Dress Local with These 5 Menswear Items

These local items add an undeniably cool quality to your wardrobe.


Every now and then, local designers and shop owners bring to the scene apparel or accessories that — simply put — you cannot go without. These five finds are some of the top items in men’s fashion in the city right now. The Calgary gentleman would be remiss not to add these sophisticated, slick selections to his closet.


Vivian Lee Design Noragi, T-shirt and Jogger

photograph by arthur mola

Vivian Lee is a born-and-raised Calgarian whose active lifestyle has influenced her fashion designs. Her effortlessly cool menswear collection is no exception. This noragi jacket ($165), T-shirt ($110) and jogger ($96) combo is perfect for weekends that take you from running errands around the city to sipping a cold beverage at your local haunt.

vivianleedesign.com, @vivianleedesign 


Atelier by Ensemble Style Bespoke Suits

photograph by Heather Saitz

This perfectly fitted suit (starting at $750) exudes confidence. Made with Italian and English fabrics from world-renowned mills, each bespoke item from Atelier is developed to suit your lifestyle as well as it suits your body — pun intended. Work with experienced stylists to develop an look that makes you feel like the boss you are.

ensemblecalgary.com, @ensemblestyle on Instagram


Adesso Accessories Mosaic Pocket Square

photograph by Irving Crea Photography

Set yourself apart from the masses with this pocket square ($30), which is certain to add a subtle statement to any jacket. Local company Adesso Accessories sources its items from across the globe to give you unique items to elevate your wardrobe.

adessoaccess.com, @adessoaccess


Kent of Inglewood Odegard Dopp/Shave Kit

photo courtesy of kent of inglewood

Handcrafted in Athabasca, Alta. by Arlen and Cynthia Odegard, this kit ($450) will see you through from a day at the office to a weekend road trip headed anywhere.

319 9 Ave. S.E., 403-457-1595, kentofinglewood.com, @kentofinglewood


North American Quality Purveyors x Dickie’s 1922 Longhorn Chore Coat

Photo courtesy of North american quality purveyors

Made exclusively for North American Quality Purveyors by Dickie’s 1922, this rugged canvas coat ($240) is perfect for walking the dog, grabbing a coffee on 17th Avenue S.W. or taking a day trip to Banff.

1207 10 Ave. S.E., 403-910-9913, shopnorthamerican.com, @shopnaqp

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