The Art of StyleCal Chan

The classic fall suit.

The Art of StyleCal Chan
The classic fall suit.
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As a stylist, my main focus is quality meets functionality. I seek out local companies in the Vancouver area that, not only design unique clothes, but are also ethically sourced, slow-fashion focused, and are moving toward sustainable fashion, creating reliable products that can last a lifetime. The latest photoshoot I styled centered around the 3-piece suit from Garrison Bespoke. Founded in Toronto, Canada, the company takes both English and Italian traditional craftsmanship and infuses them with a modern twist in their tailoring.

The model, Richard Wong, one of the partners in the Vancouver branch for Garrison Bespoke, recently received this 3-piece bespoke suit just in time for the fall-winter season. I love the look of this slimmed-down modern-take on the classic wool flannel suit, popularized in the mid-1950s. (https://www.gentlemansgazette.com/flannel-guide-fall-fabric/) Made from 90% wool flannel and 10% silk for a softer touch, Garrison sources their fabric from Dormeuil and Vitale Barberis Canonico, both renowned Mills from England, known for their long-standing prestigious quality used by companies like Tom Ford. The wool is heavier than a cotton suit, draping elegantly on the body, creating a sharp armor-like silhouette.

Reminiscing on such a classic suit, we've paired it with a 1960s TR3A Triumph, capturing the essence of the mid-50s- 60s for the modern-day gentleman.

You can book an appointment at their pop up shop in the back of the Regal Grooming Lounge at 415 Hornby St.

Cal is a creative fashion consultant, encouraging the growth of inner confidence through fashion, working with clients who want to optimize their look to suit their lifestyles. "I seek authenticity for my clients to help them wear their heart on their sleeve."

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