Normally the sartorial territory of ship captains and French film stars, the rarified double breasted blazer is hitting city streets in updated, more off-beat versions. The spring/summer trend is still ultra refined, but now works with denim (in a shorter length), work-worthy suiting, sleek social or imposing formal looks. The DB blazer elevates the simple to slick- there is an interpretation for every man.
Some times it’s the littlest things that make this biggest difference, and pocket squares are definitely one of those little things. They have this miraculous ability to transform any outfit with a swift fold and tuck. Pocket squares can be worn at anytime, place, or function, and with any outfit. Whether you’re tying it around your neck, tucking it in the front chest pocket of your chambray shirt or sportcoat or adding it to your suit or tuxedo, the square has this ubiquitous sartorial influence over all things it touches. In celebration of this little big thing, we bring you our latest Spring ’14 arrivals from brands like Braemore, Amanda Christensen, Circle of Gentlemen and Duchamp London.
The most sartorially adventurous will attack spring’s major print and pattern trend with the ferocity of a lion. For the less aggressive, not inclined to commit to head-to-toe botanical, tie-dye and dots, Gotstyle has devised four implausibly easy ways to add hints of motif to masculine looks for any age.
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Top coats and Trench coats are a great transitional item and make for great investments. Their construction, durability and functionality make them one of the most versatile pieces in any mans closet. Though originally designed for the British & French forces in WWI, newer innovations and designed over the past decade have made the these coats an enduring go-to garment among “civilians” during any transitional season. Their slimmer, modern cuts give them that beloved sartorial touch, while the options in textiles allow the wearer to easily dress it up or down to match their personal style.
A very well known, 19th century French writer defined a dandy as one who “elevates aesthetics to a living religion”. That would also be an apt description for Circle of Gentlemen’s immaculately designed, Euro-centric collections. The Dutch brand blends fine tailoring with dignified details to create an ultra wearable line perfect for that “bigger” guy.
Check out our curated collection of shirts, sartorial styled blazers and colourful trousers from Circle of Gentlemen just in time for Spring!
Morning ladies, meet Jaren the latest Toronto bachelor to be featured in Eligible Magazine’s Toronto’s Most Eligible series. Jaren lives the epitome of a double life. Creating, developing and executing integrated sponsorship programs for Canada’s #1 golf marketing brand by day and drumming for his 2 projects, CrashDex and Jerzee by night.
For his style upgrade we put Jaren in:
- Vito Navy Cotton Chinos $98
- H by Hudson Leather Boots $358
- Circle Of Gentlemen Tweed/Cashmere Blazer $750
- Strellson White Dress Shirt $128
- Van Gils Pocket Square $65
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