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5 ways to elevate office style

Cover photo credit: Van Gils

You know the guy that’s a little bit too obvious about being on a 5 day work wardrobe rotation? Don’t let that guy be you. It may be easy to get caught in the trap of wearing a boring office uniform, but dressing for success is key to showing professionalism and ambition. Switching up your style and taking things to the next level can be easy. I’m here to help with 5 ways to elevate your office style.

OFFICE STYLE TIP #1: GO CUSTOM
When it comes to suits, great fit matters over everything. Even if you don’t wear a suit every day, it’s important to have a perfectly tailored suit in your repertoire for meetings, presentations, and events. Think of your best suit as your go-to for when you need to step things up —  and nothing will fit (and look) better than a suit made expressly for you.

For details on the made to measure process, pricing, and advantages, Gotstyle’s tailor extraordinaire Konstantine has got you covered.

OFFICE STYLE TIP #2: ACCESSORIZE
The easiest way to elevate your office style is to add new accessories to your existing office wardrobe. It’s simple addition by, well, addition. Lapel pins, pocket squares, tie bars, shoe laces, and even work bags are all ways you can add pops of style and colour.

HOOK + ALBERT RED POLKA DOT FLOWER OFFICE LAPEL PIN
Hook + Albert Red Polka Dot Flower Lapel Pin: $30

A CHRISTENSEN RED PAISLEY PRINTED OFFICE POCKET SQUARE
A Christensen Red Paisley Printed Pocket Square: $45

Weber Slim Office Tie Bar
Weber Slim Tie Bar: $40

Sully Wong Burgundy Leather Laces
Sully Wong Burgundy Leather Laces: $35

URI MINKOFF FULTON LEATHER OFFICE BRIEFCASE
Uri Minkoff Fulton Leather Briefcase: $438

OFFICE STYLE TIP #3: ADD A VEST
A vest is a simple way to class up any office look. Wear it with one of your standard 2 piece suits to add complexity, texture, and contrast. Or, just roll up your sleeves and wear it over a well fitted dress shirt as a more casual look (this looks good on literally every guy).

contrast office vest
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One thing to watch out for: don’t try to match a new vest colour to an existing suit. Unless you have the exact same fabric, it won’t work, and will look off. The solution? Go with a contrast vest, and introduce a new colour to the suit entirely. It’s an unexpected look that shows off your style chops. Grey and blue (like in the photo above) always pair well, and can be used interchangeably between vest and suit.

CIRCLE OF GENTLEMEN KENYON HERRINGBONE SHAWL DB VEST office
Circle of Gentlemen Kenyon Herringbone Shawl Double Breasted Vest: $175

OFFICE STYLE TIP #4: WEAR A TIE
If you don’t normally wear a tie, step up your office style and wear one! There’s no better way to show you mean business.

If your office is casual or you don’t see yourself as a “tie guy,” try a knit or textured tie as a casual midway point between your usual laidback style and something that’s too formal.

THE COMMON FOLK YURAKUCHO INDIGO DYE HOUNDSTOOTH TIE office

The Common Folk Yarakucho Indigo Dye Houndstooth Tie: $100

OFFICE STYLE TIP #5: SUITS WITH BOOTS
Wearing a suit with boots is an awesome way to switch up a stale office rotation, but you need to do it right. If your suit fits well (which it should), the boots you pair with it need to be sleek and slim fitting. You want the outfit to look well put together and intentional — and not like you haven’t changed yet from your morning commute. The best way to achieve this? Chelsea boots.

gq suit office chelsea boots
gq office chelsea boots

Both of these looks (courtesy of GQ) add some rocker edge to a suiting look, without being too chunky or out of place. It’s a menswear power move, and you can totally pull it off. Reserve this look for fall and winter, and make sure to match your belt and boots to keep everything tied together.

Ready to step things up? Gotstyle’s stylist team has got you covered. Book your appointment today at 416-260-9696 or info@gotstyle.ca.

TREND WATCH
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Pitti Uomo, where real men wear real clothes. Year after year, season after season sartorial gents from around the globe descend up Florence in one of the biggest and best displays of menswear the world has ever seen…and to partake in Italy’s biggest menswear trade fair. “The streets are blanketed with beards and impeccably tailored suits. The Pitti menswear scene quickly breaks down like a high-school cafeteria: There are the menswear mainstays, like Milanese boutique owner Lino Ieluzzi, the rugged types with topknots and shearling jackets, and the eccentrics, like one particularly colorful man wearing mismatched shoes.” – The Cut

Here are some of our favourite people and styles from this past weeks Pitti Uomo 87.

Source: Tommy Ton, NYMag, GQ, Lee Oliveira

 

New Arrivals
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Our favourite accessories brand Hook + Albert decided that it was about time that people had a clever carryall that combines the functionality of a garment bag with the pack-it-up portability of a weekender. The end result, a great collection of Garment Weekender bags that are going to change the way we travel. From business trips to New York to chilling at the cottage for the weekend, these bags can handle it all. Now available in both waxed canavas and saffiano leather (the same stuff premium leather brands use), these bags are undoubtably on of the best-looking bags on the market.
The workhorse bag works like this: the large duffel shape breaks down flat, which allows easy loading of the suit and shirts you’ll need for a weekend away. Tuck in some pocket squares and other accessory necessities into the zippered pockets, slide your dress shoes into the lined pouches, and zip the whole thing back up. What you’re left with is a bag with plenty of room to handle a weekend’s worth of clothes, but is already safely stocked with your most important pieces. Still not convinced? Check out the double-duty bag in action… – GQ

 

Hook and Albert

Garment Weekender Bag

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New Arrivals
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Channel the Italian jet-set and inherent chic of the green, white and red. Eidos, carried exclusively in Canada by GS, is made for the man who appreciates the essence of true style- clothes with soul. Steeped in a rich heritage of quality, the brand’s impressive range faultlessly addresses the current state of suiting- dressed up, but in an easy, effortless way. Their textile of choice- an impeccable full-canvas, for contemporary Fellini-esque looks that stroll the cobblestones or rule the concrete jungle.

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Style Tips
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In a season full of prints and patterns, here’s a trend that you can quite literally leave at home. The air tie, as coined by GQ, is the latest trend being adopted by conservative fashionistas the world over. Pulling it off simply requires a great collared shirt and an equally amazing suit, and…no tie!

“Notice what happens when you take away your tie: Our focus goes straight to your face. That’s part of what makes the air tie such a good move, but you gotta be…carefully groomed and have a smirk at the ready.” – GQ

To help you master this effortless trend we’ve put together a few great looks using our latest arrivals from Tiger Of Sweden. Because the true art in pulling off this look is to have an ensemble that offers a modern slim fit, and no one does that better than Tiger.

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Celeb Style
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Let’s start by saying that we have much respect for the GQ brand and it’s unprecedented contribution to the growth of the men’s fashion scene the world over. They are the go-to resource for pretty much everything from latest trends, guides, tips and tricks. However, one thing they are not is affordable. Let’s be honest who’s seriously running to their nearest men’s fashion retailer to buy a $4,000 suit or a $20,000 watch?! Not the average person that’s for sure. Having said that, just because you can’t afford the big brand labels doesn’t mean you can’t get the same look at a price point more suited to your wallet. And, we’re here to prove it!

In our #GsVsGQ Runway To Reality series we aim to take some of your favourite looks from GQ, and show you how you can get them at the fraction of the cost. In this feature we take on NBA superstar Lebron James and his latest spread for GQ.

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