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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
Ever wonder what goes down at our photoshoots, and who the people are behind some of your favourite GS stories? Well, here’s your exclusive behind the scenes look from our latest story for season dubbed the 5 Must Have Jackets For Fall. Outdoor shoots are always make for interesting stories and this one was no different. From random people coming up to Jerry (our sexy model) wondering if he was a celebrity, to us rushing shots so our ice cream wouldn’t melt all over the clothes- there was no shortage of epic moments as we took over the streets of Kensington market here in Toronto. The theme of our shoot, as the title (Must have Jackets For Fall) would suggest was to showcase some of our amazing new transitional outerwear jackets in a streetstyle inspired aesthetic. Focusing on 5 key styles, the sport-coat, bomber, puffer, technical and varsity jackets we endeavoured to create a style story that we hope resonates with our clients. Transitional outerwear is a key part of any mans wardrobe and we wanted to showcase our vast selection in a meaningful yet relevant manner. Whether you’re looking for something to layer with your suit or to make a run to the grocery story, there is a jacket that’s right for you.
Gotstyle’s private label burgundy tuxedo jacket is ultra accomplished in its level of Bond-esque cool. The contrasting shawl collar, lean profile, four button detail at cuff, front flap pockets and fine wool fabrication allude to luxury. The graphic hues are very noteworthy and sartorial forward.
How To Style It
Tuxedo jackets often come with baggage, meaning that there are a lot of pre-conceived notions on how, where and when you can wear it. Most of these predispositions revolve around formal occasions like galas and black-tie affairs and though this may be mostly true we’re here to spice things up. Here’s our take on how you could re-invent the classic tuxedo look with a few choice variations.
- Start with a mirco-print shirt vs a classic white tuxedo shirt. It’s an easy way to add character and depth while still maintaining a polished look. Not to mention, micro prints are one of the biggest trends this season.
- Pair that with a self-tie bow tie because quite frankly no self-respecting man should buy a ready-made bow tie. Trust us, when you learn how to tie one you’ll never go back.
- You can thank Kanye for this one, but seriously leather pants are all the rage this season and the perfect accent to this modern tuxedo. This pair by Zanerobe offers the perfect balance between streetstyle edge and sophisticated fun.
- Complete your modern tuxedo look with a timeless classic- patent leather shoes because they are always appropriate.
Get in gear for a fall of epic events, career-making classes and style that earns top marks. GS has a sartorial education for every academic pursuit. Steer clear of droopy trousers, dated bags and drab suiting. Look to our editorial for distinguishing attire- and stand out from the crowd, no matter the major. Going back to school never looked this good.
Inspired by Champion’s glory days, Todd Snyder + Champion is a great collaboration that delivers a stylish and utilitarian collection that can be worn both to the office and the gym, thus offering the perfect balance between versatility and utility.
Coined as one of the biggest trends for the season, this modern updated interpretation of athletic wear is easy to style and a definite wardrobe must-have. Pair it with some Zanerobe’s and a leather bomber or a double breasted jacket and denim, the end result will always be the same, sport luxe at its finest.