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A great blazer is one of the most reliable and versatile pieces in any guy’s wardrobe. The classic way to wear a blazer is similar to a suit jacket — with a dress shirt and tie — but slightly less formal (the jacket isn’t a matching set with the suit pants). The differences between a blazer, sport coat, and suit jacket can be subtle, but they’re important to know.
Think you’ve got the classic blazer look covered? Great. Let’s step up your style to the next level, and explore 5 new looks to make the most of your awesome blazers that have been trapped in the confines of nine to five.
A double breasted blazer with dark denim is a modern power look any guy can pull off. The double breasted blazer is bold, so pair it with a solid colour dress shirt and let the blazer do the talking. Always keep the inside button and upper outside button fastened when standing. The only time you shouldn’t do up a button is if your blazer has multiple rows of buttons on the centre. If that’s the case, the same rule as with single breasted blazers applies — leave the bottom button undone.
Make sure that when wearing jeans with dress shoes the jeans are well tapered at the bottom, like on our model above. This will add height and slim down your look. If the front cuff of your jeans covers either of the monkstraps, it’s a sign the cuffs are too wide.
It may not be what you’re used to, but trust me, tapered lower legs are the way to avoid the dreaded “dad jean flare” you may not even realize you’ve been rocking. Once you wear one pair of properly tapered jeans and see the difference, you’ll never go back.
Throw your best dark blazer on over a designer tee, jeans, and military style boots to pull off a Justin Theroux inspired rocker look. Some tips to make sure you do it right:
Treat this as a casual look. A t-shirt with a blazer is cool. A t-shirt with a blazer when everyone else is wearing a suit? Not so cool.
Make sure your jeans are tapered right. Come on man, we already talked about this.
Let your boots develop some character.
Leave the blazer unbuttoned — with a t-shirt, better to keep it casual.
The t-shirt should hit just below your belt.
Avoid tight tees. When wearing a t-shirt with a blazer, try not to look too…slick. I like to gently tug on the collar of my shirts before wearing them under a blazer. A bit of a slouchy look is perfect. You’re not wearing this to a black tie event anyways, so it’s cool to grunge up this particular blazer look.
Here’s where a blazer can be useful as a transitional layering piece. Pair a casual, natural shoulder blazer like this one with a hoodie, joggers, and luxe sneakers for a super comfy outfit that will turn heads. In the right way.
Make sure the hoodie is thin. Not just any hoodie will work — too thick and it won’t layer nicely with a properly tailored blazer. As much as you love your college sweater, save it for the couch and opt for a sleeker fitting piece.
Seize this opportunity to wear your coolest, boldest sneakers (as long as they match what you’re wearing above the ankles). Joggers were made popular by sneakerheads because they show off a guy’s kicks — so go all out! An eye-catching pair like these ones from Sully Wong elevate the look from good to great.
Gotstyle Navy Wool Notch Lapel Blazer with Metal Buttons: $695, Selected Homme Charcoal Skinny Fit Stretch Chino: $95, Swims Navy Sport Loafer: $100, Taft No-Show Socks: $60 (4-pack)
This preppy spring/summer look works best with a navy blazer. Start with a polo, tucked or untucked (I prefer untucked, but either can work). Roll up your blazer sleeves a bit, even cuff your pants at the ankle if you feel like it. Slim fit chinos are a must, especially when your loafers tie in to the rest of the outfit as well as these ones do.
Pro tip: when going “sockless,” wear no-show socks. The exact same look is achieved, minus the blisters and lingering stink. You’re welcome.
This is a great transitional layering outfit for fall days when you don’t quiiite need a jacket yet, or the end of winter when you’ve ditched your parka for the season. The different textures (fuzzy flannel on the blazer, herringbone pattern pants) complement well and are way comfier than you’re used to for a look this sharp. The thin crew neck sweater under the blazer gives you some flexibility on whether to button or unbutton.
Last thing — show some cuff. Having that sweater peek out from both the chest and sleeves may not be something everyone notices, but those who do will appreciate the attention to detail.
Ready to pull the trigger on your new blazer look? Our team of stylists is here to help, with private appointments and free wardrobe consultations. Book your appointment today at 416-260-9696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to bring your blazer(s) with you when you shop. Try layering them with different pieces, and see what works best for you!
Shirts are the fundamental building block in any mans wardrobe. Whether you’re a suit and tie kindda guy or a casual jeans and chinos, having a diverse collection of shirts is a must! With our latest arrivals from top brands like Oscar of Sweden, Van Gils, Blue Industry, SAND and Paolo Verri there’s enough choice even to satisfy the pickiest of shoppers. Here’s are some of our latest new arrivals for Spring/Summer 2015
Van Gils Rose Printed Shirt: $195
Blue Industry Contrast Geo Dot Shirt: $140
Paolo Verri Bright Stripe Shirt: $145
Oscar of Sweden Micro Hearts on Grid Shirt: $198
Stenstroms Medium Grid Check Shirt: $249
Van Gils Beetles Revolver Print Shirt: $145
Blue Industry Solid Shirt With Contrast Chest Pocket: $145
Gentlemen, gentlemen.. Wool is hardly a hot weather textile- even if it is cashmere. Warm climate dressing doesn’t immediately imply casual, especially in the context of an office environment. Choosing attire for these balmy, humid days is actually a simple proposition. You don’t need to change your style- merely need to adapt it to current conditions. For suiting, choose pieces made of lighter textiles and hues. If the office allows for more flexibility, we have sharp options galore; de-constructed jackets with short-sleeved shirt and tie combinations, and many, many chinos- in a striking array of colours. Staying cool, while looking accomplished is getting easier day by (scorching) day. Drop by the store or shop online for this season’s latest styles, not to mention our renowned Summer Sale.
Blazing temperatures instinctively force us to gravitate towards textiles that are lightweight, breathable and relaxed; most people stray away from traditionally heavy garments like sport coats- completely counter intuitive attire in sweltering conditions.
Fortunately, menswear designers have become increasingly seasonally savvy, making it their mission to offer temperature sensitive styles to the everyday man. On offer, an array of new blazers that are unlined, unstructured, and feature informal details like functioning cuffs and patch pockets- making them an ideal choice for warmer weather. Check out our sample-selection of exemplary summer sport coats, hand picked by the GS stylists in an well-edited range of hues, fabrics, fit and price points. On or off-duty, looking sharp in scorching heat now requires no effort at all.
Soccer and style go hand-in-hand, especially with fashion-forward kick-stars like Ronaldo, Marchisio, Messi and Pique leading the charge at this year’s FIFA World Cup- here’s our regulation sartorial guidance for die-hard football fans.
Hitting the nearest patio, pub or rooftop party to cheer on your favourites- arrive in style to (hopefully) support your team right through to finals. Featuring a vast (but well-curated) selection of shorts, Gotstyle’s latest editorial illustrates a few of the infinite ways to wear this summer staple- while looking modern and keeping cool. Drop by our Bathurst and Distillery District locations or shop online for stadium, or street ready attire.