Mama mia! If there's one thing our beautiful city is FILLED with, it's beautiful men. And the reason is that a big majority of Montreal men are from Italian background. Have you never heard the saying "date Italian, dress Italian, eat Italian?" probably not because I just made it up, but it's for good reason, trust me.
This European culture is filled with la creme de la creme when it comes to their way of living. Everything from the way they dress to the way they talk, is done with class. That's why you need to get yourself a sexy Italian Montreal man ASAP girl, and if you already have one - hold on tight. He's quite the catch for the following reasons:
1. They are stylish
If there's one thing about Italian men, regardless if you come from Campobasso, Calabria, Sicily, or Naples - you have a natural style.
2. They take care of their bodies and/or their hair
EVERY italien man I know either plays soccer, football, or trains. They love to stay fit and play sports, it's in their DNA. If they're not about that "fit life" than they are definitely about that beautiful eyebrows and hair life. So at least they've got that covered.
3. They're very family oriented
Italian men come from very BIG families, with many cousins, aunts and nieces/nephews.
4. They're SO sexy
Do I really have to emphasize on this point?!
5. They can cook, always
and if they can't - their nona can. Regardless, they love good food and enjoy fine dining so your stomach will always be satisfied.
6. They're committed
To their moms. AND their women! Once an Italian man gets married, he is loyal literally until "death do us part". They become the best fathers once they have children, and loving husbands to their wives.
voglio un po di burro. Say it out loud. Say it again. It means "I want butter" but it sounds like you're reciting a poem about love. Everything in Italian sounds entering and mysterious. Oh do we love that accent.
8. They go with their instincts
They are very short tempered, but it proves that they are passionate and care! Yes, their instincts might be to yell and get angry for no reason, but that's okay because they always end up apologizing after and they don't actually mean it, it's just part of their Italian blood.
9. They are passionate
Whether it is about fighting, closing a business deal or about sports and girls. Italian men have this burning desire inside of them and they explore it every single day.
10. They know how to treat their women right.
They were raised by gentlemen and become gentleman when the time is right.
"La Tradition Bomboloni Boss, North America’s first and only chain of high-quality Italian bakery delicacies, is excited to announce its first ever store location opening in the heart of Montreal," read a press release shared with MTL Blog.
The store's donut flavours include "Cannoli, Nutella, Pistachio, Red Velvet, Strawberry Jam, Tiramisu, Lemon, Mango Matcha Cheesecake, Custard and Dulce de Leche." But the press release also suggests that new treats are on the way.
"Chef Nando is continuously working on new products in the kitchen to bring to life the taste of our family heritage," Christina Pomponio, Bomboloni Boss CEO, said.
"Using only pure and high-quality ingredients, La Tradition Bomboloni Boss strives to bring a taste of Italy to each and every one of our clients. A place where friends and family meet to enjoy our pastries, and our coffee."
Get the details below.
Cuisine: Italian pastry shop
Address: 5475, rue des Jockeys, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: To get a box of those ooey, gooey Italian donuts that chef Nando does so well.
Address: 1063 rue de la Montagne, corner boul. Rene-Levesque, Montreal, Quebec
Why You Need To Go: Freshly baked bread, imported cheese and food products, authentic desserts, ready-made meals, a pasta laboratory and a coffee bar make Italimenti your one-stop-shop for everything Italy in the downtown core.
"The idea about a year-and-half ago came to be because I was like, I can't be the only person living the situation. So my partners and I created Wide The Brand out of necessity."
Where do you see Montreal's fashion industry going in the future?
Montreal is such a creative hub. When it comes to fashion and design, I think that there's a lot of talent here. But it's not always easy for designers here in Montreal to broadcast their message where it needs to go.
There's a sensitivity to local production, which is something that we're really putting forward — local talent, local expertise, celebrating that through the production of all of our garments.
I think a lot of people are striving to revive the industry. With the new generation coming in, there's going to be also a new way of consuming local products and local production... it's nice to have a strong local economy and I think people are more and more sensitive to that for sure.
Can you give us a preview of what you'll be pitching to the Dragons?
Dragon's Den was excited to hear what we had to say and allow us to pitch the product and the brand to the Dragons. We're still waiting for the exact pitch date, but we're so excited to be able to show our project in our movement to the Dragons.
What we're looking for is obviously a key investor to help us take this worldwide. The goal is to be able to dress every wide man with quality products that are made in Canada, that are designed here in Montreal and bring this vision to the world through the magic of the internet age.
Our Kickstarter launched only weeks ago and we're already over our target. The demand is there and I think [the Dragons] were just also impressed with the branding, the story. What we really want is to offer to the wide men of the world something that they can be proud of for once.
Why do you think Wide The Brand important to you and the fashion industry as a whole?
The notion of sensuality and masculine fashion is all about chiselled bodies and there's this notion [that] wide bodies are not viewed as being attractive.
I also think that there is this misconception that plus-size men don't care about the way they look. And I think that for us, that's the root cause of everything.
It's not that we don't care about how we look. It's that we have no options to change the way we look. So if we have no options and no possibilities, how can we change our reality?
And that's what Wide The Brand is about. To give these men options, giving them the possibility to build their own persona show to the world instead of having to deal with the one that's offered to them because no one has ever shown them. There is no reason why plus-size fashions should not be as stylish comfortable.