Toronto’s Best Dressed: Julian Finkel & Georgia Groom

Toronto’s Best Dressed: Julian Finkel & Georgia Groom

Julian Finkel & Georgia Groom Digby wears a jacket and shoes from Topshop, a skirt from Forever 21 and a halter top from her own line, Hella Kitty; Julian wears a jacket and trousers from The Bay, a T-shirt from Vintage St. James, a pocket square by Hermès, shoes from Sydney’s and Ray-Ban sunglasses; John Wolf and Solomon wear jackets from H&M, jeans from Zara, T-shirts from the Mini Life and shoes from Young Soles; Georgia wears a dress from Gaspard, earrings from Fawn Boutique and Paul Andrew shoes from The Bay; LouLou wears a dress and flowers from H&M, and wings from Kol Kid
 Photograph by Evaan Kheraj

When Julian Finkel met Georgia Groom in the early aughts, he was an aspiring funk-rock star and she was a boho beauty who made her own clothes. Fourteen years and a gaggle of artfully monikered little ones later, some things have changed (“We’re more refined now,” says Finkel), while others have stayed the same (“I still love him in a rock T-shirt and jeans,” says Groom). Both work in fashion—she does wardrobe design for commercials and TV; he runs Model Citizen, the men’s boutique with the motto “You deserve a better dressed boyfriend.” They look like a family out of a Wes Anderson movie, but both parents say they don’t treat the kids—LouLou, twins John Wolf and Solomon, and Digby, Finkel’s daughter from a previous marriage—like accessories. “The kids choose what they wear,” Groom says. “But,” she adds, “I won’t buy them things I don’t like. That’s how we work it.”

Their Stuff

Camel Overcoat
G. G.: “I’m currently on the hunt for a fit and flare overcoat. This one from Céline Fall 2014 is the ultimate. I may just have to get it made.” Celine.com.
Brass Earrings
G. G.: “They work for both dressed-up and casual.” Totem earrings by Gillian Steinhardt, $229. Gaspard, 913 Queen St. W., 416-546-7480.
White Shirt
J. F.: “Crisp, clean and classic. You can’t go wrong.” Davenport Plain Classic Fit button-cuff shirt by Thomas Pink, $200. Thomaspink.com.
Brogues
J. F.: “Classic style, good quality, and they last for years.” Grenson Dylan brogues, $345. Gravitypope, 1010 Queen St. W., 647-748-5155.

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