We all know the invaluable contribution the sport coat has made on the men’s fashion scene. It’s versatility, sartorial sophistication, and ease of wear make it a fundamental necessity in any respectable man’s closet. Wear it to the office or to the cottage, the sport coat is undoubtably a jack of all trades.
In recent seasons we’ve seen a growing trend in this market with the arrival of the knit or jersey style blazers. These jackets are incredible because they offer the immaculate finish of a great, well-tailored sport coat, while feeling like you’re wearing your favourite sweatshirt. Like a sweatshirt, they are great for travel, last forever and are ideal for layering. However what they are not is something only for frat boys or varsity athletes. The jersey blazer, when worn appropriately, can be ideal for the 20 year old or the 50 year old and we’re here to prove it.
Check out these styled looks for inspiration on how you can work this great piece into your daily wardrobe.
We love celebrities and quite possibly the only thing we love more than them is what they wear. Celebrity style has been a phenomenon in the women’s market for decades and is an obvious trend that is transitioning towards men. North American men have finally started taking a vested interest in the way they dress a trend that can be attributed to one single fact, the male celebrities they admire.
With the Toronto Film Festival in full swing, celebrity sightings have become common place. From Bill Murray joyriding about town on his bicycle to Adam Sandler grabbing a bite at the Thompson Dinner, A-list celebrities are everywhere and so are the paparazzi that stalk them.
With candid celebrity street style photos popping up daily we thought it would be interesting to approach the topic of style from the other side. We reached out to some of our in-house style experts to pick a celebrity they love and then an outfit that they’d love to style them in. From Denzel Washington to Chris Evans, here’s what they came up with.
If we had a penny for every time a man told us he is either “too young, too old, too tall or too small etc. etc. etc.” to rock a particular style or trend, then there would be ten Gotstyles. The truth of the matter is, age has nothing to do with it, instead personality and attitude are the deciding factors in adopting a trend- and making it your own. The key to embracing a specific style or article of clothing is understanding how it works for you. Shorts are a first-rate example; styling them in your 20s often differs from how 50 year olds choose to wear them.
In this GS how-to, we showcase our wide selection of summer shorts and how to pull them off at any age. Clean and classic or super fashion-forward, there is definitely a pair for everyone.
Gentlemen, gentlemen.. Wool is hardly a hot weather textile- even if it is cashmere. Warm climate dressing doesn’t immediately imply casual, especially in the context of an office environment. Choosing attire for these balmy, humid days is actually a simple proposition. You don’t need to change your style- merely need to adapt it to current conditions. For suiting, choose pieces made of lighter textiles and hues. If the office allows for more flexibility, we have sharp options galore; de-constructed jackets with short-sleeved shirt and tie combinations, and many, many chinos- in a striking array of colours. Staying cool, while looking accomplished is getting easier day by (scorching) day. Drop by the store or shop online for this season’s latest styles, not to mention our renowned Summer Sale.
Photography by: Ishmil Waterman
Styling by: Sharad Mohan
Model: Ben Lee (Elmer Olsen)
Women have their purses, shoes, scarves and a million other chachkies that they carry, men on the other hand tend to be a little more refined and carefully curate what they’ll need based on the occasion. Whether you’re sitting pool side, hitting the gym, going on vacation or just heading in to work, each scenario requires a distinct set of accessories that help complete your look. From briefcases to coloured shoe laces, here’s your guide to some key men’s accessories you’ll need this summer, no matter where you’re going.
Guys for the most part are conditioned to be very pragmatic shoppers. They look for things that they obviously need, but also things that give them the most amount of “versatility”. Though we are strong believers in having a diverse wardrobe, segmented for different occasions, we completely understand the need for versatility in ones closet. One of the most common questions we receive when wardrobing men in suits is, “Can these pieces be worn separately?”
To answer that very question we’ve put together this great style guide to demonstrate how you can wear one suit four ways.