Back in December, my friend Lance Chung and I launched our very own event series called In Good Company or on social #InGoodCompanyTO, where we invited some of Toronto’s most influential tastemakers, leaders and innovators to hang out. We wanted to create a space that not only brought different industries together but did so in an environment that encouraged collaboration, friendship and community. After all whats the point in knowing people and having great friends if you never really get the time to spend with them. So who were these eight distinguished men? We had the Director of Marketing at Saks Fifth Avenue Shayne Stephens, Men’s fashion and lifestyle bloggers Daniel Ocean, Canada’s sharpest man Jonathan Cavaliere, Editor-in-chief of Complex Canada Christopher Turner, Artistic Director Marcus Kan, famed photographer Chris Aznar, Stylist extraordinaire Marc Andrew Smith and menswear buyer for Over The Rainbow Nigel Seebaran.
For our inaugural event (which was hosted at The Shop), we introduced our friends to the traditional Japanese art of Sashiko. Seen on the likes of Nick Wooster and other men’s style icons, this intimate workshop was designed to teach us everything we needed to know about the craft. We figured with the Canadian tuxedo season in full bloom this would be a great activity for our chosen few. To help elevate the experience we were honoured to have some incredible sponsors. Food for the evening was provided by the incredible people at Carbon Bar, drinks by our good friends at Peroni and amazing state of the art Galaxy View tablets from Samsung Canada which made for great teaching tools. To top it off this event wouldn’t have been anything if not for the contribution by Paige Denim that supplied each of our guests with two pairs of complimentary jeans and a denim shirt to do with as they saw fit. Here are some great behind the scenes shots from our fun evening courtesy of our good friend Mauricio Calero.