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So, we all know it gets cold in Canada and many other regions across the world, however, when its down to -15 Degrees and you still want to wear a nice jacket and not twenty layers with a bomber…what do you do?

You check out Cardinal of Canada of course!

I love all manner of jackets and coats, don’t get me wrong. I wear many looks, ranging from a Parka to a layered bomber. However, when I’m wearing my jeans and a blazer, i want something a little more…elegant.

I was lucky enough to work with Cardinal of Canada over the last month. They provided me with the Le Clair jacket which is not only gorgeous but incredibly comfortable and soft to the touch. Wearing it over a suit or blazer was just as easy as pairing it with a wool sweater and jeans. Both looks were awesome.

“Cardinal of Canada was founded by Sam Ray. In the early years, Sam focused on harnessing the softness and strength of cashmere — so much so that the company’s cashmere coats became recognized for their strict attention to detail and quality craftsmanship.”

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As we approach the end of the year and generally a quieter time of the year, I thought it would be poignant to take a look back over the last year and possibly one of my most favorite things to do, look forward to the next!

Back in January 2016 i made the decision to start posting images of my daily attire for the world to see, well….in all reality the 15 people that followed my Instagram account! Who would have thought that fast forwarding 11 months, my style would be in front of not only 43,000 followers but over a million people a week! Unbelievable!

One thing in my life that wasn’t prepared for the success of @iamrainbird…was my wardrobe! I am so fortunate to have worked with some incredible brands over the last year! Including but not limited to Soren Custom Suits, Daniel Wellington, Grant Stone, DSTLD Jeans, Thomas Sabo, Motorola and Banana Republic.

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Wow -10! It's definitely layering weather!

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This year was also a year to give back. By growing a rather phenomenal moustache, I was able to raise awareness with @movembercanada for Mens Health issues. A very worthwhile cause and I was truly humbled to be part of the team!

Now seems like a good reflection point. Whats next? How do I evolve my brand? How do I stand out?

Over the last month you may have noticed a change to my posts and feed in general. Not solely focussing on Fashion but also lifestyle. What can you expect in 2017? Rest assured, my style will not be changing! You will still be treated to incredible ties, wonderful suits, jeans galore and tie bars! You will start to see more relaxed styles on the weekends, allowing me to collaborate with different brands and expand the breadth of looks I can show you! My youtube Vlog will begin to see more action as video starts to become more highly integrated.

In January, there will be something completely different! TRAVEL! Yes, I will be traveling to Costa Rica for two weeks and will be blogging about the experience and the accommodation. Witches Rock Surf camp will be our first location. My Instagram will be full of location photos along with DRONE videos! Yes, you saw the teaser shot of my new piece of kit a few weeks ago, with my Gruv Gear bag.

So in closing, I would like to thank each and every one of the brands that has worked with me over the year and also all of you for following my account and engaging with me every single day! Id like to mention a great group of fellow gents as well! You’ve listened to the podcasts with Jake and I…he’s a truly awesome person. Huge thanks also go to Mitch, Ryne, Davis, Ben, Travis, Matt and Matt for their inspiration and support!

A huge thank you from me personally and warmest holiday wishes from my entire family to yours!

STAY TUNED FOR 2017!

 

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What’s a great way to spice up a look or add to an already killer outfit? Jewelry! That’s right ladies and gents….get your wrists ready for some serious action!

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not a huge fan of guys wearing twenty bracelets on one arm trying to look like Xerxes out of 300, but I am talking about accent pieces that compliment what you’re wearing.

Enter Thomas Sabo. Now, let me start by saying that I have known of this brand for a long time as my own Mother absolutely loves their charm type bracelets…but lucky for us they also have a mens collection!

Their mens line does not feel gimmicky to me, it feels legitimate. Their designs are incredibly detailed and the items have physical weight to them which I love. You know the feeling of putting something on, whether it be a watch or even a ring and it just feels solid…that’s the feeling you get here.

Our mission is to create a product that delights and fascinates people. Our aims are:
–       to constantly inspire our customers with innovative and trend-setting creations
–       to spread our unique love for style
–       to define the industry standard with materials of the highest quality

Thomas Sabo really does have a passion for quality, style and trends. Walking around their store was a true experience and had me thinking about all of the different ways I could pair items with current looks in my wardrobe. I have selected certain pieces from their collection that truly represent my own style but they have so much to offer.

My choices were the Leather Bracelet, Silver Bangle and silver bead Bracelet. I cannot say enough about their items. You can find these items and more at www.thomassabo.com

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PLEASE READ THIS! GIVEAWAY! OK, here it is. The 33k "Styled like Rainbird" giveaway! Get ready to have a chance to win some really cool stuff hand curated by me hand in hand with some incredible companies that I have had the pleasure to work with. A winner will be picked at 4PM on Tuesday 1st September. What do you need to do? 1 – Tag a friend that you think might like this. 2 – Follow me and each of the accounts below and like this image. What can you win? 2 Ties – @fourfiftyfive.to. 4 pairs of socks – @unsimplystitched. Pocket Square – @vancitysquares. Shirt – @trashness. Choice of box – @sprezzabox. Not too bad right?! I want to personally thank everyone for their interest in my feed! I am truly humbled. I remember running my first giveaway at 500 Followers a mere 6 months ago and the people I have met are just awesome! I hope I can continue to inspire each and every day.

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OK, here it is. The 33k Styled like Rainbird giveaway! Get ready to have a chance to win some really cool stuff hand curated by me hand in hand with some incredible companies that I have had the pleasure to work with. A winner will be picked at 4PM on Tuesday 1st September.

What do you need to do?

1 – Tag a friend that you think might like this.

2 – Follow each of the following accounts and like this image.

What can you win?
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Its that time again for another new episode of The Sharp Dressed Man Podcast. Albeit a few days late Jacob and I will be discussing Fathers Day, our Fathers influence on our fashion and of course so random shenanigans and off topic conversation!

Hope you enjoy it. Take a look on iTunes and Google Play for more episodes.

Check us both out on Instagram – @dogslovetrucks and @iamrainbird

 

I actually have the pleasure of being in a group of six other like minded individuals….we chat, bounce ideas off of each other and I have the pleasure of calling them my friends. We have been talking about this for a while now….but the day has finally come….this is the launch of our very first PodCast.

Ladies and Gentleman…welcome to Sharp Dressed Man with the Suited.7

This is our Pilot episode, stay tuned for more!

As promised the members of the group are listed below:

@meeeotch
@dandchurch
@jrynehammons
@chrismehan
@dapperprofessional
@dogslovetrucks
@iamrainbird

Hope you enjoy it!