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6ixess Academy x Sully Wong Launch the Wolf Sneaker

CTA’s, 6ixess Academy have partnered up with Canadian business and fashion leaders for the ultimate collaboration. The Wolf Sneaker – conceptualized by the students, is brought to life by Sully Wong.

Students at the Central Toronto Academy have been hard at work with the help of staff and Fashion Helps founder Sheila McElrea for the exclusive project. From idea development to production, the art students stretched their skills set for a common goal.

CTA Arts Director Beckie Dileo is determined to encourage students to think outside the classroom and into the community. “The program goes beyond traditional arts programming. Our goal is to inspire students to apply their creative skills set into real life experiences and build social entrepreneurship,” says Dileo.

Approximately 70 students are enrolled in the program, all of whom lent a hand in the six-month long project – taking the concept from a thought, to paper to real life. Dileo reached out to various industry leaders to mentor the students and provide guidance as the project came to fruition. Mentors for the program include: Melissa Austria, Founder of Gotstyle, Amanda Lao, Director at Liquid Communications, Roger Gingerich from Gingerich Group, George Sully + Henry Wong of Sully Wong, Sheila McElrea founder of Fashion Helps, and Shannon Passero from The Post Office.

George + Henry have been supporters of the program for some time and have donated product on a number of occasions, making Sully Wong a natural fit for the project. “We did it for the kids,” says designer George Sully. “Everyone has a dream, this is a great way to help students understand that if you have the right people helping you facilitate them, those dreams can become a reality.”

The Wolf Sneaker Launch will be taking place at Toronto’s Spoke Club {1st floor- free admission} on Nov. 3rd, 2016 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, with the exclusive media preview from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

The limited edition, unisex sneakers will be available in November and sold exclusively at Gotstyle. All proceeds from sales will be put back into the Arts Department at CTA to continue building the community connection program and giving the students opportunities like this.

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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!

NEW ARRIVAL
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There’s something to be said about a clean pair of shoes.  They take you back to when you first bought them, that distinct sentiment of when they shone on your feet…all fresh and clean.  They are an essential part of any man’s ensemble and some go as far as to declare that the state of one’s shoes, is a reflection of one’s personality.  Now sure, shoes are meant to be worn, but that doesn’t mean they have to look, well-worn!  If you’re an avid collector you probably know about Jason Markk, if not get to know it because there is truly nothing like it on the market. Don’t just give up on your dirty Jordans (or those Lanvin tennis sneakers), breath new life into your old favourites with a touch of JM.

DIRECTIONS
  1. Dip brush into bowl of water
  2. Apply liberal amount of solution to brush
  3. Dip brush back into bowl of water
  4. Scrub shoes creating foaming action
  5. Wipe clean with cloth or towel, repeat steps 1-5 as needed
  6. Air dry

 

Jason Markk Quick Wipes are the perfect way to keep your kicks looking fresh while you’re on the go! Conveniently sized and individually packaged- keep them in your bag, backpack, car or even your pocket- you never know when you might need one! Quick, easy and effective.

Style Tips
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Soccer and style go hand-in-hand, especially with fashion-forward kick-stars like Ronaldo, Marchisio, Messi and Pique leading the charge at this year’s FIFA World Cup- here’s our regulation sartorial guidance for die-hard football fans.

Hitting the nearest patio, pub or rooftop party to cheer on your favourites- arrive in style to (hopefully) support your team right through to finals. Featuring a vast (but well-curated) selection of shorts, Gotstyle’s latest editorial illustrates a few of the infinite ways to wear this summer staple- while looking modern and keeping cool. Drop by our Bathurst and Distillery District locations or shop online for stadium, or street ready attire.

Photography by: Ishmil Waterman – Styling by: Sharad Mohan – Model: Nick (Elite Models)

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New Arrivals

Footwear is ultra directional- the foundation of attire from the black-tie formal to the cabin casual. Cue Gotstyle’s Spring Shoe Roundup- from the car to the boat shoe, we’ve gathered the latest and greatest pairs for the balmy days ahead.

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AVAILABLE AT: Bathurst, Online
Style Tips
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We’ve replaced snow with rain and while we’re glad for the deep thaw, one can be hard pressed to image wearing anything in this weather that won’t get ruined. While people write books upon books, style guides upon style guides on what you can wear for Summer, Fall & Winter, few pay attention to the dampening nature of Spring. It is precisely for this reason that we tapped our stylists to put together some of their favourite outfits that will allow you to beat the rain, in style.

Read more to see each look in all its detail.

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