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A Couple Early 2000s Fashion Gems You Wish You Didn’t Dump

Let’s Go Back In Time, Shall We?!



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The Early 2000s Fashion Gems Are Back!

What does the early 2000s fashion mean to you? What’s the first image that pops up in your mind when you think about your style? In my case, I remember a 10-year-old kid with a durag, a jersey and a plaster under my left eye (see what you did Nelly!).

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Sweet memories right?! I mean, the Year 2000 bug didn’t kill us all, 50 cent took us In Da Club before we knew about fake Ids or tequila. A dark period where Beyblades were our prehistoric notion of what fidget spinners are today.


Beyond that, we have this very meme-like impression of what the early 2000s fashion was about. Don’t get me wrong, the clothes were…special at times. Yes! They were BIG (in fact a regular fit for me today is what I used to wear as a kid).

The truth of the matter is, there are still great gems to get from the era of clones. An era where having a personal touch was the key to standout.

Colors were all over the place. From our jerseys, hats, kicks and so on. These days, most of us are unconsciously or too consciously minimalistic with our style.

Fashion comes and goes like the seasons. I’m not surprised to see the early 2000s fashion arise from the ”To Charity” boxes you kept in the basement like a time capsule for your grandkids to laugh at.


As much as things change, as much they stay the same. SPOILER ALERT: the baggies are 100% coming back.

But What About The Rocawear & Sean John, I’ve Just Got Rid Of?

Well..Even Spike Lee Knows You Did The Right Thing!


To add insult to injury, even a few things that were considered ”Not In” are now popping.

Today we will overview a couple early 2000s fashion gems you wish you didn’t dump (cause hey buying them back is a hard pill to swallow).

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#1 Anime Shirts

Believe it or not but they’re coming back stronger than ever. We saw a lookbook earlier this month and our jaw literally dropped on the floor when we found that they brought back the ”Yu-Gih-Oh! Master Player” shirt.

To try at your own risk.

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#2 Avirex Coats

Since clothes are often used to affirm your identity these types of coats used to be a statement and a weird stereotype at the same time. Avirex coats used to be the dope man’s favorite uniform.

In 4xl, multiple colors and the heavy leather. This was one of the rare occasions where you could actually buy your street cred. These days, the coats are back with a vengeance


Dig in your old stuff and bring it back to life.


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#3 Wallet Chains

Wallet chains became a thing when they were not actually tied to wallets right?! Bikers have been on that since the stone age but it took quite some time for the urban community to embrace it.

In the ‘‘Skulls Everywhere” and ”Ed Hardy Wasn’t Meant For Douchebags” days, it was the one accessory that brought us all together. Punks, Hip Hop heads, urban kids, we couldn’t get rid of it.


It never really went out of style when you think about it but now with tighter pants; it all makes sense.


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#4 Evisu Jeans

I have a love and hate relationship with these jeans. I loved them because after seeing them for the first time in the ”Baby If You Give It To Me” video by Busta Rhymes; I knew they had to be mine (like Mariah Carey too).

The hate part comes from the fact that as a 12-13 year old with no other stream of revenue than my single mom, a big fat NO settled my fashion dreams.


Regardless, I still have a vivid memory of me wearing them at local parties as a teenager and especially the blue spots we left various on walls all around Montreal.

Evisu Jeans are still relevant but I believe they will fade out like True Religion did.


#5 Racer Jackets

This one kinda caught us off guard. There’s one thing you have to understand in life, having many options is sometimes the worst option. Racer Jackets had at least a thousand versions of them (I mean..they even had Kellogs on this stuff).

Still a classic in all due respect. It might fade away again but like this crazy ex you’ve blocked or deleted on your social handles; it finds its way back to you!


What Do You Think?

Of course, there are plenty early 2000s fashion trends we didn’t cover because hey, even durags are having their time under the spotlight today (ask me why!). If you feel like there’s something you would like to add to the list please let us know in the comment section now!


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Sports Experts Might Be Your Go To For Your Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

A Different Kind Of Valentine’s Day



Sports Experts’ Valentine’s Day Guide Is Your Life Saver This Year

Whether you believe in it or not, Valentine’s Day is your occasion to show appreciation for your significant other. Perhaps, when you’ve went through tons of flowers and chocolate; looking at Sports Experts as a potential place for a nice gift is not that farfetched.

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To make it easy for you to navigate through their wide selection. They’ve put together a guide that brings together some of ideas for him and her.

To make it even easier for our readers, we’ve handpicked our favorite items that should make it to whatever you have planned on February 14th.


#1 Fitbit Versa

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Price : 199,99$

If I’m with you, I want you be happy, fulfilled and most of all H-E-A-L-T-H-Y . That’s exactly what you get with the Fitbit versa, a slick design and all the functionalities to take your fitness to the next level. It doesn’t hurt that the watch is currently on discount either.

#2 Skates

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Price Range: 41,99$- 159,99$

There’s something about outdoor activities during the winter time. You won’t miss by getting yourself his/hers pairs of skates. There are plenty skate rinks sprinkled around the city just waiting for you.


#3  Adidas Matching Outfits

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Price Range: 54,99$- 104,99$

It’s a ”To Each His Own” moment but if that’s what you’re into or if you just want to spice things up your way to your date, this might be a good surprise.


#4  A Gopro

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Price: 529,99 $

First off, it was a shocker to me that Sports Experts actually has Gopros but if you want to capture moments with your significant other and let him or her explore their creativity, this is the one!

#5 A Yoga Matte

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Price: 69,99$

Let’s try something different for 2021, how about trading your usual dinner at home with candles for a nice and serene yoga session. You have to switch things up sometimes ladies and gents.

For more ideas and suggestions, go check their guide on the Sports Experts website.




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The End Of An Era And A New Start: Dress To Kill Magazine Goes Digital

A New World Order



I hate to break it down to you so abruptly but the world is changing, the world as we knew it, the way we consume, the way we think and even that good old Dress To Kill magazine is going through it.

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As a young and inexperienced blogger back in 2016, I felt deep in my earth that paper was a dying medium and that the internet was about to carry the torch.

a hundreds of blog posts later, multiple attempts at building an online presence and literally trying to digitize the aesthetics & creativity I saw in magazines growing up.


I must admit 2 things: 1. what it takes to make fashion or information enjoyable is very hard to put together and 2 building an audience on or offline is a GREAT feat.

I grew to admire and respect my peers in traditional media because they made the most out of nothing at a time where Facebook and all those outlets were not a thing.

In case you didn’t know, Dress To Kill magazine is not your average magazine by any shape or form.

Promoting Canadian art and fashion from province to province was something seemingly unthinkable but they got it done.


From iconic covers with Lenny Kravitz and more iconic nights at le Mount Stephen to bring the whole industry under the same roof, DTK got it done.

Don’t take what I’m saying as a farewell note because today actually mark a rebirth for the publication.

Indeed, while the world was going all over the place, they went on a well thought out rebrand.

As you might have guessed, the biggest take away from this is the stoppage of the paper version of the magazine.


The focus is now digital but as I told you earlier, DTK doesn’t go halfway.

Their new platform will include an online boutique which once again is going to focus on shedding light on Canadian creators for men and women.

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Do you think more magazines are going to make a full transition to digital?


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We Ask A Personal Development Coach How To Overcome The Ins and Outs Of The Crisis

It’s all about your point of view



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Everything You Need to Know Through The Lens Of A Personal Development Coach

I’m always amazed at how people like to stigmatize the role or relevance of a personal development coach. They’re quick to label it a scam, a fad, something based on nothing but little they did know, they’re coaches around the world who impacts millions and millions of people in a life changing way. I was looking for the equivalent of a Tony Robbins in Quebec, my research undoubtedly came back to the same name: Marc Dumaine.

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Mr Dumaine is more than a personal development coach, he’s a man with a story.

Not your average story either. From overcoming alcohol and drug abuse to obtaining a MBA to running campaigns for some of the biggest corporations in this province. Here’s a man of many battles.


Honorable mention too, these days Marc is focused on creating an international platform to impact as many people he possibly can.

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The bottom line is this. This personal development coach is not unfamiliar with trials and tribulations, changes and transitions.

That’s why to me, in a time like this where everything is doing a 180 degree, I had to pick his brain and ask him how can you and I get over.

In this Q&A, we indeed ask Marc Dumaine about several things such as how to bounce back from the crisis, his keys to success and much more.




#1 How did you figure yourself out as a future entrepreneur and what was the key factor that made you take that route?

I was always an artist at heart and found that I didn’t it in any mole.  After completing my MBA, I realized that my biggest assets were my differences.  I decided at that moment to stop following what people expected from me and launched my own business.  To me being an entrepreneur is an art form in itself. I have never regretted that choice since I launched Asana Coaching 10 years ago.

#2 How can someone go from being self-employed to an entrepreneur making money without physically being there?

The internet is booming with opportunities right now ! Even with the COVID-19, there is a redefinition of the way people consume products and services ! It is a TIME for being creative and look into endless opportunities ! Get out of our comfort zone and start being inspired by people who are already doing it ! Then, build yourself a right game plan with an amazing branding, and you are all set for the best adventure of your life. 

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#3 What are the pros and cons of being a consultant?

The pros are definitely the freedom it gives you in terms of choosing your schedule, the services you want to offer, the different partnerships you can build and finally, having a real impact in your client’s lives !

The biggest con I think is the loneliness that comes from working on your own and often alone ! You also have the insecurity of never having a stable income.  This life is not made for everybody ! 


#4 What would be the achievement you’re most proud of and why?

The biggest achievement for me is to have never given up ! In my 10 years as an entrepreneur, I could have gone bankrupt a few times, I could have been discouraged for so many reasons… but my faith in what I was doing kept me going ! It is a hard industry where you are competing against so many people and you have to realize that you have never made it ! You have to renew yourself every day, offer the top of the top and always evolve as a human being and expert ! I am very proud to still be there today, stronger than ever.

#5 What entrepreneurs should learn from the Coronavirus crisis?

I think we have to realize that we can’t just keep running all the time ! The anxiety, the stress and the adrenaline are very dangerous ! We talk a lot of profitability, performance but we tend to forget to talk about happiness and well-being ! I hope this time brings more humanity into entrepreneurs’ lives ! 

#6 Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?

Without wanting to sound over the top, I truly believe that I will have built my brand into an international platform that will include wellness retreats worldwide, TV shows, a one-man show, a few books and real estate projects ! No pressure ! LOL Seriously, I am a kid at heart and developing my business is the best adventure that life has given me ! Watch out world, I am coming. 🙂

#7 What would be the main thing entrepreneurs around the world should learn from you?

That I almost died three times from drugs and alcohol ! That I was the mos unhappy and insecure person for the two thirds of my life ! That i was bullied and rejected for being different ! And in the end, I am the living proof that anything is possible when you don’t give up on yourself and your life ! 


#8 What would be your 3 keys to success ?

1- You are 100% responsible for your choices, attitude, perceptions and mindset

2- There are no mistakes, only feedback !

3- Only accept what’s 10/10 for you ! That is a sign that you are treating yourself life the most important person on your life.

If you’re interested in seeing him in action, he’s doing a Facebook live tonight at 7:30 pm and if you’re looking for some light in these dark times, that’s the place to be.

To know more about Marc Dumaine and his journey as a personal developement coach follow him here








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