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DESIGNER PROFILE
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For the inaugural issue of the Gotstyle MAN and in celebration of our 10 year anniversary our founder Melissa Austria goes back in time to recall the varying moments when she met and fell in love with the 10 of her favourite Canadian menswear brands. Here they are (in no particular order).

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– VITALY –

When I first saw Vitaly jewelry in 2011, I immediately loved it. But I knew it was too fast for my guys. They were just getting into jewelry and a double ring would be too much for them. Fast forward two years and the men of Toronto have caught up to Shane and Jason. Their jewelry is edgy, masculine and well priced making it easy for the accessory newbie to get initiated.
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– STOLEN RICHES –

When Dave came onto the menswear scene colourful socks were in their early stages of popularity and I was looking for another great colourful accessory line to add to our mix. I picked up other coloured laces, but the quality wasn’t up to snuff. Then I heard the story of Stolen Riches. They have been in the local industry for generations and got their start lacing our WW1 soldiers. I was also amazed at how Dave saved his family’s business from the brink of closing by revamping with coloured laces. I knew this would be a winner.
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– SULLY WONG –

George Sully walked into our King Street store over 8 years ago selling his t-shirt line. But, he kept talking about a sneaker collection he was developing with his business partner Henry Wong. I’m no sneaker head, but I loved the clean aesthetics of their shoes and how passionate Sully was. We were one of the first stores to carry them and he’s still as passionate about them as he ever was.

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– OUTCLASS –

Matteo’s collection was always tightly designed with great fabrics. I dabbled with the line for a few seasons unsure if it was the right look for us. Then I realized that he had one of the best fits in shirts and a great eye for fabrics that get better the more you wash them. Our once dabbles turned into an obsession for his entire collection that extended to pants and outerwear.

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– BAFFI –

I was out at a charity event and saw this well dressed guy. When I took another look, I noticed his pocket square and that it was made of wood! I immediately approached him wanting to know where he had bought it. To my delight, Ayman said it was from his own company that he had started with his equally dapper business partner, Michael. They were always complaining that their pocket squares kept falling down when they were out, so they wanted to design a product that would always give a crisp pocket square look. The fact that it’s made out of wood also makes it very Canadian.
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– KRANE –

After many trips to Europe, I searched for many seasons to find the right portfolio briefcases. I soon found out that Ken was making exactly what I was looking for, and in our very own backyard. With design stints at Marc Jacobs and Robert Kellar and coming from FIT New York, these utilitarian, masculine, yet streamlined, portfolio cases really showcase Ken’s great design pedigree.

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– HALF WITS –

I found Half Wits when I was walking through the Agenda trade show in New York, which isn’t really my style since it’s more of a street style/urban show. I think it’s always good to look outside of where I would normally buy to get inspired. There I was walking through the aisles pretty quickly when a henley with a floral patterned cuff caught my eye. Upon closer inspection, I immediately noticed the designed in Canada stamp on the inside collar. If I’m going to bring in well priced, young and fun collections, I would rather buy them from Jesse, James and Mark who fit the bill perfectly.

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– KOLLAR –

David got started by sewing and designing his own clothes at an early age. I’ve always liked the pieces he was doing, but thought they were still too fast for our customers. When street brands like Zanerobe started selling out in store, I knew it was time to give Kollar Clothing a serious look. Their styles are on trend and comfortable with an edgy aesthetic. And, of course, I love the sweet spot price for my younger guys.
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– MONTE & COE –

When the Monte and Coe boys (Ron, Andrew and Matt) walked into the Bathurst store in 2013, I was immediately struck by how well dressed they all were and by the fact that they were all carrying these cool duffle bags. I found out they were made in Canada with great fabric combinations and leather details, so we placed an order on the spot. And what do you know, our first delivery completely sold out. It’s the perfect bag for the man about town.
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– LOFT 604 –

Willy first came into our King West store over 5 years ago; I loved his story. He had worked for some bigger design labels but wanted to build a brand that was closer to his design aesthetic – effortless, easy and stylish. I was sold on his chunky shawl collar sweaters with awesome horn buttons and rich cabled cardigans. He was also the first guy to offer luxe loungewear years before it was trendy.

New Arrivals
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Women have their purses, shoes, scarves and a million other chachkies that they carry, men on the other hand tend to be a little more refined and carefully curate what they’ll need based on the occasion. Whether you’re sitting pool side, hitting the gym, going on vacation or just heading in to work, each scenario requires a distinct set of accessories that help complete your look. From briefcases to coloured shoe laces, here’s your guide to some key men’s accessories you’ll need this summer, no matter where you’re going.

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Events
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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 ticketsGOTSTYLE

 

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Events
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Join us November 14, from 6pm – 9pm at our Distillery District location for an exclusive Bustle pop-up shop event where we will be celebrating great Canadian designers. We’re offering 25% off all Bustle clothing and an additional 10% off select canadian accessory collections such as Vitaly Designs, Monte & Coe, Sully Wong, Stolen Riches and Custom Projects.

Come hang out with some amazing Canadian designers, including Shawn Hewson himself, designer behind the Bustle Clothing brand and don’t worry, we’ve got your covered with Stella Artois incase you get thirsty while shopping!

**Enter promo code: Bustle25 redeem this offer online at Gotstyle.ca

 

AVAILABLE AT: The Menswear Store, Distillery, Online
New Arrivals
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One of the great things about being a fixture in a growing menswear market is the unique opportunity we get to work with start up brands such as Monte & Coe.

Monte & Coe is a 100% Canadian company founded by three young Torontonians Matt Montemurro, Andrew Coelho, and Ron Scarafile. These guys had one mission in mind, to develop an everyday product that stands apart and they succeeded with their line of bags that are truly fit for 
any occasion.

Each piece is hand-made in Toronto, in limited batch sizes, to ensure that it represents an unparalleled dedication to originality and versatility. Manufacturing and designs are focused around two simple raw materials: 100% vegetable tanned leather which is an ancient method that uses tannin, a plant extract, to improve durability and provide colour which is eco-friendly and 100% chemical free and wool felt that is sourced directly from a mill in Montemurlo, Italy.

Make sure to check them out the next time you’re in our stores, or shopping online. All bags are $389

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Summer is here, but is your style game up to par? We’ve given you tips on the hosttest style for this season from colourful chinos, to double breasted jackets but what about accessories? As with all things in fashion, it’s all in the details and having the right accessories to compliment your wardrobe is crucial. From watches to bags, our team of expert stylists have put together a great list of must-have summer accessories.

Daniel Wellington Watches: $189.00 Shop Now

Jenna’s Picks: Daniel Wellington watches are great for summer because they go with everything. From tee’s and jeans to 3-piece suits. They are lightweight, non-pretentious and come with an array of interchangeable straps. What more could you ask for?!

Anderson’s Woven Textile Belts: $135.00 Shop Now

Susanna’s Pick: Anderson’s belts are a great alternative to the traditional leather options in the market. These playful colours are sure you help you stand out of the crowd and brighten up any summer outfit. Wear them with a nice pair of chinos, loafers and short sleeve button up and you’re set to hit up any rooftop party this season.

Vitaly Design: Freunde Black Two Finger Ring: $130
Vitaly Design: Amici Black Unisex Ceramic Square Ring: $120

Mallory’s Pick: Lets face it men rarely wear rings. But when Vitaly Design offers them an option made of both steel and ceramic its pretty hard to say no! These pieces are great because they can be worn individually or stacked together. I personally love seeing guys stack the 2-finger ring with a single.

MONTE & COE Cotton Canvas Bag: $429.00 Shop Now

Sam’s Picks: With nonstop torrential rains hitting this city, we don’t blame you for wanting to get away. These weekend bags are great for quick trips to the cottage or mini road-trip to anywhere that isn’t here. And if you’re a fitness buff, you can also double up these bags for the gym. Let’s face it, you can do way better than those monogramed “gym” bags.

DIBI Knit Ties: $55.00 Shop Now

Shae’s Pick: Knits are a great alternative to stuffy silk ties in the summer! Knit ties add summer zest to an office suit or dressed down for date night with a sport coat. Every man should own at least one.