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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.

BLAZER LOOK #1

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Tiger of Sweden Navy Double Breasted Peak Lapel Blazer: $599, Stenstroms Slimline Basic Dress Shirt: $195, Nudie Jeans Grim Tim Organic Dry: $179, Gotstyle Double Monkstrap Wingtip Shoe: $225

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.

BLAZER LOOK #2

black blazer single breasted notch lapel Strellson Black STC Travel Jacket: $598, John Varvatos Grey Eyelet Henley Shirt: $98, Nudie Jeans Grim Tim Organic Dry: $179

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.

BLAZER LOOK #3

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Van Gils Blue Pindot Blazer: $550, John Varvatos Green Striped Hoodie: $180, Zanerobe Black Sureshot Chino: $125, Sully Wong x Gotstyle Camo Shoes: $125

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.

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Sully Wong x Gotstyle Camo Shoes: $125

BLAZER LOOK #4

preppy blue blazer look polo swims 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.

BLAZER LOOK #5

preppy blue blazer look polo swims Without Prejudice Charcoal Flannel Blazer with Elbow Patches: $525, Blue Industry Purple One pocket Crew Neck Knit Sweater: $105, Horst Black Ceratex Herringbone Knit Pants: $128

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 info@gotstyle.ca.

Remember to bring your blazer(s) with you when you shop. Try layering them with different pieces, and see what works best for you!

STYLE TIPS
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No matter where you go you’ll notice that tapered sweatpants called “jogger pants” are one of the hottest new trends in menswear. We’ve been carrying them for over three seasons and can attest to the fact that once you get one- chances are you’ll be back to get more. In today’s style video Melissa shows you some of our latest styles now available for the FW’15 season. From the famous Zanerobes to the new knit joggers from Wheelers, J.Lindeberg and John Varvatos there’s more choice than ever before which means there are more ways for you to work this hot style trend into your daily wardrobe. Press play to learn more.

The New Jogger Pant

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NEW ARRIVALS
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Known for marrying classic styling with contemporary fit Zanerobe is back with another brilliant collection for Spring/Summer 2015. Printed chinos, slick fishtail shirts and sweats offer innovative details and contemporary fit you’re sure to love. Stereotyped as a “street-wear” label Zanerobe is perceived by many as a “hipster” brand but to us it is so much more. To showcase the brands power of versatility we’ve put together this cool editorial to illustrate four distinct ways you can rock Zanerobe outside of it’s “street-wear” persona.

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Zanerobe Sureshot Geo Print Chino: $140 Moods of Norway Stein Tonning Blazer: $399 Zanerobe The Seven Foot Shirt: $130

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Zanerobe Denim Button Down Shirt: $129 Zanerobe Dynamo Chino: $139 Moods of Norway Mixed Birds Cocktail Blazer: $399

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Zanerobe Cube Tank Top: $60 Zanerobe Chambray Shirt: $119 Zanerobe Tracker Fleece Pant: $140 J. Lindeberg Raimone Moto Jacket: $595

 

PROMOTIONS
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Unlike other retailers, Sale season at Gotstyle isn’t about ugly leftovers it’s about giving our clients quality merchandise at unbeatable prices. Zanerobe, Tiger of Sweden, Strellson, Moods of Norway, these are just some of the brands that are currently on sale. And to top it off, we’re giving you an additional 20% off all sale merchandise! If that ain’t a deal, we don’t know what is. To show you exactly how incredible this promo is we got our stylists to put together some of their favourite Sale outfits to give a glimpse into our amazing selection. 

  • Staff-picks-sale-outfit-Casual Rella Scotts Cuff Hat Wool/Cashmere Original $59 Now $33.04
  • Lyle & Scott Wool Blend Jacket: Original $295 Now $165.60
  • Johnny Love Cotton Flannel Shirt: Original $199 Now $112
  • Zanerobe Sureshot Chino: Original $130 Now $72.80
  • Base London Cook Fur Lined Casual Hiking Boot: Original $248 Now $138.88 Staff-picks-sale-outfit-Social
  • Tiger of Sweden Shirt: Original $149 Now $83.44
  • Hilton Wool Blend Coat: Original $478 Now $267.68
  • Tiger of Sweden Merino Wool Crew Neck Sweater: Original $169 Now $94.64
  • Hudson Fenway leather boot: Original $268 Now $150.08
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  • Moods of Norway Stein Tonning Wool Jacket: Original $449 Now 287.36
  • Tiger of Sweden Denzel Mini Dot Shirt: Original $199 Now 111.44
  • Strellson Pindot Virgin Wool Pants: Original $198 Now $110.88
  • Prime Shoes Patent Leather Shoes: Original $475 Now $266
PRESS
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Last month, British vlogging sensation and film maker Ben Brown arrived in Toronto as part of a special project sponsored by the Canadian Tourism Commission titled @ExploreCanada. The project had Ben flying all over the country from Toronto to Vancouver and many places inbetween (click here to watch the series). While in Toronto, he payed a lengthy visit to the historic Distillery District where he happened to stumble upon our store and possibly his #1 Canadian fan, aka our store assistant manager Mallory Hood.
Practically knowing everything there was to know about Ben, Mallory jumped at the opportunity to help him update his wardrobe. As a former competitive paddler Mallory introduced him to everyone favourite brand Zanerobe and some great button-up shirts by Johnny Love and Outclass, all great brands to complement his jet setting lifestyle.

Style Tips
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Fall ’14 Sport Coats For Every Occasion

Sasha Ferkul September 25, 2014

Sport coats that call to mind old-school vocabulary (think natty, snazzy and neat) are key to making fall looks modern. The appeal is obvious, blazers add ten style points to almost all attire. They also work on a technical level to layer, outsmart sloped shoulders or streamline the too-much-beer mid section. Add these accomplished pieces to every day, office and event; sport coats should be considered closet essentials.

Credits – Photography by: Ishmil Waterma * Styling By: Sharad Mohan * Words By: Sasha Ferkul * Layout By: Shaeleigh Afton * Model: Reshad (Spot 6 Management)

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[Casual] Blue Industry Jersey Sport Coat

What it does: Store those parkas a little longer. This off-duty jacket is breathable and layers like a champ, working over light knits and long sleeved tees. The unstructured silhouette assures comfort and slims problem areas. The effortless fit works with a range of physiques- no alterations necessary.

What it says: The grab-and-go piece is an uncomplicated option for those new to the blazer. Styled over chinos, denim or even slick sweats, the jacket elevates simple separates to date night status.

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[Social] Sand Plaid DB Sport Coat

What it does: DB is a bolder look, best attempted by the seasoned jacket man. A peaked lapel highlights shoulders, while the shorter cut offers a more modern appeal. Wear socially with denim to attract the right kind of attention.

What it says: The double-breasted blazer has surpassed trend; this is hardly your grandfather’s boxy jacket. When worn right, the look is high impact and informs everyone of complete sartorial confidence.

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[Business] Haight & Ashbury Paddington Sport Coat

What it does: Give the closetful of suits a much-needed break. Haight & Ash’s blazer is office smart and the ideal mixing piece; just add narrow trousers, pressed shirting and polished Oxfords.

What it says: The on-duty look distinctly channels gentleman of old. Borrowed from the best, think updated Sinatra, Bogart and Grant, the slimming cut and contrast details make this jacket contemporary.

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[Formal] Marco Nils Tweed Sport Coat

What it does: An easy fix for the vertically challenged, this event-ready sport coat hits the right spot to lengthen and delivers the sought-after angular shape- thanks to a sharp, peaked lapel.

What it says: The jacket lends formal attire an extra shot of confidence- the contrast collar and understated motif leave dull looks in the dust. This is new, new way to dress up; style with flawlessly cut separates for an evening look that outshines traditional suiting.