EVENTS
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On October 25, 2014 Gotstyle invited over 400 of our top customers and industry partners to celebrate the start of the Fall season at our Gotstyle  #GStyleSportif Party. Keeping to the theme of “luxury sport” our Gotstyle Distillery location was transformed into the ultimate sports emporium filled with a ping-pong table, fooseball table, indoor basketball and of course our signature pool table. Guests were also treated to a great selection of custom complimentary cocktails by Grey Goose and Vitamin Water, our signature Gotstyle Fall fashion presentation and a Gotstyle gift card to help kick start their Fall shopping.

We’ also like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing fashion sponsors: 

  • Lyle and Scott * Blue industry * Benson * Lacoste

Models by:

Gotstyle’s #GstyleSportif Party: Album #1
Photography by: Mauricio Calero 

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Gotstyle’s #GstyleSportif Party: Album #2
Photography by: Yousuf Afridi  

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PROMOTION
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No Tax Suit Promo

October 28, 2014

Starting Wednesday October 29th – Saturday November 1st Gotstyle if offering NO TAX on all of our suiting, yes.. all of it… including Tiger of Sweden and Lab by Pal Zalieri. If you’re pulling off three-piece or two-button looks everyday, there should be a minimum of five suits hanging in that closet (wear a different one everyday, extend their lifespan and save on dry cleaning bills). Or if it’s your first time, we can find the right one for your body type and price range. Don’t worry, we’ll be gentle.

EVENTS
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This past weekend we hosted our annual F/W14 customer appreciation party, dubbed #GStyleSportif. As the #hashtag suggests, the theme for the event was all about luxury sport, mixing and matching your favourite threads and infusing it with an athletic flair. Whether that meant throwing on kicks instead of your brogues or swapping your favourite blazer for a leather bomber we left the interpretation to our clients. Needless to say, regulars at GS events know that our dos bring out the most dapper men in the city and this event was no different.

After scouring album after album, we’ve picked our favourite and most compelling looks of the evening. Our IT list isn’t about the most daring or bizarre, it’s about those with the confidence and cool to be themselves, celebrate their true aesthetic and who possess a unique understanding of what works for their body and build.

Here’s our tribute to the Best Dressed Men at our #GStyleSportif event.

Photography by: Mauricio Calero

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STYLE TIPS
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Gotstyle’s Guide To Suits For Fall 2014

Sasha Ferkul October 28, 2014

Sell yourself, your brand, your product. First impressions can make or break big numbers so dump those boxy, ill-fitting suits and come in for contemporary looks that inspire confidence. We can fit any size, body type or proportion problem, we’ve got the in fabrics (windowpane checks for all), and warmer textiles for the upcoming freeze (summer suits are lame in winter). Melissa Austria discusses the finer points of modern suiting and what to wear to work now.

STYLE MANUAL
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The true character of one’s suit is often defined by it’s fit, quality of fabric and it’s construction. Unfortunately, many people often forget that the latter, construct, is just as important as the former, especially if you’re an individual that wears suits often. Construction plays are large role in the overall quality of a suit, which is why in this article we’ll be discussing the different types of suit jacket construction—namely, full canvas vs. half canvas vs. fused and why they should matter to you.

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→ The best quality you can buy in a suit, but are generally more expensive.

Back in the day, all suits were made of canvas. It was usually a horsehair canvas, which is sewn between the lining and the cloth of the jacket. The canvas allows the suit fabric to drape properly and will mold to your body over time (for the perfect fit). It aids in the longevity of the suit by distributing tension at stress points (shoulders, elbows), it allows the suit to “breathe” and holds up to repeated dry cleaning. Costly to make, full canvas suits usually retail for $1,500+.

Fused Suits

→ A great price point but quality is sacrificed.

As the demand for suits increased, a fused suit was developed to appeal to the mass market. This is an interlining that is heat pressed (glued) to the wool of the suit. While it allowed for suits to be produced at a better price point, it also has a stiffness to the chest and if over dry-cleaned, can lead to bubbling in the chest area (this is caused when the wool separates from the fusing). It is also less durable over time and loses flexibility. Fusing is good if you want a price point suit and don’t plan on wearing it every day.

Half Canvas Suits

→ Gives you best of both worlds.

Eventually, a compromise was developed: a half canvas suit. A half canvased suit uses a sewn in canvas piece in the chest and the lapel of the jacket, and is fused on the bottom part of the jacket. This allows you to have the canvas at the most important part of the suit, and keeps the price down by having less handwork.

At Gotstyle we believe in offering the best possible fit, quality and price for our customers. We’ve scoured the world looking for suits that fit this mandate, and we are able to offer you the best selection of modern trim fit, half canvas constructed suits in the city! And if off-the rack isn’t your flavour we also offer a full made-to-measure program to help you get that perfect suit.

MEN OF GOTSTYLE
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Men Of Gotstyle is a fashion/style series that champions our amazing clients and friends, their style and extraordinary lives. Meet Morgan Jones, long time customer/friend, mixed media artist, based in Toronto. Morgan, formerly the Director of Sales for a large multi-national consumer electronics manufacturer, left his job of twelve years in August of 2013 to pursue his lifelong passion as a professional artist. Talk about a career change especially when you consider that he’s a self-taught artist.

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Rogue Cotton Snap Button Shirt: $169 Rogue Moto Track Sweat Pants: $150

In the short launch into his full-time career as a professional artist Morgan is blazing trails! With several exhibitions under his belt already at galleries such as Walnut Contemporary and Blueprint, he is no stranger to the arts scene. Morgan has worked on several diverse projects across Toronto from being a guest artist for Plan Canada involved in the launch of their book Every Day is Mala Day to having his works displayed in offices such as The Capitol One building. Jones was commissioned to do lobby art for the Daniels Corporation as a part of their regent park condo development, One Park Place. His work can also be seen in both our Bathurst and Distillery District locations.

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Given Morgan‘s rogue lifestyle and his extended love for heavy duty motorcycles it was an obvious fit to style him in our latest collection from Rogue and Matchless- two iconic/rugged brands perfect for his aesthetic.

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Rogue Down Filled Puff Vest: $295 Rogue Pima Cotton Henley: $110 Rogue Leather Moto Pants: $525

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Rogue Down Filled Puff Vest: $295 Rogue Pima Cotton Henley: $110

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Rogue Wool Moto Quilted Shawl Collar Blazer: $350 Rogue Snap Button Cotton Shirt: $169 Rogue Moto Track Sweat Pants: $150

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Rogue Leather Moto Pants: $525