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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.



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


Kanye West

ALL WHITE… wear with care.


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

Just John

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”


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


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


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


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


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


Polo by Ted Baker

Tonal Camo Trouser by J. Lindeberg

Cardigan by Hardy Amies

Belt by Anderson’s


  1. PHIL GUERRERO  |  TV Host/Actor


Blue Suit by SAND Copenhagen

Retro Sneaker by New Balance


  1. MISHA CIRKUNOV  |  UFC Fighter


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


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


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


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

Paul Mason

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


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

Evan Biddell

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

Jagmeet Singh

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?



Our list of the best celebrity style over 40.

These guys are proof that being 40+ doesn’t mean you can’t have great style! Here are their secrets to looking stylish after 40.

Patrick Dempsey – Age 51


Stick to what you know, you can tell that a great pair of pants and a great pair of boots is key for Patrick’s look.  Try the: Buckson Slacks and this Geox Chelsea Boot.

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Daniel Craig – 48 daniel-craig-most-stylish-men-over-40-5

Daniel Craig is a classic man. He works essential menswear pieces, like the brown shoe and true blue denim into his look for clean and easy outfits.

For more on essential menswear pieces watch this video.

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Robert Downey JR – 51


Robert Downey has fun and that’s what we love about him. For his look try incorporating one punchy item. It shows you’re confident, and at 51 you better be.

Ryan Reynolds – 40


Ryan is definitely not a suit and tie guy, he wears jeans and is almost always wearing a great outerwear piece.

If you’re a t-shirt guy, invest in jackets to pull everything together. For Ryan approved denim try the Lean Dean by Nudie.

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Sting – 65 years


After 50+ years you’ve developed your signature style. Sting, a clear lover of silver, knits, tight jeans and skinny scarves.

Try This: If you like Sting’s style try brands like John Varvatos. The brand is worn by almost every artist from your youth, with tight– but not ball-crushingly tight, jeans.

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Idris Elba – 44


If you’re the kind of guy who has always loved fashion you don’t have to lose it because you’re getting older. The secret is to stay in great shape, invest in quality fashion pieces. You’ve gotta avoid fast fashion like Zara altogether.

We like Hardy Amies for luxe overcoats and Paradigma for funky, well made shoes.

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Who do you think has best celebrity style over 40? Did we miss anyone? Follow @shopgotstyle on Instagram for daily style inspiration.


Mens Light Weight Jackets 35+

February 14, 2017

When shopping for men’s lightweight jackets look for one that is not too puffy (like your Canada Goose), and not like your overcoat.

Need a lightweight jacket for when the weather is hovering around  -1 and +5? A jacket that will keep you warm but not overheated when you’re indoors.  You also don’t want to look silly wearing a Canada Goose jacket in above 0 weather. Here are some men’s lightweight jacket options we like for right now (in Toronto).

The Dirlon Coat

For a sharp accompaniment to your outfit whatever the occasion, choose the Dirlon coat from Van Gils. Deftly tailored, the brushed fine herringbone design is the epitome of refinement. Fitted with smart lapels, the blind closing results in a polished finish.

Wear this over a suit or with your work wear.

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Van Gils MS - Outerwear - General Van Gils - Dirlon Lightweight Overcoat - Gotstyle The Menswear Store

Shop the Dirlon Light Weight Overcoat Here.

The Devon Blazer

Successfully bridging style and practicality, this Devon jacket from Van Gils is ideal for off-duty dressing. Designed with a water-repellent finish, this short style closes with 2 buttons and has been made in a flattering tailored fit. Fitted with a notch lapel, it features 2 patch pockets and a chest pocket for added convenience. A versatile piece, it is perfect for layering over both smart and casual looks.

Great for weekends or work (without a suit) and flying.

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Van Gils MS - Blazers Van Gils - Devon Patch Pocket Nylon Blazer - Gotstyle The Menswear Store

Shop The Devon Patch Blazer  Here.

Watch how our stylist Mallory styled these two jackets IRL (in real life). For outfit details and sizing chat with us.

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Shop these jackets on our online store or visit us in store. Follow @shopgotstyle on Instagram for more style tips. 


If you don’t wear a white dress shirt everyday you might want to start after reading this.

Ever wonder why Don Draper kept a drawer full of them?  (among other reasons) they’re essential. With so many to choose from, and ways to wear them we’ve summed up 10 reasons you need more.

Shop Our Selection Here

10. They’re ageless.

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9. They always let your accessories shine.

white dress shirt - accessories

8. When perfectly fitted and pressed, you won’t be needing accessories.

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7. They always look great with a simple tie and leather jacket.

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6. They look great with those red pants you never wear and a brown moto leather jacket.

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5. They’re the perfect partner in crime for hot summer weddings.

white dress shirt for summer weddings

4. They’ll work as an unexpected inner fall layer.


3. Add length under a cropped bomber jacket.


2. They can look less preppy too. Tucked in and buttoned aaaaaall the way up.


1. They will give you shape under those oversized bomber jackets but not hurt ya street cred.



…and they’re on sale! Shop GOTSTYLE french cuff, basic cuff, and tuxedo shirts in store or online during our white dress shirt sale.

Follow @shopgotstyle on Instagram for more Gotstyle.


Tonic Blooms is a Toronto florist we really like.

We polled the office and while many of us “don’t want anything” for valentines day, we still expect something. Human Nature, am-i-right?

BUT wait. Don’t rush to your local grocery store for 12 dozen roses and a plush teddy bear just yet. Those grab and go floral arrangements look last minute, they’re not fresh, and they come in plastic. Your S/O will appreciate the effort of using a local florist.

Tonic Blooms is a Toronto based company. They’re fairly new but already changing the way we think about flower delivery.

Valentines Day arrangements come wrapped in their signature denim (a vase option is also available) and are bundled with Squish candies, Chocolates  by Brandon Olsen or CXBO (Hand made in Toronto), or body balm by Toronto’s The Chic Canuck.

Their arrangements are well priced and tiered, ensuring an arrangement for any budget. Their blooms are delivered on demand at no extra cost, and shipping is always free.

Valentines Day Packages: The XO, The Bella, The Rosie

Valentines Day Packages: The XO, The Bella, The Rosie

The whole package is Instagram heaven, and you’ll be the one to thank.

 Get 10% off with the code GOTBLOOMS.

This code expires Feb 11/17

About Tonic Blooms


Follow @TonicBlooms on Instagram

We founded Tonic Blooms with the simple goal of
bringing joyfulness back to sending flowers.

Although sending flowers has been around since as long as we can remember, whenever we needed flowers delivered, and fast, we were consistently disappointed and often frustrated. We felt that the entire gifting experience was broken, which was a shame since sending and receiving flowers should be nothing but sunshine and lollipops.

By rethinking the flower delivery business model and launching Tonic Blooms, we are devoting all our energy to ensure that those who send and those who receive Tonic Blooms are delighted from start to finish.

We start with selecting locally sourced blooms of the highest quality and freshness, so that your Tonic Blooms last as long as they should. Then, we curate and offer a selection of seasonal designs that are sure to impress and delight.

What you see is what we send.

We offer what you want, when you want it, at a price that can’t be beat. That’s why Tonic Blooms are delivered on demand at no extra cost. Two-hour delivery is free within their on-demand zone, and same-day shipping in the rest of the GTA is available for an additional fee.

Order your blooms today.