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About Shaeleigh Afton

Digital Marketing Manager

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The V-Neck sweater. Once a staple of men’s fashion left to die in the back of your closet only to be brought out again for awkward family dinners.

Well, they’re back baby! …with a twist. The twist, as with any trend re-introduction always makes or breaks the piece. In this case, the “v” should be more angular. Think sharp point rather than the shallow v that is synonymous with the old v-neck sweaters you do have.

Paired With A Polo

This style move has a vintage feel that will shake up your work wardrobe.

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Step 1: Pick a colour combination that you like. You can also pair with a printed polo. When matching choose a colour that is somewhere in the polo to your sweater. A classic colour combination is blue and brown. Sean Connery (pictured above) with another classic pairing grey and brown. How good would this be with a slim trim navy trouser to pair with it? 

Under a jacket

Nothing new here! Just avoid bulk at all cost. Pair with a jersey blazer or something unconstructed or unlined.

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Outfit details: Hardy Amies – Wool Flannel Blazer w Patch Pockets $695, Van Gils – Barlow Contrast V-Neck Sweater $145Nudie Jeans – Lean Dean Dry Slow Dark Denim $199, Anderson’s – Pebbled Leather Belt $160, Gotstyle – Sleek Chelsea Leather Boot $295

Slightly oversized

If the idea of wearing a v-neck makes you cringe, because you’re too cool for that shit. Grab an oversized v-neck. The bagginess will look more relaxed and less preppy-9-to-5-guy.

Like we said before, look for angular v-necks.

Take your oversized sweater to the next level by distressing it. This works best with wool or cashmere. Doing a quick google search on distressing will help but you’ll need a plastic brush, knife, or lighter.

It will look worn and vintage A.K.A. expensive AF. 

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Outfit details: Gotstyle Launch – Merino Wool Blend V-Neck $125, Buckson Slacks – Classic Buck $220

Solo… with chinos and high tops

Consider this your next travel outfit. Avoid scratchy fabrics so you don’t need to layer a t-shirt underneath. We like the monochromatic pairing Ryan Reynolds did here (below) with the two different hues of blue.

If you enjoy comfort during travel get a chino with a lot of stretch. And if you’re travelling for work easily sling your travel blazer by your side.

Solo… with chinos and high tops Consider this your next travel outfit. Avoid scratchy fabrics so you don’t need to layer a t-shirt underneath. We like the monochromatic pairing here with two different hues of blue. It unifies the outfit and makes it less office wardrobe. For travel get a chino with a lot of stretch. The sweater will balance out the casual high top pairing. Feature Blue Industry Chino Feature Garment Project High top

Get This Look: Blue Industry ChinoGarment Project High top / Monte & Coe Duffel Bag

Keep it classy- under a suit

Going to a social event or work party? Skip the dress shirt and wear a v-neck instead.

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Outfit details: Van Gils – Barlow Contrast V-Neck Sweater $145Anderson’s – Pebbled Leather Belt $160, Tiger of Sweden – Atwood Jacquard Suit $999


You can consider it a basic again. Now with multiple ways to style the V-Neck in your arsenal, this might just be the next best piece to invest in right now.  Follow us on Instagram: @shopgotstyle. For online style help, chat with us. 

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John Varvatos 2017 collection is now available at Gotstyle online and in store.

This collection is always known for their Rock and Roll and vintage vibe all in one. Although their models are skinny and young this is a brand coveted by average sized celebrities (John Legend, Wayne Gretzky, Nick Jonas) and by our 35+ big and tall guys the most.

Our Favourite Pieces are the Vintage Band Tee’s and this Military Patch Work Jacket.


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This John Varvatos Camo Leopard Print hoodie is a close second.

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Learn how to rock the John Varvatos Collection by following Gotstyle on instagram @shopgotstyle or chat with a stylist.

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Finding Your Groomsmen Suits Ain’t Easy

Although our suits start at $495 and average around the $800 mark. Asking your groomsmen to drop $800 suit for your wedding day is (honestly) dreaded by most of your friends.

As a groom, you want to make everyone happy, keep costs low but still have a great looking bunch of groomsmen. To remedy this we developed the grads and grooms suit program.

In this package, there are 17 fabrics to choose from (eight sampled below).

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Gotstyle Grads & Grooms Swatch Book

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Gotstyle Grads and Grooms 4 Colours

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Gotstyle Grads and Grooms 4 Colours


About The Suit

A single-breasted, slim fitting suit sized from 34 to 44T with a 7inch drop. (Suits have a drop” this is the difference between the jacket size and your pant size).

It is a two buttoned jacket with a notch lapel, two vents, and slanted pockets. 

Key benefits: Stretch fabrication armhole that provides extra movement across the arms and chest. 

What Fabric Swatches And Colours Are Available?

There are 17 colour options available to order. A product swatch book is available for you to decide on colour and fabric.

Featuring:

  • Eight solid colours (navy, true blue, light blue, mid grey, light grey, burgundy, black, pink)
  • Two birds-eye fabrics (blue, blue)
  • Four windowpane fabrics (blue/white, navy/blue, burgundy/white,grey/white).
  • Tonal Floral (blue/black, black/black)
  • Texture grey

How Does The G&G Groomsmen Suits Program Work? 

You’re welcome to come in with your group or send them in one by one. Your grooms will try on our sample jackets to determine size. Then, we take your deposit ($100) and the suits arrive between the next  5-7 business days. 

What If I Need Alterations?

Alterations can be done in house by our tailors and are included in the price.

How Much Does It Cost?

We’ve competitively priced these suits at $395.00. A bit more than a rental but the suit is yours to keep!

Find out more about this Grads & Grooms program or for help planning your wedding or graduation outfit send us a message on Live Chat.


Are you a Groom looking for something special? Custom suiting is now available for men and women.

 

pitti uomo style

Pitti Uomo street style might be the best thing to see in Milan this time of year.

Pitti is the center of Milan fashion week. Find guys dressed in bold suits, brightly coloured overcoats, brightly coloured shoes and accessories. It might be the coolest place to be photographed in the world.

Our King West stylist Matt went to see our friends in Florence. It’s like an Instagram #ootd heaven which one is your favorite?


Scarves were an effortless way to keep warm.

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Sitting on this wall almost guarantees you get snapped.

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Yes– some guys really go all out

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Laid back looks

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Finally caught a little streetwear style

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Classicly simple

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Bold looks

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Bright Colours

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Exaggerated silhouettes  pitti-uomo-style-2017-29

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For more style inspiration follow us on Instagram.

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Sale season is the best.

Especially if you like to hunt. If you don’t, you’re in luck because WE DO! And we have picked the top 10 pieces from our additional 40% off sale happening right now.

Shop this sale at gotstyle online with the code: moextra

1. Todd Snyder Donegal stripe sweater $295 now $206.50

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2. Selected Homme Pinstripe Blazer $310 now $217

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3. Want to see a magic trick? Add these Selected Homme Slim Fit Pinstripe Pants to the blazer and you’ve just purchased a suit for under $400.

Also– you should wear these pants with e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, not just as a suit.

$165 now $116.

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4. John Varvatos Velvet Boots are rock n roll AF. The price went from $458 to $229 and with an additional 30% off are now $160.30. 

John Varvatos - Mitchell Raw Edge Side Zip Velvet Boot

5. This Boiled Wool Moto Jacket Selected Homme is soextra special to find on sale because it’s as classic a style as you can get. Buy this jacket now for $345 $121.10.

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6.  GOTSTYLE Slim Basic Dress Pant. If you’re tired of baggy dress pants don’t sleep on grabbing this pair! They fit perfectly if you like a slim fit with little break, and they come in navy and gray.

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7.  If you’re sick n’ tired of cold fingies while you call an uber get a pair of touchscreen gloves– leather touchscreen gloves… because you’re an adult.

This Quill & Tine Leather glove went from $170 to $119 to 83.30 with the additional 30%.

Quill & Tine - Mercer Leather Touchscreen Glove, Cashmere Lined

8. The plaid dress pant is the onion of vegetable world. Underrated, and works with everything. Grab this pair on sale from $175 to $61.25

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9. You know that shirt you love so much you buy it in every colour– every season? This is that sweater. Moto jacket, blazer? Getchu a sweater that can do both.

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10. For an everyday sneaker that’s more silicon valley than slob, this is the pair. We’re pretty sure every tech founder in SF has a pair. John Varvatos Hattan Low Tops. Get them additional 30% off of $181 from $258. 

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style-help

Here are 5 ways we can improve your life by helping you dress better.

We tackle five issues most common in our new and existing customers.

You’ll Learn how to look good in the clothes you already have, de-clutter your closets and save shopping time for things you actually want to do.

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1. I know I need help but I’m intimidated to come into the store.

First, get in the store! This is the most important step. We’ll talk about what you’d like to update. Maybe you need new work gear or a few going out shirts, then we’ll turn to our style team to help you move forward.

Our Style Advisors are friendly and don’t work strictly for a commission. They just want to help you look good! So you won’t feel like we’re trying to just sell you.

Make an appointment with one of our advisors (no charge) so you can have a guaranteed one on one time.

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2. I’m just starting out in the workforce and I don’t have a lot of money.

Buying that first suit and building your work wardrobe is important if you want to be taken seriously at your new job. However, student loans and the cost of living in the big city can take a toll on your bank account. A great solution is to look for packages or starter kits to help you dress better for less. Launch, our business starter kit includes; a made in Europe slim fitting suit, dress shirt (white or blue), shoes (black or brown) and belt (black or brown) for $795.

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3. I’ve got lots of clothes but nothing to wear

You know you’ve got a lot in there but you don’t know how to put it all together. Getting dressed isn’t any easier when your closet is a disaster and you can’t see what you have to work with or worse, you don’t like what you have!

This is when you need to do a closet clean up, check out this video to try it yourself or have a professional come in and do it with you. Closet clean ups can be scheduled with our organizing maven Tia.

It’s easy: email Tia to set up a quick one on one meeting at the store and then book a time for her to come and make your life better (trust me an organized closet is an organized mind!)

Cost: $100 for 2 hours plus you get a GOTSTYLE promo card for $75.

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4. My online dating pictures suck!

Yeah, they do. But it’s not entirely your fault, most guys just don’t have a lot of pictures of themselves so you’re regulated to bathroom or car selfies or blurry outdated pictures.

The solution? “It’s A Match” service! Book an appointment with Tia. She’ll put you in three killer outfits and take pictures of you in different spots in the neighbourhood on your phone (so you can immediately upload onto your dating profile).

No obligation to buy anything but you’ll instantly see the huge impact they make to get more swipe rights!

If you want more dates and higher quality matches, dress like the man more women want to be with. A well dressed man implies that you are smart, successful and you get it.

Don’t believe us? Take a look at these makeovers.

Cost: $100 plus you get a $75 promo card for GOTSTYLE.

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5. I don’t have time to shop.

Let’s bring the store to you! Book a consultation with the boss.

Together you’ll determine what you need, size, and personal style. In the next meeting, you’ll go through Melissa’s personally selected pieces for you. You’ll keep what you like and she’ll take back the rest.
Cost: No cost for home/office appointments.


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