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Style Tips

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.

Photography by: Ishmil Waterman – Styling by: Sharad Mohan – Model: Nick (Elite Models)


New Arrivals

New Arrivals: Zanerobe FW’13

September 3, 2013

After an incredibly popular summer, Zanerobe is back for Fall and you’re going to love what we’ve got to offer. Their latest collection has been classified into three distinctive groups: The Ray Prep, The City Rebel and The Big Easy, each offerings its own unique personality to match yours. While the latest from Zanerobe offers some of the classics you’ve come to love like the Sureshot chinos they’ve also introduced some great new styles in-keeping with their brands penchants for masculine designs and unhinged ambition.


AVAILABLE AT:The Menswear Store, Distillery, Online

How To Dress For Pride

June 25, 2013

With Toronto Pride right around the corner we’ve been getting a ton of messages asking for style tips on how to dress for the occasion. From first time goers to repeat vetrans, dressing up for Pride is much like any other event, it starts with your personality. It’s no secret that outfits only look their best when matched with the right personality. Having said that there are some key bits of information you may want to consider when picking your Pride outfit.

  1. You’ll be outdoors most of the day. So pick an outfit that is comfortable and made of fabrics that breath like cottons and linens.
  2. Whether you’re watching the parade or just hitting the party scene know that you’re going to be on your feet for several hours. As such, pick appropriate footwear.
  3. Pride is all about colour so by all means brighten it up. Splashes of colour are always a good idea.
  4. If you didn’t know we’re in the month of June, which means its going to be HOT. So, avoid wearing too many layers. K.I.S.S (Keep it simple sailor).
With these rules in mind we’ve put together some great looks that will have you feeling and looking your best this Pride weekend!

Parke and Ronen Redondo Holler Short: $145 Shop Now
Number Lab Striped Ringer Tank: $85
Luigi Sardo Classic Canvas Low Cut Shoe: $60

Parke & Ronen Redondo Holler Short: $145 Shop Now
Ted Baker Amalfi Coast Print Shirt: $155
Luigi Sardo Classic Canvas Low Cut Shoe: $60

Sol Angeles Canvas Chino Print Pants: $180
Parke and Ronen King’s Mesh Cardigan: $220
Vito Schoop T-Shirt: $38
Luigi Sardo Classic Canvas Low Cut Shoe: $60

Vito Striped T-Shirt: $38 Shop Now
Ted Baker Flamingo Chino Shorts: $165
Luigi Sardo Classic Canvas Low Cut Shoe: $60

Zanerobe Sureshot Relaxed Chino Cut Shorts: $95 Shop Now
Alternative Apparel Camo Contrast Crew Neck Tee: $45
Maians Sisto Clasico Spanish Plimsoll Canvas Rubber Sole Shoe: $120

Vito Cotton Twill Straight Cut Shorts: $68 Shop Now Johnny Love SS Check Shirt: $150 Shop Now
Luigi Sardo Classic Canvas Low Cut Shoe: $60 



Sometimes in the midst of keeping up with all the latest fashion trends people can forget about the most basic of items in their wardrobe. It is for this reason we rounded up the troops to highlight some of their favourite summer basics/must haves. From swim trunks to footwear, here is a great collection of items you should have no matter your fashion prowess.

Gotstyle Stylist Mallory

Venroy – Iranian Tile Lined Aussie Swimming Shorts Paisley $145.00 Shop Now
The Venroy trunks have great colour and an interesting pattern but still look masculine. I think any guy would be confident to wear these on their own by the lake or with a t-shirt while by the campfire.

Parke & Ronen – Slim Board Short Blue $138.00
These shorts offer length for the guy who isn’t quite ready to bare his whole thigh in a European cut swim trunk. The pattern also reminds me of Turkish mosaic tiles which could be a great conversation starter pool side. 😉

Ted Baker Boara Par Print Swim Short Cord Tie ASSRT $125.00
I went to summer camp growing up so the reason I enjoy these shorts is purely nostalgic. The pattern reminds me of paddles we used to paint, shellac and then go canoeing with. Ted Baker is a very playful brand and I think they have Hit the nail on the head with this design.

Gotstyle Stylist Joel

Luigi Sardo Classic Canvas Shoe (White): $60
I think everyone needs a white canvas tennis shoe, it’s as classic as it gets and can go with anything. I would wear this all summer with shorts, denim or even a nice cotton suit.
Rivieras Tour du Mond Mesh Slip-On: $85
Perfect for weekends in the city or at the cottage. Casual but slick enough to dress up. Again to be worn with shorts or denim (white jeans for summer!)
Tiger Of Sweden Vince Raffia Leather Shoe: $229 Shop Now
Classic with a twist. Classic shape and cool mix of navy and black makes them very versatile. Woven to make them stand out in the crowd.

Gotstyle Stylist Jenna

John Varvatos Coated Baseball Cap: $85
Whether you’re on the golf course or at the stadium everyone needs a ball cap in the summer and this John Varvatos interpretation blends the functionality of the garment with the rock-star edge that you’ve come to expect from the NY designer. It’s wax coated cotton outer shell helps to keep your noggin’ from frying in the summer and the leather embellished bottom of the brim helps you to keep your eye on the ball stylishly. The inner lining is the Varvatos pinstripe and the strap back makes it adjustable for all head sizes, so you’re girlfriend will look cute wearing it as well.
John Varvatos Ivy Flat Cap: $85
Nothing screams summer like cruising down the road in a convertible but if you’ve got some flow you need to keep it off your face so that you can keep your eyes safely on the road (and the pretty ladies on the sidewalk). This iteration of the classic driving cap sports a light weight and breathable denim top with a cool felt brim to keep the hat from looking stale and boring. Small details like the stars on the back and the Varvatos pinstripe on the inner lining gives this timeless classic a cool and relevant kick.
Goorin Hammond Square Crown Flip Up Fedora: $40
Whether it’s Long Beach or South Beach the straw woven fedora is a staple of warm weather destinations around the world. This black straw Goorin Bros. fedora is an edgier take on the hat that your grandfather wore when he vacationed south during the colder winter months. What makes the straw fedora such a key component of any guy’s summer headwear collection is that it goes great with a tank top, shorts and flip-flops or with a blazer and dressy shorts. Rock it tilted back with a pair of shades to keep your lid cool and your style cooler.

Gotstyle Stylist Sam

Vito Scoop T-Shirt: $38
Everyone should a have a white t-shirt in their summer wardrobe and this Vito t-shirt is perfectly designed to fill that niche. It’s more sartorial than your plain t-shirt that comes in a pack of three that you can buy from any big box store and that’s why we love it. The wide crew collar and bing pocket take it from a basic to a stylish staple. It’s cut trim and the sleeves are slightly shorter to keep it proportional and the cotton that Vito used to produce it is very light-weight and super soft. It pairs great with a pair of jeans or shorts or under a fun summer button down making it a versatile and fundamental element of any casual summer outfit

Sol Angeles Zissou Tee: $60
Sol Angeles makes some of the softest cotton t-shirts on the market. This t-shirt is perfect for the guy who wants a fun graphic t-shirt without channeling his inner “Bobby Bottleservice”. The Zissou graphic is a plays on the nautical motif which is standard for summer apparel by referencing Bill Murray’s deep sea exploring character Dr. Steve Zissou from the film “Life Aquatic”. In addition to being extremely comfortable the Sol Angeles t-shirts sport a flattering, trim fit and a slightly higher v-neck collar so that you can rock a V without feeling too “on display” and vulnerable.

Alternative Apparel Camo Contrast Crew Neck Tee: $45
Who doesn’t love camo? Alternative Apparel has taken the camouflage shirt and made it more chic and less consignment. With a super soft, pre-washed cotton it feels and looks like your favourite summer t-shirt but doesn’t look or smell like you bought it in the back room of a Kensington market surplus shop. With the fluorescent orange crew neck no one will mistake you for a drill sergeant either. We recommend pairing with a cool khaki short or washed out denim.

Gotstyle Stylist Eli

Zanerobe Sureshot Relaxed Chino Cut Shorts: $95 Shop Now
These are fun, casual shorts in a jersey material and are cut off to look like you just cut off the legs from an old pair of sweat pants. Great for kicking around the house, doing groceries or walking the dog. They differentiate themselves from the average casual sweat pant because of the drop crotch that we’ve come to expect and love from Zanerobe’s pants. These shorts help to make the point that super casual and super stylish can indeed be synonymous.

Ted Baker Flamingo Embroidered Chino Shorts: $165
These flamingo embellished shorts from Ted Baker and cut trim through the leg and hit just above the knee and are an extremely versatile summer garment. The fit and deep navy colour make them very easy to dress up with a fun sport shirt and wear out to dinner with a slick pair of driving loafers or you can throw on a fun polo and a pair of boat shoes and go strolling through the Distillery on a sunny weekend afternoon. As with all Ted Baker the devil is in the detail so in addition to the flamingo embellishments the inside of the cuff of the short is lined with a cool chambray that adds a fun element without overwhelming the senses.

Moods of Norway Arild Sunde Pinstripe Linen Shorts: $165
How do get dressed up in the summer while still staying well ventilated? A dressy pair of shorts is the answer that any guy who schvitzes during the warm months. By cutting this short just above the knee and with a slim leg complete with a pinstripe Moods of Norway has made a short that should be worn with a blazer (preferably the corresponding one from MoN that we carry), a dress shirt and a pair of cognac coloured lace-ups, proving that you dress up your shorts without looking like a school-boy.


Mr. Benson happens to be that guy that loves to live life. He likes great clothes but nothing too fussy, and would rather focus on the adventures of the day vs. what outfit he’s going to be wearing. He’s active and needs clothes that fit this lifestyle which is why he created his own brand. Benson, offers a modern yet comfortable fit which makes it ideal for those athletic guys, who have that hockey or soccer butt. You can get all the fun of modern day fashions without the “skinny” silhouette. Welcome to the world of Mr. Benson!

Benson Montauk Pattern Shorts: $115 Shop Now
Benson Cotton Dip Dyed Polo: $60 Shop Now
Luigi Sardo Classic Canvas Shoe: $60

Luigi Sardo Classic Canvas Shoe: $60
Benson Marvin Cotton Shirt: $125 Shop Now
Benson Regular Fit Chino: $125 Shop Now
Anderson’s Belt: $125 Shop Now

Benson Cotton Dip Dyed Polo: $60 Shop Now
Benson Montauk Pattern Shorts: $115 Shop Now
Luigi Sardo Classic Canvas Shoe: $60

Benson Duff Solid Linen Shirt: $110
Benson Montauk Pattern Short: $115 Shop Now
Luigi Sardo Classic Canvas Shoe: $60

Luigi Sardo Classic Canvas Shoe: $60
Benson Regular Fit Chino: $125 Shop Now
Benson Stripe Jersey Polo: $80 Shop Now

Benson Dougal SIngle Pocket Plaid Shirt: $120
Luigi Sardo Classic Canvas Shoe: $60
Benson Regular Fit Chino: $125 Shop Now

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As the weather heats up you’ll most likely be outside every chance you get, from hanging out at patios, going for bike rides or simply exploring the city on foot. No matter your summer activity you’re going to have to invest in some great summer shoes. Ones that will maintain your style identity while keeping you cool and comfortable. Just for this very occasion we’ve put together some great options for you to consider, some you might be familiar with and new ones worth knowing.

SWIMS Flat Loafer (Red): $160
SWIMS Lace Loafer: $159
SWIMS Penny Loafer: $159

These loafers from SWIMS are a classic and are made in SWIMS’ signature rubber, perfect to wear by the sea or on the boat. The loafer has multiple ventilation gills ensuring great comfort and breathability. A classy and practical option for those hot summer days!

Maians Sisto Combi Shoes: $$120

Detailed craftsmanship meets urban street style: this is the Maians formula, and it’s what characterizes each deftly assembled pair of our unabashedly good-looking shoes. Created by one of Barcelona’s most consummate designers, Alfonso De La Fuente Rey, each pair of Maians is handmade locally using regional material and vulcanized rubber: a painstaking process that results in a unique brand of footwear that is dashing, durable, and incomparably comfortable.

Luigi Sardo Classic: $60
Luigi Sardo Classic-Mid Gray Jersey: $70

Luigi Sardo is the latest addition to the Gotstyle family. Markus Lacaria (Founder) started Luigi Sardo in 2008 while living in Southport, Australia. Inspired by the beach culture and popularity of canvas shoes, Lacaria designed shoes that embodied the Australian lifestyle he adored. After years of preparation and hard work, Lacaria’s project came to fruition in mid-2011 with the release of the debut Luigi Sardo footwear collection, which showcased the Sardo Classic model. For SS13 we’re carrying the classic white canvas tennis shoe & the gray jersey Sardo Classic.