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31 Looks To Copy In October

September 28, 2016

Fall brings the feeling of new, but still finding inspiration every morning can be a task. Problem solved! Bookmark this page for one look every day set to inspire you.

Up date your wardrobe, adopt a new style, get some new pieces and kill it this October.

1. Get yourself a peacoat, put it over everything.


2. Fake a 3 Piece suit with a cardigan in a similar colour.


3. A big, bad, bold jacket.


4. Try flannel under your suit, with a knit tie to match.


5. Bold jacket, classic details.


6. Replace your blazer with a denim jacket.


7. Work a beanie in with your peacoat in the mornings for a mix of practical and fashionable.


8. Leave your tuxedo pants at home, steal Goldmember’s Chelsea boots.


9. Layer knits under a quilted short jacket.


10. Wear a shearling coat like you would your blazer.


11. Try a double breasted jacket.


12. Match your outerwear to your suit.

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Weson Wells for Esquire Magazine; www.westonwells.com

13. Pattern clash with a scarf.


14. Try short over long with a cropped jacket over your suit.

Burberry Prorsum Menswear Autumn Winter 2012

15. Get back to basics with blue and brown.


16. Tie your denim waist side for the added look of layers.


17. Let your suit do the talking with a crisp white spread collar.


18. Try out the “air tie” with a single double breasted jacket.


19. This is how you get away with denim on Fridays.


20. Invest in some good gloves, preferably touch screen.


21. Rollneck + charcoal grey suit.


22. Funky shearling (this is the year of the shearling, btw).


23. Bring green back to the red carpet.


24. Treat your double breasted jacket like you would your a casual jacket then add suede chelsea boots.

Kanye West leaving his apartment in the city Featuring: Kanye West Where: Manhattan, New York, United States When: 06 May 2014 Credit: TNYF/WENN.com

Credit: TNYF/WENN.com

25. A burnt orange peacoat and joggers will win us over every time.


26. Yes, the hoody is back but no we’re not about to drop 2k on one.


27. Expand your colour scheme and try some baby pink, mix with light denim or khaki green.


28. The Canadian tuxedo, but add an overcoat.
















29. Try a royal colour combo, for a major impact skip the collared shirt and do a rollneck.


30. Super swagged out look with monochrome layers and a trucker hat.  justin-bieber_glamour_15jan16_rex_b

31. This look is a perfect example of how to use lines to lengthen the body.



If you’ve ever wondered what to wear to a film festival we have the answer.

You can’t actually wear jeans and a t-shirt to a movie this time of year.

If you’re going anywhere in Toronto this week you better bring your style A-game. With a week full of events, movie screenings, celebrity sitings, and after parties, you’re going to need to look good to get in.

Here are four looks that should get you through this week’s red carpets, movie premieres, celeb sightings and after parties.

Classic Twist

We’re all about a classic twist. That’s when classic pieces are done a little differently. Canadian Designer Hussien X. Dalla is really good at it. That’s probably why The Weekend can’t stop wearing his pieces.

Works For: Red Carpet, After Parties, The Party

Red Tuxedo Jacket

Dalla Tuxedo Jacket

Outfit Details: Philippe Dubuc – Slim Fit Dress Shirt $195, Dalla – Velvet Shawl Lapel Tuxedo $1299, Dion – Pocket Square $40, GS Launch – Five Eye Cap Toe Derby Shoe $195

The Gentleman

You’re not as young as the new guys out there but you practically wrote the book on how to party. Show up with a very now fashion statement that tells ’em whos boss.

Works For: Movie screenings, Opening Parties, The After Party, Hotel Lobby Pre-Drinks

Outfit Details: Gotstyle – Windowpane Notch Lapel Wool Blazer $725, Tiger of Sweden – Merino Wool Turtleneck $179, Doro – Lapel Pin $19, A. Christensen – Pocket Square $45, Paradigma – Fancy Suede/Leather Brogue $375

Turtle Neck and Blazer

Fashion Guy

You’ve done it all before and you’re wondering how to stop them in their tracks this year? This asymmetrical crosshatch suit is one way to do it. A wax like finish and modern cut make you the life of the party.

Works For: Opening Night Parties, Dinner, Red Carpet, After Parties

Outfit Details: Philippe Dubuc – Cross Hatch Fashion Suit $1295

Cross hatched suit

Mr. Always On The Scene 

You go out all the time, so why would this week be any different? If a suit just ain’t your steez don’t fake it, people can tell! Instead ask, what would John Bon Jovi do? All black skinny jeans fitted t-shirt to send the ultimate I’m on the list vibes. Do you boo-boo, you’re getting in any way.

Outfit Details: Neuw – Classic Perfecto Berlin Leather Jacket $698, Vitaly – Fishtail Long Tee $44, John Varvatos – Bowery Slim Straight Leg Fit Jeans $248, Gotstyle – Sleek Chelsea Boot $295

Works For: The Films, Opening Night, After Parties, Parties,

guy leather jacket and black shirt

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You’re invited! Now what? We break down what to wear to a party.

Invites are rolling in and we know there are some top parties to be at this season. On that list, of course, is our Gotstyle Man Issue #3 party. Each party and event has its own dress code, and our party is no exception. It’s our mission to educate and be that reminder of how to dress like a gentleman with flair at every occasion.

Our theme “50 shades of blue” represent our love and support for our home baseball team and of course our cover model and Toronto Blue Jays player Kevin Pillar. Here are some inspirations that work with our theme because we understand not everybody knows what to wear to a party. Or even if you do, it can still be a bit of a challenge to pick an outfit.


You’re wild and free. Go for something to reflect that like a patterned blazer. Balance it out with a solid polo shirt- it’s more sophisticated than a t-shirt. We know you will probably want to avoid feeling too stuffy so pair it with joggers from Zanerobe and fresh leather sneakers. Don’t get too casual- this isn’t the time for flip flops.

what to wear to a party - 20's outfit

Outfit details: Blue Industry – Polka Dot Jersey Blazer $349Neighburr – Concentric Circles 6-Panel Hat $74, Sand – Drake P Solid Polo $150, Zanerobe – Salerno Chino $140, Selected Homme – Leather Sneaker $160, Nixon – Time Teller Watch $120


The 20’s are for following trends, in your 30’s you’ve started to or have developed your own style. If you haven’t, it’s time to start stepping outside the box and show your personal style. White dress shirts can work beyond the office and looks great with a pair of crisp shorts. Skip the tie for a more relaxed look but don’t forget to keep it classy with a blazer. They’re versatile and doubles as lightweight outerwear. If you decide to take it off, feel free to roll up your sleeves.

what to wear to a party - 30's outfit

Outfit Details: NYFS – Large Glen Check Peak Lapel Wool Blazer $700, GS Launch – Basic Dress Shirt $95, Individual – Bermuda Micro Neat Short $105, Anderson’s – Pebbled Leather Belt $160, Ted Baker – Miicke 2 Nubuck Leather Loafers $220, Nixon – Sentry 38 SS Watch (Blue Sunray) $235


Kick it up a notch with a tuxedo. This isn’t just your run of the mill black tie attire, DALLA elevates evening wear with micro dot print and a velvet lapel. It’s luxury at it’s best. Since it’s not a black tie affair, we invite you to wear a pima cotton t-shirt for a bit of a rock ‘n’ flair. The jacket does a lot of talking so the rest of the outfit can be pretty simple. The loafers add a small punch of colour and it’ll definitely have people complimenting you on them.

what to wear to a party - 40's outfit

Outfit details: Dalla – Velvet Shawl Lapel Tuxedo $1,299, Selected Homme – Pima Cotton Crew Neck T-Shirt $30, Nixon – Monopoly Watch $275, Tiger Of Sweden – Vince XO Slipper $239


At this point in your life, you know what you want and who you are, and that attitude reflects in your wardrobe. The micro floral print on the shirt and coloured trousers add some fun to the outfit. By adding the solid blazer and leather dress shoes, it keeps the outfit sophisticated and classy.

what to wear to a party 50s outfit

Outfit details: Blue Industry – Jersey Blazer with Patch Pockets $349, Anderson’s Multi Cotton Stretch Belt $175, Ted Baker – Mydance Spotted Floral Cotton Shirt $169, Strellson – Solid Cotton Stretch Trouser $198, Gotstyle – Toe Cap Derby Leather Dress Shoes $295


Ultimately this is a rough guide meant to inspire you. Style has no age and limits. We encourage you to explore and develop your own personal style. We’ll be there with you along the ride to offer some guidance and advice!


Deciding what to wear to weddings can be tricky. Weddings have evolved. It sounds ridiculous to hear that but like everything else, it’s no longer restricted by traditions.

Modern weddings are essentially giant parties. And parties have dress codes. The invitation usually indicates the general theme of the wedding but sometimes “Island Chic” doesn’t exactly translate as the same thing to every attendee. It also means you can no longer just throw on that same ol’ party suit (we know you all have one). We’ve taken the time to break down some popular dress codes so you don’t get lost in translation.

Dress Code: Casual
What to Wear: A party is still a party, no matter where it’s held so please don’t show up in jeans and a t-shirt. Casual is more like “smart casual” so throw on a pair of chinos or dress pants. Keep it laidback with a clean classic polo- tuck it in and wear a belt for a pulled together look. If you’re adventurous go for one that has a pattern. A blazer pulls the outfit together and can double as lightweight outerwear so it can be taken off if it’s too hot.

Outfit details: Strellson – Nolan Linen/Wool Blazer $598, Sand – Drake P Polo $150, Dimattia – Sanremo Textured Jacquard Pant $245, Anderson’s – High Shine Belt $165, Spitfire – Sunglasses $65

Dress Code: Garden Party / Dapper
What to Wear: There’s a good chance that it’s an outdoor occasion so most importantly, dress for the weather. Think lightweight fabrics and make sure your outfit works sans-blazer. This dress code is like one step up from casual and more on the dapper side. It’s the perfect opportunity to rock a bow tie, a funny lapel pin or a zany patterned shirt.

Outfit details: Sand Glen Check Linen/Cotton Blazer $695, Blue Industry – Circles Print Shirt $170, A. Christensen – Bow Tie $95, Doro – Lapel Pin $19, Blue Industry – Smooth Stretch Chino $145, Anderson’s – Pebbled Leather Belt, Gotstyle – Toe Cap Derby Leather Dress Shoe $295, Nixon – Leather Watch $180

Dress Code: Formal / Suit & Tie
What to Wear: Most men seem to be comfortable and familiar with this dress code. A suit in navy or charcoal works. Pair it with a dress shirt and tie. Ideally, it’s as if you’re going into a meeting with an important client. The only thing we suggest is to step out of that businesswear restriction. Feel free to go for a more colourful tie, pocket square or bold dress shirt (but please pick just one). It is a celebration after all.

Outfit details: Without Prejudice – Kilburn Tonal Check Suit, Gotstyle – Textured Shirt $165, Gotstyle – Burnished Double Monk Strap Leather Dress Shoe $295, Duchamp – Tie $145, Weber – Tie Bar $40, Jin Qun – Silk Pocket Square $15, Wurkin Stiffs – Lapel Pin $46

Dress Code: Beach Formal
What to Wear: If you don’t know, the formal part of the dress code means don’t show up in an oversized zany Hawaiian shirt and cargo shorts. It not what you wear to weddings. Since the weather is going to be blazing (or at least we hope so), make sure to keep your attire light and breathable. Look for a suit in linen or seersucker. This is also a chance to rock a tan, white, light grey or even pastel suit. Feel free to go without a tie but PLEASE do not wear socks OR sandals.

Outfit 1 details: Haspel – Gravier Seersucker Stripe Blazer $650, Oscar of Sweden – Floral Print on Check Shirt $225, Haspel – Bernard Seersucker Stripe Pant $195, Anderson’s – Stretch Leather Belt $198, A. Christensen – Pocket Square $45, Gotstyle – Double Monk Strap Shoe $225

Outfit 2 details: Haspel – Gravier Seersucker Blazer $650, Ordean – Solid Shirt $150, Haspel – Bernard Seersucker Pant $195, Gotstyle – Tie $105, A. Christensen – Pocket Square $45, Gotstyle – Double Monk Strap Shoe $225

Dress Code: Festive / Something Themed
What to Wear: Usually, this means to keep it fresh but with a twist. It gives you some freedom to express your personality. Go for a coloured suit. Wear a dress shirt with a bold pattern and if the atmosphere is right, throw on a pair of clean leather sneakers.

Outfit details: Phillipe Dubuc – Wool/Mohair Peak Lapel Suit $1100, Selected Homme – Micro Floral Print Shirt $85, Jin Quin – Silk Tie $45, Gotstyle – Double Monk Strap Leather Dress Shoe $295, Spitfire – Sunglasses $65

Dress Code: Black Tie
What to Wear: This one is the most straightforward and there’s no way around it. Black tie calls for a tuxedo and a bow tie. Tuxedos do come in a variety of colours so don’t feel restricted to a black one.

Outfit details: Hardy Aimes – Shawl Collar Wool/Mohair Blend Tuxedo $1195, Stenstroms – Slimline Tuxedo Shirt $245, Dion – Bow Tie $135, Prime Shoes – Basel Hi-Shine Oxford Shoe $194

Gentlemen, it’s 2016 and it’s really time to embrace the shorter swim shorts and allow your thighs to be tanned for once. That is why you’re in the sun, no? Stop looking like a bad American tourist or a pudgy tween, modernize your swim shorts and look like a man.

We’re not talking banana hammock here but try to have the length at least 4 inches above the knee. Keep in mind to go for ones that are trim but not too tight. Long or oversized board shorts have a way of making every man who wears them look shorter and wider than they really are. Don’t you want to look instantly trimmer?

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When we think of menswear, suits tend to be the first thing that comes to mind. In concept, it’s easier to put together. The jacket and pants match, so really you just need to find a shirt and a tie. And there you have it- a full outfit. However, not all occasions ask for a suit and sometimes it’s just not AS versatile as the alternative: a blazer.

Blazers come in a variety of colours, patterns, and fabrics. It gives you the chance to show your personality while still looking put together and dapper. It instantly upgrades any outfit you have by bridging the gap between business and casual wear. Sounds pretty ideal doesn’t it?

Now that I’ve got you excited about blazers, scroll down to see some of the outfits we’ve styled for you. See how versatile and easy it can be worked into your wardrobe. The outfits can be worn for work, a dinner date, or drinks with friends.

Outfit details: Tiger Of Sweden Geo Print Marzotto Wool Blazer $599, Sand Polka Dot Shirt $195, Blue Industry Smooth Stretch Chino $145, Lowell Dante Leather Messenger Bag $385, Paradigma Double Monk Strap Perf Leather Shoe $375

If you’re new to the blazer game, invest in a blue/navy one. Feel free to go for one with a subtle print like this one from Tiger of Sweden. It gives you a choice to either let the pattern or the shirt stand out. This outfit is simple, clean and works for many different occasions.

Outfit details: Blue Industry Jersey Collar Blazer $325, Howe Youth In Asia Shirt $79, Selected Homme Chino $95, Paradigma Fancy Suede/Leather Brogue $365

This is what we call the “Jersey Blazer”. The fabrication is more relaxed so it works great for casual situations. The small details of this blazer make it a winner: the striped pattern on the collar, the flap pockets, and the contrasting buttons. The outfit is kept simple as the blazer can be worn with a variety of combinations. Any coloured or patterned button with chinos or trousers.

Outfit details: Van Gils Ellis Tonal Plaid Blazer $695, +39 Masq Splatter Print Crew Neck Knit Sweater $250, Van Gils Bull Floral Print Trouser $245, Ted Baker Rogrr 2 Toecap Oxford Leather Shoe $255, Sandqvist Stina Leather Handbag $375

It’s highly recommended that you venture out of the classic realm of blues. This purple blazer from Without Prejudice has a subtle check pattern to give it some character. A sweater is a great alternative to a dress shirt or button down. So don’t put them away just yet. Work them into your current wardrobe thinking of your blazer as more of a lightweight outerwear piece. Plan your outfit to work with or without wearing it in case you want to take it off.

Outfit details: Gotstyle Contrast Glen Check Blazer $700, Neuw Lou Slim Fit Raw Japanese Selvedge $189, Sand Sean Connery Rico Knit Polo $225, Paradigma Fancy Suede/Leather Brogue $365

What else can you wear instead of a dress shirt? A polo. Worn with a pair of dark wash denim, it’s a classic. Wear it with a blazer on top, it just got a dapper upgrade. Sweaters and polos don’t need to be tucked in for a more relaxed casual outfit. Looking sharp doesn’t mean feeling stuffy. If a polo isn’t your thing, try a Pima cotton crew neck t-shirt.

Outfit details: Ted Baker Dreamas Jacquard Spotted Blazer $585, Without Prejudice Floral Print Shirt $245, Strellson Solid Cotton Stretch Trouser $198, Paradigma Fancy Suede/Leather Brogue $365

Don’t be afraid of patterned blazers. More importantly, don’t be afraid to pair it with a printed shirt. It can be daunting at first but the idea is to always make sure that one print is bigger than the other and to stay within a colour family. Keep the pants simple and a solid colour so it doesn’t take away from the details. This outfit is great for those who like their personality to shine through and maybe even impress a date.

Outfit details: Circle of Gentlemen Britain Blazer $850, Dimattia Sanremo Textured Jacquard Print Pant $245, Ted Baker Two Aces Floral Print LS Shirt $195, Paradigma Fancy Suede/Leather Brogue $365

Last but not least, a light coloured blazer for the spring/summer season. Unlike your father’s father’s wool blazers, this modern one by Circle of Gentlemen is lightweight. This is important during the warmer weather- no one wants to sweat in their layers while trying to look good. It’s easy to style, so feel free to pair it with prints and patterns. Add a pocket square for a pop of colour.