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Welcome to the website of JJ Lee, host of CBC Radio One's Head To Toe, style columnist & author of The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, & a Suit.

He is prone to losing hats. If you see any of them, let him know.



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“A personal yet universal story about a son’s quest to understand his father. This beautiful, cleverly executed story gets to the very heart of the most basic masculine bond, and how even through disappointment, abandonment, anger, confusion and pain, a son can love, honour and protect his father.”
—Globe and Mail

JJ Lee

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The book is illustrated.

It was a tough proposition. Though I was a graduate of Concordia University’s Studio Fine Arts program, I hadn’t drawn with any real purpose for years.

So, I had to embark on a journey to find a style that would work for the book and myself.

One of the most difficult aspects was consistency. Could I draw in a manner that would make all the images in the book look like they belonged together.

To that end, I had to try on different illustration techniques.

Melissa, bless her soul. Made several trips to Opus to buy me various pen nibs.

I’m still not sure if I’ve found one that suits me.

The book is illustrated.

It was a tough proposition. Though I was a graduate of Concordia University’s Studio Fine Arts program, I hadn’t drawn with any real purpose for years.

So, I had to embark on a journey to find a style that would work for the book and myself.

One of the most difficult aspects was consistency. Could I draw in a manner that would make all the images in the book look like they belonged together.

To that end, I had to try on different illustration techniques.

Melissa, bless her soul. Made several trips to Opus to buy me various pen nibs.

I’m still not sure if I’ve found one that suits me.