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celebrity style

Celebrity Men’s Style is 90% of my Instagram feed.

Celebrity Men’s Style is a God send. Even as a stylist, I have days when I wake up with no idea what to wear. What do I do when lacking inspiration?  Look to the stars! I check Instagram hashtags to see what my favorite stylists and celebrities are wearing.

Then– I recreate the look with something similar in my closet!

This week, I featured four looks that you can recreate with pieces from Gotstyle.


Eddie Redmayne

Eddie is one of my favorites because his off-duty looks are just as on point as his suiting. Denim over a sweater is one of those “try very little–look very good” tricks to keep in your style bank. Random fact: The UK actor wears a lot of Hardy Amies which we sell here at Gotstyle!

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Kanye West

Can we just call him the king of overcoats? Kanye can pull out this same look every week and I’m impressed every time! We call that uniform dressing. Although it lacks creativity, when you get that uniform right, you continue to get it right–everytime.

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Ryan Gosling

This guy is the reason the souvenir jacket blew TF up. Well, his Stylist… BUT he made certainly made it look good enough for anyone who likes fashion to grab. Gosling is a guys guy, nothing really trendy and almost always wearing a scoop neck white t-shirt. This look is really easy to achieve. I’m sure most guys have all these pieces at home already. Just add shearling!

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Street Style Seen On Instagram

Regular people have great style too! I saw this snap on Instagram and was drawn to how his outfit manages to be electric and subtle at the same time. This is when something just works. The shawl collar is back again, can you tell it’s trending?
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Comment below if you try one of these looks and I want to know… who are your favorite celebrities or Instagram accounts? Where do you guys get your style inspiration from?
Shaeleigh Afton shae@gotstyle.ca

pitti uomo 2016

Pitti Uomo 2016 was the 90th gathering this June. The biannual trade show fair that happens in Italy is the largest gathering of the most stylish men. This high-fashion affair features the world’s top menswear brands and sartorial experts. Among these attendees are the dandiest of them all known as the “Peacocks”.

Our made-to-measure tailor Konstantine paid Italy a visit this year and a first looking on what’s happening on the streets of Pitti Uomo 2016.

Colour suits are one of their favourite ways to stand out of the crowd

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A camo blazer? Count us in.

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Striped vest and trousers, micro-spotted shirt AND a coloured blazer

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Blues, blues, blues

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Tassel loafers were a popular choice of footwear

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Cotton candy pinks as sweet as the outfits

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Double monk-strap on loafers = the ultimate summer shoe

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Our favourite: women rocking menswear trends

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queens plate outfits

The Queen’s Plate is the longest continuously run stakes race in North America.

The races have attracted A-list celebrities & government officials from across the globe not to mention all levels of the monarchy including the Queen.

Going to the races has always been about making a scene which is why dressing appropriately is so important.

There is no “official” dress code for the Queen’s Plate, but that doesn’t give you the license to wear some tattered jeans and a tee! The Gotstyle man knows that dressing up isn’t a one-time thing, it’s a lifestyle – Dress Better. Do Better!

What To Wear:

Generally speaking, you should think dandy, colourful, fun, and British. You’ll be surrounded by lush green lawns in an almost Alice In Wonderland type setting. It’s basically a classy AF costume party.

  • Try to mix and match patterns. The rule of thumb for pattern mixing is that the size scale of your pieces should be different. (Big check blazer, small check shirt).
  • Go bold! Ever wondered when you were going to be able to wear those impulse (pink, green, red, blue) pants again? Have a bright suit that you’ve been wanting to let out of the closet? This is your time to let them out!

L'ormarins QUEENS PLATE #lqp2016 #lormarins #queensplate #ChristianDior #michaelkors #marcjacobs

A photo posted by SoSophia (@sophiahenriksson) on

  • Accessories! This event is all about “peacocking”. The bolder you go the more attention you’re bound to get. The best way to do this is with hats, scarves, bright ties and pocket squares. Stick to three to avoid looking too costumey, and the same rules apply to pattern mixing here.
  • Millinery: You’ll see a lot of this at The Queens plate. Bold Hats for men and crazy fascinators/hats for women. This year the official milliner of the Queen’s Plate is David Dunkley.

Excited to be styled by @shopgotstyle for today's Queen's Plate and @pink_tartan photo #qp16 #woodbine #woodbineracetrack #queensplate

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  • Wear funky shoes! Sneakers just won’t do for an event like this. You need a classic shoe in a bold or neutral colour. Something like these brogue oxford shoes. A well-made shoe in a fun pattern that still respects classic menswear.

The Gotstyle man knows that dressing up isn’t a one-time thing, it’s a lifestyle. We put together some more inspiration for your outfit. Thanks to David Dunkley for the hat & fascinators.

Here are four looks from Gotstyle that would rock the Queen’s Plate!

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Outfit Details: Conor is wearing a hat by David Dunkley, GS Launch white dress shirt $95, Moods of Norway dress pants $139.50, Gotstyle double monkstrap leather dress shoes $295, Gotstyle suspenders $25 and Jin Quin skinny tie $20

Sophie is wearing the Keepsake fitted mini dress $260 and Tiger of Sweden heels $240

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Outfit Details: Conor is wearing a hat by David Dunkley, Haspel Gravier seersucker blazer $650 and pants $195, Ted Baker print shirt $169, Paradigma fancy brogues $375, Anderson’s stretch woven belt $160 and Doro lapel pin $19

Sophie is wearing the Velvet Lace off the shoulder dress $218 and Tiger of Sweden heels $249

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Outfit Details: Haspel Gravier seersucker blazer $650 and pants $195, Ted Baker print shirt $169, Anderson’s stretch woven belt $160 and Doro lapel pin $19

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Outfit Details: Conor is wearing a Weekend Offender nash brid print shirt $115, Vito solid cotton short $89, Tiger of Sweden Hoyt cotton blazer $384 and Van Gils trilby hat $115

Sophie is wearing an Ecru sleeveless silk blouse $225 and Ted Baker floral party skirt $289

Check Out Last Year’s Outfit Inspiration Below

Vito Cotton Twill Pant: $88 Shop Now
Sand Cotton Linen Blazer: $550 Shop Now
Franco Negretti Print Shirt: $168
Matteo Massimo Paint Splattered Shoe: $475 Shop Now

Tiger Of Sweden Pieter Print Shirt: $199
Moods Of Norway Oluf Pinstripe Linen Jacket: $398
Moods Of Norway Pinstripe Linen Shorts: $165
Jin Qun Silk Pocket Square: $20
Tiger of Sweden Vince Raffia Leather Shoe: $229 Shop Now
John Varvatos Straw Fedora: $85 Shop Now

Van Gils Elvy Windowpane Jacket: $495
A. Christensen Linen Pocket Square: $45
Tiger Of Sweden Herris Pants: $229
Ted Baker Bachh Stripe Floral Shirt: $198 Shop Now
Matteo Massimo Two Tone Cap Toe Shoe: $275 Shop Now

A Christensen Tie: $95 Shop Now
Stenstroms Check Shirt: $228
Tombolini Cotton Suit: $795
Tombolini Cotton Vest: $225
Prime Bergamo Box Calf Shoe: $375 Shop Now

Tiger Of Sweden Herris Pants: $199 
Haight & Ashbury Ashton Shirt: $120
Tiger Of Sweden Bowtie: $85
Gsus Honeycomb Blazer: $276 Shop Now
Matteo Massimo Monk Strap Shoe: $450 Shop Now

Dibi Knit Tie: $55 Shop Now
Gotstyle Gingham Shirt: $165 
J Brand Tyler Slim Jean: $ 218
Blue Industry Half Lined Blazer: $275
Matteo Massimo Brogue Shoe: $275 Shop Now

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Gotstyle’s 10 Year Anniversary’s Best Dressed

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary last summer at the Audi downtown dealership in Toronto. It was also in celebration and debut of the first issue of Gotstyle Man. The party featured a live band and a collection of influential guest at the fashion show; this fashionable event filled the room with many well-dressed men.

There were many dapper and unique looks, everyone came in their best dressed, but there are some who stood out from the rest. We love a good tuxedo, suit and colour combination. Click through our gallery to see if you made the list. Don’t forget to get your tickets for our upcoming Gotstyle Man Issue #3 Party. Proceeds go to support the local charity, The Remix Project.

 

 

 

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).

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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.

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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.

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!