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botanical battle by artist morgan jones

A Botanical Battle by Artist Morgan Jones

Battling it out for your summer wardrobe are printed tops matched with micro-patterned shorts.

Photos by: Ishmil Waterman / Creative Director: Morgan Jones

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Pullin Tank $55 / Selected Homme Shorts $85 / Andersons Belt $160

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Haspel Shirt $225 / Ted Baker Shorts $145

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Handsome Me Shirt $75 / Individual Shorts $105

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Pullin Tank $55 / Selected Homme Shorts / $85 Andersons Belt $160

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Top: Individual T-shirt $65 / Individual Shorts $105 / Anderson Belt $160 Bottom: Selected Homme Shirt $75 / Haspel Shorts $165 / Ted Baker Shoes $275

The artist Morgan Jones uses masks to represent our social self, the people we pretend to be for everyone else. The balloons represent our essential self, who we really are… but generally never get to be which is why they are always floating out of reach.

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Men Of Gotstyle is a fashion/style series that champions our amazing clients and friends, their style and extraordinary lives. Meet Morgan Jones, long time customer/friend, mixed media artist, based in Toronto. Morgan, formerly the Director of Sales for a large multi-national consumer electronics manufacturer, left his job of twelve years in August of 2013 to pursue his lifelong passion as a professional artist. Talk about a career change especially when you consider that he’s a self-taught artist.

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Rogue Cotton Snap Button Shirt: $169 Rogue Moto Track Sweat Pants: $150

In the short launch into his full-time career as a professional artist Morgan is blazing trails! With several exhibitions under his belt already at galleries such as Walnut Contemporary and Blueprint, he is no stranger to the arts scene. Morgan has worked on several diverse projects across Toronto from being a guest artist for Plan Canada involved in the launch of their book Every Day is Mala Day to having his works displayed in offices such as The Capitol One building. Jones was commissioned to do lobby art for the Daniels Corporation as a part of their regent park condo development, One Park Place. His work can also be seen in both our Bathurst and Distillery District locations.

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Given Morgan‘s rogue lifestyle and his extended love for heavy duty motorcycles it was an obvious fit to style him in our latest collection from Rogue and Matchless– two iconic/rugged brands perfect for his aesthetic.

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Rogue Down Filled Puff Vest: $295 Rogue Pima Cotton Henley: $110 Rogue Leather Moto Pants: $525

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Rogue Down Filled Puff Vest: $295 Rogue Pima Cotton Henley: $110

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Rogue Wool Moto Quilted Shawl Collar Blazer: $350 Rogue Snap Button Cotton Shirt: $169 Rogue Moto Track Sweat Pants: $150

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Rogue Leather Moto Pants: $525

Contest
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Tag a photo of yourself at the Distillery District this weekend during Festival Libre for a chance to win the Nixon Blaster, courtesy of GS. The Blaster is a compact, Bluetooth mobile speaker that’s ultra rugged, lightweight and loud.  Team Gotstyle will pick the most original, bold and creative snapshot- the winner will be announced on Monday July 7th.

Here’s how you enter:  

  1. Join us in the Distillery District for the Bacardi Festival Libre this weekend (July 4-6)
  2. Take a #Selfie while at the festival.
  3. Tag it using #GotstyleNixon & @ShopGotstyle (Make sure that your profile is public so we can see the tag).
  4. Bonus points for images taken inside our Gotstyle Distillery store (21 Trinity St, Toronto)

Buena Suerte!

NIXON | THE BLASTER from Nixon on Vimeo.

Events
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For a hit of Havana, Toronto’s largest Cuban festival is happening at the Distillery District this weekend (July 4-6). The three day fiesta, in celebration of Bacardi’s passion for the island’s rum culture includes cocktails, music, dance, cuisine and arts- including some sand-ready looks courtesy of GS. Drop by between salsa lessons to say hi, or play a game of pool while watching the World Cup live on our LG OLED Curve TV.

Festivities are open to the public from 2-11pm on Fridaynoon-11pm Saturday, and noon-5pm on Sunday. Click here for further info on vendorsvenuedirections and schedule.