Frank & Oak x Toronto FC and Flagship Location

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, Toronto FC



This is one of those stories that is actually two kind of big things rolled into one. Where the sum is greater than it’s parts. It’s not just about the online retailer, Frank & Oak, launching their flagship store in the soccer hotbed of Toronto. Nor is it about them launching a collaboration with Toronto FC. It’s about both of those things. And both of those things are pretty rad.

For those of you that might not know, Frank & Oak is a menswear brand from Canada that has been making some big moves over the last couple of years. What started out as solely an online brand and retail experience is now evolving as Frank & Oak are opening their premier brick and mortar location. And this location happens to be in Toronto.

In addition to moving from solely an online shopping destination, Frank & Oak also recently launched a collaboration with MLS side Toronto FC. The collection, which you can see above, looks really fresh and is nearly sold out already. I highly suggest checking out the collection and getting an order in soon if there is something you see that you want to cop. This collection will not last long.

Full press release on the flagship store:

Frank & Oak, the leading menswear brand and online retailer, announces today its premier brick and mortar location which will open its doors on November 13 at 735 Queen Street West in Toronto.

Born online in 2012, Frank & Oak has quickly earned its stripes as the lifestyle brand for the creative and digital generation, leveraging technology to deliver immersive and easy-to-use web and mobile shopping experiences. Following a recent $15M round of funding, the brand has set its sights on redefining the in-store experience and offering customers a new channel to interact with the brand.

“We’re thrilled to be opening our flagship location in the vibrant city of Toronto,” explained Frank & Oak co-founder and CEO Ethan Song. “It’s rooted in everything we stand for—culture, a sense of community, and entrepreneurship—and we are passionate about developing this local approach in the context of the digital world.”

The Toronto flagship will carry Frank & Oak’s monthly menswear collections and special capsule collections, and will host a variety of community-oriented events. The 2,600-square-foot space will also house a café (featuring Portland-based Stumptown coffee) and a full-service barbershop, making it the perfect neighborhood spot to shop or unwind with friends.

Customers accustomed to shopping with Frank & Oak online will find the same personal approach at its flagship location, with online and mobile experiences integrated in-store (allowing shoppers access to order histories and online style profiles), and complementary appointments with style advisors.

“We’ve always been focused on offering a simple and seamless customer experience,” noted Song, “and this storefront further contributes to our vision of being an advisor to our customers.”

Starting November 13, visit Frank & Oak’s flagship location at 735 Queen Street West:

Monday – Wednesday: 10am – 7pm

Thursday – Friday: 10am – 9pm

Saturday: 10am – 6pm

Sunday: 11am – 6pm

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Deandre Yedlin Goes Sneaker Shopping With Joe La Puma and Complex

Filed under: Adidas, Complex, Culture & Lifestyle, Deandre Yedlin, Kicks, New York, Seattle Sounders, Sneakers

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We’ve been pushing soccer and sneakers around here for awhile. They have always been a part of who we are and the lifestyle that we live. Throw some music and culture in there and the cycle is complete.

In this video, our dude Joe La Puma from Complex goes sneaker shopping with Deandre Yedlin. They talk about sneaker style and soccer and give some brief thoughts on Sambas v Gazelles. I love Sambas, but I was always more of a Gazelle person.

They touch on the influence that adidas is seeing with rappers (Kanye, Pharrell, Big Sean) designing sneakers for the brand. Joe takes it back to the beginning of the hip hop and adidas relationship with Run DMC and Shell Toes. You can never go wrong with Shell Toes.

There’s some talk about London and Deandre’s anticipated move abroad and how he is looking forward to seeing what the style scene is like there. In the end, Deandre picks up some all black Stan Smiths and a pair of high tops designed by Big Sean.

Good stuff from our Complex Media family and Deandre.


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Video :: USWNT v. Haiti Highlights – Women’s World Cup Qualifying

Filed under: Haiti, Highlights, US National Team, us soccer, US Women, World Cup Qualifying

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The U.S. Women’s National Team is one victory away from booking its spot in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

US WNT 6 – 0 Haiti : Scoring Summary

USA – Carli Lloyd – 9th minute, USA – Abby Wambach – 38, USA – Meghan Klingenberg – 57, USA – Abby Wambach (Carli Lloyd) – 61, USA – Christen Press – 65, USA – Morgan Brian (Christen Press) – 82

uswnt v haiti 2

Full match report available at US Soccer [dot] com

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Music :: “Money Shot” Curren$y Feat. Mac Miller – RSIRP

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Music, Random Soccer in Random Places


Curren$y teams up with Mac Miller for a new track off his “More Saturday Night Car Tunes” EP.

“Pimpin’ ain’t easy, leave it to me (oh yeah)
Mommy, I don’t need a ho, wonder why I keep her though
She got that bong-ba-bong-bong like how the speakers go
Kick it on the FIFA flow
We f***** with a Jedi, on my left side I got C-3PO
Do it big, keep it low, swear that I’m a genius though
Why I’m in line at the club like Emilio!
Sit at home, rich alone , Vic Damone , money talk
This is mine, get your own, this the fuckin’ money shot”

This is one of my favorite records of the last few weeks. I’ve been a Mac Miller supporter for a while now and I swear to you that Curren$y is one of the most slept on rappers in the history of this planet. I love the kid because he stays in his lane. He knows what kind of music he makes. He is good at making it and he makes the hell out of it. Plus, he’s from New Orleans, and that’s always good.

Mac, is a juggernaut. Watching Movies… is still one of the best records out and I will say to my dying day that his might have been the best album that came out on that day * The Vic Damone, Money Talk lyric though…

Anyways, this is a new music post and a Random Soccer in Random Places post, so once I heard the FIFA lyric, I knew it would be going up, just didn’t know when.

If you have time, go here and download the Saturday Night Car Tunes, and then More Saturday Night Car Tunes from Curren$y, and tell me that you don’t like this kid.

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Upcoming Superhero Movies – 2015 And Beyond

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle

SuperHero Movies

~~ just DROPPING info for all of the Superhero Movies for 2014 and beyond……..

Just take a second and think about the amount of #MonopolyMoney that’s being dropped to make these movies…. And it’s just a drop in the bucket compared to the amount of money that these movies are going to bring in world wide….. Serious. Crazy. Nuts.  Silly type of money.

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BottleLoft :: The World’s First Magnetic Bottle Hanger For Your Fridge

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Videos

~~  Hell. Yes.

A KICKSTARTER campaign that is killing it right now for all the right reasons….. See the description below ::

The world’s first magnetic bottle hanger for your refrigerator. Free up some space and make your refrigerator cooler!

The idea came through observing a problem… specifically what to do about my crowded refrigerator.  The introduction of a 6-pack or 12-pack of bottled beverages into my refrigerator creates space havoc.

After some thought, it was obvious that there was a lot of unused space at the top of my refrigerator… space that could help resolve my crowding problem. Having experience with magnets from my previous projects… the idea of magnetically ‘hanging’ bottles up out of the way was formed.


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Nike Air Max 90 SneakerBoot Ice

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Kicks

Nike SneakerBoot

~~  For those of you out in that soon to be cold weather climates…. Looking fresh, warm and dry.

A good look at the Wolf Grey / White Waterproof Nike Air Max 90 SneakerBoot Ice, spotted and available over at CaliRoots.

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Soccer In America – A Photographic Journey

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Photography, Soccer in America, Soccer News

SIA - Iowa

I snapped this picture just after 7am Sunday morning.  Our U12 girls match kicked off 45 minutes later in the middle of frosted fields and fog.  Easily one of my favorite coaching moments.

It was taken in Sunday Oct 19th in Burlington, Iowa at the Southeast Elite Soccer Academy 2014 Monster Match.

Thanks to everyone at TOW and Bumpy Pitch.

~~ Charlie Whiteman

To be included in our Soccer In America – A Photographic Series, send your Pictures to and include your Twitter & Instagram handles

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