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Steven Schelling

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Dec 15, 2014
Holiday shopping: what to give when you're a guest

“It is better to give than to receive.” Few people encounter the prosaic sentimentality of this euphemism quite like the host or hostess of a holiday party. They give the gift of hospitality at the busiest time of the year, and, almost invariably, they receive something they’d sooner be without. If—to roll...

Oct 11, 2014
Winter is coming. That doesn't mean your suit can't stay summery

It might be a symptom of global climate change, but this fall men’s wardrobes will be celebrating endless summer. The growing trend for guys is a holdover of the bold florals and botanicals normally reserved for warmer months. Orchids, roses, palmettos and carnations are blooming on everything from shoes to...

May 1, 2014
Style: Spring Colour Code

Standard business attire is regrettably bland: navy suit with a white shirt, black skirt with black pumps. According to conventional wisdom, conservative colours project stability and inspire a sense of duty. These are terrific aspirations for someone who is perfectly happy to stay right where they are. Fortune, however, favours...

Feb 3, 2014
Adorning Accents

The cold fire of diamonds is, by its very nature, alluring, but individual tastes and budgets sometimes preclude the purchase of an encrusted tennis bracelet or emerald-cut solitaire. For a certain type of woman, no rock, no matter how fabulous, can beat a thoughtful piece of locally made jewellery. Luckily...

Nov 26, 2013
De Beers Opens in Vancouver

For all its “World Class City” pretension, not even the most fervent Vancouver-booster would dare compare our sleepy coastal city to New York. And yet, between the twin shadows of the Shangri-La to the west and the Plaza Hotel-like Fairmont Hotel Vancouver to the east, a proliferation of expense-account eateries...

Oct 7, 2013
Style: City Slickers

Despite a glorious summer, the changing of the seasons will roll out a welcome mat of grey clouds and soggy skies. This is the Wet Coast, after all. But rainy days and nights don’t always require heavy trench coats and god-awful galoshes. Technological advancements in textiles and fabric treatments mean your...

Sep 3, 2013
Style: Bag in Hand

When it comes to business attire, the venerable briefcase is now as passé as the British bowler hat. The beeping chimes of laptops and tablets have been the death knell of the old, reliable handle boxes. Today’s tycoon would rather throw a satchel over his shoulder or pop her iPad...

Aug 5, 2013
Style: Full Mettle Jacket

By the time August rolls around, you’re officially on the clock to making summer count. Unfortunately, shutting down for three weeks isn’t an option (unless you’re French). Get tips for achieving the perfectly tailored lookpro-packing tips from style expert Steven Schelling. That said, sultry weather tends to loosen the rules (and ties)...

Jul 2, 2013
Properly Outfitted

Despite all the additional security pockmarking international airports these days, that doesn't mean the frequent flyer must resort to sweats and slippers to achieve an easy and comfortable travel outfit. Simply follow these advice of BCBusiness stylist Steven Schelling for guidance in minimalistic packing for a two-day business trip. Longchamps Boxford duffel...

Jul 2, 2013
Lead the Pack

Brics Life Duffel, $495, bettyhemmings.comBrooksCool suit, $795, brooksbrothers.comBrooks Brothers shirt, $98, brooksbrothers.comArmani striped shirt, $295, holtrenfrew.com7 For All Mankind denim, $230, harryrosen.comCitizens of Humanity khakis, $220, harryrosen.comDuchamp socks, $30, harryrosen.comGiorgio Armani loafers, $650, harryrosen.comPrada shoes, $375, holtrenfrew.comPrada belt, $325, harryrosen.comHolt Renfrew Private Label T-shirt, $90, holtrenfrew.comBurberry polo, $160, harryrosen.comSimonnot-Godard pocket...

Jun 3, 2013
Style: Eye Catchers

Historically, glasses were a necessary evil viewed as a sign of weakness, a mark of bookishness or social awkwardness. Algonquin Round Table wit Dorothy Parker once famously opined, “Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.” It was a sentiment embraced by Marilyn Monroe as ditzy Pola Debevoise in...

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