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The Party Suit

Not your average business suit, the party suit is characterized by exaggerated bold (notch or peak) lapels in a heavy weighted wool or wool blend.

These suits are noticeably too loud for the office unless you’re the boss, but they’re perfect for holiday parties and festive nights on the town. The bold prints add character and the heavy weight fabrics keep you warm.

How To Style It

Skip the dress shirt, wear a turtleneck. Hate turtlenecks? A crew neck or v neck sweater will work too. Avoid sweating it out by choosing one that is lightweight.  We like this lightweight turtleneck from our Gotstyle Launch collection.

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Gotstyle Phil Wearing NYFS Purple Suit


Check out some of our favorite party suits below. You can shop these looks in store. Find a store.

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Outfit details: Sand – Liberty Micro Floral Print Shirt $225, Gotstyle – Contrast Windowpane Notch Lapel Suit $995, Ted Baker – Printed Tie $95

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Outfit details: Hardy Amies – Wool/Cashmere Knit Turtleneck Sweater $685, NYFS – Contrast Plaid Check Peak Lapel Super 130s Wool Suit $989, Doro – Lapel Pin $19

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Outfit Details: Gotstyle Launch – Merino Wool Blend Turtleneck $125Without Prejudice – Paisley Velvet Jacket $795

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Outfit details: Sand – Mini Stars Print Shirt $225, NYFS – Large Checks Peak Lapel Stretch Wool Suit $1150

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Outfit details: Horst – Diamond Print V-Neck Sweater $138, NYFS – Tight Checks Super 130s Wool Suit $989

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Outfit details: Gotstyle Launch – Merino Wool Blend Turtleneck $125NYFS – Tonal Houndstooth Jacket $875


Check out founder Melissa Austria in this video on holiday dress codes.

Need more holiday outfit inspiration? Check out our get the look: celebrity holiday outfits post.

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Your Other Suit Option

March 8, 2016

More and more we’re noticing men are opting for custom when it comes to weddings. Rentals are never acceptable. You work hard for your money– invest in something you’ll wear again.

Take a look at some custom designs over the last year done by our made to measure team.

For more information on our made to measure services click here or e-mail our made to measure tailor Konstantine.

Don’t miss out on our two week long made to measure sale. Details Here.
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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

ace your job interview

Your resumé was polished and they loved your cover letter. Perfect. You got the interview. You know you can nail it, but one big question remains: what are you going to wear?

Dressing well for an interview shows professionalism and that you understand the culture you’re going to enter. It’s a great way to make the right impression and be memorable to the interviewer. It’s not rocket science, but there are some things you need to know.

Consider three things when picking your outfit:

  1. Industry — Would you wear the same thing to a conservative bank as you would to a casual tech startup?
  2. Job function/department — What flies in marketing may not be greeted as enthusiastically in accounting.
  3. Seniority — Younger guys should err on the safe side, versus someone more established in their career who has “earned” the privilege to dress with a little more flare.

The common theme here? Know your audience.

Unless you’ve been specifically told not to, wear a suit. You’ll look your best and most professional. It shows you respect the interviewers’ time and take this seriously.

Now, let’s get into the details.

THE SUIT
When dressing for a job interview, the safe play is a dark charcoal or navy blue suit. Charcoal tends to be the more conservative of the two — but you really can’t go wrong with either. If you’re having trouble deciding, once again: consider your audience. Paul Betenly makes an awesome starter suit in both charcoal and navy.

If you’re interviewing for a more senior position or a job in a more creative industry, a brighter blue or lighter grey suit can work too. A black suit is never okay unless the job is in the funeral business.

One last thing — please, please make sure your suit fits.

THE SHIRT
Your interview shirt should also fit great. Check out our video guide for finding the perfect shirt to make sure you’re doing it right.

For the style details, go with normal cuffs (not french), and a spread or semi-spread collar.

In terms of colour, solid whites and light blues are most conservative. These go well with any suit. Stenstroms and our own Gotstyle-Lipson shirts are both fantastic options.

For a bolder look, try a micro pattern. A geo pattern like the one below from Oscar works well.

THE SHOES
Never, ever wear a square toe dress shoe. Say no to square toe.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, I recommend black or brown leather oxford dress shoes for an interview. You can’t go wrong with an oxford shoe in a business setting. The Gotstyle Cap Toe Derby Shoe is a perfect example.

Double monkstraps are a riskier alternative. Only consider these in situations where — you guessed it — you’re interviewing for a senior or less conservative role. And again, keep the colour to black or brown.

No matter what shoes you choose, make sure you give them a good shine and that you’ve worn them before. Often a new pair of dress shoes takes some time to work in, and the last thing you need is blisters on the day of your interview.

THE ACCESSORIES

Belt
First things first, your belt should match your shoes. Black with black, brown with brown. Keep your belt sleek and simple — no big buckles. Anderson’s black or brown pebbled belts are perfect.

Tie
Here is your chance to show some personality. Choose a colour or pattern that’s stylish and memorable — just make sure it’s setting appropriate and that it matches.

For creative industries (especially in the winter), add versatility to your formal look by trying a more casual, texturized knit tie. When choosing a tie knot, go with a half windsor or four-in-hand. Knots are not the place to experiment.

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Socks
Have some fun! It’s fine to show a little colour or pattern, as long as they don’t clash with the rest of your look.

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If you’re going to wear one, keep it sleek and understated.

Everything Else
Save the funky lapel pins, cufflinks, and tie bars for once you get the job.

Got any more questions? 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.

Good luck (not that you need it). You’ve got this!

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If you’re going to an awards show, you gotta look proper…Taking some time from the grueling rigors of training camp, etalk and Gotstyle founder Melissa Austria dropped into Argos training camp to get SB Chad Owens and DL Ricky Foley suited up for their appearance at the MMVAs!

-WHAT THEY WORE-

Chad Owens: Without Prejudice suit, Gotstyle private label shirt with Doro lapel flower pin

Ricky Foley: Not Your Fathers peak lapel tuxedo blazer, Circle of Gentlemen shirt and feather Hook and Furl lapel pin.

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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