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There’s something to be said about a corduroy suit in a sea of wool. As one of fall’s most important fabrics (aside from wool), it’s important to know that corduroy goes far beyond just casual pants and blazers with elbow patches. Today we’ve got three ways you can do corduroy suiting this season – from subtle to daring.


Save the solids, wools, and neutrals for your suits – Invest in some sport coats for Spring. Colour, pattern, and texture are what Spring 2012 sport coats are made of.

A good sport coat is an everyday item, something that bridges the gap between work and evening pleasure. They’re often the most versatile piece in a man’s closet. Our price point ranges from $225 to $650 – so they’re also great for guys who are just starting to build their wardrobe and need versatile pieces at good prices.


On the hottest day of the year, when you’re crammed into a streetcar, walking to lunch, and sweating on the commute to work, nobody really wants to be covered in clothes. But with the right summer suits, you’ll stay cool and collected. Lightweight wool, linen, and cotton suits are something every man needs to have in his wardrobe, even if a suit isn’t in your cards for every day.


I’ve been a fan of tuxedo blazers for a few years now, it’s the one item that can dress up your outfit from meh to outstanding in an instant. Now it seems that the industry is beginning to catch up, The Toronto Star had an article on them, GQ magazine did a spread on tuxedo blazers and Sharp Magazine did a beautiful editorial on them (most of them retailing for $1,000 plus)

Here is our pick of the best ones for the season:

LAB by Pal Zileri textured lapel tuxedo jacket, $850

Gotstyle velvet textured tuxedo jacket, $695

Moods of Norway satin tuxedo blazer, $450

Gotstyle grey melange tuxedo jacket, $695


Not Your Father’s Suit green velvet jacket, $595.

Gotstyle red velvet tuxedo jacket, $795

Bustle plaid tuxedo jacket

SAND snakeskin tuxedo blazer, $795

Bustle plaid tuxedo jacket

Cerruti 1881 brocade tuxedo blazer $995


TConcept by Tombolini blue velvet shawl collar $675

One of my favourite sayings is “Look smart, be smart”, great clothes really do make you feel smarter.

Looking smart begins with your outerwear. We’ve all seen the boxy wool coats on Bay Street, and there’s nothing smart about them. This LAB by Pal Zileri wool coat is the essence of looking smart. The clean lines, modern slim fit and incredibly soft wool will have you arriving to work feeling smart, no matter what you did last night.

Pal Zileri is great at combining traditional pieces with a modern fit and look, and their LAB line is no different. With all the modern, contemporary menswear out there now, going back to the traditional patterns, colours and pieces is refreshing.

Wool jacket priced at $750.

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This herringbone and plaid, wool sportscoat from LAB priced at $650 is sure to give you super powers. Unlike a blazer, this sport coat easily be done with black pants for a more professional look or dressed down with jeans on the weekend.

Everyone needs a black suit in their closet for those formal events, but what about a black suit for work or social events? Pal Zileri makes this great tweed suit priced at $995, with a subtle plaid pattern that gives it a more casual look.