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No matter if you’re old or young, single or married, a man should always aim to look his best and the easiest way of doing that is by putting on a sport coat. As we’ve identified time and time again sport coats are one of the most versatile pieces in a mans wardrobe and have the ability to instantly upgrade your look. They are great at hiding your vices, making you look tall and lean and as Melissa would say “it’s always good to look better for your better half”.
Age ain’t nothing but a number, especially when we’re talking about style and fashion. That’s why we feature key trends and showcase how they can be adopted no matter how old or young you are. In this article we turn our attention to summer sport coats because they are versatile, easy to wear and a definite wardrobe must-have. You can easily dress them up or dress them down to suit any occasion and with so many styles available in-store you can rest assured that there is one perfect for you.
20s – The Graduate
Respect the investment into your education and play the part by incorporating a sport coat into your college wardrobe. You can keep it young and stay fresh by layering it with a hoodie and graphic tee. Drop crotch pants will give you that urban edge that promises to step up your game.
30s – The Free Agent
It doesn’t matter what you do, what matters is what you look like you could do. Nothing says “smart, stylish, and professional” better than a sport coat. Stripes over a white oxford-style shirt, paired with a good-fitting pair of jeans and clean white sneakers makes you look accomplished while you’re still accomplishing.
40s – The Shark
You don’t have to work on Bay Street to look and feel like a shark. But you can wear a sport coat with dark denim to intimidate all the other fish. Style it with a pink shirt and microprint tie and they won’t even see you coming. And then by the time they get a look at your killer shoes, it’ll be too late.
50s – The O.G.
There are no rules for the O.G, except maybe knowing when to leave the gun and take the cannoli. A double-breasted sport coat is not only your ticket to the big boys club, but it puts you at the head of the table. In fact, jackets like these are reserved for people like you.
Sport coats that call to mind old-school vocabulary (think natty, snazzy and neat) are key to making fall looks modern. The appeal is obvious, blazers add ten style points to almost all attire. They also work on a technical level to layer, outsmart sloped shoulders or streamline the too-much-beer mid section. Add these accomplished pieces to every day, office and event; sport coats should be considered closet essentials.
[Casual] Blue Industry Jersey Sport Coat
What it does: Store those parkas a little longer. This off-duty jacket is breathable and layers like a champ, working over light knits and long sleeved tees. The unstructured silhouette assures comfort and slims problem areas. The effortless fit works with a range of physiques- no alterations necessary.
What it says: The grab-and-go piece is an uncomplicated option for those new to the blazer. Styled over chinos, denim or even slick sweats, the jacket elevates simple separates to date night status.
[Social] Sand Plaid DB Sport Coat
What it does: DB is a bolder look, best attempted by the seasoned jacket man. A peaked lapel highlights shoulders, while the shorter cut offers a more modern appeal. Wear socially with denim to attract the right kind of attention.
What it says: The double-breasted blazer has surpassed trend; this is hardly your grandfather’s boxy jacket. When worn right, the look is high impact and informs everyone of complete sartorial confidence.
[Business] Haight & Ashbury Paddington Sport Coat
What it does: Give the closetful of suits a much-needed break. Haight & Ash’s blazer is office smart and the ideal mixing piece; just add narrow trousers, pressed shirting and polished Oxfords.
What it says: The on-duty look distinctly channels gentleman of old. Borrowed from the best, think updated Sinatra, Bogart and Grant, the slimming cut and contrast details make this jacket contemporary.
[Formal] Marco Nils Tweed Sport Coat
What it does: An easy fix for the vertically challenged, this event-ready sport coat hits the right spot to lengthen and delivers the sought-after angular shape- thanks to a sharp, peaked lapel.
What it says: The jacket lends formal attire an extra shot of confidence- the contrast collar and understated motif leave dull looks in the dust. This is new, new way to dress up; style with flawlessly cut separates for an evening look that outshines traditional suiting.
At GS, our goal is to educate our very handsome clients on everything style. Instead of spending hours pondering the differences between blazers, sport coats and suits, click to watch our fearless leader, Melissa Austria (long a fan of the dapper jacket) explain the how, what and where of the must-have pieces.
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.