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Here is an assortment (in no particular order) of the best-dressed people at the Gotstyle SS16 Magazine Launch party. For everyone who could not attend our party or who was living under a rock, sorry, you missed a great party. Toronto’s finest came out in abundance.

1. Love the fit of the suit, plus the pop of yellow. Solid!

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2. This is how you do jeans and a blazer right! The slight distressing on the jeans adds a contemporary edge to it too.

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3. Great blazer pattern! The light grey pants are a great touch to complete the summer outfit.

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4. Unique style at its best, The gold coil necklace was a crowd favourite.

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5. The fabric and the fine pattern of this suit is extraordinary.

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6. You gotta stand in the middle when your white suit looks this spectacular.

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7.These guys in the green blazers were on point especially the camouflage tie with the blue tie bar, nice touch!
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8. A standout piece, this gentleman’s jacket is beautiful. Nicely done.

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 9. Short sleeve dress shirt, a smart choice for when the party gets hot.

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10. Off white suit looking dapper

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11. These two are serious #couplegoals. See how they’re working together but not “matching”? Extra points for the shades in the breast pocket.

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12. The shades, the beard, the blazer, winning over and over Sir!

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13. One of the sharpest gentlemen in the building. This patterned tuxedo number gives a sophisticated flare. Adjust that pocket square with pride young man!

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14. Accessories are necessities. This gentleman has it down. The pocket square, lapel pin, and glasses top the double breasted blazer flawlessly.

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15. Colour overload. These ladies looked absolutely spectacular!

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16. Modern and classic in one picture. To the right, Gotstyle Stylist Graham showing you, youngin’s how to rock a DB.

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17. Floral for the win. This is why we champion the floral dress shirt.

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18. Ladies love this season’s biggest trend: the sweater weight polo.

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19. This woman looks fabulous in her romper and this gentleman pulls off the smart casual deconstructed blazer effortlessly.

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20. The man of the hour. Kevin Pillar broke up his Gotstyle Italia suit with distressed denim. The blue plaid makes a bold fashion impact and the distressed jean adds a contemporary edge.

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21. Gorgeous outfit and a gorgeous woman.

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22. Classic style. This ensemble should be your go-to summer look. A navy blazer, white chinos and a brown driving shoe. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!

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23. These guys went for it– and wait did he just make socks and sandals look cool?

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24.  Minimal at its finest. Sully from Sully Wong kept it simple with a powder-blue blazer navy trousers.

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25.  When you dress well enough, your friends wanna show you off.

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26. Gentlemen, have you met the new blue? We love pairing this blue with it’s best, compliment– white and a perfectly folded pink pocket square. Amen.

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Pictures from the party can be seen here and here.

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You’re invited! Now what? We break down what to wear to a party.

Invites are rolling in and we know there are some top parties to be at this season. On that list, of course, is our Gotstyle Man Issue #3 party. Each party and event has its own dress code, and our party is no exception. It’s our mission to educate and be that reminder of how to dress like a gentleman with flair at every occasion.

Our theme “50 shades of blue” represent our love and support for our home baseball team and of course our cover model and Toronto Blue Jays player Kevin Pillar. Here are some inspirations that work with our theme because we understand not everybody knows what to wear to a party. Or even if you do, it can still be a bit of a challenge to pick an outfit.

20’s

You’re wild and free. Go for something to reflect that like a patterned blazer. Balance it out with a solid polo shirt- it’s more sophisticated than a t-shirt. We know you will probably want to avoid feeling too stuffy so pair it with joggers from Zanerobe and fresh leather sneakers. Don’t get too casual- this isn’t the time for flip flops.

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Outfit details: Blue Industry – Polka Dot Jersey Blazer $349Neighburr – Concentric Circles 6-Panel Hat $74, Sand – Drake P Solid Polo $150, Zanerobe – Salerno Chino $140, Selected Homme – Leather Sneaker $160, Nixon – Time Teller Watch $120

30’s

The 20’s are for following trends, in your 30’s you’ve started to or have developed your own style. If you haven’t, it’s time to start stepping outside the box and show your personal style. White dress shirts can work beyond the office and looks great with a pair of crisp shorts. Skip the tie for a more relaxed look but don’t forget to keep it classy with a blazer. They’re versatile and doubles as lightweight outerwear. If you decide to take it off, feel free to roll up your sleeves.

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Outfit Details: NYFS – Large Glen Check Peak Lapel Wool Blazer $700, GS Launch – Basic Dress Shirt $95, Individual – Bermuda Micro Neat Short $105, Anderson’s – Pebbled Leather Belt $160, Ted Baker – Miicke 2 Nubuck Leather Loafers $220, Nixon – Sentry 38 SS Watch (Blue Sunray) $235

40’s

Kick it up a notch with a tuxedo. This isn’t just your run of the mill black tie attire, DALLA elevates evening wear with micro dot print and a velvet lapel. It’s luxury at it’s best. Since it’s not a black tie affair, we invite you to wear a pima cotton t-shirt for a bit of a rock ‘n’ flair. The jacket does a lot of talking so the rest of the outfit can be pretty simple. The loafers add a small punch of colour and it’ll definitely have people complimenting you on them.

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Outfit details: Dalla – Velvet Shawl Lapel Tuxedo $1,299, Selected Homme – Pima Cotton Crew Neck T-Shirt $30, Nixon – Monopoly Watch $275, Tiger Of Sweden – Vince XO Slipper $239

50’s

At this point in your life, you know what you want and who you are, and that attitude reflects in your wardrobe. The micro floral print on the shirt and coloured trousers add some fun to the outfit. By adding the solid blazer and leather dress shoes, it keeps the outfit sophisticated and classy.

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Outfit details: Blue Industry – Jersey Blazer with Patch Pockets $349, Anderson’s Multi Cotton Stretch Belt $175, Ted Baker – Mydance Spotted Floral Cotton Shirt $169, Strellson – Solid Cotton Stretch Trouser $198, Gotstyle – Toe Cap Derby Leather Dress Shoes $295

 

Ultimately this is a rough guide meant to inspire you. Style has no age and limits. We encourage you to explore and develop your own personal style. We’ll be there with you along the ride to offer some guidance and advice!

 

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The weather is heating up, summer ’16 is here and so is the music festival season. Sifting through Festival information can be overwhelming in order to find which one would be for your taste in music. We’ve provided a roundup of festivals for you to check out:

1. NXNE: June 13-19

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NXNE is an interactive music and gaming festival and conference festival. Last year they had the likes of Rae Sremmurd, Shad, Ty$. If you’re a rap/rnb/urban music fan, this is for you. ScHool Boy Q will be the headliner. On the Conference side, the founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell will be a keynote speaker. Some of the top artists include Mstrcrft, Ghostface killer, Mick Jenkins and so much more check them out here.

 2. Electric Island: May 23, July 1, Aug. 1, Sept 4-5

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Electric Island is the continuous danceparty in Toronto they already kicked off their first festival recently (May 23rd) but the party continues every long weekend until Labor day. What’s noteworthy about this festival is that you can get a season pass and attend 3 times in a year, versus paying for each festival. Acts like Ben Klock Vs. Marcel Dettman, Apollonian Honey Dijon, Dirty Dale, Jeff Button, Koki, and Butrous are listed to be performing on their next date July 1st.  

3. Bestival: June 11-12

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Instead of having the festival at the Toronto Islands, Bestival is happening at Woodbine Park this year (thank heavens). Headliners like The Cure, Tame Impala, Odesza, Grimes, Jamie XX and more will be performing. The sound varies, artists like grimes and future are on separate ends of the spectrum. As well to the performers, traditions like their costume party will be executed as well.

4. Field Trip: June 4-5

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Field Trip is the underdog of the festival round up. The two-day line-up that will give you and your family a fun experience. The National, Robyn, July talk, Of Montreal, Santigold, Charles Bradley and much more are said to put fire to the stages. As well there will be a kid’s area with comedy, VR demos, photo galleries & photo-shoots, and food trucks that will keep everyone busy in between performance sets.

4. OVO Fest: July 29 – August 1

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If you haven’t gotten your tickets, good luck with purchasing at resale. The OVO fest is one of the biggest annual festivals in Toronto. It’s been moved from the Molson Canadian Amphitheater to the Air Canada Centre to seat more people. Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg are set to perform July 29th. The OVO fest overlaps with Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour with Future which is on July 30th and August 1st. As usual, expect Drake to bring out surprise special guests.

6. TD Jazz Festival: June 24 – July 3

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The TD Toronto Jazz festival has become known as North America’s premier jazz festivals produced annually by Toronto Downtown Jazz, a Canadian registered charity. For jazz lovers, this is a must-see event, performers like Sarah McLachlan, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Grace Potter and more will be performing.

7. Digital Dreams: July 2-3
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Along with Electric Island Digital Dreams is set to up expectations at the Ontario Place location Canada day long weekend. The venue is set to have top EDM artist including Armin Van Buuren, Knife Party, Bass Nectar, Above and Beyond, Axwell & Ingrosso and many more. Hopefully, there will be good weather.

8. Veld: July 30-31

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Veld came with the EDM heavy hitters this year. Scheduled on the Simcoe long weekend, headliners like Flume, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, and Kygo will be raging on stage. If you’re an EDM fan this is home. Tickets will sell like hot cakes make sure you scoop yours up before it is too late.

9. Mad Decent Block Party: August 29

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The Mad Decent party is set to be a party for the ages. Mad Decent has a roster of label hit makers like Major Lazer, CL, Xxyyxx, Jauz, What So Not and Riff Raff. The selection offers a variety of dance, urban and some music to two-step to. Though a tad bit different in music taste in a festival the performers bring an infectious energy you will never forget.

 

May Toronto Parties

Be in the know.. the best Toronto parties coming up in May

Spring is here and it’s finally the start of great weather. So now it’s time to bring out your best threads out and show your style at some of the top parties and galas in the city. Here’s a top selection of what’s on my radar so far for the month of May.

Catwalk for Water – May 1
Runway fashion and hair looks inspired by water with proceeds donated to WaterAid.

TFI New Labels – May 3
Emerging designers compete on the runway for the Suzanne Rogers Award of $25,000 for Best New Labels and a feature in Flare Magazine.

Get Lit – May 4th
Hosted by Amber Mac, tech expert and host of CTV’s App Central, Get Lit is the annual Toronto literacy event that supports reading for children in need, features seven local personalities who will read excerpts from the books that have inspired them. All proceeds from Get Lit benefits First Book Canada.

ArtBound – May 5th
ArtBound is back so don’t miss out on this fundraising party hosted by Tanya Kim at Maison Mercer. It’s sure to be fun and well-attended.

Regent Park Gala – May 5
Maestro Fresh Wes hosts this year’s Regent Park Gala at the Capitol Theatre.

POGO Gala – May 7
Following the dinner gala there’s a fun after party year after year in support of the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario at the Liberty Grand.

Decant Gala and Fine Wine Auction – May 7
A dinner gala emceed by Ben Mulroney along with musical guest Sean Jones.

Heart of Fashion (sold out) – May 14
Hosted at a private residence in the Bridle Path with emcee Jeanne Beker in support of the North York General Hospital.

Operanation – May 19
One of my favourite galas is the one hosted by the Canadian Opera Company at the Four Seasons Centre. This year’s musical guest is Dragonette, collaborating with the COC’s Ensemble Studio’s Ambur Braid.

Artscape Salon – May 25
A dinner that cultivates creative innovators at Wychwood Barns encouraging conversation that “sparks fresh insight into creativity and urban development.”

Wonderful Women with Jann Arden – May 25
Weizmann celebrates a panel of Wonderful Women including Jann Arden this year hosted at Casa Loma.

Butterfly Ball – May 26
The 19th annual Butterfly Ball is a major fundraiser for the Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre.

Courtesy of Nick from Best of Toronto

Don’t forget to check out our post on what to wear for galas.

Fashion week party

The weather is getting warmer, the coats are getting lighter, the high heels are clicking and the outfits are getting brighter. You know what the means Toronto… Fashion Week is here and everyone is making their way to the runways. After a long day of sitting and watching beautiful models strut, come join the Gotstyle team at our infamous Fashion Week party. It’ll be a night full of smiles, good tunes and definitely some boozing. If you’ve been to one of our parties, you’ll know what to expect. If you haven’t… you’re in for a real treat.

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On Friday March 18th, we’ll be at Wildflower (under the Thompson). RSVP at info@lovesusnot.com.

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March 7, 2016

Celebrate the Spirit of St. Patrick’s Day at the 4th Annual Lucky Ball!

Nothing makes a day meant for partying it up with your friends better than supporting a great charity. Dress your best and come out with us on St. Patrick’s Day at the 4th annual Lucky Ball on Thursday March 17th, 7pm to 2am at Revival Bar (783 College St). Get your ticket today, dress up and enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Fort York Food Bank.

What do they do? They:

  • Feed the hungry – provide the basic nutritional requirements to individuals and families in need.
  • Help people get on track – provide counselling, training and advocacy to help people find jobs, safe housing and appropriate social/community programs.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

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