Summer Apparel is Here

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Given the forecast for this weekend (and for the foreseeable future), we recommend stocking up on some summer essentials. Lucky for you, we still have plenty of Spring Summer stock.

Dries Van Noten’s Spring Summer 2016 collection is particularly well suited to the warmer months. The collection includes a variety of trousers in lighter fabrics along with a collection of shirting paying tribute to 1960s pop art and resort wear. The hyga cotton tees available in navy and black are a shop favourite—cut perfectly from some of the softest and lightest cotton we’ve seen.

A selection of eyewear from Han Kjobenhavn will keep your eyes protected all day long. Handmade using Italian acetate and nickel-free hinges, these are built to last for years.

We also have a variety of footwear from FEIT, Buddy Japan, Officine Creative along with Muroexe who are new to the shop. Moruexe produce simple, streamlined, contemporary shoes that make for the perfect summer sneaker.

Last but certainly not least, we have a selection of summer shirting from KIN and United Stock Dry Goods (pictured above). Inspired by geometric shapes, this shirting collection works well on their own or overtop a white t-shirt. Both KIN and United Stock Dry Goods shirting is proudly made in Canada.

All styles are now available in-store.

Sydney’s Recommended: The Regulars

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Shot gradually over a particularly bitter winter, The Regulars is a collection of portraits by Carlos Fernandes of the people he had come to know from his work as a bar manager. These were friends, acquaintances, familiar faces, regulars. All of which, he shared a certain bond with, as he served them drinks over the years.

To capture their true essence for his portraits, Carlos served them ‘the shot’ – a secret recipe guaranteed to make anyone cringe. The resulting collection of portraits represents a broad community of friends, acquaintances and strangers. We recommend checking out the show, you may very likely see someone familiar…

The show is on until May 29 at Steam Whistle Brewery. Click here for more info.

A Night with the Experts

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A Night with the Experts 

 Wednesday, May 11, 2016

 Wedding planning can be overwhelming, even with a power couple like you and your partner. We get it – so we’re bringing in our superhero team that will talk venue, florals, suits, hair & make-up, honeymoon, the dress and more! 

Sydney’s is partnering up with the best in the business of love & all things weddings. Join us at 6pm on Wednesday, May 11th for a Night with the Experts, a dream advice panel for all couples planning or thinking about planning a wedding.

Talk with:

Sydney’s || Suiting & Menswear

Scarlet O’Neill || Photography

Celeste Russouw || Hair & Make-Up

Blush and Bloom || Florals

Laura Olsen || Planning & Events

Room & Wild || Honeymoon & Accomodations

LoversLand || Dress & Accessories

Twobirds || Bridesmaids

SYDNEY’S RECOMMENDED: GRAD EX

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Heavy, Heavy (Hoop Dreams) by Esmaa Mohamoud, courtesy of OCAD U.

Grad Ex 101 is a massive exhibit of student work from OCAD U’s thesis program.

With more than 900 young artists and designers, Grad Ex 101 is the largest yet. Featuring painters, illustrators, designers, and more; Grad Ex is a unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of the creative thinkers who will inevitably be shaping the future of creative industries.

Grad Ex runs from May 5 to May 8. Click here for more information.

INTRODUCING: ELKA RAINWEAR

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When it comes to rainwear, it doesn’t get much better than Elka. The Danish company has been operating since 1958, producing well-designed and utilitarian garments for weather’s most extreme conditions—they also produce garments for police officers, deep sea fishermen, and other extreme weather professions.

Their no-nonsense, utilitarian approach to product, coupled with their Danish design sense creates products that are minimal and well-designed. We are pleased to carry the Elka Sønderby jacket in a variety of colours. This no-nonsense jacket is a refined take on a classic silhouette made from 90% PVC and 10% Polyester with fully-taped seams, stud closures, and a curved hem.

Get yours in-store.

Celebrate Season 6 with this Pigeon Pie.

We are huge fans of Game of Thrones. And we’re also big fans of food.

So you can bet on that we’ll be celebrating the kick-off of the new season on Sunday with an epic Game of Thrones feast.

The folks at Bon Appétit have put together a menu and recipes inspired by the show. The first, Direwolf bread, is modeled after the House Stark sigil. Then there’s a tasty ceremonial pigeon pie, which is served at weddings in the Seven Kingdoms.

You can check out the full menu here

SYDNEY’S RECOMMENDED: STEVE REICH

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Lauded as “our greatest living composer” by The New York Times and “… the most original musical thinker of our time” by The New Yorker, Steve Reich’s influence on contemporary music is undeniable, cited as an influence by a diverse range of artists such as King Crimson, Brian Eno, Radiohead, and countless others.

From his early tape loop experiments to larger orchestral pieces, Steve Reich has helped lead the charge in transforming contemporary music. Tonight at Massey Hall, on the year of his 80th birthday, he performs Clapping Music, Tehillim, and Music for 18 Musicians, which is — according to New York Times — “one of the handful of late-twentieth century works that can claim to have altered the course of Western music.”

More info here.