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February 4, 2016

We’re (fingers crossed) reaching the end of the winter season and we’re making room for our new Spring product. Whether you want to load up on winter essentials or want to check out our new arrivals, it’s the perfect reason to make a visit! Use code “SAVE40” when shopping online.

SHOP SALE ITEMS!

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Charitable galas and balls are a popular way to incorporate supporting a good cause with a great party. ‘Cause let’s be honest, who doesn’t like a good party? As 2016 rolls around, there are several different events coming up and we sense some of you will be coming in for our expert advice. We know our Gotstyle men want to look show stopping yet sophisticated like the real boss that you are. Our stylists have put together gala outfits with corresponding events. Don’t be limited to that though, use it as a base for inspiration for any event you have coming up.

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The Motion Ball is coming up on Feb. 5th and takes place in Liberty Grand. It’s the largest young professionals charity gala and this year the theme is “A Night in the Woods”. The dinner jacket by Gotstyle is a rich burgundy colour that attracts the right amount of attention. Paired with the wooden tie clip by Gentlemen of the North, the outfit is a classy way to rock the theme.

Outfit details: Gotstyle Dinner Jacket $795, Gotstyle French Cuff Dress Shirt $165, Dion Silk Tie $110, Gentlemen of the North Wood Tie Clip $30, A. Christensen Pocket Square $45, Weber Cufflinks $75, Sunwill Traveller Wool Pants $185, Hudson Ferland Double Monk Strap Shoes $117.50

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The 21st annual Starlight Children’s Foundation Gala is being hosted on April 16th at the Royal York Hotel. This year’s theme is under the sea and Tia has picked the perfect outfit. The sharp blue Duchamp suit with an intriguing geometric shirt will make you the hit of the party bringing it back to formal with a classy navy bow tie. You don’t have to wear black to a gala! 

Outfit details: Duchamp Florence Wool Peak Lapel Suit $1050, Sand Geometric Print Shirt $195, Dion Bow Tie $95, A. Christensen Pocket Square $45, Gotstyle Five Eye Cap Toe Derby Shoes $225

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The Notable Awards is being held on Feb. 17th at the Carlu. They’ve partnered with theCanadian Mental Health Association, a federally funded Canadian charity to create a project focusing on helping millennials with mental health disease overcome employment-related obstacles.

Party the night away and celebrate the most known and successful millennials. Nicole wanted to add a little bit of a fun edge to the classic tuxedo without overpowering the formal look of it. Since the outfit is tonal, each piece will be easy to wear again on their own. A strong blue tuxedo is hard to keep your eyes off, especially when a handsome man is rocking it!

Outfit details: Lab Fleck Tuxedo with Satin Lapels $1,295, Sand Sailboat Print Shirt $225, A. Christensen Silk Pocket Square $45, Tiger of Sweden Leather Sneakers $229

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The inaugural Black Diamond Ball will be held at the Design Exchange and celebrates the art, music and fashion of Africa and the Caribbean. It will feature Grammy and Oscar nominated Andra Day along with Jully Black, Ray Robinson, Gary Beals and more.

Expecting a lot of dancing, Max kept this gala outfit fun with Tiger of Sweden’s wool blazer with a faux leather lapel. The micro print shirt keeps the look sophisticated but the check pants adds some character.

Outfit details: Tiger of Sweden Evert Blazer $699, Gotstyle Novelty Dobby Motif Dress Shirt $165, Dion Silk Tie $110, Strellson Micro Check Dress Pants $198, Prime Shoes Glasgow Hi-Shine Patent Leather Shoes $237.50

5 ways to elevate office style

Cover photo credit: Van Gils

You know the guy that’s a little bit too obvious about being on a 5 day work wardrobe rotation? Don’t let that guy be you. It may be easy to get caught in the trap of wearing a boring office uniform, but dressing for success is key to showing professionalism and ambition. Switching up your style and taking things to the next level can be easy. I’m here to help with 5 ways to elevate your office style.

OFFICE STYLE TIP #1: GO CUSTOM
When it comes to suits, great fit matters over everything. Even if you don’t wear a suit every day, it’s important to have a perfectly tailored suit in your repertoire for meetings, presentations, and events. Think of your best suit as your go-to for when you need to step things up —  and nothing will fit (and look) better than a suit made expressly for you.

For details on the made to measure process, pricing, and advantages, Gotstyle’s tailor extraordinaire Konstantine has got you covered.

OFFICE STYLE TIP #2: ACCESSORIZE
The easiest way to elevate your office style is to add new accessories to your existing office wardrobe. It’s simple addition by, well, addition. Lapel pins, pocket squares, tie bars, shoe laces, and even work bags are all ways you can add pops of style and colour.

HOOK + ALBERT RED POLKA DOT FLOWER OFFICE LAPEL PIN
Hook + Albert Red Polka Dot Flower Lapel Pin: $30

A CHRISTENSEN RED PAISLEY PRINTED OFFICE POCKET SQUARE
A Christensen Red Paisley Printed Pocket Square: $45

Weber Slim Office Tie Bar
Weber Slim Tie Bar: $40

Sully Wong Burgundy Leather Laces
Sully Wong Burgundy Leather Laces: $35

URI MINKOFF FULTON LEATHER OFFICE BRIEFCASE
Uri Minkoff Fulton Leather Briefcase: $438

OFFICE STYLE TIP #3: ADD A VEST
A vest is a simple way to class up any office look. Wear it with one of your standard 2 piece suits to add complexity, texture, and contrast. Or, just roll up your sleeves and wear it over a well fitted dress shirt as a more casual look (this looks good on literally every guy).

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One thing to watch out for: don’t try to match a new vest colour to an existing suit. Unless you have the exact same fabric, it won’t work, and will look off. The solution? Go with a contrast vest, and introduce a new colour to the suit entirely. It’s an unexpected look that shows off your style chops. Grey and blue (like in the photo above) always pair well, and can be used interchangeably between vest and suit.

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Circle of Gentlemen Kenyon Herringbone Shawl Double Breasted Vest: $175

OFFICE STYLE TIP #4: WEAR A TIE
If you don’t normally wear a tie, step up your office style and wear one! There’s no better way to show you mean business.

If your office is casual or you don’t see yourself as a “tie guy,” try a knit or textured tie as a casual midway point between your usual laidback style and something that’s too formal.

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The Common Folk Yarakucho Indigo Dye Houndstooth Tie: $100

OFFICE STYLE TIP #5: SUITS WITH BOOTS
Wearing a suit with boots is an awesome way to switch up a stale office rotation, but you need to do it right. If your suit fits well (which it should), the boots you pair with it need to be sleek and slim fitting. You want the outfit to look well put together and intentional — and not like you haven’t changed yet from your morning commute. The best way to achieve this? Chelsea boots.

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Both of these looks (courtesy of GQ) add some rocker edge to a suiting look, without being too chunky or out of place. It’s a menswear power move, and you can totally pull it off. Reserve this look for fall and winter, and make sure to match your belt and boots to keep everything tied together.

Ready to step things up? Gotstyle’s stylist team has got you covered. Book your appointment today at 416-260-9696 or info@gotstyle.ca.

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Staff Picks: Sale Outfits

January 26, 2016

Outfits That Won’t Cost You an Arm & a Leg

It’s sale season at Gotstyle and it is definitely the ideal time to take advantage and add to your wardrobe. We know the thought of shopping can be a little overwhelming sometimes so we have turned to our stylists to help pick out some sale outfits. Whether it’s in store or online, always feel free to reach out for assistance. We are always happy to help you dress better!

We have a huge selection that is 30% to 70% off- plus an additional 20% off the already reduced price. When shopping online, use code “extra20” at checkout.

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Alex says: “With Winterlicious starting this Friday, you can use your savings from this outfit to cash in on some sweet meals. All the pieces are easy to mix and match. You can swap out parts of the outfit for basics that you’ll already have in your closet; like the button up for a t-shirt or the blazer for a sweater.”

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Bee says: “To be honest, my inspiration for this one goes out to my male professors who need some serious upgrade on their style! If they really dressed better, they would do so much better. I pay much more attention to a professor who cares how he presents himself! 

I conjured my top favourite pieces on sale that would provide warmth without sacrificing looking cool. To me this look speaks confidence.”

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J. Lindeberg Fabian Micro Dot Knit Sweater

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Neale says: “We’re currently experiencing a rather mild winter so this look is great because you can stay warm without the bulk of wearing a parka. With the down filled vest, the outfit can be layered a wool coat for warmth and works for daytime to evening. Ideal for strolling around the Distillery before you head over to Cluny for a nice dinner.”

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John Varvatos Barrett Creeper Zip Low
Sand Wool/Cashmere Blend Blazer

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Mallory says: “I chose this outfit to show how to do business on a budget. Just because you’re shopping sale doesn’t mean that you can’t find some great pieces. I love the mix of pattern and how the slight pop of orange in the shirt ties to the shoes.

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Tombolini Window Pane Check Suit
Sand Printed Sweater

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A great blazer is one of the most reliable and versatile pieces in any guy’s wardrobe. The classic way to wear a blazer is similar to a suit jacket — with a dress shirt and tie — but slightly less formal (the jacket isn’t a matching set with the suit pants). The differences between a blazer, sport coat, and suit jacket can be subtle, but they’re important to know.

Think you’ve got the classic blazer look covered? Great. Let’s step up your style to the next level, and explore 5 new looks to make the most of your awesome blazers that have been trapped in the confines of nine to five.

BLAZER LOOK #1

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Tiger of Sweden Navy Double Breasted Peak Lapel Blazer: $599, Stenstroms Slimline Basic Dress Shirt: $195, Nudie Jeans Grim Tim Organic Dry: $179, Gotstyle Double Monkstrap Wingtip Shoe: $225

A double breasted blazer with dark denim is a modern power look any guy can pull off. The double breasted blazer is bold, so pair it with a solid colour dress shirt and let the blazer do the talking. Always keep the inside button and upper outside button fastened when standing. The only time you shouldn’t do up a button is if your blazer has multiple rows of buttons on the centre. If that’s the case, the same rule as with single breasted blazers applies — leave the bottom button undone.

Make sure that when wearing jeans with dress shoes the jeans are well tapered at the bottom, like on our model above. This will add height and slim down your look. If the front cuff of your jeans covers either of the monkstraps, it’s a sign the cuffs are too wide.

It may not be what you’re used to, but trust me, tapered lower legs are the way to avoid the dreaded “dad jean flare” you may not even realize you’ve been rocking. Once you wear one pair of properly tapered jeans and see the difference, you’ll never go back.

BLAZER LOOK #2

black blazer single breasted notch lapel Strellson Black STC Travel Jacket: $598, John Varvatos Grey Eyelet Henley Shirt: $98, Nudie Jeans Grim Tim Organic Dry: $179

Throw your best dark blazer on over a designer tee, jeans, and military style boots to pull off a Justin Theroux inspired rocker look. Some tips to make sure you do it right:

  • Treat this as a casual look. A t-shirt with a blazer is cool. A t-shirt with a blazer when everyone else is wearing a suit? Not so cool.
  • Make sure your jeans are tapered right. Come on man, we already talked about this.
  • Let your boots develop some character.
  • Leave the blazer unbuttoned — with a t-shirt, better to keep it casual.
  • The t-shirt should hit just below your belt.
  • Avoid tight tees. When wearing a t-shirt with a blazer, try not to look too…slick. I like to gently tug on the collar of my shirts before wearing them under a blazer. A bit of a slouchy look is perfect. You’re not wearing this to a black tie event anyways, so it’s cool to grunge up this particular blazer look.

BLAZER LOOK #3

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Van Gils Blue Pindot Blazer: $550, John Varvatos Green Striped Hoodie: $180, Zanerobe Black Sureshot Chino: $125, Sully Wong x Gotstyle Camo Shoes: $125

Here’s where a blazer can be useful as a transitional layering piece. Pair a casual, natural shoulder blazer like this one with a hoodie, joggers, and luxe sneakers for a super comfy outfit that will turn heads. In the right way.

Make sure the hoodie is thin. Not just any hoodie will work — too thick and it won’t layer nicely with a properly tailored blazer. As much as you love your college sweater, save it for the couch and opt for a sleeker fitting piece.

Seize this opportunity to wear your coolest, boldest sneakers (as long as they match what you’re wearing above the ankles). Joggers were made popular by sneakerheads because they show off a guy’s kicks — so go all out! An eye-catching pair like these ones from Sully Wong elevate the look from good to great.

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Sully Wong x Gotstyle Camo Shoes: $125

BLAZER LOOK #4

preppy blue blazer look polo swims Gotstyle Navy Wool Notch Lapel Blazer with Metal Buttons: $695, Selected Homme Charcoal Skinny Fit Stretch Chino: $95, Swims Navy Sport Loafer: $100, Taft No-Show Socks: $60 (4-pack)

This preppy spring/summer look works best with a navy blazer. Start with a polo, tucked or untucked (I prefer untucked, but either can work). Roll up your blazer sleeves a bit, even cuff your pants at the ankle if you feel like it. Slim fit chinos are a must, especially when your loafers tie in to the rest of the outfit as well as these ones do.

Pro tip: when going “sockless,” wear no-show socks. The exact same look is achieved, minus the blisters and lingering stink. You’re welcome.

BLAZER LOOK #5

preppy blue blazer look polo swims Without Prejudice Charcoal Flannel Blazer with Elbow Patches: $525, Blue Industry Purple One pocket Crew Neck Knit Sweater: $105, Horst Black Ceratex Herringbone Knit Pants: $128

This is a great transitional layering outfit for fall days when you don’t quiiite need a jacket yet, or the end of winter when you’ve ditched your parka for the season. The different textures (fuzzy flannel on the blazer, herringbone pattern pants) complement well and are way comfier than you’re used to for a look this sharp. The thin crew neck sweater under the blazer gives you some flexibility on whether to button or unbutton.

Last thing — show some cuff. Having that sweater peek out from both the chest and sleeves may not be something everyone notices, but those who do will appreciate the attention to detail.

Ready to pull the trigger on your new blazer look? Our team of stylists is here to help, with private appointments and free wardrobe consultations. Book your appointment today at 416-260-9696 or info@gotstyle.ca.

Remember to bring your blazer(s) with you when you shop. Try layering them with different pieces, and see what works best for you!

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Additional 20% Off Sale

January 20, 2016

Save even more off of already reduced items (and online purchases)

Take advantage of the sale season and renew your wardrobe for 2016! Tiger of Sweden, StrellsonTed Baker, and Moods of Norway are just some of the brands that are currently on sale. And to top it off, we’re giving you an additional 20% off all sale merchandise! If that ain’t a deal, we don’t know what is.

Visit us in store for 20% off already reduced items or shop our online exclusive. Use promo code EXTRA20 for 20% off all clothing and an additional discount off sale items. (This sale excludes G-Lab jackets and accessories).