Knowing the difference between a Made-to-measure and bespoke suit is only the tipping point. Understanding the complex relationship between a client and his tailor, well that’s where the true meat and potatoes lie. To better explain this relationship and to give you glimpse into the world of custom suiting journalist Sara Graham of the Huffington Post sat down with our master tailor and MTM specialist Konstantine Malishevski for an exclusive interview.
Aside from discussing his pedigree as a tailor and his love for fabrics and suiting the article focuses on the current state of custom suiting in the Canadian market and more importantly it’s frauds. Click here to read the full article and to see Konstantines 8 tipson finding a great tailor.
“Trust your instinct and don’t get sold on labels and fancy linings.”
We get it, you’re not new to the style game. You’ve got the jersey blazer and have been rocking the jogger look since last year. So what’s new for you this Spring 2015? Press play and see Melissa’s latest style video where she breaks down the top three 2015 Spring Trends for the modern man. From the updated double-breasted blazer to layering with a modern polo, these three style essentials are all you need to step into spring with your best foot forward.
NO1. THE DOUBLE BREASTED
The double breasted will always nod to the old school. Keep it modern by going for a shorter length and trim fit.
Outfit Details: DB Blazer by SAND $625 Buy now, Doro Lapel Pin $19, Tie by Gotstyle $110, Shirt by Strellson $138, Chinos by Christopher Bates 249, Cap Toe Shoe by Gotstyle $225 Buy Now
DB Hopsack Linen Blazer by SAND $695 Buy now, Chino by Marco Nils $139 Buy now, Double Monk Strap by Gotstyle $225 Buy now
Double Breasted Blazer by Tiger of Sweden $599, Pocket Square by Seaward & Stearn $85, Basic Dress Shirt by Stenstroms $195 Buy now , Jacquard dress pants by Hiltl $225, Double Monk Strap by Gotstyle $225 Buy now
NO2. THE LUXE BOMBER
Need a break from your Sport Coat? Try swapping yours for a luxe bomber. Think silky and sleek fabric, not just cotton.
Reversible Print Bomber by Kent and Curwen $595, Spotted Print Shirt by Ted Baker $165, Salerno Chino by Zanerobe $120 Buy now, High Top Shoe by Tiger of Sweden $229 Buy now
Reversible Bomber by Ted Baker $248, Oxford Shirt by Lyle and Scott $120, Cotton Chino by Marco Nils $139, Buy now, Embossed Leather Shoe by Tiger of Sweden $229, Buy now, Casora Bag by Ted Baker $220, Buy now
Wool Bomber by Tiger of Sweden $499, Oxford Shirt by Tiger of Sweden $189, Jogger by Tiger of Sweden $249, High top shoe by Tiger of Sweden $229, Buy now
NO3. POLOS UNDER BLAZERS
The new polo has shorter sleeves and a trimmer body. This will keep you looking buff even if you skip the gym.
Saron Blazer by SAND $695, Floral Polo by Ted Baker $140, Buy now Cotton Chino by Marco Nils $139 Buy now, Double monk strap by Gotstyle $225, Buy now
Cotton Stretch Blazer by Marco Nils $349, Acacia Cardigan by Haspel $395, Black Hearts Polo by J. Lindeberg $125, Nick Classic Fit Jeans by DL1961, Double Monk Strap Shoe by Gotstyle $225 Buy now
Polka dot Blazer by VITO $249, Polka Dot Polo by Lyle & Scott $165 Buy now, Pocket Square by Seaward & Stern $85, Chinos by Daily Chino, Buy now, Ygnge Shoe by Tiger of Sweden $229 Buy now
The 2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am games are fast approaching and as the host city we’re looking forward to welcoming the world to our multicultural melting pot also known as Toronto. This year marks so many great milestones both for this city, and the Gotstyle brand. In the last 10 years Toronto has established itself as one of the best cities in the world, in those same 10 years Torontonians have help propel us to grow to become one of the best menswear retailers in North America. To help celebrate this amazing year and everything that makes this city so incredible we bring you our Gotstyle Loves TorontoT-Shirt Design Contest.
Gotstyle is looking for the best design talent our fans/customers have to offer during the 2015 Gotstyle Loves Toronto T-Shirt Design Contest. The grand prize winner will have his or her design printed on Gotstyle t-shirts, receive a $500 cash prize, $500 gift certificate and a feature on the Gotstyle website.
HOW TO ENTER
Submissions will only be accepted from April 15, 2015 7:00 AM (EST) to May 15, 2015 11:59 PM (EST).
All entry emails should have the subject line “T-shirt Design Contest Submission – First Name, Last Name.”
Submit up to two designs per person. If you submit more than two, only your first two submissions in order of date and time will be considered.
Designs should be max 2 colour design, to be printed on a plain white t-shirt.
You must be at least 18 years of age to win.
Submit only original designs. These designs must not contain copyrighted material and they cannot have previously won any awards.
Submit front t-shirt designs only. There should be no text or visuals on the back of the shirt.
Attach entries as medium resolution JPEG or pdf files.
Please be prepared to submit the original Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop file in the case your artwork is chosen.
The winning designs will become property of Gotstyle. NO ADDITIONAL MATERIALS (VIDEOS, SAMPLES, ETC) WILL BE ACCEPTED WITH YOUR SUBMISSION.
To be eligible to enter and win, entrants must be 18 years of age or older as of May 15, 2015. Employees of Gotstyle and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, prize providers, participating retail locations and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and members of the immediate family and persons living in the same household of each are ineligible. Contest is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law, and subject to all federal state and local laws and regulations.
Sun is shining, the weather is sweet yea. Make you want to move, your dancing feet now. Let the vibes of Bob Marley get you in the mood and our top 5 essentials into the Spring groove- hold the bell bottoms. From transitional trenches, lightweight sweaters, bold sport coats, pink shirts and updated brogues there’s no doubt that we’ve got something to match your personal style.
Whether you’re doing the 9-5 or the 5-9 these pieces are just what you need to add some depth, diversity and some serious personality to your existing wardrobe. Don’t believe us, drop by one of our stores and let our stylist help give you the perfect Spring makeover. And to sweeten the pot, download our loyalty app to redeem points for free cash in-store.
April could soon become your favourite month of the year because starting April 9th – 26th, 2015 our amazing made-to-measure event is back exclusively at our Bathurst location. For a limited time only get an authentically custom suit, custom shirt, choice of tie package all for $950. Cheaper than most off-the-rack suits and those other places, our custom MTM program offers everything you need to take your sartorial game to the next level. And with our Master Tailor Konstantine at the helm of this incredible program your satisfaction is guaranteed.
*Some restrictions may apply, see in-store for details.
Melissa, founder of Gotstyle prides her self on scouring the world for the best of the best to keep her clients happy. She carefully listens to their concerns and then delves deep into the market to find brands that will meet their needs.
Every season she does an audit on the brands that worked and those that didn’t and with that knowledge she brings in new brands to help strengthen our roster. This season is no different, For Spring 2015 we’re excited to announce the arrival of 6 incredible new brands that you’re going to love. From top tier world renowned heritage brands like Haspel and Kent & Curwen to home-grown talents like Krane and Kollar, these brands truly highlight the diversity of our portfolio and our commitment to always bringing you the best.
Founded in New Orleans in 1909, Haspel is the originator of the Seersucker suit and the official brand for former US presidents since Calvin Coolidge. Still owned by the Haspel family, the brand today has built on it’s iconic tradition in Summer Suits and expanded it’s roots in menswear to accessories and new products.
A true home-grown talent, Toronto native, Kollar Clothing, offers that coveted street-style aesthetic matched with a sophisticated edge. Each piece is made for the bold individual, to create a unique garment with details only a good eye can catch. Working with geometric shapes in unorthodox ways Kollar’s appeal truly lies within its simplicity. Simple rules and a basic set of folding maneuvers which lies in precision and discipline.
Kollar collections are proudly designed here in Toronto.
Kollar Clothing Block SS Button Shirt: $68 Kollar Clothing Block T-Shirt, Zip Back Detail (Red): $55 Kollar Clothing Block T-Shirt with Chest Pocket (Green): $55 Kollar Clothing Block SS Button Shirt (Blue): $68 Kollar Clothing Shorts w/ Drawstring (Brown): $80
Since 1926, Kent & Curwen has been renowned for producing gentleman’s attire that combines sophisticated fabrics and impeccable tailoring with a modern twist. As a true heritage brand their pedigree expands a vast history. They are the official supplier of the rowing strip for the Oxford University Boat Club Crew, apparel sponsor for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, official Olympics uniform sponsor, and sponsor of major golf tournaments worldwide. They are also responsible for introducing the iconic cricket sweater — the traditional sweater in white or cream with its distinctive striped v-neck set a global trend, and was adopted by film stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood such as Cary Grant, Errol Flynn, Laurence Olivier, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and C Aubrey Smith, who were members of the famous “Hollywood Cricket Club”.
Kent and Curwen Short Trench Cotton Jacket: $695 Kent and Curwen Engineered Rib Cardigan: $325 Kent and Curwen Reversible Print Bomber Jacket: $595 Kent and Curwen Poplin LS Shirt: $225
Krane is a remembrance of vintage uniforms with an ode to modern industrial design. Old-school leather techniques meet a new-school design attitude in pursuit of innovative garments and accessories. Graphic details evolve and transform classic silhouettes in making bold statements that acknowledge the thoughts and aspirations of today’s contemporary male.
Krane products are completely made in Canada. The Krane Man and Krane Bag lines are manufactured in factories in Toronto, with the hand-work done in house.
Krane KASS Portfolio with Flap Close: $265
Krane TYNE Leather Zip Pouch: $175
Make It Simple But Significant. At Nigel Hall our passion has always been to create a line of modern menswear that uses the best in design, luxury fabrics and expert manufacturing.
Nigel Hall Cotton Flat Front Tapered Trouser (Navy, Tan): $185