Mark’s S/S 2012

Last night, I got a peek at the Mark’s Spring Summer 2012 collection. Inspired by the spirit of a summer stroll or picnic in the park, the collection is bright and fresh and most of all cozy, yet fashionable.

Some of my favourite items from the mens collection are the DH3 selvage jeans, which come in a variety of fits to suit any style and the new collection of vintage button down shirts, the kind you want to steal from your boyfriend and wrap around you for the extra layer of comfort.

Of course, Mark’s is constantly pushing their innovations, such as the Perfectly Pressed shirts, for those guys that hate ironing, but new this season, Mark’s is introducing their Men’s Don’t Sweat it shirts, which is a special woven material that doesn’t allow for moisture to reach the surface of your garment. This translates to having a shirt that will never get sweat marks. I’ve seen it in action, and it’s quite remarkable.

Regardless of the innovations behind the collection, SS12 makes me want to hop on a bike, makes me want to hold your hand, makes me want to soak in the sun and hang out with that special someone. Until then, I’ll be dreaming of spring’s arrival. Less than two months to go my friends.

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Mark’s gets ready for Winter.

We are knee deep in fallen leaves in Toronto and it’s the perfect season to start wearing layers. It’s my favorite time of year, because you can really express yourself with a variety of different pieces and accessories. Above is a look that I threw together at the Mark’s Fall preview event earlier this year. I love that it’s both functional and fashionable. Vests and hoodies are always popular items in the fall and all these great fall looks are on sale right now at Mark’s. This week, Mark’s launched a new integrated e-commerce site, so you can do all your purchases from the comfort of your home and also check out all their new Winter looks that are just hitting the shelves.

Here at we’ve teamed up with Mark’s to offer you a mini #marksover with a $50 Gift Card giveaway. It’s the perfect place to get your fall and winter fashion basics in Canada, for both men and women. It’s not only about work wear anymore.

To enter the giveaway, just simply do one or all the tasks below. You get a ballot for each task and you can get a ballot for tweeting each day about the giveaway. Good luck and stay warm.

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