# **Discover Christopher Bates’ Menswear Designs with TIFScene’s Drew Brown**
Tune in to TIFScene’s latest interview with Christopher Bates, the Toronto-based menswear designer. In this video, Drew Brown sits down with Bates to discuss his journey in the fashion industry and the inspiration behind his designs.
## **About Christopher Bates**
Growing up in Vancouver, Bates was always interested in fashion. However, it wasn’t until his mid-20s, after traveling to Europe, that he realized it could be a career. He moved to Milan to study and started his business in Vancouver. Now based in Toronto, Bates’ collections are inspired by urban settings and tailored to the contemporary, adventurous man, often with a hint of James Bond sophistication.
## **Menswear Trends & Style Tips**
Throughout the interview, Bates shares his perspective on the current state of menswear and how it’s evolved over the last five years. He emphasizes that good fit is more important than quality or cost of a garment. Bates also suggests that every man should have a well-fitting sports jacket, that you can dress up or down for any occasion. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe or simply stay informed on fashion trends, this interview is a must-watch.
Check out his website, [ChristopherBates.com](https://christopherbates.com/), to find his unique designs, or stop by Gotstyle Menswear on Bathurst and Wellington, or Channers in Waterloo.
TIFScene’s Drew Brown sits down with Christopher Bates and discusses his menswear designs.Christopher Bates