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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).

contrast office vest
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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.

gq suit office chelsea boots
gq office chelsea boots

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.

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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GIVEAWAY
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Haven’t got your Father’s Day gift yet, don’t worry there’s hope for you still. Enter our Father’s Day contest below for a chance to win an incredible gift pack  worth more than $500. Filled with hand-rolled Mombacho cigars, a Ted Baker laptop case, Happy Socks, Vitaly accessories, a Stolen Riches value pack, hand woven Anderon’s belt, not to mention a classic Gostyle silk pocket square and Stella chalice – what man wouldn’t be thrilled to win this…for his dad. See below for details on how to enter. Good luck! 

Note: You must be 19 years and older to enter this contest. 

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New Arrivals
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It began with three guys, a mutual passion for fashion, and one unique idea, a wooden pocket square. Baffi is the stylish solution for men who forage fashion. Hand-crafted in Canada using only top quality materials sourced from Mother Earth, their patent pending wooden pocket squares are the next generation in desirable accoutrements.

Baffi Collection’s wooden pocket squares are statement pieces for the man who needs no statement: lightweight, functional, sophisticated, raw. Whether opting for a subtle, neutral look like our Classic collection, or something more conspicuous like our Baltic line; Baffi’s unique and carefully curated looks are as comfortable coordinated for the office as they are for a night out on the town.

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Style Tips
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One Suit, Four Ways

May 16, 2014

Guys for the most part are conditioned to be very pragmatic shoppers. They look for things that they obviously need, but also things that give them the most amount of “versatility”. Though we are strong believers in having a diverse wardrobe, segmented for different occasions, we completely understand the need for versatility in ones closet. One of the most common questions we receive when wardrobing men in suits is, “Can these pieces be worn separately?”

To answer that very question we’ve put together this great style guide to demonstrate how you can wear one suit four ways.

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New Arrivals
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It’s Ok To Be A Square

March 24, 2014

Some times it’s the littlest things that make this biggest difference, and pocket squares are definitely one of those little things. They have this miraculous ability to transform any outfit with a swift fold and tuck. Pocket squares can be worn at anytime, place, or function, and with any outfit. Whether you’re tying it around your neck, tucking it in the front chest pocket of your chambray shirt or sportcoat or adding it to your suit or tuxedo, the square has this ubiquitous sartorial influence over all things it touches. In celebration of this little big thing, we bring you our latest Spring ’14 arrivals from brands like Braemore, Amanda Christensen, Circle of Gentlemen and Duchamp London.

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