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M R . S A F F R O N R O A D

Women have trusted Saffron Road for over 20 years for the best in quality and fashion. We've been working to do the same for our Saffron guy for the past couple years and now we have it down! Men's fashion doesn't change at quite the rapid pace that women's does, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring! We've found the must haves for every man's wardrobe, but made sure it's the right mix of fun prints, perfect fits and bold colours, while maintaining the same quality you'd expect from Saffron Road.

L A Y E R S   O F   F U N

Our guy likes to have FUN! Mixing muted plaids and bright solids make the sometimes preppy look fun and fashionable. Autumn Cashmere and Vince play up texture with perforated details and colour blocking, yet offer the ultimate in comfort and fit. The classic Vince chino is ideal for any look. Rolled up and cuffed to give a more playful feel, or worn at it's regular length, this is the perfect pant for all the Mr. Saffrons our there!

C A S E  O F  T H E   B L U E S

Whether your head is in a book or in the game, it's easy to add a sporty element to any guy's look. A casual, lightweight crew neck sweater is perfect over a tee or a button up shirt. Roll up the hem on your jeans, pants, and even your shorts, and pair them back to a low profile runner. We're seeing blue everywhere! Bright indigo, deep navy, and weathered blue are great worn together for a tonal look or layered back to neutrals. Blue is this season's most popular colour.

P U N K   I T

There's a little bad ass in every guy, and we channel that in the most sophisticated way possible! Dark denim and a leather jacket are a staple for every man's closet. Tying your plaid shirt around your waist isn't just a 90's one hit wonder, it's back and we love this look! Keep in mind, not all plaid shirts are created equal. This season, Ben Sherman offers short sleeve button ups and light weight long sleeve options, and Vince shows luxe, bold colours. 

T H E   P E R F E C T   T E E

Once you find your perfect TEE you are set! Get the right fit; slim through the chest and body, with the hem hitting just below the belt. Throwing on a James Perse Tee is probably the most comfortable decision you can make in your day. Want a great way to add colour to your outfit? Vince offers the season's best in colour and can be a little more fitted, making it perfect for layering. Either way, we have effortless dressing perfected with the right t-shirt. 

K I C K S

We firmly believe you can never have too many shoes! Slide in to a comfy Frye shoe, lace up a sleek boot from Modern Vintage or keep it classy with a lace-up loafer from Bed Stu. We've got you covered for all your footwear wants and needs!

B U Y  O N E ,  G E T  O N E

Now that you know who Mr. Saffron Road is, perhaps it's time for a summer wardrobe update!  What better way to do so than taking advantage of our BOGO sale? Buy any item from our Men's collection and receive the second item from our Men's collection at 50% off.  It's the perfect way to gift Dad fashion for Fathers Day.

*Some restrictions apply*

*See in store for details*

*Promotion ends on June 21st, 2014*


Merry Christmas

From our Saffron Road family to yours, we wish all who are celebrating a VERY Merry Christmas! We hope you had a wonderful day surrounded by loved ones, great food and only wonderful memories. 

Just a reminder, we will be closed until December 27 when we re-open for our boxing day sale. 

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Holiday Ready!

With Christmas just days away and 2014 only a couple weeks from now, we're holiday ready at Saffron Road! Our facebook page and homepage have been featuring some of our favourite holiday looks. We even launched two videos to help get you into the festive spirit. If you haven't had a chance to already, you should check them out!   

With the 12 Days of Saffron behind us, we're getting you through the next 9 days with our 9 Ladies Dancing. It's just a fun way for us to feature some looks we love for the holidays and to inspire your fashion loving ways. We're happy to help you find your perfect holiday look, so come on in and join the fun!  

Here's a sneak peek of what the next 9 days of blogs might look like....  

Photo Credit: Foxglove Photography

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Richmond Row Christmas Walk

We love being a part of the unique shopping experience along Richmond Row! Today the Row is kicking off the holiday season with the annual Christmas Walk. Many of our neighbours will welcome you into their store with warm drinks, snacks and special promotions. Later this evening, the street will be filled with carolers and an appearance from Santa! It's a great night to get the family out and in to the festive spirit. 

At Saffron Road, we welcome you in with sweet treats and an equally sweet promotion. Since it's just for one day, you'll have to come in to find out all the details.  

As always, we'd like to take the time to THANK YOU for choosing Saffron Road and for shopping local. We know there are many options and we are grateful you choose to shop with us! 
  

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Ready or not...

At Saffron Road, we're officially in holiday mode! For the next month, we hope to bring you all you need for the holidays; whether it's finding the perfect gift for him or her, or finding a glamorous outfit for hosting a holiday event, we've got you covered.  

Here's part one of our Holiday Look Book video!  It features a few of our favourite holiday looks that we hope will have you as excited for the holidays as we are!  

Your Holiday Wish List

The upcoming weeks are hectic! Social functions, completing the 2013 to do list and all that comes with getting ready for the holidays. We know a lot of this falls into your lap but while you're busy checking off everyone's wish lists, make sure to to save time to fill out yours.

Come to Saffron Road where we make it easy for you to get exactly what you wished for. Find the things you love most in store, write them down and take the list home to stick on the fridge (or any other noticeable spot)! When your special someone comes in to pick out your gifts, they will receive 10% off anything from you list as well as complementary gift wrapping. We'll even keep a copy of your wish list in case they forget to bring it with them. See you soon and let the Holiday shopping begin!    

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Office Ready

We haven't even hit the peak of winter and are already trying to find ways to brighten up our cold weather wardrobe! We love this printed Rachel Roy top and pencil skirt; the floral print is fun and vibrant.  In keeping with current colour trends, we paired the black based print with a navy Judith & Charles jacket. 

Our guy is sporting some classic pieces from our men's collection.  Depending on your lifestyle, our menswear can be incorporated into a casual, work, or formal outfit.

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Date Night!

There are a couple things to think about when trying to plan a fun night out in London, Ontario:  1. Where to go?  2.  What to wear? 

A favourite dinner spot for the SR ladies is The Tasting Room, a couple blocks down from us on Richmond Street. We love that you can choose a few plates from their sizable appetizer menu and share them, or enjoy a delicious main. We recommend taste testing a flight of wine and finding a new favourite to have with your meal. 

Below Jesse and Holly are trendy-casual ready for their date! Their look is effortlessly chic with pieces that offer versatility. With just a few easy changes in accessories, Holly's look can easily take her from the office desk right to dinner. Jesse's sweater can be worn back to a button up shirt and slim pant for a more work appropriate look.

Fun and fashionable, both in attire and location!    

Jesse is wearing:  Autumn Cashmere, James Perse, The Fry Company, Graf & Lantz and Fidelity Denim  

Holly is wearing: Vince Camuto, Doma, Marie Saint Pierre and  Amet & Ladoue

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Trend Alert: The Silk Bomber

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The silk bomber is trending for both the current Fall season and moving forward into Spring 2014! We've picked up this fun trend from Equipment because when it comes to silk, no one does it as well as they do. We're currently offering both a classic black & white print and a bold floral print as featured above.


So how do you make use of these must have jackets? We suggest throwing one over a LBD, pair it with a fitted skirt or back to a great pair of jeans. Play with layers and textures under the bomber, like a boxy tee or fine knit sweater. Still not sure? Take a look and get inspired by some street styles that have incorporated this hot trend. 

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Comfort + Fashion

With the cooler weather moving in, we all tend to turn to comfort clothing. Sometimes incorporating comfort into your wardrobe is tricky, but it doesn't mean you have to compromise style! Turn to luxe textures and chunky knits. Try an oversized sweater or a fabulous coat. Play with boots, scarves and a statement hat. Have fun with Fall and layer up!    
Holly and Jesse are not only fashionable, but extremely cozy and comfortable during their afternoon picnic in the park.   

Holly is wearing: Ecru, Svee, The Frye Company, Sno of Sweden, m0851, Myka, House of Harlow, Mode France. 

Jesse is wearing: Vince, Graf & Lantz, J Shoes  

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Daniel Wellington

We LOVE the simplicity Daniel Wellington brings to a watch.  This gives you the option to jazz up your wrist with an arm party, or leave it clean, sophisticated and timeless with one of our Daniel Wellington watches. 

Here are a couple pictures of Saffron Road's arm parties featuring the DW watch!  

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From Trousers to Skirt

How cool are these Rundholz trousers that can be transformed into a full skirt?  At our Fall fashion show Gail-Lynn rocked the great print head to toe and taught us just how versatile these bottoms are.  Try them with anything from the matching jacket to a chunky knit or a fitted tee: the possibilities are endless!  

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Hounds + Fashion

Have you ever taken a hound dog out for a walk? In case you haven't, make it known that they are STRONG!  We couldn't stop laughing as the three of us SR ladies did our best to keep hold of the two pups. We had a fun afternoon with great Fall fashion, beautiful weather and these adorable hounds. Our looks feature:   

Brianna: Svee, Sarah Pacini, Rose Pierre, Vince Camuto, Happy Socks & Ronen Chen 
Holly:  Fidelity Denim, Autumn Cashmere, Citizens of Humanity, Ayala Barr & The Frye Company
Jennifer: Autumn Cashmere, House of Harlow, Mode France, Theory 38, Rich and Skinny & The Frye Company.

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Wine, Cheese & Fashion Show Evening

What a Wednesday night we had celebrating Fall with wine, cheese and fashion! It's always such a great energy to have the store filled with familiar and new faces who are as excited about fashion as we are. Whether you missed the event or just want a refresher, you'll have to check Saffron Road's Facebook page for pictures of the looks from our store runway. In the meantime, enjoy some fun shots from the evening.    

As always, we thank the many hands to helped put the evening together, the generosity of all who donated and all those who came out to support local!  

Photo Credit: Holly Thompson  

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Shake Shack

Our only day "off" in New York was perfect! Exactly the kind of day you want to spend walking along 5th Avenue, window shopping and taking in the NYC vibe. Still trying to recover from the 3 prior days of appointments, we were happy when we made it to Madison Square Park and could stop for a late lunch at Shake Shack. Perhaps not gourmet, but incredibly delicious mushroom burgers, fries and shakes! Although sad to leave the big apple, we knew we had exciting Fall goods and a Fall fashion show to get home to.          

Sporting our casual looks: Jonathan is in a James Perse tee, Vince pants and Frye Company shoes. Brianna's outfit features a Hoss shift dress, House of Harlow Shades and a Liebeskind bag. Jennifer is wearing Theory, Rich & Skinny, Brave Leather and a Liebeskind bag. Gail-Lynn is rocking an Autumn Cashmere cardi, Vintage Shades Scarf and Rich & Skinny pants.     

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