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The NBA Finals

The NBA Finals have wrapped up and the Golden State Warriors came out on top as champions. Kevin Durant was named NBA Finals MVP, but one big question remains: who was the series’ best dressed?

The NBA Finals featured NBA Style heavyweights on both sides.

Scour NBA Twitter or Instagram on any given night — you’ll see Warriors Steph Curry and KD entering the stadium in slim fit faded denim or Cavaliers LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in perfectly tailored suits.

Without further ado, let’s break down the best fits of the NBA Finals and name our MVP. Along the way, we’ll show how you can rock the same looks.

NBA Finals – Honourable Mentions

Kevin Love

Kevin Love NBA Finals

K Love may have been underwhelming at times on the court, but this off-court look was on point. His Double Breasted suit is a statement piece. Luxe suede high tops add a casual vibe and tie the outfit together nicely.

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hardy amie herringbone blazer

Hardy Amies Herringbone Double Breasted Blazer $995

garment project high suede

Garment Project Classic Lace High Suede Sneaker $364 now $182

Lewis Hamilton & Neymar

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Okay, these guys aren’t actually NBA players. But they still get style points for sitting courtside in distressed denim, track jacket (Hamilton), vintage shades (Hamilton again), and bomber jacket (Neymar). We’ll pay homage where it’s due.

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Kollar – Ezra Destroyed Washed Denim Washed Blue

kollar ezra

Zanerobe – Joe Blow Destroyed Denim

zanerobe black joe blow

J.Lindeberg – Satin Color Block Bomber

satin bomber jlinderberg
Champion – Coach’s Jacket


champion coachs jacket

Kyrie Irving

kyrie irving

As the youngest of the Cavs’ big 3, Kyrie does a great job of injecting some youth into grown man looks. The hoodie under his blazer is a staple athleisure move. Patterned socks add a pop of colour to an otherwise darker look. Rumble young man rumble.

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Paul Betenly – Black Ronaldo/Roma Wool Suit

paul betenly

Garment Project – Off Court Low Leather Sneaker

garment project-low

Alternative Apparel – Marathon Eco Jersey Pullover Hoodie

Alternative Marathon Eco Jersey Hoodie

Gotstyle – Hula Socks

hula girl socks

Iman Shumpert

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One of the NBA’s perennially best-dressed players, Shumpert doesn’t hesitate to take style risks with loud pieces like this patterned cardigan. He anchors the look well by wearing darker, muted tones elsewhere. When wearing a statement item like the cardigan it should do the talking. Everything else is its supporting cast (kinda like Iman).

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Tuck Shop – Chunky Knit Shawl Collar Sweater

tuck shop cardigan

Zanerobe – Sharpshot Chino In Peat

Zanerobe Sharpshot Peat

Alternative Apparel – Garment Dyed Heritage Crew Neck T-Shirt

Alternative Heritage Garment Dyed Crew T-Shirt

6ixess X Sully Wong Wolf Sneaker

6ixes Sully Wong Sneaker

Semi Finalists

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

The new Finals MVP flexed his style chops all series long. His looks were consistent: clean bomber jackets, skinny denim, dad hats, and crazy rare Nikes.

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J.Lindeberg – Linen Melange Textured Bomber

linen bomber jlindeberg

Neuw – Iggy Skinny Distressed Denim – Beaten Blue

neuw beaten blue iggy skinny

Ted Baker – Brucey Textured Baseball Hat

tedbaker brucey textured hat navy

Crime London – Beat Thunder Sneaker

CrimeLondon Sneakers

Steph Curry

steph curry

Similar to his teammate KD, the “Babyface Assassin” killed his finals looks with tailored denim, striped tees, and luxe bombers. The 2-time league MVP opted for Chelsea boots instead of sneakers — an easy hack to make a casual outfit a little more upscale.

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Selected Homme – Suede Bomber Jacket

selectedhomme grey suede bomber

J.Lindeberg – Color Stripe Crew Neck T-Shirt

stripe tshirt jlindeberg

DL1961 – Nick Slim Denim, Sable

Nick Sable Denim

Gotstyle – Sleek Chelsea Leather Boot

chelsea boot gotstyle black

Runner Up

Tristan Thompson

Toronto native Tristan Thompson took his style game to another level this season. For the finals, he broke out All-NBA level fits night after night. Some consistent themes: peak lapels, air ties, micropatterns, pinstripes, and perfectly-executed accessories. This is NBA suiting at its best. TT is ready to be considered among the league’s style elite.

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Lab By Pal Zileri – Plaid Grey Suit

lab pal zaleri grey plaid slim suit

John Varvatos – Cotton Peak Lapel Blazer w/ Flap Pockets

John Varvatos Cotton Blazer

Gotstyle – Mini Floral Print Button Down Dress Shirt

mini floral dress shirt gotstyle

Van Gils – Camo Pocket Square

Camo Pocketsquare

Wurkin Stiffs – Lapel Knotz



LeBron James

The King may have been dethroned on the court, but off the court his style reigns supreme. Opting for a more casual vibe than in previous years Finals, LeBron put on a clinic in high end sportswear. Styling his biker jacket with track pants is the perfect badass yet comfortable casual look. He wore tons of stripes, but never on more than one piece at a time. While a lot of his gear is designer, the looks are easy for anyone to pull off at varied price points. You can’t go wrong with King James’ recipe of great fitting, versatile basics.

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Baldessarini – Lambskin Moto Jacket

Baldessarini Lambskin Moto Jacket

Nudie Jeans – Lean Dean Indigo Spirit Denim

Lean Dean Indigo Spirit

Baldessarini – Jersey Track Dress Pant


Baldessarini Jersey Track Dress Pant

Barney Cools – Snapback

snapback barney cools

Anderson’s – Textured Leather Belt

andersons brown textured leather belt

John Varvatos – Crow Print SS Shirt

Short Sleeve Crow Shirt

Zanerobe – Flintlock Tee Pigment Grey


Zanerobe Grey Pigment Flintlock

style in the 6

Style In the 6

January 6, 2017


Our Gotstyle Style Advisors choose some of their favourite spots in the city and the right clothes to match.

Stylist: Brandon
Neighbourhood: Baldwin Village

On a visit to Baldwin village, you can’t help but be inspired by the eclecticism of the neighbourhood. Tucked away just east of Chinatown an enclave of row houses converted into shops and restaurants is a great opportunity to push your fashion boundaries. Mix prints and patterns with pops of colour as you dine your day away before a visit to the AGO.

style in the 6 brandon
Outfit details: Sweater by Philippe Dubuc $350, Leather Jacket by Baldessarini $1495, Woven by Selected Homme $110, Chinos by Selected Homme $95, Boots by John Varvatos $358

Stylist: Devon
Neighbourhood: Queen West

Once named by Vogue as one of the world’s hippest neighborhoods Queen West is where you let your fashion flag fly! Take selfies in graffiti alley and sip coffee from White Squirrel as you make your way to the iconic Drake Hotel. From weekend brunch at the cafe to post dinner cocktails on the roof, it truly is a Toronto landmark where you can spend the entire day, as long as you remain on trend.

style in the 6 devon
Outfit details: HIP & BONE Hoodie $165, VITALY Tee $44, JOHN VARVATOS Scarf $198 & Gloves $198, VITALY Necklace $66, KOLLAR Jeans $168, JOHN VARVATOS Boots $498, LOWELL Leather Backpack $545

Stylist: Charlotte
Neighbourhood: Leslieville

A weekend visit to the brunch epicenter of the city is the perfect opportunity to keep it casual. Jeans, sweaters, and comfy footwear is practically the uniform for this family-centric hood. Leslieville keeps it cool by hosting hot spots such as The County General, Boxcar Social and La Carnita. Strolling to get caesars has never looked so good.

style in the 6 charlotte
Outfit details: TUCK SHOP Vest $378, SELECTED HOMME Zip Up $120, BENSON Tee $60, NUDIE Jeans $179, OUTCLASS Sneakers $395

Stylist: Hana
Neighbourhood: St. Lawrence Market

An early morning spent at St Lawrence Market is perfect opportunity to sport your athleisure wear. Scarfing down peameal bacon sandwiches from Carousel Bakery and shopping for organic produce at Uncle Jorge’s Farm in the south tent calls for comfy joggers. And the best part, there’s no need to change when you get home and crawl back into bed!

style in the 6 hana
Outfit details: Quilted Vest by Benson $165, Sweater by Outclass $275, Jeans by Neuw $198, Scarf by Strellson $98, Boots by John Varvatos $358

Stylist: Nicole
Neighbourhood: Yorkville

There should be no mistaking it- when you’re in Yorkville, dress to impress. The mink mile, known for its high priced fashion, is where you will see the peacocks flaunt their feathers. Join in by sporting luxe fabrics and tailored silhouettes as you sip on champagne at D Bar in The Four Seasons and satiate your palate with steak at STK.

style in the 6 nicole
Outfit details: HARDY AMIES Sport Coat $695, OSCAR OF SWEDEN Dress Shirt $225, GOTSTYLE Scarf $49, SUNWILL Pants $185, GOTSTYLE Boots $295, NIXON Watch $325

Stylist: Matthew
Neighbourhood: King West

King West is where the bad boys of bay street come to play. Happy hour turns to
late night antics as these titans of industry toss the ties from their tailored threads. After burrata at Bar Buca and small plates at Portland Variety do some laps and Lavelle before calling it quits.

style in the 6 matthew
Outfit details: SAND Overcoat $795, TIGER OF SWEDEN Sport Coat $599, TIGER OF SWEDEN Turtleneck $179, RIVIERA Pants $250, JOHN VARVATOS Boots $358, PHAULET Pocket Square $45

Stylist: Neale
Neighbourhood: Evergreen Brickworks

In this vast gray city, calm spaces can often be hard to find. But in the heart of the DVP that divides us is the Evergreen Brickworks. Load up on layers to spend the day, starting with brunch at Cafe Belong, and a visit to the farmer’s market, and hike through the trails. Finish off with a drink and a nosh at one of the city’s culinary pop-up events often inhabiting the abandoned kilns.

style in the 6 neale
Outfit details: SELECTED HOMME Bomber Jacket $275, TODD SNYDER Sweater $295, OUT- CLASS Oxford $169, OUTCLASS Pants $279, LOWELL Bag $385, NIXON Watch $175, JOHN VARVATOS Boots $498

Stylist: Jenya
Neighbourhood: The Junction

Tucked just north of High Park and Bloor St West is a paradise for the independent spirit. Visit namesake Junction Craft brewing for a pint and then swing by Playa Cabana Cantina for a taco or two for a great night on the town. But make no mistake this laid back hood isn’t for the fashion faint of hart; The Junction is where clothing and craftsmanship collide.

Outfit details: HARDY AMIES Overcoat $1395, GOTSTYLE LAUNCH Cardigan $145, JOHN VARVATOS T-Shirt $98, RIVIERA Pants $250, A. CHRISTENSEN Pocket square $55, DORO Lapel pin $20, NIXON Watch $225, GOTSTYLE Leather boots $295

Grayson Miller is the VP at StyleDemocracy and is an aficionado of the retail landscape in Canada. We sat down with Grayson to talk chat about retail, #TorontoStyle, and what he reeeeally thinks about us.


  1. What first sparked your passion for the digital space?

My passion for the digital space arose from my interest in the fashion industry. I wanted to be a part of the industry but did not see an opportunity that interested me until the proliferation of social media. I saw the power of connecting brands to digital audiences and I knew that I wanted to be a part of it.

  1. Who are your ‘must follow’ influences on Instagram?

@Garyvee, @mattymatheson, and@love.watts.

  1. What makes “style” in Toronto unique?

In all honesty, Toronto’s style isn’t that unique right now. Every guy in the city seems to own a bomber jacket and ripped jeans, which is similar to Montreal, Vancouver, New York, and LA. I think the best part of Toronto’s style is the multicultural approach that individuals take to elevate their style. I love seeing cultural influences seep their way into common and everyday outfits.

  1. How would you describe your personal style?

My personal style is an evolution of my past interests. Over the last 29 years of my life, I’ve been influenced by skate style, hip-hop, prep, and sportswear. I think that my look now pays homage to all of those elements as I try to incorporate each into my everyday style.

  1. What tips and tricks can you share when it comes to shopping for Fall?

My advice for fall shopping is to splurge on outerwear and footwear and try to save big on sweaters, shirts, and jeans. There is nothing that pulls a fall outfit together better than a killer jacket and shoes.

  1. If you could invest in 3 pieces for the upcoming season, what would they be? 

  • I would invest in a versatile heavy wool blazer that can be worn as a stand-alone or as a layering piece for colder days.
  • A pair of suede Chelsea boots. The Chelsea boot can be dressed up or down, making it a great fall option.
  • A blue denim jacket. Great for fall, a denim jacket is very versatile and can act as a layering piece. The denim jacket is a must because when styled right, it can make a shirt and tie seem more casual, and make a T-shirt and jeans appear more formal.
  1. Gotstyle – Describe us in 3 words

  • Community
  • Menswear
  • Haven