Wedding Vacation Magazine Features the Many Experiences We Can Offer for Gotstyle Weddings
At Gotstyle, we are more than excited to celebrate any milestone with you, big or small. One of our favourites to share with you is your special day. We have a groom room ready to host you and your wedding party. You can hang out and let Mallory, our wedding stylist, guide you through our suit and tuxedo selection.
The groom definitely deserves the best and if you’d like to go that extra mile for your wedding, you should see our made-to-measure tailor Konstantine. With him, you can choose from a variety of colours, fabrics and makes so you can have the suit or tuxedo you’d like your bride to see you in when she walks down the aisle.
To see previous grooms who have gotten the Gotstyle treatment, visit our Instagram page.
“Rock Your Dad Bod” as featured in Gotstyle Man issue #3 highlights fathers with their kids. You get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a father in the modern world and how that affects what you wear.
Outfit details: Blue Industry Blazer $349, Benson Top $85, Strellson Travel Pant $248
I took my first flight with mom and dad when I was 18 weeks old. Since then I’ve been on over 20 flights and have dipped my toe into the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean and Caribbean sea.
Since we travel so much, my dad needs comfortable clothes that are also stylish (to keep up with my fashionable mom). Jersey blazers and pants with a relaxed striped linen t-shirt do the trick. Perfect for when we’re on long plane rides and smart enough for a European dinner out.
My dad doesn’t have to wear a suit for work since he’s doing fun things on his computer (that I’m not allowed to touch). But he does let me play with lots of Star Trek toys and we even have matching uniforms.
He does get to wear fun dress up clothes when he’s going out to meet clients, events or date night with mom. I like that he wears fun blazers, shirts with no ties and dark denim for geek chic style.
– Braven 22 months with dad Curtis Priest
Daddy’s Little Girls
Outfit details: Van Gils Blazer $595 Oscar of Sweden Shirt $225 Nudie Jeans $249
We love it when we get our own date night with dad. We get dressed up and love it when he gets dressed up for us too. Our favorite places to go are Snakes and Lattes or Queen Margherita Pizza. If we’re good he’ll even take us out shopping!
We love colour and love our dad in color too, he looks handsome.
GOTSTYLE’s Founder Melissa Austria Forbes Magazine Feature with a short video by The Story Exchange
Melissa Austria may have a small menswear business, but she has big plans.
The founder of Gotstyle aims to create “the retail store of the future” by marrying the old-school high-touch “experience” she has cultivated at her two Toronto stores with the newfangled personalization and convenience that digital technologies offer. That combination, she believes, will give Gotstyle a more competitive edge in a retail industry that’s under duress and, ultimately, help it grow much larger.
Gotstyle’s stores are designed to provide the modern gentleman with everything he needs to look good — clothes, shoes, even a haircut — from a Monday board meeting to Saturday night out, Austria says. But these days, in addition to designing displays and selecting clothing cuts and colours, she’s is picking out hot new technologies to make shopping even quicker and more enjoyable for men who may not care to shop but want to dress well.
“It really boils down to, not technology for the sake of technology, but technology based on making men’s lives easier,” she says.
Read more Melissa Austria Forbes Magazine Feature about the future of retail on Forbes.com
When we think of menswear, suits tend to be the first thing that comes to mind. In concept, it’s easier to put together. The jacket and pants match, so really you just need to find a shirt and a tie. And there you have it- a full outfit. However, not all occasions ask for a suit and sometimes it’s just not AS versatile as the alternative: a blazer.
Blazers come in a variety of colours, patterns, and fabrics. It gives you the chance to show your personality while still looking put together and dapper. It instantly upgrades any outfit you have by bridging the gap between business and casual wear. Sounds pretty ideal doesn’t it?
Now that I’ve got you excited about blazers, scroll down to see some of the outfits we’ve styled for you. See how versatile and easy it can be worked into your wardrobe. The outfits can be worn for work, a dinner date, or drinks with friends.
If you’re new to the blazer game, invest in a blue/navy one. Feel free to go for one with a subtle print like this one from Tiger of Sweden. It gives you a choice to either let the pattern or the shirt stand out. This outfit is simple, clean and works for many different occasions.
This is what we call the “Jersey Blazer”. The fabrication is more relaxed so it works great for casual situations. The small details of this blazer make it a winner: the striped pattern on the collar, the flap pockets, and the contrasting buttons. The outfit is kept simple as the blazer can be worn with a variety of combinations. Any coloured or patterned button with chinos or trousers.
It’s highly recommended that you venture out of the classic realm of blues. This purple blazer from Without Prejudice has a subtle check pattern to give it some character. A sweater is a great alternative to a dress shirt or button down. So don’t put them away just yet. Work them into your current wardrobe thinking of your blazer as more of a lightweight outerwear piece. Plan your outfit to work with or without wearing it in case you want to take it off.
What else can you wear instead of a dress shirt? A polo. Worn with a pair of dark wash denim, it’s a classic. Wear it with a blazer on top, it just got a dapper upgrade. Sweaters and polos don’t need to be tucked in for a more relaxed casual outfit. Looking sharp doesn’t mean feeling stuffy. If a polo isn’t your thing, try a Pima cotton crew neck t-shirt.
Don’t be afraid of patterned blazers. More importantly, don’t be afraid to pair it with a printed shirt. It can be daunting at first but the idea is to always make sure that one print is bigger than the other and to stay within a colour family. Keep the pants simple and a solid colour so it doesn’t take away from the details. This outfit is great for those who like their personality to shine through and maybe even impress a date.
Last but not least, a light coloured blazer for the spring/summer season. Unlike your father’s father’s wool blazers, this modern one by Circle of Gentlemen is lightweight. This is important during the warmer weather- no one wants to sweat in their layers while trying to look good. It’s easy to style, so feel free to pair it with prints and patterns. Add a pocket square for a pop of colour.
Change up your wardrobe for the new season with colourful spring suits. What’s the difference you ask? These suits are bolder, brighter and more lightweight than the suits you would’ve worn in the winter. Suits are just like any category of clothes and should be interchanged according to the weather and seasons. It helps to keep you cool or warm, and helps keep your suits from getting worn out. Here are some of our favourite spring suits.
Outfit details: Without Prejudice – Kilburn 3-Piece Birdseye Suit $1195, Hardy Amies – Solid Oxford Shirt $155, Van Gils – Polka Dot Tie $65, Troubadour – Portfolio Case $595
We are sure that in the wintertime, you wore a lot of navy and charcoal suits. This blue suit is a great way to transition to a lighter wardrobe. Not only is it a great solid coloured suit, it’s a three piece. That’s right, the vest comes with it. This extra piece really makes the entire look very dapper. With a solid suit, it means you can go for a bolder tie that isn’t necessarily in the same colour family so you get a pop of colour. This is a good suit for business.
Outfit details: Without Prejudice – Kilburn Shadow Plaid Check Suit $895, Sand – Tone-On-Tone Mini Dot Print Shirt $195, Ted Baker – Tie $95, Gentlemen of the North – Wooden Tie Clip $30, Doro – Lapel Pin $19
The colour on this suit is perfect for spring. It’s also great for those who want to experiment with colour and step outside their comfort zone. The purple relatively neutral and not too bright. This makes it easier to pair with bolder accessories like the floral tie and pocket square. To ground the prints, go for a solid shirt. As always, stay within the colour family when wearing a printed suit so your outfit is cohesive.
Outfit details: Without Prejudice – Kilburn Birdseye Suit $895, Without Prejudice – Floral Print Shirt $245, Strellson – Tie $98, A Christensen – Pocketsquare $45
Blue is definitely the colour of the season when it comes to spring suits. Solid suits are a great basic and foundation because it can be styled in different ways. If you were going to a more formal business meeting or event, it can be worn with a solid coloured shirt and more business patterned tie. If it’s a more social occasion, it can be paired with a patterned shirt (which we did here) and a tie with some character. Don’t be afraid of incorporating personality into your outfit and making it your own.
Outfit details: Gotstyle Italia – Windowpane Check Slim Suit $795, Oscar Of Sweden – Solid Wrinkle Free Shirt $225, Jin Qun – Silk Puff $35
This charcoal suit with a check pattern is a very clean business look. With a crisp white shirt and monochromatic tie, you’ll ace your next business meeting. The suit can also be more playful when worn with patterns and bolder colours. Try colours like blue, burgundy or even florals. Remember when mixing prints, make sure one is smaller than the other.
As always, visit us in store for a bigger selection
A great blazer is one of the most reliable and versatile pieces in any guy’s wardrobe. The classic way to wear a blazer is similar to a suit jacket — with a dress shirt and tie — but slightly less formal (the jacket isn’t a matching set with the suit pants). The differences between a blazer, sport coat, and suit jacket can be subtle, but they’re important to know.
Think you’ve got the classic blazer look covered? Great. Let’s step up your style to the next level, and explore 5 new looks to make the most of your awesome blazers that have been trapped in the confines of nine to five.
A double breasted blazer with dark denim is a modern power look any guy can pull off. The double breasted blazer is bold, so pair it with a solid colour dress shirt and let the blazer do the talking. Always keep the inside button and upper outside button fastened when standing. The only time you shouldn’t do up a button is if your blazer has multiple rows of buttons on the centre. If that’s the case, the same rule as with single breasted blazers applies — leave the bottom button undone.
Make sure that when wearing jeans with dress shoes the jeans are well tapered at the bottom, like on our model above. This will add height and slim down your look. If the front cuff of your jeans covers either of the monkstraps, it’s a sign the cuffs are too wide.
It may not be what you’re used to, but trust me, tapered lower legs are the way to avoid the dreaded “dad jean flare” you may not even realize you’ve been rocking. Once you wear one pair of properly tapered jeans and see the difference, you’ll never go back.
Throw your best dark blazer on over a designer tee, jeans, and military style boots to pull off a Justin Theroux inspired rocker look. Some tips to make sure you do it right:
Treat this as a casual look. A t-shirt with a blazer is cool. A t-shirt with a blazer when everyone else is wearing a suit? Not so cool.
Make sure your jeans are tapered right. Come on man, we already talked about this.
Let your boots develop some character.
Leave the blazer unbuttoned — with a t-shirt, better to keep it casual.
The t-shirt should hit just below your belt.
Avoid tight tees. When wearing a t-shirt with a blazer, try not to look too…slick. I like to gently tug on the collar of my shirts before wearing them under a blazer. A bit of a slouchy look is perfect. You’re not wearing this to a black tie event anyways, so it’s cool to grunge up this particular blazer look.
Here’s where a blazer can be useful as a transitional layering piece. Pair a casual, natural shoulder blazer like this one with a hoodie, joggers, and luxe sneakers for a super comfy outfit that will turn heads. In the right way.
Make sure the hoodie is thin. Not just any hoodie will work — too thick and it won’t layer nicely with a properly tailored blazer. As much as you love your college sweater, save it for the couch and opt for a sleeker fitting piece.
Seize this opportunity to wear your coolest, boldest sneakers (as long as they match what you’re wearing above the ankles). Joggers were made popular by sneakerheads because they show off a guy’s kicks — so go all out! An eye-catching pair like these ones from Sully Wong elevate the look from good to great.
Gotstyle Navy Wool Notch Lapel Blazer with Metal Buttons: $695, Selected Homme Charcoal Skinny Fit Stretch Chino: $95, Swims Navy Sport Loafer: $100, Taft No-Show Socks: $60 (4-pack)
This preppy spring/summer look works best with a navy blazer. Start with a polo, tucked or untucked (I prefer untucked, but either can work). Roll up your blazer sleeves a bit, even cuff your pants at the ankle if you feel like it. Slim fit chinos are a must, especially when your loafers tie in to the rest of the outfit as well as these ones do.
Pro tip: when going “sockless,” wear no-show socks. The exact same look is achieved, minus the blisters and lingering stink. You’re welcome.
This is a great transitional layering outfit for fall days when you don’t quiiite need a jacket yet, or the end of winter when you’ve ditched your parka for the season. The different textures (fuzzy flannel on the blazer, herringbone pattern pants) complement well and are way comfier than you’re used to for a look this sharp. The thin crew neck sweater under the blazer gives you some flexibility on whether to button or unbutton.
Last thing — show some cuff. Having that sweater peek out from both the chest and sleeves may not be something everyone notices, but those who do will appreciate the attention to detail.
Ready to pull the trigger on your new blazer look? Our team of stylists is here to help, with private appointments and free wardrobe consultations. Book your appointment today at 416-260-9696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to bring your blazer(s) with you when you shop. Try layering them with different pieces, and see what works best for you!