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GIFT GUIDE
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‘Tis the season, which means it’s time to get cracking on that list and start stuffing those stockings. Ladies & Gents, please don’t buy your husband, father, brother or boyfriend another pair of boring long johns, tacky adorable monogrammed onesies or those oh-so thoughtful socks. Instead, let us help you pick perfect presents with our Holiday Gift Guide for Men. It doesn’t matter if he’s sporty, preppy, edgy-trendy or the classic type, we’ve definitely got something for him. Something he’ll truly love, cherish and most importantly, flaunt to his friends.
Men, lets keep it simple.
Step 1: Share our Holiday Gift Guide with everyone looking to buy you presents.
Step 2: Share our Holiday Gift Guide  with other guys to ensure they don’t get stuck with lacklustre gear.

Step 3: Use ourHoliday Gift Guide to buy yourself gifts that don’t suck.

RUGGED SPORT

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2. #HeroesWearCamo T-Shirt $39
4. G-Lab Commander Parka $850
5. John Varvatos Gloves $185
11. Woolrich Buffalo Check Blanket $99
14. GOTSTYLE Leather Flask $38
15. Rella Wool Hat $49
16. Base London Boots $248

LUXURY CLASSIC
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1. PYA Full Zip Cardigan $345
4. Seaward and Stearn Lambs Wool Angora Scarf: $125
5. Steve McQueen Book: $100
6. Strellson Elsson Fleck Coat with Removable inlay: $698
7. Strellson Ties: $98
8. Van Gils Plaid Flannel Blazer: $595
10. Ted Baker Evans Leather Work Bag: $599
11. Amanda Christensen Pocket Square: $45
13. Base London Measure Cap Toe Oxford Shoe: $188
15. Circle Of Gentlemen Alderbey Grain Shirt: $255
16.Amanda Christensen Pocket Square: $45

EDGY TRENDY
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4. Pasotti Knuckle Umbrella $250
5. Rogue Moto Pants $150
9. Smart Turnout Camo Pouch $199
11. Rella Zipper Hat $55
12. Vitaly Linked Bracelet $50, Vitaly Freunde Rings $50, Vitaly Leather Bracelet $40
13. Nixon Sentry Leather Watch $175
14. Quill & Tine Gloves $115
15. J.Lindeberg Squid Sweater $350

MODERN PREP

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1. Louis Vuitton Architecture and Interiors Book: $90
2. Dion Bow Ties: $95
3. Happy Socks Gift Set: $45
4. Pasotti Gold Skull Umbrella: $275
5. Mario Latorre Passport Carrier: $220
7. Tiger Of Sweden Denzel White Tuxedo Shirt: $219
8. Haight & Ashbury Coastal Floral Shirt: $110
9. Quill & Tine Richmond Moto Touchscreen Glove: $150
10. Tom Ford Book: $175
12. Prime Glasgow High-Shine Patent Leather Derby Shoe: $475
13. Mario Latorre Simple Document Carrier (Nappa Leather): $325
14. Ted Baker Small Floral Print Shirt: $195
16. Strellson Ties: $98
ITEM OF THE WEEK
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Take the hard line with Vitaly’s Kusari bracelet. The chunky, stainless steel piece has a modern rocker vibe that complements off-duty gear (think denim, plaid and lots of black or white tees) and works to add a finishing detail to casual evening looks.

What is Kusari? Kursai was used in samurai armour from the 1270s but particularly from the Nambokucho period of 1336-1392. The rings were lacquered black to prevent rusting and were always stitched onto a backing of cloth or leather. Kusari was often concealed entirely between layers of cloth.

Vitaly Kusari Stainless Steel Bracelet: $50

Vitaly Kusari Stainless Steel Bracelet: $50

EDITORIAL
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Let the battle begin! You vs. the Michelin Man. With the snow piled several feet deep and the temperature set to hit negative a million, throwing on a winter jacket isn’t just a choice, it’s a necessity. Fortunately, succumbing to the Michelin Man syndrome of the over sized, puffy jacket need not be your fate. With our wide selection of winter jackets from industry leaders like Nobis, Canada Goose and Moose Knuckle looking good while outside on the coldest day isn’t just a dream, it can be your reality. To prove it, here are six jackets styled six ways to illustrate how you can beat the chill in style this season.

Photography by: Ishmil Waterman Styling by: Sharad Mohan 

Special thanks to Spectacle for the awesome sunglasses featured in this editorial.

CANADA GOOSE BRANTA: $1150

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NOBIS CARTEL BOMBER: $785 Outerwear-Gotstyle-Nobis-2 MOOSE KNUCKLE BALLISTIC BOMBER: $750 Outerwear-Gotstyle-Moose-knuckle-1 CANADA GOOSE BORDEN BOMBER: $745 Outerwear-Gotstyle-Canada-Goose-1 NOBIS STANFORD: $595

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NOBIS STANFORD: $595
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NEW ARRIVALS
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Paving the way for menswear in this country, we’re proud to announce that we’re the first retailer in Canada to carry the exclusive limited edition Dickie bow tie. These made in Canada, handmade bow ties are not for the faint at heart, but rather for that discerning gentlemen looking to express his individuality and creativity through his wardrobe.

Who is The Dickie Shoppe?

Here’s Christopher Louis Philippe Chapheau founder/owner of The Dickie Shoppe explaining the birth of his company in his own words:

“My youth was highly influenced and guided by my French born, restaurateur father.  A man who was always immaculately dressed, and who had an undeniable impact on my desire to enter the world of men’s fashion.

Post-university life on the west coast didn’t satisfy my itch to be immersed in the high paced culture and fashion forward lifestyle Toronto provided so it wasn’t before long that my bags were packed and a one way ticket to Toronto was purchased. I arrived with no job, and nowhere to live, only knowing that this was the city where I wanted to leave my mark.  After three years and multiple jobs in the corporate life I knew it was time to take the leap and pursue my passions.

Thus, The Dickie Shoppe was born. Having no formal fashion education myself I teamed up with my close and highly talented seamstress friend, Vicky Bignell.  Having extensive training from the Coco Fashion Design Institute, she would help to bring our bow ties to life.”

The Products:

Each bow tie is hand crafted and limited edition (a few hundred being manufactured of each design at most).  Both Christopher & Vicky utilize a lot of antique fabrics that they source from around Toronto and the surrounding areas meaning each design is part of a unique and close knit family. Here’s a catalogue of all the styles we’ll be carrying at Gotstyle, with a mini descriptions explaining how each one is unique.

Photography by: Lane Dorsey 

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“The professor”: $120

  • Beautiful brown tweed fabric
  • Pre-tied in a traditional double bow design
  • Thick gauge copper chain accent
  • Hand made locally  here in Toronto

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“The woodpecker” (all brown): $150

  • Pheasant feathered bow tie
  • Sleek satin double bow backing
  • Pre-tied
  • Hand made locally here in Toronto

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“The Peacock” (all brown, white accent): $150

  • Pheasant feathered bow tie with white woodpecker feather accents
  • Sleek satin double bow backing
  • Pre-tied
  • Hand made locally here in Toronto

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“The J.W.”: $100

  • Double sided burlap bow tie with antique western patterned fabric
  • Extremely limited quantities due to the antique fabric sourced
  • Pre- tied in a traditional double bow design
  • Hand made locally here in Toronto

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“The Victoria”: $100

  • Antique blue floral fabric
  • Pre-tied in a modern triple bow design
  • Extremely limited quantities due to antique fabric sourced
  • Hand made locally here in Toronto
AVAILABLE AT: Bathurst, Distillery
Item Of The Week
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Woolrich has been synonymous with quality outdoor clothing for over 180 years. The company got its start in 1830 when John Rich, an immigrant from England, built his first woolen mill in Plum Run, Pennsylvania. Today the little village of Woolrich is still headquarters for the company, where they continue to produce quality products like this buffalo check throw. A great gift idea, and a perfect addition for those cold winter nights.

“Every click of every loom in the Woolrich woolen mill tells a truly American tale. The story begins with the founding steps of John Rich selling wool by Mule Cart and continues through a new era of proud American manufacturing.

Founded in 1830, the Woolrich of today remains uniquely committed to creating enduring blankets of unmistakable quality.”

STYLE TIPS
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Dressing for the holidays shouldn’t be a daunting task, which is why we’ve put together this great How To video to take you through 4 key looks every man should master this holiday season. From Galas to just hanging with your friends, here are some great tips and tricks on looking your best this festive season.

Styling By: Sharad Mohan | Photography By: Ishmil Waterman | Models: Cea & Mackenzie (Spot 6 Management)

HOLIDAY GALA

If you’re going to a gala this holiday season chances are it’s going to be a black tie event. Instead of opting for a traditional black tuxedo try this stunning burgundy shawl collar option as a stunning alternative. It’s a great colour-way fit for the holiday season and guaranteed to help you stand out from the crowd.

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Gotstyle Black Satin Shawl Collar Dinner Jacket: $895 Ted Baker Onlyway Paisley Dot Silk Scarf: $98 Prime Shoes Glasgow Hi-Shine Patent Leather Derby Shoe: $475 Tiger of Sweden Denzel Tuxedo Shirt: $219

HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY

The office work party is the perfect time to infuse some life into your standard 9 to 5 suiting wardrobe. This bold navy blue check suit strikes the perfect balance between looking stylish while still maintaining a professional aesthetic. Accent it with a bold tie and pocket square to upgrade it for the festive season.

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Tiger of Sweden Evert Shadow Check Suit: $899 A. Christensen Silk Pocketsquare: $45 Seaward & Stearn Tie: $150

MEET THE PARENTS

You only ever get one chance to make a first impression; especially if it’s with your future in-laws. The key to pulling off a great look starts with a great blazer and we definitely recommend going jersey. Pair it with a modern microprint shirt, knitted cardigan and a great pair of trousers. This looks strikes the perfect balance between showing just enough personality while maintaining a classic timeless silhouette.

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Blue Industry Tone on Tone Polka Dot Blazer: $349 Hiltl Jacquard Weave Fleece Wool Pants: $279 Ted Baker Small Floral Print Shirt: $195

HOLIDAY PARTY WITH YOUR FRIENDS

Just because you’re hanging with your friends doesn’t give you the right to dress like a schmuck. Invest in a great sweater like this toggle cable knit from blue industry and pair it with everyones favourite pair of chinos by Zanerobe. Add a splash of colour with a fun check shirt and a great pair of high-tops (weather permitting).

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Zanerobe Dynamo Chino: $149 Outclass Contrast Plaid Shirt: $189 Blueindustry Toggle Knit Hoodie: $239 Sully Wong Ny Lo shoe: $160

MAKEOVER
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In October, Frank Waszkun, President of Business Systems came to us wanting to give some his staff a head-to-toe Gotstyle makeover. After seeing the incredible transformation we did he’s back for round two. As Toronto’s leading copier and the official supplier to big name corporations like the ACC and the Maple Leaf sports group one can definitely appreciate Franks desire to ensure his team looks their best. To help his team them get there, founder Melissa Austria got into the trenches and personally styled each of these individuals to ensure they looked and felt their best.
The result, these incredible before and after shots from that makeover session (pre-alterations).

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CONTEST ALERT!

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In the spirit of the holiday Frank & Business Systems is offering you a chance to win 2 tickets to see our famous Maple Leafs in action January 19th against the Carolina Hurricanes! To enter head to their Facebook Fan page- deadline for entires is January 8th.

Good luck. Go Leafs go!