over some dark chocolate and pairing it with a glass of old vintage port to pleasantly surprise your guests.

Authentic Tequila and Artisanal Mezcal

Like a fine cigar, authentic tequila and artisanal mezcal are about texture, aroma, subtlety, and flavour. They range from $50 to $250 a bottle, and are best sipped on their own. Authentic tequila should have a warm kick and spill out citrusy, peppery notes. Handcrafted, artisanal mezcal is often a blend, like a Bordeaux wine, and with layers of fruit, chocolate, and floral tones. It can be distinguished by how the wood fire caramelizes the sugar, and imbues it with a distinct smoky aroma, like that of a peaty single-malt Scotch. The finest tequila and mezcal are made from 100% pure agave and nothing else. If you want to try something delicious and different, order one of them the next time you’re out for drinks.


Travel Tuesday Today, we’re daydreaming of the French Alps, and of holidays spent lounging in brushed wool, cashmere, and silk with our closest friends. @stoneisland_official

Travel Tuesday

Today, we’re daydreaming of the French Alps, and of holidays spent lounging in brushed wool, cashmere, and silk with our closest friends. @stoneisland_official

What to Wear Wednesday #WTWW Black is the new black. (Check out the story in our free E-Magazine.)

What to Wear Wednesday

#WTWW Black is the new black. (Check out the story in our free E-Magazine.)

Flashy Friday (.gif) A suit can makes your look classic. A suit and a cigar makes it timeless. #FlashyFriday

Flashy Friday (.gif)

A suit can makes your look classic. A suit and a cigar makes it timeless. #FlashyFriday

Man Crush Monday Heeeeere’s Jimmy! #MCM @jimmyfallon is a man of the people and a smartly-dressed one at that.

Man Crush Monday

Heeeeere’s Jimmy! #MCM @jimmyfallon is a man of the people and a smartly-dressed one at that.

Throwback Thursday #TBT Still love the 1990 @hugoboss suit. Not sure about the powder blue rotary phone though. (What were we thinking?)

Throwback Thursday

#TBT Still love the 1990 @hugoboss suit. Not sure about the powder blue rotary phone though. (What were we thinking?)

Flashy Friday (.gif) You can always depend on a pair of retro-inspired frames from @hugo_official to make a look go from casual to cool.

Flashy Friday (.gif)

You can always depend on a pair of retro-inspired frames from @hugo_official to make a look go from casual to cool.

Man Crush Monday #MCM No matter what he’s wearing, character he’s playing, or song he’s singing, he does it with style and charisma. Look out for #LaLaLand.

Man Crush Monday

#MCM No matter what he’s wearing, character he’s playing, or song he’s singing, he does it with style and charisma. Look out for #LaLaLand.

What to Wear Wednesday #WTWW Confidence is the key to great style. But don’t underestimate the power of a head-turning accessory from @oscar.jacobson.

What to Wear Wednesday

#WTWW Confidence is the key to great style. But don’t underestimate the power of a head-turning accessory from @oscar.jacobson.

Travel Tuesday What to pack? Anything from @Belstaff's A/W 16 collection. Where to go? Copenhagen, Denmark. What to see? @hotel_alexandra for the best of Danish Modern design. What to do? Make your friends jealous. 

Travel Tuesday

What to pack? Anything from @Belstaff's A/W 16 collection. Where to go? Copenhagen, Denmark. What to see? @hotel_alexandra for the best of Danish Modern design. What to do? Make your friends jealous. 

Throwback Thursday   When emulating the 80s power suit, remember this: a suit that truly fits doesn’t require a belt to hold up the trousers. Maybe suspenders. #holidaystyleguide

Throwback Thursday 

 When emulating the 80s power suit, remember this: a suit that truly fits doesn’t require a belt to hold up the trousers. Maybe suspenders. #holidaystyleguide

Man Crush Monday He sells out at Carnegie Hall, averages 125 concerts a year, and wears a different pair of shoes for each one. Classic doesn’t have to be predictable. @langlangpiano

Man Crush Monday

He sells out at Carnegie Hall, averages 125 concerts a year, and wears a different pair of shoes for each one. Classic doesn’t have to be predictable. @langlangpiano

Travel Tuesday New York has the Empire State. Chicago, the Sears Tower. But nothing beats the Bonaventure Hotel’s rotating bar in the middle of winter.

Travel Tuesday

New York has the Empire State. Chicago, the Sears Tower. But nothing beats the Bonaventure Hotel’s rotating bar in the middle of winter.

Throwback Thursday #TBT The mark of a man lies in the make of his suit. And he can never go wrong with a @canali1934 design. Even one made in the 90’s. #timeless

Throwback Thursday

#TBT The mark of a man lies in the make of his suit. And he can never go wrong with a @canali1934 design. Even one made in the 90’s. #timeless

Throwback Thursday #TBT to the Kings of Late Night. Their wit, charm, and style is still as sharp as ever.

Throwback Thursday

#TBT to the Kings of Late Night. Their wit, charm, and style is still as sharp as ever.

What to Wear Wednesday When your coat isn’t doing it and your go-to scarf isn’t enough, save your look with an accessory for your accessory.

What to Wear Wednesday

When your coat isn’t doing it and your go-to scarf isn’t enough, save your look with an accessory for your accessory.

Flashy Friday (.gif) #HolidayStyleGuide Use the past as an inspiration, then turn it into something unexpected and totally modern. That’s how a Burrows man does it.

Flashy Friday (.gif)

#HolidayStyleGuide Use the past as an inspiration, then turn it into something unexpected and totally modern. That’s how a Burrows man does it.

Man Crush Monday #MCM @beargrylls sure cuts a fine style line when he’s not pushing the edge. #ManVSWild

Man Crush Monday

#MCM @beargrylls sure cuts a fine style line when he’s not pushing the edge. #ManVSWild

Travel Tuesday Our advice to vacationing during the holidays? A bright pair of @etro swim shorts. These can take you from lounging on the beach to relaxing in the ocean.

Travel Tuesday

Our advice to vacationing during the holidays? A bright pair of @etro swim shorts. These can take you from lounging on the beach to relaxing in the ocean.

Flashy Friday (.gif) Bags packed. Sandals on. Passports out. Destination: The Jamaica Inn. (Read our free In-Magazine for more on the story.)

Flashy Friday (.gif)

Bags packed. Sandals on. Passports out. Destination: The Jamaica Inn. (Read our free In-Magazine for more on the story.)

What to Wear Wednesday He’s 6’1’’, wears leather jackets and bespoke suits, and takes a mean selfie. #FashionSanta's back. 

What to Wear Wednesday

He’s 6’1’’, wears leather jackets and bespoke suits, and takes a mean selfie. #FashionSanta's back.