Win tickets to see Adam Cohen perform in Toronto

My name is Leesa and I am a frustrated musician. Truthfully I am not a musician at all, which is why I’m so frustrated. But that sad fact has also made me an intense music fan. As you music fans know, the best way to experience a musical artist is through their live show. It’s intimate. They are in their element. It’s a fleeting moment, made just for you. 

Adam Cohen and his band make the most of a live show. For all of Adam’s past success in music, he hit his stride with his latest album Like a Man. As the son of Leonard Cohen, his music doesn’t shy away from the sound – or the subject matter – of his roots. However, Like a Man is all Adam. It’s a dreamy, romantic, tantalizing essay on the women he has known and loved. If seeing the likes of a Lana Del Ray or Bon Iver perform is up your alley, you’re going to love Adam Cohen. Ladies, prepare to swoon. Men, prepare to be a bit jealous.
Adam Cohen shot by Shayne Laverdiere
Adam Cohen shot by Shayne Laverdiere
ENTER TO WIN: I’m giving away two tickets to Adam’s upcoming Toronto show at St. Paul’s Trinity Church on Thursday, October 25th. All you have to do to enter* is send an email to with ADAM COHEN in the subject line before midnight October 21st.
The winner will be contacted on Monday, October 22nd. 
* Must be 19 or older to enter. Open to Ontario residents only.

The DNA of Men’s Style

I’ve been thinking about men’s style quite a bit lately. Not men’s fashion, but style. There is plenty of fashion available. But truthfully there is very little style on display. I think many men are confused and don’t want to bother. When I see a stylish man in real life — particularly one who doesn’t work in fashion — I’m always taken aback.

Musician Adam Cohen has surprising style. (For those who haven’t heard, Leonard Cohen had a son about 40 years ago named Adam. He makes music. Beautiful music.) Just as his songs have an inherent Cohen sound, it seems there is also a style gene tucked inside the family DNA.

Leonard Cohen circa 1960’s
Leonard Cohen today

Leonard’s “flawless style” is well-documented. In earlier photos, you see him at ease in his Fedora hat, slouchy button down shirts, a scarf and a black overcoat. Wearing a crinkled forehead and a cigarette in his hand, why you can just hear him growling, “When they said repent, I wonder what they meant.”

My French is terrible, but I think this recent spread in Elle Quebec says something to the effect of “Adam Cohen smolders while looking handsome and stylish, without even trying!” 

ELLE Quebec spread on Adam Cohen
Fashion is what they sell at the stores. But style you can’t buy. (It’s why some people get paid to be stylists. You never hear people getting paid to be fashionable.) Men with great style are fascinating because men have much less to work with by comparison (ladies, removable peplum, need I say more?). Great style is typically not flashy. It’s not built on brand names. 
Adam’s worn-in look is a layered mix of scarves and button down shirts, often peppered with vests or suit jackets and of course, hats. But it’s not really what he wears, it’s how he wears it. He is elegant and rebellious all at once. Maybe it’s the bare feet?

Who knows. I’m all about menswear right now. More to come. Including concert tickets!

Later this month Adam Cohen heads out on a Canadian tour with stops in Vancouver, Calgary, Quebec and Toronto. The F-list is giving readers a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Toronto October 25th date. 

Details to come!