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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.

CIRCLE OF GENTLEMEN KENYON HERRINGBONE SHAWL DB VEST office
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.

THE COMMON FOLK YURAKUCHO INDIGO DYE HOUNDSTOOTH TIE office

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.

gq suit office chelsea boots
gq office chelsea boots

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.

STYLE TIPS
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“If there is one consistent expression of a man’s sartorial acumen, it’s the way in which he pairs his shirt with his tie.” – Esquire

Colours, prints and patterns can be confusing on a regular day, so when it comes down to mixing them together, you can only imagine the sheer chaos. Learning to successfully match your shirts and ties is an undeniable art, fortunately, it’s one you can easily learn. Getting creative with your shirt and tie combinations is a great way to showcase your personal style and to separate yourself from your peers- especially if you work in an industry that requires you to wear one 5-days a week.

To get you started here are 5 tips and tricks you can employ to help you navigate this realm:

  1. Your tie (typically) should always be darker than your shirt
  2. Match a detail in the tie with the dominant colour of the shirt
  3. Always pair larger patterns with smaller ones. Avoid mixing patterns that have identical proportions
  4. Vary pattern type. Avoid having the same pattern appear in both your shirt and your tie
  5. When outfitting with a suit or blazer- ensure that 2 of the 3 items have the same colour scheme
SHIRT-AND-TIE-STRIPES

Tiger of Sweden Steel Stripe Shirt (Blue & Brown): $159 Stenstroms Fine Stripe Dress Shirt: $249 Seaward & Stern Printed Ties: $150/each

SHIRT-AND-TIE-CASUALS

Johnny Love Cross Check Flannel Shirt: $199 Benson Pattern Shirt: $125 Ted Baker Flannel Shirt: $195 Amanda Christensen Tie: $95/each

SHIRT-AND-TIE-PRINTS

Oscar Of Sweden Floral Print Shirt: $189 Strellson Quentin-C Houndstooth Dress Shirt: $178 Ted Baker Small Floral Print Shirt: $195 Amanda Christensen Tie: $95/each

SHIRT-AND-TIE-SOLIDS

Mastai Ferretti Paolo Verri End-On-End Dress Shirt: $135 Horst Dress Shirt

SHIRT-AND-TIE-CHECKS

Gotstyle Private Label Plaid Check Shirt: $165 Amanda Christensen Tie: 95 Gotstyle Top Twill Grid Check Dress Shirt: $165 Seaward & Stern Tie: $150 Stenstroms Mini Check Dress Shirt: $249

New Arrivals
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New Arrivals: Suits By Lab

February 10, 2014

Meet Lab, the younger, cooler brother of Pal Zileri, a luxury tailored clothing line from Italy that truly offers great value for money. For starters just like its older brother Lab only uses the best Italian and performance fabrics for their suits which pretty much guarantees both comfort and style. In addition, these suits are a half canvas construction, which means that they will not only last longer but will also drape better on your body. Lets face it nothing is sexier than a great fitting suit. To top it off, for this season along with our usual styles we’ve expanded our repertoire to include a super slim model with a shorter jacket and trimmer pant. Perfect for Spring and summer weddings.

Come by, try one on and see for yourself why LAB is our best selling suit brand at Gotstyle.

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AVAILABLE AT: Bathurst, Distillery
Staff Picks
Staff Picks

For our January edition of Staff Picks, we reached out to our in-house stylists to pull together some of their favourite outfits from our amazing Winter Sale. With up to 70% off nearly the entire store, it wasn’t hard for them to muster up some great winter looks. Taking you from casual, social to formal wear,  Max, Nicole & Charlotte have got all your style needs covered at unbeatable prices.

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AVAILABLE AT: The Menswear Store, Distillery, Online

Welcome to the laboratory of the new man, welcome to “LAB.-Pal Zileri”. Consider LAB the son of the Pal Zaileri line as it is designed for a man who remembers and knows the past, but is able to escape from the strict rules of old style. A man who no longer wants to feel shut up in a uniform, but wants to express himself through refined eccentricity, chosen for the pleasure of not going unnoticed. These latest arrivals for summer offer all the great tailoring you’ve come to expect from LAB in some fresh styles that are sure to separate you from the generic mass population.

LAB Stretch Tenal Overcheck Suit: $995
Eterna Mini Check Shirt: $158
A. Christensen Tie: $95

LAB Stretch Tonal OverCheck Suit: $995
Gotstyle Check Shirt: $165
Altea Tie: $115
Tiger Of Sweden Shoe: $229

LAB Stretch Tonal Overcheck Suit: $995
Stenstroms Check Shirt: $228
A. Christensen Tie: $95

LAB Subtle Check Suit: $995
Gotstyle Check Shirt: $165
A. Christensen Tie: $95

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Adam is transitioning his career from public to private law and was looking to elevate his wardrobe to impress his clients. He decided on a grey 3 piece suit by Not your Fathers Suit with a peak lapel (suit $795, vest $195). To add some depth we styled the suit with a SAND shirt ($225) in navy and black check paired with an orange and navy polka dot Van Gils Tie ($85).