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Here’s how to distress jeans

The sweetest thing about the distressed trend is that it can be done by yourself. It allows you to add personality and your own personal touch.

It gives your denim a lived-in feel.

There are two ways to go out about it. You can keep it clean and your jeans a nice cut at the knee.  Or you can do a blown out knee where there’s more distressing involved.

Left is minimal distressing. Right is with a blown out knee.

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#1 tip? Take your time, start small and adjust. If you don’t like how it looks, you can always adjust accordingly.

Let’s Get Started

Step 1: Choose how distressed you want your jeans and where you want it.

Step 2: Put on your jeans and take chalk or a pen to mark the area you want to work on. The blown out knee should start above your knee, not right at your knee cap.

Step 3: Start distressing. Cut the spots you marked. The key is to pull the threads apart so it’s more destroyed and lived-in.

Step 4: Give em a good wash. It will always look better and less stiff once it’s gone through the washer.

Watch the video by Kollar Clothing to see how he likes to distress jeans.

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Neuw Denim

In the modern day, denim is not just an article of clothing in our closets. A pair of denim grows with us, moulds to us and experiences life with us. With that, we want to give you the best partner for your adventures. We would like to introduce you to Neuw Denim, an Australian brand that really embodies the denim culture. Owners Par Lundqvist, Richard Bell and Stephen Little share a strong passion for producing the best of the best. There’s a focus on every detail, from fabrication, fit to the finish.

As always, everything in store is curated with the Gotstyle Man in mind. From the brand, we selected two fits: the Iggy Skinny and Lou Slim. Both appropriately named after rock ‘n’ roll legends- a big influence on denim culture as a whole.

The Lou Slim fit has a regular rise with a slim fit and straight leg. The bottom opening is 12″ with an inseam of 34″. This style is inspired by the jeans worn by Lou Reed while recording Velvet Undergound’s debut album.

The Iggy Skinny fit has a regular rise and as the name suggests, a trim fit. The bottom opening is 6” with an inseam of 32”. This style is inspired by the jean worn by Iggy Pop on the cover of his 1977’s album “The Idiot” and the punk rock movement.

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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.

BLAZER LOOK #1

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Tiger of Sweden Navy Double Breasted Peak Lapel Blazer: $599, Stenstroms Slimline Basic Dress Shirt: $195, Nudie Jeans Grim Tim Organic Dry: $179, Gotstyle Double Monkstrap Wingtip Shoe: $225

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.

BLAZER LOOK #2

black blazer single breasted notch lapel Strellson Black STC Travel Jacket: $598, John Varvatos Grey Eyelet Henley Shirt: $98, Nudie Jeans Grim Tim Organic Dry: $179

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.

BLAZER LOOK #3

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Van Gils Blue Pindot Blazer: $550, John Varvatos Green Striped Hoodie: $180, Zanerobe Black Sureshot Chino: $125, Sully Wong x Gotstyle Camo Shoes: $125

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.

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Sully Wong x Gotstyle Camo Shoes: $125

BLAZER LOOK #4

preppy blue blazer look polo swims 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.

BLAZER LOOK #5

preppy blue blazer look polo swims Without Prejudice Charcoal Flannel Blazer with Elbow Patches: $525, Blue Industry Purple One pocket Crew Neck Knit Sweater: $105, Horst Black Ceratex Herringbone Knit Pants: $128

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 info@gotstyle.ca.

Remember to bring your blazer(s) with you when you shop. Try layering them with different pieces, and see what works best for you!

NEW ARRIVALS
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Jeans are a very personal thing and for many serve as a second skin. Your jeans go where you go. They live your lifestyle. They get abrasions and scars. And they bleed. Just like you. The longer you wear them, the more character and attitude they get. Besides denim, only leather has the ability to age so beautifully which is why taking your time to find the right brand for you is so crucial. Fortunately, we’ve got Nudie Jeans. Founded in 1999, the guys at Nudie have devoted themselves to creating the perfect denim brand which is why we keep bringing them back year after year, season after season. The beauty about our collection is that it is truly designed to meet the vast needs and body types of our clients. From different colour ways to fits there’s always something to match you personal style.

Here’s our latest style editorial showcasing our latest Spring 2015 new arrivals from Nudie Jeans.

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New Arrivals
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Inspired by Champion’s glory days, Todd Snyder + Champion is a great collaboration that delivers a stylish and utilitarian collection that can be worn both to the office and the gym, thus offering the perfect balance between versatility and utility.

Coined as one of the biggest trends for the season, this modern updated interpretation of athletic wear is easy to style and a definite wardrobe must-have. Pair it with some Zanerobe’s and a leather bomber or a double breasted jacket and denim, the end result will always be the same, sport luxe at its finest.

Photography by: Ishmil Waterman
Styling by: Sharad Mohan

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Style Tips
Gotstyle's Guide On How To Rock A Vest

How To Rock A Vest

December 20, 2013

We find it surprising that more men don’t wear vests given its immense versatility. At their most basic of functions they help keep that tummy tucked in, offering that clean “controlled” sillouette that every man secretly loves. On the other hand, when worn appropriately a vest can truly transform any common outfit to front cover street style. The rules of wearing a vest are as diverse as one’s personal style, as we’ve showcased they can be work formally as a 3-piece suit or broken up with jeans, chinos, denim shirts, cardigans and sportcoats.

Here are four looks that showcase the various ways you can rock a vest this season.

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