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first_imgKnitwear can get a bad rap in the men’s world.  It can be thought of as a real Werther’s Originals look, or too Esty (read hipster) or just plain cheap (hello gas station black beanie!).  But if you dig deeper, knitwear can be some of the most luxurious and cool looking accessories to beat the cold.  Think of great mills in Scotland, and the quality and craftsmanship that come out of those. Those knits are for beer swilling, whiskey pounding m-e-n!For fall 2013 here are great knit options to not only keep you warm, but do it with style.  One of the coolest men’s stores in the country is Unionmade.  With four stores on the West Coast, Unionmade, was one of the early appreciators of, the now mainstream, well-made American style.The Manual spoke with Todd Barket, the co-founder of Unionmade, to get his take on things:What are you most looking forward to about cold weather accessories this fall?I’m most excited about things that have texture and are hand knit.  My favorite pieces are from Howlin, which is all made in Scotland.What is a stand-out this season?Donnegal looks great this season and it’s a great way to take some of the traditional stayed items such as hats and gloves and give them a masculine update.  I particularly love the salt and pepper pieces.If a new coat isn’t in your future this season, new accessories can make a #major difference. Plaids, stripes, tweeds or camo, can help you add a pop of style when the cold hits.Click here to check out some what Unionmade has to offer. 1. SNS Herning 2. HOWLIN by Morrison 3. HOWLIN by Morrison 4. Moncler W 5. Johnstons of Elgin 6. SNS Herning 7. GREI. 8. SNS Herning 9. HOWLIN by Morrison 10. HOWLIN by Morrison 11. HOWLIN by Morrison 12. SNS Herning 13. BEAMS+ What to Wear to an Interview: 6 Tips for Men to Pick Out the Perfect Outfit A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking Want to Get Dirty in the Name of Wine? Here’s How to Help with This Year’s Harvest center_img Editors’ Recommendations If John Wick Rode an Electric Motorcycle It Would Be the Saroléa N60 The Best Father and Son Matching Outfitslast_img read more

Ildi Wiley (BA ’92, BA ’06)After years of searching, Ildi Wiley (BA ’92, BA ’06) still couldn’t find what she was looking for. A Brock alumna who has held roles in both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, Wiley sought a forum where she could gain practical tools, strategies and knowledge and make connections to other business people who would help her grow her business and advance her professionally. Only problem was, she couldn’t find it.“Although there are many professional development opportunities on offer for professional women like executives and entrepreneurs,” said Wiley, president of Results Continuum Inc.,  “I felt there was a real gap between the social networking type of ‘lunch and learn’ event and formal business education.”And so, the Women in Leadership and Business Conference (WIL-B) was born. Taking place April 4 and 5, 2011 at White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the WIL-B conference is the first of it’s kind in Canada and promises to bring together expert speakers, authors, coaches and mentors for an interactive learning and professional development event focused on meeting the needs of established and emerging leaders and successful entrepreneurs and business owners who have one common goal: to advance their career or business.Limited to 200 registrants, the conference is focused on quality of presentations, speakers and connections. The schedule is designed so that each delegate can attend up to eight of 14 different development opportunities over two days. Workshops highlight timely topics including “How to use personal branding to compete in the 21st century workplace and manage your career” and “Influencing and communication skills for women”. The event will also showcase award-winning author Maggie Jackson and the host of CBC’s “Dragons Den”, Arlene Dickinson.“I met Arlene Dickinson when I was invited to co-host the “Entrepreneur Hour” radio show on CHUM,” said Wiley. “During the commercial break Arlene was intrigued by WIL-B and told me to connect with her.”Word quickly spread about the conference and people started to take notice. “We received more than 3,200 proposals for speakers,” said Wiley. “It was difficult navigating through all of the requests, but we managed to pull together a reputable, engaging panel of presenters.”Brock alumni can save up to $550Thanks to Brock University’s sponsorship of WIL-B, Brock alumni who register by Jan. 31, will receive the early bird rate of $1,270 + HST and also will save an additional $100. What’s more, Brock alumni who share the conference information via Facebook or LinkedIn will receive an additional $25 off. Simply become a fan of WIL-B by “liking” the conference’s Facebook page, or copy the following paragraph and share with your LinkedIn connections and/or Facebook friends:The Women in Leadership and Business Conference (April 4 and 5, 2011) is a national, interactive learning and professional development event for business owners and established and emerging leaders. Grow your business and advance your career. Workshops include relevant topics from experts, trainers, coaches, authors and accomplished business people from across Canada. Visit www.wilbconference.com for more info.Call or email Danielle Plata at 905-988-5555 or danielle@resultscontinuum.com to take advantage of these great savings. read more