Every generation and place has their forward-thinking style icons: somebody doing something different and doing what others only thought of doing. The Grace Jones', the David Bowies, the Nick Woosters, etcetera. We happen to have a few of those in Calgary too, and thankfully their own style has little relation to the conservatism of the city as a whole.
Paul Eli, Ania Boniecka, Vincent Law are a few of the obvious picks, however I would argue that you can't have this conversation anymore without including Paul. As I mentioned previously, Paul is the embodiment of positive stylistic and cultural progression. Everybody dresses their own way, and as such, I don't expect anybody else to dress like Paul. But if there's any lesson to take away, it's to do what you want and not be concerned about what others think.
Keeping with that theme, here are some of my favourite outfits from Paul Schneider AKA "the turtleneck tiger" this year so far to keep your inspiration alive through fall and winter.