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4 Looks to Incorporate Into Your Spring Wardrobe

Photos by Patrick Lacsina

1. Botanical Prints

These aren’t feminine florals. They’re brass botanical prints that make sure you don’t get lost in a crowd… after all it is a jungle out there.

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Outfit details: Lords and Fools Blazer $649 / Outclass Shirt $185 / Individual Seersucker Pant $185 / Anderson Belt $175 

2. 70’s Night Out

If you want to own the night, then go out with some swagger. And no decade had more swagger than the 70’s – bold peak lapels with even bolder prints, men were men and weren’t afraid to show off.

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Outfit details: NYFS Check Blazer $695 / Oscar Shirt $225 / Van Gils Pants $225 / Paradigma Tan Brogue $375 / Anderson Belt $198

3. 50’s Casual Style

The one thing guys need to learn is casual does not have to mean sloppy. You can be comfortable and look smart at the same time. Think Don Drapper in Hawaii. Trust us. Bowling shirts, polo’s and short(er) shorts will do more justice than logo shirts and board shorts ever will.

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Outfit details: Dimattia Polo $150 / John Varvatos Shorts $138 / Anderson Belt $175

4. Lightweight Sweaters

Who wears a sweater in the summer? You can! Chilly nights on a patio are a great time to wear a light sweater or layered under a blazer instead of a t-shirt for smart casual style. Even better, if you’ve been working out… they hug and drape in all the right places.

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Outfit details: LAB Sweater $225 / Haspel Seersucker Pant $288 / New Balance Retro Sneaker $100

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Unpredictable weather is the thorn in our most fashionable sides.

Can you feel the frustration? The weather will swing from minus 5 to plus 5 in a day. You don’t want to wear your down filled coat anymore, but you’ll feel off walking around without a jacket on. (We want summer but it’s not really here yet, dressing like it will only make you susceptible to getting sick).

So– it’s time for TRANSITIONAL outerwear. What’s transitional outerwear you ask? We started talking about this a few seasons ago and more and more guys are starting to get it.
Transitional outerwear is the outerwear pieces you can wear now, and that will tide you over to the “no jacket season” AKA summer.

Some key ones to start looking at?

First lets take a look at the forecast. According to Farmer’s Almanac (my go-to source for buying forecasting) it’s going to be a slightly cooler and a definitely rainier spring. It’s funny how we can handle snow but rain that’s a different story, snow you get a little wet, rain you get drenched. 

We carry two lines of very stylish rain jackets. Both with a hood to keep you dry! (yes, you can finally forget about losing your umbrellas.)

Rains from Denmark has a clean modern design. If you’ve ever been to Denmark you’ll know that they know rainwear. It’s sunny one second and rainy for the next 10… in fact their spring is a perpetual state of sunny rain. 

We carry their modern interpretation of the classic rain jacket. It’s super light weight making it easy to wear and easy to carry around (perfect for music festivals!)

Stutterheim is a brand from Sweden (another country that knows rain well!) It was started by Alexandre Stutterheim, in homage to his grandfather’s raincoat. This was the raincoat that saw him off to sea to catch fish defying the worst weather; the heaviest bone drenching rain and loudest thunderstorms.

He wanted to make a modernized version of that raincoat but still crafted in the traditional way: by hand by a skilled seamstress that knew how to deal with the thick durable fabric. He was lucky to find the last surviving textile mill in Sweden and together they built the perfect raincoat.

These raincoats are made of rubberized cotton with taped and sealed seams so rain will never get through. A raincoat that will last the sophisticated Gotstyle man forever

Now you’ve got the rain covered, what other spring outerwear do you need when it’s not raining? How about a light weight “everyday jacket” to wear to work over your suit: The proper name is the “carcoat”. You’ll spot them by their length. A coat that ends mid-thigh and is long enough to cover your suit jacket. But no, not trench.

If you want the best of both worlds, get a G-Lab jacket. They’re  waterproof, windproof and breathable- everything you need to conquer the ever changing weather. They’re modern, sleek and technical without the bulk.

The Cosmo style’s slim silhouette works great with suits and 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 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 a sporty yet stylish look.

 


NEW ARRIVALS
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Without Prejudice is undoubtably one of our prized brands. They offer great value for money and constantly deliver on their promise at being an innovative brand that’s built on quality not brand worship. For those of you who know the brand we know you get it, for those of you who don’t, we recommend you come on in and give them a try especially now that we’ve just received a brand new SS15 shipment. New this week from WP are then amazingly colourful deconstructed blazers. Great at keeping you looking cool, calm and dapper without breaking a sweat.

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Without Prejudice Hiley Linen Light Green Blazer: $650

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Without Prejudice Buckley Linen Blue Blazer: $595

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Without Prejudice Hiley Herringbone Grey Blazer: $595

Without Prejudice Hiley Seersucker Light Blue Blazer: $595

Without Prejudice Hiley Seersucker Light Blue Blazer: $595

NEW ARRIVALS
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Whether you’re updating, adding or simply re-inventing your suiting wardrobe you’ll love the latest new arrivals from Tiger of Sweden. Established in 1903, Tiger of Sweden has mastered the art of seamlessly blending minimalism with true style. With clean cuts, tailored silhouettes and sizes ranging from a 38 short to 44 tall these suits are the perfect go-to brand for the everyday guy. Drop by our Bathurst or Distillery location to check them out and try them on.

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Tiger of Sweden Nedvin Marzotto Textile Grid Check Suit: $899, Evert Stretch Slim Peak Lapel Suit: $899, Nedvin Chambray Suit: $849, Evert Window Pane Suit: $999

STAFF PICKS
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Kick up your style profile this Spring with these hand-picked suits from our incredible stylist Neale, Mallory, Sarah and Bee. Featuring a wide range of styles and colours, these suits are guarantee to help you break free from your Winter rut and step into some Spring time fun. Whether you’re looking to update your wardrobe or simply replace it, these suits are just what you need to add some character and depth to your closet.

We encourage you to drop by our Distillery District store and ask Mallory, Neale, Bee or Sarah why they picked these suits as their favourites for the season. And if that isn’t good enough you can rest assured in knowing that there are at least another 40 styles to choose from- we’re certain you’ll find that works for you.

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Tiger of Sweden Nedvin Marzotto Birdseye Suit: $899

Tiger of Sweden Nedvin Marzotto Birdseye Suit: $899

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Tiger of Sweden Evert Barberis Peak Lapel Suit: $899

Tiger of Sweden Evert Barberis Peak Lapel Suit: $899 STAFF-PICKS-NEALE-1

Tiger of Sweden Nedvin Suit: $899

 

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Hilton Notch Lapel Pin Stripe Suit: $798

Hilton Notch Lapel Pin Stripe Suit: $798

STYLE TIPS
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We get it, you’re not new to the style game. You’ve got the jersey blazer and have been rocking the jogger look since last year. So what’s new for you this Spring 2015?  Press play and see Melissa’s latest style video where she breaks down the top three 2015 Spring Trends for the modern man. From the updated double-breasted blazer to layering with a modern polo, these three style essentials are all you need to step into spring with your best foot forward.

NO1. THE DOUBLE BREASTED

The double breasted will always nod to the old school. Keep it modern by going for a shorter length and trim fit.

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Outfit Details: DB Blazer by SAND $625 Buy now, Doro Lapel Pin $19, Tie by Gotstyle $110, Shirt by Strellson $138, Chinos by Christopher Bates 249, Cap Toe Shoe by Gotstyle $225 Buy Now

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DB Hopsack Linen Blazer by SAND $695 Buy now, Chino by Marco Nils $139 Buy now, Double Monk Strap by Gotstyle $225 Buy now

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Double Breasted Blazer by Tiger of Sweden $599, Pocket Square by Seaward & Stearn $85, Basic Dress Shirt by Stenstroms $195 Buy now , Jacquard dress pants by Hiltl $225, Double Monk Strap by Gotstyle $225 Buy now

NO2. THE LUXE BOMBER

Need a break from your Sport Coat? Try swapping yours for a luxe bomber. Think silky and sleek fabric, not just cotton.

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Reversible Print Bomber by Kent and Curwen $595, Spotted Print Shirt by Ted Baker $165, Salerno Chino by Zanerobe $120 Buy now, High Top Shoe by Tiger of Sweden $229 Buy now

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Reversible Bomber by Ted Baker $248, Oxford Shirt by Lyle and Scott $120, Cotton Chino by Marco Nils $139, Buy now, Embossed Leather Shoe by Tiger of Sweden $229, Buy now, Casora Bag by Ted Baker $220, Buy now

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Wool Bomber by Tiger of Sweden $499, Oxford Shirt by Tiger of Sweden $189, Jogger by Tiger of Sweden $249, High top shoe by Tiger of Sweden $229, Buy now

NO3. POLOS UNDER BLAZERS

The new polo has shorter sleeves and a trimmer body. This will keep you looking buff even if you skip the gym.

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Saron Blazer by SAND $695, Floral Polo by Ted Baker $140, Buy now Cotton Chino by Marco Nils $139 Buy now, Double monk strap by Gotstyle $225, Buy now

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Cotton Stretch Blazer by Marco Nils $349, Acacia Cardigan by Haspel $395, Black Hearts Polo by J. Lindeberg $125, Nick Classic Fit Jeans by DL1961, Double Monk Strap Shoe by Gotstyle $225 Buy now

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Polka dot Blazer by VITO $249, Polka Dot Polo by Lyle & Scott $165 Buy now, Pocket Square by Seaward & Stern $85, Chinos by Daily Chino, Buy now, Ygnge Shoe by Tiger of Sweden $229 Buy now