mens fashion

The Edge of Gastown

One of my favourite spots to hang out in Vancouver is in Gastown (if you haven't noticed from my previous posts). If you're into coffee, tea, "Canadian" food, cocktails, minimalistic everything, and the live music, Gastown is the place for you! Also, if you like to creep people (or as some people call it "people watching"), you'll be able to find all sorts of Vancouverites all packed in one place.

I also recommend Commercial Drive, Main Street, and Robson Street if you said yes to all of the above.

Keep scrolling down to look check out our look/what we did for the day.

aidrien 1 - the edge of gastown - baiktobasics
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graffiti wall - the edge of gastown - baiktobasics

If you've ever wondered where this graffiti wall is at, you can find it at an alleyway by Hastings and Richards St.  

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aidrien & josie - the edge of gastown - baiktobasics

On Aidrien:
Shirt: BLACKMERLE
Jeans: Top Man
Shoes: BUNKER

On Josie:
Jacket: MACKAGE
Shirt: BLACKMERLE
Jeans: FRAME
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

PS. Yes, we are rocking the same shirt by BLACKMERLE. Matching like a true Korean. This may or may not be the start of our new addiction. If you are not aware of this fashion trend in Korea, watch how the pros do it in my Motherland ☞ HERE (probably not confident enough to go all out juuuust yet).

50 Shades of Terry

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Pants & shoes: Rick Owens

Accessories: Korea

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Sweater: Hood By Air

This is Terry Shin (instagram: @terryxshin).

We have history. As in our friendship goes far back into the days when we were innocent little children (not the dirty, messy kind - seriously, no). We recently got back in touch because of our overlapping interests in art and fashion. He's got quite a dynamic collection of monochromatic pieces that is somehow creepy and chic at the same time. So this collaboration was the perfect opportunity to show off his goods. Needless to say, I had a lot of fun roaming around Gas Town and shooting his gothic-punk-badass style.

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How would you describe your style?

 "I like simple gothic prints and monochromatic colour schemes, BUT only in the shades of grey (haha). I think it gives a nice visual cohesion to any kind of outfit. I also love all-black and black/white outfits. I like to create balance in my look by adding variations of textures and materials."

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Do you have anything/anyone that inspires your style?

"James Edward Quaintance. I like his rock-chic, muted gothic-punk style and his tats. When it comes my style, I like to take inspirations from others and add my own flair."

What makes you, you?

"Basically, my love for fashion and clothes. I put in a lot of hours every day just building up ideas and experimenting with different styles (aka having a lone wolf fashion party)"

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Plans for the future?

"I would like to do more collaborations like this and create a portfolio of my style. I'm currently in the works of creating my own t-shirt line called "Temet Nosce", which means "know thyeself". I'm a firm believer of the idea that you need to keep learning about your passions and dreams in order to achieve what you want in life. You really have to keep discovering yourself to create your own sense of style and to build the life you want. Temet nosce is a constant reminder for me to keep pushing myself until I achieve my goals. In terms of design, my t-shirts will reflect simplicity and uniqueness with a hint of quirt and rock."

Shirt: ROCKED GARAGE

Shirt: Givenchy

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I'm really looking for Terry's new clothing line. I can sense that it's going to be a good one! Stay posted for future updates and collaborations with this cool kid!