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NEW ARRIVALS
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Paving the way for menswear in this country, we’re proud to announce that we’re the first retailer in Canada to carry the exclusive limited edition Dickie bow tie. These made in Canada, handmade bow ties are not for the faint at heart, but rather for that discerning gentlemen looking to express his individuality and creativity through his wardrobe.

Who is The Dickie Shoppe?

Here’s Christopher Louis Philippe Chapheau founder/owner of The Dickie Shoppe explaining the birth of his company in his own words:

“My youth was highly influenced and guided by my French born, restaurateur father.  A man who was always immaculately dressed, and who had an undeniable impact on my desire to enter the world of men’s fashion.

Post-university life on the west coast didn’t satisfy my itch to be immersed in the high paced culture and fashion forward lifestyle Toronto provided so it wasn’t before long that my bags were packed and a one way ticket to Toronto was purchased. I arrived with no job, and nowhere to live, only knowing that this was the city where I wanted to leave my mark.  After three years and multiple jobs in the corporate life I knew it was time to take the leap and pursue my passions.

Thus, The Dickie Shoppe was born. Having no formal fashion education myself I teamed up with my close and highly talented seamstress friend, Vicky Bignell.  Having extensive training from the Coco Fashion Design Institute, she would help to bring our bow ties to life.”

The Products:

Each bow tie is hand crafted and limited edition (a few hundred being manufactured of each design at most).  Both Christopher & Vicky utilize a lot of antique fabrics that they source from around Toronto and the surrounding areas meaning each design is part of a unique and close knit family. Here’s a catalogue of all the styles we’ll be carrying at Gotstyle, with a mini descriptions explaining how each one is unique.

Photography by: Lane Dorsey 

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“The professor”: $120

  • Beautiful brown tweed fabric
  • Pre-tied in a traditional double bow design
  • Thick gauge copper chain accent
  • Hand made locally  here in Toronto

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“The woodpecker” (all brown): $150

  • Pheasant feathered bow tie
  • Sleek satin double bow backing
  • Pre-tied
  • Hand made locally here in Toronto

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“The Peacock” (all brown, white accent): $150

  • Pheasant feathered bow tie with white woodpecker feather accents
  • Sleek satin double bow backing
  • Pre-tied
  • Hand made locally here in Toronto

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“The J.W.”: $100

  • Double sided burlap bow tie with antique western patterned fabric
  • Extremely limited quantities due to the antique fabric sourced
  • Pre- tied in a traditional double bow design
  • Hand made locally here in Toronto

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“The Victoria”: $100

  • Antique blue floral fabric
  • Pre-tied in a modern triple bow design
  • Extremely limited quantities due to antique fabric sourced
  • Hand made locally here in Toronto
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Item Of The Week
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Gotstyle’s private label burgundy tuxedo jacket is ultra accomplished in its level of Bond-esque cool. The contrasting shawl collar, lean profile, four button detail at cuff, front flap pockets and fine wool fabrication allude to luxury. The graphic hues are very noteworthy and sartorial forward.

How To Style It

Tuxedo jackets often come with baggage, meaning that there are a lot of pre-conceived notions on how, where and when you can wear it. Most of these predispositions revolve around formal occasions like galas and black-tie affairs and though this may be mostly true we’re here to spice things up. Here’s our take on how you could re-invent the classic tuxedo look with a few choice variations.

Key Features

  • Start with a mirco-print shirt vs a classic white tuxedo shirt. It’s an easy way to add character and depth while still maintaining a polished look. Not to mention, micro prints are one of the biggest trends this season.
  • Pair that with a self-tie bow tie because quite frankly no self-respecting man should buy a ready-made bow tie. Trust us, when you learn how to tie one you’ll never go back.
  • You can thank Kanye for this one, but seriously leather pants are all the rage this season and the perfect accent to this modern tuxedo. This pair by Zanerobe offers the perfect balance between streetstyle edge and sophisticated fun.
  • Complete your modern tuxedo look with a timeless classic- patent leather shoes because they are always appropriate.
Style Tips
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The red carpet style competition is notoriously stiff. Full time teams dedicated to the “look”, relationships with the most acclaimed designers, back-up attire for every event- it seems impossible for anyone (who isn’t an A-lister) to keep up. Except for us. We have every affair attended to, day to night, power lunches to black tie soirees. Slim fit suiting, creative details, trends and formalwear covered- for slickly understated attire to coolly stand apart from the crowd.

Photography by: Ishmil Waterman
Styling by: Sharad Mohan
Video by: Chris Carter

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New Arrivals
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Another Gotstyle first! We are now officially carrying a limited selection of Duchamp London for Fall. Duchamp is a great British success story and lets face it who doesn’t love a some Brit dadaism in their life. The luxury brand launched in 1989 as an mens accessories brand named after the famed French surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp.
Although Duchamp now offers everything from trench coats to trousers, the core of the collection is very much occasion wear for men who love dressing up, with tuxedos and evening dress shirts for events from big nights out to a day at the races. The brand has proved to be a huge hit with the wedding market…after all Duchamp is all about the feel-good factor, and what could be more important than feeling good on your biggest day?
Here is your exclusive access to our latest arrivals from the British Isles.

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