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Mens Light Weight Jackets 35+

February 14, 2017

When shopping for men’s lightweight jackets look for one that is not too puffy (like your Canada Goose), and not like your overcoat.

Need a lightweight jacket for when the weather is hovering around  -1 and +5? A jacket that will keep you warm but not overheated when you’re indoors.  You also don’t want to look silly wearing a Canada Goose jacket in above 0 weather. Here are some men’s lightweight jacket options we like for right now (in Toronto).

The Dirlon Coat

For a sharp accompaniment to your outfit whatever the occasion, choose the Dirlon coat from Van Gils. Deftly tailored, the brushed fine herringbone design is the epitome of refinement. Fitted with smart lapels, the blind closing results in a polished finish.

Wear this over a suit or with your work wear.

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Van Gils MS - Outerwear - General Van Gils - Dirlon Lightweight Overcoat - Gotstyle The Menswear Store

Shop the Dirlon Light Weight Overcoat Here.

The Devon Blazer

Successfully bridging style and practicality, this Devon jacket from Van Gils is ideal for off-duty dressing. Designed with a water-repellent finish, this short style closes with 2 buttons and has been made in a flattering tailored fit. Fitted with a notch lapel, it features 2 patch pockets and a chest pocket for added convenience. A versatile piece, it is perfect for layering over both smart and casual looks.

Great for weekends or work (without a suit) and flying.

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Van Gils MS - Blazers Van Gils - Devon Patch Pocket Nylon Blazer - Gotstyle The Menswear Store

Shop The Devon Patch Blazer  Here.

Watch how our stylist Mallory styled these two jackets IRL (in real life). For outfit details and sizing chat with us.

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Shop these jackets on our online store or visit us in store. Follow @shopgotstyle on Instagram for more style tips. 


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We’re pretty into leather jackets right now.

  1. They  can be thrown over anything
  2. They instantly make your t-shirt and jeans outfit look bad-ass.
  3. A great one lasts forever.

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The downside? Leather jackets cost almost a month’s rent. BUT buying the right leather can last for over 10 years. Remember that a more classic moto style leather jacket will be in style longer than a trendy bomber style leather jacket. Consider it a treat yo self-moment. We also find calculating your cost per wear helps. So obviously this article from the onion had to be shared. We’re team Leather Jackets over Children.

Consider it a treat yo self-moment! We also find calculating your cost per wear helps. Shop around, do your research, calculate your CPW, and when you do decide to buy consider it a “treat yo self” moment.

Check out this article from The Onion.

We’re team Leather Jackets over Children!!

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This article from The Onion had to be shared…. we’re team Leather Jackets over Children.

SEATTLE—A study released Thursday by the Pacific Parenting Institute found that owning a seriously cool leather jacket is significantly more fulfilling than raising a child to adulthood. “Our research suggests that the feeling of purchasing a really amazing leather jacket and then proudly watching over time as it gradually becomes broken in and forms perfectly to your body is, by a very wide margin, more rewarding than conceiving a child and then raising it from birth to 18 years of age,” said lead researcher Dr. Marcus Aiello, adding that it was on average 63 percent more gratifying to regularly condition a leather jacket that had awesome vertical zippers on the sleeves than it was to read nightly bedtime stories to a son or daughter.

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A leather jacket is an essential for every man. Buying the right one, however, is a different issue. Here are 13 bad leather jackets to avoid!

1. We totally understand it’s cold outside but too much bulk makes you look oversized.

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2. Sure you go to the gym but no one’s arms need that much room.

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3. In this case, we’d like to say less is more.

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4. If your sleeves scrunch up like that, it’s not a good look.

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5. Sorry fellas, this style isn’t in anymore.

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6. Let’s leave bright, loud leather jackets in the past.

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7. Two words: leather overkill.

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8. If your leather jacket looks like this one, we highly recommend an update.

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9. Distressed is one thing. Worn out is another.

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10. A leather jacket two times too big rarely works out for anyone.

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11. Too many things are wrong with this outfit.

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12. Stop getting boxy leather jackets with no shape!

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13. Fashion is cyclical. We are confident that long leather trench coats won’t come back.

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Want to know what to wear? Check out this video

STYLE TIPS
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We are a four-season country, but most of us only dress for two-seasons – summer and winter. We often forget that nestled in between these two extremes lies several months of gorgeous, but highly unpredictable weather where running around in a giant parka or in shorts and a t-shirt is less than ideal. This is why having “transitional” apparel is so important. These key pieces of outerwear offer the perfect marriage between fashion, functionality and practicality. Whether you’re a 20 year old dancing in the rain or a 50 year old going on your afternoon walk, these pieces are a sure home run.

 

 

NEW ARRIVALS
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WHY WE’RE BUYING: G-LAB

November 26, 2014

At Gotstyle we pride ourselves on picking brands we know will bring great value to our customers. It’s less about how popular a brand is and more about quality, craftsmanship and whether or not it serves a need for our clients. With so many outerwear brands out there it can be challenging to decipher the hype from the value, which is why we want to take this opportunity to educate you on the brand: G-Lab.

Toronto weather is unpredictable on the best of days, from rain to snow, hail to storm, being prepared is a necessity and having a coat that can withstand it all is a must-have. Enter G-Lab, your waterproof, windproof, breathable “wear it right now” piece. When you don’t want to look like a down-filled snowman, and it’s raining and snowing and -1. Here’s the low-down on what goes into a G-Lab coat.

Brandon below is wearing the Globe style.

G-Lab Cosmo

The Cosmo makes any business deal a true success. A gentle laid-back style with slim silhouette represents smartness and understatement for office use, while the 3-layer fabric and integrated thermo jacket guarantee top-notch functionality. The seam lines, pockets and high collar add a touch of outdoor-inspired nonchalance. The Cosmo looks as great with vintage jeans and boots as it does with suit and tie.

It comes in two styles: the Tech Touch which is shorter and the Sleek Touch which is smoother and longer in length.

  • Waterproof, windproof, breathable, fully seam sealed
  • Dry soil & spill repellent Teflon® finish
  • Solid YKK metal front zip
  • Oversized G-LAB zipper pull
  • Zipper rain flap
  • Iconic 3D zipper garage
  • Cosy fleece lined handwarmer pockets
  • 3M reflective stripe
  • Detachable wool felt collar
  • Brushed chinguard lining
  • Uncompromising ergonomic fit
  • Zip-out climate control thermoliner jacket with knitted cuffs
  • Internal pocket
  • Supersized G-LAB hanger-loop

G-Lab Commander

Leaders in any terrain! The modern short parka is the perfect partner for any tour when it comes to protecting its wearer from wind and weather. Full commitment provides the Commander with its 3-layer high-performance material and action-pleat in the back for a comfortable fit and more mobility. The four large outer pockets on each day expedition plenty of storage space – and ensure the pithy-sporty yet stylish look.

  • Polynuclear high-performance 3-layer material
  • Waterproof, windproof, breathable
  • Fully taped seams
  • Stain-resistant Teflon finish
  • Massive YKK metal zipper
  • Oversized G-LAB zipper handle
  • Iconic 3D zipper garage
  • Pockets with soft fleece lining
  • Cargo pockets
  • 3M reflective tape
  • Action-pleat in the back for a comfortable fit and more mobility
  • Adjustment at the hem
  • Adjustment at the waist
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Fully adjustable and removable hood
  • Soft chin protection
  • Ergonomic fit
  • Herauszippbare thermal jacket with knit cuffs
  • Inside pocket
  • Supersized G-LAB Hanger

G-Lab Globe

Driven by the passion for design and function, G-LAB has crafted a coat that combines wearability and versatility. Changeable weather conditions are addressed with high-tech features and a waterproof, windproof and stain resistant multi-layer fabric. An ideal choice for a smart, office-compatible look, the piece covers anything from suiting and Oxfords to denim, tees, and sneakers.

  • 100% Polyester / Membrane 100% Polyurethane / Backing 100% Polyester
  • Zip-out climate control thermal liner jacket with knitted cuffs
  • 3-layer performance fabric
  • Waterproof, windproof, breathable
  • Internal zipped pocket
  • Wool-touch“ lined hood
  • Fully seam sealed
  • Dry soil & spill repellent Teflon® finish
  • Brushed chin guard lining
  • Cozy fleece lined hand warmer pockets
  • Unique 3D zipper garage
  • Oversized g-lab zipper pull
  • Solid YKK metal front zipper
Editorial
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Ever wonder what goes down at our photoshoots, and who the people are behind some of your favourite GS stories? Well, here’s your exclusive behind the scenes look from our latest story for season dubbed the 5 Must Have Jackets For Fall. Outdoor shoots are always make for interesting stories and this one was no different. From random people coming up to Jerry (our sexy model) wondering if he was a celebrity, to us rushing shots so our ice cream wouldn’t melt all over the clothes- there was no shortage of epic moments as we took over the streets of Kensington market here in Toronto. The theme of our shoot, as the title (Must have Jackets For Fall) would suggest was to showcase some of our amazing new transitional outerwear jackets in a streetstyle inspired aesthetic. Focusing on 5 key styles, the sport-coat, bomber, puffer, technical and varsity jackets we endeavoured to create a style story that we hope resonates with our clients. Transitional outerwear is a key part of any mans wardrobe and we wanted to showcase our vast selection in a meaningful yet relevant manner. Whether you’re looking for something to layer with your suit or to make a run to the grocery story, there is a jacket that’s right for you.

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