5 Men’s Holiday Style looks borrowed from celebrities Donald Glover, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Will Smith and Nick Jonas
Consider the holiday season your time to literally shine. Say yes to metallic dinner jackets, bold AF lapels (if you’re not scarred from the 80’s) and make a statement damn it!
This week we took a look at our favourite red carpet celebrity style moves and re-created them with pieces we’ve got in store.
Donald Glover – Entertainment One Party
Pairing black and navy is no longer unacceptable which makes it a style TKO. If you want this to work you need a smoking slipper. Any dress shoe would destroy the casual element to this look.
Tom Hardy – TIFF Red Carpet
This look is classic in nature but it’s the accessories that say “Don’t f*ck with me.” What else would you expect from Mr. Hardy? Go light on the shirt and reeeally add contrast with the accessories. Finishing with a black chelsea boot is non-negotiable.
NYFS – Plaid Check Vest $250
NYFS – Plaid Check Suit $989
Available in store
Nick Jonas – MVAs
So you’re not really into blazers? Do a bomber jacket instead. You have to tuck in your shirt. If the pleat scares you, opt for a classic fitting style instead of your trim dress pants.
Inimigo – Reversible Camo Jacket $295
Available in store
So simple. This is such a boys night out look. Velvet smoking jacket and wide as the smile on her face lapels make sure you’re the star of the night. Pair with an equally stylish friend and own the night.
NYFS – Tuxedo Jacket w Contrast Peak Lapel $725
Available in store
Will Smith – Movie Red Carpet
The party suit. It’s bold, it’s check, and sometimes it’s got the vest to match. Tip: If you find a suit that doesn’t have a matching vest put a cardigan of similar colour underneath. And if you’re a frequent reader you already know not to put a dress shirt underneath your suit.
Gotstyle – Contrast Windowpane Suit (on sale) $696.50
Available in store
Hardy Amies – Wool/Cashmere Knit Turtleneck Sweater $685
Available in store
How to Introduce Knitwear Into Your Wardrobe
Knitwear is one of those easy pieces so simple that you can forget their style impact. Sportcoats, blazers, and suits can be paired with something other than dress shirts. Start wearing them as true sportswear with sweaters and cardigans. Once you start to wear your blazer more often you’ll understand the versatility of the piece rather than saving them for special occasions.
Quick tip: This merino wool blend turtleneck is lightweight AND machine washable.
Outfit details: Gotstyle Launch – Merino Wool Blend Turtleneck $125, Gotstyle Launch – Basic Plaid Blazer w Elbow Patches $495
Quick tip: Since there’s no tie, use accessories like lapel pins and pocket squares to dress up the outfit for special events.
Outfit details: Hardy Amies – Wool/Cashmere Knit Turtleneck Sweater $685, Oliver Grey – Wool Contrast Check Suit $1295
Quick tip: To avoid too much bulk, go for thinner lightweight fabrics.
Outfit details: Selected Homme – Prince of Wales Check Blazer $250, Tiger of Sweden – Merino Wool Turtleneck Sweater $179
Quick tip: Blazers that have a bolder print might not be suitable for work so dress it down with a sweater so it works for social settings.
Outfit details: Oscar of Sweden – Birds Print Cotton Shirt $245, Sand – Merino Wool Cardigan $250, NYFS – Glen Check Peak Lapel Blazer $700
Quick tip: Another way to keep warm without the bulk is by layering a wool scarf.
Outfit details: +39 Masq – Multi Color Block Crew Neck Sweater $215, Circle of Gentlemen – Check Blazer w Wide Lapel $1000
Quick tip: We liked polo shirts during the summer and knit polo shirts continue the trend into the fall/winter season.
Outfit details: Circolo 1901 – Melange LS Polo $298, Olliver Grey – Super 110s Windowpane Check Suit $1095
Quick tip: You can go wrong with the classic crew neck sweater over a dress shirt.
Outfit details: Sand – Micro Jacquard Heart Cotton Shirt $225, Hardy Amies – Crew Neck Merino Wool Sweater $340, NYFS – Mini Plaid Peak Lapel Wool Blazer $700
Quick tip: Funky prints can either be toned down or enhanced with a solid colour sweater.
Outfit details: Circolo 1901 – Knit Turtleneck $365, Circle of Gentlemen – Velvet Floral Bird Print Blazer $900
It doesn’t matter who you are, what you wear or where you live- one fact is certain, you’ll be slipping on a sweater sometime over the next few months. We’re just here to make sure you pick one that’s age appropriate this holiday season.
How To Wear A Holiday Sweater In Your 20’s
This carefully crafted Merino wool, crew neck sweater by Lyle & Scott is great for the young guy looking to stand out from the crowd without looking like a juvenile delinquent. Pair it with some Zanerobe chino’s, high-tops and bomber for a look that is fresh and sophisticated.
How To Wear A Holiday Sweater In Your 30’s
Colour blocking is code for looking sophisticated in the fashion world. This multi-toned crew sweater by Johnny Love is a timeless classic and a great investment piece for that young budding professional. Ideal for layering, pair it with a bold check shirt and quilted blazer for that Queen W. vibe with a Bay St flare.
How To Wear A Holiday Sweater In Your 40’s
Ted Baker, known for marrying heritage pieces with classics cuts offers this great eye-catching tri-coloured, ribbed sweater for the fashionably inclined. Designed for the experienced dresser this piece is great with a pair of coloured chinos, puffer vest and cap-toed shoes.
How To Wear A Holiday Sweater In Your 50’s
Bring back the classic with this modern take on a traditional Fair Isle sweater by Van Gils
. Pair it with a classic oxford shirt, selvedge jeans and quilted blazer because we all know you still run the style game.
Spring is one of the trickets times of the year, because on any given day the weather can go from comfortable patio weather to sub-zero. So, how does one prepare for weather so unpredictable?! Aside from owning some great outerwear pieces, sweaters are a definite must-have during this season. For those colder days you can layer them with t-shirts and dress shirts and for those warmer days you can just simply wear them on their own. Nothing is quite as versatile as a great sweater in your wardrobe. Here are some great colourful examples from Stones, Zanerobe and John Varvatos.
Stones: Safi Slim Fit V-Neck Sweater: $178
Stones: Safi Slim Fit V-Neck Sweater (Red): $178
Stones: Safi Slim Fit V-Neck Sweater (Blue): $178
Stones: Safi Slim Fit V-Neck Sweater (Aqua): $178
John Varvatos V-Neck Sweater: $175
Zanerobe Saviour Knit Terracotta Sweater: $125
Marshall Artist button-up cardigan $225.
As Canadians, our appreciation for sweaters is strong. We wear them for the majority of the year, so we need variety, details, and quality. The sweater selection for this fall is already looking great with lots of knits and retro details.
This Marshall Artist button-up sweater is my favourite, it’s a jacket in the fall, a sweater in the winter, and the details give it a very rustic Canadian feel.
Farah grey sweater $115, Farah striped sweater $120.
The mercury is back in summer temperatures today, but sweater season is still right around the corner. There’s two reasons why the thin knit sweaters need a place in every man’s closet: early fall’s mild temperatures, and layering up in the later fall/winter.
Here’s our first round of thin knits. They won’t break the bank, but they will give you a brighter fall and transition you through to next spring.