On June 6 I’m barricading myself in my house, drawing the blinds and shutting myself off from the rest of the world for 24 hours. On that day I’ll be joining millions of people around the world in binge-watching and live-tweeting season two of Orange is the New Black.
Over the past few years, Canadian retail brands like Gotstyle, Frank & Oak, Surmesur and Garrison Bespoke have all emerged in response to the growing demand for menswear. Just recently Toronto had its first ever Men’s Fashion Week, and last weekend stylish men gathered at the Gentleman’s Expo in Toronto to, what else, learn how to become a stylish, well-groomed gentleman.
It’s a wrap. The stars have jetted out of town, the red carpet has been rolled away, and normalcy has returned to King West (somewhat) now that the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has ended.
A few months ago, I bungee jumped off the 128 meter Victoria Falls bridge and plummeted towards the crocodile-infested Zambezi river below. It was one of the most thrilling and exhilarating experiences in my life.
I can be a pretty outgoing person so most people are surprised to learn that I’m an introvert. But I am. My gregariousness is a coping mechanism that I’ve developed to help me survive in a world that highly values extroverts.