mensfashion4hope-recap

Gotstyle Presents MENSFASHION4HOPE

We had the honor of sponsoring the MENSFASHION4HOPE show at TOM* for the 5th season.

The charity fashion show is a feature of our current collections on local and global celebrities. The walk in support of the SickKids Foundation through the Kol Hope Foundation for Children. Attendees can also show their support by donating online.

The show was founded to support the SickKids Foundation through the Kol Hope Foundation for Children. Attendees also show their support by donating online.

This season

Patrick Patterson of the Toronto Raptors, Awarding-Winning Director X, Comedian Colin Mochrie, “Next Generation” Dragon Michael Hyatt, Model/Actor Roger Doche, Host of Chopped Canada Brad Smith, ET Canada Host Jacob Mossop, Sportsnet broadcaster Faizal Khamisa, and more rock the runway.

MENSFASHION4HOPE Backstage

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Mocha Frap (Kiss 92.5), Brad Smith (Chopped Canada) and Faizal Khamisa (Sportsnet)

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Diontae Spencer (Toronto Argonauts)

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Mohamad Fakih (Paramount Fine Foods), Roger Doche (Actor/Model)

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Patrick Patterson (Toronto Raptors)

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Director X (Award Winning Director)

On the Runway

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Aleem Khalid (Singer/Songwriter)

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Caspar Haydar (TV Personality)

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Colin Mochrie (Actor/Comedian)

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Diontae Spencer (Toronto Argonauts)

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Dr. John Dempster (Naturopathic Doctor)

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Faizal Khamisa (Anchor, Sportsnet)

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Jamie Gutfreund (Co-Host of CP24)

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Joshua Hendin (Entrepreneur)

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Kristian Bruun (Actor)

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Mocha Frap (Morning Show Host)

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Patrick Patterson (Toronto Raptors)

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Michael Hyatt (Next Gen Den)

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Vidal Hazelton (Toronto Argonauts)

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Final Runway Walk

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Introducing the Zanerobe’s new fit, the Sharpshot chino

Zanerobe has always been on the forefront of streetwear and more importantly- chinos. Their Sureshot innovated the jogger trend by combining the best of both worlds: the comfort of a sweatpant with the look of a chino. Every man who’s tried on a pair ends up buying it.

Since then they’ve come out with new innovative pants and their latest fit is the Sharpshot Chino.

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The Anatomy of the Sharpshot Chino

This style is more sophisticated than their predecessor but still as comfortable. It has a relaxed “carrot-fit” so it’s bigger in the thighs and starts to slim down from the knee. This makes it a great fit for both the slimmer guy and the athletic guy.

Not only is the fit superb, the comfort level is incomparable to any other pant. It has a slight drop crotch, who doesn’t like space in that area? It’s constructed of 98% cotton and 2% elastane stretch so there’s flexibility for optimal mobility.

How to Style the New Sharpshot Chino

Zanerobe also does us a favour and shows us how they’d style the chino. It’s got a clean look of a chino but still has enough swagger for the street. Completely ideal for layering so add on those tees, plaids and bombers.

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Kiss the Chef: DaiLo

August 12, 2016

A recipe from DaiLo guaranteed to get you some.

Photos by Ishmil Waterman
Words by Nicole Pimentel

In a time when the food scene is on a high, Toronto Chef Nick Liu opens up about being the “bad-ass big brother” of pan-Asian cuisine and what it takes to standout in the restaurant industry today.

DaiLo, in its literal translation, comes from Cantonese origin, meaning ‘Big Brother’ which is used as a term of endearment to show love and respect to an elder. It is also interpreted to mean “Boss, or Bad Ass”, both of which Lui considers a reflection of both his personality and culinary style.

Nick Liu, owner of DaiLo

At the age of 19 and straight out of culinary school, Liu began work at the sophisticated, long-standing Toronto establishment, Scaramouche where he cut his teeth for nearly a decade. Fast-forward to 2013, upon his return from world travels, Lui would spend the next 3 years would running Niagara Street Café, which would earn him notable acclaim for his ever-changing menus and creative takes on Asian ingredients. From here Liu began to operate on-trend pop up restaurants throughout the city until he found the space where he would occupy his very own brick and mortar restaurant. Enter DaiLo. The hot new College Street restaurant where vintage photos of Liu’s family adorn the raw unfinished walls, hand painted in detailed chinoiserie style murals. Brass plated filigree screens separate the banquets, while rich teals

Enter DaiLo. The hot new College Street restaurant where vintage photos of Liu’s family adorn the raw unfinished walls, hand painted in detailed chinoiserie style murals. Brass plated filigree screens separate the banquets, while rich teals make up the seating arrangements.

Nick Liu, owner of DaiLo cooking

With his roots in Asian fare and his training in French Cuisine, Lui describes his style of cooking as ‘New Asian Cuisine’ – Asian food that has not yet been created. Travelling the world and cooking in Michelin star restaurants throughout Europe, London, Australia and Singapore, Liu developed his unique culinary style from a collection of flavors and experiences around the world. Finding their way onto the creative menu, Asian-inspired and high-quality ingredients like Ponzu Beef Carpaccio, Truffle Fried Rice, Peeking Glazed Duck Breast, Fried Watermelon and of course, the ‘guranteed to get you some’ melt in your mouth Pumpkin Dumplings.

When pressed on if we could expect something from him in the near future, Liu, with a sheepish grin jokingly replied “yes, but I can’t tell you more than that” as he slowly pulled what appeared to be an architectural floor plan off the table, out of sight.

pumpkin dumplings from DaiLo

Pumpkin Dumplings
with brown butter soy, truffles, almond crumble, white rabbit candy glaze

Makes approx. 4 servings

Ingredients needed:
1 pumpkin
1/2 cup brown sugar
2T Veg oil
1/2 ” piece of ginger sliced thin
2 cloves garlic sliced thin
3 sprigs thyme
1T salt
2T rice vinegar
piping bag
1 pkg. wonton skins
1 egg beaten

Method:
Cut pumpkin in half and scoop out all the seeds.
Drizzle veg oil on the two halves and sprinkle 3T brown sugar, 1T salt, the sliced garlic, sliced ginger and thyme on the pumpkin as well.
Place on a baking tray and bake at 425 with the skin side down until the flesh is soft and nicely caramelized.
Scoop out flesh and place in a food processor with rice vinegar.
Puree until smooth and season with more salt and brown sugar if necessary.
Put puree in a piping bag and pipe approx.
1T of puree in the middle of 20 wonton skins.
Brush 2 sides of the wonton skins with egg wash and fold over to create a triangle.
Seal edges well.
Brush a small amount of egg wash on one of the corners and connect the two corners sealing them to form a tortellini style dumpling.
Keep dumplings in fridge or freezer until needed.

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The Vintage tee trend has become the new way of expressing your taste through badass merchandise.

Heard of Marilyn Manson? Nope. Know a member of Metallica? Nada! Doesn’t matter. Infamous graphics from bands like Metallica, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Guns n’ Roses and even Tupac are blowing up in this new vintage tee trend.

The t-shirts are reminiscent of the counter culture that was associated with that particular brand. Lets look at the different ways celebs are putting their spin on the vintage tee trend.

1. Oversized/Baggy

This works when you’re in your 20’s and/or you wake up with an IDGAFOS attitude.
This is a street style look so feel the need to layer under your baggy band shirt.
If you’d rather put a piece on top, pick a just-as-distressed denim jacket to match with super skinny rock n roll jeans.

Here is how the style Gods of the moment are rocking the baggy band t-shirt look.

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Justin Bieber in a Iron Maiden band tee

Kanye wears Queen Vintage Tee

Kanye wears Queen Vintage Tee

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Pharell in vintage Tupac Tee

2. True to Size

If you’re not in your 20’s chances are you actually did listen to Iron Maiden, Metallica, Queen, Guns N’ Roses, The Who, Tupac, this automatically entitles you to own his trend, again.

*Remember, Dad’s– Kanye is a dad too.

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Johnothan Chaban wearing a fake Kris Jenner tour tee

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Kanye West in Guns N’ Roses Tee

3. Python Show Style

For those who work hard, and play hard… who wants tickets?
Expert Tip: Roll your sleeves to give your boxy old band shirt more tailored look through the arms.

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Kellan Lutz (Twilight) wearing it 100% correct

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Harry Styles in Ramones Tee

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David Beckham in The Stone Roses Tee

The vintage tee trend is a great way of showing off your taste in nostalgic merchandise. But buying these ain’t cheap. Some vintage tees are going for over $300 USD on eBay.

So, unless you carefully stored your t-shirts from the 80’s… John Varvatos dropped a collection of vintage inspired tees just for you. These ones are made with stretchy super soft fabric that  (sorry to say it) might be better than the real thing.

Our personal favorite is the Metallica tee. It’s minimal enough to wear alone with jeans but still has an edge. Throwing this tee on gives your t-shirt an edge that steps up your everyday t-shirt game.

Shop Vintage Inspired Tee’s from John Varvatos

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A Botanical Battle by Artist Morgan Jones

Battling it out for your summer wardrobe are printed tops matched with micro-patterned shorts.

Photos by: Ishmil Waterman / Creative Director: Morgan Jones

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Pullin Tank $55 / Selected Homme Shorts $85 / Andersons Belt $160

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Haspel Shirt $225 / Ted Baker Shorts $145

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Handsome Me Shirt $75 / Individual Shorts $105

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Pullin Tank $55 / Selected Homme Shorts / $85 Andersons Belt $160

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Top: Individual T-shirt $65 / Individual Shorts $105 / Anderson Belt $160 Bottom: Selected Homme Shirt $75 / Haspel Shorts $165 / Ted Baker Shoes $275

The artist Morgan Jones uses masks to represent our social self, the people we pretend to be for everyone else. The balloons represent our essential self, who we really are… but generally never get to be which is why they are always floating out of reach.

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WORDS: SHAUN MARQ / PHOTO: MARK BINKS

There ain’t no shame in couch surfing

Even the wealthiest of Torontonians can be found shacking up in a friend of a friend’s swanky New York loft in order to take in the full Big Apple experience. Whether saving a few dollars or not, we will show you how to feel confident, comfortable, and look like you’ve got it together as you hop from sofa to sofa.

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Oversized tufted sectionals make for some of the best makeshift beds for guests! Grab a big duvet, and feel right at home. Kick up, relax and play it casual cool with this navy stunner. You may even feel so inclined to have some friends over when the host is away, but our advice is think again because really, who has time to change into pants anyway.

Outfit details: Champion for Todd Snyder T-shirt $85 / Champion for Todd Snyder Zip Up $225 / Wheelers Shorts $135 / Ted Baker Sandals $75 / Nixon Watch $175

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This downtown loft has it all. If you find yourself in a spot with furniture worth more than your mortgage, sprawling windows and silk rugs you are afraid to step on, then bring your A-Game and learn a few tips of the trade from your host during your stay. Spend your days and nights lounging in a refined, ready to take on anything, sporty look – sans the game and pizza boxes of course.

Outfit details: Cahill Bomber $235 / Selected T-shirt $55 / Champion Cargo Sweatpants $198 / New Balance Sneakers $100 / Neighburr Baseball Cap $74

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If you have friends with a picturesque locale in the North of Vermont or the backwoods of Muskoka, make sure you pack for an intellectual time. Sophisticated comfort is the key here, make sure to take notes from your good ol’ pops. Here we take couch surfing and bring it next level- to the chair. Grab the clicker, a great book and a gin and tonic while you cozy up for a great stay.

Outfit details: Blue Industry Sweatshirt $120 (layered over) / Zanerobe White T-shirt $50 / John Varvatos Sweatpants $148 / Garment Project Sneakers $257 / Neighburr Baseball Cap $74 / Daniel Wellington Watch $265