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CHOOSE A SUIT FOR YOUR BODY TYPE

An important lesson in suiting is knowing how to choose a suit for your body type.

Gentlemen, remember to dress your size. Bigger, taller, shorter, smaller; no matter what your size is, it is important to get a suit that fits you properly. An ill-fitting suit will only exaggerate while a well-fitted suit highlights and make you look better. The key is finding a balance.

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Anthony’s Outfit details (left): Jack Victor – Prossimo Suit $795, Gotstyle – Dress Shirt $165, Baffi – Pocket Square $45, Doro – Lapel Pin $19, Gotstyle – Captoe Dress Shoes $225

Dan’s Outfit details (right): Tombolini – Super 100s Virgin Wool Solid Suit $1,295, Seaward & Stern – Tie $150, Seaward & Stern – Pocket Square $85, Hudson – Derby Shoes $225

Now.. how do you dress your size?

Dress your size: body types

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First, take a look at the graphic and determine which body type you are. You must be honest with yourself. This helps to figure out what you want enhancing and which brand is ideal for your body. Ideally, you should be picking up clothing that balances out your body type. Our goal is to make sure you look good and feel good.

Triangle
Larger around the waist and hips, and relatively narrow up top.
Brands: Hardy Amies, Prossimo

Muscular
Chest and shoulders are significantly broader than their waist and hip.
Brands: Lab by Pal Zileri, Tiger of Sweden, Gotstyle Italia 

Oval
Rounder, particularly at the center of the body, with shoulders and lower legs looking slimmer by comparison.
Brands: Strellson, NYFS, Duchamp, Tombolini, Eidos Napoli

Broad
Reasonably broad set of shoulders and chest and a gentle taper from the top down through the waist, hips, and legs.
Brands: Without Prejudice, NYFS, Gotstyle Italia, Tiger of Sweden 

Column
Tall and thin with shoulders roughly the same width as their waist and hips.
Brands: SAND, Hilton, Tiger of Sweden, Selected Homme, Philip Dubuc

If you’re still unsure we’re stop in or e-mail one of our stylists for help.

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Want to learn more about choosing the right suit for your size?
Watch the  “How To Buy A Suit”  video from out Gotstyle YouTube channel

Visit us in store for a wide selection of suits

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Barberis Fabrics now available as part of Gotstyle’s new line GOTSTYLE Italia.

Some of my favourite brands (Tiger of Sweden and Lab by Pal Zaleri) were starting to have some price increases over the years, these $795 suits were now starting to hit the $900 and $1,000 mark. Their fabric selection, quality and fit are still amazing, but I wanted to offer a suit that was constructed well, with great fabrics, stylish and modern in cut at a $795 price point. So, I’m happy to announce the launch for this Spring – Gotstyle Italia! 

 Gotstyle Italia is:
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Made in Italy  
• Fabrics are from Barberis; the oldest mill in the world, producing the best fabrics in the world. 

• Half canvas construction; guts of a suit, sign of a good one, will drape on you better, moulds to your body, feels good the first time you put it on. 

• Fits Canadian thighed guys but with a modern fit.
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Did I mention made in Italy?  $795
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Italian cut, so a shorter jacket and single vented back (sorry no tall’s came in, but they will for next season!) 

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Sizes range from 38-44R at Bathurst and Distillery Locations.

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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.

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Earlier this year we introduced you to the Gotstyle Thigh Guide for pants which gave you a quick road map through some of our brands and their varying fits. The goal, to educate and empower you to find the perfect fit to match your body. After an overwhelming positive response to the guide we are back with a version dedicated to suits.

Much like pants, finding the right suit can be a daunting task especially for those who dislike shopping to begin with. In an effort to easy your pain and anguish we’ve put together the Gotstyle Thigh Guide for suits. Below you’ll see a quick over view of the various body types and the respective brands we’d recommend to match them. Granted the guide isn’t perfect but we definitely hope it helps in pointing you in the right direction. Give it a try and let us know how it worked for you.

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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

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Tiger of Sweden Nedvin Suit: $899

 

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Hilton Notch Lapel Pin Stripe Suit: $798

Hilton Notch Lapel Pin Stripe Suit: $798

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Since blue became the new black, guys just can’t seem to get enough. Whether you’re looking for your first or adding to your roster, blue suits are a no-brainer. They are easy to wear, pair and are practically good for almost any occasion. From office wear, to your best friends wedding, the blue suit is for men what a black dress is to women.

Here are some of our latest Spring/Summer arrivals from LAB, Tiger of Sweden and Tombolini.

Photography by: Ishmil Waterman

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Lab Pinstripe Super 110s Suit: $995

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Tombolini Super 100s Windowpane Suit: $1295

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Lab Tonal Plaid Super 130s Suit: $1195

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Lab Solid Wool/Silk blend Pick Stitching Suit: $995

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Lab Fine Stripe Suit: $995