Monthly Archives: December 2011

Celeb Style: Kayne West

December 31, 2011

Is there any guy who does modern American fashion as well as Kanye West?

Last week, we saw Sergio Pizzorno use style to express his creativity. This week, Kanye uses style to express his attitude by wearing fur, leather, bright colours, and stand-out trends to garner attention and show his confidence.

If nothing, every man can learn one important lesson from Kayne: fusion. Mix trendy leather pants with a classic fur coat. And why can’t you wear tuxedo jackets with high tops? Kanye does a great job of combining urban youthful pieces with luxury. The result is youthful, cool, and confident.

Ease into a Kanye-inspired look with some edgy eyewear like these Michael Kors eyeglasses.

In his own words, he says to “dress like you’re coming from somewhere, and you’ve got some place to go.” So tonight, when you’re getting ready for New Year’s Eve, keep this in mind.

His keen personal style has led him to a shoe collaboration with Louis Vuitton, eyewear collection with Ksubi, and an accessory collaboration with M/M Paris.

Dressing like ‘Nye requires confidence and self-assuredness. If you’ve got those, then all you need to do is dress with fusion and attitude.

 For formal events, he generally keeps it traditional with a Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo and bow tie. Of course, the gold safety pin adds a touch of attitude and quirkiness to the look.



December 30, 2011

Thank you to everyone that submitted their fantasy New Year’s eve! All of them were great and it was difficult to choose, but alas it’s Friday the 30th and tomorrow is the night so decision had to be made! We were able to secure another pair so we have four winners:

Raj Manocha
Eric Dillane
Mihn Tran
Peter Palarchio

Tickets can be picked up at the store tonight and Saturday until 5pm. Congrats and enjoy your night at The Thompson!!

After our sales racks took a beating from a wild, wild Boxing day Sale, you can still find a ton of great items to choose from, including further reductions and plenty of sale stock for you to browse through:

  • Selected suits: 50% off
  • Ties: 50% off
  • Selected dress shirts: $50 off (up to 75% off)
  • All tops in casual section are now 50% off

With a late winter ahead, it’s best to start stocking up on our sale winter items now. Happy hunting!

Still deciding what to do for NYE this Saturday? Or are you looking for something better to do?

We’re giving away 3 pairs of tickets to the Thompson New Years Eve party! Tell us about your fantasy New Year’s: What you would be doing, what you would be wearing, or who you would love to be doing it with (wink, wink).

Best three responses will win a pair of tickets valued at $100 each! More information on the Thompson’s NYE can be found below. Winners will be notified via email and on this blog tomorrow evening.

Enter the Thompson NYE contest here:

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The Thompson Hotel is throwing a NYE Party! If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to celebrate with style and bring some glamour into your life, this is where you want to bring in the new year.

The party starts at 9:00 PM and runs until 3:00 AM,

Tickets can be purchased online at, the first 250 regular tickets sold will go for $85, after that the price will increase to $150. All-access tickets are also being sold for $200. Included in the ticket price is access to the Lobby Bar, 1812, and the Wellington Room, guests will be served hors d’oeuvres, given party favours, and a glass of champagne.

Celeb Style: Sergio Pizzorno

December 27, 2011

 British guitarist and songwriter Sergio Pizzorno lets his creativity out through both music and fashion.

If you’re a creative type, this is a great way to show it. If you don’t have a formal dress code at work (or you work for yourself as an artist), and your social events give you the freedom to go beyond suits, having a wardrobe full of unique pieces and visual interest will convey your creativity.

To get Sergio’s look, mix basics with bright colours, patterns, and eclectic finds. Stocking up on scarves is key, too. Also notice how he chooses to use one or two (maximum) pieces as the centrepiece, keeping the rest solid and simple. Combining too many eclectic pieces looks messy, not creative.

Because this is such an eclectic look, keeping the fit slim will ensure that it’s you wearing the clothes and not the clothes wearing you. To balance out the patterns, colours, and textures he plays with on top, he always keeps his pants simple with skinny black pants or jeans.

He definitely stands out from fellow musicians in a light neutral jacket with green scarf. I love seeing guys wear light colours!



It’s that time of the year again, and we’ve got a ton of great sales scheduled for December 26th, 10am sharp!

Moose Knuckle Stirling Parkas: $350 (Regular $790)

Marshall Artist cord work shirts: $50 (Regular $150)

Dr. Denim chinos $50 (Regular $120)

Wool and canvas Guillio outerwear $150 (Regular $350)

50% off all social shirts (Save $60 – $120)

50% off basic dress pants (Save $100 – $150)

50% off all ties (Save $50 – $60)

Gotstyle Slim Fit Dress Shirts $50 (Regular $165)

50% off selected suits (Save $300 – $600)

Bargain bin of hats, belts, scarves, bag, and more surprises from $20 – $40.

Plus the entire store is 30% off!

First three people to purchase a Moose Knuckle parka will receive the door crasher special, no exceptions. This is a one day sale, so arrive early to guarantee sizing and availability. All sale items purchased on Dec 26 are final sale. We’ll be live tweeting all morning, so follow @gotstyle for up-to-the-minute updates.