Celebrating the latest in Ottawa men’s fashion with Strellson at CF Rideau Centre

Last week I was invited to take a peak inside the new Strellson store that opened in the newly expanded wing of the CF Rideau Centre. Strellson is a men’s clothing line and is Switzerland’s largest menswear manufacturer. You may be familiar with this line, as it is also found at the Hudson’s Bay.

Now, I don’t typically blog about men’s fashion or formally know much about it, but I am the primary stylist of my household, much like you gals out there. I not only have to dress my son, but I dress my (handsome) husband too! It’s not fair, they both look great in anything and have 0 curvy issues to deal with!

Any chance I get, I love getting all the latest details in men’s fashion. Which is why I was thrilled to watch David Altow, Director of Sales Strellson, give us the perfect presentation on key Strellson pieces and this year’s must haves (Ahem- BOMBER JACKET!)! You can watch the entire presentation in the video below. But if you are lazy, here are some key takeaways:

  1. Men get to wear cozy stretchy fabrics and still look like a million dollars at work
  2. Men must also consider the art of layering! It looks great and it’s perfect for temperature control
  3. Men’s clothes seem to be more “travel friendly” and most garments consider convenience, compactibility, versatility and portability (Ex: light-weight coats that keep you warm, dry, dressy and can easily get packed in your small bag)
  4. Technology is always considered, and never compromised whether it’s through innovative fabrics or pockets that hold your devices
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Me posing with Ottawa Senator Zack Smith, Strellson brand ambassador

Zack Smith and David were challenged to a “Fashion-off” initiated by fellow Ottawa blogger Marilou Moles of 20 York Street. She did a fantastic job of getting each guy to pull their top 5 favourite picks! I was asked to be a judge and ended up siding with Zack. As the fashion underdog, he pulled some great looks that I could see my husband wearing. Also he is cute. In the end David won!

Totally loved the sports jacket Zack is wearing with an optional puffy coat front-panel.
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The thin and warm puffy coats and bomber jackets are all the rage! GO GET ONE NOW!!! (PS- That’s Marilou!)

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The staff were super friendly and helpful. I’ll be headed there again soon to play stylist with my husband! You should go too 🙂

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