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High on our list of Toronto Gala’s is the All Star Gala 2017. 

The All Star Gala is a great excuse to put on a suit, dress up and support one of the cities most important foundations SickKids Toronto.

This year’s glamorous semi-formal event invites party-goers to enjoy a night of complimentary cocktails, a luxury live and silent auction and live entertainment by DJs and musicians including Legacy Band.  And if you’ve never seen these guys live– they’re enough of a reason to go alone!!

Past athlete attendees include PK Subban, Morgan Rielly, Peter Holland, James van Riemsdyk, Devante Smith-Pelly, Luke Gazdic and Brian Conacher.  

Now the only question is, what will you wear? Ask a Stylist

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Cabbie, PK Subban with Past All-Star Gala Members

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The Dance Floor @ All Star Gala

All Star Gala 2017 Event Details Below…


The event is Friday, June 16th, 2017, the third annual All-Star Gala in support of SickKids will bring over 1,250 celebrities, young professionals, and pro athletes together at Toronto’s historic Arcadian Court (401 Bay Street, 8th floor).  

Presented by West of Contra, tickets to the All-Star Gala in support of SickKids are $142 each all-in and are available at http://sickkidsallstargala.com

$113 Advance Early Bird Tickets Are Available Here

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Gotstyle Stylists pulled together their favorite sportcoat options from our collection of spring new arrivals. That means 5 different ways for you to wear it.


 

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Tia’s Look

This is perfect for the guy in his early 30’s who is loving the single life on his way to yet another engagement party.

He enjoys being put together as long as his majestical side shines through! 

Outfit details:
NYFS Wool/Silk Windowpane Notch Lapel Blazer $895, Barney Cools Hamburger BD Collar Shirt $100, Seaward & Stearn Print Pocket Square $75, Dimattia Genova Textured Stitch Pant $245

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Matt’s Look

Add some style to your work outfit. This Cardinal of Canada blazer isn’t too flashy or bright for a corporate environment and adds character. Pair it with a solid dress shirt and printed tie.

The secret to wearing print with print? Make sure one is bigger than the other.

Outfit details:
Cardinal of Canada Glen Plaid Super 130s Blazer $595, Stenstroms Fitted Body Dress Shirt w Contrast Floral Detail $239, Ted Baker Tie $95, Seaward & Stearn Print Pocket Square $95, GS Launch Wool Blend Dress Pant $165 

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Linda’s Look

Don’t be afraid of colour. It’s a party, have fun with it. Go with a jersey blazer for ultimate comfort and pair it with a printed shirt. This is where you can insert your personality!

Outfit details:
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 Evor Patch Pocket Jersey Blazer $595, Oscar Of Sweden Micro Floral Shirt $225, Dimattia Solid Trouser w Contrast Cuff $245

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Maxim’s Look

Going on vacation? Bring a blazer. It’s good for dinner and going out!

This seersucker blazer from Blue Industry is light to keep you cool. And with navy, you can’t go wrong. After the vacation, this jacket is go-to for casual summer looks and can be paired with all types of pants.

Outfit details:
Blue industry Seersucker Blazer $345, Barney Cools All Over Pineapple Print Shirt $100, Barney Cools Girls Girls Girls Snapback $40Kollar Ezra Destroyed Washed Denim $184

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Nicole’s Look

Got a date? Wear a blazer. Skip a dress shirt and wear a sweater to keep a more casual vibe to the outfit. Pair with rolled denim rolled to add some character.

It’s nice enough to go for dinner but casual enough to wear to a dive bar.

Outfit details:
Olliver Grey Barberis Multi Color Windowpane Light Blue $795, Sand Merino Wool Pique Two Tone Crew Neck Sweater $225, 
Nudie Jeans Lean Dean Dry Slow Dark Denim $199

Here’s how to distress jeans

The sweetest thing about the distressed trend is that it can be done by yourself. It allows you to add personality and your own personal touch.

It gives your denim a lived-in feel.

There are two ways to go out about it. You can keep it clean and your jeans a nice cut at the knee.  Or you can do a blown out knee where there’s more distressing involved.

Left is minimal distressing. Right is with a blown out knee.

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#1 tip? Take your time, start small and adjust. If you don’t like how it looks, you can always adjust accordingly.

Let’s Get Started

Step 1: Choose how distressed you want your jeans and where you want it.

Step 2: Put on your jeans and take chalk or a pen to mark the area you want to work on. The blown out knee should start above your knee, not right at your knee cap.

Step 3: Start distressing. Cut the spots you marked. The key is to pull the threads apart so it’s more destroyed and lived-in.

Step 4: Give em a good wash. It will always look better and less stiff once it’s gone through the washer.

Watch the video by Kollar Clothing to see how he likes to distress jeans.

Shop the new Kollar Clothing Collection

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How to Wear White Jeans

March 16, 2017

You need to buy a pair of white jeans

 
Now you’re thinking c’mon guys white jeans? Am I a guest at P.Diddy’s white party? Am I this guy?
 
In all seriousness and fashion is very serious– you’re going to try on a pair and your whole wardrobe will open up to new options. Why? They’re basically a blank canvas. Add in a blazer, denim jacket, leather bomber or distressed t-shirt and your outfit looks complete. Little effort required. 
 
You can wear them right now, but when summer hits you’re going to worship these babies. The white, rather than dark denim absorbs much less light- keeping you cool while looking cool.
 
Where them anywhere you’d wear your other jeans. Styled properly, white jeans work for business-casual offices, The Boss’s BBQ, The Queens Plate, Garden Weddings, Summer Patio Parties. 
 
For shoes: Keep it clean. Very, very, clean. Like– get some shoe cleaner now. They should match the vibe of your outfit. Casual (sneakers, high tops, low tops, Chelsea boot, desert boot) Social (dress shoe, smoking slipper, boat shoe)
 
Just in case you still don’t believe us here are a few of our fashion idols to convince you. 

Justin Theroux

Easily snatch this look for a low-key weekend.

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DAVID BECKHAM

See how unfussy white jeans look when you wear them with more denim?

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Kanye West

ALL WHITE… wear with care.

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Finding The Right Pair

We turn to John Varvatos for the perfect pair of white jeans. These we love because

  1. of the face they are not too tight but still slim.
  2. They’re not overly distressed instead they featured a subtle “dirty” look
  3.  Their a blend of high quality cotton and a bit of spandex.
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John Varvatos White Jean

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John Varvatos White Jean

 

So will you try it? Shop denim here. Follow us on Instagram @shopgotstyle

Our Toronto Mens Fashion Week show included local and global celebrities ranging from TV Personalties, fashion designers, and artists. The best part is all these looks are available to shop right now.

The Mens fashion for hope show is a charity show. MF4H sponsor Marriott Traveler matched $2 for every dollar raised, for the Kol Hope Foundation via SickKids. Totalling $23,535,53 presented to SickKids. Thank you to Swagger Magazine for the photos.

  1. JUST JOHN  |  Musician & Gallery Owner

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Outfit Details

Cropped Trouser by Selected Homme
Pineapple Shirt by Barney Cools
Pink Denim Jacket by Barney Cools
Flamingo Socks by Gotstyle
Smoking Slipper by Tiger of Sweden 
Pocket Square/Neck Tie by A. Christensen

2. HENRY CALDERON  |  Patron of Arts

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Vintage Dye Bowery Jean by John Varvatos

Stripe Henley by John Varvatos

Leather Bomber by Selected Homme

Burnished Leather Double Monk Strap by Gotstyle

Scarf by John Varvatos

 

  1. ANEAL RAMKISSOON  |  Producer, Blogger, “Big Brother Canada Houseguest”

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Bomber Jacket by J. Lindeberg

Roy Shirt by Tiger of Sweden

Sharpshot Chino by Zanerobe

Suede Sneaker by Selected Homme

Bag by Herschel

Sunglasses by Le Specs

 

  1. BRAD LAMB  |  President, CEO at Lamb Development Corporation

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Military Patch Jacket by John Varvatos

Hockey Buck by Buckson Slacks

Turtleneck by Gotstyle

 

  1. DAVID BEEBE  |  Emmy Award Winning Marketing Master, Film, Television and Digital Media Producer

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Elongated Bomber by Cahill +

Camo Sureshot by Zanerobe

Ramones T-Shirt by John Varvatos

Bag by Monte & Coe

Heyward Lace Boot by John Varvatos

 

  1. ADAM VAN KOEVERDEN  |  World and Olympic Champion Kayaker

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Printed Shirt by Oscar of Sweden

Jeans by John Varvatos

Red Bomber Jacket by Neuw Denim

Knit Tie by Dibi

Belt by Anderson’s

Sneakers by Sully Wong

 

  1. CARLO RINOMATO  |  CEO, Visionary Designer & Builder

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Suede Moto Jacket by John Varvatos

Resin Dirt Coated Jeans by John Varvatos

Burnout Tee by John Varvatos

Scarf by John Varvatos

 

  1. NABIL KARIM  |  Host at TSN

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Lean Dean Jean by Nudie

Suede Bomber by Selected Homme

Colour Block T-Shirt by Selected Homme

 

  1. JAMES YURICHUK  |  Professional Football Player, Founder at Wully Outerwear

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Polo by Ted Baker

Tonal Camo Trouser by J. Lindeberg

Cardigan by Hardy Amies

Belt by Anderson’s

 

  1. PHIL GUERRERO  |  TV Host/Actor

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Blue Suit by SAND Copenhagen

Retro Sneaker by New Balance

 

  1. MISHA CIRKUNOV  |  UFC Fighter

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Linen Stripe Sweater by John Varvatos

Blazer by Van Gils

Cargo Dress Pant by Hardy Amies

Sneaker by Clae

 

  1. ROBERT OTT  |  Associate Professor, Ryerson School of Fashion

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Windowpane Sportcoat by Eidos Napoli

Stripe Henley by John Varvatos

Pocket Square by A. Christensen
Classic Buck by Buckson Slacks

Burnished Monk Strap by Gotstyle

Belt by Andersons

 

  1. SCOTT MCGILLIVRAY  |  HGTV Star & Real Estate/Renovation Expert

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Plaid Sport Coat by Gotstyle

Floral Trouser by Van Gils

Printed Dress Shirt by Ordean

Derby Shoe by Gotstyle

Belt by Anderson’s

Lapel Pin by Doro

 

  1. MICHAEL ALEXANDER  |  Supreme Court Attorney, Best-Selling Author

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Purple Dress Shirt by Gotstyle

Purple Blazer by Olliver Grey

Blue Dress Pant by Strellson

Blue Suede Monk Strap by Van Gils

Pocket Square by A. Christensen

 

  1. PAUL MASON  |  Fashion Santa

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Plaid Suit by Gotstyle

Waistcoat by Van Gils

Blue Suede Shoe by Gotstyle

Tie by Ted Baker

Pocket Square by A. Christensen

Belt by Anderson’s

 

  1. GLEN BAXTER  |  Fashion Journalist

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Pinstripe Suit by Van Gils

Brown Suede Monk Strap by Van Gils

White Dress Shirt by Gotstyle

Leather Bag by Sandqvist

Pocket Square by A. Christensen

 

  1. GARY TAXALI  |  Artist

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Printed Jacket by Blue Industry

Dress Pant by Tiger Of Sweden

White Dress Shirt by Gotstyle

Tie by Prossimo

Tie Bar by Dibi

Pocket Square by Gary Taxali

Belt by Anderson’s

 

18. EVAN BIDDEL  |  Fashion Designer

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Black Tuxedo by Gotstyle

Tuxedo Shirt by Gotstyle

Walking Stick by Pasotti

Black Double Monk Strap Shoe by Gotstyle

Bow Tie by Dion

Pocket Square by A. Christensen

19. JAGMEET SINGH  |  Canadian Member of Parliament

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Tuxedo Jacket by SAND Copenhagen

White Dress Shirt

Black Jeans by Neuw Denim

High Shine Shoe by Prime Shoes

Ascot by Ted Baker

Belt by Andersons

 

What was your favourite show at Toronto Mens Fashion Week?