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How to Style an Overcoat

October 25, 2016

An overcoat is a must-have for every professional individual.

This is a PSA for those who don’t wear a jacket between Summer and Winter because they think they’ll survive the chill until they need to throw on their parka. It’s also for the gents who don’t think they can even rock an overcoat.

It has a couple names: wool coat, car coat, overcoat, top coat, dress coat. Whatever you decide to call it- just know you need one.

It works for every man and for more occasions than you may realize. Here are some inspirations:

Style Tips:

  • First and foremost, if you wear a suit, we highly recommend that you own one. It’s dressy, professional, and warm.
  • With that said, it’s not only appropriate with a suit. Pair it with a turtleneck and trousers for social events/parties or a dinner date.
  • Jeans, t-shirt, and a hoodie? Throw an overcoat on it for an instant style upgrade. Easy.
  • Go with a neutral colour so you can get more wears out of it.

More of a visual learner? Watch our video below.



Outfit details:

Outfit #1: Hardy Amies – Wool/Cashmere Overcoat $995, A. Christensen – Pocket Square $45, Hardy Amies – DB Peak Lapel Wool Melange Blazer $795, Buckson Slacks – Classic Buck $220, Tiger Of Sweden – Merino Wool Turtleneck Sweater $179, John Varvatos – Sid Crepe Chelsea Leather Boot $358

Outfit #2: Circolo 1901 – Knit Turtleneck $365, Circolo 1901 – Soft Cashmere Check Blazer $750, Hardy Amies – Double Breasted Peak Overcoat $1100, Gotstyle – Sleek Chelsea Boots $295, Buckson Slacks – Classic Buck $220

Outfit #3: Sand – Fine Boucle Overcoat $795, Selected Homme – Knight Check Suit $495 Oscar Of Sweden – Micro Geo Floral Print Shirt $245, Anderson’s – Pebbled Leather Belt $160Gotstyle – Brogue Lace Up Boot $295

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Short Sleeve Shirt Trend

July 12, 2016

Summer 2016’s Short Sleeve Shirt Trend is simple, easy, and versatile.

We’re going to show you four different ways to wear the same shirt. The best part? The short sleeve shirt trend works for every body type!

Realistically the short sleeve shirt is not so much a trend as it is a summer essential. Why? You need shirts that are easy to wear, and that go with anything. Avoid the basic dude t-shirt and shorts uniform! Last week we talked about The Hawaiian Shirt. This week we put the spotlight on another revived classic, The Short Sleeve shirt.

Melissa Austria (Founder & Buyer) picked out one of her favorite short sleeve shirts. This one is The Malibu shirt from Tiger of Sweden.

Here’s why we love it.

  • It comes in neutral colours: white, navy and black, making it easy to style.
  • It’s lightweight and has stretch to it. (Lightweight + Stretch = Comfortable.)
  • It fits most guys. Yes, it’s one of our slim brands, but because of the stretch, big guys can wear this shirt too!
  • It’s so versatile. It can be dressed up or down for almost any occasion.

Check out how our team styled the Malibu shirt from Tiger of Sweden.

Black short sleeve shirt with black denim Matt is wearing the Malibu Short Sleeve Shirt by Tiger of Sweden $139, Nick Slim Straight Denim by $218, Classic Low-Top Leather Sneaker by Garment Project $257 and watch by Nixon

White short sleeve shirt with suit Graham is wearing the Malibu Short Sleeve Shirt by Tiger of Sweden $139, Super 130s Window Pane Notch Lapel Suit by Gotstyle $895, Linen Pocket Square by Armstrong & Wilson $65, sunglass by Spitfire $80

Tiger short sleeve shirt worn by Max
Max is wearing the Malibu Short Sleeve Shirt by Tiger of Sweden $139, Axel Slim Trouser with White Dot Twill by Moods Of Norway $299, Multi Stretch Woven Belt by Anderson’s  $190, Classic Low-Top Suede Sneaker by Garment Project $257

tiger-short-sleeve-shirt-neale Neale is wearing the Malibu Short Sleeve Shirt by Tiger of Sweden $139, Seersucker Pant by Individual $185, Multi Cotton Stretch Belt by Anderson’s $175, Tie by Common Folk $110, Tie Bar by Gentlemen of the North $30, Leather Loafers by Ted Baker $220, Hat by Van Gils $115


Hawaiian shirt trend


People would’ve laughed if anyone predicted the Hawaiian shirt trend would be a thing in 2016

By now we’ve learned that fashion fads or trends make full circles. But who would’ve guessed that these Hawaiian shirts that were once upon a time, considered tacky are now back in style? Just like a lot of trends, the Hawaiian shirt has gotten a modern upgrade.

How to Rock the Hawaiian Shirt Trend

hawaiian shirt trend harry styles

It would be no surprise that Harry Styles was one of the first celebs seen rocking this trend. Aside from his laidback attitude, here are some tips on how to rock this trend:

1. Skip shirts that are stiff and boxy. Look for one with a trim fit in a softer fabric. It will sit better on the body.

2. An air tie (buttoned all the way up) keeps the look more social/smart casual. Keeping a couple buttons undone is more relaxed and edgy. Layering it opened with a tee underneath breaks up the print and also works well for the beach.


3. Avoid looking like an uncool dad (sorry) or a tourist (sorry) by skipping the cargo shorts with giant pockets. Try a pair of skinny jeans- ripped ones give it a more rock ‘n’ roll feel. Or try a pair of chinos, it will add sophistication to the look.

4. Big wild prints work. What doesn’t work is when the colour palette is all over the place. You’ll notice that modern Hawaiian shirts don’t overdo the tiki/vacation theme.

5. You can go untucked or tucked. Again it depends on the look you’re going for. If you go tucked, wear a belt.

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Okay gentlemen, we are always here to educate and inform. A lot of you have come to us for advice and we always believe it’s good to start off with a good foundation. There are a lot of basics that are required in your off-duty wardrobe. We’ve noticed that some don’t know how to dress for lunch with your friends or drinks at a bar. Places where you don’t need to be dressed to the nines but you still want to look good. Here is a list of 10 casual menswear pieces you need right now.

1. Joggers

This is a fad turned trend turned must-have. It’s the most comfortable style of pant you can own. It’s easy to style with a t-shirt and bomber. Remember to keep the fit modern but not too tight. Our customer’s #1 favourite is the joggers from Zanerobe. It’s soft, high-quality and comes in a variety of different colours and patterns.

2. Blazer/sport coat

Too many men aren’t wearing blazers outside of business social settings. Feel free to wear it as a lightweight outerwear piece instead of grabbing a sweater. Wear it to brunch with your family or girlfriend, wear it to the bar or restaurant or even to a club. Unless it’s a sport related function, there’s not really a reason why you can’t wear a blazer. It also comes in a variety of fabrics that can make you feel less stuffy,

3. Basic Tee

Definitely a must. A good quality tee can last you more than 3 washes and other people will notice. It also doesn’t fade or lose shape. Tees are easy to wear, layer it under another tee, a blazer, bomber with dark denim or joggers. It’s a relaxed piece that can be styled for the day or night. Since it’s a go-to for a lot of gents out there, it’s had a big upgrade. There are different colours, textures, lengths, and cuts.

4. Pair of classic leather shoes

It should be a no-brainer. You’re on your feet a lot in a lifetime. Why not treat your feet to a high-quality pair of shoes? It’s a must to have a good pair of classic shoes that outlasts any trend and goes with any outfit. Don’t forget that dress shoes aren’t only for suits. They go well with trousers and dark denim. We offer our very own line of Gotstyle shoes. We’ve done our research and these are Goodyear welted so the sole can be replaced for decades.

5. Fun shoes

Now that you’ve got a classic pair of shoes, get a pair of fun shoes. These will be great for a party or just about anytime you really want to dress to impress. Let’s face it, first impressions are crucial and these will you get people talking- in a good way.

6. Polo

Ah- the true classic. Polo shirts had a bad rep for a while but we promise you that they’ve redeemed themselves. Brands like Ted Baker and Blue Industry have breathed a new life with different patterns and colours. There’s one to match everyone’s style and it makes it look less golf club-y. Wear it untucked or better yet, tucked with a pair of chinos and belt. Throw on a blazer to stay in our good books.

7. Shorter swim shorts

Okay guys, this one is important. We know that summer doesn’t last long and you’re going to hoard that same swim short you’ve had 4 years ago. The problem is that there’s a big chance that it’s oversized, long and/or baggy. Yikes. It doesn’t do very much for you and we promise that going shorter will look so much better.

8. A hat

Since the luxe athleisure trend blew up, it’s impossible to spot people not wearing a hat. We invite you to jump on the waggon. If you’re not into sports memorabilia, we highly recommend a clean monochromatic hat. It keeps you on trend, especially for those somewhat lazy days (we aren’t commending it but we understand it), without looking too flashy. Neighburr is a new Canadian brand and everyone is loving their line of hats.

9. Printed short sleeve button up

It’s the summertime. Stop wearing old graphic tees and update your wardrobe with some printed short sleeve button ups. Like the polo, it comes in a variety of colours and patterns so you’re bound to find one that fits you. The important thing is to keep the fit modern and don’t go for an oversized look- it just doesn’t work. Hawaiian shirts have also made a comeback and don’t even dare to wear it with a pair of cargo shorts. Go for shorts without pockets or a pair of slim fit jeans.

10. Striped Tee

You got the basic tee, now get a striped one. Stripes aren’t a new thing but right now we are feeling thin stripes. We want to avoid looking oversized so say no to big stripes and make sure the fit is right. It makes for a good basic and easy to throw on for some extra style points.

females rocking menswear

Ladies are no longer just borrowing their boyfriends jeans and flannels and it is really refreshing to see these leading females sporting menswear on Instagram… some better than the gents do. Here are ten females on Instagram who aren’t afraid to rock something borrowed from the boys.

1. Satin brocade suit

Blue steel. Thanks @georgenorthwood @florriewhitemakeup ? @britishvogue #voguefestival @gucci

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2. Bold plaid tux and bow tie

Off to Rimmel! #Moschino suits this occasion perfectly! #LDN ??

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3. A classic tuxedo jacket

A bit of sparkle ?in my holiday collection @baublebar ??? #earrings

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4. Red satin short suit

5.  A sexy twist to your traditional pinstripe suit

6. Royal blue pantsuit

7. Classic black and white tuxedo

Love a good suit @dior @cartier @enzoangileri @francescatolot @lesliefremar #cannes2016

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8. Striped tie with a pop of yellow for a playful summer look

9. Suit vest dress

10. Belted pantsuit for some feminine flair

Wardrobe change ❗️❓⁉️❗️❗️⁉️ @jennifermazurstyle #NYFW #saintlaurent @balmainparis

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Colourful Spring Suits

April 19, 2016

Change up your wardrobe for the new season with colourful spring suits. What’s the difference you ask? These suits are bolder, brighter and more lightweight than the suits you would’ve worn in the winter. Suits are just like any category of clothes and should be interchanged according to the weather and seasons. It helps to keep you cool or warm, and helps keep your suits from getting worn out. Here are some of our favourite spring suits.

Outfit details: Without Prejudice – Kilburn 3-Piece Birdseye Suit $1195, Hardy Amies – Solid Oxford Shirt $155, Van Gils – Polka Dot Tie $65, Troubadour – Portfolio Case $595

We are sure that in the wintertime, you wore a lot of navy and charcoal suits. This blue suit is a great way to transition to a lighter wardrobe. Not only is it a great solid coloured suit, it’s a three piece. That’s right, the vest comes with it. This extra piece really makes the entire look very dapper. With a solid suit, it means you can go for a bolder tie that isn’t necessarily in the same colour family so you get a pop of colour. This is a good suit for business.

Outfit details: Without Prejudice – Kilburn Shadow Plaid Check Suit $895, Sand – Tone-On-Tone Mini Dot Print Shirt $195, Ted Baker – Tie $95, Gentlemen of the North – Wooden Tie Clip $30, Doro – Lapel Pin $19

The colour on this suit is perfect for spring. It’s also great for those who want to experiment with colour and step outside their comfort zone. The purple relatively neutral and not too bright. This makes it easier to pair with bolder accessories like the floral tie and pocket square. To ground the prints, go for a solid shirt. As always, stay within the colour family when wearing a printed suit so your outfit is cohesive.

Outfit details: Without Prejudice – Kilburn Birdseye Suit $895, Without Prejudice – Floral Print Shirt $245, Strellson – Tie $98, A Christensen – Pocketsquare $45

Blue is definitely the colour of the season when it comes to spring suits. Solid suits are a great basic and foundation because it can be styled in different ways. If you were going to a more formal business meeting or event, it can be worn with a solid coloured shirt and more business patterned tie. If it’s a more social occasion, it can be paired with a patterned shirt (which we did here) and a tie with some character. Don’t be afraid of incorporating personality into your outfit and making it your own.

Outfit details: Gotstyle Italia – Windowpane Check Slim Suit $795, Oscar Of Sweden – Solid Wrinkle Free Shirt $225, Jin Qun – Silk Puff $35

This charcoal suit with a check pattern is a very clean business look. With a crisp white shirt and monochromatic tie, you’ll ace your next business meeting. The suit can also be more playful when worn with patterns and bolder colours. Try colours like blue, burgundy or even florals. Remember when mixing prints, make sure one is smaller than the other.

As always, visit us in store for a bigger selection