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Editorial
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Ever wonder what goes down at our photoshoots, and who the people are behind some of your favourite GS stories? Well, here’s your exclusive behind the scenes look from our latest story for season dubbed the 5 Must Have Jackets For Fall. Outdoor shoots are always make for interesting stories and this one was no different. From random people coming up to Jerry (our sexy model) wondering if he was a celebrity, to us rushing shots so our ice cream wouldn’t melt all over the clothes- there was no shortage of epic moments as we took over the streets of Kensington market here in Toronto. The theme of our shoot, as the title (Must have Jackets For Fall) would suggest was to showcase some of our amazing new transitional outerwear jackets in a streetstyle inspired aesthetic. Focusing on 5 key styles, the sport-coat, bomber, puffer, technical and varsity jackets we endeavoured to create a style story that we hope resonates with our clients. Transitional outerwear is a key part of any mans wardrobe and we wanted to showcase our vast selection in a meaningful yet relevant manner. Whether you’re looking for something to layer with your suit or to make a run to the grocery story, there is a jacket that’s right for you.

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Item Of The Week
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Cut for an athletic man who prefers a slim fit, Circle of Gentlemen’s quilted, hybrid blazer strikes the ideal balance of style and comfort. An impeccable layering piece, the contrast collar, printed liner, pocket square, and elbow patches work wherever needed-just add an Oxford shirt, chinos and glossy derbies for the office or go off-duty with vintage denim and slouchy knits.

How To Style It

Quilted blazers are one of the hottest trends this season and one of the most versatile pieces you could own this Fall ’14 which is why we picked this Sawyer Pads Blazer by Circle Of Gentlemen as our item of the week. They work great as a regular sport coat, but also double as the perfect transitional outerwear piece. Below you can see two different executions of how we’d wear this jacket by Circle of Gentlemen. One offers are more traditional formal look, while the second is better suited for more casual/social engagements.

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Key Features

  • Having a few choice plaids in your wardrobe isn’t a bad thing. They allow you to infuse your outfit with some great character/colour without going overboard.
  • We know that guys are still having a hard time with this whole print-on-print thing, which is why we purposely chose our tone-on-tone strip pant from Hiltl for this outfit. The dark shade works to anchor the whole outfit while still giving it some depth.
  • Last but not least, try investing in a pair perforated dress shoes. They are a great alternative to the traditional brogues and oxfords of the world while offering the same amount of finesse. And don’t worry, perforated doesn’t mean that the world of guck will come pouring into your shoe.
Staff Picks
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Celebrity Style Makeover

September 9, 2014

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.

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Style Manual
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Working Cuff (n,): a cuffs that has buttons that can unbutton allowing one to roll up the jacket sleeves.

Historically, there was a time when men wore suits and sport coats everyday and for all occasions, even when delivering babies. This is where the popular term “surgeon’s cuffs” originated from as many surgeons, rightfully so, need the ability to roll up their sleeves while working on various patients. Now granted you probably won’t be rolling up your suit sleeves to deliver a baby anytime soon, but nevertheless this is a detail you’ll want to consider when buying your next suit or jacket.

It is much easier to machine sew the button holes closed, rather than take the time to hand sew up to 4 button holes on the cuff which is why a working cuff is a hallmark detail associated with a custom or high quality suits.

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New Arrivals
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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.

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Style Tips
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We double dare any man with size issues to seek our assistance immediately. Point-guard tall, vertically challenged, extra-long limbed or pleasantly robust- we glance at any male and simply see unlimited potential. Our masterful stylists understand the finer points of fit and how to work with every body type. Combined with our spectrum of over 35 slick brands and an ultra skilled tailor, we create looks to form and flatter. Shopping the boy’s department is a thing of the past.

  • Suiting starts at 34 to 48
  • Trousers starts at 32 to 42
  • Shirting starts at 14.5 to 18
  • Sleeve length up to 37”

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