“If there is one consistent expression of a man’s sartorial acumen, it’s the way in which he pairs his shirt with his tie.” – Esquire
Colours, prints and patterns can be confusing on a regular day, so when it comes down to mixing them together, you can only imagine the sheer chaos. Learning to successfully match your shirts and ties is an undeniable art, fortunately, it’s one you can easily learn. Getting creative with your shirt and tie combinations is a great way to showcase your personal style and to separate yourself from your peers- especially if you work in an industry that requires you to wear one 5-days a week.
To get you started here are 5 tips and tricks you can employ to help you navigate this realm:
- Your tie (typically) should always be darker than your shirt
- Match a detail in the tie with the dominant colour of the shirt
- Always pair larger patterns with smaller ones. Avoid mixing patterns that have identical proportions
- Vary pattern type. Avoid having the same pattern appear in both your shirt and your tie
- When outfitting with a suit or blazer- ensure that 2 of the 3 items have the same colour scheme
Tiger of Sweden Steel Stripe Shirt (Blue & Brown): $159 Stenstroms Fine Stripe Dress Shirt: $249 Seaward & Stern Printed Ties: $150/each
Mastai Ferretti Paolo Verri End-On-End Dress Shirt: $135 Horst Dress Shirt
Gotstyle Private Label Plaid Check Shirt: $165 Amanda Christensen Tie: 95 Gotstyle Top Twill Grid Check Dress Shirt: $165 Seaward & Stern Tie: $150 Stenstroms Mini Check Dress Shirt: $249
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
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”
Lipson shirtmakers are truly the masters of their craft, a legacy affirmed in their 30 years Canadian history and embedded in the visible craftsmanship in their shirts. Given that Lipson is Canada’s oldest and most respected shirting company it only made sense to work with them directly to produce our exclusive Gotstyle private label shirts. These shirts hold several key features that are unique to Gotstyle. For starters Founder, Melissa Austria has personally spent the better part of the last 7 years perfecting/tweaking the fit and style of these shirts. She hand-picks every aspect from the fabrics, prints, collars, cuffs, even the buttons, ensuring that our customers get the best every season.
Aside from the frills and fancies, what makes our shirts unique is the fit. Most shirts today come in what we called a graduated scale, which essentially means that the sleeve/body proportions increase equally with the neck size. The bigger the neck the bigger the body proportions. If you are tall and slender or have an athletic body, this type of “scaling” doesn’t necessarily work. Which is why our Gotstyle shirts are cut in a manner that they maintain their modern silhouette even when you get to larger neck sizes. We clearly want you looking great no matter your size. In addition, with most in-market brands only offering a 33/35 inch sleeve length there isn’t much option for those guys with the really long arms. Fortunately for you all our Gotstyle shirts also come in a “Tall” options that offers a 37 inch sleeve length!
Check out these great new arrivals and start planning that Spring wardrobe.
We’re only a few days away from one of the biggest thing to happen in the men’s lifestyle industry since, well the launch of our store in 2004. On November 22nd – 24th, The Gentlemen’s Expo arrives in TORONTO for its first annual show and as a proud supporter of Expo, we are really excited to bring to you over 16 menswear brands under our Gotstyle “Stylish Man” pavilion. Not only will you have the opportunity to get up close and personal with brands like Strellson, Tiger of Sweden, Vito, Macro Nils, Van Gils, Nobis, G-Lab, Paul Betenly, Sand, Blue Industry, Anderson’s, Walk-Over, Monte & Coe, Saxx, A.Chritensen & Gotstyle Private Label, you’ll also get to shop them.
In celebration of this one-of-a-kind event we’re offering a NO TAX promotion at our pavilion and $5 off the price of admission. Just remember to use this coupon code when purchasing your tickets: GOTSTYLE
Gotstyle Private Label Shirts $165 each.
There’s not much needed to be said about our Private Label shirts. They’ve got a modern fit, great patterns and if you’re a Gotstyle customer you probably have a few of them in your closet already. Whether you wear them to work, out after work or on weekends with jeans, these are such great shirts and the patterns for fall are awesome.
Guys, there’s nothing worse to woman than a man in ill-fitting clothes. If you’re not borrowing your father’s clothes, why look like it? A slim fitting shirt goes a long way, so stock up now!